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FAN LETTERS: A Sunderland fan from Cape Town can’t wait for the new season to start!

Roker Report reader Steven O’Sullivan is in high spirits and claims to be the longest-standing mackem in Cape Town, while Jim Anderson calls for fans to get off Stewart Donald’s back. Email us: - we’ll include your message in a future edition!

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Dear Roker Report,

I am probably the longest-standing Sunderland supporter in Cape Town, South Africa.

I have been a die-hard Sunderland supporter since they won the FA Cup when they beat Leeds 1-0. I was able to see the Premiership games two seasons ago, but alas that did not last as they were relegated to the Championship. More bad news, down to League One…

I seem to recall reading somewhere that you could watch games next season online - can someone please send me a link?

As far as the new season goes, I am excited - a new owner, a manager with a clean slate, all we need now is a team with collective heart, guts and the will to be successful.

Looking forward to the new season - I will be the lone voice at the southern tip of Africa!


Steven O’Sullivan

Ed’s Note [Alex]: I always love hearing the stories of how worldwide fans came to follow Sunderland; it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, who wouldn’t want to become a mackem after witnessing the spectacle of 1973?

Streams were always going to be hard to come by once we dropped out of the Premier League, but Charlie Methven confirmed that they’ll be an online service tailored toward overseas fans which will likely be in the same build as the one ran by Wolves. It’s not actually been released yet, but you can read everything we know about it here.

Hope you’re bowling about Cape Town once that third goal against Charlton goes in!

Dear Roker Report,

Re: Hannah Brown’s letter in an earlier edition of this mailbag - leave Stewart Donald alone and let him get on with his job! He’s doing great so far and he will keep us all informed of any relevant news.

I’ve been supporting the lads since 1963 and still bought my season ticket before the takeover, it’s in my blood the support for my team.

The so called Premier League players we purchased should all go back under the stone they crawled under from. Looking forward to seeing some down to earth hardworking players coming to our great club.

Finally - ban all Football agents, they are a disgrace and are parasites on the game.

Jim Anderson

Ed’s Note [Alex]: Aye. Stewart Donald stated on the podcast how sharp a thorn in his side football agents are - that craic with Margaret Byrne and Lee Cattermole in particular was as sickening as it was infuriating.

The fans on Twitter repeating inane questions and demanding big money to be spent when we’re in the middle of a complete overhaul and trying to avoid mercenaries aren’t making it any easier for him either. As you say, let the man get on with his job - he’s doing tremendously from where I’m standing!

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