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Seriously now, don't take our advice on travel, won't be held responsible... but aye lads and lasses it's here! Some of us are already in London but our Rich, Gav and Ant recorded before the journey - giving their thoughts on the 24 hours or so to come, and the match itself! HAWAY! What's the crack? Gav was bricking it - he's currently in Millers down London if you want to track him down and report back on his progress...How are the lads feeling about everything? Confident?Which of the squad now fully/partially fit would the lads bring in for the final?Rich gives us a rough guide of London travel and the underground system - Gav points out Google maps is your friend;More crack about feelings, big flag displays from Spirit of 37, Wembley seats with shite views, arguing with the bank about how much money you've spent - the usual;Just a quick one lads and lasses! Enjoy yourselves, safe travels to all!HAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA#SAFC #EFLPlayoffs #LeagueOne #Wembley See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After a busy season himself, winning the League One title with Wigan Athletic, we had the pleasure of sitting down with former Sunderland Captain and all round lovely lad - Max Power - ahead of Sunderland's trip to Wembley this Saturday! What's the crack?Max Power is one of only three men in our history to lead Sunderland to victory at Wembley - how does he feel knowing that? Things have gone well at Wigan for our former Captain - is he enjoying his time off before next year's Championship campaign? How is former SAFC Striker 'Big F**k' Charlie Wyke doing now, and how difficult was it for Max watching that unfold? Is Charlie in good spirits? Max gives us his view as he looks back over his time at the Stadium of Light - does he have any regrets? What does he think went wrong for the club in his first season here in particular? What has he made of our 21/22 season? How close does he think it got in the end? Max gives his thoughts on Sunderland's coming League One Play-off Final this Saturday - does he think the Lads have what it takes to overcome Wycombe? What can he tell us about the experience of playing at Wembley - not just once for Sunderland - but three times? How draining is it physically and mentally, and how gutted was he that the one time we got the win he wasn't able to share the moments with the Sunlun fans? What message does he want to send the fans themselves, and will he be watching? All this and a massive thank you to Max for taking the time out to speak to us! HAWAAAAAAAY#SAFC #MaxPower #TilTheEnd #EFL #LeagueOne #WAFC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Not long to go now - our Chris Wynn was joined over the weekend by our old friend - ITV's Simon O'Rourke - as he rounds off his 21/22 RR trilogy by looking over the job Alex Neil has done to get us to Wembley, ahead to the party before the final at Trafalgar, and gives his opinion on our chances of promotion from League One on Saturday!What's the crack?Been a crazy season at the Stadium of Light hasn't it? How is Simon feeling ahead of a busy week?What has he made of Alex Neil's efforts to get the lads focused on the task at hand - promotion from this division;#TilTheEnd - Has Alex Neil given the lads some much needed steel since arrival? They don't give up easy do they...How vital is it for everyone - including Kyril Louis-Dreyfus - that we get out of this league now?Which players have stood out over the past few months, and particularly over the two legs against Sheffield Wednesday;What does Simon make of Wycombe - including his take on their Chairman's interesting efforts to sell tickets via weird cringey statements about... Netflix clubs? Aye.Battle of the shithouses - who does Simon thinks comes out on top between Ainsworth and Neil?Is Alex Neil's attitude toward the media and pressers just as no-nonsense as we've seen from afar?So... Will Simon and the ITV cameras be travelling down this week? Is he looking forward to it?All this and more! Ha'way the Lads!#SAFC #EFLplayoffs #LeagueOne #PlayoffFinal #Wembley See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav, Chris and Phil got together yesterday after a night of celebration (followed by a day of trying to sort tickets) to react to Sunderland's victory in the dying minutes of the second leg of the League One Play-off Semis down Hillsborough! Aye. What's the crack? The lads try and work out how they feel after the late drama of Monday night; How do they rate that performance from the Lads? How proud are they of the players? 'Alex Neil has balls of steel' - he stuck with his selection when most wouldn't have done, and it paid off... The rush for tickets for the final is always a laugh - had any random DMs lately? How confident do we feel ahead of Wembley (we'll go into this in further detail over the coming days) but does this feel like it's time to finally leave League One? Does Alex Neil look like the man who can get the job done? Warrior spirit - It's all we ever want isn't it? Players battered and bruised, covered in mud and blood... Do we now have the edge - the ability to grind results - and the players to take us up to the promised land of the Championship? How mental are the next ten days going to get, and is Trafalgar Square ready to be red and white once again? ON OUR WAY! ON OUR WAY! #SAFC #TilTheEnd #EFL #EFLPlayoffs #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A very rough and hungover Gav was joined the morning/night after the night/morning before by our ‘man down under' Martin Wanless and our Phil West, to break down an atmospheric and compelling night at the Stadium of Light - as Sunderland took the lead in our home leg of the Play-off Semi Finals against Sheffield Wednesday - and to look ahead to the away fixture at Hillsborough Monday night! What's the crack? Now that was some atmosphere lads and lasses - an incredible performance from the 44,742 mackems in attendance (and with a few up from South Yorkshire) - so how did it all feel last night? Can the lads remember the last time they felt like that? ROSSCO STRIKES AGAIN; The Loch Ness Drogba drove his way through to take a one goal lead into the second leg on Monday - which row did our Gavin end up in? What did the lads make of Alex Neil's team selection - do they think he got the balance right? So many good performances it's difficult to pick out a particular player deserving of al the praise - but who put their best shift in Friday night? Luke O'Nien managed to nullify Barry Bannan for long periods of the game - can/will he do the same at Hillsborough? Did the scoreline flatter our opponents - they didn't necessarily make it easy but we could've been a few goals clear couldn't we? How do we think Alex Neil will set up for Monday? We can't go looking for a draw, so what would we be looking for... besides a win of course. The gaffer is keen to remind us all we're only halfway there - so bring on Hillsborough! HAWAY THE LADS! #SAFC #SWFC #EFLPlayoffs #LeagueOne #TilTheEnd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Chris Wynn was joined by the wonderful Rob Staton - from BBC Radio Sheffield - to get an idea of where our opponents in the semi-finals are currently, what's been going on down Hillsborough of late, and more importantly preview the upcoming matches/ordeal. What's the crack? No surprises here - It's about Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-finals of the play-offs. What's the situation with the fitness of key Wednesday players ahead of the match on Friday? Who else does Alex Neil need to keep an eye on? How has Darren Moore performed this season? Is he looking and sounding confident at the moment? Do we need to forget about our previous meetings and just go for it? How does Rob think it'll play out on the pitch - are Wednesday still as vulnerable as the last time they visited? The lads take a quick look at the madness up and down the EFL pyramid; Is anyone brave enough for a prediction then? All this and much more! We're almost there lads and lasses! Ha'waaaay the Lads! #SAFC #TilTheEnd #SWFC #EFLPlayOffs #EFL See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined last night by our Chris Wynn and Phil West as they reacted to the end of the EFL League One 21/22 season, and what it all means for Sunderland as we face Sheffield Wednesday in the Play-Off Semi Finals! What's the crack? So here we are lads and lasses - Sunderland are going to face Sheffield Wednesday over two legs, to see who can get to Wembley to face either Milton Keynes or Wycombe Wanderers. How are the lads feeling about Alex Neil's more.. methodical.. approach to matches - particularly the match everyone watched on Saturday? Will this ‘by any means necessary' attitude serve us well in the coming matches? BROADY LAD - He's there again but it looks like he's taken a knock, and as of recording we have no idea as to whether he'll be fit or not this Friday so... what exactly do we do without him if this is the case? Ross Stewart took a knock on Saturday also, although that looked marginally less worrying than Broadhead's - does nothing for the nerves does it? Which players stand out as being the most important/influential as we look to the Play-off Semis - there's a certain Aiden McGeady on the horizon but would Alex Neil want to be using him this late on? Is there time for one last step over? Looking at the midfield - do the lads see the concern over Dan Neil not being selected? Does Embleton fit back there, and how well is Corry Evans performing the task he's been given by the gaffer? The lads try to work out if they're confident or not, and... did you know our Chris was on Sky the other day? We had no idea. All this and more! Once more unto the breach and all the rest! Hawaaaaay the lads!#SAFC #EFL #EFLPlayoffs #LeagueOne #TilTheEnd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined once again yesterday by our Martin Wanless and Phil West, as they looked back in greater detail over our victory on Saturday afternoon, and ahead to Tuesday night's ridiculously important game against Rotherham! What's the crack?We really needed that ahead of our final two regular games of the 21/22 League One season - what did the lads make of the overall performance?Some game from a certain Lynden Gooch - it's a great time to hit form for the lad isn't it?Speaking of form, Alex Neil has Sunderland firing on all cylinders at just the right time - how key is his experience of the play-off pressures going to be?We surely can't not make the play-offs at this stage can we? We are Sunlun of course but still...The lads take a look at the rest of League One and who our rivals are playing this week - some sides are in a far more desperate position than ourselves as they look to stay up; Ahead to Rotherham; how do the lads think we'll set up against them? We owe them a battering for the humiliation down their way earlier this season, but they're still quite the threat in spite of current form - so can we do this? We chat injuries - including poor Winchester on Saturday - look at our returning players, and Martin teases everyone with the slimmest of chances of the automatics!It's going to be a hell of a week Lads and Lasses! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #RUFC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Ant Waterson was joined immediately after the game - at the packed (and loud) Hilton bar - by our Sam Blakey to react quickly to a very comfortable win against Cambridge Utd at the Stadium of Light! What's the crack? That was nice wasn't it? Some lovely goals to try chip away at our GD - how do the lads feel after that?EMBO - Brilliance from the lad yet again!THE LOCH NESS DROGBA IS BACK! Haway the Rossco! Another goal for Broadhead, and a return to action for Pritch!A great game from Gooch today - was that his best performance this year?Was that a red? Definitely a penna but a red?One game down, two to go!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Well Lads and Lasses… what started out life as a mere Sunderland AFC v Cambridge Utd preview became something else entirely, as our Chris Wynn was joined for a couple of hours on Thursday night by a legend of broadcasting - Mark Saggers - to go over not only his love for Cambridge Utd, but his surprising family ties to Sunderland AFC - as well as his 40 years in the business of sports broadcasting and journalism… It's an epic! What's the crack? Where do we begin? Saggers let's us in on his family history and his links to Sunderland as a club and a city, including his first visit to Roker Park in the 1960's! Chris gets his deep-dive fix as Mark details his amazing journey through the ever changing world of broadcasting… from Muhammad Ali to Jimmy Carter, from Terry Wogan to Stan Collymore, from covering the Olympic games to the World Cup (and the occasional horse race) Saggers has seen a lot. What moments stand out so far in his long career? His love of sport in general - particularly football and cricket - and his experiences at Cambridge Utd with the likes of Chris Turner, Gary Johnson, John Beck and many more... as well as watching a certain Lee Johnson grow up; The lessons he learned from legends of broadcasting at the BBC, and many stories from a time when journalists were a very real conduit between fans and their clubs; The birth of Sky and Sky Sports - Saggers tells us of the years of rogue broadcasting, the occasional almost accidental interview and the pursuit of the story - as Sky and Rupert Murdoch changed the face of sports and news broadcasting in the UK and across the world; His time at Talksport and the insanity of the era, as the lads just took what they could get and ran with it - often with hilarious results; His relationship with former England Manager Terry Venables; having to take Tel to the Ritz in the build up to Euro 96 and securing the exclusive interview ahead of his then rivals at the BBC and ITV. Saggers talks about gambling harm and recovery, and his work with Betknowmore UK on a series of Podcasts highlighting his struggles and the struggles of others; If you're rushing for time ahead of the match and want to jump into the preview ahead of the match between Sunderland and Cambridge - jump ahead to around 1:23:00 - listen to a few insights on how the U's are doing this season under Mark Bonner, and when you get the chance… come back and listen to the rest of the tale! Chris and Mark wax lyrical about League One and the rest of the English game. Where is elite football headed? Does Saggers approve of the direction it's taken and may take in the future? Will the almost universally despised 'Super League' rear it's head again in some form or another? Mark tells us about his new venture on Talk TV as he launches a brand new show - The Sunday Night Club - which starts May 1st; what issues in sport does he aim to highlight as he moves forward to another chapter in his career? Eight days to save Sunderland's season - does Saggers think we can do it?All this and so much more. A pretty wild ride through many different eras from a man who may well have seen it all… Enjoy! #SAFC #EFL #CamUTD #Saggers #TalkSport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined by fellow RR editorial team members Phil West and Chris Wynn to run right through all of the action over Easter - discussing whether four points across the two games vs Shrewsbury and Plymouth are good enough as we approach the final three games of the 21/22 season! What's the crack? The lads delve deep into both of the games over Easter and ponder what this all means for the rest of Sunderland's season... Shrewsbury were almost a banana skin for Sunderland - what did we make of the performance? Alex Neil's interactions with the media are earning him praise - is his approach more of what fans and players like to see and hear? Did the win on Friday impact on how the gaffer approached Monday's game? Sunderland shaded the statistics at Home Park - but is it a good point? Our defensive players shone, but our attackers struggled... Do some of our big-hitters look jaded by the busy schedule? What does this all mean ahead of next weekend's round of fixtures? This and much more - tune in! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined this week by the lovely Simeon Gholam - Sky Sports EFL Editor - for a bit of a chat about the massive weekend of League One football to come, as Sunderland face Shrewsbury on Friday and Plymouth on Monday to try keep our resurrected Play-Off hopes alive! What's the crack?How has Simeon been since last we spoke? That Manager of the Month award kiss-of-death still working it seems? The insanity of Easter Weekend in the EFL - It's always a crazy few days for the leagues isn't it? How do we see this weekend playing out? Do we have the pick of the fixtures (particularly against Shrews on Good Friday) or is there a chance we could slip if we don't remain absolutely focused on one game at a time? The lads look at the fixtures for the sides around us in the race for promotion - There's a few sides starting to really wobble now and some look to be falling away, so of those sides who would be preferable from an SAFC point of view to be drawn against in a play-off scenario? Does Simeon think Sunderland have made the right choice with their managerial replacement in Alex Neil - can he get us the results we need? Outside the Sunlun bubble - How realistic are our chances of achieving promotion from a neutral perspective? All this and much more! Listen in! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #EasterWeekend See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined last night by our Chris Wynn and Phil West to break down Sunderland's massive victory over promotion rivals Oxford Utd on Saturday, and look ahead to an absolutely mental looking Easter Weekend in League One! What's the crack? We needed that - how do the lads feel following another last minute winner for Alex Neil's side?The gaffer was frustrated with the Lads losing the midfield battle in the first half so made changes that - once again - came good; but should he be in that position to begin with?Just how important was that win for our play-off hopes, as the sides around us were held to draws - this goes some way to alleviating some pressure doesn't it?EMBOOOOO - The lad comes good again, what does he have to do to get a start? Is he better as an impact sub?PATTOOOO - Another young lad who has been quietly going about his business looking pretty confident of late... How good a job has he done to grab the Hoff's starting place and keep hold of it?Shades of the Keano season... this an actual thing or has someone simply spiked the lad's drinks?All this and much, much more! Listen In!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bit of a last minute change of circumstances, so this morning our Rich Speight was joined by notorious Oxford fan - Wor Gavin - to preview SAFC's visit to the Kassam tomorrow! What's the crack?How are the lads feeling ahead of the match? Has Oxford's loss to Morecambe on Tuesday night gone some way to alleviating any anxiety over the fixture, or has it made it somehow worse? We chat about the player of the year awards - Was Ross Stewart a worthy winner for the Lads? George Forster is always a worthy winner of course... How do we think Alex Neil will set up tomorrow? Is he likely to be a little more cautious? The lads take a look at Oxfords recent form (honest) and just how badly they need the 3 points - It's do or die for Karl Robinson here isn't it? Besides maximum points, what do the lads want from this fixture? Will this - like every match at this stage - define our season? All this and more! Listen in! #SAFC #EFL #OUFC #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav returned to pod action yesterday with Martin and Phil, all looking at another vital win - this time over the Gillingham team bus on Saturday - and a bit of a chat about the coming mayhem as Alex Neil attempts to keep Sunderland in the League One play-off race! What's the crack?What did the lads make of that performance? Could Gills have tried any harder to keep us out? In a match where we had 80% of the ball and faced absolutely no threat of any kind - should it have been easier to find a way around the bus? NATHAN F***ING BROADHEAD! What a moment that was... What do the lads make of the way Alex Neil has had us set up these past few games? Is he being ruthless enough with certain players? Are we getting sick of sides setting up like this against us? Can they be blamed for it really? Corry Evans - Not the most popular captain the club has ever fielded - but does he deserve to be booed before taking a kick? Gav doesn't think so...Looking at who the sides around us are facing next, with a bit of a focus on Oxford's week ahead;How do the lads feel about Oxford next Saturday? Are we likely to be a bit more reserved against Karl Robinson's men? All this and much more! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rich takes back over hosting duties as our Chris (and half the hosting team) have been struck down temporarily by our old friend Covid... so this week we're delighted to be joined by the lovely Henry Collier of Kent Live - a massive Gills fan and former club employee - to chat about their upcoming visit to the Stadium of Light this weekend! What's the crack? Both clubs have made a few changes this January, with Gillingham replacing Steve Evans with Neil Harris in a bid to avoid relegation - what happened under Evans, and how well has Harris done in the short time he's had down at Priestfield? How are the club and fans faring looking around and below them in the league right now? Does it feel particularly safe with so few games to go? Who has stood out for Gills this season, and who is starting to come good for the final run-in? What did Henry think about Sunderland's decision to replace Lee Johnson with Alex Neil - Is Neil actually the better option in his opinion? Predictions: how do both lads think this game will go - with both sides tightening up at the back recently and a number of possible returns from injury - is this another ‘who scores first' scenario? All this and more! Listen in! #SAFC #EFL #GILLS #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris Wynn was joined by pub crawl extraordinaire (and ITV Tyne Tees Sports Reporter) Simon O'Rourke - to look back at what's happened at the Stadium of Light since last we spoke in September, and ahead to a nerve-racking end to Sunderland's 21/22 campaign in League One. What's the crack? Right. Quite a bit has happened since the heady days of challenging for the automatics... Where do we begin? How does Simon feel about the last few months in particular - what did he make of the spectacular collapse and the chaos that ensued? What did Simon make of the signing of Jermain Defoe? Did it make any sense to him? Kyril Louis-Dreyfus - does Simon feel the club should've done better with the PR disaster that was sharegate? What would he have preferred they do? The end of Lee Johnson's time at the club - that wasn't the way to go about it all was it? Did he agree with the decision or does it lead to a few questions about the experience level of the people involved? “To run a football club, you have to be a bit of a b**tard” - Simon gives us his idea of a professional removal/replacement process. Alex Neil - What has he made of the new gaffer so far? Is it safe to say the pressers are a wee bit shorter than he became used to? What does Simon think of the performances under AN? Does he like the man, and more importantly, does he think the fans/club will give him time? Does Kristjaan Speakman and the rest of the hierarchy have to shoulder responsibility for what's occurred since January 1st? Could they have done better, and can they learn from this? The 21/22 League One run-in... Are we going to make it? Do we have the time? Does Alex Neil need this international break right now? WHAT DO WE DO SIMON? Simon says: get promoted lads. All this and much more! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Bomber and Malc got together to quickly go over an improved performance... but a frustrating result, as the Lads took just a point from Michael Appleton's men at Sincil Bank! What's the crack?A frustrating game with a lot of skill on display but very little end product - just wasn't going our way today in front of goal; The lads pick a couple faults with the team selection - namely one Corry Evans getting the nod over Jay Matete for reasons unknown - but besides that we set up pretty well didn't we? Patrick Roberts had an absolutely brilliant game - the lads try to wring every bit of positivity out of his and Dennis Cirkin's performance as they can... Did Lincoln really turn up to win? How does that result feel overall, with so few opportunities to get the points we need left? All this and more! Listen In! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Chris Wynn is back this week with a man who happens to have played in an era Chris specialises in - current match summariser for the Imps at BBC Radio Lincolnshire and former Crystal Palace, Southend United and Lincoln City defender - the lovely Mark Hone! Chatting about his time as a player for a bit before delving into the current state of affairs at Sincil Bank, and ahead to Saturday's game. What's the crack? First things first - how was it coming up under Steve Coppell at Crystal Palace? Did Mark learn a lot from his time there, and does he think the modern approach to player development is largely a good thing in comparison to the old system of cleaning toilets and scrubbing boots?What sort of a career trajectory did Mark have after Palace; At a time with no agent representation and little oversight or protection for players psychologically, financially or otherwise - does he regret the decisions he made at that young age?Roker Park - When he thinks back through his time in opposition at Sunderland's legendary old ground, what memory stands out (unsurprisingly it involves the Fulwell End) and who of the managers/players he played under and alongside did he enjoy working with the most?Back to the present; Chris tries (unsuccessfully) to not mention that play-off game last season at the Stadium of Light - which Mark was in attendance for - and of course our old friend the king of sh*thousery - Chris Maguire. What are the odds on Maguire scoring again this weekend, what are the odds of him getting booked for celebrating this weekend, and why are we tempting fate talking about it?Lincoln City gaffer Michael Appleton has been having a bit of a nightmare of it this season; what exactly has happened - following almost gaining promotion last year - to see the Imps struggling to get 8 points clear of the relegation zone? Are the fans understandably frustrated or did they see this coming?Who are the players to watch this weekend... besides Chris Maguire... and who, if anyone, is standing out at Sincil Bank this season?How is Appleton setting up at home, and what sort of threat should we expect as well as the overall style of play? Is this dependent on which Lincoln side turns up, as much as which Sunlun side makes an appearance?All this and much more! Listen In!#SAFC #Imps #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined earlier today by our Martin Wanless - and our old friend Barnesy - to go over yesterday's result against a pretty dire Crewe Alexandra side and to hear what head coach Alex Neil and goalscorer Dan Neil had to say following the game. What's the crack? The lads attempt to break down those (largely bleak) first 80 or so minutes;Nick gives us his thoughts on the performance... and Alex Neil's response to some of his thoughts on the performance;Two quite wonderful goals - one a Dan Neil special and the other a well worked attack from a combination of Clarke and Roberts - so... what did the lads think of those substitutions? Would it be wiser to play your best team from the beginning - or is Alex Neil still unsure as to what the best team is after the short time he's had?Can playing style really be ignored in favour of the results - for example if you don't actually score that defensive strength doesn't matter much does it - and should we be set up to attack from the off at home against weaker attacking sides, rather than to defend?From speaking to Dan Neil yesterday; does Nick think he's handling the situation he's been in pretty well - particularly considering his young age?Looking ahead to the next match against Lincoln - a side capable of a bit more threat in attack than Crewe - how confident are the lads of another vital win?All this and much more!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Chris Wynn returns to action as we look forward to another vital game (they're all vital now aye) against Crewe Alexandra this Saturday - this week we're joined by the lovely Tim Robinson of The Railwaymen Podcast - letting us in on all the goings on over at Gresty Road! What's the crack? How are things over at Crewe currently, and is that a daft question? How long has Tim himself been suffering from the terrible affliction that is loyalty to your club? So... where did it all go wrong this season? Are the Crewe fans as a whole pretty resigned to relegation from League One now? How is David Artell faring in all this - are there mitigating circumstances for the position they find themselves in? Tim tries his best to terrify us long-suffering Sunlun fans by pointing out how bad things are currently and how a result for them is unlikely... Why aren't Tim's mates and fellow Railwaymen answering his whatsapp messages about travelling up to the Stadium of Light this weekend? All this and much more! Listen in! #SAFC #CreweAlex #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Brett and Ant got together very, very late last night to react to Sunderland's nervy home victory against Fleetwood and the quite spectacular return of Luke O'Nien! What's the crack? About that first half... Just how mad a game and atmosphere was that? From the strange decision making and poor performances in the first half to the dramatic changes and the rescuing victory from the jaws of... whatever that was... how do the lads feel about that win? SWEEEET LUKE O'NIEN BA-BA-BAAAAAA etc Who looked like we should probably see less of them in future... and just how important is the return of Sir Smilesalot? All this and more! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined yesterday by Tom - and the Chronicle's James Hunter - to look at Saturday's result, look ahead to Fleetwood and beyond, and to mourn what looks like the loss of the ray of light that is Alex Pritchard... at least until the scans come back. What's the crack?What did the lads make of that performance this weekend? More vitally perhaps - what do they make of the result for the sides around us? What does James make of what Alex Neil is trying to do so far? What does Alex Neil think of what Alex Neil is trying to do so far? The loss of Pritch - How bad could it be, not just for Pritchard himself, but for the team? Who could use the Pritchard injury as a possible way into the side?We've got a few experienced lads coming back in, how important will they be in the run-in? How does James and the lads think we'll approach the match tomorrow night? Gav gets all inspirational again and tries to convince himself and everyone else that we can still do this. HAWAY! All this and much more! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bomber was joined by Malc yesterday in the immediate aftermath of the result, to react and give their thoughts on some of those performances from the lads down at the Valley. What's the crack?2 points lost or 2 games unbeaten - how would they like to spin this result? The only thing - arguably the most vital thing of all - we failed to do was score... So what did the lads make of the chances we had?Did Charlton turn up to their own party seeking a draw? Our Malc isn't sure they were fully up for it...How does this performance compare to the few others Alex Neil has been in charge for - a step in the right direction?All this and more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined by Sue - from the Addicks' Pod Charlton Live - to have a bit of a chinwag ahead of Sunderland's visit to The Valley this weekend!What's the crack?How are things going down at the Valley these days?Sue and Gav reminisce about the times Charlton have ruined everything for Sunlun before... Sandgaard - How is the rock and roll owner of the Addicks getting along with fans now they're really struggling?Was Tom White right to say that Charlton are in a false position in the league?How do the two clubs compare regarding their on and off the pitch problems down the years?Are injuries the real problem with Johnnie Jackson's lads? What are Charlton fans hopes for the future regarding their current manager?Sue kindly sends on the condolences of the Charlton fans after the incredibly sad loss of Massive Lads Fan - Michael Waggott - who passed away last Thursday after suffering a medical emergency during our meeting with Burton at the Stadium of Light.#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #CAFC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined yesterday by our Phil and SSN's MLF - the lovely Tom White - to go over Sunderland's win at the DW Stadium; looking back at the transfer business and managerial saga, and looking forward to Charlton's next attempt to once again f*** everything up for Sunlun.What's the crack?Gav finally gets to say something positive about Sunderland after the chaos and heartbreak of the last month or so...We get Tom's thoughts on the performance on Saturday - did he see that coming at all?Alex Neil thinks football is often ruined by people talking too much bollocks - so what has he been saying to the lads on the training pitch about the simplicity of the beautiful game?A bit of a retrospective about the timing of the sacking of Lee Johnson, the transfer window business in general, and the Keano and Kongolo deals/talks falling through - as Tom is all ITK and well... we're interested.Can Sunderland turn this into a run - is anyone confident about our chances of getting to the play-offs off the back of this result?Charlton are coming up - how vital is that for what comes next as we strive (now against the odds) for promotion?Max Power got a bit of stick on Saturday - Tom wonders why we keep booing lads who people may not have liked, but who didn't leave the club on bad terms with the fans?All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #SSN See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sunderland have won the football! Aye, after a month of misery and chaos we've finally remembered we're trying to get to the Championship. These two lads from distant lands are feeling the high - as our Bomber hosts our Kev - but how long will their high last?What's the crack?HMS P*ss the Play-offs? Maybe? Without getting too carried away? We can dream can't we? F*** it - It's a win.A vital first win for the new gaffer which we think may have took everyone - ourselves included - by surprise after looking over that starting line-up; How does Alex Neil build on this result?A great team performance - a few issues but not enough to let Wigan get a sniff really - so who stood out for the lads, and where do they think that performance came from?MATETE - What do Bomber and Kev make of a lad who is looking like a very smart acquisition?Goals from Bailey Wright and a couple great Pennas from Rossco and we're firing again - The lads think about the vital games to come and the psychological benefits of such things.A bit of a look at the madness of League One this season - Do we need to just keep our heads down and hope some of the sides around us start to fall away? Aye, probably.All this and much more! Listen In!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined by Chris from Wigan Podcast - Pie at Night - to preview this weekend's fixture as Sunderland travel to the DW Stadium to face Leam Richardson's men.What's the crack?Well since we last spoke things have changed a little - How are things going over at the DW Stadium?Leam Richardson - He's done very well this season hasn't he?Chris tries to alleviate all Sunlun fans nerves ahead of the match... How does the Sunderland capitulation look to the rest of the EFL? How is Charlie Wyke doing at the moment? Also, how are former players McClean and Power performing for the Latics? Sunderland need 3 points just to stay in the race for the play-off positions but with Wigan chasing the top spot... well... who is this match now more vital to? All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #WAFC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined yesterday by the always lovely Jeff Brown of BBC Look North, and our Martin Wanless of (currently) down under, to look at the result against MK... and Sunderland's ever-decreasing chances of promotion this season. What's the crack? Where did it all go wrong, Jeff?Where do we go from here, Jeff?"Aaaaargh Jeff man what's going on man aaaargh"Again we ask the question: What exactly is Alex Neil supposed to do? Whilst also pondering why you might put Pritchard on the wing..Kristjaan Speakman - How much does this all come down to the Sunderland Sporting Director's questionable decision making?Sharegate - that all helps the mood doesn't it?Was Defoe signed for any reason at all beyond nostalgia/emotion?All this and much, much more! Oh and we play Burton this Tuesday... waheeeeey!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined by Malc and Deano at the bar after another disappointing match for the Lads, this time a loss at home against MK Dons!What's the crack?Ah man... What do you even say to that?What can Alex Neil even do in this situation?Cba.#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As not much has gone on this week in the life of a Sunlun fan, Gav and Phil thought they'd get together to talk about the weather. Honest. Even dragged the sports editor for the MK Citizen - Toby Lock - on for a chat about cloud formations.What's the crack?Gav and Phil react to the news regarding the share split between KLD and the rest of the old gang that is MADROX; the ultimate all-for-profit nemesis of football fans everywhere.As we wait for the minutes from the RAWA meeting with the club, what do the lads make of the volley of communications from both SD and CM - as well as KLD and the other SD - the timing of all this is fascinating isn't it.Charlie, oh Charlie - every mackem's favourite Ibiza obsessed Etonian is back! Sort of. The lads come up with an elaborate plan to swap fixture lists to temporarily confuse him.We react to news of the end of an era as the Legend Kevin Ball's time at the club is confirmed to be over - more great timing obviously - what do we know so far about this news and how are the lads taking it?In an attempt to distract everyone - including new gaffer Alex Neil - from the volume of information flying around about off the pitch matters, Gav cunningly throws in the curveball that WE'RE PLAYING FOOTBALL TOMORROW! dramatic musicWe're joined by Toby Lock of the MK Citizen who gives us an update on all things MK Dons - including the rise of Liam Manning and their rise back into contention for promotion - as Sunlun wage war on Sunlun for Sunlun reasons.All this and so much more! See if you can keep up...#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #KLD See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined earlier today - to react to the news of Alex Neil's appointment as the new Sunderland AFC Head Coach - by our Martin Wanless - as well as Preston North End fan Jake Oates of From the Finney Podcast - to give us some insight as to what sort of a man Alex Neil is, and what we might expect from our new prospective saviour. What's the crack? So... Is this a good appointment for us from the outside looking in?How exactly do the fans of Neil's former clubs feel about him?What sort of a managerial style should we expect, and what sort of football are we likely to see played now at the Stadium of Light?Why does Alex still split opinion in the North End fanbase?After Jake leaves the lads to get to his actual job... Gav and Martin wax lyrical about the appointment and the dreaded process it took to get us here.As the news of the appointment coincided with the Keane news, how did the lads feel about this appointment in that moment - just yesterday morning - compared to how they feel now?All we can do is back Alex to do the best he can with what he's been handed... and he's got a big job on his hands. Has the delay made that job any easier?Wimbledon and beyond - what are our League prospects now realistically speaking?All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #AlexNeil See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined late last night by our Craig/Angryman to get a few things off their chests regarding recent results, terrible player performances, terrible team selections, recruitment gaffes, sh**e coaches, strange decisions and the first real test for the new ownership! What's the crack?What it says on the tin really - The lads aren't happy at all after that s***show. Player performance woes - what the f*** are they playing at?#DoddsOut - The team selection has broken our Gavin...Speakman - Gets plenty praise when it's deserved but does he deserve much praise at all for his failings recently, especially given how significant they could yet prove to be?Gav's Keano Rant™ 2022 Edition - Give Roy what he f***ing wants, stop playing games and just get it done aye.Is Keane now Kyril and Speakman's only real option?Have the club just s*** the bed in recent weeks - given the lack of defensive cover after selling the couple lads we could've done with just after sacking the head coach with no immediate replacement the eve of deadline day - or is this all part of the plan? *chuckles*Why aren't young lads who've played most the season being rested (aye we can't rest Doyle at the moment we know) and how are the professionals at the club ‘shell-shocked' by results?There's a lot the lads have to say here so I'm giving this a positivity rating of about 3/10 and a radge rating of 7/10.Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #RoyKeane See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Well... Ant was joined in the pub almost immediately after the game by Malc and Paddy to react to whatever the f*ck that was supposed to be - as half the squad downed tools once again - this time in front of a packed Stadium of Light! What's the crack?The fans turned up at least.What was that team selection?How badly do we need the new manager/head coach in... and how much do we need it to be Keano? Not all agree.The lads get all radge about the things you'd expect and then try to convince themselves it'll be fine, as you do.Aye.#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gav was joined last night by Martin and Craig to react to the news of Lee Johnson's sudden departure from the club! What's the crack? Lee Johnson sacked - Does this seem a bit reactionary the eve of deadline day?Did LJ do enough wrong to warrant such a decision partway through his first full season?Kyril Louis-Dreyfus and Speakman seem to have abandoned this long term plan of theirs... Or have they?Was the Bolton result the deciding factor or is there more going on here than the club are letting on?Sunderland fail to actually shock the footballing world by simply attempting to repeat the same process until something works - So who's next on our wonderful managerial merry-go-round?What's the plan now? Is promotion achievable bringing a manager in with just 3 months of the season remaining?All this and more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #LeeJohnson #TransferDeadlineDay See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Chris Wynn returns to action for the Xtra preview this week, as he catches up with Chief football writer for The Bolton News & ‘The Buff' Podcast host - the wonderful Marc Iles - to preview the Lads trip to the University of Bolton Stadium this Saturday! What's the crack?Before we get going, how was Marc's last trip up to the Stadium of Light? Did he enjoy himself after all?Is the Bolton News newsroom a veritable hive of activity this January transfer window?How are Bolton getting on since last we met? Is Ian Evatt still absolutely certain he's got one of the best sides in the division?So is it a case of ‘he who scores first wins' this week?Nearly 6,000 Sunlun fans are heading to Bolton this weekend, and many more are still chasing tickets - what do the lads think makes this fixture such an event in the calendar?All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #BWFC #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rich Speight was joined yesterday by our good friend Barnesy to go over Sunderland's win over Pompey at home, and have a little chat about our transfer business and the current Jermain Defoe hysteria! What's the crack? Player debuts - What did Nick make of Batth's performance on Saturday?What's going on with the state of the pitch at the Stadium of Light?Is this criticism of Lee Johnson over the ongoing Defoe transfer saga fair or logical at all?Transfer business - What does Nick think of the business so far, and what positions are still lacking a bit of depth?Looking around at the rest of the division - we're still very much in it aren't we...The Mighty Rossco - Is he the best forward in the League?Can the likes of Wigan make the most of their games in hand?All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #TransferWindow See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Gav, Tom and Ant were kindly invited to watch the match with our friends from the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen today - as Sunderland took all three points from Portsmouth - and the lads may have had a few beers to wash it all down before recording at Full Time... What's the crack? Streaky who?The lads reflect on the performances and that great goal from Embo!How vital was that win?Andrea drops by after spending the day with Bally and a few special guests - what did she make of the occasion?Gav is a bit worse for wear... Aye.HAWAY THE LADS! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aye we've had a bit of a mad one these past few weeks but the Xtra previews are making a return - starting with previewing tomorrow's game against Pompey with Andy from PO4cast! What's the crack? How are the Fratton Park faithful feeling about their recent form?Hume on the horizon - How would they feel about the signing of young Denver?How are the Cowley Brothers getting on overall since last we spoke?What are the Pompey fans expectations for the season?Would Andy take a point from tomorrow's game... or are they coming for all three?Gav tells everyone how much water on the pitch is required to beat us...All this and much more! Listen In!#SAFC #EFL #Pompey #League One See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Fancy a trip back to the immediate aftermath of Saturday's result? Well this is the Podcast for you lads and lasses... Gav was joined by our Ant and Bomber on Saturday to discuss the result in-depth and chew the fat a bit about what we clearly need - in the lads opinions - this window. What's the crack?Well that was just incredibly frustrating wasn't it?Should we be taking all those points, and if we had done so... would we have deserved them?Individual errors - Not all of the Lads covered themselves with dust and glory on Saturday... and one more than most drew the ire of the panel. Guess who?Let's get physical - We need lads to bully sides and we've known we need lads to bully sides for years... So can we get some lads to bully sides please? Cheaz.Over to Mr. Speakman - We need players in - ideally sooner rather than later - but which positions are we weakest in currently and are there any ideas on who we'd like to see brought specifically?Don't Panic Mr Mainwaring... As Gav has inspirational words for us all... Probably.All this and much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #Sunderland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Chris Wynn was joined yesterday by Phil West for the first full review of 2022 - as they looked back (with the glorious benefit of hindsight and further replays) at the Wycombe draw in front of the Sky cameras at the weekend, and looked ahead to the coming games - starting with Lincoln on Tuesday night! What's the crack? So... have the lads recovered from the insane end to the enthralling game at Adams Park?From the wonders of the Loch Ness Drogba to the wizardry of Alex Pritchard, and the dynamic duo that is Dan Neil and Embo - the lads wax lyrical about the absolute ballers in the Sunlun ranks!Was Kristjaan Speakman and Lee Johnson right to go ahead with the game in spite of all the lads out? The lads certainly think so...Young Patterson was recalled on short notice from Notts County, only to get kicked back down the motorway to face Wycombe - All things considered is some of the criticism he's faced for that performance justified or even rational considering the circumstances?Looking at that back line, do we think the Bailey Wright absence was significant after his recent revival?How are the lads feeling about the way the team are playing currently - as we sit level on points with promotion rivals Rotherham at the top of the League One table - and what are the expectations for the next few fixtures?Lincoln at home next - we're expecting a win here aren't we?All this and much, much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rich was joined by our Paul and Paddy to quickly give their thoughts on the action packed draw against Wycombe at Adams Park this afternoon! What's the crack? ROSSCOOOOOOO - Aye he's still class.Pretty crazy game overall, but that equaliser was a bit gutting wasn't it... Are the lads over it yet?Was that a foul on young Patto for the Vokes goal?What positives can we take from that performance?All this and more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rich was joined by Gav and Martin to look back a bit - as we stand at the midway point of the season - as well as looking forward to our business dealings now the January window is open, and the fixtures we have coming up - including our next opponents this Saturday in Wycombe Wanderers!What's the crack? So December went reasonably well didn't it - how much credit does Lee Johnson and the squad deserve for the turnaround following that slight dip? The Annual Transfer Window chaos; We have lads coming in, lads wanted by other clubs, positions that need filling over the next month... how soon do we think the majority of our business will be done?Dan Neil - The Speakman says no - but to be fair would we accept a serious offer from a big PL side? Even if we did - this window or next - would that actually be better for lads like Dan Neil or could they suffer the same struggles in development as the players we're trying to bring in?Which positions require the most attention in the lads opinions, especially given some of our longer term injuries, and is there any need to recall players like Diamond right now?This Trai Hume lad sounds promising... so what do we know about him and his time at Linfield, and what do we know about the Patrick Roberts link?What are the minimum expectations for the side regarding performances and points we're seeking to gain before the window ends, and how confident is everyone feeling after the final games of 2021?Looking ahead to Wycombe - Are we confident Lee Johnson's positive playing style will overcome the more negative playing style of Ainsworth?All this and much, much more! Listen in!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #TransferWindow See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Rich and Gav got together this morning to react to last night's fantastic result for Lee Johnson's Red & White Army, as the Black Cats took the Owls apart with ease to put us back on top of League One! What's the crack?LOCH NESS DROGBA - A perfect hat-trick for Ross Stewart!Despite the fact we played very well last night, we weren't actually as good as we can be, and we're still impacted by injuries to key players - How well does this bode for the rest of the season?Pritchard another level yet again...Flanagan and Wright - How is LJ getting the best from two lads who had previously been almost completely written off?BENJIIIII - Well in lad! A lovely finish from a lovely Dajaku pass last night - Does he need to make sure he acts while he can to secure his future at the club?Callum Doyle gets his first professional goal - very well deserved for a lad who has struggled on occasion recently but is now finding his form again.Lee Johnson in. Aye.All this and more! Thank you all for listening to us in 2021 Lads and Lasses! You've been amazing! HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAWAY THE LADS! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #HappyNewYear See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Rich was joined yesterday - whatever day yesterday was - by our Malc and Paddy to go over Sunderland's comfortable win over Donny in front of the Sky cameras, and look ahead a bit to Sheffield Wednesday! What's the crack? F***ing delightful - But how delightful was it exactly?How class is Alex Pritchard?Neil, Embo and Pritch all a shout for MOTM yesterday - and how about the performances from both Gooch and Dajaku?Of course Donny have been struggling this season so we're not getting too carried away (honest) but are there plenty enough positives to take from that into what will be a very different game against Wednesday on Thursday? Aye.The news of Broadhead's injury; how unlucky is the lad considering the run of form he was on and how much of a blow is that news?All this and much more!To everyone who donated to the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen fundraiser, everyone who shared our posts on social media, all the guests who appeared on the live 24 Hour Pod, everyone who listened to the Pods over the last year, and everyone who helped spread the word this month - together we've raised £68,000 for the poorest and most vulnerable in our city for the coming year! A fantastic performance from the fans and the wider footballing community - every penny raised will flow straight back into helping those who need it most. Thank you all so, so much! You've genuinely helped save lives! HAWAY THE LADS! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #SoupKitchen21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We have smashed the £60,000 target Reidy set us last week for the SCSK fundraiser! Absolutely staggering support from everyone involved, as it stands we sit at £61,300, let's keep pushing right 'til the end, and once again, thank you all! Now to the footy... Our Gav and Chris sat down together after last night's meeting with the PL big boys at the Emirates to work out exactly how they felt about it all.What's the crack? Broadhead; one of our absolute ballers is injured and we hope he isn't out too long, but what a goal for the lad - again - We need to tie him to a permanent contract as soon as possible don't we?If that Embo strike had gone in... Well we can dream can't we?The away support was, as expected, absolutely class! Well in lads and lasses! Did us all proud!Speaking of pride - we may have been outgunned but Lee Johnson made sure we played our game still, and regardless of the score, it was lovely to see!Turns out some of these Arsenal lads aren't that bad... Fair play and congratulations to young Eddie Nketiah - some talent there!All this and more as the lads turn their attention back to the coming burst of league fixtures, starting with our friends Donny...Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for some more information on the campaign! HAWAY THE LADS! #SAFC #ARSENAL #EFL #EPL #CarabaoCup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Rich was joined immediately after the final whistle on Saturday* to react to the point against Ipswich away in the league, joined by Kevin - one of the newest members of the RR team - all the way from North Carolina in the States! What's the crack? Was that a point gained... or two lost?Nathan Broadhead; That's 5 in 5 for the lad, can we sign him now please? See also: Dan Neil's sublime pass...Ross Stewart; Just working out that new strike partnership at the front, or is the lad just a bit tired with all that running around he does?That Dajaku clattering looked nasty didn't it?How we feeling ahead of the 'extremely-short-but could-be-quite-long-if-the-league-shuts-down' festive break?All this and... a couple bits more? Aye.Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for some more information on the campaign!We're now approaching £57,000 raised! Thank you all again!#SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #SoupKitchen21 *[Eds Note] I have no valid excuse for how late this is. HO HO HO! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
[Excerpt from live broadcast on Twitter Spaces - Saturday, 11th December 2021] Well we skip ahead a bit here lads and lasses (this'll happen from time to time) but there's no better reason to as Gav - the rest of the RR lads - Chronicle Journalist James Hunter (and a certain Matty Piper) were joined by the one and only Peter Reid! Discussing his career, his time as Sunderland manager, and his thoughts on the current situation at SAFC! Aye. It was all a bit surreal to us too... What's the crack? IT'S PETER REID!Now we've got that down; how is Reidy doing at the moment?Peter shares his thoughts regarding his time at the club;How did he build those sides, and how important was the role of people like Sacko in what he was trying to do?What are his favourite memories of the club, and the fans; how much does the continuing adulation mean to him?So how exactly do you go about getting a side promoted - and how difficult is it to keep them up competing?Most recently having worked with Paul Cook at Ipswich and Wigan - how does he feel about the strengths of sides in this league - is it an easy division to escape from?Reidy sends his best wishes to former Sunderland forward Charlie Wyke following the shocking news of his recent heart attack.The legendary Sunlun gaffer answers some listener questions and takes a lot of compliments... Aaaand Pipes is here!What are Reidy's thoughts about his time here overall, were there things he would've changed using the glorious benefit of hindsight, and does he miss it all?Welcome to RR Live-Ish!Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for more information on the campaign!We just passed £56,000 raised! Absolutely magnificent from everyone! Thank you all again and let's keep this going! Reidy said so...HAWAAAAAAAAY!!#SAFC #PETERREID #SOUPKITCHEN21 #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
[Excerpt from live broadcast on Twitter Spaces - Friday, 10th December 2021] Our Brett took over proceedings last Friday following Julio and Crabbers, as SAFC legend - if only for those haircuts - the great Gordon Armstrong joined us for a chat about his lengthy career at Sunderland, and his thoughts on recent years in League One! What's the crack? Gordon lets us know a little bit about what he gets up to these days;His long list of achievements as a player for Sunderland; What are his proudest moments?His relationship with the club and the fans, and how much it all means to him;His favourite goals; He scored a few... Does he ever get sick of hearing about that particular header against Chelsea?His thoughts on the difference between players that came through in his era at the club and those who pull on the Red & White stripes now... As well as modern footballers in general;How much does community mean to Gordon, how does he feel about the former and current owners, and what does he make of Sunderland's season so far?Welcome to RR Live-ish!Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for more information on the campaign!We just passed £56,000 raised! Absolutely magnificent from everyone! Thank you all again and let's keep this going!HAWAAAAAAAAY!!#SAFC #GordonArmstrong #SoupKitchen21 #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
[Excerpt from live broadcast on Twitter Spaces - Friday, 10th December 2021] The lads started the 24 hour Twitter Spaces Marathon with a bang last Friday - as we looked to raise funds for Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - by chatting all things SAFC with the legends that are Crabbers and Julio Arca! What's the crack? Gav and the rest of the lads outline why the live broadcast went ahead - and reflect on Lee Johnson and Mel Reay's visit that afternoon to the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen;Is Crabbers there? Can Gav hear Crabbers? How does this technology work exactly?JULIO OH - What has our favourite Argentinian Mackem been up to lately?The party gets started as the livewire that is Simon Crabtree lets loose with his many stories and thoughts on his time at Sunderland;Julio tells some stories about his career, his time playing for the Red & White Wizards, and answers listeners questions;Gav loses Crabbers halfway through a Sacko story - anarchy descends - Crabbers returns fire with a few Bally stories and starts interviewing Julio himself;The lads reminisce about the time Big Mick McCarthy caused Julio to be attacked by a jellyfish... and then lets us all in on just what he was willing to be subjected to in order to kill the pain...Basically it's barely controlled chaos lads and lasses, welcome to RR Live-ish!Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for more information on the campaign!We just passed £56,000 raised! Absolutely magnificent from everyone! Thank you all again and let's keep this going!HAWAAAAAAAAY!!#SAFC #Crabbers #JulioArca #SoupKitchen21 #EFL #LeagueOne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Gav was joined yesterday, after a restful and well deserved kip, by our Martin Wanless, and our friend and renowned man of tweed - the BBC's Nick Barnes - to look back at what has been a pretty decent weekend for the Sunlun family!What's the crack?Well we had an interesting 24 Hours on our Twitter Spaces Marathon for the SCSK Christmas Fundraiser... So did the lads get any sleep?What a win that was, and what a great attacking performance in the first half in particular - is that the best half of football we've seen from the Lads this season so far?Lee Johnson; We've had the dip... and now 6 games undefeated with some decent results back under the belt in spite of a depleted squad at his disposal - he deserves a bit credit aye?Broadhead - Again we ask just how good this lad is already and how good he may be for us should we get him on a permanent deal...Pritchard - He's hitting form now, how highly are the lads rating his performances recently? Is he and others filling that role left by the injured McGeady?Dan Neil - Another goal for the fan favourite youngster - he's just mint isn't he...Dajaku absolutely tortured the Plymouth defenders Saturday - just sexy football from the young lad;Hoffmann - only a young lad still of course, but should be be commanding his area a bit more?Arsenal - So how many do we expect to beat them by... but in all seriousness we should just give it a go shouldn't we? It looks likely we'll be playing the same side as it is so is anyone daring enough to be (publicly) confident of an upset?How class was the atmosphere in the stadium this week? How big a difference is it from just last week... and can we keep this momentum - on and off the pitch - going?How does everyone feel about heading into the festive period the way we are?All this and much more!Listen in and while you're here - please consider donating to or simply sharing our annual Christmas Fundraiser for the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - who work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our community - by clicking here for our GoFundMe and here for more information on the campaign!We just passed £45,000 raised! Thank you all again and let's keep this going!HAWAAAAAAAAY! #SAFC #EFL #LeagueOne #SoupKitchen21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.