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Andy’s Player Ratings: Cambridge United 1-2 Sunderland - Massive three points for Johnson’s men!

Sunderland battled to a well-earned three points away at Cambridge United to close the gap at the top - here’s how Andy rated the lads...

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Fan Focus: Cambridge fan Julian says Wes Hoolahan ‘still has it’ ahead of Sunderland clash!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first trip to Cambridge since 2002, we spoke to Julian of Cambridge fan site Under The Abbey Stand to find out how Mark Bonner’s side have been getting on since their promotion to League One!

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Starting XI: How will Sunderland line up at the Abbey Stadium this afternoon?

After a disappointing result in midweek, Sunderland will be looking to pick up all three points today at Cambridge. But who’ll be in the starting XI come kick off? We have a crack at picking the team!

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Fan Letters: ‘I find it hard to see how LJ can win over supporters’ says RR reader Bob

More debate over whether Lee Johnson’s the right fella to get us back up...

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Match Preview: Cambridge Utd v Sunderland - everything you need to know!

The Lads are on the road again as we take on Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!

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Score Predictions: Can Sunderland go one better than they did in midweek?

What will the score be this afternoon as the Lads take on Cambridge United?!

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On This Day (26 November 1994): Buxton drops record signing as Sunderland run riot at Pompey

With Bob Murray trying to sell the club and no money available for squad reinforcements, Mick Buxton made a big call by dropping Big Bad Don.

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Opinion: Have Sunderland arrived at the height of mediocrity?

As hard as fans might try to stay optimistic, our frustrations with Lee Johnson’s stuttering Sunderland side are starting to tell.

Opinion: “I’m still backing Lee Johnson - and here’s why!”

Joseph Tulip explains why he’s still backing Lee Johnson to succeed, despite growing discontent towards Sunderland’s Head Coach from a section of the fanbase.

Fan Letters: The debate over Johnson’s future continues

A wide range of fan views on the Sunderland manager in today’s bumper mailbag - a few more shouts in support of Lee Johnson than in other recent editions! Got something to say? Email us:

Roker Riches 2021-22: Anyone brave enough to back a Sunderland win at evens?

After throwing away 2 points at Shrewsbury, the pressure is on the lads to perform and ideally to win well. Would you bet on it happening?

Roker Ramble: Your weekly mailbag of interesting bits and bobs from the world of sport

That’s right - this week we feature French crowd issues part XXIX, Jozy Altidore and what’s that... snooker?

Roker Rapport Podcast: The Cambridge United v Sunderland Preview w/ the BBC’s Doug Shulman!

Chris was joined this week by massive U’s fan - the BBC’s Doug Shulman - to preview our upcoming League fixture with Cambridge United, and to look at a few things that have happened since the last league meeting nearly 30 years ago...

Talking Tactics: What does the data tell us about where Sunderland went wrong on Tuesday?

In a disappointing result & performance, Sunderland failed to defeat relegation-threatened Shrewsbury - here’s what the data tells us.

Square pegs in round holes: How should Lee Johnson deal with our full-back crisis?

With Gooch & O’Nien filling in at full-back, and two central defenders on the bench, does it make sense to go three at the back, or stick with players doing a job until the likes of Cirkin are fit again?

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“The power of our fans should not be underestimated!”

Mike Dunne hopes that Sunderland fans can come together, despite recent struggles, to give our young side the boost it needs over the coming weeks.

Fan Letters: “Just not good enough, get rid now” says RR reader Stephen!

A clear consensus in the RR mailbag today, with readers expressing their desire to see a change of manager after a bad run of performances over recent weeks. Got something to say? Email us:

The soft underbelly of Sunderland: Why players must look at themselves to improve performances

Throughout our time in League One, Sunderland’s soft underbelly and lack of aggression has often been our undoing. Isn’t it time the players looked at themselves in order to ensure performances improve?

On This Day (25 Nov 2017): Coleman raises hopes after first win as Sunderland boss!

On this day only four years ago, belief returned briefly as Chris Coleman got off the mark with his first win as the new manager of Sunderland.

Roker Rapport Podcast: A game of three thirds - quick reaction (almost) to Shrewsbury 1-1 SAFC!

Our Chris was joined immediately after the match (aye there was a funny mix up we only resolved earlier today) by Malc and Bomber to go over how exactly we managed to avoid a win, and to try slip a few clichés in while they were at it.

Talking Points: Pressure on LJ mounts - how on earth did we manage to balls it up?!

For many, pressure on the Sunderland gaffer will be cranked up again after not winning despite having a one-man advantage for 45 minutes against Shrewsbury.

Opinion: “It’s time for everyone - the club included - to start taking SAFC Ladies seriously”

The last few weeks have highlighted that, despite the promises, there’s a long way to go before the Lasses are treated equally by SAFC!

On This Day (24 Nov 1984): Sunderland come back from two down to stun Manchester United!

A Clive Walker hat-trick and a double sending off were the headlines from an eventful afternoon at Roker Park...

Reader’s Corner: Lee Johnson & Luke O’Nien - the polarising pair that are defining a season

Kevin – AKA The American Mackem – takes an in-depth look at two people who are playing pivotal roles in our season. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Fan Letters: ‘Too many players are not up to it and need to move on’ says RR reader Steve

Unsurprisingly, RR readers aren’t happy this morning!

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland’s draw against ten-man Shrewsbury just wasn’t good enough

"It feels like Sunderland have crashed back down to Earth with a colossal bang", writes Finlay Anderson in his assessment of Sunderland’s performance at New Meadow last night...

Two Up, Two Down: What were the biggest positives & negatives from Sunderland’s performance?

Sunderland were unable to make their one goal and one man advantage at half time count, drawing in the end against ten-man Shrewsbury. What were the biggest positives and negatives from the performance?

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland frustrated by 10 man Shrewsbury

Sunderland throw away a great half time position with some sloppy play at both ends of the pitch. Here’s how Andy rated the players tonight...

Fan Focus: Shrews fan Glyn says “it won't take much” for fans to turn on Steve Cotterill!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Shrewsbury tonight, we spoke to Glyn Price of the Blue & Amber Fanzine to discuss how Steve Cotterill’s side have performed so far this season in League One!

Starting XI: Is this the line up Lee Johnson will name against Shrewsbury tonight?

We don’t think Sunderland will make too many changes tonight – but there could be a big tactical reshuffle. What team would you pick?

Fan Letters: “Play Tyrese Dyce and see how he fares!”

Geoff, Gary, and Joy have written in to give their takes on a range of goings-on at Sunderland AFC. Got something to say? Email us...

Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland - back on the road with a trip to Shropshire!

It’s an immediate opportunity for the Lads to backup the win at the weekend as we travel to the West Midlands to take on Shrewsbury Town - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!

Score Predictions: How will the Lads get on tonight at Shrewsbury Town?

Sunderland are back on the road after getting back to winning ways at the weekend and we try and predict if they can take all three points at Shrewsbury Town tonight!

On This Day (Nov 23rd 1993): Chaos on Wearside as long-standing duo wage war with Butcher

Hanging onto his job by a thread, Terry Butcher found himself at a standoff with transfer listed pair Owers & Armstrong - and we missed out on a player because we were skint!

Roker Rapport Podcast: Reviewing Sunderland 2-0 Ipswich and looking ahead to Shrewsbury!

Our Gav was joined earlier today by Martin and Phil to go over yesterday’s return to winning ways for Lee Johnson’s Lads against Paul Cook’s Ipswich side, and to briefly look ahead to Shrewsbury away in the League this Tuesday!

Fan Letters: ‘It might not always be pretty but at least they are trying hard to get back on track’

Lee Johnson deserves praise for Saturday’s win, says AndoverMackem. What do you think? Email us with your thoughts and we’ll publish in our next edition:

Talking Tactics: Did Sunderland deserve to win against Ipswich? Here’s what the data says...

After enduring a difficult run of form, Sunderland returned to winning ways at home against a resilient Ipswich Town. What does the data say about the performance?

Two Up, Two Down: What are the biggest positives & negatives to take from Saturday’s win?

What are the biggest positives and negatives to come out of Saturday’s win and performance from Sunderland against Ipswich? Our panel give their views...


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