Red and White

Inside tonight's programme

by Rob Mason

Take a sneak peek at tonight's edition.

Newly named as The Football Trader ‘Programme of the Year,’ Red and White has produced a 1973 FA Cup winners special for Monday’s match with Stoke as part of this weekend’s 40th anniversary celebrations of the cup triumph.

As well as columns by Paolo Di Canio and chief executive Margaret Byrne, the programme contains a pull-out 1973 poster and extensive coverage of Stokoe’s stars including Jim Montgomery’s own column and an interview with the neuro-surgeon who saved Ian Porterfield’s career after the goal-scoring hero was badly hurt in a car crash the following year.

James McClean, Danny Graham, Wes Brown, Lee Cattermole, Kader Mangane and Seb Larsson have all spoken to Red and White as have youngsters Liam Marrs and Peter Burke. 

From Stoke, first team coach and former England man Gerry Francis gives his thoughts on the match while John Mahoney recalls making his debut for Stoke at Roker Park – a ground he says had the best atmosphere of any he played at in a career of almost 500 games.

With a competition to win one of three copies of a new book on the 1973 cup winners limited to 1,973 copies, make sure you get your Red and White at the match this Monday priced at just £3.