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Fan Focus: Sheff Wed fan James is backing Darren Moore to deliver promotion this season!

Ahead of Sunderland’s upcoming Carabao Cup tie, Matty spoke to Sheffield Wednesday fan and host of The Wednesday ’Til I Die Podcast, James Mappin, to find out what has changed over the summer at Hillsborough!

Starting XI: Sheff Wed vs Sunderland – Will it be all change tonight at Hillsborough?

After a good result and display from the Lads on Saturday, will we see a much-changed Sunderland team tonight in front of the Sky Sports cameras?

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?

Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland - The Lads kick-off Carabao Cup campaign!

The Lads return to the scene of our late show in the play-off semi-final as we take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.

Match Preview: Bristol City v Sunderland - The Lads are back on the road!

We opened up with a promising draw at home and now we’re back on the road with a trip to Bristol City - here’s all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

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...

Fan Focus: Bristol City fan Patrick says ex-Sunderland forward Antoine Semenyo will be a miss!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first away trip of the season, we spoke to Bristol City fan Patrick to get the lowdown on Nigel Pearson’s side.

Starting XI: Bristol City vs Sunderland – who’ll play today?

Will Alex Neil stick or twist this afternoon at Ashton Gate? We have a crack at guessing who the gaffer will pick for our first away game back in the championship.

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?

Starting XI: Hume or Gooch? Wright or Ballard? Neil or O’Nien? We try to guess Sunderland’s team

Alex Neil has some big decisions to make when picking his team today. We have a go at stepping into the gaffer’s shoes and picking his starting team...

Match Preview: Sunderland v Coventry City - the season opener has finally arrived!

Has the summer felt quick or has it dragged? The season opener is upon us and another season gets under way - here’s all you need to know as the Lads kick-off at home to Coventry City.

Fan Focus: We are back! Sky Blues fan Steve predicts an unhappy return to the Championship

Ahead of our long-awaited return to the Championship, Bomber caught up with his pal and lifelong Coventry fan Steve Littlewood to talk about the game.

Starting XI: Will newcomer Max Thompson come into the reckoning tonight?

The ‘first team’ produced a mixed bag at Accrington on Saturday, so who’ll line up tonight against Hartlepool?

Match Preview: Hartlepool United v Sunderland - Final step before the real business begins!

It would be nice to finish pre-season on a positive note and tonight is a final chance for Alex Neil to assess his squad ahead of Sunday’s opener.

Fan Focus: Hartlepool fan Mark gives us the lowdown on Sunderland’s opponents

Ahead of Sunderland’s final pre-season match tonight, Matty spoke to Hartlepool fan Mark to find out more about what we can expect from our County Durham neighbours!

Starting XI: Will we see Alex Neil’s first-choice team this afternoon?

After a much-changed team went down 2-0 to Bradford, we’ll likely see something resembling our first XI today against Accrington.

Match Preview: Accrington Stanley v Sunderland - Things are starting to feel serious again...

It’s getting close as we travel to Accrington for our penultimate friendly of pre-season before the real stuff starts next Sunday.

Fan Focus: Accrington Stanley fan Callum describes their manager John Coleman as “unsackable”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Accrington Stanley today, Matty spoke to Accies fan Callum Gibson of the Raw Milk Podcast to get the lowdown on John Coleman’s side!

Fan Focus: Bradford fan James thinks his club can have a go at promotion under Mark Hughes!

Ahead of Sunderland’s pre-season friendly against Bradford, Matty spoke to Editor of Width of a Post, Jason Mckeown, to find out more about Mark Hughes’ side!

Starting XI: Will Jack Clarke get a pre-season run-out up front when we take on Bradford tonight?

Alex Neil raised some concern about the lack of depth up front after Saturday’s win over Dundee United. Will we see that reflected in his selection tonight?

RR’s Match Preview: More fun in the sun as Sunderland take on Mark Hughes’ Bradford City!

It might be the hottest day on record, but that’s not going to stop hordes of Sunderland fans travelling to Bradford for a ‘friendly’ game of footy this evening!

Match Preview: Dundee Utd v Sunderland – Will the Lads get one over our former boss?

Everything you need to know about our friendly clash with Jack Ross’s Dundee United this afternoon!

Fan Focus: Dundee United writer David says ex-Sunderland manager Jack Ross is a popular appointment!

Ahead of Sunderland’s third pre-season match, Matty spoke to Dundee United writer, David Reid, to discuss their recruitment of Jack Ross and Steven Fletcher!

Starting XI: Will Aji Alese make his Sunderland debut today vs Jack Ross’s Dundee Utd?

The Lads are back on British soil as they head north of the border to face a Dundee United team managed by Jack Ross and featuring Steven Fletcher. Will Alese feature after signing yesterday?

Starting XI: What will the Sunderland team be for today’s Roma clash?

After our pre-season got off to an abortive start on Saturday, we go again this morning as we take on Roma at the unusual time of 11am.

Match Preview: Sunderland v AS Roma - Will this one last the full 90 minutes?

With an impressive 45 minutes under our belts on Saturday all eyes will be on how we shape up against Jose Mourinho’s Europa Conference League champions Roma.

Starting XI: How will Sunderland line up for the first game of pre-season?

The Lads take on Rangers tonight, and the way Alex Neil sets up his team might give us a little bit of insight as to how he’s going to approach the new season.

Fan Focus: Rangers writer Jack thinks ex-Sunderland keeper Jon McLaughlin will be their new #1

Ahead of Sunderland’s first pre-season friendly in Portugal, Matty spoke to Rangers writer Joshua Barrie of The Rangers Review to find out more about the recent Europa League finalists.

Match Preview: Sunderland v Glasgow Rangers - pre-season (officially) kicks off in Portugal!

With only around three weeks until we face Coventry City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland are in Portugal to take on last season’s Europa League finalists.

Fan Focus: Chatting with an old marra ahead of Sunderland v Blyth Spartans this afternoon!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first pre-season friendly, we spoke to Blyth Spartans media assistant (and ex-Roker Reporter!) Niall Bromley to get the lowdown on Terry Mitchell’s side...

Fan Focus: Wycombe fan Phil believes that Gareth Ainsworth’s side “relishes” being the underdog!

Ahead of Sunderland’s League One play-off final match at Wembley, we spoke to Wycombe Wanderers’ Head Of Audio & Broadcast, Phil Catchpole, to discuss which side he thinks is heading back to the Championship!

Play-off Final Preview: Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers - It’s all or nothing

One game remaining and the winner will be a Championship club at the end of it. Here’s all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

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