The Week That Was: SAFC Vs Spurs, Plus Plenty More Besides!
As the Nation throws out yesterday's wrappings from the fish and chip shop because that's what Jesus would have wanted its time to have a little gander at everything that has featured on these very virtual pages, starting with all the build up to the lunchtime kick off as Sunderland welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Stadium of Light.
- Preview: Our man from the Valleys, but don't hold it against him, Karl Jones was nice enough to provide everything you need to know before kickoff and possibly stuff you don't but he's generous like that. Team news, predicted lineups, classic encounters, betting advice, music and a prediction - CLICK HERE
- Cult Heroes: I stepped forward on Thursday to give you another installment in our Cult Heroes feature where we look at a man that has represented both sides and made a bit of a name for themselves. This week we looked at a flying fullback who Spurs were keen to get off their wage bill just not to SAFC, obviously still a little bitter over the Darren Bent saga at the time. Read all about Alan Hutton by CLICKING HERE
- Podcast: Simon Walsh restored order by returning to hosting duties following my debut last time around and was joined by the reserved Michael Graham... who am I kidding. Listen as the lads look ahead to the game and cover all things SAFC and wrestling... CLICK HERE
- Fan Focus: The gaffer spoke with Kevin McCauley from the Spurs blog Cartilage Free Captain and provided the Londoners' perspective ahead of today's tricky clash. Read lots of nice words by CLICKING HERE
For everything else that we cobbled together, join us after the jump...
We kicked off the week in fine fashion as Chris Weatherspoon but aside his textbooks, cider and questionable pornography to take a break from his university studies and give us an indepth look at the tactics that saw Sunderland come close to earning an unexpected and memorable victory.
Monsieur Daniel Williams s'est joint à nous à travers la Manche avec un poème inspiré par jolie petite démonstration éblouissante de Sunderland au Stade Etihad.
On Tuesday we were treated with the return of our Dropping The Gloves feature as Michael Graham sought the opinions of Lovely Left Foot's Simon Furnivall on all things SAFC. DTG is always an eye-opening read, finding what outsiders think of our rather smashing football club.
This week saw the crowing of March's player of the month based upon our ratings from the games over that period which saw the commanding John O'Shea come away with the honour. Read all about the Irishman and why he was a worthy winner.
We were hugely honoured to bring you and brand-spanking-new feature this week, a piece where each month we will bring you the thoughts of fan favourite and all round top geezer Nick Summerbee. Be sure not to miss our former wing wizard's opinion each month.
As if that wasn't good enough we teamed up with the retro football shirt guru's TOFFS to bring you the chance to win a SAFC 1937 FA Cup Final shirt. You've got until Thursday 12th April to get your entries in, so be sure to find out exactly how to put your name in the hat, don't fret, its simple enough even I could manage it.
Daniel Williams est de retour avec un Ramble Roker en milieu de semaine comme il a mis son lieu de résidence actuel de l'utilisation fine et nous apporter une verité sur ce qui se passe dans le football français, et en particulier les joueurs qui ont attiré son attention. J'espère que O'Neill est la prise de notes, theres une certaine gars talentueux sur la liste de Daniel.
Fancy a chinwag with the messiah Martin O'Neill whilst raising some cash for the wonderfully worthwhile cause that is the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation? Of course you bloody would and guess what? You can! Find out how by reading the below.
Love Roker Report? Love A Love Supreme? Of course you do, you're a connoisseur of fine SAFC based ramblings and you can get a sneak peek in today's new issue. Our very own Daniel Williams has represented the good ship Roker Report but don't let that put you off, there's plenty of other good stuff to read.
And that's your lot for another week. There is of course the Roker Roundup where, Monday to Friday, we bring you all the SAFC news that has emerged that day, so be sure to catchup with anything you might have missed every evening.
As usual, thanks for tuning in. We'll be back with more crap next week.