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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #17: How much do you know about Sunderland? Test yourself!

What better way to wake up on a Sunday morning than with a bit of Sunderland Trivia! Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare (and if you can get 10/10...)

Julio Arca
Julio Arca: did he score more goals for Sunderland than Colin Pascoe and Conner Wickham?
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The answers are at the bottom - good luck and let us know how you get on...

Question 1...

Which other three teams made up Sunderland’s four team group, in the group stage of this season’s English Football League Trophy?

Question 2...

After Sunderland’s first relegation in their history in 1957-58, how many years did it take to gain promotion back to the top tier of English football?

A. Two

B. Four

C. Six

Question 3...

Which Sunderland manager was the first manager to complete the double (home and away League victories within the same season) over Newcastle United since Ian McColl achieved that feat in 1966-67?

Charlie Hurley & Jimmy Montgomery: how many years did it take them to get Sunderland back to the First Division?
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Question 4...

Which of the following players scored more goals for Sunderland in all competitions?

A. Julio Arca (2000-2006)

B. Colin Pascoe (1988-1992)

C. Connor Wickham (2011-2015)

Question 5...

From which club did Sunderland loan Marcus Alonso during the 2013-14 season?

Question 6...

Which player finished as Sunderland top League goalscorer during 1995-96 as Peter Reid’s Sunderland won the Division One championship in his first full season as Sunderland manager?

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur
Mick McCarthy: which future England international did he sign on loan?
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Question 7...

Which future England international made seven appearances for Sunderland after he was signed on loan by Mick McCarthy from Middlesbrough during 2003-04?

Question 8...

Which defender was signed by Sunderland under the management of Paolo Di Canio on a free transfer from Lazio in the summer of 2013?

Question 9...

In the five seasons between 1997-98 and 2001-02, who was the only player to end a season with more League goals than Niall Quinn other than Kevin Phillips?

And Finally - Question 10...

Which team knocked Sunderland out of the FA Cup twice in the 4th round in the space of two years. First in 1998, then again under controversial circumstances in 2000 winning both games defeating Sunderland 1-0 at their own ground?

Niall Quinn of Sunderland
Niall Quinn
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1) Carlisle United, Morcambe, Stoke City U21

2) C - Six

3) Gustavo Poyet

[2013-14 – Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle United, 27th October 2013 & Newcastle United 0-3 Sunderland, 1st February 2014]

4) B. Colin Pascoe (1988-1992) – 25 goals

[Julio Arca (2000-2006) – 23 goals & Connor Wickham (2011-2015) – 15 goals]

5) Fiorentina

6) Craig Russell – 13 goals

7) Stewart Downing

8) Modibo Diakite

9) Don Hutchinson [2000-01]

10) Tranmere Rovers

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