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The Roker Roundup: February 24th 2012 - Spanish Coach Coming? Plus, Noble Rejects Loan

Your last nightly news of the week, so read it you buggers!
Your last nightly news of the week, so read it you buggers!

And we've made it, it's Friday, and although you're probably out doing something fun or even possibly social tonight, take a second or two to stop and read all the SAFC news that's been happening today.

Today of course being February 24th, a day noted in historical circles for the day that in 1920 the Nazi Party was founded (booo), and in 2008, Fidel Castro stepped down as the leader of Cuba. Not to mention it's the birthday's of Dennis Law and Steve Jobs.

Meanwhile on the Sunderland front, in 1962 we beat Derby County 2-1 in front of just over 22,000. This would be the first full season for George Herd at the club. The Scottish inside forward, who went on to feature in over 300 games during a nine-year spell at Roker Park, became the first ever substitute to score for the Sunderland when he salvaged a point in 1-1 draw at Blackpool in January 1967.

For more up to date Sunderland matters though, you'll have to continue reading as we bring you the best of the news...

First on the board, coaching news. According to Spanish newspaper "Sport" we're looking to add Barcelona youth team mastermind Oscar Garcia to our coaching staff after he announced he was ready to leave the Catalan club. Garcia is a former Barca player too - CLICK HERE

Hopes of keeping Nicklas Bendtner at the club hang in the balance as his agent lines up moves abroad for the Dane. At a rumoured £4m fee, I'd be poking our nose in though - CLICK HERE

Staying in Scandanavia, sort of, the on going saga that is our chase for some young Swedish talents continues. Linus Wahlqvist and Robert Mirosavic have been linked for a while now, and just as we thoguht things might be coming to a head, apparently AC Milan and Sporting Lisbon want the pair and could pip us to any potential signing. Still, shows that they've got quality - CLICK HERE

What's going on in the world of Ryan Noble? He needs games, but seems to be either supremely confident that he'll get them at SAFC, or he's deluding himself. Having come back from Derby he's now rejected the chance to go to Hartlepool United for a few months - CLICK HERE

One lad who has gone away on loan, again, is Trevor Carson who's rejoined Bury for a bit, although this time it's "with a view to a permanent deal"... Loyal servant, but probably his level - CLICK HERE

A booking against West Brom this weekend would rule Lee Cattermole out of the derby against Newcastle next weekend. We speculated as to whether we play Catts this weekend on our podcast, and now Martin O'Neill has stated it is something that's playing on his mind - CLICK HERE

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