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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-01-22, 2:35 pm

2005 - Michael Bridges became Sunderland's most-used substitute when he came off the bench for the 63rd time in a 1-0 home win over Sheffield United.

1983 - Goalkeeper Chris Turner saw a 580-minute run without conceding a goal come to an end in a 1-1 draw with Spurs at White Hart Lane.

1965 - Sunderland sold Johnny Crossan to Manchester City for £42,000.

1867 - Scottish forward John Harvie - a member of 'The Team of all the Talents' - born.

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Post  cuteybuns on 2013-03-08, 2:56 pm

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1965 - Sunderland sold Johnny Crossan to Manchester City for £42,000.


Crossan was involved in an illegal payments case with Derry City. I think it was something trivial like £2 traveling expenses or something, but he was an amateur at the time and shouldn’t have been paid at all. He was banned from playing in UK for a couple of years. Alan Brown wanted to sign him from Standard Liege and we had to help him with his appeal to the FA. The ban was lifted. He wasn’t a bad player but new manager George Hardwick didn’t rate him for some reason and he left for Man City. I think he later played for Middlesbrough.
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