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Your daily reminder of Sunderland AFC news from around the world!

Roker Roundup: Defoe recalls derby strike, while ex-SAFC players are on the move

Jermain Defoe has been reliving his famous strike against Newcastle on Jamie Carragher’s podcast – and reveals it only happened because he’d ignored Dick Advocaat’s instructions!

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland striker turns down AOL return, and Grigg’s misfiring.... again

Will Grigg’s goals have dried up, but it’s not his fault...

Roker Roundup: Former mackem piles praise on McGeady; Sunderland defender returns from loan

After his point-saving goal at Peterborough, Aiden McGeady’s received some glowing praise from a former SAFC midfielder; whilst a Sunderland youngster has seen his loan spell cut short.

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland keeper reveals gambling addiction – and how Quinny came to his rescue

Former Academy keeper Trevor Carson explains why he’ll never forget how Niall Quinn helped him out of a dark place. Meanwhile, two other Academy products are making great strides.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland reject chance to sign trialist & Kimpioka loan move is explained

Benji Kimpioka was almost an instant hero on his debut for Torquay, and his new manager – Lee’s dad – seems happy to have him at Plainmoor. Elsewhere, a trialist hasn’t been offered a deal, and has instead tried his luck with Stoke.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland receive €1m cash boost as Besiktas cough up for Lens

SAFC receive a further transfer instalment for Jeremain Lens; KLD buys into esports company, and Ricky Alvarez seals new playing deal.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland striking target joins Newcastle on trial

An exciting youngster who Sunderland were watching heads to Newcastle on trial, Asamoah Gyan finds a new team, and two ex-Sunderland forwards who are currently free agents close in on new clubs.

Roker Roundup: “I would have earned more at Sunderland” says former transfer target Lyle Taylor

Former Black Cats transfer target Lyle Taylor has been talking about his time at Charlton, admitting that he would have made more at Sunderland had he opted to head to Wearside in the summer of 2018.

Roker Roundup: Controversial ex-boss Lawrie McMenemy spills the beans on his time at Sunderland

Former Sunderland manager Lawrie McMenemy has spilled the beans on his controversial spell in charge on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Keano off to Azerbaijan? Ex-Sunderland academy winger signs for new UAE side

Whilst a former Sunderland academy winger has agreed to sign for a newly-formed club in the United Arab Emirates, ex-SAFC boss Roy Keane is in talks to become the Azerbaijan national team manager.

Roker Roundup: John Marquis WANTED to sign for Sunderland - but changed his mind in the end

According to his manager, Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis wanted to sign for Sunderland during the January transfer window but was convinced to stay as they bid for promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

Roker Roundup: Controversial striker, who was targetted by Sunderland, has been transfer listed

In today’s Roker Roundup, a controversial striker who Sunderland made attempts to sign in January has been transfer listed, whilst another alleged target has already signed a pre-contract with a new club.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Sunderland interest in Dundee midfielder confirmed as Djilobodji nears exit door

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji is, according to reports, the subject of interest from clubs in France and Germany, whilst Dundee’s manager has confirmed his club received an approach from us for their star midfielder.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Interesting - Sunderland striker target not given squad number for the new season

James Wilson - who has been linked with a loan move to Sunderland - has not been given a squad number ahead of the new season.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Ex-West Ham goalkeeper is the latest addition to Sunderland’s coaching staff

Former Spurs and West Ham stopper Jimmy Walker has been appointed as Sunderland’s new ‘keeper coach.