Black Cats v The Terriers - Connections

Huddersfield Town story posted by Garfield (Admin) on 21/09/2003
In advance of our Carling Cup meeting with the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, we've dug deep to find out information on the players, and managers, who represented both Huddersfield Town and Sunderland in recent years. However, in the end, we only managed to find three players and one manager!Black Cats v The Terriers - Connections

Marcus Stewart is arguably the most famous player to play for Town and Sunderland. He was a huge fans' favourite in his time at the McAlpine, scoring 68 goals in 160 appearances for the club. He left Town for Ipswich in 2000 for 2.5m where he became one of the Premiership's top scorers in his first full season for the club. In his second full season, however, his goals dried up and was sold to Sunderland for 3.25m where he has, so far, scored 10 in 33 appearances.

Kevin Kyle, Sunderland's Scottish International striker, joined Town on loan in the 2000/01 season where he managed just four appearances from the bench and failed to score in any of them. It's fair to say that he didn't really impress. For Sunderland, though, he's become a regular in the side this season and has hit 3 goals this season so far. For Scotland he's hit 1 goal in 8 appearances.

Welsh goalkeeper, Tony Norman, joined Town from Sunderland on a free transfer in the summer of 1995. He played 7 games in total for Town but his appearance total for the Black Cats was rather higher playing over 200 games for them. He spent seven years with Sunderland and two with Town.

Mick Buxton, Town's manager from 1978 to 1986, was also the manager of Sunderland between 1993 and 1995. He managed Town for 377 games, winning 152, drawing 102 and losing 123. In his time with Sunderland he notched up 25 wins, 27 losses and 34 draws. A lot of Town's older fans think he's the best manager Town have had in the last 50 years!

If you find some of the statistics provided in this article slightly wrong, then don't blame me, blame SoccerBase!


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