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On This Day (12 August 2010): Steve Bruce sets sights on controversial ex-Newcastle striker   

The manager had flogged Kenwyne Jones for £8m, and was scouring the country for a replacement. What would have happened had we signed this controversial striker?

SAFC v QPR, 2017: Where are the Sunderland players now? (Sorry for the nightmares!)

Sunderland’s last league meeting with Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light was in 2017 - where are the players from that day now?

On This Day (11 August 2007): Chopra’s last minute winner gives Keane’s Sunderland victory

It was one of the greatest Sunderland Premier League moments of all time - finally, we were back on the map!

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Carabao Cup - Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland

We return to The Owls’ gaff on a Wednesday night this week. Sunderland are in the (very) early automatic promotion spots after a ripper of a debut by new attacker Simms, and are unbeaten in 18. Will they will see off a team from League One?

On This Day (8 August 2015): Sunderland kick-off against eventual surprise champions!

In August 2015 we realise quickly it’s going to be a long season, but we’d never guess we’re taking on the future Premier League champions.

Bristanbul: Re-living one of the only good days Sunderland had in the 2017-18 season!

Today is Sunderland’s first trip to Ashton Gate since the infamous ‘Bristanbul’ game in the fateful 2017-18 season - a rare glimmer of hope in an otherwise manky campaign...

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 2 - What will happen when Sunderland face Brizzle?

Sunderland gained their first Championship point at home to Coventry last time out. Can they improve on that performance away in Bristol? Our panel have a go at guessing what will happen today...

On This Day (5 August 1992): Return of the Butch! Terry comes out of retirement to play again

After being officially retired for 18 months, the former Coventry boss had been given the opportunity to win a playing contract at Roker, and was looking forward to his home debut against Tottenham Hotspur.

On This Day (4 August 2018): Good vibes only as Sunderland win first League One game at the SOL

Despite a summer of change, Sunderland weren’t quite ready to start the season - but that didn’t matter much as Lynden Gooch’s header flew into the top corner of the net.

On This Day (3 August 1974) - Kerr back in from the cold as Sunderland beat Newcastle in ILB Competition

A rapprochement between FA Cup winning captain and manager preceded a victory over our local rivals, with four debutants on show for the Lads.

On This Day (1 August 1995): Sunderland linked with new targets as we beat Darlo’ in friendly!

The rumour mill ramps up as Sunderland beat Darlington in our penultimate pre-season friendly ahead of Peter Reid’s first full season as manager.

Roker Report Score Predictions 2022-23: Game 1 - Sunderland v Coventry City

Sunderland are back, and are at home for their first fixture against Coventry. Do the RR Predictions team think we will get off to winning ways?

The Spirit of ‘37 - Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Roker End Display

The latest fan-led display is being utilised at the Stadium of Light for 2022-23’s curtain raiser against Coventry. In short, arrive early - try and be in your seat by 11:45am if you can.

On This Day (28 July 1995): Chamberlain waits for Friedel work permit to trigger Ipswich move 

The expected arrival of the American keeper would have seen the ex-Luton man join Ipswich Town.

Is Sunderland target Ellis Simms any good? Hearts fan Daniel has his say

We’ve been linked with a move for Everton striker Ellis Simms over recent days, so Kelvin Beattie had a chat with Hearts fan and podcaster Daniel McIver - who saw plenty of him last season - to find out more.

On This Day (27 July 2018): A smoggy storm stalls Sunderland’s pre-season preparations!

The lead up to the game had been mired in controversy - with a late date and venue change - but it was an unprecedented downpour from on high that won out in Sunderland’s friendly at the Riverside.

On This Day (25 July 2006): Quinn makes a surprising first managerial appointment as chairman!

Only weeks after being installed as the clubs new chairman, Niall Quinn appoints himself as the new manager two weeks ahead of the season opener.

On This Day (22 July 2010): Ex-England goalkeeper set to sign as Gordon’s injury woes continue

Craig Gordon’s injury problems were causing Steve Bruce headaches – and a former England keeper was on the verge of a short-term deal.

On This Day (21 July 2016): Moyes rumoured to be ‘in talks’ as Allardyce saga drags on

Rumours gather pace that Sam Allardyce will sign on with the FA and David Moyes is heavily linked with the vacant position that would remain. Was it only six years ago?!

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A new Sunderland book details the stories of every single player to represent the club

‘The Absolute Record: The Players’ contains detailed biographies of the more than 1100 players to ever turn out for the Lads, and there are some surprising stories along the way! We caught up with Rob Mason to find out more.

On This Day (20 July 1966): ‘Porky’ is the star as Sunderland hosts the Soviets in World Cup clash

Ukrainian winger Valeriy ‘Porky’ Porkuyan scored two on his international debut for the USSR at Roker Park against Chile as North Korea progressed in the 1966 World Cup.

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In conversation with... The Bilbao Black Cats

Sunderland and Athletic Bilbao have a historical connection dating back over a century - and now we have a supporters group to mark the relationship

On This Day (18 July 1995): Reid adds striker as internationals are linked with moves away!

Things are getting interesting in Peter Reid’s first summer as Sunderland manager with a first signing confirmed and two internationals are linked with moves away from Roker Park.

On This Day (15 July 1967): Sunderland legend (and Metroland regular) Gordon Armstrong is born

Happy birthday to our seventh highest ever appearance maker, who celebrates his 55th birthday today.

The Sunderland Trials (part one): Do you remember any of these randoms in red & white?

We’ve had a few players on trial at Sunderland over the years, but not many get to make an actual first-team appearance... We take a look at three players who lined up in friendly matches for the Lads.

On This Day (14 July 2000): Sunderland unveil three new signings at the Stadium of Light!

As Peter Reid attempts to plan for following up finishing 7th in the Premier League, Sunderland announce three new signings for the upcoming season...

On This Day (13 July 2016): Sunderland board frustrated as England come calling for Big Sam!

Speculation was rife that Sam Allardyce was the FA’s number one target following England men’s humiliation at Euro 2016 in France, so the club broke ranks to confirm an approach had been made.

Another tussle with The Special One...

Sunderland have had a mixed bag of contests against Jose Mourinho - our pre-season trip to Portugal will provide the latest.

On This Day (11 July 1985): Huge day at Roker as new manager installed and owner seals majority!

It’s a big day for Sir Tom Cowie as he seals his new high profile manager while ending a two-year battle to increase his control of the club.

On This Day (8 July 2016): Calm before the storm as Big Sam’s move for ex-mag falls through

The Inter Milan defender had been expected to arrive on Wearside, but news broke the deal had collapsed. Much like the sand Ellis Short’s Sunderland was built upon.

On This Day (07 July 1993): It’s a busy day at Sunderland as Butcher begins to rebuild at Roker!

It’s a busy day at Roker as a striker departs and a survey reveals a shock revelation on where you can buy the nation’s most expensive pint back in 1993...

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Feature Celebrity Cats: The famous faces amongst the Sunderland fanbase…

Andrew Smithson runs through the list of well-known folk who happen to support our beloved Sunderland AFC - has he missed anyone out?

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