Features & Opinion

The Gossip: Down To The Final Hours

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For the final time during the transfer window, it's time to take our analytical eye to all the news and rumours from the week just gone.

Fan Focus: Queens Park Rangers (A)

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I held a Q&A session with QPR season ticket holder and lifelong fan Ian O'Farrell about his newly-promoted team and the forthcoming fixture. It's a clash that he looks out for keenly having spent...

Preview: Back On The Road To Wembley

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After reaching the final last year, we are back on the Capital One Cup trail and come up against a familiar but not particularly popular face.

OPINION: Catts Form Warrants International Cap

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Lee Cattermole is in the form of his life - should the England camp be looking more closely?

Quick Kicks: Thoughts And Reaction From Sunderland

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Here's some things we took from the 1-1 draw with Man Utd...

Home Debut Goal First Of Many For Rodwell

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Jack Rodwell got on the scoresheet yesterday to open his account for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. It was his first strike in 15 months, but the header signals his intent to become the...

The Gossip: Poyet Targets Loan Deals

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Time once again for our weekly round-up of all the transfer news and rumours.

Roberge Must Shape Up Or Ship Out

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Valentin Roberge suffered yet another opening day from hell following his shock inclusion in the side to face West Bromwich Albion last weekend. The defender now faces a crunch period in an effort...

Preview: Sunderland Set For First Home Game

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The first home game of the season is nearly upon us. The Sky cameras are in town, and so is the footballing demi-god that is Louis van Gaal.

Played For Both: SAFC and Manchester United

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There have been many players that have played for both Sunderland and Manchester United over the years - far too many for me to regale in this piece. Alas, I've chosen three players at random based...

Captain's Blog: Loan Deals An Annoying Necessity

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"Loans will be important", says Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton. He's not wrong, but they are still annoying.

Fan Focus: Manchester United (H)

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I caught up with lifelong United fan Stacey MacNaught to get her thoughts on the Red Devils' current position, while also looking ahead towards Sunday's match. Just to add even more spice to the...

21 Under 21: Lynden Gooch

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Our new feature, '21 Under 21', profiles the rising stars of Robbie Stockdale's Under 21's squad. To kick things off we start this week with 18-year old American playmaker Lynden Gooch.

Should Wickham Stay Or Should He Go?

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Striker Connor Wickham's future is still undecided with only one year left on his current deal and a clutch of clubs circling for his signature. What are the options open to the club and is there...

The Gossip: The Wait Goes On

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Time for our look back at all the transfer news and rumours from the week just gone

Time For Giaccherini To Shine?

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Diminutive midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini spent a tough year acclimatising to the Premier League last term and hopes for a much greater role this season. However, will the Italian find his niche...

What A Difference A Year Makes

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The last twelve months produced probably the most turbulent period in recent times at Sunderland AFC. Here we take a look back through the starting eleven that lined up for the opening day defeat...

Roker Report Predicts: Part Two

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It's time to carry on the proud Roker Report preseason tradition of setting ourselves up to look like absolute fools.

Fan Focus: Getting To Know Will Buckley

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Just who is Will Buckley? What will the winger, signed from Brighton & Hove Albion today on a 3 year deal, bring to our side? We caught up with some die hard Seagulls who know more than we do to...

Fan Focus: West Brom (A)

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The first game of the Premier League season is upon us - it's so close that you can almost smell it. Game number one of thirty-eight sees us visit the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion, so...

Roker Report Predicts: Part One

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The new season is just about here, and that means just one thing - it's time for the Roker Report team to make idiots of ourselves by making a few predictions about what will transpire over the...

Connor Can Be Biggest Statement Signing Of Summer

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It appears Connor Wickham is not going anywhere, and that represents a giant opportunity for Sunderland.

Captain's Blog: New Season, Endless Possibilities

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As we ready ourselves to hop back aboard the good ship Sunderland for what is traditionally a rocky ride, why do I always find optimism is my overriding emotion? Glorious, unfounded, unashamed...

'I Left My Heart In Roker Park'

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The one man show 'I Left My Heart In Roker Park' is back this September - and, with that in mind, we spoke to actor Paul Dunn about his role in the play, which is a take on the turbulent life of...

The Key Lessons To learn From Last Season

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With the new season less than a week away, optimism among Sunderland fans is always high going into the opening week, here's a few key lessons that the Black Cats need to learn to ensure a solid...

The Gossip: Two In - More To Come

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Time to look back at all of the the week's news and gossip with our weekly round-up.

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