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G’day and goodbye, Bailey: Sunderland favourite Wright joins Rotherham on loan

Sad but inevitable news this evening as Bailey Wright leaves Sunderland to join Rotherham United on loan.

Confirmed: Dajaku heads out of the door on loan to join up with Swiss top flight side

21-year-old German forward Leon Dajaku has departed Wearside to join up with Swiss Super League outfit St Gallen. Good luck, Leon!

Sunderland deal for West Ham’s Ekwah includes sell on and buyback clauses

The permanent transfer of Pierre Ekwah from West Ham to Sunderland is understood to include a sell-on percentage and buyback clause - similar to the deal made when Dennis Cirkin arrived from Spurs.

“I’m hugely looking forward to it” says Boro’s geordie boss ahead of Sunderland v Smoggies clash

"They’re playing well, we’re playing well. I’m hugely looking forward to it." Michael Carrick spoke with Sky’s LO72 show about his start to life as manager at The Riverside Stadium, and gave his verdict on the rivalry between Sunderland and Boro.

Report: Sunderland set to sign France U21 international winger Isaac Lihadji from LOSC Lille

Reports in the French media claim that Sunderland are in advanced talks with France U21 winger Isaac Lihadji from Lille, and that the player has visited the Academy of Light.

Exclusive: Nathan Broadhead is keen on a Sunderland return - but no offer is forthcoming

Everton striker Nathan Broadhead is keen on a return to Sunderland, but no offer from the club is forthcoming - and instead, it looks like he’s set for a permanent move elsewhere.

Comment: Forest striker Sam Surridge linked with Sunderland loan move - should we snap him up?

SSN reporter Keith Downie says that Sunderland want to sign 24 year old Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge. We certainly seem to be wasting no time at all in the transfer market!

International Fan’s Weekend 2023: Sunderland supporters across the globe, join us!

Whether you’re in Taiwan or Tunstall, Riyad or Roker, Prague or Pallion, make sure you’re on Wearside from Friday 14th April 2023 for International Fans Weekend!

Confirmed: Ellis Simms recalled by Frank Lampard as desperate Everton seek to end striker woes

Some news out of left field tonight as The Athletic confirm that Ellis Simms time at Sunderland has been brought to an end, with the player recalled by Everton to help with their problems up front.

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Soup Kitchen Stories: We can solve Sunderland’s empathy crisis with love

Sunderland is meant to be the caring city, but as times get harder those, with the least face discrimination and abuse. Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen has a mission to change that.

Soup Kitchen Raffle: Your chance to win unique Sunderland 1973 FA Cup memorabilia & SAFC posters!

The good people at the Fans Museum have donated an exclusive bundle of signed print photographs to the Soup Kitchen appeal. Buy some raffle tickets for the chance to win and raise money for the Christmas appeal!

From the stadium to the stage – Sunderland AFC is making an Empire appearance

It’s showtime! News that the Sunderland Empire will be telling the story of SAFC has gone down very well…

Roker Roundup: Martin O’Neill talks all things Sunderland, plus Scottish defender linked

Our former manager spoke to Roker Rapport about his time in charge of the lads, and growing up as a Sunderland supporter.

How businesses can support the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen Christmas Appeal

We have amazing businesses and brilliant entrepreneurs in our city. Their support for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen could make all the difference this Christmas... and Roker Report will give them a little something in return!

Bailey Wright shares heartache after historic Australia win over Denmark

Our Socceroo revealed after the game his mother-in-law was gravely ill.

“Sock Ness Drogba” - Limited edition Soup Kitchen merch for Sunderland fans released!

Do you love Ross Stewart and want his image on your feet as he steps back into the Lads side this winter? Roker Report and the Sock Council have created a unique Christmas gift to support the Soup Kitchen appeal.

Launch of the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen Christmas Appeal 2022

Roker Report is once again asking for your kind support in our efforts to raise money for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen with our #SoupKitchen22 appeal.

Thank you all so much!

Last night we received the Best Club Content Creator award at the 2022 Football Content Awards in Manchester - thanks to every single one of our contributors, readers and listeners. This is for all of us!

Roker Roundup: Report claims Jewi’s value has quadrupled, with Spanish giants Valencia after him

He’s only been here two minutes and has barely featured, but reports in Spain claim that World Cup bound teenager Jewison Bennette is already attracting interest from La Liga giants Valencia.

Roker Roundup: Ex-Sunderland striker McCoist thinks we can make the Championship Playoffs!

Could another trip to Wembley be on the cards? Former Sunderland striker Ally McCoist can’t see any reason why the Lads can’t make the playoffs this season…

Please vote for Roker Report in the Football Supporters Association Awards!

The FSAs are the annual fans’ football awards, and Roker Report is honoured to be shortlisted in the "Fan Media of the Year" category. Please vote for us along with your favourite players, commentators and pundits.

Roker Roundup: Ex-Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson announces his retirement after a long career

Seb Larsson - who made 176 appearances for Sunderland during his time on Wearside - has announced he’ll finish up his playing career at the end of the current Allsvenskan season.

Reaction: The worst kept secret in the world is confirmed - Sunderland Til I Die is coming back!

Fulwell73’s Leo Pearlman has finally confirmed that they’re bringing back ‘Sunderland Til I Die’ for a third series - and I can’t wait to see things finally come to a happy end.

Transfer News: Sunderland looking closely at free agent striker

During his appearance on Roker Report: Friday Night Live, SSN presenter Tom White revealed that Sunderland are looking closely at a ‘long term deal’ for a free agent striker.

Exclusive: “We haven’t ridden the wave from the Euros” - Clark on need to improve SAFC Women!

The head of the women’s domain at Sunderland AFC, Alex Clark, gives us a unique insight into the behind the scenes operation at the Academy and tells us why he "can’t defend the indefensible".

Roker Roundup: Danny Graham on Di Canio ‘nightmare’ & KLD jets off to Uruguay to visit clubs

In a chat with RR, Danny Graham revealed what it was like to work under the rule of Paolo Di Canio, whilst elsewhere it looks like Kyril is jetting off to Uruguay to visit a bunch of clubs - what could that mean?

Roker Roundup: Asoro hits out at agents after Sunderland spell & Jewi’s dad speaks on progress

Joel Asoro says he was ripped off by agents when he moved to Sunderland, and Jewison Bennette’s dad has been chatting about his son’s progress since arriving on Wearside.

Sunderland fans - we need you! Vote for Roker Report as Best Club Content Creator at the FCAs!

We’ve made the shortlist for ‘Best Club Content Creator’ at this year’s Football Content Awards - but to bring the silverware home to Wearside, we need YOUR help!

Roker Roundup: Bennette’s dad gives details on why he’s not featured yet - and a BCD friendly

Speaking to the Costa Rican media, Jewison Bennette’s dad spoke about why his son has not featured since arriving - and talked about a behind closed doors friendly which featured our four new recruits.

Roker Roundup: Ex-Sunderland defender thinks we’ll be ‘better off’ with Mowbray in charge

An ex-Sunderland defender has had his say on our managerial situation and thinks we’ll be ‘better off’ with Tony Mowbray in charge; Winchester speaks about leaving Wearside; and several other ex-players are on the move

Lifting the Lid: Sunderland new-boy Abdoullah Ba gives in-depth insight into who he is

In an interview published last year by French magazine Onze Mondial, new Sunderland midfielder Abdoullah Ba gave some fascinating insight into the type of person and player he is.

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