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Reader’s Corner: Thanks, But No Yanks - Why the Americans came marching in

Kevin the American Mackem explains why so many football fans in the USA turned their back on the local product and MLS in order to support teams from England. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “Lee Johnson needs to get this right, and I believe he will”

RR reader Ollie Clark looks at where we’ve fallen short over the past few weeks, and his hopes and fears for January.

Reader’s Corner: Questions to be answered...

RR reader Michael Atkinson breaks down what we’ve learned about our squad so far this season, and asks many questions of his fellow Sunderland supporters... Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: ‘Calls to sack Johnson at this stage feel incredibly unfair & short-sighted’

Sam from Northumberland says perspective and patience is needed to see us through this disappointing spell of results.

Reader’s Corner: Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has been here two minutes, but he ‘gets it’!

RR reader Mike Stubbs is over the moon with the contributions of German goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann so far - and explains why the youngster ‘gets it’, despite being here all of two minutes. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “Is Dennis Cirkin the new Julio Arca?!”

RR reader Sebastian Masciandaro wonders if Sunderland have found their new Julio Arca in promising left back Dennis Cirkin... Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Our rivals are on their way up - but Sunderland are on their own journey too!

"We need to just let them get on with their business and concentrate on our own. We have our own journey to go on, albeit not quite as glamorous as theirs!" writes RR reader Steven. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Do we finally have the club structure that our Academy deserves?

RR reader Mike Stubbs reflects on the intelligent development of Sunderland’s best youngsters - do we finally have a structure that our academy deserves? Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “Sunderland’s versatility across the pitch will be key this season!”

RR reader Sebastian Masciandaro gives his views all the way from Argentina on the versatility within Sunderland’s squad this season - and how it will be key to our success. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Kyril Louis-Dreyfus seems the real deal!

RR reader Dan Ejstrup-Andersen believes all the evidence so far points to KLD being a great owner for Sunderland. Let’s hope so! If you have a view, let us know RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Looking at the purpose of Sunderland’s U23s from a different angle

RR reader AngryJoe believes our younger players must be given a prolonged chance in the first team this season. If you have a view, let us know RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “Time for a glass half-full attitude, people!”

RR reader Derek offers a welcome dose of positivity regarding the long-term rebuild taking place at SAFC. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “The doom merchants are circling; time to reflect on things in the real world!”

RR reader Andrew White breaks down some of the wilder bits of pre-season negativity with a big dose of reality.

Reader’s Corner: Do we need a statement of intent from Sunderland’s manager?

RR reader AngryJoe asks ‘Are we giving youth a chance and do we need a statement of intent from Lee Johnson on this subject?’ If you have a view, let us know RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Believe in the process!

"I have noted a lot of discontent amongst our fanbase with the current situation be it from the manager to the players and this is my view" RR reader Sturch83 gives his views on the current situation. RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: The harsh reality of League One

RR reader (and ever-present in the comments section) AngryJoe believes we’re going to have to wait until we get promoted to see KLD splash the cash. RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: SAFC taking their time in the transfer market is just fine by me

RR reader Chris Charlton believes we’re better off waiting for the right players. Fancy writing? Email RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk with your views!

Reader’s Corner: Is it time that Sunderland had a re-think about the purpose of our U23s squad?

Roker Report reader ‘AngryJoe’ wonders about the way Sunderland have utilised their best U23s players in recent years. Is it time that we have a re-think about the way they’re used? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: How many new signings do Sunderland actually need?

RR reader Paul Wood would like to see Sunderland properly ‘give the kids a chance’ - and would be content with Lee Johnson and Kristjaan Speakman only making a handful of new signings. What do you reckon - would that be too big a risk? Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Grant’s departure is the end of an era

RR reader Sam Farrar-Marchetti shares why the departure of Grant Leadbitter has left him with a heavy heart.

Reader’s Corner: What does “culture change” really mean? And are we a massive part of it?

"There’s been an overall shift in attitude towards the club that must shift back for the sake of everyone involved in the club and its support", says RR reader Kevin Campbell. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “McGeady is one of the best Sunderland wingers I’ve seen in the last 60 years!”

RR reader David Finn is full of praise for Aiden McGeady - a player he ranks as one of the best wingers he’s seen in his 60 years as a fan - for the way he’s conducted himself in a Sunderland shirt over the last three years. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “The reasons for our failure are clear...”

With a mountain to climb in the second leg, RR reader Andrew White outlines the issues moving forward in the event that we fall short on Saturday.

Reader’s Corner: Failing to turn up could spell the end for several Sunderland players

"Should we remain in League One, it would surely be sensible to allow the contracts of several first-team players to expire, as they are simply not good enough" writes RR reader Adam Scorer. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: ‘It’s a massive game… so why don’t I feel up for it?’

Our end-of-season form has left RR reader Dean Pope feeling rather indifferent about the prospect of the play-offs.

Reader’s Corner: You’re the boss!

RR reader Jase Beattie puts himself into LJ’s shoes and selects his teams to face Lincoln, home and away.

Reader’s Corner: “Promoted or not, Sunderland fans have plenty of reasons to be optimistic!”

"I believe we are in a great situation to be promoted through the play-offs this year. However, even if we aren’t, I can see incredible reasons for hope and optimism for Sunderland in the years that follow" writes The American Mackem. Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: What’s in reserve?

Roker Report reader Thomas Pugh thinks some first-teamers need a break. But which under-23 players would he like to see given a chance?

Reader’s Corner: Sunderland are STILL going up!

RR reader Kevin Campell, a.k.a. The American Mackem takes to Reader’s Corner to set out his case for staying optimistic about our promotion chances this season. What do you think? Fancy writing? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Luke O’Nien - a Samurai without fear of death! De Jay writes in from Hawaii

"He’s a samurai without fear of death. He’s a bulldog!" Writing in all the way from Hawaii, RR reader De Jay waxes lyrical about Luke O’Nien, saying, "if we lose him we’ve lost what it means to be Sunderland."

Reader’s Corner: It’s the hope I *can* stand!

Regardless of how this term ends up, the future most definitely looks bright, believes RR reader Matt Smith. Fancy writing something? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk – send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Sunderland go 12 games unbeaten - promotion is still in our own hands!

RR reader Adam Scorer looks back at yesterday’s draw - and as Sunderland go 12 games unbeaten, who would bet against us achieving automatic promotion?! Fancy writing something? RokerReport@Yahoo.co.uk - send us an email!

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