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Round 1: The Opponents – Gillingham

The Lads are back in league action next weekend with a long trip to Kent, and there is one point per question available in our first round all about our past links with the Gills.

1. Who opened the scoring for Sunderland when they won 2-0 at the Priestfield Stadium last season?

2. What was the final score when the two sides met at the Stadium of Light later on in the 2020-21 campaign?

3. Which defender did Sunderland sign on a free transfer following his departure from Gillingham in 2005?

4. Which current Sunderland defender joined Gillingham on loan in 2012, scoring for them in a victory over another one of his future clubs Burton Albion?

5. Jack Bainbridge and which Scottish midfielder both made their final appearances for Sunderland during an FA Cup tie at Gillingham in 2019?

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Round 1, question 5; can you name this former Sunderland man?
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Round 2: Top 10 – the 2018-19 Football League Trophy campaign

Prior to the Gillingham game, Sunderland have a midweek fixture in the Papa John’s Trophy lined up. Sunderland are the current holders of course, having also reached the final of the competition two seasons before – here are ten questions on that first run, with a point on offer for each correct answer.

1. Which Academy of Light graduate, currently out on loan in League Two, made his Sunderland debut during the group game against Carlisle United?

2. Sunderland won the match, but what was the final score?

3. Sunderland’s final group game was a 1-0 win away at which side?

4. How many players made their first team debuts for the club during that match?

5. One of those debutants scored for Sunderland in their most recent Trophy fixture on Tuesday, who was it?

6. When Sunderland beat Notts County in the second round, which loanee forward converted a 74th minute penalty in the game?

7. Who did Sunderland beat in the semi-final stage of the competition?

8. Which defender made his final appearance for the club during the final at Wembley?

9. Who opened the scoring for Sunderland in the final?

10. Prior to going to extra time, what was the score after the normal 90 minutes of the final?

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Round 2, question 9; this man opened the scoring in the final
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Round 3: 3-4-3

No specific theme in the final round – just ten random questions, with the first three worth one point each, the next four worth two points each and the final three worth three points each (20 points in total).

1. Who is Sunderland’s current sporting director?

2. Which former Sunderland man played against the Lads on Tuesday night for Lincoln City?

3. Which Sunderland player was a late call up for the Northern Ireland squad last week having made his debut for the national side against Wales in 2011?

4. Which Italian club did Sunderland infamously sign Ricky Alvarez on loan from in 2014?

5. It was recently the anniversary of Peter Reid’s dismissal as Sunderland manager, in which year did he leave the club?

6. Who was Sunderland boss between December 1976 and October 1978?

7. Which club is former Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson currently playing for on loan?

8. Tommy Lynch celebrates his birthday today; who was his Sunderland debut again in 1988?

9. Glynn Snodin, who was assistant manager at Sunderland for a period during 2017, had a younger brother who had played for the club on loan in 1994. What was his name?

10. In which city was Len Shackleton born?

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Round 3, question 2; another former Sunderland man to try and name
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Answers

Round 1: The Opponents – Gillingham

1. Chris Maguire

2. 2-2

3. Nyron Nosworthy

4. Tom Flanagan

5. Dylan McGeouch

Round 2: Top Ten - the 2018-19 Football League Trophy campaign

1. Jack Diamond

2. 3-1

3. Morecambe

4. Five

5. Dan Neil

6. Jerome Sinclair

7. Bristol Rovers

8. Reece James

9. Aiden McGeady

10. 1-1

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Kristjaan Speakman

2. Chris Maguire

3. Carl Winchester

4. Inter Milan

5. 2002

6. Jimmy Adamson

7. MK Dons

8. Charlton Athletic

9. Ian Snodin

10. Bradford

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