Howdy everyone, welcome along to The Roker Roundup, where we bring you all the top SAFC news that's been occurring today, and package it up in a neat little bundle.
So what has been happening today, March the 12th? A day in history when in 1918 Moscow became the captial of Russia, taking over from St Petersburg. Jack Kerouac was born, as was Ian Holloway, and in 1938 Frederick Bett made his debut for Sunderland against Liverpool.
To get back up to date though, here's today's noteworthy incidents...
Starting with something from the weekend, and it's about Nicklas Bendtner. It doesn't concern his injury sustained, but more that Bundesliga side Hannover are looking to make a summer move for the big striker. The rumoured asking price is only £4m, but I'd still be surprised if he came here - CLICK HERE
In other Nicklas Bendtner news, after being charged with vandalising some cars along with Lee Cattermole, the charges against Bendtner have been dropped. Cattermole's case has been adjourned until March 26th. There's more details here - CLICK HERE
There's a quite an interesting article over on This Is Futbol concerning Lee Cattermole. It's basically a quite rational piece on how Lee Cattermole, talented as he is, might never make the step up to the full England side so long as he continues to let himself down with incidents such as that at the end of the Tyne-Wear derby - CLICK HERE
And the Tyne-Wear derby just won't go away, as the club have accepted a charge of misconduct by the FA, but have requested a personal hearing to air our side of the argument - CLICK HERE
Sebastian Larsson has spoken of the new found self-belief at the club, stating it to be the main reason behind the win over Liverpool, and a solid outing against Newcastle. The thumping at West Bromwich Albion a few weeks ago was apparently the wake-up call they all needed - CLICK HERE
Michael Turner has hailed his blossoming relationship with John O'Shea at the heart of our defence. This weekend the pair became the most used central defensive partnership at the club with eight games together, four of them resulting in clean sheets - CLICK HERE