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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: How strong is your Sunderland trivia knowledge at the moment?

Give this latest set of SAFC quiz questions a go and share your scores...

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Round 1: The Opponents – Lincoln City

The Lads travel to Lincoln on Tuesday, and as it is a Papa John’s Trophy fixture we are going to focus on last season’s semi-final clash between the two clubs. One point for each correct answer.

1. The game finished 1-1 after normal time, but who scored Lincoln’s opener?

2. Who played at left back for Sunderland during the match?

3. Sunderland progressed to the final via penalties; what was the final score of the shoot out?

4. Who scored Sunderland’s winning penalty?

5. Which academy product was an unused substitute for Sunderland on the night?

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Round 2: Top 10 – The 2011-12 season

It is coming up to ten years since Martin O'Neill replaced Steve Bruce as Sunderland manager following a poor start to the season. There is a point for each correct answer regarding that campaign.

1. Sunderland completed league doubles over Stoke City and which other side during the season?

2. Coming in October, who was Sunderland’s first away win of the season against?

3. The Lads reached the 6th round of the FA Cup after beating which side at the Stadium of Light in the 5th?

4. Who took over as caretaker manager between the departure of Bruce and the arrival of O’Neill?

5. Sunderland’s first game under O’Neill was against Blackburn Rovers – what was the final score?

6. Who scored Sunderland’s last goal of the season?

7. Which team knocked Sunderland out of the League Cup?

8. What was the name of the Greek defender Sunderland brought in on loan from Wolfsburg during the season?

9. Which other defender also came in on loan during the same January transfer window?

10. Who scored the only goal of the game when Sunderland beat Liverpool at the Stadium of Light?

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Round 3: 3-4-3

The final round sees a change of pace, with the first three questions worth one point each, the next four worth two points per each and the final three offering three points each (20 points in total).

1. Anthony Patterson made his debut for loan club Notts County last weekend, playing in which position?

2. Josh Hawkes also featured last weekend. Which League Two is he currently on loan at?

3. How many goals did Ross Stewart score in the win over Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night?

4. Sunderland’s new Head of Individual Player Development Mike Dodds left which club before taking up the post?

5. Who was Sunderland’s first league game of the 2020-21 season against?

6. What was the final score in that match?

7. Who was Sunderland’s top goalscorer during the 2017-18 Championship relegation campaign?

8. How many times did Gary Owers play at Wembley for Sunderland?

9. Who did Owers’ first Sunderland goal come against?

10. How many goals did he score in total for the Lads?

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Round 1: The Opponents – Lincoln City

1. Anthony Scully

2. Callum McFadzean

3. 5-3

4. Grant Leadbitter

5. Patrick Almond

Round 2: Top Ten – the 2011-12 season

1. Queens Park Rangers

2. Bolton Wanderers

3. Arsenal

4. Eric Black

5. 2-1

6. Phil Bardsley

7. Brighton & Hove Albion

8. Sotirios Kyrgiakos

9. Wayne Bridge

10. Nicklas Bendtner

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Goalkeeper

2. Tranmere Rovers

3. Two

4. Birmingham City

5. Bristol Rovers

6. 1-1

7. Lewis Grabban

8. Three

9. Doncaster Rovers

10. 27


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