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    RRP: "O manager, where art thou?" - SAFC 23/24 Season Review Part One!

    RRP: "O manager, where art thou?" - SAFC 23/24 Season Review Part One!

    Aye lads and lasses we threw the towel in early as Dodds and the club drove us a bit insane. Following medical advice we've all had a bit of a break and now we're back to dissect everything in a really disorganised and chaotic fashion, as our Gav is joined by Chris Wynn and Martin Wanless to attempt something resembling a season review for a season Sunderland AFC itself abandoned. 
    What's the crack? 

    That season was shit aye. So how is everyone? 
    Appointment announcement incoming? That's a genuine question like we have no clue if it's coming or not. 
    Mogga, Micky and Mike; Do any come away with any credit whatsoever? 
    Do we think we're going to go for the likes of Will Still - an up and coming coach from the continent type - or are we leaning towards someone with a bit more experience? 
    Can Gav get a word in here? No he can't and it's amusing. He talks too much anyway. 
    All this and more! We'll be back with a part two and possibly a part three and four if the lads survive those conversations. 
    Ha'way the Lads! 
    #SAFC #EFL #EFLChampionship

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    • 52 min
    RRP: "Wish you weren't here" - Sunderland AFC 0-1 Millwall Reaction and Listener Q&A!

    RRP: "Wish you weren't here" - Sunderland AFC 0-1 Millwall Reaction and Listener Q&A!

    Our Gav and Martin return to react to the increasingly painful and unfortunately still ongoing shite run/limp to the end of our season, following possibly the dullest game we've ever witnessed. Luckily they have some listener questions to try distract them from the football itself. 
    What's the crack? 
    Was that the most boring game we've seen this season/decade/century? 
    Can we end the season now? Editors note/answer: Yes. Yes we can.
    If Mike Dodds wants a career in management Mike Dodds might like to consider thinking about what Mike Dodds really has to lose by trying to win games at home. 
    Did anyone try to win that game for us? Mike Dodds once again laid the blame at the players feet and doesn't think it's on Mike Dodds but is that fair in this case? Shouldn't he be shouldering responsibility for team selection and tactics? 
    The lads try once again to address the issues at hand and look at the backroom as well as the head coach; should they be cleared out too when summer finally arrives? 
    Answering your questions and more!
    Aye, just get to the summer aye.
    #SAFC #EFL #EFLChampionship

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    • 58 min
    RRP: “Tangents” - Reaction to Sunderland AFC 0-0 Bristol City and looking at Leeds away!

    RRP: “Tangents” - Reaction to Sunderland AFC 0-0 Bristol City and looking at Leeds away!

    Our Gav Henderson welcomes Martin Wanless back to the pod as the lads look back on Sunderland's goalless draw against Bristol City at the Stadium of Light yesterday, ahead to Tuesday night against Leeds at Elland Road, and grab a few listener thoughts on all things SAFC! 
    What's the crack? 

    It wasn't a win - we couldn't get the ball to go in - but was it better? 
    A far improved performance from Pierre Ekwah yesterday; Martin thinks he needs to get a bit of consistency going ahead of potential competition arriving for his place in that midfield. 
    The lads just don't rate Hjelde, so apologies to Hjelde fans out there; 
    The tangents continue as is now tradition, as Gav and Martin try and dance around a lot of the actual football by getting lost in thoughts about the summer and next season; 
    Are we looking to turn a quick profit on Jobe, hence his long run in the side this season? Should we be thinking more about any future deals with Rigg and prioritising his development in that area of the pitch? 
    Would we rather give Watson (or anyone else at all who we currently own) a chance over the likes of Burstow? What's occurring with Ba getting dropped from the bench? 
    Against all Dodds; Leeds coming up next as Mike attempts to take points from Daniel Farke again this season but Gav is a little nervous. Could we “do a Sunlun” though?
    We may be back tomorrow with our bumper International Fans Day special recording from the Fans Museum on Friday, or we will catch you all on the other side of the Leeds result however that goes.. 
    Cheers for listening and ha'way the lads! 
    #SAFC #EFL #EFLChampionship

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    • 54 min
    RRP: "5H1TE" - Reaction to Sunderland AFC 1-5 Blackburn Rovers!

    RRP: "5H1TE" - Reaction to Sunderland AFC 1-5 Blackburn Rovers!

    Our Martin and Chris had the good sense to fuck off on holiday for Easter so Gavin grabbed our heavy loss specialist, Craig Chapman, to see if they could ignore talking about any of the football from the win on Good Friday over Cardiff or the horrific loss yesterday to Blackburn! 
    What's the crack? 

    Those Good Friday vibes didn't continue, the lads would've talked about them but why bother? 
    Argh why us argh etc 
    Dodds was a mistake. A terrible, terrible mistake aye. 
    Would Heckingbottom be a good appointment and if so, would it be better to get him in now or leave it until the summer? 
    Craig attempts to get Kristjaan Speakman's attention by accusing him of picking the side himself, poor decision making, appointing his mate in a caretaker role unnecessarily, poor player recruitment for a while, resting on ancient successes and tells him to sort it out like because this isn't on like and we may get relegated next season if he doesn't sort it out like. No protests have been planned as yet. 
    The important/vital summer becomes more important/vital still as the "important/vital summer" quote extravaganza continues.  
    All this and more! Aye.
    #EFL #EFLChampionship #SAFC

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    • 40 min
    RRP: “Paint drying and other pastimes” - Avoiding talking about Sunderland 0-0 Queens Park Rangers!

    RRP: “Paint drying and other pastimes” - Avoiding talking about Sunderland 0-0 Queens Park Rangers!

    So we stopped a cycle of losing before heading into what is a very welcome international break for most, as Sunlun held QPR to a draw at the weekend. Join Gav and Martin as they try to talk about it all.. and end up talking about everything but the game.
    What’s the crack?

    Our worst losing streak in a decade comes to an end, but we didn’t make it easy on ourselves; what did the lads make of it all? Nice quick minute or so spent on the game itself here.
    We got a clean sheet! Just the one for now but it’s good news? It is isn’t it? Tell me it is please I need something.
    Can we build on this result, however dull it might’ve been?
    We need this international break, we need this summer and ideally we need it all to come along a lot faster;
    Do we need to change up the backroom staff a bit as well as the head coach?
    This is exactly what our Chris Wynn said would happen aye.
    Just… aye. Ha’way the Lads!
    #EFL #SAFC #EFLChampionship

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    • 38 min
    RRP: "Back to basics?" - The Southampton 4-2 Sunderland reaction & QPR preview!

    RRP: "Back to basics?" - The Southampton 4-2 Sunderland reaction & QPR preview!

    If you haven't noticed there's a little gift we've posted full of joy and positivity just prior to this here podcast. Honest it's all great fun. Seriously though we are actually back, as Gav and Chris sat down late last night to look at the Southampton result and ahead to QPR! 
    What's the crack? 

    BREAKING NEWS: WE'RE STILL SHITE
    It wasn't exactly an inspirational performance against Southampton but at least we got a couple goals aye? 
    Stop overthinking it Mike; the lads try to explain to Dodds where he might be going wrong... 
    Defensive injury woes continue to just get worse as Seelt is now absent for Saturday and likely the rest of the season; so how do we sort this mess until Luke gets back? 
    The lads both get a little ranty about it all and question the team selection, specifically regarding players like Adil Aouchiche.
    So with QPR retaining the services for now of a lad who allegedly hit someone with a brick back on the continent, we have to deal with a reasonably potent attacking threat. Especially if he's got a rock in his hand.
    The lads try to predict how things will look after the final whistle and sort of give up. Aye.
    All this and more. Ha'way the Lads! 
    #SAFC #EFL #EFLChampionship


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

Dave 1973 SAFC ,

Simply the best

This is the best SAFC podcast around. Professionally put together, good contributors and balanced opinions. Passionate without being over the top when we win or on the floor when we lose. Check it out.

Connlad93 ,

Feels like having a nice chat in the pub.

Great podcast, I’ve been listening to it for years. The hosts are always quite serious about the structure and agenda of the show, but don’t let that get in the way of any banter that comes up in the meantime. They support great causes in the local area and provide a “pulse-check” to everything Sunderland AFC. As someone away from home, it’s always nice to listen in.

craigfromwalsall ,

Lovely stuff

Great podcast for any and all Sunderland supporters!

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