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On This Day (31 May 1909): Sunderland forwards the toast of the country as England beat Hungary

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Roker Roundtable: Is a Sunderland return for Ellis Simms a transfer worth pursuing?

The Everton striker’s goal record during last season’s loan spell on Wearside was impressive, so should he be on our list of transfer targets this summer?

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‘The Sunderland Story’ - an emotional & nostalgic look at what makes our club & city so special

Sunderland AFC and the city itself are built on a rich history, and as Paddy Hollis writes, this live stage show captured the essence of what makes it so special

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What does the future hold for Amad Diallo and for Sunderland?

There’s been plenty of chatter in recent days about a possible return for Amad Diallo if the stars over Wearside align - but what does the future hold for the Manchester United attacker, and for Sunderland?

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Roker Roundtable: Should a third goalkeeper be on Sunderland’s summer shopping list?

After Jacob Carney’s departure, we’ve been left with Anthony Patterson and Alex Bass as our options. Is it an area in which we need to strengthen ahead of next season?

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After the excitement of 2022/2023, Sunderland can’t afford to get complacent next time around

After an unexpected top six finish last season, the players’ mentality will be tested again when the new season begins, and they’ll need to up their game accordingly, writes Phil West

On This Day (29th May 1987): The list of names grow as Sunderland look for a new manager!

It was arguably the most important managerial appointment in the clubs history up to that point and the list of names linked with the job grew on this day in 1987 as Bob Murray took his time...

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Editorial: Unlike previous years, Sunderland are entering the summer in a position of strength

No major overhaul or rebuild is needed in this summer’s transfer market, and honing and adding depth to an already exciting squad should be the number one aim

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Opinion: ‘After 5 long and often bitter years, Stewart Donald’s Sunderland association is over’

Donald's remaining 9% shareholding has been purchased by Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, and no tears will be shed at the news, writes David Holloway

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Rating the Lads: Grading the Sunderland AFC squad 2022/2023 (Part III)

In the final instalment of our end of season player ratings, Kyle Garrett casts his eye over Sunderland’s attackers and how they fared this season

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Fan Letters: “My suggestions for the Roker Report end of season awards!”

Choosing the standout players and moments from 2022/2023, thoughts on the future of our head coach, and opinions on Ross Stewart’s contractual situation are in the RR mailbox today! Got something to say? Email us!

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On This Day (28th May 1889): Sunderland receive their ‘third prize’

One hundred and thirty four years ago, something auld was also something new as Sunderland lost the game but still grabbed a winner…

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Rating the Lads: Grading the Sunderland AFC squad 2022/2023 (Part II)

In the second instalment of our end-of-season player ratings, Kyle Garrett grades Sunderland’s midfielders!

Kristjaan, Let him Speak man! 

Kristjaan Speakman opens up on this thoughts about Sunderland’s 2022/23 season and where the club is heading into the future.

On This Day (27 May 2016): Three Lions on the Wear 

The Stadium of Light played host as England went on tour, but the positive mood didn’t last long…

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This summer could be a significant one for Sunderland - if we stick to the plan!

For the first time in a long time, we’re heading into a summer transfer window in a strong position and without a need to panic as we enter the transfer market, writes Paddy Hollis

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Roker Roundtable: How key will Isaac Lihadji be for Sunderland next season?

Tony Mowbray has spoken highlight of the young attacker in recent weeks, and with a vacancy to fill after Amad’s loan spell, can Lihadji step up?

On This Day (26th May 2008): Yorke ponders future with offers from home and abroad

Sunderland’s veteran midfielder had plenty of suitors with his contract due to expire...

Rating the Lads: Grading the Sunderland AFC squad 2022-23 (Part I)

After a long season, we decided to rate every player’s performance - starting today with the goalkeepers and defenders!

Vote in Roker Report’s Sunderland 2022/23 End Of Season Awards!

Voting is now open for readers and listeners in Roker Report’s end of season awards - have your say on Sunderland’s Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Best Goal, and Best & Worst Moments!

FA Cup Aftermath: How Sunderland’s heroes reacted to their big day!

In this long read, Roker Report explores the highs and the lows of the weeks and months that followed Sunderland AFC’s 1973 success!

Fan Letters: “No player is bigger than the club!”

A view on Ross Stewart’s contract negotiations, positions we need to strengthen and not opting to sign Édouard Michut - all in the latest RR mailbag! Got something to say? Email us:

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On This Day (25th May 2018): Jack Ross appointed Sunderland manager!

Following our relegation to League One, the club looked north of the border for the man they believed could lead us straight back to the Championship…

Is Jobe Bellingham any good? Birmingham fan gives honest view on potential Sunderland signing

Is Jobe Bellingham any good? We don’t know, so we asked the views of someone that does - top Birmingham City fansite Blues Focus!

Are Sunderland ready for the Premier League?

"Eventually we will have to join the monster, a club of ours has to if it is to survive in this current footballing financing structure. But that can wait, that’s for the future", writes David Holloway.

On This Day (24 May 1951): Sunderland youth prodigy Keith Coleman is born!

Born this day 24th May 1951 was one of Alan Brown’s generation of golden youth protégés at Sunderland - full back Keith Coleman.

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Selling players won’t be terminal for Sunderland - as long as they’re replaced adequately

The next phase in our journey will be replacing key players if and when they’re sold, and there’s no reason why we can’t continue to progress in such a scenario.

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Roker Roundtable: Au revoir, Edouard! Was Michut’s time in red and white a success?

With the French midfielder set to return to PSG this summer, we asked our writers for their thoughts on how well he performed during 2022/2023

On This Day (23rd May 1976): Sunderland play Tasmania in their post season overseas Oceania tour!

The lads headed down under for a long-haul post season tour!

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Roker Roundtable: Assessing Ross Stewart’s Sunderland future!

With the Scot’s contractual situation still unresolved and a big summer ahead, we asked our writers for their thoughts on how things might pan out and how they’d like the club to deal with it…

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Cheer up indeed! What the future could mean to this Sunderland supporter

Defeat for Sunderland last week at Kenilworth Road was a blow, but we can still be optimistic going forward.

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Despite our playoff near-miss, we should be confident of a strong Sunderland response next season

Some of the post-match sentiments from the players hint at a burning desire to go one better in 2023/2024, and that’s extremely encouraging.

Editorial: Mowbray speculation merely round one of what promises to be an interesting summer

Was there more than meets the eye to Mowbray’s job talk?

On This Day (22nd May 2011): Bruce’s Sunderland finish season strong at West Ham!

It was an up and down kind of season, but Sunderland comfortably claimed maximum points at West Ham on the final day of the season to confirm a top-half finish.

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Roker Roundtable: Sunderland’s best game and most improved player of 2022/2023!

In the second of our series of post-season reviews, we asked our writers to choose their Sunderland game of the season, as well as our most improved player

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