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Reader’s Corner: Sunderland’s approach of nurturing young talent is the right way to go!

RR reader Steve Gibbon has his say on why our policy of developing exciting, up and coming footballers could bring enormous benefits in the years to come

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Reader’s Corner: From the depths of the River Wear, Sunderland AFC has risen once again

RR reader Daniel Harrison explains why there is plenty of justified optimism around the club right now, after six years of turmoil following our relegation from the Premier League

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Reader’s Corner: “I believe the future is bright for this group of Sunderland players!”

RR reader Andy Thompson shares his thoughts on the club’s direction of travel and why he’s excited about what the the future might bring! Fancy writing a blog for us?

Reader’s Corner: View from Blue House Field

RR reader Michael Curry from the Consett Branch takes us on a poetic journey through the history of Sunderland AFC... fancy writing something we can publish on these here pages? Wack something together in an email and we’ll post it! Ping us:

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Reader’s Corner: Patience will be the key to Sunderland making a Premier League return

RR reader Matt Shaw has his say on how we can build a team that’s capable of top flight promotion, and in which areas we need to improve in order to do so. Fancy writing a blog for us? Email us:

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Reader’s Corner: Sharing some personal highlights from a memorable season for Sunderland

RR reader Gabriel Ridley has his say on our 2022/2023 campaign, and chooses some of the standout players, goals and moments from an exciting season for the Lads

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Reader’s Corner: It’ll be the sad end of an era for SAFC fans left behind by digital ticketing

RR reader Joanne explains why some of her fellow fans will no longer retain their long-held seats inside the Stadium of Light, as concerns about digital tickets and fan behaviour continue to grow.

Reader’s Corner: The new Sunderland soundtrack!

RR reader Steven Cook has come up with a bunch of new songs he thinks we could sing about some of the current players. What do you reckon? Email us:

Reader’s Corner: Staying ‘til the end - what can Sunderland fans do to keep a full ground?

In today’s edition of Reader’s Corner, Steven Cook discusses what he sees as a big problem at home games - people who leave the ground early, no matter the result. Fancy writing something? Email us:

Reader’s Corner: ‘This is Sunderland’s year!’  

RR reader Gerard McAlroy reckons a Mowbray statue would look pretty good alongside Bob Stokoe’s! Fancy writing? - send us an email!

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Reader’s Corner: “Sunderland need to toughen up in order to succeed in this league!”

RR reader Peter Laverick says that the Lads need to develop a tougher streak and more defensive awareness to go along with their undoubted skill

Reader’s Corner: Is Mogga the man to unlock the potential of Sunderland’s young stars?

RR reader Mike Stubbs gives his views on the appointment of Tony Mowbray and what it represents

Reader’s Corner: “Is it all just a Utopian dream?!”

"Of course, our owners’ mantra is ‘sustainable development.’ In the next two seasons we’ll discover whether it is that, or whether it’s a utopian dream," writes RR reader Doug Purvis. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: “It is good to be enjoying being a Sunderland fan again!”

"There is now a belief that Sunderland is a club on the up, a sentiment which will help attract players who may be sought by rival teams," writes RR reader Mike Stubbs, who is really optimistic about our future both on and off the pitch.

Reader’s Corner: Lack of shirts isn’t the club’s fault, says RR reader Mike

RR reader Mike Stubbs says the lack of replica shirts is beyond the club’s control.

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Reader’s Corner: Sunderland’s ownership situation must be resolved swiftly and with total clarity

RR reader Louis Mitchell has his say on the club’s current ownership situation, and expresses concerns about the balance of power in the boardroom

Reader’s Corner: My memories of watching Sunderland at Roker Park in the 1960s

RR reader Bill Vaughan remembers a childhood of ups and down at Roker Park, including derby days, FA Cup clashes, and seeing the great Manchester United side of Best and Law come to town.

My Wembley Story: “It’s been tough - but for those few hours, everything seemed so simple!”

"The last few years have been incredibly difficult, but for those couple of hours in Wembley, it all seemed so simple," writes RR reader Feargus Campbell. Do you want to tell your Wembley story? Email us at

My Wembley Story: “The big ship has been turned around, and we’re heading back on course!”

RR reader John Wilson’s stepson has only known four years of disappointment but is now a proud exile with a season card. Do you want to tell your Wembley story? Email us at

Readers’ Corner: My Wembley Story!

RR reader Paul Burdon’s son managed to secure their family some tickets for Wembley, and it’s a day they’ll never forget. Do you want to tell your Wembley story? Email us at

Reader’s Corner: Let’s hope the wise men are looking down on us under the arch

"Whilst it’s the hope that invariably kills us, we are called at five minutes to three on a Saturday afternoon to keep the faith. This Saturday is no different," writes RR reader Gavin Callaghan. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

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Reader’s Corner: My memories of Wembley in 1973!

Roker Report reader Bill Vaughan shares his memories of Sunderland’s iconic FA Cup triumph in 1973. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Predicting how the league table might end up... does it reflect well on SAFC?

RR reader Gerard is back with his laptop to check up on his predictions and to see how close he is to the reality when it comes to the race for the League One Play-Offs. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: Will Sunderland make the top six?

RR reader Gerard McAlroy offers his thoughts on which teams will make the top six this season and, maybe more pertinently, which teams won’t... Fancy writing? - send us an email!

Reader’s Corner: We can now watch a game wondering “Can we keep a clean sheet and score goals?”

Despite a lack of entertainment over the past two games, RR reader Gerard McAlroy has found enjoyment in Alex Neil’s management so far.

Reader’s Corner: “Time for the fans to step up - being angry all the time doesn’t help the club”

"The team still has a great chance of being promoted. The fans need to give them a break - or even a hand", writes RR reader Andrew Curry.

Reader’s Corner: The trials and tribulations of a Sunderland mad nine-year-old!

Sunderland-supporting dad Gareth Duff tells the story of his son Ollie, who is nine years old and learning the hard way about what it feels like to be in love with this godforsaken football club.

I’ve always been a dreamer but right now I’m angry about Sunderland’s situation

"I’m frightened for the future of the club. We have a board and senior management that have sacked a manager without any clear plan to replace him" says Jon Guy.

Reader’s Corner: Despite the pain of being a Sunderland fan, the passion will never die!

It’s bloody hard supporting this club, and Roker Report reader Harry Bywaters has penned a personal reflection on the struggle to remain optimistic despite everything. Fancy writing? - send us an email!

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? - 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? - send us an email!

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