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Round 1: The Opponents – Crewe Alexandra

One point per question is up for grabs in our first round –where all the questions are linked to Tuesday’s hosts Crewe

1. Which former Sunderland striker, originally from France, is currently on the books at Crewe?

2. Which defender joined Crewe earlier this year following his release by Sunderland?

3. What was the score when Sunderland beat Crewe in December 1997?

4. Which Academy of Light product scored twice on his Sunderland debut against Crewe in a 2004 League Cup tie?

5. In which year did Nigel Walker leave Crewe to move back to his native north east and sign for Sunderland?

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Round 1, question 1; can you name this former Sunderland forward?
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Round 2: Top 10 – Bobby Gurney

It would have been Sunderland’s record goalscorer Bobby Gurney’s birthday earlier this month, and there is a point for each correct answer on the star forward.

1. In which village, now part of Sunderland, was Gurney born?

2. Which local non-league club was Gurney playing for when he moved to Sunderland?

3. In which year did Gurney earn his sole England cap?

4. Who were the opponents in the game?

5. True or false; Gurney scored Sunderland’s ever Wembley goal?

6. How may times did Gurney score on the day Sunderland secured the 1935-36 league title with a 7-2 win at Birmingham?

7. During that season Gurney and his close friend were joint top scorers, how many goals did they both score?

8. Gurney scored on his Sunderland debut in 1926 against which side?

9. In which year did he make his final first team appearance for the Lads?

10. Which celebrated local artist produced the popular Gurney mural on the gable end of the Golden Fleece pub?

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Bobby Gurney (second left) with his Sunderland teammates in 1931
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Round 3: 3-4-3

Time to mix things up now with the first three questions of the final round worth one point each, the next four earning you two points per question and the final three worth three points a time (20 points in total).

1. Sunderland Ladies earned a Continental Cup bonus point on Thursday night following a penalty shoot out win against which side?

2. Who scored Sunderland’s winner against Manchester United U21s in their EFL Trophy match on Wednesday?

3. Which former Sunderland defender played for the Red Devils in that game?

4. Who did Sunderland sign Mark Proctor from in 1983?

5. Which club did he join when he left Roker Park four years later?

6. Who were the most recent side to score a league goal against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light?

7. How many clean sheets have Sunderland kept at home so far this season?

8. The opening game of the 1969-70 season was a 0-0 draw at home to which side?

9. In 1989 Alan Hay made his sole appearance for the Lads, who was it against?

10. Sunderland won the game, but what was the final score?

Another Sunderland team photo, this time featuring Mark Proctor (front row, first left)
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Round 1: The Opponents – Crewe Alexandra

1. Mikael Mandron

2. Callum McFadzean

3. 3-0

4. Chris Brown

5. 1983

Round 2: Top Ten – Bobby Gurney

1. Silksworth

2. Bishop Auckland

3. 1935

4. Scotland

5. True

6. Four

7. 31

8. West Ham United

9. 1939

10. Frank Styles

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Sheffield United Women

2. Stephen Wearne

3. Paul McShane

4. Nottingham Forest

5. Sheffield Wednesday

6. Accrington Stanley

7. Three

8. Coventry City

9. Ipswich Town

10. 4-0


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