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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: It’s Sunday - that means another set of Sunderland quiz questions!

Let us know how you get on with Roker Report’s latest batch of SAFC head scratchers… test your mam, test your dad, test your grandad - test all the family!

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Round 1: The Opponents – Bolton Wanderers

Sunderland have got another hectic run of fixtures coming up, with Bolton heading to the Stadium of Light next weekend. There is a point on offer for each question in this round, which focuses on previous games with The Trotters...

1. In which year did the two sides last meet in the FA Cup?

2. Bolton progressed in the tie following a replay on Wearside, but what was the final score in the initial game?

3. Who scored for Sunderland during that first match?

4. Sunderland confirmed promotion in 1976 following a 2-1 win at Roker Park against Bolton, but which two future SAFC managers were playing for the visitors that day?

5. Which former Bolton midfielder scored the only goal of the game when Sunderland beat them 1-0 in March 2002?

Sunderland v Crystal Palace
Round 1, question 5; a partial clue!
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Round 2: Top 10 – Sunderland goalkeepers (Part I)

Ten questions on former Sunderland custodians, with a point for each correct answer you get. They’ll be more posers on Sunderland’s past stoppers next week!

1. Which Sunderland stopper joined the club in 1954 from Airdrieonians?

2. From which club did Lionel Perez join Sunderland?

3. Which former Sunderland goalkeeper later returned to the club as head of recruitment in 2018?

4. What distinction does Derek Forster still hold at Sunderland?

5. How many clean sheets did Thomas Sorensen keep during his first season at Sunderland?

6. Which goalkeeper was an ever-present during Sunderland’s run to the 1985 Milk (League) Cup final, producing several key saves along the way?

7. Who was given number one when Sunderland first started using squad numbers during the 1993-94 season?

8. Which club did Costel Pantilimon join when he left Sunderland in 2016?

9. Which goalkeeper did Jim Montgomery come into the side for when he made his debut for the club in a 1961 League Cup tie against Walsall and then replace as first choice later in the season?

10. Current goalkeeping coach David Preece replaced which former England number one as a substitute in the second half of the last ever game to be held at Roker Park?

Milk Cup Final.
Round 2, question 6; another partial clue!
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Round 3: 3-4-3

With the first three questions worth one point each, the next four earning you two points and the final three offering three points a time we mix things up in Round 3 (20 points in total).

1. What was the score at half time last weekend between Sunderland and Accrington Stanley?

2. Who had opened the scoring for Sunderland in that match?

3. Sunderland are due to play against Wigan Athletic this week in the third round of which competition?

4. New first team coach Phil Jevons had been working at which club before joining Lee Johnson’s staff?

5. Who did Sunderland’s last Premiership win come against?

6. Who did Sunderland’s last win before the abandonment of the 2019-20 season come against?

7. Which player scored the winner when Sunderland beat Manchester United at Roker Park in 1997?

8. In which year did Sunderland next beat Manchester United at home?

9. How many times did Lee Cattermole start a first-team game for Sunderland?

10. How many times did Laurens De Bock start a first-team game for Sunderland?

John Mullin
Round 3, question 7; still mullin’ it over?
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Round 1: The Opponents – Bolton Wanderers

1. 2013

2. 2-2

3. Connor Wickham and Craig Gardner

4. Peter Reid and Sam Allardyce

5. Jason McAteer

Round 2: Top Ten – Sunderland goalkeepers Part I

1. Willie Fraser

2. Bordeaux

3. Tony Coton

4. He is the youngest person to have played for the first team

5. 29

6. Chris Turner

7. Alec Chamberlain

8. Watford

9. Peter Wakeham

10. Chris Woods

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. 1-1

2. Dan Neil

3. The Carabao (League) Cup

4. Everton

5. Hull City

6. Bristol Rovers

7. John Mullin

8. 2001 (2-1 after extra time in the Worthington (League) Cup

9. 242

10. 8


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