Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips is hoping to fire Blackpool back into the Premier League on Saturday.
Wembley stadium played host to two North East Football teams today.
York City fans went to Wembley and beat Newport 2-1. It was the first of two visits to the national stadium in the next eight days.
West Auckland Town are playing at Wembley today (May 10) the final of the FA Vase.
They were beaten by Dunston in the final of 2012.
But now they have a second chance.
West Auckland had revenge on Dunston in the quarter-finals. They beat St Andrews from Leicestershire in the semis. And now they are playing Sholing FA from Southampton in the 2014 final.
This weekend, and perhaps for the next three weekends, all roads lead to Wembley.
Gateshead are going next week. York City might be there the week after that.
Tomorrow (May 10) it is the turn of West Auckland Town, who have unfinished business in the final of the FA Vase.
Former Black Cats star Dennis Tueart came into the ITV Tyne Tees studios to consider the impact of Sunderland's famous cup victory in 1973, and the hopes for Wembley this weekend.
Watch Pam and Ian and Simon O'Rourke catch up with one of the legends of Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup winning team:
With more than 30,000 Sunderland supporters getting up early to make the long trip to Wembley for the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, the Black Cats are making sure that fans don't miss their alarm call.
Sunderland stars John O'Shea and Jack Colback have recorded special messages that fans can download from the Capital One Facebook page to set as their alarm on the morning of March 2.
Sunderland are on their way to Wembley.
They face Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday March 2.
To mark the event we have dug out a programme we made back in 1973 on the day the team won the FA Cup.
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Black Cats fans travelling to Wembley for the Capital One Cup final on March 2 are being advised that there is a Controlled Drinking Zone in place around Wembley Stadium.
A number of pubs in the Wembley area have been designated for Sunderland fans to use.
- The Torch
- Crock of Gold
- Moore Spice
- Watkins Folly
- Blue Check Cafe
- Alisan Bar
- Crystal Club (Silverspoon)
- The Parish
- First Class Sports Bar
- The Wembley Tavern
- Cheers Bar
Fans are also being warned than any person deemed to be drunk will not be permitted to enter the grounds at Wembley.
Sunderland fans are being warned that staff at Wembley Stadium will be cracking down on the use of pyrotechnics at the Capital One Cup final on March 2.
Pyrotechnics and smoke bombs are 'strictly prohibited' in and around Wembley and police say they will arrest anyone found with them.
– SAFC head of safety and security, Paul Weir
“We want everyone to enjoy the Capital One Cup final and I would urge fans to heed the advice from Wembley. There is no place for pyrotechnics in football and Wembley will take the strongest action possible to ensure the safety of all supporters.”
Pyrotechnic detecting dogs will be on duty and all supporters, including minors (under 12), will be searched.
Non-League Football team Spennymoor Town are preparing for the final of the FA Vase early next month - and today the Northern League side have been trying Wembley out for size.
The Spennymoor manager, and two of his players, got the red carpet treatment at the home of English Football.
Simon O'Rourke loves a trip down Wembley Way, so he went too.
You can watch the full report below.
York City have been promoted to the Football League after beating Luton Town in the Blue Square Bet Premier Playoff Final at Wembley.
The Minstermen came from behind to win 2-1, with goals from Ashley Chambers and Matty Blair.
The victory brings to an end eight years of non-league football for York.
York City could make it back into the Football League for the first time in eight years today.
The Minstermen face Luton Town in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final at Wembley this afternoon.