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On This Day (31 May 1909): Sunderland forwards the toast of the country as England beat Hungary

England continued their run of victories away from home with an 8-2 walloping of Hungary in the Millenaris Stadium in Budapest.

On This Day (30 May 2011): Seb Larsson expected to join Sunderland ‘within days’

Steve Bruce’s former charge was expected to arrive imminently at the Stadium of Light.

On This Day (29th May 1987): The list of names grow as Sunderland look for a new manager!

It was arguably the most important managerial appointment in the clubs history up to that point and the list of names linked with the job grew on this day in 1987 as Bob Murray took his time...

Vote in Roker Report’s Sunderland 2022/23 End Of Season Awards!

Voting is now open for readers and listeners in Roker Report’s end of season awards - have your say on Sunderland’s Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Best Goal, and Best & Worst Moments!

On This Day (24 May 1951): Sunderland youth prodigy Keith Coleman is born!

Born this day 24th May 1951 was one of Alan Brown’s generation of golden youth protégés at Sunderland - full back Keith Coleman.

On This Day (23rd May 1976): Sunderland play Tasmania in their post season overseas Oceania tour!

The lads headed down under for a long-haul post season tour!

On This Day (22nd May 2011): Bruce’s Sunderland finish season strong at West Ham!

It was an up and down kind of season, but Sunderland comfortably claimed maximum points at West Ham on the final day of the season to confirm a top-half finish.

On this day (19 May 2001) Hutch sees red against his old club, as Sunderland end season with a draw

It had been an up-and-down season for Sunderland, and ended with an entertaining game at Goodison.

On This Day (18th May 2009): Sunderland still deep in the mire following defeat at Fratton Park!

The pressure was ramping up on Ricky Sbragia’s Sunderland as the fight against relegation took us to Fratton Park - and it wasn’t a particularly fruitful visit.

On This Day (17th May 1967): Sunderland youngsters take the initiative in FA Youth Cup final!

Back on this day in 1967, the Sunderland youth team take a first leg lead in the FA Youth Cup final against Birmingham City at St Andrews.

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Talking Points: Sunderland succumb to Luton’s perfect plan, but have plenty to be proud of!

We’re disheartened by last night’s defeat, of course, but so unbelievably proud of this Sunderland team, this season and our unexpected playoff pursuit.

On This Day (16th May 1943): Roker Park bombed and damaged during WWII

Roker Park came under attack from German bombers on this day eighty years ago, with the ground taking a huge hit from the Luftwaffe’s falling bombs.

Playoff Score Predictions: Can Sunderland finish off Luton and book our day at Wembley?

What will the score be today?

Talking Tactics: Breaking down Sunderland’s gameplan in the first leg v Luton - what did we do?

How did Tony Mowbray smother Luton Town’s aerial dominance in a tight Playoff Semi-Final first leg at the Stadium of Light?

On This Day (15th May 1995): Sunderland board remain quiet on Reid’s future!

It seems like a no-brainer all these years later, but back on this day in 1995, there were concerns that the Sunderland board wouldn’t be able to meet the demands of Peter Reid to secure his long-term signature as manager.

Playoff Score Predictions: Can Sunderland get ahead in this first Playoff Semi vs Luton?

What will the score be today?

On This Day (12th May 2010): Sunderland clinch the signing of World Cup-destined star!

Paulo Da Silva’s mate joined the club as Brucey cast his net far and wide.

On This Day (11th May 2019): Chris Maguire lands first blow in play-off semi-final!

After throwing automatic promotion, Sunderland got themselves back on track with a big win at the Stadium of Light against Pompey - thanks to a great goal from Chris Maguire!

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On This Day (10th May 2000): Happy Birthday to our goalie, Anthony Patterson!

As he turns twenty three, it’s time to send our current number one best wishes and hopes for a long and successful career on Wearside!

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Exploring the links between Sunderland AFC, Bilbao and the famous red and white stripes!

Research carried out by both Sunderland AFC and Athletic Bilbao historians could dispel one story of how Bilbao came to play in red and white, writes Paddy Hollis

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On This Day (9th May 1973): The FA Cup fairytale of 1973 ends with a bang!

Following our epic win at Wembley in 1973 we still had two league games remaining to complete the season, and the final fixture at Roker wasn’t quite the carnival we expected.

On This Day (8th May 2005): Sunderland lift the Championship trophy at the Stadium of Light!

Two years after relegation, Mick McCarthy took us back up to the Premier League in style as we raised the Championship trophy at the Stadium of Light on this day back in 2005.

Score Predictions: Will Sunderland win, or will Preston spoil our playoff chances?

What will the score be today?

FA Cup Fairytale: And now you’re gonna believe us...

The day had finally arrived - Sunderland were off to Wembley, with a bellyful of hope and optimism, knowing that they’d have to be at their absolute best to bring down the mighty Leeds United. Could they do the unthinkable?

Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup Fairytale: Will Kelvin get a ticket to ride?

Kelvin Beattie’s epic journey back through our 1973 cup run is reaching its thrilling finale... As the game approaches, will he get his hands on a ticket?

On This Day (4 May 2019): League One season ends with poor defeat to Southend!

If you’re of a nervous disposition, look away now...

Roy Of The Rokers: 1973 FA Cup Final edition!

Gary Engel concludes his look at Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup run in the style of the legendary cartoon. Today’s edition takes in the 1972/73 Final against Leeds United with some artistic license.

On This Day (2 May 1919): Sunderland run riot as they score eight in the Durham Senior Cup Final

Legendary Sunderland striker Charlie Buchan was amongst the scorers as The Lads won the Durham Senior Cup Final in style, thrashing Crook Town by eight goals to nil.

On This Day (2nd May 2015): Gomez scores two vital penalties as Sunderland beat Southampton!

Jordi Gomez scored twice as Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland got a vital win in the Premier League relegation dogfight.

On This Day (1st May 1993): Butcher’s Sunderland claim an unlikely three points at Roker!

It was the final home game of the season back in 1993 and against all odds, Terry Butcher’s side managed to pull a rabbit out of a hat and claim maximum points against high-flying Pompey.

Score Predictions: Two games to go - can Sunderland stay in the top six post Watford?

What will the score be today? Here’s what our panel thinks.

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

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

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