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ChrisWeatherspoon

  • joined Feb 08, 2011
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
  • posts 220
  • comments 53

Born in the months following the golden summer of Italia '90, I should have known that football would soon take over my life.

Six years later, I discovered Sunderland AFC, and a battered and bruised relationship remains in tact to this day.

I've recently completed a History and Politics degree at the University of Warwick and, unable to quite wrangle myself a full-time position just yet (damn economy), I spend much of my time contributing to various web sites - usually on football.

I've been involved with Roker Report for almost two years now, and its been a privilege to be part of a site that has fast grown into one of the most respected for Sunderland AFC news and opinion.

If you wish to follow my inane ramblings on Twitter, you can find me here: @christoph_21

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Miami Heat
  • NFL Baltimore Ravens
  • MMA Ross Pearson, Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Forrest Griffin
  • Boxing Manny Pacquiao, Marvellous Marvin Hagler, Tony Jeffries, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Soccer Sunderland AFC
  • FIFA England
  • EPL Sunderland AFC
User Blog

Sunderland Must Learn From Past Mistakes

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Gus Poyet has already set about reshaping his squad for the coming season and, despite the looming interlude of a certain tournament in Brazil to distract us all, this summer is expected to be...

Diary of a Season: February to May 2014

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A date with Wembley is in our diaries and we're going to be safe by March. Except this is Sunderland, and nothing's ever that simple...

Diary of a Season: November 2013 to January 2014

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Paolo Di Canio is but a distant, distasteful memory, as Gus Poyet sets about the footballing equivalent of ramming the Titanic into the iceberg then single-handedly trying to keep it afloat....

Diary of a Season: July to October 2013

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England are preparing to defend the Ashes once more, Andy Murray is dreaming of a first Wimbledon victory, Britain is experiencing its ninth warmest summer in history, and in the north-east, a...

Chelsea vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

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Sunderland's battle against the drop continues this evening with a not at all daunting trip to Stamford Bridge. The teams are in...

Talking Tactics: Liverpool (A)

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Few people gave Sunderland much of a chance ahead of Wednesday's trip to an in-form Liverpool, but some smart tactical shuffles by Gus Poyet almost saw the Wearsiders nick a valuable point from...

Sunderland's Finances: An Analysis

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Monday morning saw local newspapers awash with another declaration of losses from Sunderland AFC. The latest set of financial statements are by no means cause to shout from the rooftops, but nor...

Talking Tactics: Crystal Palace (H)

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Saturday's huge bottom of the table clash with Crystal Palace proved depressingly predictable, as Sunderland found themselves stifled by Tony Pulis' visiting Eagles.

We Are All Wembley Winners

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Sunderland's fans have long been held in high regard but, on Sunday, the men, women and children of Wearside confirmed just how wonderful they really are. It is something we should all be immensely...

Manchester City Vs Sunderland: Player Ratings

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Sunderland's Wembley dream was crushed in two swift second half minutes yesterday, but Gus Poyet's men did themselves proud in London.

Talking Tactics: Arsenal (A)

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Sunderland's hopes for a pre-Wembley boost were dealt a hammer blow in North London on Saturday, as their visit to Arsenal was over as a contest within 45 minutes.

Preview: Wishing For A Pre-Wembley Win

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Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow's trip to North London.

Talking Tactics: Hull City (H)

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All good things must come to an end, and Sunderland's revival came to a juddering halt on Saturday, where they went down 0-2 to former manager Steve Bruce's Hull City side.

Talking Tactics: Newcastle United (A)

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Sunderland completed a second consecutive 3-0 destruction of Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby on Saturday. While the shock of victory may not have been so great as it was last April, this...

Talking Tactics: Stoke City (H)

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Sunderland recorded their first home league victory of 2014 - and the first since November 10th - against Stoke City on a Wednesday evening, in what was an unsurprisingly gritty contest between two...

Video
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VIDEO: Full Penalty Shootout From The Home End

Another video of Wednesday evening's climax, this time with a full view of the utter SCENES going on in the away end.

The Roker Report Cup Semi-Final Jukebox

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Now, in case you've been living under a rock, or high on meth, for the past two weeks or so, you may have realised Sunderland have a pretty big game tonight...

Talking Tactics: Southampton (H)

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Sunderland extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to four games, coming from two goals down to salvage an important point against an excellent Southampton side.

Poyet Issues Injury Update

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Black Cats boss Gus Poyet has suggested that his side's need for an additional goalkeeper may not be quite as high on his list of priorities as some have previously thought.

Trip To Old Trafford Sold Out

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Sunderland will be backed by a huge swathe of Black Cats fans next week, as the club announced this morning that away fans have snapped up all 9,000 tickets for next week's Capital One Cup semi-final.

Talking Tactics: Fulham (A)

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Holy hell, we won a game, again! Come on in as we analyse the superb 4-1 defeat of Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The Mysterious Case of Mr Johnson

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When Sunderland signed a league-winning winger for £10m back in August 2012, expectations were high...

Sunderland Vs Manchester United: Player Ratings

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Take one quarter anger, two cups of pithiness and apply liberally to our comments section...

2013: A Year In The Life Of Sunderland AFC

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Things are rarely dull on Wearside, but 2013 has been a rather exceptional one for the men in red and white, for mostly the wrong reasons...

Talking Tactics: Norwich City (H)

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It's time for a tactical review of Saturday's miserly home draw with Chris Hughton's Norwich City, a result that laid bare - once again - the profligacy of this Sunderland side.

Talking Tactics: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

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We take a look back at Saturday's home defeat to Andre Villas-Boas' men, a result which leaves Sunderland rooted firmly at the bottom of the table.

Aston Villa Vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

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The teams are in for today's crunch clash at Villa Park...

Talking Tactics: Stoke City (A)

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We take a look back at Saturday's ultimately fruitless trip to the Britannia Stadium, and investigate the tactical intrigues of a game largely ruined by refereeing incompetence.

Match Report: Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland

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Sunderland succumbed to yet another away defeat at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon, but the show was well and truly stolen by an incompetent performance from the man in the middle.

Preview: Hoping To Build At Hull

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Fresh from a victory against Newcastle United that almost no one predicted, Sunderland travel to Hull City tomorrow looking for their second win of the season - with the added incentive of putting...

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