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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: How will you do with this week’s Sunderland quiz?

25 brand new SAFC questions to get your cogs turning - let us know how you get on!

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Round 1: The Opponents - Hull City

One point per question is up for grabs in our first round - all about our history with Hull City.

  1. Which goalkeeper joined Sunderland from Hull City in 1988?
  2. Iain Hesford and which other player moved in the opposite direction as part of the deal?
  3. Hull’s first ever match at their current home was a friendly against Sunderland in which year?
  4. As we plummeted out of the Premier League under David Moyes during the 2016-17 season, Sunderland did the double over Hull; what was the aggregate score?
  5. Who scored the only goal of the game when Chris Coleman’s Sunderland beat Hull in January 2018?
Sunderland v Hull City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Round 2: Top 10 - The Phil Parkinson era

Ten questions on Phil Parkinson’s time in charge at the Stadium of Light, with a point for each correct answer

  1. Who was Phil Parkinson’s first game in charge of Sunderland against?
  2. What was the score in that match?
  3. Which midfielder did Parkinson sign from Queens Park Rangers in January 2020?
  4. Who did Parkinson record his biggest win as Sunderland manager against?
  5. Parkinson left his position at Sunderland in 2020, but in which month?
  6. Who took over at Sunderland as caretaker manager in between Parkinson’s departure and the arrival of Lee Johnson?
  7. Who did Parkinson appoint as a physical performance coach whilst at Sunderland?
  8. Who were the only team Parkinson’s side lost to in an otherwise unbeaten 15 game run during the 2019-20 campaign that began with draw at home to Blackpool and ended with another home draw against Fleetwood Town?
  9. Who scored the first Sunderland goal of Parkinson’s reign?
  10. Who sored the last Sunderland goal of Parkinson’s reign?
Fleetwood Town v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Round 3: 3-4-3

Things ramp up in the final round, with the first three questions worth one point each, the next four earning you two points per questions and the final three offering three points a time (20 points in total).

  1. What is Sunderland’s current training ground called?
  2. Who is the current majority shareholder of Sunderland?
  3. In which country was Lynden Gooch born?
  4. Who is the current Assistant Head Coach at Sunderland?
  5. Although he wore 28 during the 2020-21 season, what was Aiden McGeady’s squad number at Sunderland before that?
  6. Which country did Arbenit Xhamajli make his international debut for in 2019?
  7. How many times have Sunderland been champions of the English top-flight?
  8. In which season did Sunderland first become champions of the English top-slight?
  9. Who was Sunderland’s top scorer during the 1956-57 campaign?
  10. How many goals did he score in all competitions?
Sunderland Training Session Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images


Round 1: The Opponents - Hull City

  1. Tony Norman
  2. Billy Whitehurst
  3. 2002
  4. 5-0 (3-0 at Sunderland and 2-0 at Hull)
  5. Joel Asoro


Round 2: The Phil Parkinson era

  1. Wycombe Wanderers
  2. 1-0 (to Wycombe)
  3. Josh Scowen
  4. Aston Villa U21s (8-1)
  5. November
  6. Andrew Taylor
  7. Nick Allamby
  8. Portsmouth
  9. Duncan Watmore
  10. Charlie Wyke


Round 3: 3-4-3

  1. The Academy of Light
  2. Kyril Louis-Dreyfus
  3. The United States of America
  4. Jamie McAllister
  5. 19
  6. Kosovo
  7. Six
  8. 1891-92
  9. Charlie Fleming
  10. 27

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