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REPOST: The Magic Of The Cup - The Friendly Cup

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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

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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

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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

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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...

My Favourite Game: Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland

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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

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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...

The Ones That Got Away

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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

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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...

My Favourite Game: The 1998 Play-Off Final

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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...

Sunderland's Safe Pair Of Hands

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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...

Seven Games To Save Our Season 1994/95

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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...

When Sunderland Toppled United Five Times In A Row

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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

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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...

100 Years Since Sunderland Chased The Double

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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

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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...

Brian Clough - Sunderland Legend, By Mark Metcalf

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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'...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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!

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The Roker Report Fantasy Sunderland AFC Draft Extravaganza: Finale!

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