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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: A fresh set of Sunderland quiz questions to get your teeth into

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Round 1: The Opponents – Cheltenham Town

The Lads welcome Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening, and there is one point per correct answer to be had as we look back on some of the links between the two clubs.

1. Which former Sunderland striker, signed from Everton in 1995, made his senior debut for The Robins in 1987?

2. Who was Sunderland manager when the two sides met in a 2005 League Cup tie?

3. The game went into extra time, but what was the final score?

4. True or false – Lee Johnson’s Dad Gary previously managed Cheltenham?

5. Darren Carter played for Cheltenham later in his career having previously been on loan at Sunderland. In what year did he play for the Lads?

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Round 1, question 5; when did Sunderland get Carter?
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Round 2: Top 10 – Sunderland goalkeepers Part II

After last week’s initial set of questions, we’ve got ten more on the men between the sticks. There is a point on offer for each correct answer

1. Which former Sunderland goalkeeper holds the record for the most appearances made for the club?

2. Which stopper only missed two league games during Sunderland’s 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95 and 1901-02 Football League winning seasons?

3. Keiren Westwood joined Sunderland in 2011 after leaving which club?

4. When Sunderland won Division Three in 1987-88, who played over 30 league games in goal for the Lads during the campaign?

5. The season had started with which Oxford United loanee donning the gloves?

6. Which local lad and current Academy coach made his debut in goal for Sunderland at West Bromwich Albion in December 1982?

7. Before later joining Martin O’Neill’s coaching staff at Sunderland, which stopper had a short spell playing for the club under Lawrie McMenemy in 1985?

8. Who was Sunderland’s goalkeeper when they won the 1937 FA Cup final?

9. In which year did Barry Siddall join Sunderland?

10. From which club did Sunderland loan Shay Given in 1996?

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Round 2, question 3; where was Keiren Westwood sent from?
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Round 3: 3-4-3

The final round is set up a little differently, with the first three questions worth one point each, the next four earning you two points per correct answer and the final three each worth three points (20 points in total).

1. Which player scored his first goal for the club in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup win at Wigan Athletic?

2. Who also scored in the game for Sunderland?

3. Following the victory Sunderland have been drawn away at which Championship club in the next round of the competition?

4. Sunderland fan John Lowe is a three times world champion at which sport?

5. From which club did Sunderland buy Will Buckley in 2014?

6. Which other player did Sunderland sign from the same club earlier in the same year?

7. What was the name of the stand opposite Roker Park’s Main Stand?

8. Which player made the most league appearances for Sunderland during the 2011-12 season?

9. Who did Sunderland achieve their record win of 11-1 against?

10. In what year was it?

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Round 3, question 5; Billy Jones and Will Buckley both joined the Lads in 2014, but who did the latter leave to come here?
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Answers

Round 1: The Opponents – Cheltenham Town

1. Brett Angell

2. Mick McCarthy

3. 1-0

4. True

5. 2004

Round 2: Top Ten – Sunderland goalkeepers Part II

1. Jimmy Montgomery

2. Ned Doig

3. Coventry City

4. Iain Hesford

5. Steve Hardwick

6. Mark Prudhoe

7. Seamus McDonagh

8. Johnny Mapson

9. 1976

10. Blackburn Rovers

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Nathan Broadhead

2. Luke O’Nien

3. Queens Park Rangers

4. Darts

5. Brighton & Hove Albion

6. Liam Bridcutt

7. Clock Stand

8. Stephane Sessegnon

9. Fairfield

10. 1895

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