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‘SAFC 365: An SAFC Anthology’ - Out now for pre-orders, with all profits going to Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen

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Talking Points: Sunderland salvage a draw at The Den, but was it really enough?

After another less than impressive display, the Lads fought back to grab a point and possibly keep Tony Mowbray in a job. Phil West looks at the day’s main stories

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On This Day (3 December 1995): Scott gets it spot on as Palace finally pay the penalty… 

Who remembers Sunderland’s penalty problems back in 1995? Martin Scott stepped up 28 years ago to banish the worries…

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The Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen 2023 Christmas Appeal is OFFICIALLY underway!

December is here, and it’s once again time to support the invaluable work of the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - and we can learn a lesson from SAFC history.

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Matchday Musings: Sunderland draw with Millwall…just!

The lads travel home from the capital with a point, and while that is a decent return, we were still far from our best.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Millwall 1-1 Sunderland - Mackems saved by Jack Clarke penalty

Tony Mowbray was the most relieved man in the New Den as a Jack Clarke penalty saved Sunderland from a third successive defeat against relegation-threatened opposition. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads...

Starting XI: Two changes predicted for Sunderland today! Will Mason Burstow come back in?

Wednesday was rubbish. Hopefully this afternoon will be far, far better.

The SAFC 365 Advent Calendar (Dec 2nd): Two of the greatest days!

Your countdown to Christmas – but with a Sunderland AFC twist!

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

After a chilling defeat at home in midweek, the Lads are back on the road as we head to the capital to take on Millwall - here’s all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

Fan Focus: What can Sunderland expect today from Millwall? Lions fan Ben spills the beans

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to The Den, we spoke to Millwall fan Ben Green from That Millwall Podcast to discuss their new manager, as well as ex-Mackems Duncan Watmore and George Honeyman!

Score Predictions: Millwall v Sunderland

After twice coming away empty handed, Sunderland travel to Millwall to attempt to get their form and league points accumulation back on track. Our Predictions team are likely to have mixed feelings for this one…

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Fan Letters: “Sunderland can’t afford to keep Tony Mowbray for sentimental reasons”

Thoughts on the gaffer’s future, a poetic tribute to our Geordie neighbours, a defence of Kyril Louis-Dreyfus and annoyance at recent results are in the RR mailbox today! Got something to say? Email us:

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On This Day (2nd December 1933): Gallacher the hero with a hattrick in the Tees-Wear derby

Patsy Gallacher scored a hattrick and hometown hero Raich Carter got the other as Sunderland ran riot over Middlesbrough at Ayresome Park!

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What tactical tweaks could Mowbray make to point us in the right direction again at Millwall?

As we seek to bounce back after two successive losses, could a switch in tactics or formation be the solution for Tony Mowbray?

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Friday Night Live: Join us for some pre-match chat ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Millwall!

The Lads make the trip to South London on Saturday as we try and respond after two losses. Join us live on Spaces as we preview the game!

Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen Christmas Fundraiser 2023: It’s time to help once again

People of Sunderland and our friends around the world - we are calling on YOU to help us to feed the most vulnerable people on Wearside this Christmas. Let’s ALL do our bit, together! Click here to donate.

Roker Rapport Podcast: Reaction to the recent run of poor performances from Sunderland!

Aye it looks as though we've been quiet but unfortunately for you all it was merely preparation for an extremely busy month for ourselves and the Lads... Our Gavin sat down with Martin to talk about the last couple defeats at the hands of Plymouth and that Huddersfield horror show and try to work out why we're in the situation we are.

The SAFC 365 Advent Calendar (Dec 1st): Celebrating Sunderland’s greatest number one - Monty!

Your countdown to Christmas, but with a Sunderland AFC twist!

An Italian fever dream - and the benefit of hindsight

"Sunderland’s sluggish start to the season has highlighted how impossibly perfect the benefit of hindsight is," writes Paddy Hollis.

Beginning, the end, or somewhere in between?

"With the shine seemingly dissipated from Mowbray’s aura, is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?" asks Tom Albrighton.

Can we do more to get front four to score?

Sunderland’s striking problems continued this week, as defeats against Plymouth and Huddersfield further compounded the lack of goals coming from our young forward line.

On This Day (1 December 1990): Tina! Tina! Roker remembers, but Shilton has the last laugh

The lads turned in their best performance of the season – but the veteran keeper came up with a world-class display.

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Matchday Musings: Pressure builds on Tony Mowbray as Sunderland slump to defeat

It was another dismal result for the Lads as they slipped to a 1-2 home defeat against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday evening . Paddy Hayes looks at where it all went wrong

Talking Points: A poor result for Sunderland Walking Football Club!

Bomber dissects a very pedestrian performance in the Stadium of Light sleet!

On This Day (30th November 2020): Much changing at the SoL after Sunderland sack Phil Parkinson!

There was A change coming in the Sunderland dugout following the departure of yet another manager, with Parky shown the door following a string of terrible results and performances.

Is Roberts proving his worth?

With Patrick Roberts’s new contract reportedly putting him among Sunderland’s highest earners, is it time to expect more from our little magician?

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Looking at the negatives and additional negatives from Sunderland’s defeat to Huddersfield

The Lads slumped to a dismal 1-2 home loss to the Terriers on Wednesday evening. We asked our writers for their thoughts on a poor night all round

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-2 Huddersfield - The worst performance of the season?

On a desperately cold night Sunderland were miserable and lacking in quality and intent, losing to strugglers Huddersfield. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads…

Fan Focus: Huddersfield fan Matt talks about facing Sunderland, Pritchard & gaffer Darren Moore!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match tonight, we spoke to Huddersfield fan Matt Shaw of the And He Takes That Chance Podcast to discuss life under Darren Moore. What can we expect to encounter?

Starting XI: One change predicted for Sunderland tonight against Huddersfield!

Tony Mowbray will surely freshen things up tonight... but who might come in? And who’ll miss out?

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

Despite losing at Plymouth Argyle at the weekend, the Lads are looking for their third straight victory at the Stadium of Light tonight as Huddersfield Town make the trip north.

On This Day (29th Nov 1958): Ralphy scores a hatty as Sunderland defeat The Blades!

Promotion-chasing Sheffield United were next up at Roker Park for Sunderland, whose form was taking us closer to the trapdoor of a second relegation in successive seasons.

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Fan Letters: “Tony Mowbray needs to show he can take Sunderland to the next level”

Thoughts on Mowbray’s position, Sunderland’s tactics, Jack Clarke’s influence and Harry Gardiner’s future are in the RR mailbox today! Got something to say? Email us:

Score Predictions: Sunderland v Huddersfield Town

Sunderland face Huddersfield Town at home tonight, and will be keen to make up for the points dropped away to Argyle at the weekend. Here’s what our Predictions team think may happen…

Does Mowbray’s ‘plan b’ need substituting?

Paddy Hollis thinks the way Sunderland make their subs needs to be looked at closely in a bid to improve our fortunes later in games.

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