Reminiscing the days of old... when Sunderland were probably crap then too.
Today, Roker Report goes all the way back to the 1880’s- an era when football was yet to fully take hold on Wearside
The ‘Bank of England’ club finally looked like it might experience some success, but first had to negotiate a tricky FA Cup tie at Second Division Swansea Town back on this day in 1955.
Today, we take a trip back to the 1960’s, and a marquee FA Cup clash between Sunderland and Norwich City
The Hammers brought five thousand fans to the Stadium of Light for this FA Cup tie. Were you there?
Famous for scoring on his debut against Birmingham in early 2008, Rade Prica’s time on Wearside was almost up one year later. Was he hard done by?
Sunderland made it two wins from three under new player-manager Butcher, thanks to a battling display in South London thirty one years ago today
During a season that had very few bright spots, a late equaliser against Spurs back on this day in 2006 gave the Stadium of Light something to cheer.
We take a trip back to the 1950s today, as a Sunderland victory over the south coast visitors becomes the latest ‘Storey’ at Roker Park
The young striker looked like a decent prospect...
Despite fierce denials, the cracks in the relationship between the manager and his chairman were becoming increasingly obvious as the 2005/2006 season unfolded
In a season marred by the tragic loss of one of our brightest talents, a trip to Merseyside provided a memorable highlight on this day eighty eight years ago
Lawrie McMenemy’s second season in charge was proving just as difficult as his first, but a startling performance from a re-jigged Sunderland team raised the levels of hope once more in the Roker faithful.
As our Division One promotion campaign continued to gather momentum, the deadly duo proved too hot for the Robins to handle twenty five years ago today
In the mess of the brief Howard Wilkinson era, it’s easy to forget we progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup - which we managed on penalties back on this day in 2003.
Sunderland pushed the best in the land all the way, and two latter-day Roker Park regulars came to the fore on this day thirty nine years ago
It was another day to forget for the Lads as Mick McCarthy brought the Tractor Boys to the Stadium of Light for a Championship fixture on this day six years ago
As a tough 2001/2002 season unfolded, we were only three points off the relegation zone as we headed to Manchester to face the reigning Premier League champions
Alan Brown had delivered promotion in the past, but now the project had a different look to it…
The Lads had drawn a glamour tie that saw Jurgen Klinsmann’s Spurs and the TV cameras head to Roker Park for an FA Cup 4th round clash back in 1995.
Lots of people, lots of noise and lots of goals as Sunderland aim for FA Cup glory!
The 2020-21 season was a funny old time for a lot of us, but for one Sunderland player things were working out quite nicely.
It was a short lived competition and thankfully on this day back in 1991, Sunderland participated for the final time.
The Lads mustered some cheer in an otherwise painful campaign 18 years ago today.
Sunderland dominated the Latics to record their fifth Premier League win in eight...
Dale Jasper is perhaps best known around these parts for his 1985 outing against the Lads, but later in the decade, he was back to witness another important win for Sunderland
In the third fixture against Arsenal in quick succession the Lads attempted to prolong Roker Park’s long history of hosting FA Cup fixtures, but a moment of genius was instrumental in Sunderland’s exit from the competition.
A raft of team changes, some rather odd asides and an unwanted collector’s item – this game had the lot!
After getting the cold shoulder at The Dell, Agboola was in familiar territory on his Sunderland debut.
Sunderland faced Southampton at Roker under new floodlights. An epic evening ensued!
The country was coming to terms with the aftermath of war, but on Wearside one interest had remained steadfast throughout…
A patched up Sunderland were up against it in Manchester, but they pulled together to earn a very encouraging draw!
On This Day (7th January 1956): Things were looking good at Sunderland, but what lay around the corner?
An early second half flourish puts Lads in control over Norwich City nearly 70 years ago…