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Roker Report Brainbusters: Chance your arm with this week’s questions!

Are you this week’s SAFC brainbox?

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Round 1: The Opponents – Blackpool

One point per question is up for grabs in our first round – all about our history with the Seasiders.

1. Which Sunderland midfielder joined Blackpool when he left Roker Park in 1978?

2. Which of his fellow 1973 FA Cup-winning teammates was already at Blackpool at this point?

3. The pair were both managed at Bloomfield Road by which former Sunderland gaffer?

4. Who scored Sunderland’s goal when the sides drew 1-1 at the Stadium of Light in December 2019?

5. What was the final score when Sunderland beat Blackpool in October 1987?

Sunderland v Blackpool - Sky Bet League One
Aiden McGeady in action the last time the two sides met
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Round 2: Top 10 – Academy of Light graduates

Ten questions on players that have come through the ranks, with a point awarded for each correct answer.

1. Dan Neil made his league debut for Sunderland as a late substitute against which club last season?

2. In which year did Elliot Embleton join Grimsby Town on loan?

3. Which north-eastern town is Ellis Taylor originally from?

4. In which year did Jordan Henderson make his debut for the senior England side?

5. Which future Sunderland manager signed Jordan Pickford on loan for Bradford City in 2014?

6. What was the score when Manchester United beat a Sunderland side including debutant Martyn Waghorn on Boxing Day 2007?

7. Which Championship club does Jack Colback currently play for?

8. Name the Academy graduate whose three substitute appearances for the club all came during 2010-11?

9. Who was Jack Diamond’s first senior goal for Sunderland against?

10. Whose only appearance for the first team at Sunderland was as a late substitute during a home defeat to Wolves in May 2011?

Lincoln City v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Diamond gets on the scoresheet, but who were the opposition?
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Round 3: 3-4-3

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

1. Which club have Sunderland signed Dennis Cirkin from?

2. Name the Everton forward that has recently joined Sunderland on loan for the 2021-22 season?

3. In which country was new arrival Frederik Alves born?

4. Which manager guided Sunderland to promotion in the 1979-80 season?

5. Which Bristol-born goalkeeper moved to Sunderland in 1987 and later became a coach at the Academy of Light?

6. From which club did Sunderland sign Kevin Ball?

7. In which year did the transfer take place?

8. There have only been three instances of a Sunderland boss winning the Premier League Manager of the Month award; in which month and year did Peter Reid become the first to do so?

9. Reid followed that up by winning the award again, but for in month and year was it that time?

10. Who is the only other Sunderland manager to ever win the accolade?

Round 3 Question 8; zoom in for a clue...

Answers

Round 1: The Opponents – Blackpool

1. Bobby Kerr

2. Dick Malone

3. Bob Stokoe

4. Charlie Wyke

5. 2-0

Round 2: Top Ten - Academy of Light graduates

1. Swindon Town

2. 2018

3. Hartlepool

4. 2010

5. Phil Parkinson

6. 4-0

7. Nottingham Forest

8. Jordan Cook

9. Lincoln City

10. Louis Laing

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Tottenham Hotspur

2. Nathan Broadhead

3. Denmark

4. Ken Knighton

5. Tim Carter

6. Portsmouth

7. 1990

8. October 1999

9. December 2000

10. Martin O’Neill