Benno's testimonial and Bertschin departs.1993 – Gary Bennett’s testimonial match against Glasgow Rangers attracted a crowd of 21,862 to Roker Park. Rangers won the game 3-1.
1988 – Keith Bertschin joined Walsall for £30,000.
1983 – Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson signed for the Black Cats for a third time; this time as player-coach from Chelsea.
1979 – Gary Rowell was sent off as Sunderland drew a pre-season friendly game 1-1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.