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REPOST: The Magic Of The Cup - The Friendly Cup

We first published this article three years ago, but with the Norwich game on the horizon and League Cup magic fresh in our memories, we thought it was worth a brief update and another airing.

Gallery: Sunderland In The FA Cup - Down The Years

With Sunderland competing in the FA Cup quarter final against Hull City this weekend, we dip into the Getty archives and take a look at some of Sunderland FA Cup memories.

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Video: Meanwhile Back In Sunderland (Part 4)

With the Capital One Cup final fast approaching, take a look at a documentary featuring the before, during and after of Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup Final victory.

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Video: Meanwhile Back In Sunderland (Part 3)

With the Capital One Cup final fast approaching, take a look at a documentary featuring the before, during and after of Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup Final victory.

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Video: Meanwhile Back In Sunderland (Part 2)

With the Capital One Cup final fast approaching, take a look at a documentary featuring the before, during and after of Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup Final victory.

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Video: Meanwhile Back In Sunderland (Part 1)

With the Capital One Cup final fast approaching, take a look at a documentary featuring the before, during and after of Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup Final victory.

Five of the Best: Sunderland Festive Fixtures

With this season's festive calender underway, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best games from Sunderland's Christmas past.

The Scandinavian Connection

Sunderland's connection to Scandinavia has had its ups and downs. Here we take a look at the successes and failures of Nordic origin who have graced - and at times disgraced - the red and white stripes.

My Favourite Game: Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland

Resuming our series on favourite Sunderland games, Nick Holden casts his mind back a few years to when a swashbuckingly Sunderland blew away one of the best teams in the land...

Paolo Di Canio's Magic Roundabout

We take a look at the summer and early months of Paolo Di Canio's first campaign at Swindon Town, and see if we can spy out any clues for what to expect as the Italian begins his first pre-season with the Lads...

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The Ones That Got Away

After Chris Weatherspoon brought you Sunderland's Biggest Departures we thought it only right to take a look at those who left Wearside for less than their true value.

Bank Of England Club: The Perils Of Big Spending

The club's transfer outlay in recent years has beenastronomical, and we were still almost relegated last season. Sunderland should have taken a lesson from its history. The last time we spent such money it ended in scandal and the club's first

My Favourite Game: The 1998 Play-Off Final

As this series continues it's come to be my turn to offer up my own favourite game. Whilst there's over 25 years of games to recount in my memory, none stick out like this one does. Despite the result, it remains to be one of my favourite games...

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.

Seven Games To Save Our Season 1994/95

Paolo Di Canio is not the first Sunderland manager to be given seven games to save our season. In 1995, Sunderland sacked Mick Buxton, replaced him with Peter Reid and handed him exactly the same task. Here's how it panned out...

When Sunderland Toppled United Five Times In A Row

Ahead of this weekend's game with Manchester United we take a historical look at the fixture, and recall a happier time when we actually sued to bear them... five times in a row to be exact!

'England's Greatest Keeper' - Frank Swift

The Premier League takes a break this weekend, and since Sunderland are generally annoying us at the moment, we thought we'd ask Mark Metcalf to tell us all about one of England's lesser-heralded greats - Frank Swift.

100 Years Since Sunderland Chased The Double

Allow prolific Sunderland and football author and regular Roker Report guest Mark Metcalf remind you of what must have been MUCH better times to support Sunderland.

Persistent O'Neill Always Gets His Man

Every week we spill our brains out to top local newspaper The Durham Times on all things Sunderland. Head to your local newsagent on a Friday and pick up a copy for just 50p, or read this when it's slightly out of date. Here's the latest...

Brian Clough - Sunderland Legend, By Mark Metcalf

Everyone remembers Brian Clough the manager, but he was a brilliant player too - a brilliant player for Sunderland. Mark Metcalf, author of the new Kindle book 'Brian Clough - Sunderland legend' joins us to tell us more.

My First Game #11: Sunderland 2-3 Barnsley, 1998

This week another one of our own takes on the My First Game as Barnsley's very own Dan Williams whips out his pen and reminds us of a very entertaining game, also known as "The Ashley Ward Show"...

My First Game #10: Soviet Union 2-1 Hungary, 1966

My First Game this week takes a different look as Martin Robinson recounts his first game. Back in 1966 the World Cup came to Roker Park, and he was there to witness it as he recounts the Soviet Union taking on Hungary in our own back yard.

My First Game #9 - Sunderland 2-2 Everton, 1990

Here we have another trip down memory lane in the ever-popular feature, My First Game, where you the reader get your memories put up on our pages.

My First Game #8 - Sunderland 1-3 Charlton Athletic, 2003

We bring you another installment of My First Game, and in this one, Michael Lough tells us how he was set up for a lifetime of disappointment. We feel you Michael.

My First Game #7 - Sunderland 6-0 Millwall, 1995

Roker Report's David Boyle shares his first game which saw Sunderland win 6-0 and provide the catalyst to a life-long love affair

The Roker Report Draft Extravaganza: Finale!

The Roker Report Fantasy Sunderland AFC Draft Extravaganza: Finale!

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