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FAN FOCUS!

Before each and every Sunderland game we interview an opposition fan to catch up and get the latest crack on goings on at their club.

Fan Focus: Chatting with an old marra ahead of Sunderland v Blyth Spartans this afternoon!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first pre-season friendly, we spoke to Blyth Spartans media assistant (and ex-Roker Reporter!) Niall Bromley to get the lowdown on Terry Mitchell’s side...

Fan Focus: Wycombe fan Phil believes that Gareth Ainsworth’s side “relishes” being the underdog!

Ahead of Sunderland’s League One play-off final match at Wembley, we spoke to Wycombe Wanderers’ Head Of Audio & Broadcast, Phil Catchpole, to discuss which side he thinks is heading back to the Championship!

Fan Focus: Sheffield Wednesday fan James says losing Barry Bannan would be a huge blow tonight!

Ahead of Sunderland’s playoff first leg tonight, Matty Crichton to Sheffield Wednesday fan and host of The Wednesday ’Til I Die Podcast, James Mappin, to discuss how he expects Darren Moore’s side to approach the match!

Lasses Fan Focus: Robins fan Shahan provides an update on Sunderland’s final opponents of the season

Our good mate Shahan Miah from Bristol City Vixencast has answered our questions about how their season has gone & what he expects from today’s match at Eppleton CW.

Fan Focus: Morecambe fan Tom says that ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Trevor Carson has been “excellent”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s final League One match of the season, Matty Crichton spoke to Morecambe fan Tom Collins of the ShrimpsOnline fan site to discuss if he thinks they can achieve survival!

Fan Focus: Rotherham fan Will would like to see Sunderland striker Will Grigg sign permanently!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Rotherham today, we spoke to writer Will Daniels of the Tivoli View to talk all about their drop in form towards the end of the season... and Will Grigg!

Lasses Fan Focus: We speak to Durham WFC fan, Mark Padden, ahead of the River Wear derby

Sunderland play their final away game of the season against Durham at Maiden Castle in the River Wear Derby. The fixture is expected to have 1,000 fans in attendance as the lasses look to finish their season on a high, whilst Durham Women try to get bragging rights for the second time this season.

Fan Focus: Cambridge fan Tom says Mark Bonner’s side are “wildly over-achieving” this season!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match at the Stadium of Light today, Matty Crichton spoke to Thomas of Cambridge fan site Under The Abbey Stand to find out about Mark Bonner’s side’s excellent form!

Fan Focus: Plymouth fan Sam is predicting a marginal win for Argyle vs Sunderland!

Ahead of today’s crunch tie in Sunderland’s playoff push, Matty Crichton spoke to Plymouth fan Sam Down to discuss their excellent run this season in League One!

Fan Focus: Shrewsbury fan Dan says that former Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan has “been excellent”!

Ahead of today’s match against Shrewsbury, Matty Crichton spoke to Shrewsbury fan Dan Hough, to find out how Tom Flanagan has been getting on since his deadline day move!

Fan Focus: Oxford fan Jack says they’ll beat Sunderland for the first time since 1991 at home!

Ahead of Sunderland’s playoff six-pointer against Oxford, Matty Crichton spoke to Jack Shoemark of the T’Manor Podcast to get the lowdown on Karl Robinson’s side!

Lasses Fan Focus: Coventry United commentator Paul believes the great escape is on!

It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for Coventry United, but we’re nearing the thrilling finalale and the track is running out. Can they avoid the drop? We asked our good mate Paul Wheeler from Radio Plus Coventry for his take ahead of today’s big game at Eppleton.

Fan Focus: Gillingham fan Lewis describes their new manager Neil Harris as a “top appointment”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s fixture with Gillingham today, Matty spoke to writer Lewis Browning about his side’s upturn in form under new boss Neil Harris!

Lasses Fan Focus: Blades fans John & Maisie praise Neil Redfern’s youth policy

Charlotte Patterson spoke to Sheffield United blogger John Slingsby and writer Maisie Marston to find out how their season is going ahead of today’s FA Women’s Championship fixture at Chesterfield.

Fan Focus: Lincoln fan Ben says Chris Maguire has been inconsistent since his Sunderland hat-trick!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Lincoln, Matty spoke to writer Ben Ward of The Stacey West fansite to get the lowdown on Michael Appleton’s side!

Lasses Fan Focus: Blackburn fans give us the lowdown as Sunderland visit Lancashire this afternoon!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match against Blackburn Rovers, Charlotte Patterson spoke to superfans Lindsey Lewis, Lee Hoyle and Poppy about their fandom and today’s game.

Fan Focus: Crewe fan Russ wasn’t sad to see former Sunderland left-back Callum McFadzean depart!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Crewe today, Matty spoke to Russ Fearn of The Railwaymen Podcast to discuss their battle to escape relegation to League Two!

Fan Focus: Fleetwood fan Ben says Jay Matete will play in the Premier League!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Fleetwood tonight, Matty spoke to YouTuber Knappers to discuss their battle to stay in League One, as well as Simon Grayson, Conor McLaughlin & Jay Matete!

Lasses Fan Focus: Proud Valiant Sam updates us ahead of Charlton’s visit to Sunderland!

The second part of this week’s Sunderland-Charlton double-header is at Eppleton CW this afternoon, and we’ve asked Sam Clarke about how their FA Women’s Championship season is going so far.

Fan Focus: Charlton fan Louis says ex-Sunderland man George Dobson is their player of the year!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with Charlton, Matty spoke to Charlton Live host Louis Mendez to discuss Johnnie Jackson’s progress, as well as our old friend George Dobson!

Lasses Fan Focus: We’ve got the Eagle Eye View on Sunderland’s game this afternoon!

Michael Cuell from The Eagle Eye View blog and twitter space is back to give us the lowdown on how Palace are performing this season.

Fan Focus: Wigan fan Barry says ex-Sunderland midfielder Max Power ‘came home’ when he rejoined!

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip today, Matthew Crichton spoke to Wigan fan Barry Worthington of the Progress With Unity Podcast, to discuss their promotion charge back to The Championship!

Fan Focus: Burton fan Ed is backing Alex Neil to break the Burton curse at The Stadium of Light!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Burton Albion tonight, Matty spoke to Co-host on the @d3d4football Podcast, Ed Walker, to get the lowdown on Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink’s side!

Fan Focus: MK Dons fan Liam expects ex-Sunderland striker Connor Wickham to find the net soon!

Ahead of Alex Neil’s first home match in charge of Sunderland, Matty spoke to MK Dons fan Liam Connolly of The MK1 Podcast to find out the factors behind Liam Manning’s success!

Lasses Fan Focus: Liverpool fan Ley chats ahead of Sunderland’s visit to Birkenhead today!

Top of the table and on their way back to the big time, but what does Liverpool fan Ley from 2getherTuneless make of their season so far and what do we expect at the match this afternoon?

Fan Focus: Dons fan Stu is hoping it takes a few games for Alex Neil to get going at Sunderland!

Ahead of Alex Neil’s first match in charge of Sunderland, Matty spoke to AFC Wimbledon fan Stu of The 9yrspodcast to find out how they have been doing in League One this season!

Fan Focus: Cheltenham fan Lee says Carl Winchester “will be booed” throughout the match!

Ahead of tonight’s game, we spoke to Cheltenham fan Lee Etheridge to chat about our opponents - and he’s got some interesting stuff to say, including about Carl Winchester’s exit to Forest Green!

Lasses Fan Focus: What can Sunderland expect against Sheffield United this afternoon?

Women’s football fanatic Nat Burrell gave us the lowdown on the Blades during our Lasses Podcast Live on Thursday night. Here’s what she had to say about our opponents at Eppleton...

Fan Focus: Writer Paul Goodwin says “it could be a very difficult and long afternoon” for Donny!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Doncaster, we spoke to Doncaster Free Press sports writer and Sunderland fan Paul Goodwin to chat about Gary McSheffery’s side ahead of today’s game!

Lasses Fan Focus: Birmingham fan Craig tells us all about the Blues ahead of Sunderland’s FA Cup clash

They’re bottom of the WSL, but with a win against Arsenal under their belts, is the tide turning for Birmingham City women? We find out more ahead of Sunderland’s FA Cup 4th Round tie at St Andrews today.

Fan Focus: Bolton fan Ed is predicting a 1-1 draw against Sunderland with Charles & Stewart scoring!

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip today, we spoke to Bolton fan Ed of The Lion of Vienna Suite fansite to get the lowdown on Ian Evatt’s side!

Lasses Fan Focus: The Rookmeister returns to update us on Lewes FC Women

Rooks super-fan Ash Head introduced us to Lewes FC earlier in the season, and returns to let us know how they’re getting on and recommend some good pubs in the Sussex town.