The Wise Men Say podcast, in association with ALS – 2017/18 – Episode 1

Well, Friday happened and it wasn’t all that bad. A decent performance, a well earned point and plenty of effort from the lads in red and white. There’s plenty to discuss in the studio, with WMS regulars Craig Clark and Gary Foster joining Gareth, as well as Chris Thompson from A Love Supreme.

 

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.

 

Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM – Derby County (H)

A new season, but maybe not the optimism that should not all come with it.

 

Sunderland begin their first Championship season in a decade at home to Derby County on the back of that awful game against Celtic. We get the lowdown on Simon Grayson from Simon Crabtree and hear from Derby County podcaster Chris Parsons. We also hear from the gaffer himself.

 

No Stephen this week, so Gareth is joined by WMS contributor Craig Clark and The Sunderland Echo’s Phil Smith.

 

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

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM’ to replace ‘Into the Light’

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Hello Wise Men Say and Into The Light listeners,

 

We’re delighted to say that every Thursday, we’ll be producing ‘Wise Men Say – The Preview Show with Sun FM’, replacing Into The Light.

 

Every week we’ll be bringing you the usual in depth discussion and analysis surrounding Sunderland AFC, great guests from the world of journalism, ex players and of course, you, the fans.

 

You’ll also get your post match review show every Monday evening, so that’s two shows a week.

 

If you’re a regular subscriber to the Wise Men Say podcast then you don’t have to do anything.

 

However, if you’re an Into The Light subscriber only, you need to subscribe to the Wise Men Say feed. You can subscribe on iTunes, listen or stream on Acast or use the RSS Feed to subscribe and listen. Alternatively you can stream it from the Sun FM website.

 

We can’t wait to get started again and we hope you’ll be tuning in when the season starts in August.

 

Thanks for listening.

Wise Men Say Podcast live at The Southwark Brewery! 02/09/17

Join us at The Southwark Brewery 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!

 

It will be six or so games into the new season. Will we have any players by then? Will we have a new owner? Will we have a manager? Will we have won a game or two?

 

There’ll be plenty to discuss and it should be another great night. It was incredibly popular last time we did a show at the Brewery and it sold out in a couple of weeks, so I’d suggest you move fast!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The SAFC Best Foreign XI Of The Last Ten Years

Kicking off some random best line ups for Sunderland over the last ten years is Rory Fallow…

We’re now at the point in the funeral where the tears have well and truly dried. You’re now at the wake, having a pint and reminiscing about the good times. It’s still a sombre affair but at least you can smile now, share a joke about when things weren’t so bad, when there was still hope.

 

Hope on Wearside is probably best exemplified by our recent foreign legion. In previous Premier League stints, our squads were built on so much Britishness that David Moyes would have been beside himself, had he had the chance to manage them. Peter Reid did have his fare share of overseas lads but the foundations of the squad were still built on the likes of Kevin Phillips, Kevin Ball, Michael Gray, Gavin McCann and Niall Quinn. As British Isles as you can get.

 

Under Mick McCarthy, Sunderland almost exclusively shopped in the domestic market. This made the return to the Premier League under Roy Keane, backed by a far thicker wallet than his predecessors, all the more exciting. So with no further adieu, I give you the best Sunderland foreign side of the past ten years. Lined up in a slightly less exotic 4-4-2.

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Moyes gone, who next?

Just when we thought we were out, Moyes pulls us back in. In an all WMS team affair, we discuss where we go after the resignation of David Moyes.

 

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.

 

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Wise Men Say Members Best Sunderland Premier League XIs 2007 – 2017

What a shit season.

 

I thought about writing a blog and just having that sentence there all by itself. A stand alone sentence summing up a thoroughly miserable 2016/17 campaign. It’s been shit for obvious reasons but it’s still subjective in why it’s been so bad. Anybody could read that sentence  and infer their own meanings as to the reasons why. That way we all win. We have no disagreeing over who was to blame the most and which is the best way to go from here.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Chelsea Preview

The season is finally over and I don’t think any of us are too upset about it. We’ll chat about Sunderland’s final Premier League fixture, away to Champions Chelsea. Easy, right? We’ll reflect on what has been a disastrous season, but try and look ahead to a positive year in The Championship.

 

You know how to listen.

 

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

 

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Wise Men Say – in association with A Love Supreme – 2016/17 – Episode 30

In a season of abject displays, Saturday’s pathetic showing against Swansea probably topped the lot. In a final studio show of the season, we’re joined by Gavin Henderson of Roker Report, Sobs of A Love Supreme and The Evening Chronicle’s James Hunter. Hopefully it’ll be a more worthwhile use of time than the 90 minutes we all endured on Saturday.

 

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.

 

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Into The Light Show For Sun FM – Swansea City Preview

The Lads preview Sunderland’s final Premier League home game for the foreseeable future, with relegation battlers Swansea City the visitors. Stephen, Michael and Gareth address all current issues and take a look back at our 10 year stint in the top flight.

 

You know how to listen.

 

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

 

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