Cult Heroes


Video: The Wembley Experience 2014

Watch this superb collection of Wembley memories collected from various Sunderland supporters.

The Loan Mag Slayers

Since the turn of the Millenium, a number of Sunderland's Derby Day goals have come from loan signings. Here's the top 5, from French right backs to Italian strikers.

Sunderland's Safe Pair Of Hands

Sunderland have boasted a number of notable goalkeepers over the years, many of them made famous by their time on Wearside. If fears of Simon Mignolet's departure are realised, then history suggests the club will find the right replacement.

Cult Heroes: Don Goodman

Today we welcome a man that once said when asked about Sunderland fans; "They're the type who spend all their dole money on watching their team" - Big Don Goodman!

Cult Heroes: Bryan "Pop" Robson

It's been a while since we featured a Cult Hero on these pages and when Michael Graham realised that we had neglected to cover Bryan "Pop" Robson I was swiftly given a clip around the ear and sent to work!

Cult Heroes: "Super" Jonny Evans

Roker Report look back at a young defender who would impress during two loan spells with Sunderland, experience which has helped him lay claim to a first team place with Manchester United - Jonny Evans

Cult Heroes: Paul Bracewell

Another week, another Cult Hero is unveiled here on Roker Report ahead of Sunderland's trip to Fulham. Today we take a look at Paul Bracewell's three spells with SAFC and his stint at The Cottage

Cult Heroes: The Chocolate Fireguard - Carsten Fredgaard

Ahead of Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers this weekend we profile the curious tale of Carsten Fredgaard who played for both sides but never quite lived up to the hype

Cult Heroes: Super Kevin Phillips

A long overdue entrant into the Roker Report Cult Heroes Hall of Fame... Kevin Phillips!

Cult Heroes: The Rolls Royce - Carlos Edwards

Another week, another entry to the Roker Report Cult Heroes Hall of Fame. This time around its the Rolls Royce, Carlos Edwards.


Cult Heroes: The Scottish Cafu - Alan Hutton

The Scottish Cafu, Alan Hutton, is our Cult Hero this week as we look ahead to Sunderland vs Spurs this Saturday lunchtime

Cult Heroes: Stephen 'Sleeves' Elliott

As part of the build-up to the game against Man City on Saturday, we take a look at someone who played for both clubs - Stephen 'Sleeves' Elliott.

Cult Heroes: Tommy Smith

As Sunderland's quest for the Cup continues we look back at a former striker, now with Saturday's opponents QPR, who made a name for himself for goals in the FA Cup

Cult Heroes: Gordon Armstrong

Time for another FA Cup 'Cult Hero' - it's Gordon Armstrong!

Cult Heroes: Chris Makin

Celebrate the May Bank Holiday with our look at Sunderland Cult Hero, the tough tackling Chris Makin

Cult Heroes: Alex Rae

For this week's cult heroes we look at a combative midfielder that despite injuries and off the field problems endeared himself to the Sunderland faithful - Alex Rae

Cult Heroes: Julio Arca

This week's Cult Hero see's us look back at a talented little Argentine, its Julio Arca!

Cult Heroes: Martin Smith

Martin Smith, dubbed the "Son of Pele" by the Sunderland faithful, was a shining light during a dark period for the Black Cats. We look back at this skilfull local lad's SAFC career.

Cult Heroes: Jody Craddock

Jody Craddock, a Cult Hero who's relationship with the SAFC faithful forged by his impressive on the pitch performances and a saddening off the pitch tragedy.

Cult Heroes: Marcus Stewart

2002 saw SAFC a side in turmoil and Peter Reid gambled with a costly double signing. Despite his bet ultimatlely backfiring one half of the duo was to remain and make a name for himself on Wearside.

Cult Heroes: Mart Poom

Goal scoring Keeper's are a fantastically rare breed. Roker Report's regular Cult Hero feature profile's SAFC's very own goal scoring man between the sticks.

Cult Heroes: Sean Thornton

Roker Report evaluate talented midfield prodigy Sean Thornton's ultimately ill-fated spell on Wearside

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