On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Craddock leaves and Ball has testimonial.

2003 – Central defender Jody Craddock joins Wolverhampton Wanderers for £1.75m.

1999 – Italian side Sampdoria visit the Stadium of Light for captain Kevin Ball’s testimonial.

1987 – John MacPhail joins the club from Bristol City for £23,000.

1964 – Manager Alan Brown resigns just three weeks before Sunderland’s return to the top flight, joining Sheffield Wednesday.