Whilst Sunderland fans pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming, even a minority of idiots can try and spoil it for the rest of us - as RR’s Kelvin Beattie sadly discovered on Wednesday night at the Stadium of Light.
On Wednesday, Manchester United fielded an U23s side that included an experienced old head - Paul McShane, who is a player-coach for their young side. Who could Sunderland bring into the club in a similar capacity?
It won’t feature on the ‘best performances of the season’ list come May, but Saturday’s display told us an awful lot about the mental strength of this Sunderland side.
Co-author Andrew Smithson gives Roker Report the inside story of how a new book detailing the history of SAFC’s was put together…
Take on these SAFC teasers and let us know how you get on…
Two local rivals went toe-to-toe in a game that saw seven goals in an astounding first half and was all square at 5-5 at the final whistle. It’s a record goal tally that still stands today…
Talking Points: With Elliot Embleton suspended, who should Sunderland start in his place on Tuesday?
Following Sunderland’s 2-1 win against Gillingham yesterday, we want to know how you would replace the suspended Elliot Embleton with if you were in Lee Johnson’s shoes!
It could be a crucial three points come May, and yesterday’s win showed this Sunderland team have a strong strength of character, too.
Goals from Aiden O’Brien and Tom Flanagan gave Sunderland the lead before Elliot Embleton saw red, but we clung on for all three points. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...
Ahead of Sunderland’s fixture with Gillingham today, we spoke to writer Lewis Browning about his sides’ poor start to the season under Steve Evans.
On This Day (16 Oct 1979): SAFC trounce the cream of South America, but it’s not enough for Oscar Acre to keep his job
There was a prestige friendly held at Roker Park 42 years ago today, but behind the scenes it led to an acrimonious departure…
We return to League One action after the break and we’re back on the road with a trip to Gillingham as we aim to get back to the top of the table - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!
Our away form is tough to predict at the moment but we give it a go as the Lads visit Gillingham in League One - let us know how you think we’ll get on!
Sunderland are in need of a win to bounce back from their pre-international break defeat at Portsmouth. We have a go at guessing what the starting XI will be – what do you reckon?
RR reader Sebastian Masciandaro wonders if Sunderland have found their new Julio Arca in promising left back Dennis Cirkin... Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!
Our recent article on players we’d wished we’d seen has prompted some memories of bygone days, and does the AoL need a spruce up?
I’ll remember Len for being a man ahead of his time when it came to anti-racism & equality, and the person who laid the foundations for making sure Sunderland was a club that is warm, welcoming and values diversity.
After a couple of good cup wins, the wise bets may be on Sunderland getting back to winning ways at Gillingham. What do the Riches lads fancy this weekend?
It was a bad day all round for the lads, as Craig Russell makes his final start in a Sunderland shirt.
Keira Ramshaw’s late penalty sets up a shoot-out win for the Lasses, as Sunderland get two points in the Conti Cup away at Sheffield United. Here’s how Katie rated the players...
Rich was joined down the line for our Xtra preview this week by BBC Radio Kent’s Gills commentator - Ben Watts - for a quick chat about our upcoming fixture down at Priestfield on Saturday! You can listen for FREE on Acast, iTunes, Spotify, & YouTube - get stuck in.
Despite starting a handful of League One games this season, Sunderland decided to send Anthony Patterson on loan to Notts County. How’s he getting on? We asked podcaster Paul Mace for his views...
"This football club is back on track and it is big enough and proud enough to stand alone and carve its own niche in the football firmament", says BBC Radio Newcastle’s SAFC match commentator, Nick Barnes.
The Continental Tyres League Cup game against Sheffield United gives some of Sunderland’s younger players the chance to shine, but what does our panel think the score will be?
Attention turns to the WSL League Cup this evening, with Sunderland Ladies in action against fellow Championship side Sheffield United in Chesterfield.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for your weekly Roker Ramble: proof there are things happening in the football world outside of Sunderland AFC!
On This Day (14 October 1996): Ten-man Sunderland battle to a point in Roker Park’s final derby match
Middlesbrough visited Roker Park for the first-ever Premiership Wear-Tees derby a quarter of a century ago today, and it turned out to be an action-packed affair…
Ant got back from the match a bit cold last night and tried to warm himself up by having a cosy chat with our Malc - as they went over the Sunlun youth victory over the Man Utd youth - as well as giving a few thoughts on the Embo deal!
Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U23s: Three more points in Trophy group stage
Sunderland’s youngsters outshone Man United’s starlets at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening. Here’s how Andy rated the players...
Following today’s fantastic news that Elliot Embleton has signed a new long-term deal with Sunderland, Tom Albrighton reflects on the news and what this means for the club going forward.
It looks like a very young side will take to the field tonight, but here’s how we think the Lads will get on tonight - let us know what you think!
But the 2-1 victory left the manager and players wanting more.
The Kosovan has been restricted to just one Papa John’s Trophy appearance during his time at Sunderland, but his patient return to action is almost complete.