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Fan Focus: Wigan fan Barry says that ex-SAFC captain Max is performing at the peak of his powers

Ahead of tonight’s game against Wigan, we spoke to Barry Worthington from Progress With Unity Podcast about our opponents - and he’s enjoying having Max Power back this season!

Fans Around The Country: Bolton-based Lads fan Jonathan reflects on his day out in Fleetwood

Following the away draw at Fleetwood, Lads fan Jonathan - who we caught up with before the match - looks back at the performance, and how he feels looking forward to the rest of the games this week...

Fan Focus: Fleetwood fan Knappers says ex-Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has ‘done very well’

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Fleetwood, we spoke to YouTuber Knappers to find out how Simon Grayson has been performing as manager, as well as what Sunderland fans can expect from the match.

Fans Around The Country: Bolton-based Sunderland fan Jonathan Besford is off to Fleetwood!

Ahead of our trip to Fleetwood, we caught up with a Lads fan who lives in the area and is making the game - Jonathan, who is a Muslim Sunderland fan from Bolton, can’t wait to see the wizards in action!

Fans Around The World! America-based fan Gavin Frater heads home after making Accrington trip

Virginia-based Lads fan Gavin is away back across the pond tomorrow after watching us win live again in his first visit many in years. In his Q&A part 2, we ask for his reflection on the match experience before he shoots off back to the land of the free…

Fans Around The World: American Sunderland fan Gavin Frater is off to the match today!

We caught up with Virginia-based Sunderland supporter Gavin Frater, who has flown into the UK from the USA to watch the Lads in action today - unbelievable support!

Exclusive: Sunderland star Neve Herron is inspired by Emma Kelly, Lee Cattermole & Luke O’Nien!

On Monday night, we hosted our first ever Lasses Podcast Live on Twitter Spaces, and we were delighted to be joined by non-other than England Under 19 international Neve Herron. Here’s some of what she had to say!

Interview: Bayern Munich fan Phil says Hoffmann can be Sunderland’s #1 for years to come!

Is Thorben Hoffmann any good? We picked the brains of Bayern Munich fanatic Phillip Quinn to get the lowdown on the man that he expects will become Sunderland’s number one keeper for many years to come!

Fans Around The World: An interview with a Sunderland supporter in Pakistan!

We caught up with Pakistani Sunderland supporter Mohammad Barkat to try and understand why, of all clubs, he fell in love with Sunderland AFC!

Leon Dajaku - is he any good? Bayern Munich fan gives us the lowdown on Sunderland’s new winger

After Sunderland signed German winger Leon Dajaku on deadline day, Roker Report spoke to Bayern Munich fan Phillip Quinn from Bavarian Football Works to get the lowdown on our brand new winger!

Fan Focus: Wycombe director Pete Couhig predicts a 1-0 injury-time away win!

After a season in the Championship, Wycombe are back in League One. They’re always a tough opponent, and we caught up with Wycombe director Pete Couhig to get the lowdown on the season so far.

Fan Focus: Blackpool fan Sean “wasn’t disappointed” about Elliot Embleton not leaving Sunderland

Ahead of Sunderland’s Carabao Cup tie with Blackpool, we spoke to Tangerines fan and writer Sean McGinlay to discuss how Neil Critchley’s side have faired since their promotion to the Championship.

Niall Huggins linked with Sunderland: is he any good? Leeds fan gives honest views of right back

Sunderland are reportedly close to the permanent signing of Wales U21 international Niall Huggins - is he any good? We spoke to Leeds fansite Through It All Together to get their views on the versatile full back.

Fan Focus: Burton fan Edward says his team “have to be wary of the quality Sunderland possess”

We spoke to D3D4 Podcast Co-host Edward Walker ahead of tonight’s game - discussing Burton’s improvement under Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink, as well as what Sunderland fans can expect from the match!

Is Nathan Broadhead any good? Everton Podcast gives honest views on man linked to Sunderland

Sunderland are apparently set to sign Nathan Broadhead on loan - is he any good? We asked top Everton podcast ‘The Unholy Trinity’ for their views on the 23-year old forward.

Fan Focus: MK Dons fan Joe says he’s not too concerned about not signing Sunderland’s Will Grigg

We sat down for a chat with MK Dons fan Joe ahead of Sunderland’s game against his side today - and he’s predicting that his side will win!

Fred Alves - is he any good? West Ham fan gives honest views of man headed to Sunderland

Denmark U21 international defender Fred Alves is on his way to Sunderland - is he any good? We spoke to ‘West Ham News & Views’ to learn more about him.

Fan Focus: Port Vale fan Scott is predicting a 2-0 victory for Sunderland in the Carabao Cup!

Ahead of Sunderland’s Carabao Cup tie, Matthew Crichton spoke to Port Vale fan Scott Challinor to get the lowdown on our League Two opponents. They discussed their progress under Darrell Clarke, their busy summer transfer window, as well as what Sunderland fans can expect from the match.

Fan Focus: Wigan fan Barry says ex-Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke has “always been a handful”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s opening match of the 2021/22 League One season, Matthew Crichton spoke to Wigan fan Barry Worthington of the Progress With Unity Podcast. They discussed the Latic’s survival last season, their period in administration, as well as their busy summer of recruitment which has seen them sign three ex-Sunderland players!

Spurs teenager Dennis Cirkin reported to be close to signing for Sunderland - is he any good?

Reports suggest that Sunderland are in advanced talks with Tottenham Hotspur to sign England youth international Dennis Cirkin. It’s not a done deal, but is he any good? We asked Spurs fanzine Lilywhite Rose all about him…

Q&A: Guiseley AFC media team give us the lowdown on new Sunderland U23 left back Nathan Newall

Left back Nathan Newall has made 3 first-team appearances in pre-season since signing from National League North side Guiseley - so to try and find out more about him, we collared Guiseley’s media man Adam Bridson.

Sheff Utd striker Dan Jebbison is rumoured to be signing for Sunderland - is he any good?

Reports indicate that Dan Jebbison was in the crowd for Friday’s win over Hull, as the 18-year-old striker is apparently set to sign on loan from Sheff United. Is he any good? We asked some folk who know…

Fan Focus: Hull fan Luke says that captain George Honeyman will not feature against Sunderland!

Ahead of Sunderland’s final pre-season friendly tonight against Hull, Matthew Crichton spoke to Hull fan and football writer Luke Flanagan. They discussed Grant McCann’s sides’ recent promotion, ex-Sunderland captain George Honeyman, as well as what those Wearside can expect from the visitors at the Stadium of Light!

Sunderland are set to sign Tony Gallacher from Liverpool - but is he any good?

Sunderland are set to announce the signing of Liverpool left back Tony Gallacher on a permanent basis - but is he any good? We don’t know, so I collared Michael from Toronto fanzine ‘Waking the Red’ to get his views on the man who spent a stint on loan in Canada last season.

Fan Focus: Tranmere fan Paul believes striker James Vaughan’s goals will be ‘tricky to replace’!

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Tranmere, Matthew Crichton spoke to This Is Tranmere podcast host Paul Harper! They discuss Tranmere’s reappointment of Micky Mellon, James Vaughan’s retirement, as well as the arrival of ex-SAFC winger Callum McManaman from Australia!

Fan Focus: Harrogate fan Katherine says Sunderland’s Jack Diamond can be a crucial first-teamer!

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Harrogate this afternoon, Matthew Crichton spoke to Harrogate fan Katherine Swinn. They discussed Harrogate’s survival in League Two last season, the development of Jack Diamond, ex-SAFC striker Jon Stead, as well as what Lee Johnson’s side can expect to encounter during the friendly.

Fan Focus: York fan Michael hoping for another good workout v Sunderland after beating the toon!

We sat down for a chat with York City fan Michael from Y Front Fanzine - fresh off the back of beating the mags, he’s hoping his side can have another good workout against Sunderland tonight!

Fan Focus: Hearts fan Adam chats ahead of Sunderland’s trip to take on the Jam Tarts!

Hearts fan Adam Kennedy of the Perth to Paisley podcast chats with us ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Tynecastle this weekend - their season is already underway, so it should be a tough game for the Lads...

Is Alex Pritchard any good? Norwich & Huddersfield fans tell all about potential SAFC signing

Sunderland are reportedly close to signing Alex Pritchard - but is he any good? We don’t know, so we sought the views of a couple of experts - Norwich City fan Chris, and Huddersfield supporter Brady.

Blackpool fan gives honest opinions of Elliot Embleton - is he ready to return to Sunderland?

Elliot Embleton won promotion on loan at Blackpool - will he end up back at Bloomfield Road, or will he return to Sunderland as a first teamer next season? We picked the brains of Tangerines fan Tom Mayne...

Fan Focus: Lincoln fan Gary is backing his side to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Sincil Bank!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first playoff leg against Lincoln, we spoke to Lincoln fan and writer Gary Hutchinson of The Stacey West fansite. We discussed their end to the League One season, Michael Appleton, as well as their players returning from injury. What do you the final score will be on Wednesday night?

Fans Around The World! An interview with a Sunderland supporter in New Zealand!

We’re back off around the (virtual) globe to meet Mackems everywhere - and today, we’re chatting to Lads fan Justin Ludlow, who is reppin’ for Sunderland out in New Zealand!