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Est. 2016 by #SAFC fans, for #SAFC fans - This is your Podcast! We cover everything Sunderland AFC related, from player interviews to regular preview and reaction podcasts! In association with @RokerReport and Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen!
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Est. 2016 by #SAFC fans, for #SAFC fans - This is your Podcast! We cover everything Sunderland AFC related, from player interviews to regular preview and reaction podcasts! In association with @RokerReport and Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen!
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    RRP: Countdown to Sunderland AFC v Millwall w/ Lions' Commentator - Karl Bates!

    RRP: Countdown to Sunderland AFC v Millwall w/ Lions' Commentator - Karl Bates!

    We're back - and it's all getting very busy at podcast HQ - as our Chris Wynn chats to the BBC's Karl Bates about Millwall's trip north to face the Lads in what will be a temporary reprieve from the World Cup for a few hours this Saturday! 
    What's the crack? 

    How long has Karl been covering Millwall for the BBC, and where do his football allegiances lie?
    In a Roker Rapport first we have a countdown champion on the pod - does Karl still have the teapot to prove it? 
    How has Gary Rowett been getting on down at the Den, and did he welcome the World Cup break as much as Tony Mowbray did? 
    RR are of course pleased to hear George Honeyman is rated 7/10 by Millwall journalists and fans…
    Who are the Lions best performers this season and are the fans slightly nervous about keeping hold of players like Zian Flemming? 
    How should Mowbray expect Rowett to set up against us this Saturday - Karl gives us his likely lineup for the match; 
    Are Millwall expecting to come away with three points, and are they happy flirting with the playoff spots in the Championship this season?  
    All this and more. Ha'way the Lads! 
    #SAFC #EFLChampionship #Millwall #EFL


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    • 28 min
    RRP: Birmingham 1-2 Sunderland - AMAD Lad strikes again - how far we've come this season & the World Cup break!

    RRP: Birmingham 1-2 Sunderland - AMAD Lad strikes again - how far we've come this season & the World Cup break!

    Thought we’d have a bit of a look at how we got to this point in the season - so our Chris Wynn, Martin Wanless and Phil West jumped on at some insane hour over the weekend to give their thoughts on that Amad assist, that Amad goal, the return of Simms to full active duties, some more talk about Ross Stewart’s contract and looking beyond the World Cup break.

    What’s the crack?
    As the lads decided to record this immediately after the game to take full advantage of all that adrenaline - How does everyone feel after that result - especially the chest clutching finish that nearly killed half the fanbase?  
    AMAD LAD STRIKES AGAIN - Some talent isn’t he - with an assist for Ellis Simms first goal since returning from injury, to his magnificent strike in the second half… well it was his pitch on the night.
    PATTO - 22 years old and getting better all the time.
    A couple lads returned from injury and we’re all very pleased to see it; 
    A nice long break; with the World Cup coming up and the Lads off for a nice trip to Dubai to warm up a little, how are we feeling knowing we’ll be returning to league action with the likes of Ross Stewart back in the starting eleven?  
    What did Martin and Phil make of the KLD/Speakman/Jones talk? 
    Martin has a few things to say about the Rossco contract situation and how buying low and selling high is something we should maybe be thinking about; 
    Looking back at the season and how far we’ve come; are we going into the World Cup break in a pretty decent position all things considered?
    Are we confident we’ll be far more comfortable come the January transfer window? 
    Phil predicts the downfall of Gareth Southgate; something when England win the World Cup we can refer to as #WestSouthGate or #SouthWestGate or whatever works…
    All this and more! Listen in!
    #SAFC #EFLChampionship #EFL #WorldCup2022

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    • 58 min
    RRP: The big fat SAFC chat - Cardiff woes, Crowd control, KLD Speaks & looking ahead to Friday!

    RRP: The big fat SAFC chat - Cardiff woes, Crowd control, KLD Speaks & looking ahead to Friday!

    We went a bit quiet after the weekend and you would've had a match review but *a lot has happened since off the field* so our Chris Wynn and Craig 'The Artist formerly known as the Angryman' Chapman reconvened very late last night to have a chat about everything from the loss to Cardiff, some crowd trouble, the talk given by KLD to fans alongside Speakman and Jones, and looking ahead to Birmingham away! Aye.
    What's the crack?

    EVERYTHING MAN - The lads had no real instruction beyond 'cover everything' and that's exactly what they've done.
    That performance against Cardiff City at the weekend; wasn't great was it…
    The crowd performance against Cardiff City at the weekend; wasn't great was it…
    The talk at Pop Recs as Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, Kristjaan Speakman, Dave Jones and the rest had a chat with fans about their plans for the future, and the state of play as things stand;
    The Rossco Panic - Could the club avoid mayhem by maybe broadcasting these fan meetings to the wider base? Also… are we all ready to let go of the big man?
    The idea behind sustainability in the EFL pyramid and looking at our progress in the Championship so far this season;
    What predictions surrounding our visit to Birmingham this Friday night do the lads have?
    Patience is key this season isn't it? Or are people genuinely concerned we won't be able to survive come May next year?
    All this and much more! Thanks for listening!
    #SAFC #KLD #EFL #EFLChampionship

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    • 56 min
    RRP: AMAD NIGHT IN YORKSHIRE - Huddersfield 0-2 Sunderland Review & Previewing Sunderland v Cardiff!

    RRP: AMAD NIGHT IN YORKSHIRE - Huddersfield 0-2 Sunderland Review & Previewing Sunderland v Cardiff!

    Our Gav and Chris got together for the second time this week late last night to react to a vital SAFC away win against the Terriers down at a wet and windy John Smith's Stadium and to look ahead to our return home against Cardiff City this Saturday!
    What's the crack? 

    We won and we're all pretty happy about it, but conditions weren't great throughout the first half; what did the lads make of the first 45? 
    ALEX F***ING PRITCHARD; A great goal against his former side and an even better celebration 👉😘👈
    AMAD LAD; Another great performance topped off with a great goal (that myself and others absolutely didn't think was scored by young Jewi Bennette) but we're falling in love with a loan player again lads and lasses - we'll enjoy him as long as we have him… 
    OH ABDOULLAH, HE MAKES ME HAPPY; Some performance by our young midfielder after his introduction in the second half - the only way is up for this lad! 
    A fantastic performance (and goal celebration) from our Luke O'Nien - think he's allowed a little smile after that aye? 
    Jay Matete was a welcome sight in that second half with some great challenges, and Ellis Simms made a big impact despite not scoring; Both up for a start soon? 
    Gav and Chris discuss the upcoming Cardiff fixture at the Stadium of Light, and make some bold predictions... Aye.
    All this and much more! Ha'waaaay the Lads!
    #SAFC #EFLChampionship #EFL

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    • 37 min
    RRP: The Luton Town 1-1 Sunderland AFC Review & Huddersfield Away!

    RRP: The Luton Town 1-1 Sunderland AFC Review & Huddersfield Away!

    Our dynamic duo of Gav Henderson and Chris Wynn got together to discuss the amazing last minute 'hand of cod' equaliser from Alex Bass against the scu… nah only joking - this was recorded prior to that hilarious moment - instead we're covering the Lads trip to Luton at the weekend in the Championship, Embo's equaliser, and looking ahead to Huddersfield on Wednesday night! 
    What's the crack? 

    Luton is a terrible place, congratulations to the travelling support for making it back home.  
    So what did the lads make of Sunderland's performance against the might of Luton Town?  
    Was that a deserved equaliser after falling behind late in the first half?  
    BREAKING; The ref was a bit shite again… 
    EMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO etc
    With quite a few decent individual performances, the lads discuss the talent of the side and try work out who stood out above the rest; 
    We have strikers again! Well.. we have one striker back at least - so what did we make of the return of Ellis Simms?  
    How did the lads rate Tony Mowbray's 800th career match as a manager - could his game management be further improved or are people being slightly harsh with their criticism? 
    Looking ahead to Huddersfield on Wednesday night - How do the lads think we'll be shaping up on our trip to the John Smith's Stadium? 
    All this and more! Thanks for listening! 
    Ha'way the Lads! 
    #SAFC #EFLChampionship #EFL

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    RRP: Previewing Luton v Sunderland w/ Sky Sports EFL Editor - Simeon Gholam!

    RRP: Previewing Luton v Sunderland w/ Sky Sports EFL Editor - Simeon Gholam!

    Our Chris Wynn was joined by our old friend - and EFL editor for Sky Sports - Simeon Gholam, talking all about the Championship 22/23 season so far, a little chat he had with our very own Jack Clarke recently, and looking ahead to Sunderland’s trip to Kenilworth Road to face the Hatters!
    What’s the crack?

    How has Simeon been since we last spoke a good six months back?
    What did he make of Jack Clarke after his recent interview for Sky Sports?
    What has he made of our start to the 22/23 EFL Championship campaign?
    Did he find the Alex Neil move surprising given Stoke's position, and what did he make of the Mowbray appointment?
    What can he tell us about our opponents this weekend as we travel down to Kenilworth Road to face Nathan Jones’ Luton Town;
    Is it at all easy to predict any Championship season really? Where does he think SAFC should finish come May of next year?
    All this and more! Listen In!
    #SAFC #EFLChampionship #EFL #LTFC

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
416 Ratings

416 Ratings

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!

SAFC 73 Lancs ,

Love the pod!

Sunderland’s best podcast by a country mile!

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