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ROKER ROUNDTABLE!

The Roundtable - where the Roker Report writers get together to argue their case!

What do you think of Sunderland’s owners potentially ‘going global’ and buying other clubs?

Sunderland’s owners have been linked with the purchase of other clubs abroad, and are apparently in talks to buy CA Rentistas. What do you think of the bigger picture stuff, and the potential merits of having a ‘group’ spread across the world that effectively acts as a scouting tool for the club in previously untapped markets?

Two up, Two down: The highs and lows from Sunderland’s trip to Fleetwood

If ever a game was ripe for finding both positives and negatives, surely it was Sunderland’s draw away at the Highbury Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Here’s what our panelists had to say...

Cashless SAFC: What do you think about the decision that the club has taken?

What do you think about Sunderland AFC’s decision to go cashless, and the issues that have come as a result of this choice for a significant portion of the fanbase?

Frederik Alves or Bailey Wright - who should replace Tom Flanagan in Sunderland’s defence?

Tom Flanagan will miss the Fleetwood game due to suspension - meaning that Lee Johnson has to choose between Bailey Wright or Frederik Alves to replace him. Who would you choose?

How does Lee Johnson keep his big squad happy when he can’t give them all playing time?

Lee Johnson has a fully-fit squad to pick from, and that means we have pretty much another starting eleven of players that we could field at any given time. How do you suggest he keeps his big squad happy?

Denver Hume or Denver Fume? Reaction to the news that Sunderland have re-signed left back

The news that Denver Hume has re-signed for Sunderland has stirred up debate - are you glad to see the Academy of Light graduate back in a Sunderland shirt? Here’s what our panel think...

The 3pm Saturday TV ban – essential for football or antiquated thinking?

We’ve had loads of letters in from fans who are unable to get to the SOL bemoaning the Saturday 3pm broadcast ban, and Ronaldo’s comeback has brought the debate to a wider audience. So, what do our panel think?

Four league games in September (and three are at home!) - how many points will Sunderland take?

Sunderland play four games this month, and three are at home... what are your expectations in terms of points for the month, and how good an opportunity is this to put ourselves in pole position after 9 games in League One?

How do you rate Sunderland’s transfer window?

Now that the deadline has passed…. How do you rate our business done overall? Was it a successful window for Sunderland?

Should Sunderland send Jack Diamond out on loan?

Lee Johnson has said he’s had offers to take Jack Diamond on loan, so we asked our panel whether it would be a good move to send him out for more first-team experience. What do you think? Let us know!

2 Up, 2 Down: What were the highs and lows after another win for Sunderland?

The good, the bad, and the ugly side of Sunderland AFC was on show at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. What can lessons can we learn from the win against AFC Wimbledon?

So, Vito Mannone – what do you reckon?

There’s lots of talk about our former keeper coming back to the Stadium of Light. We asked our panel if they think he’d be a good signing, and if so what he’d bring to the side.

2 Up, 2 Down: What went right and what went wrong for Sunderland last night at Burton?

It was our first defeat of the season, and on another day the scoreline could have been oh so different. So, what were the highs and lows of the performance?

With a fortnight left before the transfer window closes, what business should Sunderland do?

There’s around a fortnight left before the transfer window closes - what business is there left to do for Sunderland? What positions still need to be strengthened, and who should leave?

What do you make of the ongoing Denver Hume contract situation?

Lee Johnson revealed yesterday that Denver Hume has turned down a new contract offer at the club. So, should we cut him loose or convince him to stay? Here’s what our panel say.

Are you surprised by how well Sunderland’s young players have slotted in?

Has the seamless way that Sunderland’s best young players have just slotted into the first team already this season surprised you?

Roker Roundtable: What changes would you make for tonight’s clash with Port Vale?

We ask our panel to put themselves in Lee Johnson’s shoes for tonight’s game – what changes would you make from Saturday’s winning XI?

2 Up, 2 Down: What do our panel think were the highs and lows from Saturday’s win over Wigan?

It got the season off to a great start – but what went well, and what didn’t?

Sunderland 2021/22 Season Predictions: Do our writers think the Lads will get promoted? (Pt1)

It’s that time of year again... so, what do our panel predict the new season will have in store for us?

Who gets your vote to start the season between the sticks for Sunderland?

It looks like Lee Johnson will be choosing between Lee Burge and Anthony Patterson as his first-choice goalkeeper this season. So, who gets the nod to start against Wigan Athletic in our season opener?

What did pre-season tell us about how we’ll shape up this season?

Pre-season is difficult to judge anything on, but did it provide any clues as to how Lee Johnson will set us up in the upcoming League One campaign?

Which of Sunderland’s younger players have impressed most this summer?

Plenty of the academy players have been given game time during this pre-season and we ask which ones have improved their chances of pushing for first team football this season?

Sunderland were impressive at Harrogate - was there anything in particular that caught your eye?

It was a cracking performance, but was there anything in particular that caught your eye in Saturday’s 4-0 pre-season win for Sunderland at Harrogate Town?

How much do you think pre-season results matter?

We’re often told that playing before the league campaign starts is an exercise to purely get our players fitter and sharper, but does it matter if you win or lose games in pre-season?

Should Sunderland look to sign more players on loan than we normally would this summer?

Sunderland have had mixed results using the loan market in recent years - is this a market you’d like us to take advantage of more, or would you prefer more permanent signings?

What do you hope to see from Sunderland in today’s pre-season game against Hearts?

It’s only our second pre-season friendly, whilst Hearts are way ahead in their preparations given their season has already started - so what do you hope to see from Lee Johnson’s side in this afternoon’s game?

Are you happy for Ross Stewart to be Sunderland’s first choice striker this season?

It seems clear that the club see Ross Stewart as the replacement for Charlie Wyke this season as our main centre forward. Are you comfortable with that?

England v Italy: Is it coming home?! - Our predictions ahead of Euro 2020 final

Can England win a first European Championships and claim a major trophy for the first time in 55 years?! Here are our predictions - let us know what you think will happen!

Does our latest signing tell us anything about our recruitment strategy?

After confirming the signing of Alex Pritchard, we ask what clues this provides about the new strategy and discuss if this is the type of signing you were expecting under the new structure?

How should Sunderland’s squad look by the time we play York City?

What do you think would constitute as ‘acceptable’ in terms of the way the squad looks by the time Sunderland play against York City on the 21st July?

What role do you expect Aiden McGeady to play for Sunderland this season?

Aiden McGeady has signed for another year, but after being our main threat last season can he continue to do that - and if not, what role do you expect him to take on this coming season?

What is your favourite Sunderland kit, and why?

Let’s look beyond the Hummel chevrons shall we? A trio of Roker Reporters make the case for their top Sunderland shirts...