It’s 25 years since Sunderland’s record-breaking 105-point promotion winning campaign in the First Division as Peter Reid’s side stormed to the Premier League.

We Are Sunderland are chronicling one of the great seasons on Wearside by recapping the 1998-99 campaign with those involved and who experienced it at first-hand.

Already in our series we have spoken exclusively with manager Reid, captain Kevin Ball and defender Michael Gray, with each sharing their memories as Sunderland raced to what, at the time, was a First Division record with 105 points.

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Sunderland lost just three games throughout their entire league campaign while also making an impressive run to the semi-finals of the League Cup where they were narrowly beaten by Leicester City.

Having suffered play-off final heartbreak in 1998 against Charlton Athletic, Reid’s team were determined not to miss out on promotion to the Premier League again as they blitzed their way to the First Division title, with newly signed goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen keeping 25 clean sheets along the way.

Everywhere you looked there were impressive partnerships and equally as impressive stats.

And our latest feature considers some of those stats and just where the 1998-99 season should be placed in Sunderland’s club history as Joe Ramage chats with club historian Rob Mason.

A lifelong Sunderland fan who has devoted his time and expertise to the club and its history, Rob knows the ins and outs of a successful season on Wearside and here he shares some of those memories and what made Sunderland’s promotion winning season of 25 years ago so special.

You can view our exclusive interview with Rob below or via our YouTube channel.

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