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Roker Rapport Podcast: The Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland AFC Preview w/ Marc Iles!

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What are your best... or worst memories of Sunderland’s past January transfer windows?

The annual scramble to improve the Sunderland squad, to find that magic bullet to put everything right, rarely pays dividends. But when it does, it can be glorious...

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Roker Ramble: What’s been going on this week in football outside of planet SAFC?

So, so much is your answer. Death threats in Italy, death prevention measures at FIFA, John Terry’s NFTs and... Parky has his chequebook out.

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On This Day (28 January 1998): ‘Italian star’ makes his Sunderland debut!

The new arrival from Sampdoria was signed to fire us to promotion...

What do you think of the signing of Jack Clarke, and what it means for our squad?

What do you think of the signing of Jack Clarke and how it impacts Lee Johnson’s Sunderland squad for the second half of the season?

Fan Letters: “Yes, Jermain Defoe is a legend, however...”

More comments on Jermain Defoe in the RR mailbag, along with an interesting suggesting on where Arbenit Xhemajli could have a role in the side...

Is Jack Clarke any good? Stoke fan gives his opinion on Sunderland’s newest acquisition

Sunderland have signed Jack Clarke on loan from Spurs - we know very little about him, so we collared Elliot Yates of top Stoke City Youtube Channel ‘Bear Pit TV’ to get his views on the man who spent last season on loan there.

On This Day (27 Jan 2001): Dichio nods Reid’s Sunderland into the fifth round of the cup!

It’s a parallel universe back in 2001 as we go through to the fifth round of the FA Cup while sitting second in the Premier League.

What is Women’s FA Cup glory worth to Sunderland AFC?

"If Sunderland can pull off a romantic Cup upset at Birmingham City on Sunday, the financial reward for Mel Reay’s Sunderland will be £2,000. The club that wins the whole thing at Wembley earns £25,000. This has to change" says Rich Speight.

Roker Roundtable: Five days to go until the window shuts... What business should Sunderland do?

We asked our panel, what do you think needs adding to do Lee Johnson’s Sunderland squad before the transfer window slams shut next Monday night?

Good week, bad week

What were the highs and lows of another week on the SAFC rollercoaster?

Hume’s off - and it’s a shame things never worked out

As Denver Hume leaves for Portsmouth, his Sunderland career can be viewed as one of unfulfilled potential and many frustrations.

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On This Day (26 Jan 1999): SAFC leave themselves a mountain to climb with first leg semi defeat

It was a game we hoped would prove our Premier League credentials – but we failed to perform against Leicester City.

Why signing Danny Batth could be vital for the second half of Sunderland’s season

Is our new signing from Stoke the missing link in shoring up Sunderland’s defence?

On This Day: (25 Jan 2014): Argentina internationals make their debuts for Poyet’s Sunderland!

Gus Poyet’s first transfer window saw a number of arrivals at the Stadium of Light, including a trio of Argentina internationals. Two of them made their debuts in an FA Cup Fourth Round fixture against Kidderminster Harriers.

A farewell to Denver Hume?

With a fee accepted and the player reportedly undergoing a medical, it seems almost certain that Denver Hume will leave Sunderland - is it a shame things haven’t worked out?

Lasses Match Report: Sunderland come away empty-handed in a frustrating game at Lewes

Both sides had a player sent off as the Lasses went down to a 2-0 away defeat in East Sussex. Here’s how the game panned out.

Talking Tactics: How did Sunderland edge a tactical stalemate against Pompey?

How did Lee Johnson manage to get the better of Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth? Our resident analyst Coel Young dissects the data to find out.

Nice one, Sunderland!

There is a lot happening with Sunderland right now, both within the city and within the football club. The team garners huge support from the wider area of course, but whether you live directly in it or not it is clear that a strong city can help grow a strong team.

Johnson & Defoe: A Curious Collaboration?

As speculation about Jermain Defoe’s next move continues, Lee Johnson faces a big call about whether to bring him back to Wearside, and he shouldn’t be vilified for being cautious.

Roker Rapport Tweedcast: The Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth Review, with Nick Barnes!

Rich Speight was joined yesterday by our good friend Barnesy to go over Sunderland's win over Pompey at home, and have a little chat about our transfer business!

On This Day (24 Jan 1993): “It’s an awkward one for Norman...”

Hero goalkeeper becomes the villain as Sunderland are knocked out of the FA Cup at Hillsborough and Terry Butcher is reported to the FA by South Yorkshire police.

Talking Points: Sunderland found a way to win, but will their slow starts cost them eventually?

In fairness, that’s the only negative - because Sunderland may have found the missing piece of the jigsaw, and found a way to master a pitch that’s starting to look like an allotment.

Hot Takes: A gritty, tense, but absolutely crucial victory against Portsmouth - were you impressed?

"This gutsy victory probably won’t end the childish & frankly boring ‘Streaky Lee’ angle, but the fact is that we’ve lost once in 13 league matches under Johnson", writes Phil West.

Editorial: Regardless of Defoe decision, Lee Johnson has earned our trust and our backing

But wouldn’t it be nice to see JD back at the Stadium of Light?

Two Up, Two Down: What were the big positives (... and negatives) from Sunderland 1-0 Pompey?

HA’WAY THE LADS! We’re still buzzing after the Pompey win, but now that the dust has settled we’re trying to view the game more objectively... what were the biggest positives and negatives from the performance?

Finlay’s Report: That was a massive three points for Lee Johnson and Sunderland!

What a difference a win makes! Sunderland picked up a crucial three points yesterday as Pompey visited Wearside - a timely reminder to the rest of the League One promotion hopefuls that we aren’t going away any time soon.

On This Day (23 January 1985): Sunderland make the Milk Cup Semi-Final with a shock win over Watford

In the midst of the Miners’ Strike, Len Ashurst’s Lads went to Graham Taylor’s Watford as underdogs and won on their way to Wembley in the Milk Cup.

Lasses Score Predictions: How will Sunderland fare down in Sussex today?

Sunderland visit the Dripping Pan, the traditional home of the progressive pioneers of English football Lewes FC, but what do our panel think the score will be this afternoon?

Lasses Match Preview: Sunderland to face Lewes at the “Pan Siro” today!

After last week’s defeat to London City, the Lasses are on the road again. We’ve all the details you need ahead of today’s game at Lewes, including ticket and travel information.

Roker Report’s Brainbusters: Sunderland AFC January transfer window special!

We’ve got another batch of January transfer window themed questions for you to get stuck into, so take a look and share your scores!

Lasses Fan Focus: The Rookmeister returns to update us on Lewes FC Women

Rooks super-fan Ash Head introduced us to Lewes FC earlier in the season, and returns to let us know how they’re getting on and recommend some good pubs in the Sussex town.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth - The Lads battle hard to earn their first win of 2022!

After a slow start at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland got a goal just before half time through Elliot Embleton and managed the game well to secure the win. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...

Score Predictions: Will Sunderland come out on top against Portsmouth?

A couple of our panel called the draw at Accrington last time out - will they be on the ball again with their predictions today?!

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

We’re back at the Stadium of Light to take on Portsmouth - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!

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