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The Week That Was: Everything You'll Need For Sunderland vs Reading

Big hand for SAFC this week, but it's back to the grind today.
Big hand for SAFC this week, but it's back to the grind today.

And what a week it was, by the way! Not one, but two new additions of genuine quality, and all the waiting has proven more-than worth it. With just one week remaining in the transfer window, Sunderland look ready to encounter the Premier League season.

There may be some slight tinkering to do yet; Kieran Richardson's future is yet to be resolved and we have a striker or two that could do with regular game time but, by and large, our squad looks pretty decent. With that in mind, and a momentous Friday behind us, let's look forward to today's game.

  • Preview: As we displayed last week, our preview has had a bit of a makeover. We have more about the *actual* match this season, so all the more reason to give it a look before you head off to the Stadium of Light - CLICK HERE
  • Podcast: Simon and Michael are back discussing the Arsenal game and what the week entails for Sunderland on the transfer front - both in and out. CLICK HERE
  • Fan Focus: We get the Reading view on us ahead of our first meeting since the Roy Keane days. Seems like forever. CLICK HERE
  • Roker Riches: Another feature that has been re-jigged for the new season, those that followed me (Karl) picked up a 4/1 win during our game last weekend. Here's what I, and the rest of the rabble, have in store for you this week - CLICK HERE

That's your main course, but we've got more if you're still not full...

The week started as it ended, with all focus on Arsenal. Reaction from ourselves and Martin O'Neill come together in Quick Kicks...

Click Here for Quick Kicks, Arsenal Edition

On Monday, Chris Weatherspoon, of now 'naked running' fame and promise, looked back at the Arsenal game with his tactics hat on. Of course, it's Talking Tactics...

Click Here for Talking Tactics: Arsenal

Later in the day, the week's Roker Ramble fenced with one of the summer's biggest issues. The Olympics is a pretty big stick to hit football with, so we fired back a little...

Click Here for thoughts on the Olympics vs Football

As transfer news mounted, we all gave three names we would like to see the club sign before the window shuts. I am just a Croatian playmaker away from a full house. Find out who...

Click Here for our writers most wanted transfer targets

This week's Captain's Blog credited the club's patience in the transfer market, which, as we now know, has paid off in remarkable fashion yesterday...

Click Here for this week's Captain's Blog

Our slightly-less new striker, Louis Saha, published his autobiography earlier this summer, and we got a chance to tease it a bit to you good readers. Not to mention there's also a cracking offer to buy the book itself there, exclusive to the fine readers of Roker Report...

Click Here for Louis Saha: When The Dream Becomes A Nightmare

And that, my friends, should tide you over until tomorrow where Michael Graham will be bringing you this week's Durham Times column, as well as 'The Gossip' and our newest feature 'Quick Kicks'.

Ha'way the lads!

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