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INTERVIEWS!

Fan Focus: Chatting with an old marra ahead of Sunderland v Blyth Spartans this afternoon!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first pre-season friendly, we spoke to Blyth Spartans media assistant (and ex-Roker Reporter!) Niall Bromley to get the lowdown on Terry Mitchell’s side...

What’s the Championship really like? Terriers fan Matt says the secret to success is team spirit

The Championship can be a brutal slog, something that Terriers fan Matt Shaw knows only too well having watched his side get all the way to Wembley, only to fall at the final hurdle. What should Sunderland expect?

What is the Championship really like? Blackburn fan Daniel lets Sunderland fans know...

It’s been a while since we played at this level, so what’s the Championship really like these days? We’ve sought out the views of several fans of other clubs to find out more - today, Daniel Ainsworth from Rovers Chat joins us...

Sunderland “in pole position” to sign Arsenal defender Dan Ballard - but is he any good?

Following Sunderland’s recent link in the media with Arsenal centre-back Dan Ballard, Matty spoke to Kai Bennett of That Millwall Podcast to find out how he performed on loan last season...

Interview: Derby fan Jason thinks Ravel Morrison would thrive on a big atmosphere at Sunderland!

Given Sunderland’s recent link with Ravel Morrison, we spoke to Derby fan Jason Straw of the Rams Review Podcast to find out if the Jamaican international is worth the gamble...

Interview: Wimbledon fan Chris compares Sunderland target Jack Rudoni to a young Steven Gerrard!

Sunderland are in the race to sign Wimbledon’s hot young prospect Jack Rudoni - and with that in mind, Matty spoke to Wimbledon fan Chris Draper of the 9yrs Podcast to find out more about the 21-year-old midfielder!

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Interview: Harrogate fan Katherine chats to us about Sunderland young gun Jack Diamond

Following a successful season for Jack Diamond on loan with Harrogate, we spoke to Harrogate fan Katherine Swinn - is the left winger ready for a return to Sunderland?

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Katy Watson

"I like to focus solely on my game and football is a huge passion of mine, being a professional footballer has always been my dream and my goal" says Sunderland’s attacking starlet Katy Watson.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Faye Mullen

"Working full-time as a teacher and part-time as a footballer doesn’t always allow me much free time," says Sunderland roving right back.

Interview: Preston fan George says Dan Iversen is “one of the best keepers in the Championship”

Following Sunderland’s recent link with Leicester goalkeeper Dan Iversen, we spoke to Preston reporter George Hodgson to find out how the Dane performed under Alex Neil at Preston.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Emily Scarr

"I’m almost as fast as Usain Bolt. If I wasn’t playing football, I would love to be an astronaut!" Sunderland forward Emily Scarr speaks to Roker Report

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Megan Beer

Saving lives and the right wing, we analyse firefighter and Sunderland Women's right-back Megan Beer on her performances last season and chat to her about life outside of football.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Neve Herron

"I always looked up to Lucy Bronze growing up. She started her football career at Sunderland and I just think she’s a great player with a good mindset and attitude"

Fan Focus: Wycombe fan Phil believes that Gareth Ainsworth’s side “relishes” being the underdog!

Ahead of Sunderland’s League One play-off final match at Wembley, we spoke to Wycombe Wanderers’ Head Of Audio & Broadcast, Phil Catchpole, to discuss which side he thinks is heading back to the Championship!

Lasses Interview: We speak to forward Emily Hutchinson about her injury & her comeback

Just at the start of the 21/22 season, Emily received the worst possible news after tearing her ACL in the same knee which sidelined her for a year prior. We speak to Emily about that injury, how she stays motivated and her goals for the future

Lasses Interview & Profile: The dependable Allison Cowling!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Lasses goalkeeper, Allison Cowling. Reliable, brave and assured, you can want for nothing more than to have her in your side.

Lasses Interview & Profile: The ever-reliable Grace McCatty!

Scatty by name but almost never by nature, we profile defender and adopted northerner Grace McCatty. She is everything you want in a Championship defence - experienced, calm, and a natural leader.

Lasses Interview & Profile: Our Captain, the wonderful Keira Ramshaw!

"Julio Arca, Niall Quinn, and Kevin Phillips were my idols growing up" - Captain Keira Ramshaw is red and white to her core. She experienced the highs of the WSL & stuck with us through the lows of demotion.

Sunderland to stream Lasses home games on YouTube! - A chat with Alex Clark of SAFC Women (Part 2)

KLD’s commitment, Speakman’s role, recruitment, Under 23s update, Lasses merch, and live streaming... all in the second part of our interview with @SAFCWomen General Manager Alex Clark

Sunderland considering Stadium of Light double-header! A chat with Alex Clark of SAFC Women (Part 1)

WSL ambitions, attendance targets, ideas, and overall strategy... After a successful season, we caught up with Lasses General Manager Alex Clark for a good old chat.

Fan Focus: Sheffield Wednesday fan James says losing Barry Bannan would be a huge blow tonight!

Ahead of Sunderland’s playoff first leg tonight, Matty Crichton to Sheffield Wednesday fan and host of The Wednesday ’Til I Die Podcast, James Mappin, to discuss how he expects Darren Moore’s side to approach the match!

Fan Focus: Morecambe fan Tom says that ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Trevor Carson has been “excellent”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s final League One match of the season, Matty Crichton spoke to Morecambe fan Tom Collins of the ShrimpsOnline fan site to discuss if he thinks they can achieve survival!

Lasses Legends: Sunderland Ladies pioneer Sue Smith - The sweetest left foot in the north east!

No player has scored more goals for a Sunderland AFC team than Sue Cox (née Smith), so we caught up with her to find out about her life & career.

After The Final Whistle: Rotherham Podcast ‘New York Talk’ chew the fat over Tuesday’s draw!

We caught up with top Rotherham United podcast ‘New York Talk’ to chat about how they felt Tuesday’s game went - and it’s safe to say they’re a little disappointed that Sunderland nicked a draw!

Fan Focus: Rotherham fan Will would like to see Sunderland striker Will Grigg sign permanently!

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Rotherham today, we spoke to writer Will Daniels of the Tivoli View to talk all about their drop in form towards the end of the season... and Will Grigg!

After The Final Whistle: Cambridge fan Marc gives his thoughts on Sunderland’s win on Saturday!

Now that the dust has settled, we sat down with Marc Manning - a passionate Cambridge fan and contributor to top Podcast ‘Under the Abbey Stand’ - to get his thoughts on Sunderland’s rampant win against his side.

Fan Focus: Cambridge fan Tom says Mark Bonner’s side are “wildly over-achieving” this season!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match at the Stadium of Light today, Matty Crichton spoke to Thomas of Cambridge fan site Under The Abbey Stand to find out about Mark Bonner’s side’s excellent form!

Fan Focus: Plymouth fan Sam is predicting a marginal win for Argyle vs Sunderland!

Ahead of today’s crunch tie in Sunderland’s playoff push, Matty Crichton spoke to Plymouth fan Sam Down to discuss their excellent run this season in League One!

Fan Focus: Shrewsbury fan Dan says that former Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan has “been excellent”!

Ahead of today’s match against Shrewsbury, Matty Crichton spoke to Shrewsbury fan Dan Hough, to find out how Tom Flanagan has been getting on since his deadline day move!

The Graphic Game: Art, design and football on Wearside - Part 3

In the third part of his series on art and football, Rich Speight speaks to Frank Styles, whose iconic murals bring Sunderland’s rich football history alive.

Fan Focus: Oxford fan Jack says they’ll beat Sunderland for the first time since 1991 at home!

Ahead of Sunderland’s playoff six-pointer against Oxford, Matty Crichton spoke to Jack Shoemark of the T’Manor Podcast to get the lowdown on Karl Robinson’s side!

Fan Focus: Gillingham fan Lewis describes their new manager Neil Harris as a “top appointment”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s fixture with Gillingham today, Matty spoke to writer Lewis Browning about his side’s upturn in form under new boss Neil Harris!