ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunderland Fans launch independent supporters group, the Red and White Army

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A group of Sunderland fans have launched a new independent supporters’ organisation and are urging fans to get behind it. The Red & White Army aims to channel the voice of fans and will engage with the Sunderland Association Football Club owner and its executives. Their mission statement reads “The Red and White Army is a fully democratic, inclusive and independent supporters group which aims to give a voice to all Sunderland fans. Its goal is to inform, liaise with and communicate with the club in the hope of strengthening fan relationships with Sunderland AFC, to the benefit of all supporters.”

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Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM – Cardiff City (H)

Yes it was just the cup, but that Everton display was woeful. Should we have looked at some younger players? Did we even want to win the game? We look ahead to Cardiff on Saturday too, which is surely a must win. Joining Stephen and Gareth in the studio is The Chronicle’s James Hunter.

 

Also, remember to join us upstairs at The Peacock on Saturday before the game where we’ll preview the Cardiff City match live with former Sunderland midfielder Gordon Armstrong! You can ask him your questions, there’s also retro SAFC videos on the big screen as well as food and drink promotions. All kicking off at 12:30pm.

 

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The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 7

Some positives to take from the draw at Hull, but massively frustrating that we decided to sit back in the second half, eventually succumbing to a David Meyler equaliser. It was like West Ham last season all over again, all out defence, right backs galore and a late goal. But who is to blame? Gareth, Stephen, Frankie Francis and Michael Lough discuss all that and more.

 

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Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM – Hull City (H)

Let’s get together and have a good old twist about everything. Four defeats on the bounce, one goal in four games. What seemed a promising start to the season has been well and truly ended. However, were there any positives to take from Tuesday’s defeat to Nottingham Forest? Gareth might have some…

WMS regular Michael Lough and The Sunderland Echo’s Phil Smith join the lads in the studio to preview the Hull City

 

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The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 6

Wasn’t the Championship meant to be fun?

Most of us appeared to walk away from the Sheffield United defeat feeling like we’d had a repeat of that 8-0 walloping at Southampton. On a positive note, we have Kieron Brady in the studio in place of Gareth Barker. We hear from Simon Grayson.

 

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Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM – Sheffield United (H)

Stephen and Gareth are joined by former Sunderland Echo sports writer Graeme Anderson and WMS regular Michael Lough to preview this weekend’s game at home to Sheffield United. We talk transfers, recovering from two consecutive defeats and also hear from James Shield of The Sheffield Star.

 

You can listen below, subscribe on iTunes, to the RSS feed, or listen via the Sun FM Website.

 

The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 5 – Live at Southwark Brewery!

On Saturday 2nd of September we travelled down to London and took up residence at the excellent Southwark Brewery for a night of SAFC craic/crack. David Preece joined Stephen, Gareth and Rory on the panel. Craig milled about getting mortal under the guise of helper.

 

It was a great trip yet again and we’d like to thank all of the people that came out to see us, Peter Jackson at the brewery, who was a terrific host as always, and Richard Shaw and his team for recording the show.

 

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The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 4

Going into the international break on the back of a win would’ve been nice but we didn’t and it isn’t. Stephen, Gareth and Rory discuss the Barnsley defeat, transfers, Khazri, players eating food in a restaurant on a Saturday night and take questions from listeners.

 

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Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM – Barnsley (A)

Sunderland got back to winning ways mid week with a victory over Carlisle Utd in the League Cup. With one more league game to go before the international break, we could do with a second league win of the season at Oakwell on Saturday.

 

Just Stephen and Gareth in the studio this week. We promise it isn’t that bad.

 

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Join us at The Southwark Brewery in London for another WMS live show on Saturday September 2nd! We’ll be joined by former Sunderland goalkeeper and journalist David Preece. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are available HERE for £10 (plus £1 booking fee). Plus a FREE PINT with every ticket!

 

The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 3

Sunderland suffered defeat for this first time this season against Leeds. They looked tired and in need of some squad reinforcement, but was it really that bad? We discuss the game and some views on where fans should or shouldn’t be allowed to sit in the SoL.

 

Stephen, Gareth and Rory are joined by The Times’ George Caulkin in the studio.

 

If you didn’t know already, then you can subscribe on iTunes, listen or stream on Acast or use the RSS Feed to subscribe and listen. Alternatively you can stream it below.