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The SAFC 365 Advent Calendar (Dec 21st): A red and (really) white Christmas!

Your countdown to Christmas – but with a Sunderland AFC twist! 



Still got somebody you need to buy a gift for? Have you been given some Christmas cash or a bonus at work? Buy SAFC 365 then! A Sunderland anthology, it is jam packed with red and white history and will see all profits go to the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen…

The book has an entry for each day of the year, looking back across nearly 145 years’ worth of Sunderland highs and lows, so to whet your whistle Roker Report has an advent window ready for every morning in the build up to the 25th of December.

Snow is falling, all around us, the Lads are playing, but not having fun!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some talk of snow, but the best remembered abandonment was in April!

A freak snowstorm in 2006 led to Sunderland’s home game against Fulham being scrapped after just 21 minutes of play. It was a bizarre sight coming right in the middle of spring, but it wasn’t the worst news if truth be told – the Lads were already trailing when the game was halted yet the rescheduled date saw them record their only league victory at the Stadium of Light that season.

Bemused fans made an early return home or to the pub when the first attempt was abandoned, but at least they’d seen more action than in December 1993 when a televised fixture against Grimsby Town was knocked on the head after barely five minutes.

A deluge of rain in Cleethorpes had caused a waterlogged pitch and despite earlier inspections, the referee quickly decided that the conditions had quickly become unplayable.

Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Sunderland v Fulham - The Stadium of Light Photo by Nick Potts - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images

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