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Former Rangers boss Graeme Murty arrives to take over Sunderland’s U21s - what does it all mean?

After a summer of searching, Sunderland have finally appointed someone to take over the U21s side - ex-Rangers manager Graeme Murty. The only way is up... right?

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Roker Rapport Podcast: Quick Reaction to Sunderland AFC 0-0 Blackpool!

Gav and Chris got together after tonight's draw against Blackpool at the Stadium of Light to break down the night's action!

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Hot Takes! Another home stalemate, but Sunderland are looking at home in the Championship

Tuesday night’s game against Blackpool was a tale of frustration - but Sunderland’s season is still on an encouraging trajectory, despite two home blanks in a row

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Talking Points: Another frustrating night on Wearside for the Black Cats - what went on?

Sunderland’s young guns once again failed to find the target at home to Blackpool on Tuesday night but still held on to a point in a 0-0 draw.

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

"You’re not fit to referee!" sang the crowd in unison at Jeremy Simpson - but was he the biggest negative from Tuesday’s game? The lads give their views on the good, bad & ugly from Sunderland 0-0 Blackpool

Matchday Musings: Frustrating night at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland fail to rock Blackpool

Despite an excellent first half display, the lads couldn’t find a way to score against Blackpool. Still, promising signs aplenty – with a good dollop of frustration, too.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Blackpool - Clarke denied late winner as Lads draw blank

A toothless Sunderland side failed to find the net again despite some good attacking play at a rain-soaked Stadium of Light. Here’s how Andy rated the players tonight...

Match Preview: Sunderland v Blackpool - all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

It’s our second game on home soil in four days as Blackpool visit the Stadium of Light and here’s all you need to know in the build-up ahead of kick-off.

On This Day (4 October 2015): ‘Big’ Dick Advocaat resigns as Sunderland manager!

The short-lived love affair between Sunderland and Mr Advocaat came to a sour end as he resigned with the team looking likely to struggle in the Premier League once again.

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 12 - Sunderland v Blackpool

As some predicted, the home tie vs Preston proved a challenging nut to crack. How confident do the Predictions lads feel as we face Blackpool under floodlights?

Starting XI: Will we try something different in attack tonight as the lads take on Blackpool?

Sunderland lacked a cutting edge on Saturday – will we see something different in attack tonight?

Fan Focus: The signings of ex-Blackpool duo Dan Ballard & Ellis Simms are praised by writer Sean!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Blackpool tonight, Matty spoke to Lancs Live writer, Sean McGinlay, to discuss what we can expect from Michael Appleton’s side!

Roker Rapport Podcast: Reviewing SAFC 0-0 Preston (and previewing Blackpool) with Paul Mort!

Gav and Chris are joined by Paul Mort - massive Lads fan, author & host of the ‘Paul Mort Talks Shit’ Podcast - to review Sunderland’s entertaining 0-0 draw at the SoL against Preston, and to look ahead to the Blackpool game!

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Talking Tactics: Analysing Sunderland’s gameplan in the draw with Preston

Two sides, two totally different gameplans - but it ended all square. How did Sunderland set up, and why couldn’t we break Preston down?

An optimistic and encouraging afternoon for Sunderland ends in a satisfactory stalemate

Sunderland continued to impress without a striker, despite not scoring against Preston - but it’s been a canny start to October!

On This Day (3rd Oct 2009): Sunderland into top six after United leave it late at Old Trafford!

It felt like we were really going places as we moved into the top six after United’s last-gasp goal in "Fergie Time" denies the Lads all three points back in 2009.

Editorial: We’re all on this Sunderland ship together

Sink or swim, Sunderland supporters will be there for our club.

Talking Points: Amad looks ready after another good cameo - should he start on Tuesday night?

Following Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Preston, Matty discusses Tony Mowbray’s exciting subs, the form of Aji Alese and whether Amad Diallo should be handed a start!

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Roker Roundtable: “Is Abdoullah Ba close to coming into contention for a Sunderland start?”

The young Frenchman has impressed in his substitute appearances so far, but can he force his way into our starting eleven?

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Opinion: “Sunderland’s defensive options are looking ever more plentiful, and that’s a big boost!”

Despite injuries to key players, the Lads are defending solidly and with real spirit, and as Phil West writes, Tony Mowbray might have some selection dilemmas in the near future

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Sunderland show steel against Scousers but slip to another defeat

The Lasses came up against WSL opposition and gave a good account of themselves, as watched by Graeme Field.

Lasses Match Preview: Sunderland’s Conti Cup campaign kicks off against Liverpool at Eppleton

Sunderland Women host the WSL newsgirls this morning in the League Cup, and we have all the build-up ahead of the big match.

Lasses Fan Focus: Scouse Songsmith Stephen on Liverpool’s Conti Cup trip to Sunderland

Stephen Nelson of Liverpool FCW’s chant and flag collective 2gether Tuneless joins us to give his take on their season so far and today’s Conti Cup match.

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Two Up, Two Down: What are the big positives & negatives to take from Sunderland’s performance?

Despite the frustration of being unable to make the breakthrough, the Lads took a decent and well-earned point from Saturday’s game, so what were the positives and negatives?

Women’s Championship Ramble: Mixed progress with heroes and villains on and off the pitch

Sunderland and others show that there’s more to improvement and success at this level than points on the board, but SUFC need to have a long hard look in the mirror!

On This Day (2 October 1968): Sunderland forward Phil ’Tippy’ Gray is born!

Roker Report looks back at the Sunderland career of striker Phil Gray, who turns 54 today

Matchday Musings: You can’t bloody win ‘em all... but at least we were entertained!

Ah well. Three points would have been nice, but a draw and a clean sheet only tell half of the story as the Lads turned in an entertaining performance. Gav’s here with his rundown of the matchday experience...

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Preston North End - Stalemate at the SoL for the Lads

Sunderland lacked a cutting edge as a stubborn Preston side take a point back across the Pennines.

Match Preview: Sunderland v Preston North End - all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

We return from the international break with the first of two games on home soil in four days and first up it’s the visit of Preston North End - here’s all the build-up ahead of kick-off.

On This Day (1 October 1983): Sunderland produce a Merseybeat 

Not even the best team in the country could stop Sunderland on this occasion, as Alan Durban’s men escaped from Anfield with three points!

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 11 - Sunderland v Preston North End

We are back! After a solid point away at Watford, then a pretty boring league-football-free international spell, the lads take on Preston at home. Can they get right back on it?

Starting XI: Sunderland return to the Stadium of Light today – who’ll be lining up for the lads?

After a couple of weeks of no action, the lads take on Preston at home. It’s only Tony Mowbray’s second home game – so who will be in his starting XI?

Fan Focus: Preston writer George says that Troy Parrott “should have three or four goals by now”

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Preston, Matty spoke to Preston North End Live writer George Hodgson to discuss Ryan Lowe’s side’s lack of goals!

Roker Rapport Podcast: Previewing Sunderland v Preston with George Hodgson of PNE Live!

Don’t you just hate the International break? Now it’s over our Chris Wynn had a quick chat with PNE fan and LancsLive reporter - George Hodgson - to find out how things are going down Deepdale, and looking ahead to the glorious return to Championship action as Sunderland take on the Lilywhites tomorrow at the Stadium of Light!

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Fan Letters: “Jewison Bennette could be Sunderland's new star!”

Praise for the Costa Rica international, as well as thoughts on the criticism of Ellis Simms and the recent international break are in our mailbox today! Got something to say? Email us:

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Dead cert bore draw, or a chance for some to shine again?

Our Malc cannot work out how this one is going to go… what do you think?

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