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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #8 Are you a fountain of Sunderland knowledge? Test yourself!

A bit of Sunderland related trivia to get your brain moving on this fine Sunday morning. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

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The answers are at the bottom - good luck and let us know how you get on...

Question 1...

Which ex-Sunderland manager, who managed the club for 353 games over a 7-year period starting in the 1990’s, managed Plymouth Argyle between 2010 & 2011?

Question 2...

From which Russian club did Sunderland loan Yann M’Vila for the 2015-16 season?

Question 3...

Who were the opponents for Chris Coleman’s first official game in charge of Sunderland that ended in a 2-1 defeat away from home in November 2017?

Question 4...

Which Rangers legend became a Sunderland club record signing by Alan Durban when he joined from St Johnstone for £400,000 in August 1981?

Fulham v Sunderland - Sky Bet Championship

Question 5...

Who has the most appearances for Sunderland out of the following…?

A. Kevin Ball (1990-1999)

B. Richard Ord (1987-1998)

C. Gary Owers (1986-1994)

Question 6...

Which manager gave Jordan Henderson his Sunderland first team debut, bringing him on from the bench in November 2008 replacing Steed Malbranque during a 5-0 defeat away to Chelsea in the Premier League?

Question 7...

Who did Bob Stokoe replace as Sunderland manager when he was appointed to the hot seat only around a month ahead of our FA Cup 3rd round tie at Notts County, on our way to winning the competition in 1973?

A. Johnny Cochrane

B. Ian McColl

C. Alan Brown

Sunderland v Fulham - Premier League Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Question 8...

Who became the first ever Sunderland substitute to receive a red card after an altercation with Millwall goalkeeper Kasey Keller in April 1994 that led to a legendary terrace chant regarding the USA international?

For a bonus point, who was the Millwall manager at the time and was quoted on the incident after the game as shown below…?

“They are a pair of tarts for fighting for the ball in the first place”

Question 9...

Which teams did Sunderland face in each round on their route to the FA Cup final in 1992?

And Finally - Question 10...

Which Sunderland legend returned to Roker Park as manager of the opposition, when Sunderland defeated Reading (with the aid of a replay at Elm Park) in the 4th Round of the FA Cup on their way to winning the competition in 1973?



1) Peter Reid

2) FC Rubin Kazan

3) Aston Villa

4) Ally McCoist

5) A – Kevin Ball = 388 appearances [Richard Ord = 284 & Gary Owers = 320]

6) Roy Keane

7) Alan Brown

8) Red Card = Don Goodman / Millwall Manager = Mick McCarthy

9) 3rd Round – Port Vale, 4th Round – Oxford United, 5th Round - West Ham United, Quarter Final – Chelsea, Semi-Final – Norwich City, Final – Liverpool

10) Charlie Hurley

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