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Reminiscing the days of old... when Sunderland were probably crap then too.

How Mick Buxton’s abdication paved the way for Peter Reid’s Sunderland arrival

The 1994-94 season was petering out to another drab ending, and Mick Buxton had notified the board of his intention to depart the club at the end of the season. But a run of defeats put the club in deep trouble – and the board took decisive action.

ROKER REWIND: FIVE players who played for both Sunderland and Carlisle in the 21st Century!

Sunderland and Carlisle seldom cross paths outside of their seemingly mandatory pre-season encounters, but plenty of players have swapped the stripes of Wearside for the blues of Cumbria - here’s five who’ve done just that.

ROKER REWIND: FIVE players who have played for both Sunderland and Charlton in the 21st Century!

Since the turn of the century there have been plenty of players to don the colours of the Black Cats and the Addicks - some were memorable for the right reasons, some for the wrong, and others that are barely memorable at all!

ROKER REWIND: Recalling Sunderland’s 1998 Division One play-off final against Charlton Athletic

Sunderland’s League One opener against Charlton Athletic has a lot to live up to if it hopes to be as nail-bitingly gruelling as its 1998 play-off final counterpart - Gavin Hawkton recounts the profound memories of that day with a nostalgic match report.