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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: 25 new Sunderland AFC quiz questions to test your SAFC creds

How are you on SAFC trivia? Give these questions a whirl and share your score!

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Round 1: The Opponents – Wigan Athletic

We’ve already played them in the league this season, and have now been drawn against the Latics in the Carabao Cup. One point for each correct answer

1. In which year did Sunderland play against Wigan in the Mercantile Credit Football Festival at Wembley?

2. Which Sunderland born defender played for Wigan in the game, having left Sunderland the previous year?

3. What was the final score when Wigan won at the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup in 2008?

4. Which central defender did Sunderland buy from Wigan in 2010?

5. Which player left Wigan for Sunderland in 2014, only to move back to the Latics two years later?

Sunderland v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup 3rd Round
Question 3: Mike Riley takes a tumble as Sunderland take on Wigan in the FA Cup in 2008. But what was the score?
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Round 2: Top 10 – The 2001-02 season

Twenty years ago Sunderland were a top flight side. A point for each correct answer on a Premiership campaign that started two decades ago

1. Sunderland signed Claudio Reyna during the season from which Scottish club?

2. Another new arrival, Jason McAteer, made his debut in a 2-0 defeat to which side?

3. Who was Sunderland’s top scorer for the season?

4. The campaign ended with a 1-1 draw against which team?

5. Lilian Laslandes made his debut in the season opener against Ipswich, but who later replaced him as a second-half substitute?

6. Sunderland’s final win of the season was a 2-1 victory on April Fools Day against which side?

7. How many times did the Lads win away from home during the season?

8. Jody Craddock scored his first goal for Sunderland in this season, but who did it come against?

9. Sunderland’s biggest win of the season was against Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day – what was the final score?

10. How many league games did Michael Gray start during the campaign?

Lilian Laslandes
Round 1, question 5; Laslandes - replaced on debut by the man he was meant to succeed

Round 3: 3-4-3

We’ve mixed things up 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. Who scored Sunderland’s winner against AFC Wimbledon last weekend?

2. How many goals did Aiden O’Brien score in the Carabao Cup win over Blackpool in midweek?

3. Which country is Ross Stewart from?

4. Lee Johnson’s first managerial role was at which club?

5. Which Sunderland based housebuilder has agreed to become Sunderland AFC Ladies’ new front of shirt sponsor for the 2021-22 season?

6. Which player won three England caps in 1976 while on Sunderland’s books?

7. Before being injured on Boxing Day 1962, which Sunderland forward had scored 24 goals in 24 league games and 4 goals in 4 League Cup games?

8. Who fought Sunderland fan Billy Hardy for the WBO and IBF world featherweight titles on the same day the club played their last ever league fixture at Roker Park?

9. Whose solitary appearance for the Sunderland first team was in a home defeat to Oldham Athletic in 1987?

10. Sunderland’s first-ever Football League win was against which club?

Oldham Athletic v Walsall - Sky Bet League One
Round 3, question 4; a youthful Lee Johnson takes charge
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Answers

Round 1: The Opponents – Wigan Athletic

1. 1988

2. Alan Kennedy

3. 3-0

4. Titus Bramble

5. Jordi Gomez

Round 2: Top Ten - The 2001-02 season

1. Rangers

2. Middlesbrough

3. Kevin Phillips

4. Derby County

5. Niall Quinn

6. Leicester City

7. Three

8. Bolton Wanderers

9. 3-0

10. 35

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Carl Winchester

2. Three

3. Scotland

4. Oldham Athletic

5. Gentoo Homes

6. Tony Towers

7. Brian Clough

8. Naseem Hamed

9. Mark Outterside

10. West Bromwich Albion

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