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Roker Report Jan 20, 2018
Get ya match prograaaaame! Sunderland & Hull always seem to be in crisis when facing each other

Get ya match prograaaaame! Sunderland & Hull always seem to be in crisis when facing each other

Get yourself hyped for today’s game - here are three classic home clashes between Sunderland and Hull from years gone by! Head-to-head record on Wearside... Sunderland wins: 13 | Hull wins: 6 | Draws: 2 Last time on Wearside... Sunderland 3-0 Hull City (Defoe 34, Anichebe 62, 84) Sunderland 1-0 Hull City - Stadium of Light - 18/04/2009 Two teams unable to buy a win, a low morale, an unhappy fan-base and scrapping for points down the bottom of the league... Sound familiar? Of course it does. Fast forward nine years and bugger all has changed at the two clubs apart from perhaps Hull’s...
Roker Report Jan 20, 2018
The Big Match Preview: Sunderland vs Hull City; Youngster set to be handed first league start

The Big Match Preview: Sunderland vs Hull City; Youngster set to be handed first league start

It’s a big game - one billed as a ‘must win’ by Chris Coleman, and youngster Ethan Robson is set to gain a first league start in Sunderland’s midfield. It’s the Black Cats versus the Tigers later today in a sequence of two six-pointers which could go some way to deciding whether Sunderland play in League One next season. Hull are three points and four places in the table better off than us. Victory at the Stadium of Light this afternoon could prove huge with a trip to second-bottom Birmingham next up in ten days time. Sunderland beat Hull City twice last season as both clubs...
Roker Report Jan 20, 2018
Maja savouring Sunderland lone striker mantle & Chelsea defender relishing Stadium of Light bow

Maja savouring Sunderland lone striker mantle & Chelsea defender relishing Stadium of Light bow

Sunderland will rely on youngsters at both ends of the pitch this afternoon against Hull City. Josh Maja and Jake Clarke-Salter have been discussing their baptisms of fire in stepping up from youth football into a Championship relegation fight. Clarke-Salter on making his bow at the Stadium of Light Sunderland’s first and - so far - only capture of the January transfer window will make his home bow for the Black Cats this afternoon. Jake Clarke-Salter joined Chris Coleman’s side earlier this month on loan from Chelsea. In an interview with this afternoon’s official match programme,...
Roker Report Jan 19, 2018
Roker Riches: Sunderland are 2/1 to beat Hull City this weekend at the SoL; worth a few quid?

Roker Riches: Sunderland are 2/1 to beat Hull City this weekend at the SoL; worth a few quid?

Your weekly Roker Report betting preview of the weekend’s action is here! With Sunderland desperate for a win, is 2/1 too good of a price to turn up your nose at? The group’s poor betting form continued last weekend as we really seem to be trying to emulate our hapless Sunderland - I don’t know if it’s subconscious, or just the fact that most of us keeping backing The Lads... maybe it’s a mixture of both. The only player to make a profit last week was Connor, and even that was a measly £2.50. You know things are bad when me getting my fiver back for McGeady not playing (I backed...
Roker Report Jan 19, 2018
Tales of Sunderland & Hull; the great Don Revie played for both clubs - here’s the story

Tales of Sunderland & Hull; the great Don Revie played for both clubs - here’s the story

The visit of Hull City to Sunderland this Saturday offers us a chance to reflect on the extraordinary life and career of a man who played for both clubs - Don Revie. Don Revie is the best known player to have featured for both Sunderland and Hull City, where he moved to from Leicester for £20,000 in November 1949. Sunderland legend Raich Carter had been appointed as player-manager at Boothferry Park in May 1948 and had captained the Tigers to the Third Division North title in 1949. Carter was assembling a combination of experienced and up-and-coming players and Revie, who because of an...
Roker Report Jan 19, 2018
Roker Round-Table: Our writers’ predictions for Sunderland’s relegation six-pointer with Hull

Roker Round-Table: Our writers’ predictions for Sunderland’s relegation six-pointer with Hull

Your Roker Report scribes are back again with their predictions for tomorrow afternoon’s clash against fellow depression-laden Hull City. Let’s see who actually predicts a victory for once. Gav - @Gav1879 I know that on more than one occasion recently we’ve referred to an upcoming game as ‘the biggest of the campaign’ but, when talking about Saturday’s clash with Hull, I genuinely believe that we won’t play a more important ninety minutes of football all season. Just think about the difference between what a win or a loss would mean, going forward. We win and we likely lift...