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On This Day (25 Oct 2015): It’s Big Sam’s first home game as we hammer the mags!

We were a club in crisis sitting bottom of the Premier League but in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge at the SoL we take the mags apart!

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Opinion: As Sunderland fans know, success is earned not given!

All clubs are equally deserving of success, but some are deemed more equal than others...

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Talking Points: Is it time to take O’Nien out of the side or let him play his way back to form?

It’s not all negative by any means, but the defeat to Charlton raised some interesting questions about the value of Embleton, O’Nien’s performances, and Lee Johnson’s in-game management

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Lasses Podcast Live: Meado Appreciation Edition

The team are back on Twitter Spaces at the slightly later time of 8.30pm this evening to review the Lionesses victory over Northern Ireland - set yourself a reminder and we’ll speak to you then!

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2 Up, 2 Down: Can we glean any positives from the Charlton defeat?

The consensus from our panel is... Gooch coming back good, referee bad! Plus there are plenty more hot takes in today’s roundtable feature.

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Editorial: Education is the best way to tackle racism at Sunderland AFC

How can we engage those people who are most at risk of being influenced by far-right ideology at football and break the chain of racism that seeks to divide our football community?

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Memory lane: First-hand memories of Raich Carter’s Sunderland

In the first of a new series, we ask fans to share their earliest SAFC memories with us. To kick us off, regular Roker Report poster Mordey St shares his memories of Sunderland legend Raich Carter and the brilliant team we had in the late 1930s.

Roker Report’s Brainbusters: Test yourself with our latest set of Sunderland quiz questions!

Give this week’s brain busters a go and share your scores with the rest of us!

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-1 Charlton Athletic - 100% home record goes in disappointing display

Sunderland suffer a disappointing home defeat to managerless Charlton - here’s how Andy rated the lads.

Match Preview: Sunderland v Charlton - Can the Lads maintain our 100% record at home?

After two victories on the road we return to the Stadium of Light to take on struggling Charlton Athletic - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!

Score Predictions: Can we make it three wins in a week this afternoon against Charlton?

Are we predicting a third win in eight days for Sunderland? Let us know what you think!

Starting XI: Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Charlton Athletic this afternoon?

Sunderland are looking to keep their momentum going after winning the last four in all competitions. We have a go at guessing the starting XI – what do you reckon?

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Sunderland put a sharp stop to their away day blues

Our away form was patchy before the trip to Gillingham, but we’ve put an end to that in the space of a week.

Fan Focus: Charlton fan Tom says that Nigel Adkins ‘had to go’ ahead of their clash with Sunderland!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Charlton today, we spoke to Charlton Live’s Tom Wallin to discuss the sacking of Nigel Adkins, as well as George Dobson’s progress!

On This Day (23 October 1962): Sunderland finally get their man as Johnny Crossan deal is completed 

Following weeks of negotiations over the continent, Northern Ireland international Johnny Crossan moved to Roker Park 59 years ago today.

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How’s Josh Hawkes getting on? Tranmere fan Paul gives honest views of Sunderland attacker

After storming it with our U23s last season, Josh Hawkes has gone on loan to Tranmere. How’s he getting on? We sat down for a chat with Paul Harper from This Is Tranmere Podcast to find out...

What makes Sunderland a club with pedigree?

Is it the size and passion of the fanbase, a track record at the top of the game, trophies, or a certain je ne sais quoi that gives a football club its prestige?

Another statement win on Saturday will show this year is different for Sunderland

While Charlton are at the wrong end of the table, we’ve only beaten them once since 2001. It’ll be a big test, and a win on Saturday would certainly show we mean business.

Fan Letters: ‘The QPR game is an excellent test for our young, upwardly mobile squad’ says Sean

Sean’s looking forward to our West London test, while Dan Neil’s reminding John of a certain Johnny Crossan. Email us:!

On This Day (22 October 1988): Sunderland stuff Swindon in convincing style!

The Gabbiadini-Whitehurst partnership was firing on all cylinders...

Roker Riches 2021-22: Sunderland are back at the SoL - and the odds on a home win are short

What have the Roker Riches boys put their money on as Sunderland entertain managerless Charlton at home this weekend?

Four games, four wins - now bring on Charlton!

Sunderland are on another great run of results, and Saturday’s visit of Charlton is a great chance to keep the momentum going!

Roker Ramble: It’s all going wrong up the road, and David Speedie is all about Women’s lib... not

This week’s roundup of football stories unrelated to Sunderland features misogyny, beer and impending implosion!

On This Day (21 Oct 2012): Sunderland leave it late to rescue point in the derby!

On this day nine years ago, Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland side left it until the last five minutes to secure a point against ten-man Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light!

Talking Tactics: The data behind Sunderland’s demolition of Crewe - what does it tell us?

Sunderland put in a complete performance in the North West to get the better of Crewe Alexandra. Here’s what the data says about our most recent victory.

Reader’s Corner: Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has been here two minutes, but he ‘gets it’!

RR reader Mike Stubbs is over the moon with the contributions of German goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann so far - and explains why the youngster ‘gets it’, despite being here all of two minutes. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Sing Your Hearts Out For The Lads: Forget about the mags and former players, let’s cheer our own

This current crop of Sunderland players deserve to have their names sung loud and proud at games - let’s start getting our heads together to create some new, iconic terrace chants!

On This Day (20 Oct 2018): O’Nien bags first Sunderland goal as Lads win away at Shrewsbury

Sunderland were made to work hard but in the end came good to grab all three points at Shrewsbury - and it was largely down to Jack Ross’ second half subs.

Ruthless Sunderland have shown that they really mean business

Act big, win big. Sunderland have developed a ruthless streak that is befitting of a side challenging for the league title - the rest of the league have been put on notice.

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland stick four past Crewe in emphatic fashion - we’re on our way...

The levels of performance that we’re consistently producing now are making the long away trips worthwhile, and home games something to look forward to - and that’s not something that has come as a guarantee over the past three seasons... but now, things are changing.

Talking Points: Just how good can this Sunderland team be?!

Just how good can this Sunderland team be? And are we starting to see just what Alex Pritchard can bring to the team? The key talking points from last night’s win, right here.

Just how impressed were you with how Lee Johnson’s Mackems performed?

We are mint. On the back of yesterday’s fine, fine victory, here’s what the Lads thought of how Sunderland played...

Fan Letters: ‘It’s great to hear and see the bond forming between the team and fans’

Things are progressing nicely on the field, while some happy memories have been stirred off it, too. Email us:!

Roker Rapport Dajakucast: Quick reaction straight from the ground to Crewe 0-4 Sunderland!

Rich was joined by a few exiled marras in the away end just now as they went over our lovely away win against Crewe Alexandra! You can listen for FREE on Acast, iTunes, Spotify, & YouTube - get stuck in.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Crewe Alexandra 0-4 Sunderland - the Lads make it look easy in Cheshire!

It’s two wins on the road in four days as Sunderland run out easy winners at Crewe tonight - here’s how our Andy rated the Lads performance!

Thorben Hoffmann gives fascinating insight into life as a Sunderland player (and deadline day!)

Sunderland’s number one has published his first column with German publication Kicker where he describes how his move transpired, what he thinks of his new club and the "water polo" game against Pompey!

The young guns are getting all the glory, but Sunderland’s old hands still have a part to play…

The average age of Sunderland’s starting line ups has been greatly reduced this season, but the influence of the more senior players within the squad could still prove vital in the promotion push.

Fan Focus: Crewe fan Tim says Sunderland will have their “easiest game of the season” tonight!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Crewe tonight, we spoke to Tim Robinson of The Railwaymen Podcast to discuss their poor start to the League One season!