The Roker Roundup: March 5th 2012 - Derby Reaction, Plus Kilgallon & Gyan Out?

We're gonna rock in to, some SAFC news, and then we'll take you higher!

Well, it's the night after the lunchtime before, or something like that. Hope we're all feeling well. Anyway's, it's time for us here to roundup all the news in SAFC-Land and bring the best of it to your screens.

So what's making the news today, March 5th? Well some previous events of the day include that in 1836 Samuel Colt made the first production model revolver, also it's the birthday of Charlie & Craig Reid, aka The Proclaimers. Meanwhile on Wearside, in 1904 Ernest Bertram made his one and only appearance for Sunderland in a game against Small Heath.

Pretty dull day, let's see what's been happening in the present...

Obviously most the news today concerns the fall-out from the Tyne-Wear derby, and reactions to various incidents in which everyone could have conducted themselves better... Lee Cattermole & Alan Pardew, I'm looking at you. Anyway, to save posting a ruck of articles, The Guardian has all the essential quotes wrapped up in one neat package, so check this out for O'Neill on Cattermole & Sessegnon, and Pardew's apology of sorts - CLICK HERE

The players are also reacting to the derby draw, with John O'Shea quick to point out what most of us felt, and that's if Stephane Sessegnon had stayed on the pitch we'd probably have won - CLICK HERE

Whilst Simon Mignolet has also spoken of his joy at saving Demba Ba's penalty, but also his sadness of allowing Shola Ameobi to equalise. It could well have been a Tommy Sorensen moment if it wasn't for that pesky kid too. For more, read here - CLICK HERE

News Thump have a quite hilarious take on the North East derby, stating that Nicklas Bendtner and Shola Ameobi should be criticised for their acts of football, in what was in large, a fantastic dust-up - CLICK HERE

Meanwhile, it looks like Martin could be bringing back the gang. At Sunderland O'Neill has been without his trusty right-hand man, John Robertson. Robertson and fellow former staff members Liam O'Kane and Ian Storey-Moore were both watching from the stands at West Brom. Hopefully the result didn't put them off - CLICK HERE

It's widely accepted that Asamoah Gyan will be leaving the club, but if what's emerged today happens I might just fly him over to Qatar myself. Rumour is abound that a side in the region have opened the bidding on the Ghanaian striker at £16.5m. Sounds good if you ask me! - CLICK HERE

Sheffield United are struggling for defenders, and Sheffield United Mad reckons that they could turn to fit again defender Matt Kilgallon to ease their woes on a short-term deal. Wouldn't begrudge Killa leaving, to be honest now we've got Kyrgiakos, but he did more than fine in the few games he played this season - CLICK HERE

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