It has been just over six months since Kyril Louis-Dreyfus acquired Sunderland AFC from Stewart Donald. Things are going well on the pitch, but could more be done off it to ensure that we’re maximising our resources?
Is it beyond the realms of possibility? Meanwhile, Jack and Alan talk QPR in the cup.
Sunderland cruised past table-toppers Wigan in the cup with a team largely made up of fringe players. Should any of them be in the starting eleven when we face Bolton on Saturday?
Every goal and every dropped point is liable to set nerves jangling, but there will undoubtedly be setbacks and jolts along the way. The true test of our promotion credentials will be how we respond to them.
The feel-good factor is back at Sunderland AFC, and there’s a lot of love for Lee Johnson and his young side in today’s fan letters. What do you think? Email: RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk
Having recently retired from the game, we look back on the debut of Grant Leadbitter for Sunderland on this day 18 years ago!
Please bring along a bag to the Beacon of Light before the match on Saturday and support the wonderful efforts of local charities to help those in need.
Plus, Jack’s curious about how we do our player ratings, and Bob’s written a song... Got something to say? Email us: RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk
With the sad news of the death of Jimmy Greaves coming this past weekend, we take a look back at the life of an England and TV legend.
Sunderland’s owners have been linked with the purchase of other clubs abroad, and are apparently in talks to buy CA Rentistas. What do you think of the bigger picture stuff, and the potential merits of having a ‘group’ spread across the world that effectively acts as a scouting tool for the club in previously untapped markets?
Having slumped to the foot of the table, Paolo Di Canio was sacked as Sunderland manager eight years ago today following a tense meeting between senior players and the club’s owner on the back of a defeat at West Brom.
A much-changed Sunderland side faced a much-changed Wigan team in the Carabao Cup last night, with the red and white wizards claiming victory.
Sunderland responded to Saturday’s draw in style with a dominant display against Wigan. Here are the key talking points...
A 2-0 win away at Wigan puts classy Sunderland through to the last 16 of the EFL Cup. Here’s how Dan Gething rated the Lads tonight, live from the DW Stadium!
Ahead of tonight’s game against Wigan, we spoke to Barry Worthington from Progress With Unity Podcast about our opponents - and he’s enjoying having Max Power back this season!
The top two of League One meet in Round Three of the Carabao Cup as we predict who progresses to the next round - let us know how you think we’ll get on!
It’s back to Carabao Cup action for Sunderland tonight as we take on Wigan Athletic for a place in the Fourth Round - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!
Following the away draw at Fleetwood, Lads fan Jonathan - who we caught up with before the match - looks back at the performance, and how he feels looking forward to the rest of the games this week...
Will Lee Johnson name a heavily rotated side for tonight’s cup game? We have a go at guessing what the starting XI will be – what do you reckon?
On this day 91 years ago, Bob Stokoe was born into a Sunderland-supporting family – and aren’t we glad he was!
Join us tonight at 8pm over on the Roker Report Twitter page as we host our ‘Lasses Podcast LIVE’ Twitter Spaces Podcast, talking all things Sunderland Ladies ahead of the weekend’s game with Lewes – and you can take part!
While not as dramatic as Reidy’s ‘Nightmare at Elm Park’, Saturday’s draw will have hurt Lee Johnson just as much – and some harsh lessons will have been learned.
We look at the talking points from Saturday’s draw with Fleetwood. What are the alternatives to constantly sitting deep? A reminder to trust the process, and a good day for the Hoff...
As Sunderland Ladies prepare to take centre stage this Sunday at the Stadium of Light, we look at some ways the club can continue to build the profile and interest in the Lasses.
On this day 17 years ago, the world of football mourns as Brian Clough passes away at the age of 69.
Our readers give their views on Bailey Wright’s errors, Ross Stewart’s class, and the lack of updates on the SAFC Ladies Wikipedia page. Got something to say? Email us: RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk
Sunderland dropped just their fifth point of the season at Fleetwood, despite taking a two-goal lead, but why? We take a look at what the data tells us about the way the game played out on Saturday...
A late Fleetwood double proved a devastating blow for Sunderland yesterday. Our junior reporter Finlay Anderson reviews the action.
The word ‘sustainability’ has been shouted about for the past few seasons, and it’s about far more than the next quarter’s profit and loss statement. It’s about building a football club that can operate successfully – and ultimately sustain itself in the long-term.
Let us know how you get on with Roker Report’s latest batch of SAFC head scratchers… test your mam, test your dad, test your grandad - test all the family!
Sunderland put 7 (seven) past a sorry Oxford United side in a classic win, on our way to a record 105 point promotion season.
If ever a game was ripe for finding both positives and negatives, surely it was Sunderland’s draw away at the Highbury Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Here’s what our panelists had to say...
Sunderland throw it away as Fleetwood come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads this afternoon at Highbury Stadium.