The Roundtable - where the Roker Report writers get together to argue their case!
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?
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...
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?
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?
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?
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...
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
Has the seamless way that Sunderland’s best young players have just slotted into the first team already this season surprised you?
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?
It got the season off to a great start – but what went well, and what didn’t?
It’s that time of year again... so, what do our panel predict the new season will have in store for us?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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?