Bobby Kerr

Cup legends set to sign

by Stuart Vose

Meet heroes of '73 at a special event today.

Stars of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup-winning team will be in the official club store at the Stadium of Light today (May 6) for a special signing session.

As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, heroes from that team will be on hand to sign special 1973 commemorative memorabilia between 4.30pm-5.30pm.

Fans will be able to meet a host of stars including Jimmy Montgomery, Dick Malone, Ritchie Pitt, Bobby Kerr, Micky Horswill, Vic Halom, Dennis Tueart and Dave Young.

Speaking ahead of the session, Montgomery, who made the memorable double save in the final, said: “Winning the FA Cup was a fantastic achievement 40 years ago and people still talk about it now.

“It will be great to meet up with the rest of the team and see supporters in store. We are all looking forward to the day and the celebrations.”

The 1973 team will also be introduced to the Stadium of Light crowd prior to tonight's game against Stoke City.