It was a club-equalling record defeat, and fortunately one that’s never been beaten!
Halcyon days on this day 22 years ago, as Peter Reid’s newly promoted side win their fifth straight Premier League game to go third in the table!
Co-author Andrew Smithson gives Roker Report the inside story of how a new book detailing the history of SAFC’s was put together…
Two local rivals went toe-to-toe in a game that saw seven goals in an astounding first half and was all square at 5-5 at the final whistle. It’s a record goal tally that still stands today…
We return to League One action after the break and we’re back on the road with a trip to Gillingham as we aim to get back to the top of the table - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!
I’ll remember Len for being a man ahead of his time when it came to anti-racism & equality, and the person who laid the foundations for making sure Sunderland was a club that is warm, welcoming and values diversity.
It was a bad day all round for the lads, as Craig Russell makes his final start in a Sunderland shirt.
On This Day (14 October 1996): Ten-man Sunderland battle to a point in Roker Park’s final derby match
Middlesbrough visited Roker Park for the first-ever Premiership Wear-Tees derby a quarter of a century ago today, and it turned out to be an action-packed affair…
But the 2-1 victory left the manager and players wanting more.
Who is the one former Sunderland player that you wish you could have watched for yourself in person, and why?
‘English’ Champions Sunderland fielded 11 Scotsmen in a friendly challenge match against Queen’s Park, the club without which our beautiful game would not have flourished.
Today is Nyron Nosworthy’s 41st birthday, and we hope it’s a happy one for one of the club’s most committed and well-loved players of recent decades.
Amanda Staveley’s future boyfriend, Andrew Windsor, was later pictured officially opening the Sunderland Stadium of Light - but was he actually at Pizza Express in the Metrocentre at the time?
A quirk of the fixture lists meant that Roker Park hosted Wear-Tyne derbies on this day in 1948, 1954 and 1963, with the latter two both ending in memorable victories for Sunderland.
Mick Buxton was trying hard to add to his squad, but with an ongoing power struggle playing out behind him, funds were severely limited.
Harry Redknapp’s AFC Bournemouth set off on the long trip home empty-handed as the Lads continued their strong start to the 1989-90 season
Leeds United were the reigning champions of the country, but Terry Butcher’s team beat them not once, but twice. Hope does spring eternal, doesn’t it?
Having stepped in after the departure of Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland legend Kevin Ball took charge of the Lads for the final time in a 2-1 home defeat against Manchester United - with two faces from the future spoiling the day.
Today we say happy birthday to a true club legend and look back on his career and his testimonial game played on this day 54 years ago.
It was a strange little tournament, but the "Swenglish Cup" game against Hammarby produced one of the most ugly incidents of racism in Sunderland’s history.
There was a ‘Posh’ birthday do for Phil Gray and Gary Owers 28 years ago today, with the pair both marking the occasion by getting on the scoresheet in a comfortable 2-0 win over Peterborough United.
The lads go goal-crazy as the Peter Reid era draws to a close.
Lee Johnson deserves a bit of credit for how well we’ve started the season - what do you like most about the job that he’s done so far at Sunderland?
Sunderland move into a play-off position for the first time in five years as new signing David Kelly opens his account for the club on his home debut.
Our start to the 1990-91 season was a tough one – but a win over Manchester United and home draws against Spurs and Everton gave Sunderland hope as champions Liverpool headed to Roker Park.
Kelvin Beattie and Mark Wood remember the Sunderland career of former player and manager Len Ashurst, who sadly passed away recently.
Young french striker David Bellion bagged his first Sunderland goal as the Lads won a vital three points against Aston Villa, with pressure mounting on long-serving manager Peter Reid.
Twelve years ago today, Steve Bruce masterminded a good ol’ thrashing as Sunderland beat Mick McCarthy’s Wolves at the Stadium of Light in a seven-goal thriller.
What does the data tell us about how Sunderland played against Bolton, and how we managed to get the three points and a well-earned clean sheet?
Losing two-nil at home to Chester City must surely rank as one of the worst results in SAFC’s long history, but the game did see the introduction of a young lad who’d become a club legend.