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Sunderland’s October Preview (Part One) - What can the Lads look forward to this coming month?

October is a busy month for Sunderland, with plenty of home games in a month that could shape up the rest of the season – here’s what the Lads can look forward to…

On This Day (29 September 2012): Fletcher is the hero again as one goal is enough to beat Wigan

Fletcher’s on fire!

Way Back When: Sunderland 4-3 Preston North End (1971) - Jimmy’s dream debut wins the day!

It took an unforgettable moment from a 16 year old super sub to win the day in this seven goal thriller from the seventies. Andrew Cockburn tells the tale of a crucial win in Sunderland’s 1971/72 second tier campaign against our opponents this coming Saturday...

Last time we played Preston at the SOL it was a disaster - haven’t we come a long way?

As this match report, player ratings, and videos of a half empty stadium full of pink seats and fans booing shows, Sunderland have come a long way since the last time we played Preston at the SoL...

Championship Pulse Check: QPR – things going well under new manager Beale!

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Ben from W12 Podcast to find out what’s happening at QPR.

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On This Day (28 Sept 1901): Gemmell’s first as Sunderland beat Newcastle on way to fourth title

Sunderland went up the road and came back with both points early in the Division One season on their way to winning yet another league title.

Championship Pulse Check: Huddersfield Town – last year’s playoff finalists haven’t started well

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Huddersfield fan Matt Shaw of And He Takes That Chance Podcast to find out!

Championship Pulse Check: Rotherham - How are the Millers faring so far in the Championship?

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow Championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Rotherham pod New York Talk to find out what’s been happening so far in South Yorkshire.

On This Day (26 Sep 1953): Ford steals the show on ‘Matthews Day’ in Sunderland!

Four months on from his big day at Wembley, Stanley Matthews visits Roker Park with Blackpool to take on the Lads, who are struggling for results.

Championship Pulse Check: Hull City - Humberside’s not a happy place right now!

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Ant Northgraves of Toto find out.

Championship Pulse Check: Blackburn Rovers – how are they getting on without Tony Mowbray?

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Blackburn’s Rovers Chat to find out how things are going under new manager Jon Dahl Tomasson.

Championship Pulse Check: How are the Sunderland old-boys getting on at Wigan?

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Wigan pod Progress With Unity to get the lowdown from the DW.

On This Day (23 Sept 1995): Striker makes long awaited debut as the lads claim all three points

David Kelly had been linked with Sunderland for years, and on this day 27 years ago we finally we got to see him in red and white.

Championship Pulse Check: Blackpool - How are the Tangerines getting on so far this season?

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow championship clubs to see how they’ve been faring so far. We had the crack with Blackpool pod Up the Mighty Pool to get the lowdown from the north west.

On This Day (22 September 1888): The Canadian touring side beat Sunderland 3-0!

A side of touring Canadians arrived on Wearside hoping to make an impression on the watching eyes of the public - and they gave Sunderland a footballing lesson that they hadn’t had yet that season!

On This Day (21 Sept 1996): Quinn injury mars Sunderland’s first home win of the Premiership era

Big Ron’s struggling Coventry City side came to today as Reidy’s Lads looked for their first league victory at Roker Park in the Premier League. We won, but at what cost?

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Are we witnessing the birth of a special young generation of Sunderland players on Wearside?

Sunderland’s substitutes stole the headlines during Saturday’s draw with Watford, and as Finlay Anderson writes, could this be the birth of a special young generation on Wearside?

On This Day (19 Sept 1962): SAFC’s first game under the new lights at Roker Park v Belgium’s finest

Brian Clough starred for the Lads in the first of what became the most magical experience for a Sunderland supporter - a midweek fixture under new floodlights at Roker Park

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 10 - Watford v Sunderland

After one of the best hours of SAFC football I have literally ever seen, and all without a striker on the paddock, confidence will be high against ex-Premier League Watford. How will the Predictions lads call this encounter?

Friday Night Live: Get involved tonight @ 19:30pm as we gear up for Saturday’s trip to Watford!

The Lads are back in action on Saturday afternoon as we make the trip to Vicarage Road. Join us tonight for some pre-match discussion ahead of the game!

On This Day (16 Sept 2006): Start spreading the news! Yorke debuts in Keano’s first SOL outing

While one former Manchester United star made his Stadium of Light debut in the dugout, another made his debut on the pitch.

On This Day (15 September 2018): Nightmare for Sunderland as Ross takes responsibility for defeat

Burton Albion have been a thorn in our side in recent years - and after another defeat to the Brewers, Jack Ross shouldered the responsibility for the loss...

On This Day (14 September 1963): Man City fans riot after Sunderland move into promotion places

The Lads made it five wins from seven with a convincing home win and the travelling sky blue faithful didn’t take it too well.

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 9 - Reading v Sunderland

Sunderland should be chomping at the bit tonight. Do the Predictions boys fancy Tony Mowbray and the Stewart-less SAFC squad to resume travelling successes?

On This Day (13 September 2006): Roy Keane’s Sunderland make it two wins in a row under new boss

After a horrible start to the season, it felt like Sunderland were finally turning a corner under the guidance of their new manager.

On This Day (12 September 2009): Sunderland’s new man in charge gets off to good start!

It was a new dawn at the Stadium of Light - a new manager, with new signings and things looked quite good... for a while.

On This Day (9 Sept 1995): Gray in Reid’s cross-hair and Ball sees red as Sunderland get a vital win

It wasn’t pretty, but it was certainly effective as Sunderland notched up another three points.

On This Day (8 September 1994): Happy Birthday to former Sunderland captain George Honeyman!

Forever a Seven out of Ten... the local youngster who took the captaincy of his boyhood club will return to the Stadium of Light with Millwall this weekend as a 28 year old seasoned pro.

On This Day (7 September 1912): Sunderland open title-winning season with draw at St James’ Park

Jackie Mordue scored the first of his 16 goals in what would turn out to be a glorious season for Sunderland as the Lads took on Newcastle on the opening day.

On This Day (6 Sept 2017): Cattermole urges Sunderland teammates to improve after defeat double

After a half-decent start to the season, the team had fallen off a very steep cliff...

On This Day (05 September 1979): Tyne-Wear League Cup clash comes to a dramatic conclusion!

It’s still to this day the only time the two sides have met in the League Cup and on this day in 1979 the tie came to a dramatic conclusion...

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 8 - Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Tony Mowbray takes SAFC to a club he knows very well for our Monday night game on Teesside. Do the predictions team feel the coach will carry on the momentum from our cracking 3-0 home win?

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