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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: Crystal Palace Women fan Phil gives us the lowdown on the Eagles ahead of Sunday

Phil Huffer is a long -erm Crystal Palace fanatic and he’s been going to watch their women’s team since 2016. After a mixed start to the Eagles’ season, how does he see Sunday’s FA Women’s Championship match unfolding?

MK Dons fan Martin is backing veteran striker Cameron Jerome to score against Sunderland!

Cameron Jerome - remember him? We sat down for a chat with MK Dons fan Martin, who fancies the veteran striker to cause Sunderland problems when the two sides go head-to-head tomorrow afternoon.

Interview: Blackpool fan Tony predicts a Simon Grayson win on his return to Sunderland

Tony Wilkinson - deputy chair of the Blackpool Supporters Trust - talks about Blackpool’s resurgence under Simon Grayson and why he thinks his side will be capable of beating Sunderland this weekend.

Interview: Scunthorpe fan Matt is hoping his League Two strugglers can heap misery on Sunderland

We sat down for a chat with Scunthorpe fan and Podcaster Matt ahead of Sunderland’s game at Glanford Park - and he says their fans are hoping that the EFL Trophy can give them something to cheer about after a dismal start to their league season.

Interview: Rotherham fan fears Sunderland’s Chris Maguire will come back to haunt The Millers

Ahead of tonight’s game we sat down with Rotherham fan Will to hear all about how his club have started the season, how he thinks the match will pan out later today and which Sunderland player he fears the most!

Interview: Peterborough fan Jarred is expecting a high-scoring game when Sunderland come to town

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to London Road we sat down for a chat with Peterborough fan Jarred to talk about Marcus Maddison, chairmen on Twitter, Posh’s promotion chances and why this weekend’s game is sure to be a high scoring affair.

Interview: Southend journo Chris details just how bad Sunderland’s opponents today have it...

Here to provide Sunderland fans with a sense of perspective is Southend Echo journalist Chris Phillips, who admits that today could go down as one of the most sorry days in the recent history of Southend United if they’re relegated.

Interview: Pompey fan Hugh thinks Ollie Hawkins could be the key to his side beating Sunderland

Ollie Hawkins has been a thorn in Sunderland’s side all season - we chatted with Pompey fan Hugh, who thinks the bustling striker could well be the difference tomorrow and is confident that the away team will take the vital three points.

Interview: Uh-oh - Bristol Rovers fan Jim predicts a bore draw for Sunderland this weekend!

Ahead of this weekend’s match away at Bristol Rovers we caught up with Gas fan Jim - and whilst he’s realistic about his side’s chances of taking something from the game, he feels it’ll be something of a bore draw despite Bristol’s best efforts.

Interview: Oxford fan thinks they can upset Sunderland - “We’ve done well against the big boys!”

In this week’s Fan Focus interview we catch up with Oxford fan James Richards from D3D4 Football, and he reckons that their recent record against the big boys means they could upset Sunderland this weekend!

Interview: Wimbledon fan says they won’t fear Sunderland - “This is League One, not the PL!”

They showed in the FA Cup last week that they have fight - and, in today’s Fan Focus, Wimbledon fan Rob from WUP Fanzine tells us exactly why League One’s bottom side won’t fear Sunderland this weekend.

Fan Focus: Scunthorpe in fine form & their supporters are confident they could upset Sunderland

We sat down for a chat with Scunthorpe fan Max Bell to hear the crack from Lincolnshire ahead of Sunderland’s trip there tomorrow - they’re in good form and are looking to upset our promotion bid. Eeeek!

Fan Focus: Luton fan Graham credits Sunderland’s ‘Championship Squad’ but predicts close battle

We sat down for a chat with Luton Town Podcaster Graham to get his thoughts ahead of today’s game - and whilst he’s predicting a close battle, he’s impressed by Sunderland’s ‘Championship’ standard squad.

Fan Focus: Charlton fan Louis thinks they’ll draw with Sunderland - but fears McGeady’s impact

We sat down for a chat with Charlton fan Louis to find out the crack from their side ahead of tomorrow’s game - and whilst he’s predicting a draw, he fears what Aiden McGeady is capable of!

Fan Focus: Pompey fan Hugh thinks his team will beat Sunderland in a VERY close game on Saturday

Ahead of the MASSIVE game on Saturday with promotion rivals Portsmouth on the south coast, we caught up with Pompey supporter Hugh - and he reckons his side will manage to edge Sunderland in an incredibly close, edgy affair.

Fan Focus: “Every Sunderland player is better than every Bristol Rovers player” apparently!

Ahead of the game this weekend with Bristol Rovers we sat down with Pirates fan Max Alder to get the low-down on what’s occurring at the Memorial Stadium - and he fears that his side are going to get absolutely battered by promotion-chasing Sunderland.

Fan Focus: Accrington fan predicts win over Sunderland in front of big crowd, but fears McGeady!

Ahead of the game this weekend in Lancashire we caught up with Josh from Accrington fanzine ‘Raw Milk’, who is predicting a home win in front of a big crowd - but recognises the capability of Sunderland’s in-form wing wizard Aiden McGeady.

Fan Focus: “I’m feeling pessimistic” says Walsall site Bescot Banter ahead of Sunderland cup tie

Humbled by a late Sunderland comeback and then a midweek defeat to Pompey, Walsall go into this weekend’s game with their tails down. Can the lads take advantage? Fansite Bescot Banter are worried about what might be coming their way...

Fan Focus: Barnsley fan Ken is predicting a right old ding-dong when they visit Sunderland today

IT’S A BATTLE BETWEEN TWO PROMOTION RIVALS! THE BEST ATTACK VERSUS THE BEST DEFENCE! 2ND V 3RD! We’re suitably hyped for tonight’s game, as is Barnsley fan Ken - and he’s predicting a pulsating 2-2 draw!

Fan Focus: Walsall fansite Bescot Banter fear Sunderland’s top scorer & predict a 3-1 away win!

Rory Fallow sat down for a chat with Walsall fansite Bescot Banter to find out what their crack is ahead of Saturday’s game in the West Midlands - they’re fearing Josh Maja and reckon we might score heavy to win!

Fan Focus: Port Vale are well up for taking on Sunderland in the cup - should be entertaining!

We caught up with Mike Baggaley - Port Vale writer for the Stoke Sentinel - to find out exactly what we can expect when Sunderland head to take on the League Two side in the FA Cup tomorrow.

FAN FOCUS: Southend journo Chris thinks Sunderland are in for a tough game and predicts a draw!

Southend are enjoying life under the management of club legend Chris Powell, and are on a good run in League One. Ahead of the game, we caught up with Chris Phillips from the Southend Echo - and he thinks Sunderland are in for a tough afternoon.

FAN FOCUS: Shrews fan Glyn explains why he’s confident of a devastating Sunderland away victory!

Shrewsbury Town were unlucky not to get promoted last season, but this time around they’re not faring as well in League One - and, as Salop fan Glyn explains, they’re hoping they don’t get pummeled by Sunderland on Saturday!

FAN FOCUS: Discussing Bradford v Sunderland with The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas!

Mark Douglas - Football Editor for the Chronicle - is a massive fan of Bradford, so we collared him for a chat ahead of Sunderland’s trip there this weekend.

FAN FOCUS: Like Sunderland, Rochdale are crap on set-pieces; Dale fan Ian predicts a score-draw!

Joining us this week for Fan Focus is Ian Wright from the Rochdale Supporters Trust, who reckons his side will come to Sunderland this weekend and play out an exciting game of football that is full of goals!

FAN FOCUS: Could Sunderland’s Flanagan & McLaughlin come back to haunt their old club Burton?

Don’t let Burton Albion’s position in the league fool you - their form has picked up and, in Liam Boyce, they have a deadly goalscorer. Josh Murray from the Burton Mail explains why Nigel Clough’s side are more than a match for Sunderland this Saturday.

FAN FOCUS: Fleetwood fan has a clear message for Sunderland - “Underestimate us at your peril!”

Fleetwood Town fanatic Ben drops by to tell us all about how their controversial manager Joey Barton is doing such a fantastic job - and warns Sunderland supporters that they shouldn’t underestimate the Cod Army or they will get hurt!

FAN FOCUS: U’s fan James on why Chris Maguire is a LEGEND at Oxford, and why Sunderland will win

We spoke to James Richards - an Oxford fan who is part of the D3D4 Football Podcast team - to get his views on what is going on with his club ahead of Sunderland’s face-off with the Yellows on Saturday.

FAN FOCUS: Scunthorpe fan Matt hopes that his team manage to get a draw against Sunderland!

To find out what’s going on at Scunthorpe we had a chat with Matt Blanchard of fanzine Iron Bru. As well as previewing the game, Matt gives us the lowdown on manager Nick Daws and what he’s expecting from this season.

FAN FOCUS: Owls fan Stuart Laver gives us the lowdown ahead of Sunderland’s cup-tie this evening

Sheffield Wednesday fan Stuart Laver joined us for a quick chat to talk about the fortunes of both clubs ahead of tonight’s game at the Stadium of Light.

FAN FOCUS: Luton Town supporter Justin fills us in before Sunderland head to Kenilworth

To get the crack from Kenilworth Road, we had a chat with Justin Dealey of the Luton Town Fans Podcast. It’s been a dramatic few years for Luton and Justin brought us right back up to speed with the Hatters, as well as giving us his thoughts on the upcoming game.

FAN FOCUS: Charlton Athletic fan Louis gives us the lowdown ahead of Sunderland showdown

Charlton Athletic fan and @charltonlive host Louis Mendez joined us for a quick chat to talk about the fortunes of both clubs ahead of today’s game at the Stadium of Light.