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Roker Report’s Brainbusters 2019/20 - #1: How much do you know about Sunderland? Test yourself!

We kick-off 2019-20 with the return of our weekly Sunday Sunderland quiz - and we’re making them even harder for you this season. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Oxford United v Sunderland Photo by Mike Egerton/EMPICS via Getty Images

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

Question 1...

What was the score when Sunderland and Oxford United played in the first ever pay-per-view football game in the history of the English Football League at the Manor Ground in 1999?

Question 2...

How many League games did Sunderland draw out of the 46 standard League campaign games in 2018-19?

A. 12

B. 15

C. 19

Question 3...

Which two strikers played under Denis Smith at York City, Sunderland and Oxford United?

enis Smith manager of Oxford United
Denis Smith has managed both Sunderland and Oxford.

Question 4...

To which club did Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland pay £5 million for the services of Danny Graham in January 2013?

Question 5...

Which player ended last season as Sunderland’s top League goalscorer?

Question 6...

Which Sunderland manager signed Andy Melville from Oxford United in 1993?

Question 7...

Can you name the three players from the six options below who scored twice when Sunderland beat Oxford United 7-0 in September 1998?

A. Michael Bridges D. Alex Rae

B. Niall Quinn E. Kevin Phillips

C. Allan Johnston F. Danny Dichio

(…and for a bonus point can you name the fourth goalscorer in the same game for Sunderland?!)

Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Sheffield United v Sunderland
Andy Melville in action on the opening day of the season Vs Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in August 1997.
Photo by Neal Simpson/EMPICS via Getty Images

Question 8...

Which player from the following three options scored the most goals for Sunderland?

A. Don Goodman

B. Phil Gray

C. Marcus Stewart

Question 9...

From which club did Sunderland sign Connor Wickham for £8 million in June 2011?

And Finally - Question 10...

What was Sunderland’s average home attendance during 2018-19 from the following three options?

A. 27,580

B. 32,157

C. 35,981

Phil Gray played for both Sunderland and Oxford United.
Photo by Barrington Coombs/EMPICS via Getty Images


1) Oxford United 0-0 Sunderland, 27th February 1999.

2) C. 19

3) John Byrne & Marco Gabbiadini

4) Swansea City

5) Josh Maja

6) Terry Butcher

7) A. Michael Bridges, D. Alex Rae & F. Danny Dichio

(Bonus answer = Michael Gray)

8) Don Goodman

9) Ipswich Town

10) B. 32,157

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