The Roker Roundup: March 28th 2012 - O'Neill Has Money, Plus Daddy Colback

Sorry for News rocking.

Alreet, time to get caught up with all the happenings today in the world of SAFC, with the nightly feature we like to call, The Roker Roundup.

Today is of course the 28th of March 2012, but if we take a trip back in time to 1997, you'll remember that with Sunderland embroiled in a 3-way battle for two automatic promotion places, the mood was tense as Bury visited the Stadium of Light. In the end, goals from Lee Clark and a Kevin Phillips penalty secured the points for Peter Reid's men. The season would, of course, end in Wembley play-off penalty heartache.

Back to today though, here's what's rocking in the free world tonight...

Martin O'Neill has been told he won't have to sell this summer to improve the state of our squad, which his good news as we hope to hold on to the likes of Stephane Sessegnon and Nicklas Bendtner - CLICK HERE

Lee Cattermole has described his own, and the rest of the team's performance against Everton as "second best"... which to be honest, puts things very lightly - CLICK HERE

As we mentioned in last night's match report, Jack Colback has become a dad after his missus gave birth yesterday. That's what forced him out of the Everton game - CLICK HERE

The Stokoe Statue at the Stadium Of Light will be part of a forthcoming national database of sporting monuments. That's important apparently. Who knew - CLICK HERE

Obviously, we won't have a trip to Wembley this season now, and neither will Jordan Cook it seems. Carlisle have confirmed his loan deal will expire before any possible League One play-off campaign - CLICK HERE

After the heratbreak of last night, Martin O'Neill has done his usual thing of somehow making us all feel a bit better. This cup run was just the start, apparently, and he is determined to bring more actual meaningful football occasions to Wearside - CLICK HERE

And finally, since we like inviting abuse to Michael Graham, feel free to go to town on his North East team of the season selections. How on earth did actual Newcastle players sneak in? Disgrace. CLICK HERE

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