The Week That Was: Everton vs Sunderland And Beyond! A Handy Summary Of Everything We've Done This Week!
Welcome one and all to our roundup of everything that has featured on the site this week just in case you have been busy putting cash on horses you've never even heard of at Cheltenham or become addicted to Draw Something as I have.
Anyway, on to the good stuff.
If you were one of the lucky few thousand that managed to get their grubby paws, myself included, on a ticket for today's FA Cup clash at Goodison Park you probably wont be reading this, but for the rest of you who will be glued to their TV sets why not catch up with all the lovely stuff we put together ahead of the game, including:
- Preview: Dan Williams compiled a handy summary of everything you need to know ahead of today's lunchtime kick-off: Team news for both sides, who's injured, who's cup-tied, possible tactical shake-ups, a classic fixture, some sound betting advice and even some music to accompany it all - CLICK HERE.
- Cult Heroes: Chris Weatherspoon welcomed another former Sunderland man into the Roker Report Cult Heroes Hall of Fame (its real, we've got loads of them all locked away in there now) in the shape of Gordon Armstrong. A worthy nomination I'm sure you'll agree, so be sure to take a trip down memory lane - CLICK HERE.
- Podcast: Prefer your Sunderland shit in an audible form? We've even got you covered there as Simon Walsh was joined by Michael Graham and Dan Williams for this week's installment of the Roker Report Podcast - CLICK HERE.
- Fan Focus: Simon had a chat with Brian Lewis over at Everton Blog Royal Blue Mersey to see how confident our opponents are going into today's game - CLICK HERE.
"There cant be more?" I hear you cry. Well you better believe it, read on for more of our SAFC based ramblings.We kicked started the week as is customary with a rhyme from across the Channel as Dan Williams put virtual pen to virtual paper to pen a poem in honour of Sunderland's triumph over Liverpool.
Chris Weatherspoon managed to keep out of the Student Union Bar long enough on Monday to put together his analysis on the tactics that shaped Sunderland's victory that weekend. Or maybe he just wrote it there thanks to modern technology and wi-fi, who knows.
On Tuesday morning Michael Graham traded dirty nappies and rattles, or whatever babies have these days, to dedicate his blog to a man we all owe a huge debt of gratitude to; Niall Quinn. As with anything Mike lends his hand to its well worth a read.
We debuted a new feature on Tuesday afternoon. One we've all been extremely excited about unleashing into the wilds here at Roker Report for some time now. Friend of the blog and historical guru Michael Metcalf will be joining us every now and again with a piece dedicated to players that have been forgotten about over the years. For the inaugural piece Michael chronicled the story of Charlie "Cannonball" Fleming.
On Wednesday morning I chipped in with a piece based on the age-old goal line technology debate which finally looks set to be coming to fruition, but is this necessarily a good thing?
We also revisited a cracking interview that Dan Williams had the enviable pleasure of conducting with the one and only Dennis Tueart ahead of the weekend's FA Cup action.
We're always looking for ways to reward our wonderful followers for putting up with our crap on a daily basis, so how about a few FA Cup Semi-Final tickets? Surely that will convince you to keep coming back? We've teamed up with the Football Association themselves to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets, so be sure not to miss out.
We also roundup all of the SAFC breaking news on a daily basis each evening in our Roker Roundup piece, a handy one-stop-shop to catch up with all the stories that have caught our eye over the course of the day.
Later on this afternoon there will of course be our take on today's game, hopefully we'll have another victory over a Merseyside club to wax lyrical about and Karl Jones' column for the good ‘ol Durham Times will be available for your perusal tomorrow morning.
Ha'wayawayawayaway The Lads!