As we celebrate the birthday of SAFC legend Bobby Kerr today, RR’s Kelvin Beattie recollects some of his fondest memories of watching the Scotsman play at Roker Park.
This was arguably the victory that kicked off three and a half glorious years as we demolished Portsmouth on this day 24 years ago!
In the first in an occasional, non-chronological series - we look back almost two decades to an SAFC team that featured some very notable names indeed.
Champions Chelsea were impenetrable at Stamford Bridge. Until Sunderland came to town, that is.
It’s Women’s Football Weekend - and when Sunderland’s game kicks off at 3.30pm tomorrow live on the FA Player, Roker Report be providing alternative fan commentary on Twitter Spaces
There’s no game for Sunderland’s first team today, but it is the 141st anniversary of what is known to be their first ever formal match. Roker Report looks through the archives to get some background to an important milestone in our history…
It was all for a good cause, however – the game at Roker Park was Len Ashurst’s testimonial game.
On This Day (11 Nov 2000): Late goal denies Sunderland maximum points against Glenn Hoddle’s Saints!
After a slow start to the season Peter Reid’s side were just getting going as Glenn Hoddle’s Southampton visited the Stadium of Light!
On This Day (10 Nov 2013): Bardsley goal seals impressive win over Man City as the Gus Bus gets moving
It was the first real signs of Poyet’s passing style – and it quickly reaped rewards.
Future England boss Don Revie scored twice for Sunderland at Birmingham on this day 63 years ago - with The Lads picking up their first away win of the season... in November (that doesn’t sound like us!).
Our exploits in the League Cup and the draw against Arsenal at The Emirates had Kelvin Beattie wallowing in nostalgia around a trip to Highbury in 1980/81.
It’s 102 years since Sunderland’s first real superstar, Ned Doig, passed away. Today we delve into the Doig’s Den website to explore some of the lesser-known aspects of his life and career.
Sunderland head to the Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup next month knowing that they have won in Arsenal’s back yard before in this competition…
And it was against Newcastle (West End) too!
On this day in 1972 we begin life without Alan Brown against Aston Villa, as the hunt for a new manager got underway.
A defensive injury crisis forced Denis Smith to promote two young central defenders into the team.
A pair of Sunderland goalscoring legends featured as we got a welcome home win over Watford for under-pressure Denis Smith...
It was the second season in the top flight under Roy Keane and on this day 13 years ago a young man by the name of Jordan Henderson made his debut on a miserable day for the Lads.
But there’s no hiding from it... we have to face our worst fears!
6 years and 209 days since their last First Division win, Sunderland’s longest ever wait in between top-flight victories ended on this day 45 years ago thanks to goals from Bob Lee and Billy Hughes at Coventry.
And, with Bobby Gurney returning to form, a legendary attacking combination was born.
It wasn’t the best game of football Roker Park has ever witnessed, but this was the first and only occasion that Sunderland AFC lifted the Charity Shield.
Gus Poyet had just taken over from Di Canio, and in customary fashion his second game in charge was against that lot from up the road.
Having led 3-1 against Brentford, The Lads let The Bees come from behind to lose 4-3 in our first-ever League Cup tie - showing that even back then, we were capable of ‘doing a Sunderland’...
Our 100% home record this season fell by the wayside thanks to a controversial Jayden Stockley goal. Here’s how it happened.
We were a club in crisis sitting bottom of the Premier League but in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge at the SoL we take the mags apart!
The Lads eventually outclassed a spirited York City side in front of a bumper crowd, as the promotion push gathered pace under Denis Smith.
In the first of a new series, we ask fans to share their earliest SAFC memories with us. To kick us off, regular Roker Report poster Mordey St shares his memories of Sunderland legend Raich Carter and the brilliant team we had in the late 1930s.
Following weeks of negotiations over the continent, Northern Ireland international Johnny Crossan moved to Roker Park 59 years ago today.
The Gabbiadini-Whitehurst partnership was firing on all cylinders...
On this day nine years ago, Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland side left it until the last five minutes to secure a point against ten-man Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light!
Sunderland were made to work hard but in the end came good to grab all three points at Shrewsbury - and it was largely down to Jack Ross’ second half subs.