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English, Sports, 7 seasons, 875 episodes, 4 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes
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Independent Sunderland AFC podcast, in association with A Love Supreme.
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Defeat as Sunderland's Dismal Season Ends

Sheffield Wednesday who had about 2 points in October end up just 3 behind Sunderland. Only Rotherham have worse form than The Lads since Dodds was given the job and encouraged to "plod along until the end of the season". Final Reaction of the season with Eleanor, Mick, Stephen and Gareth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

Matthew Keeling and Richard Easterbrook convene to preview Sunderland's final game of the season and to answer some listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Monday Show: Another defeat on the road compounds Cats' misery

Gareth Barker and Michael Lough discuss another miserable defeat away at Watford. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202430 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Watford (A)

Matthew Keeling and Richard Easterbrook do their best not to look back on the Millwall match and do their best to preview the Watford game. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202428 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Monday Show: Anything other than the game itself

Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Jimmy Reay discuss anything other than the actual game we're supposed to talk about. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202458 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 0-1 Millwall

Eleanor McCabe and Michael Lough react to the Millwall defeat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/202416 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday Show: Sunderland take down 10-man Baggies

Gareth Barker and Jimmy Reay react to the win at West Brom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202427 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: West Brom (A)

Matthew Keeling and Richard Easterbrook take a look ahead of Sunderland's trip to West Bromwich Albion, while having a chat about the 0-0 draw at Leeds United in midweek. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202425 minutes, 49 seconds
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Reaction: Leeds 0 - 0 Sunderland

Eleanor McCabe and Michael Lough react to the draw at Leeds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202420 minutes, 28 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 0-0 Bristol City

Eleanor McCabe and Richard Easterbrook react to the draw with Bristol City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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Preview: Sunderland v Bristol City

Richard Easterbrook, Gareth Barker and Eleanor McCabe preview the visit of Bristol City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202450 minutes, 36 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 1-5 Blackburn

Eleanor McCabe and Michael Lough react to an astonishgly bad defeat to Blackburn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202428 minutes, 39 seconds
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Reaction: Cardiff 0-2 Sunderland

Eleanor McCabe and a returning Rory Fallow react to an excellent win at Cardiff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/30/202421 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wise Men Say Social w/ Lee Howey

We chat to former Sunderland striker Lee Howey in our first-ever Wise Men Say Social - a live show / podcast hybrid recorded at These Things Happen in Sunderland. Join Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Matthew Keeling as the lads chat to Lee, with some questions from the floor.Keep an eye on our socials for the next Wise Men Say Social! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland remain in Doldrums following QPR draw

Gareth Barker, Eleanor McCabe and Michael Lough discuss the current situation at SAFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/20241 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Queens Park Rangers (H)

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook are back to preview Sunderland's home game against Queens Park Rangers with details of an up and coming event, and your listener questions! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202430 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Monday Show: Hapless Sunderland lose 6th consecutive game

Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Jimmy Reay discuss Sunderland's defeat at Southampton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202458 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Southampton (A)

Matt is back for a preview pod - and he's brought Richard with him. And they're in the car again. Is it 2023? The lads are here to look ahead to Sunderland's trip to Southampton while reviewing the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202429 minutes, 21 seconds
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WMS Meets Thomas Butler

Stephen Goldsmith and Matt Keeling sit down for a chat with former Black Cats man Thomas Butler. The lads discuss Thomas's time in red and white as well as looking back at Sunderland's recent results and Saturday's trip to Norwich City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/29/202457 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland lose three on the bounce

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker discuss Sunderland's latest defeat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/202446 minutes, 48 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 1-2 Swansea

Eleanor McCabe, Jimmy Reay and Richard Easterbrook react to Sunderlands 2-1 home defeat to Swansea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202419 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Swansea City (H)

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Michael Lough to preview Sunderland's home match against Swansea City, while the lads react to the departure of Michael Beale earlier in the week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202451 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Monday Show: Michael Beale Sacked

Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Matt Keeling react to the departure of Michael Beale after just 11 games in charge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/202454 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Birmingham City (A)

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Michael Lough and Jon Lambert to look back on Sunderland's 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield, talk about the new series of Sunderland 'Til I Die and preview the Black Cats' trip to Birmingham City, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sunderland 'Til I Die Season 3 Preview w/ Fulwell 73 and Luke O'Nien

We preview the new season of Sunderland 'Til I Die, which drops on Netflix on Tuesday, February 13.Stephen and Richard speak to Ben and Gabe Turner from STID producers Fulwell73, and catch up with Sunderland captain Luke O'Nien, who plays a major role in the new series as the cameras follow the League One promotion season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202443 minutes, 35 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 3-1 Plymouth

Richard and Mick react to the win over Plymouth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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George Clarke's Amazing Podcast!

Seven years in the making!!Stephen, Gareth and Matt sit and have a pint with George Clarke and chat about his love for Sunderland as well as how Sunderland as a city is starting to significantly change.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202454 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland draw at The Riverside

Stephen, Gareth and WMS regular Eleanor McCabe discuss the draw at Middlesbrough. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook to react to Sunderland's transfer window, and to preview the Black Cats' trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday. There's also a Barnsley perspective on new signing Callum Styles. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland defeat Stoke

Stephen, Gareth and WMS regulars Tom Walsh and Jack Austwicke discuss the Stoke win, the Pritchard situation and the latest transfer news. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202459 minutes, 52 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 3-1 Stoke City

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Michael Lough to discuss Sunderland's first victory since New Year's Day, a 3-1 win over Stoke City. They also go over the pre-match news that Alex Pritchard has requested to leave Sunderland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202419 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Stoke City (H)

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Jimmy Reay to preview Sunderland's game against Stoke City on Saturday, while there's opportunity to look back at the Black Cats' 1-0 defeat to Hull City last Friday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202444 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland lose to Hull City

Stephen, Gareth and WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon to discuss the after math of our home defeat to Hull City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202453 minutes, 23 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 0-1 Hull City

Eleanor and Mick react to our defeat against Hull. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/202420 minutes
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Sunderland Preview: Hull City (H)

Matt Keeling is once again joined by Richard Easterbrook to discuss a Michael Beale sighting in the wild, transfer rumours and the visit of Hull City to Sunderland on Friday night. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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Monday Show: Sunderland lose at Ipswich

Stephen, Gareth and Matt discuss our defeat at Ipswich Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202445 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Ipswich Town (A)

We're back to preview Sunderland's trip to Portman Road as the lads face Ipswich Town in the SkyBet Championship. Matthew Keeling and Richard Easterbrook take a look at the last week or so and mull over Michael Beale's potential selections as we return to league action. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202441 minutes, 46 seconds
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Monday Show: Sunderland defeated

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss a defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia's Newcastle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20241 hour, 22 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 0-3 Newcastle

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Michael Lough to react to Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/202414 minutes, 32 seconds
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Preview Show: Sunderland v Newcastle

Stephen, Gareth, Matt and Richard come together to briefly look back at the Preston win and, most importantly, preview the visit of the Mags. We get a Newcastle view from TalkSport correspondent and Ashes winner Steve Harmison. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 2-0 Preston NE

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Michael Lough as Sunderland get 2024 off to a winning start with victory against Preston North End, where even a striker got on the scoresheet! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Rotherham (A)

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Michael Lough and Richard Easterbrook to look back at Sunderland's Boxing Day win at Hull while previewing the visit to Rotherham United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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The 2023 Wise Men Say Christmas Quiz

Matthew Keeling does his very best Michael Barrymore impression as he hosts the annual WMS Christmas Quiz. Battling for bragging rights this year is Stephen Goldsmith, Jimmy Reay and Richard Easterbrook. Who comes out on top? Yule be a pudding to miss out! Sorry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202345 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Monday Show: Beale Announced, Mag Ticket Fiasco

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Micky Lough to discuss the appointment of Michael Beale and the Mag ticket fiasco. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland Lose At Bristol City

A defeat at Bristol City. Worse cities to be stuck in I guess.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202318 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Bristol City (A)

Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh and Richard Easterbrook to preview Sunderland's trip to Bristol City, fresh from winning their last two games back to back. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202331 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Monday Show: Win Over WBA, Leeds Visit SOL, New Manager?

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss the WBA win, preview Leeds and discuss managerial movement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/202348 minutes, 33 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 2-1 West Brom

Eleanor McCabe, Stephen Goldsmith and Mick Lough react to our 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202313 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: West Brom (H)

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Michael Lough, Jimmy Reay and Jon Lambert to talk about Sunderland's managerial search and to preview Saturday's game against West Brom.There's also expert Baggies input from Adrian Goldberg. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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REACTION: Mowbray gone

Well, he was on the brink wasn't he? Gareth, Eleanor, Chris and Jim gather for a late night reaction to the sacking of Tony Mowbray. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202333 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Monday Show: Mowbray On The Brink? Newcastle In The Cup

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Eleanor McCabe to discuss a point at Millwall and a ridiculous draw in the FA Cup 3rd Round. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Preview Show: Sunderland Lose Again Ahead Of Millwall Trip

Matt and Stephen look back at an appalling loss at home to Huddersfield, and ahead to a trip to Millwall.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202337 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland Plundered At Plymouth

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS regulars Richard Easterbrook an Mick Lough to discuss the defeat at Plymouth and preview the visit of Huddersfield.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202336 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

We're back from the international break, fully refreshed as Sunderland travel to Plymouth Argyle at the weekend. Matthew Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Melissa Johnson to preview the trip to Devon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202344 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Monday Show: Lads Back To Winning Ways Over Brummies

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson to discuss the win over Birmingham City.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202336 minutes, 40 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 3-1 Birmingham City

Eleanor McCabe hosts alongside a gaggle of WMS contributors as we react to a home win over Birmingham City Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sunderland Preview - Birmingham City (H)

Matt Keeling is back with Richard Easterbrook as the lads preview the visit of Birmingham City to the Stadium of Light. There's also a Blues perspective from Chris of We Are Birmingham Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202333 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Monday Show: Lads Draw Blank At Ten Man Swansea City

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Jimmy Reay and Jack Austwicke to discuss the draw at Swansea.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/202346 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Preview Show: Swansea City v Sunderland

Gareth is joined by WMS regulars Eleanor McCabe and Jack Austwicke to preview the trip to Swansea. We get a Swansea view from Steven of The Jackcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202352 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Monday (Tuesday) Show: Sunderland Beat Norwich & Halloween Memories

Stephen and Matt team up to do the Monday pod on a Tuesday and we don't event know what the usual order and combinations are anymore. Micky Lough joins them as they look back to the win against Norwich. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202338 minutes, 3 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 3-1 Norwich

Gareth and Eleanor react to our win over Norwich City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Preview Show: Sunderland v Norwich City

Continuing the random hosting order, Stephen heads up this week's Preview Show as Jimmy joins him to look ahead to the Norwich match. We also hear from Pete from For Fox Sake Podcast and Freddie from My Football Writer, to get Leicester and Norwich perspectives respectively. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202338 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland Fall To Second Consecutive Defeat

Gareth and Matt are joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay to discuss the defeat at Stoke City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/202346 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Stoke City (A)

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Melissa Johnson as we preview Sunderland's trip to Stoke City and discuss what we've been up to during the international break. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/202345 minutes, 14 seconds
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SPECIAL EPISODE: Sir Bob Murray

We were invited to the magnificent Beacon of Light to speak to former Sunderland chairman Sir Bob Murray about his new book I'd Do It All Again, which covers his life story from humble beginnings in Consett to becoming the man that masterminded Sunderland's move to a new stadium, a new training ground, helping build Wembley Stadium and St George's Park and establishing the Foundation of Light alongside the Beacon of Light itself.All proceeds from the book, which costs £20, will go to the Foundation - it's well worth a read and we're really grateful for Sir Bob in giving up his time for the podcast.The book is available here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202339 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland Humbled By Boro

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay to discuss a humbling at the hands of Middlesbrough. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 0-4 Middlesbrough

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Jack Austwicke and Michael Lough as we react to a chastening 4-0 defeat by Middlesbrough. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/202318 minutes
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Sunderland Preview: Middlesbrough (H)

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook are back to preview the Tees-Wear clash at home to Middlesbrough, as well as discussing Sunderland's 2-0 victory over Watford on Wednesday night. There's also fan reaction courtesy of roving reporter Jack Austwicke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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MONDAY SHOW: Three And Easy For Sunderland At Hillsborough

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Jack Austwicke to discuss an excellent win over Sheffield Wednesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/202340 minutes, 41 seconds
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BONUS: The View From Sheffield Wednesday

Ash from The Wednesday Week Podcast gives us his view on tonight's match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/20238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Sheffield Wednesday (A)

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook bring you a bite-sized preview ahead of Sunderland's trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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MONDAY SHOW: Bluebirds Smash And Grab At The SOL

Stephen and Gareth discuss a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Cardiff City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202337 minutes, 22 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 0-1 Cardiff City

Jimmy Reay is joined by Michael Lough and Eleanor McCabe as Sunderland's winning streak was brought to an end in surprising fashion by Cardiff City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Cardiff City (H)

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook as they talk Cardiff City, Sunderland being mint and Embassies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202333 minutes, 58 seconds
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REACTION - Blackburn 1-3 Sunderland - Ha'way!!

After suggesting it might be a bit of a basketball match on Monday's pod, it's safe to say that was certainly the case. Sunderland took their chances and Blackburn didn't. Jon and Jimmy bring you instant reaction to the win at Blackburn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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MONDAY SHOW: Cats Cruise To Comfortable Win Over 10-Man R's

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Jack Austwicke and Micky Lough to discuss a win at QPR and preview the trip to Blackburn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Queens Park Rangers (A)

Matt Keeling returns and is joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads look ahead to Sunderland's visit to Queens Park Rangers at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202325 minutes, 27 seconds
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MONDAY SHOW: SAFC Wake From Summer Slumber To Blitz Saints

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss a five star victory over Southampton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 5-0 Southampton

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Eleanor McCabe, Jimmy Reay and Michael Lough as the team react to Sunderland's 5-0 victory over Southampton in the EFL Championship Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Southampton (H)

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Eleanor McCabe, Jimmy Reay and Jon Lambert as the team reacts to the news that Ross Stewart could be moving to Southampton on transfer deadline day. They also look ahead to the visit of the Saints as well as discussing what the final hours of the transfer window could hold for Sunderland, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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MONDAY SHOW: A Point at Coventry

Gareth and Stephen are joined by regulars Jimmy Reay and Jon Lambert to look back at Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Coventry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202347 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Pod, Opposition View: Coventry City

Another bitsize pod, we are good to you. Hear from Stuart from All Things Sky Blue, as he gives the view from the opposition POV. Things are looking good for Coventry and he's bullish (why wouldn't he be?). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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PREVIEW: Coventry v Sunderland

Matt Keeling is back with Tom Walsh and Richard Easterbrook as the lads preview Sunderland's trip to Coventry City at the weekend. They talk Danny Batth, someone named Connor Evans, Sunderland's search for a striker and Matt's Question of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202345 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Monday Show: More on Sunderland's Win Against Rotherham

A Monday Q&A on Sunderland's win against Rotherham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/202327 minutes, 50 seconds
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REACTION: Sunderland 2-1 Rotherham United

Matt Keeling is joined by Eleanor McCabe and Michael Lough as the team reacts to Sunderland's first Championship win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United at the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/202317 minutes, 39 seconds
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PREVIEW: Sunderland v Rotherham United

Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh and Jimmy Reay to look back on Sunderland's week and preview the visit of Rotherham United to the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Monday Show: Three defeats in a week for The Lads

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon and The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss a third defeat in a week for Sunderland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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REACTION: Preston NE 2-1 Sunderland

Michael Lough is joined by Stephen Goldsmith as the lads pick their way through Sunderland's second Championship defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss at Preston North End. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202320 minutes, 52 seconds
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BONUS! Opposition View: Sunderland v Preston

Some quick bitesize bonus content. Hear from Ollie from the Butter Pie Podcast, as he tells us about life at Preston. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202310 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Preston North End (A)

Matt Keeling and Eleanor McCabe sit down to preview Sunderland's trip to Preston North End, while Stephen Goldsmith catches up with BBC Radio Newcastle's Nick Barnes on the mood around the Stadium of Light after the Black Cats exited the League Cup following a penalty shoot-out defeat to League Two Crewe Alexandra. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/202343 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Monday Show: Sunderland Fall To Opening Day Defeat

Stephen and Gareth are back for the first Monday show of the season. Jimmy Reay joins the lads as we discuss a defeat on Sunderland's return to league action. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reaction: Sunderland 1-2 Ipswich Town

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Michael Lough and Eleanor McCabe as Sunderland open their Championship season with defeat to Ipswich Town at the Stadium of Light where Nathan Broadhead scored on his return to Wearside, and Trai Hume's dismissal reduced the hosts to 10 men. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/202318 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sunderland Preview: Ipswich Town (H)

Matt and Richard bring you some sad news to start with, as well as having a brief look back at Sunderland's 5-2 defeat to Hartlepool United, and looking ahead to Sunday's Championship opener at home to Ipswich Town.Don't forget to visit wisemensay.co.uk for the latest Sunderland opinions and subscribe to our weekly newsletter and YouTube channel today! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202338 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Monday Show: More Pre-Season Musings

Stephen, Jimmy and Micky take their turn to offer some thoughts on the summer activity and season ahead. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202330 minutes
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Sunderland Pre-Season: The Kick-Off

We're back! And better than ever! Join Matt Keeling, Gareth Barker and Richard Easterbrook as the lads discuss Sunderland's summer, incomings and potential outgoings and look ahead to the final pre-season friendlies of the season against Real Mallorca and Hartlepool United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Wise Men Say proudly presents The 10th Anniversary Variety Show!

Wise Men Say proudly presents The 10th Anniversary Variety Show!Join us for the Wise Men Say Podcast Variety Show, live at the wonderful Pop Recs. We’ll have special guests, games, lots of beer and the usual insight you’ve grown to know and love us for.See you on Saturday July 29th for a night of laughter as we get ready for the Championship to return.Tickets are £12 plus fees and available on wisemensay.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/202344 seconds
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Episode 901 - "The Season is Dead"

Matt and Tom bring the WMS season to a close. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/202340 minutes, 13 seconds
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#900 - "Organic"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Michael Lough and former SAFC goalkeeping coach David Preece to analyse an outstanding result against Luton Town.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202349 minutes, 57 seconds
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#899 - Sunderland 2-1 Luton Town REACTION

Matt, Tom and Eleanor react as Sunderland came from behind to beat Luton Town 2-1 in the Championship play-offs semi-final first leg!The Reaction Show is sponsored by Fritidsklader (@fdr_clothing) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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#898 - "Guinness - Well Worth Checking Out"

Tom, Matt and Rick are here to preview Sunderland's Championship play-off semi-final first leg against Luton Town at the Stadium of Light, as well as looking back at the game that got us there - the 3-0 win at Preston North End. There's also opinion of a Hatters persuasion from Ollie of the Oak Road Hatter podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/202358 minutes, 28 seconds
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#897 - Preston 0-3 Sunderland REACTION

Sunderland are into the Championship play-offs after a 3-0 win at Preston! Matt Keeling is joined by Eleanor McCabe, Rory Fallow and Malcolm Fallow to react to a breathless, incredible final day of the regular Championship season. The Reaction Show is sponsored by Fritidsklader Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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#896 - "Greggs Pubs"

Matt is joined by Tom Walsh to preview the vital away trip to Preston. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202335 minutes, 34 seconds
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#895 - "35%"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson to discuss the draw with Watford and where that leaves out play off hopes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202349 minutes, 36 seconds
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#894 - REACTION Sunderland 2-2 Watford

Matt Keeling and Eleanor McCabe react to what could be an important point in our promotion race. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202319 minutes, 25 seconds
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#893 - "We Couldn't, Could We?"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss an outstanding win at West Brom.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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#892 - REACTION WBA 1-2 Sunderland

Eleanor McCabe, Jimmy Reay and Micky Lough react to an outstanding result at the Hawthorns. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/202325 minutes, 56 seconds
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#891 - "And Number 6 is... Charlie Hurley"

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook look back at Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town and preview Sunderland's trip to West Bromwich Albion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202338 minutes, 51 seconds
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BONUS - Episode 890 - Huddersfield Bitesize View

Squeeze in some quick prematch listening by hearing the view from tonight's opposition, Huddersfield.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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#889 - "The Season is not Dead, I am so Sorry"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay and debutant Jack Austwicke to discuss a vital win over Birmingham and to preview the visit of Huddersfield Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202349 minutes, 59 seconds
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#888 - Sunderland 2-1 Birmingham City REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Eleanor McCabe and Richard Easterbrook to talk through Sunderland's lovely 2-1 win at home to Birmingham City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202315 minutes, 35 seconds
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#887 - Dead or Alive?

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook look ahead to Saturday's visit of Birmingham City and the rebirth of our play-off hopes... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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#886 - Cardiff City 0-1 Sunderland REACTION

Stephen is joined by Gareth and Matthew as we react to Sunderland's Easter Monday victory at Cardiff City! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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#885 - REACTION Sunderland 4-4 Hull

Matt and Richard react to stupid game against Hull City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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#884 - "Is That Status Quo?"

Matthew Keeling and Richard Easterbrook share a commute home and preview Sunderland's Good Friday encounter against Hull City and look towards the Black Cats' trip to Cardiff City on Easter Monday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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#883 - "Two Men in a Pub in South Shields"

Stephen and Gareth discuss the draw at Burnley amongst other SAFC related things. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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#882 - Burnley 0-0 Sunderland REACTION

A quick post-match reaction as Sunderland hold league leaders Burnley to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor. Matt Keeling is joined by Gareth Barker, Eleanor McCabe and Craig Clark to look back over a creditable point in Lancashire.With thanks to the Reaction Pod sponsor Fritidsklader (FDR Clothing). Listen in to get your discount code. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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#881 - "Vietnamese Rice Paper"

The Preview Show is BACK! Join Matt and Richard as they look ahead to Friday night's trip to Burnley, while there's an update from Turf Moor from Matt of the No Nay Never podcast. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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#880 - "State of Play"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Micky Lough and Chris Weatherspoon to discuss the current state of play at SAFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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BONUS! Episode 879 - Luton Town Bitesize View

Another opposition view for you, this week some bitesize Luton Town opinions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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#878 - "Marking Their Own Homework"

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook spend their commute talking about the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United, referees and the fixture against Luton Town at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202337 minutes
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BONUS Episode 877 - Sheffield Utd Bitesize View

Another quick little opposition pod for you all. The gloriously/terribly named pod, The Tufty Club provide the insight and their perspective of Sunderland v Sheffield Utd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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#876 - "Field Tilt Doesn't Lie"

Stephen, Gareth and WMS regular Jimmy Reay discuss a win at Norwich and preview the visit of Sheffield United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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#875 - REACTION Norwich City 0-1 Sunderland

Matthew hosts as we react to our win over Norwich City Norwich City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/202317 minutes, 52 seconds
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#874 - The View From Carrow Road

Freddie from Norwich blog My Football Writer is here with his views on how Norwich's season has gone so far - and his team's chances ahead of Sunday's game with Sunderland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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#873 - "Everything Is Pointless"

Matthew and Richard are in a reflective mood as they look ahead to Sunday's trip to Norwich City Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202331 minutes, 9 seconds
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#872 - "A Bad Bit of Symmetry"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon to discuss our battering at the hands of Stoke City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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#871 - REACTION Sunderland 1-5 Stoke

Matt Keeling is joined by just loads of WMS contributors to discuss a disaster of a performance. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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#870 - F*ck Alex Neil? Stoke Fans Say So

A lovely bit of bonus content for you here as Dave from over at the Wizards of Drivel Podcast previews the match and goes after Alex Neil. I mean, boy, does he go after Alex Neil! You'll enjoy this... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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#869 - "Troubling Tomato Shortage"

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads look ahead to the return of Alex Neil to the Stadium of Light for Stoke City's visit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202342 minutes, 26 seconds
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#868 - "A Soft Touch?"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Athletics' Phil Buckingham to discuss a second defeat in a week and to whinge about you know what.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202354 minutes, 51 seconds
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#867 - "The Swedish Guy Upfront"

Matt and Stephen look back at a disappointing result at Rotherham. Can they bounce back at our old friends Coventry? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/202332 minutes, 30 seconds
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#866 - "The Jack Clarke Fan Club"

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS regulars Chris Weatherspoon and Jimmy Reay to reflect on the draw with Bristol City and to preview the visit to Rotherham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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#865 - Sunderland 1-1 Bristol City REACTION

Richard Easterbrook, Eleanor McCabe and Mick Lough react to our 1-1 draw with Bristol City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202325 minutes, 35 seconds
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#864 - "Sunderland - A Great Bunch Of Lads"

Matt, Rick and Jim are joined by former Sunderland goalkeeping coach David Preece to look back at Tuesday's 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers and preview Saturday's visit of Bristol City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202342 minutes, 43 seconds
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#863 - "Fort Boyarde, Pingu but mainly Patrick Roberts"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Melissa Johnson and Michael Lough to discuss a gritty win at Reading and preview the trip to QPR. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/202351 minutes, 1 second
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#862 - REACTION Sunderland 1-0 Reading

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook react to a hard fought win over Reading. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202316 minutes, 28 seconds
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#861 - "Loganair Flights To Jupiter"

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook bring you a preview to the Reading game, while reviewing the FA Cup exit against Fulham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202345 minutes, 6 seconds
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#860 - "Physical Maturation"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss a battling point at Millwall and to reflect on the end of the transfer window. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/202359 minutes, 19 seconds
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#859 - "Gary's Van"

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook spend their commute talking about transfer deadline day, Sunderland's striking options, Krijstaan Speakman and preview the trip to Millwall at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/202339 minutes, 1 second
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#858 - "Scintillating Sunderland"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss an excellent performance away at Fulham and what we need to do as the transfer window draws to a close. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202359 minutes, 57 seconds
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#857 - "Matt Keeling At His Very Worst"

A clearly struggling Matt Keeling presides over a chaotic pod with Richard Easterbrook and Eleanor McCabe as they react to some live breaking transfer news, Corry Evans' season-ending injury and Sunderland's FA Cup trip to Fulham at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 856 - "Broken News"

The Wise Men Say Podcast are back for their Monday debrief. Sunderland beat Boro - and there's instant reaction to the signing of Pierre Ekwah. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/202337 minutes, 8 seconds
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#855 - Sunderland 2-0 Middlesbrough REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Eleanor McCabe and Richard Easterbrook in the pub as Sunderland overcame Middlesbrough 2-0, their first league win over the Teessiders for 15 years. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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#854 - "A Yellow Juke"

Matt Keeling is once again joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads look back at Saturday's defeat to Swansea City and preview the visit of Middlesbrough at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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#853 - "Darren Drysdale is a Mag"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regular Michael Lough and The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss the controversial defeat to Swansea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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#852 - "That's Not A Failsafe"

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook jump in the car and preview Sunderland's match against Swansea City, and answer some listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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#851 - "Small Time Vibes"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Jimmy Reay and Eleanor McCabe to discuss a late win at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202343 minutes
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#850 - Sneaking Up The Inside Lane

It's another Carpod as Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook preview Sunderland's FA Cup Third Round trip to Shrewsbury, while dealing with a light case of road rage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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#849 - Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn Rovers REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Eleanor McCabe with a cameo from Rory Fallow as the team look back on Sunderland's 2-1 Boxing Day victory against Blackburn Rovers! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/26/202225 minutes, 40 seconds
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#848 - "Shouldn't Have Gone To Specsavers"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Eleanor McCabe and Jon Lambert to discuss a 1-1 draw at Hull, red cards, Rossco's return and some festive claptrap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202250 minutes, 2 seconds
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#847- "A Completely Incorrect Memory"

Matt and Tom are joined by Stephen as they look back at the annoying midweek defeat to West Brom. Then, because it's The Preview Show and all that, they look ahead to Saturday's trip to Hull.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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#846 - "Trains and Automobiles"

No Tom this week, but Matt and Richard preview Monday's visit of West Bromwich Albion, discuss who their manager now is, talk strength in depth and the expected return of Ross Stewart, all while moving barely a mile on the A1. There's also an update from Tom on a train. We're all going places tonight Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/202230 minutes, 57 seconds
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#845 - "No but seriously we aren't getting promoted..."

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss an excellent win over Millwall. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202239 minutes, 47 seconds
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#844 - REACTION Sunderland 3-0 Millwall

Richard, Eleanor and Micky react to an excellent home win as the lads returned from the World Cup break. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/202225 minutes, 22 seconds
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#843 - "Why Is This Happening?"

Matt and Tom reunite to preview Sunderland's return to Championship football at the weekend with Millwall the visitors to the Stadium of Light, in the middle of a World Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202245 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 842 - "Mid-Season Review"

It's a major tournament and England are moving the group drama-free. So why not turn your attention back to Sunderland, there's a game coming up after all! Stephen is joined by Micky Lough and Jon lambert to go over Sunderland's season so far. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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#841 - "Consumption"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Athletics Phil Buckingham and WMS regular Jimmy Reay to discuss a win going into the World Cup break and discuss how the land lies after the first part of the season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/202254 minutes, 20 seconds
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#840 - REACTION Birmingham City 1-2 Sunderland

Matt Keeling is joined by Jon Lambert as they look back on Sunderland's 2-1 win at Birmingham City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202210 minutes, 17 seconds
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SPECIAL EPISODE w/Faye Fantarrow

For once, it's not the usual football chat or silliness here unfortunately.Matt spoke to Sunderland singer-songwriter Faye Fantarrow, who was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour at the age of only 20.Faye is fundraising for curative treatment in the USA and needs to raise £450,000 to make this happen.Here, Faye and her sister Abigail talk about the diagnosis, and how the city has rallied around Faye's cause over the last week.To donate to Fight for FayeBuy tickets for Cool For Cats on December 23Fight for Faye on TwitterFaye on InstagramTo listen to Faye's music Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/20229 minutes, 17 seconds
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#838 - "50 Squirrels"

Tom is joined by Jon and Eleanor to look ahead to a Friday Nighter at Birmingham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/202253 minutes, 39 seconds
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#837 - "Too Much Too Young?"

Stephen, Gareth and Jimmy get together to discuss a home defeat to Cardiff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202247 minutes, 57 seconds
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#836 - REACTION Sunderland 0-1 Cardiff

Matt and Jim have some pints and fume about a shocker at home to Cardiff.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/202217 minutes, 16 seconds
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#835 - "Booing People In The Street"

Matt and Tom are joined by Michael Lough to look back at Sunderland's 2-0 win at Huddersfield and to preview the visit of Cardiff City on Saturday. There's a Bluebirds perspective from WalesOnline's Tom Coleman too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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#834 - REACTION Huddersfield 0-2 Sunderland

Jimmy Reay and Jon Lambert react to our win at Huddersfield. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/20228 minutes, 23 seconds
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#833 - "What a Difference a Simms Makes"

Gareth is joined by WMS regulars Micky Lough and Jimmy Reay to discuss a draw at Luton and to preview our trip to Huddersfield. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202237 minutes, 2 seconds
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#832 - REACTION Luton Town 1-1 Sunderland

Eleanor McCabe is joined by Dan Howdon to react to a draw at Luton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202218 minutes, 43 seconds
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#831 - "The Preview Show with neither Matt nor Tom"

Jim, Micky, Eleanor and Jon preview the trip to Luton on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/202256 minutes, 37 seconds
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#830 - "Luton Is Nice This Time Of Year"

Gareth is joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay and former SAFC striker Lee Howey to discuss the weekend's defeat at the hands of Burnley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202254 minutes, 27 seconds
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#829 - REACTION Sunderland 2-4 Burnley

Matt, Eleanor, Micky and Richard react to a second half disaster at the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/202216 minutes, 59 seconds
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#828 - "Dinner Date"

Matt, Tom and Jim return to preview the visit of Burnley and discuss the defeat at Blackburn. Jamie Smith of No Nay Never gives us a Burnley perspective. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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#827 - Blackburn 2-0 Sunderland REACTION

Jimmy Reay is joined by Stephen Goldsmith and Jonny Lambert to talk over Sunderland's 2-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202217 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 826 - "Three Away Ends"

Stephen, Matt and Melissa discuss the win against Wigan. They also look ahead to the trip to Blackburn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202246 minutes, 17 seconds
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#825 - Sunderland 2-1 Wigan Athletic REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Micky Lough, Eleanor McCabe and Richard Easterbrook to discuss Sunderland's 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/202214 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 824 - "Strictly Come Podcasting"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh look ahead to the weekend's game against Wigan and all those familiar faces. The lads also answer some listener questions! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/202248 minutes, 14 seconds
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#823 - "Positive People"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS contributors Jimmy Reay and Eleanor McCabe to discuss a defeat at Swansea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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#822 - "Two and a Half Men"

Matt Keeling is joined by Chris Weatherspoon and Richard Easterbrook to look back at Tuesday night's draw against Blackpool and to preview the trip to Swansea City on Saturday. The lads also answer some listener questions! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/202248 minutes, 16 seconds
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#821 - REACTION Sunderland 0-0 Blackpool

Matt Keeling and Jon Lambert react to a second 0-0 draw in the space of four days. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/202220 minutes, 43 seconds
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#820 - "The Kids Are Alright"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss our draw with Preston and to preview the visit of Blackpool. We get a Tangerines fan view from writer Jane Stuart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 819 - REACTION Sunderland 0-0 Preston

Matt, Gareth and Micky react to a home draw with Preston. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/202217 minutes, 12 seconds
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#818 - "Shooting The Breeze"

Matt and Tom are back, football is back, we're back! And the lads are previewing Sunderland's home game against Preston North End. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202240 minutes, 45 seconds
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SPECIAL - Matt Meets Conor McLaughlin

Matt is joined by the former SAFC and Northern Ireland defender to discuss his time and experiences at Sunderland AFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 816: "A Bit Too Positive, If Anything"

Stephen is joined by Matt, Melissa and the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to look at a week on the rod that has brought four points. As there's now a break, they discuss the start The Lads have made and wonder of expectations have changed? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/202256 minutes, 51 seconds
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#815 - "As Lee Johnson said, respect the point"

Jimmy Reay is joined by Michael Lough and Jon Lambert as the lads look back at Sunderland's 3-0 win at Reading, while previewing Saturday's trip to Watford. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202255 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 814 - "Thanks, Carl Asaba"

Gareth and Stephen return to chat all things SAFC after a matchless weekend and to preview the trip to Reading. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 813 - "Chris' Stats"

Tom Walsh is joined by WMS regulars Chris Weatherspoon and Jimmy Reay to discuss a defeat at Boro injuries, having no strikers and the upcoming visit of Millwall. We get a Lions view of the game from Alex Grace from That Millwall Podcast. Oh, and Matt has sent us something from the Airport. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 812 - Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Hannah Anderson on a disappointing night for Sunderland as the Black Cats are beaten 1-0 by Middlesbrough, with Ross Stewart suffering a worrying-looking injury in the warm-up. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/202212 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 811 - "Contact Your Nearest Steward"

Most podcasts previewing a game four days away will wait until the transfer window closes before recording, right? Not this podcast. Join Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh with guest Richard Easterbrook to talk about the trip to Middlesbrough on Monday, while there's reaction to Sunderland's 3-0 win over Rotherham. We get the inside track on Boro from Dominic Shaw, while Gareth chats to Lewis Mowbray from If U Care Share Foundation to talk about what they have planned for the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 810 -"About Tony Mowbray"

For some bonus content, Stephen caught up with Dan from the Rovers Chat Podcast to discuss incoming manager (Head Coach), Tony Mowbray. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202232 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 809 -"Back To The Drawing Board"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by BBC Radio Newcastle's Nick Barnes to discuss the departure of Alex Neil and just who might take the reigns at SAFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 808 - REACTION Sunderland 0-1 Norwich City

Matt is joined by a gaggle of WMS contributors to react to our first home defeat of the season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/202223 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 807 - "The Shipping Forecast"

Matt and Tom are back to preview the visit of Norwich City, and we get a Canaries view from fan Gary Gowers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202253 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 806 - "Keep It Boring"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS regulars Melissa Johnson and Jimmy Reay to discuss our second Championship win of the season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/202252 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 805 - REACTION Stoke City 0-1 Sunderland

Matt is joined by WMS contributors Micky Lough and Hannah Anderson to react to a fantastic away win at the Stoke Loserdome. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/202224 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 804 - "Jim's Sunburnt Face"

Matt is joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay and former SAFC goalkeeper coach David Preece to discuss a defeat with positives at Sheffield United. The lads also review the trip to Stoke on Saturday. And excitingly Tom catches up with a very special guest in Prague... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/202239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 803 - Gareth Bringing The Mood Down Again

A packed show as Stephen and Richard are joined by former Sunderland striker Lee Howey to talk about the incredible 2-2 draw with QPR on Saturday, while Jimmy Reay speaks to Sheffield United fans ahead of the midweek encounter. There's also views from Gareth Barker, who gives us his thoughts on a concerning matchday experience as complaints against the club's administrative operations continue apace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 802 - REACTION Sunderland 2-2 QPR

Matt, Richard and Micky Lough react to a bizarre result at The Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/202216 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 801 - "Dirty Burger"

Matt and Tom are joined by WMS regular Melissa Johnson to preview the visit of QPR on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 800 - "Simms City"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by James Hunter from the Evening Chronicle to discuss out first win back in The Championship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/202248 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 799 - REACTION - Bristol City 2-3 Sunderland

Matt Keeling is joined by WMS debutant Hannah Anderson to react to a fantastic first win back in The Championship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/202218 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 798 - "Any Canny Turns?"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh are joined by Jimmy Reay as the lads discuss Sunderland's trip to Bristol City on Saturday. There's also views from Bristol City sports writer Richard Forrester. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 797 - "Bog Standard Monday"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are back for the first Monday Show of the season, joined by WMS writer Jon Lambert and the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith as they look back over Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Coventry City on the opening day of the season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 796 - Sunderland 1-1 Coventry City Reaction

Matt Keeling is joined by Gareth Barker as the lads react to Sunderland's opening-day draw with Coventry City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 795 - "That Walsall Canal, Eh?"

We're back for our TENTH season and, somehow, so are Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh who are here to preview Sunderland's curtain raiser against Coventry City on Sunday. Welcome back! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202250 minutes, 46 seconds
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ORDER NOW! WMS Magazine Issue One!

ORDER NOWIssue One of the WMS Magazine is available to order now!All profits go to @SAFCFoL!Order  https://wise-men-say.square.site/You can pick one up first at our live show on Saturday too. A few tickets remain! #SAFC  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wise-men-say-podcast-promotion-party-tickets-347934099257?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/202244 seconds
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Episode 794 - "The League One Nightmare XI"

Stephen is joined by Micky and Jimmy to discuss the worst players to represent Sunderland during their time in League One.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Episode 793 - "Reunited And It Feels So Good"

Matt and Tom are joined by former WMS contributor now stadium announcer Rory Fallow and WMS regular (yeah, we know) Craig Clark to reflect on a magnificent Saturday at Wembley, as well as reflecting on their favourite SAFC League One moments.Remember to join us for our WMS promotion party at Pop Recs on Saturday June 18th. Tickets are priced at £8 (£9.21 inc. fees) and are on sale HERE. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/202249 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 792 - Sunderland 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers PROMOTION REACTION

Sunderland are PROMOTED!Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh and Gareth Barker as Sunderland beat Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadium to finally, finally, get promotion out of League One into the Championship. And breathe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/202215 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 791 - Good Luck, Sunderland

Some good luck messages for the Lads from those who can’t be there today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/20224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 790 - "Meanwhile Back In Sunderland"

Jimmy Reay and Micky Lough take a deep dive into the documentary 'Meanwhile Back In Sunderland'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 789 - "Wembley Bound"

Stephen, Gareth and Tom preview the play off final. That's it really. How's the nerves? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202241 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 788 - "SAFC and Durham Special with Scott Borthwick"

Gareth chats with Durham Cricket Captain Scott Borthwick about his love for SAFC, his return to Durham and their upcoming T20 campaign. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/202235 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 787 - The Road To Wembley Playlist

As we put together the ultimate Sunderland playlist to take down to Wembley, Richard Easterbrook is joined by Stephen Goldsmith, Jimmy Reay and Jonny Lambert to decide on three songs each, and why they mean so much as Sunderland supporters. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/202259 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 786 - "1998 Play-off Final Revisited - with Kevin Phillips"

Back in 2020, we spoke to Kevin Phillips about the two Division One seasons of 1997-8 and 1998-9, and spent 15 minutes or so talking about the 1998 play-off final against Charlton. In this special episode we revisit that chat - on the pod that day with Kevin was Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker, Craig Clark and Richard Easterbrook. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/202217 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 785 - "A Trip Back to 1990"

Stephen Goldsmith is joined by old friend of the show Andy Dawson (Athletico Mince, Top Flight Time Machine) to take a look back the infamous Playoff Final against Swindon Town. In 1990 Andy was a young student full of optimism and hope...  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202233 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 784 - "Bad Wembley, Good Wembley"

Jimmy Reay and Micky Lough the mixed success across our most recent Wembley visits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 783 - "Winning at Wembley"

Gareth is joined by his Dad, Stan, to discuss arguably Sunderland's greatest moment; A win at Wembley over Leeds in 1973. We may have heard it all before, but this charts the journey many fans take when planning for, attending, and in this case winning at Wembley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202226 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 782 - "Walruses, Collect to Build Magazines and Humberside Airport"

Matt and Tom return with their very own 'end of season review'. Brace yourselves. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202234 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 781 - "Wednesday Joy On a Monday Night"

What an intense couple of games, was it really only Friday night we played that first leg? Stephen and Matt reflect on their night at Hillsborough, and the joys of Sunderland reaching Wembley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/202223 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 780 - Sunderland 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Gareth and Richard look back over Sunderland’s first leg victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the League One play-offs! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202224 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 779 - "The Play Offs III: Oh No"

Matt, Tom, Stephen and Gareth gather to dissect the season and preview the tie against Sheffield Wednesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202240 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 778 - "Ten Terrible Men"

Matt and Tom were joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads look back at Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Rotherham and discuss all the permutations as the final day of the season looms large. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/202251 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 777 - "Sometimes You're Hot, Sometimes You're Not!"

Sunderland got a vital win on Saturday and now face Rotherham at home in another huge one. Stephen and Gareth are joined by James Hunter.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 776 - REACTION Sunderland 5-1 Cambridge

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook react to our 5-1 hammering of Cambridge United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/202218 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 775 - "Moving Day"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by WMS regular Jimmy Reay to discuss our Easter fixtures and to preview the visit of Cambridge on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/202235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 774 - Sunderland 3-2 Shrewsbury REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Micky Lough as Sunderland leave it late - AGAIN! - to beat Shrewsbury Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202214 minutes
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Episode 773 - "Get Jim To Plymouth"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh are joined by Jimmy Reay to preview Sunderland's Good Friday outing against Shrewsbury Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/202242 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 772 - "Mike Sheron Weekend"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss our dramatic victory at Oxford. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202248 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 771 - Oxford United 1-2 Sunderland REACTION SHOW

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Gareth Barker to react to Sunderland’s 2-1 win at Oxford United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202220 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 770 - "The Run In"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh do some predicting as the season reaches the business end, while the lads preview Sunderland's trip to play-off rivals Oxford United at the weekend Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202241 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 769 - "Matt's Stupid Questions"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by former Sunderland defender and current pundit Danny Collins to discuss our last gasp win over Gillingham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 768 - REACTION Sunderland 1-0 Gillingham

Matt Keeling and Richard Easterbrook react to our 1-0 win over Gillingham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/202211 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 767 - "Call Me A Loser"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh return to preview the visit of Gillingham on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 766 - "Talking Ourselves Into The Play Offs"

Stephen, Gareth and WMS contributor Micky Lough discuss another 0-0 draw and take a look at the Play Off picture as it stands. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 765 - "Clown Shoes"

Tom Walsh is joined by Jimmy Reay as the lads preview Sunderland AFC's trip to Lincoln City on Saturday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202250 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 764 - "Two-Neil"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss our 2-0 win over Crewe.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20221 hour, 42 seconds
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Episode 763 - "Crewe Are Playing Away?"

Sunderland were absolutely terrible in the first half against Fleetwood but managed to turn it round and win. Next up is Crewe, Matt and Tom talk you through it all. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 762 - "The Armpit of Podcasts"

Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Tom Walsh discuss the draw at Charlton and preview the visit of Fleetwood Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202245 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 761 - "Smarter Than The Average Bear"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh preview The Lads' trip to Charlton on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202238 minutes
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Episode 760 - "Aggressors"

Gareth Barker and Matt Keeling are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss an emphatic, much needed, victory over Wigan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 759 - "Service Bus To Wigan"

Matt and Tom are joined by Jimmy Reay to talk about Sunderland's midweek draw at home to Burton Albion and look ahead to Saturday's trip to Wigan Athletic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 758 - "Flogged"

Gareth Barker and Tom Walsh were joined by The Athletic's Phil Buckingham to discuss our latest home defeat and to preview the visit of Burton Albion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202247 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 757 - REACTION Sunderland 1-2 MK Dons

Matt Keeling and Micky Lough react to another dismal afternoon on Wearside. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 756 - "A Controlling Stake"

Matt Keeling is joined by Melissa Johnson and Micky Lough to look ahead to the visit of MK Dons on Saturday. There's an appearance by Storm Dudley who did his best to knock out everyone's internet, while Richard Easterbrook speaks to Chris Weatherspoon about the latest revelations around the club ownership Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 755 - “Stopping The Rot?"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss a draw at Wimbledon, Alex Neil and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202242 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 754 - “The Best Day of Mike Dodds’ Life”

Matt and Tom are joined by Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker to discuss all the latest managerial goings on at Sunderland and preview the trip to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 753 - Cheltenham 2-1 Sunderland REACTION

Matthew Keeling and Gareth Barker are joined by Dan Howden as the lads react to Sunderland's third defeat in a row, this time going down 2-1 to Cheltenham Town at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202217 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 752 - "Three Angry Men"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Athletico Mince podcaster Andy Dawson to assess what went wrong on Saturday and discuss the managerial situation at the club. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202244 minutes, 28 seconds
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BONUS - Roy Keane Update with Luke Edwards

Stephen Goldsmith spoke to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph to find out the state of play regarding the appointment of Roy Keane as manager. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202210 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 751 - REACTION Sunderland 1-2 Doncaster

Matt Keeling and Melissa Johnson react to an absolute shocker of an afternoon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/202218 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 750 - "Build Your Own Back Five"

Matt and Tom are joined by Melissa Johnson to discuss a quiet week in the life of Sunderland AFC, and to preview Saturday's visit from Doncaster Rovers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/202247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 749 - "Eclipsing The Purple Dildo"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss transfer deadline day, Jermain Defoe and just where Sunderland go after the sacking of Lee Johnson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202251 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 748 - Lee Johnson SACKED - Reaction

There's reaction as Lee Johnson has been sacked as Sunderland manager following the Black Cats' 6-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers yesterday. Stephen Goldsmith, Richard Easterbrook and Jimmy Reay give their immediate thoughts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 747 - "Driving Like A Loser"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh return to preview the trio to Bolton and discuss other such nonsense. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 746 - "Three Phones Burton"

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS contributors Matt Keeling, Melissa Johnson and Jimmy Reay to discuss a win over Portsmouth as well as assessing our latest transfer activity. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 745 - REACTION Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth

Matthew is joined by a Richard and Chris to react to our 1-0 home win over Pompey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202224 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 744 - "I've Done My Research"

Matthew is joined by a brace of Stephens, as messrs Goldsmith and former Sunderland striker Elliott preview the visit of Portsmouth to the Stadium of Light this weekend Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 743 - Game Management? LOL

Stephen is joined by Chris and Micky as they talk over Sunderland's failure to beat a ten man team (when winning) for the second time this season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202250 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 742 - "Colby Bishop's Backshift"

Matt and Tom are joined by Richard Easterbrook and Jimmy Reay as the lads talk boiled eggs, Sunderland's horror show against Lincoln City, grass and look ahead to the Black Cats' trip to Accrington Stanley at the weekend Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 741 - "Ross Stewart Best Ever"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Phil Smith of The Sunderland Echo to discuss our draw at Wycombe and to look ahead to the visit of Lincoln City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202257 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 740 - REACTION Wycombe 3-3 Sunderland

Matt Keeling is joined by Micky Lough as they react to an eventful draw with Wycombe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 739 - "Call It What You Like"

Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh and Micky Lough to preview the trip to Wycombe Wanderers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/202242 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 738 - "Alex Pritchard's Actimel"

Matt Keeling is joined by Stephen Goldsmith and Richard Easterbrook to look back at Sunderland's festive period which featured victories over Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/202135 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 737 - "The Christmas Quiz Show With Danny Collins"

Stephen, Matt, Richard and Melissa are joined by Quizmaster General Danny Collins as the Wise Men Say team take part in a Christmas quiz. Listen in to hear who came out on top! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202152 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 736 - "I'll take a 0-3"

A credible point at Ipswich continues our good run, though Wigan and Rotherham both keep it up too. We preview the League Cup quarter final at Arsenal in what feels a weird scenario for many reasons. Stephen tests Gareth and James Hunter on some previous starting elevens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202144 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 735 - "Turning Around At Wetherby"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh are joined by Jimmy Reay to look ahead at Sunderland's trip to Ipswich Town at the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/202138 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 734 - "HB Dan Neil"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss our battling 2-1 win over Plymouth on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/202141 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 733 - Sunderland 2-1 Plymouth Argyle REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Micky Lough as Sunderland run out 2-1 winners over Plymouth Argyle at the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/202116 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 732 - "Three Cheers for Cole Stockton"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh discuss Sunderland's 5-0 rout of Morecambe on Tuesday, and look ahead to Saturday's match against Plymouth Argyle at the Stadium of Light Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202136 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 731 - "TAFKATMPMITW"

Gareth Barker is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Jim Reay to discuss a 1-1 draw with Oxford, preview the visit of Morecambe and reflect on the minutes from last week's supporters collective meeting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/202155 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 730 - Sunderland 1-1 Oxford United REACTION

Gareth and Richard react to Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Oxford United, which all felt a little reminiscent of 2018-19... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202112 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 729 - "Car Egg"

Matt and Tom return to look back at Wednesday night's defeat to Oldham Athletic in the EFL Trophy, and preview Saturday's visit of Oxford United to the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/202142 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 728 - "Lee Johnson's Green Room"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads present this show from London on their way to the FSA Awards. They look back at Saturday's victory at Cambridge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 727 - "Sad Jim"

Matt and Tom are joined by Jim Reay to discuss Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury Town, and look ahead to Saturday's trip to Cambridge United Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/202145 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 726 - "Two Donald Love Puns"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss a much needed win over Ipswich Town, as well as previewing the Tuesday trip to Shrewsbury. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Episode 725 - Sunderland 2-0 Ipswich Town REACTION

Matt and Micky react as Sunderland returned to winning ways with a 2-0 defeat of Ipswich Town at the Stadium of Light Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202113 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 724 - "They Called Me Joe Pigott"

Matt and Tom are joined by Jimmy Reay to preview this weekend's fixture as Sunderland make a return to League One football after a 20-day absence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 723 - "Moments of Critical Significance"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by former SAFC forward Kieron Brady to discuss our FA Cup exit and chat about the current state of play at the club. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 722 - "The Dreary FA Cup"

Matt and Tom are joined by Chris Weatherspoon to discuss Tuesday night's 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday and to preview the FA Cup first round encounter against Mansfield Town this weekend. Oh, and we've been nominated for an award. Not sure if you knew. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/202148 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 721 - "Bullied"

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS contributor Jimmy Reay and The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss a disaster at Rotherham and to look ahead to a trip Sheffield Wednesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 720 - "South Africa"

Matt Keeling is joined by Gareth Barker and WMS editor in chief Richard Easterbrook to discuss a cup victory at QPR and to look ahead to the trip to Rotherham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 719 - "Ear Wax Tips"

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS editor in chief Richard Easterbrook and former SAFC defender Danny Collins to discuss a home defeat at the hands of Charlton and to look ahead to our trip to QPR in the Carabao Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/202146 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 718 - Sunderland 0-1 Charlton REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Micky Lough as Sunderland fall to their first home defeat of the season. Spoiler alert - the referee does not come out of this well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/202115 minutes
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Episode 717 - "Jim's Bad Opinions"

Matt and Tom are joined by Jim Reay to look back at Sunderland's 4-0 win at Crewe Alexandra, and preview the Charlton Athletic game at the Stadium of Light Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/202143 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 716 - "Steve Evans Ate My Dinner"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by the Evening Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss a win at Gillingham and look ahead to a trip to Crewe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 715 - "Rafferty's Trebles"

Matt and Tom are joined by Stephen Goldsmith in a Monday Show/Preview Show crossover episode. The lads talk about the Papa John's Trophy win over Manchester United's youngsters and preview Saturday's trip to Gillingham Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/202140 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 714 - "A Bad Day At The Pool"

Gareth Barker is joined by WMS editor in chief, Richard Easterbrook and former Sunderland Echo writer Chris Young to discuss the disaster at Pompey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/202143 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 713 - Portsmouth 4-0 Sunderland REACTION

Matt and Michael react to a heavy defeat at Fratton Park on a day to forget for Sunderland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 712 - "Portsmouth on a Skateboard"

Matthew was joined by WMS contributors Jimmy Reay and Micky Lough to discuss and emphatic win over Cheltenham Town as well as previewing the trip to Portsmouth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202138 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 711 - "Put a Bar in There"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by former Sunderland fanzine writer, author and musician Chris Thompson to discuss another home win and look ahead to the visit of Cheltenham Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202151 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 710 - Sunderland 1-0 Bolton REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Micky Lough as the lads react to Sunderland's hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202117 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 709 - "MasterChef Australia"

Matt and Tom are joined by Richard Easterbrook to 'review' Tuesday night's Carabao Cup victory at Wigan Athletic while the lads preview Saturday's game against Bolton Wanderers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202144 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 708 - "Complacency"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by former SAFC defender and current SAFCTV commentator Danny Collins to discuss how me managed to chuck it in at Fleetwood on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202152 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 707 - "Fleetwood Mick"

Matt and Tom are joined by Micky Lough as the lads look ahead to this weekend's League One game at Fleetwood Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202141 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 706 - "Real Deal Dan Neil"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by The Evening Chronicle's James Hunter to discuss an excellent win over Accrington Stanley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202152 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 705 - Sunderland 2-1 Accrington REACTION

Matthew Keeling and Michael Lough react as Sunderland's reign at the top of the League One table continues after a 2-1 victory over Accrington Stanley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/202120 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 704 - "Ahhh, ballet"

Tom Walsh is joined by Micky Lough and Jim Reay as the lads preview this weekend's top of the table clash against Accrington Stanley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 703 - "Wise Men Say Meets Steph Houghton"

Manchester City and England superstar Steph Houghton speaks to Stephen Goldsmith, Graeme Atkinson and Richard Easterbrook about her early days as a Sunderland player, and her stellar career which has led to her captaining club and country - and how Sunderland has played a pivotal role in the development of the women's game in England. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202121 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 702 - "Top"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS debutant Brad Sharpe to discuss our latest win over Wycombe and assess our start to the season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 701 - Sunderland 3-1 Wycombe Wanderers REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh and Jim Reay as Sunderland ran out 3-1 winners over Wycombe Wanderers at the Stadium of Light Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202114 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 700 - "Richard's Bad Choices"

In another Sunderland podcast crossover episode, Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh are joined by SAFC Unfiltered co-host, matchday co-commentator and former Black Cats defender Danny Collins. They are also joined by Richard Easterbrook as the lads preview the visit of Wycombe Wanderers to the Stadium of Light this weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202147 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 699 - "The Housewife's Choice"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by podcaster and journalist Graham Falk to discuss a win over AFC Wimbledon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202150 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 698 - "Gone For A Burton"

Matthew Keeling is joined by Jimmy Reay and Graeme Atkinson to look back at Sunderland's first defeat of the season at Burton Albion, and the lads look forward to the AFC Wimbledon game on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/202139 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 697 - Off To A Flyer

Two wins out of two on the opening day of the season? Well I never. As signings are starting to creep over the line, things are looking up a bit. They rode their luck at times, of course, but that's football. Stephen and Chris are joined by Phil Smith of the Sunderland Echo.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/202134 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 696 - “Can you tweet something like we’ve signed a left back”

Matt and Tom are joined by Craig Clark to discuss Sunderland's League Cup victory against Port Vale, the signing of Dennis Cirkin, and preview the Black Cats' trip to Milton Keynes on Saturday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202152 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 695 - "Ross Stewart's Adam's Apple"

Well, well, Sunderland win their first game of the season. Not often it happens and the fact we've all been away from the ground for so long made it even better. The lads were joined by Phil Smith of The Sunderland Echo to discuss our opening day win against Wigan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202149 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 694 - Sunderland 2-1 Wigan Athletic REACTION

Matt Keeling is joined by Gareth Barker, Craig Clark and Micky Lough to analyse Sunderland's opening-day win against Wigan Athletic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/202126 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 693 - "Full Backs (0)"

Matt Keeling and Tom Walsh are joined by Wise Men Say regulars Micky Lough and Craig Clark to preview Sunderland's opening 21/22 fixture against Wigan Athletic as the team make their predictions for the season ahead Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 692 - "Most Valuable Fan"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon to reflect on the Hull victory as well as looking ahead to the ever nearing new season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 691 - "A New Dawn"

Matt Keeling is joined by Tom Walsh to discuss Sunderland's pre-season so far and to look ahead to Friday's home friendly against Hull City Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/28/202153 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 690 - Any Chance Of This New Dawn?

I know you get shouted down for being "negative" if you question SAFC at the moment, but trip it back and is it wrong to ask these questions with two weeks to go before the start of the season? Stephen, Tom and Craig debate goings on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/23/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wise Men Say Does England In The FINAL - Episode Seven

Bloody Hell! England are in the final of the Euros. We don't know when, and if, this will happen again so just enjoy it. Stephen and Craig look ahead to the game and the tactical battles that may lay ahead and, as much as anything, embrace what is happening to our national team.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/202147 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wise Men Say Does England In The Euros (still) - Episode Six

Never in our lifetimes have we seen England progress this far by showing such competency and avoiding any meaningful drama. Plenty of sides have done this only to then go out unexpectedly, so there's no over confidence here. But we can enjoy it, right?Especially taking a glance over to the (lack of) goings on at Sunderland. England reach the semi-final of a major tournament for the second time in succession. Can they go one better than in Russia? Stephen and Craig discuss and give a tiny bit of undeserved attention to the Black Cats.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wise Men Say Does England In The Euros - Episode Five

Well, well, well the Group of Death has been wiped out with Germany losing at Wembley to England 2-0. Stephen and Rory reflect back Tuesday night and the tournament so far, while also looking ahead to the quarter final clash against Ukraine.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/202131 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wise Men Say Does England In The Euros - Episode Four

With England safely through to the round of 16 and facing the old enemy Germany, Stephen Goldsmith is joined by Craig Clark and former Wales international Danny Collins to preview the knockout stages of Euro 2020 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/202140 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wise Men Say Does England In The Euros - Episode Three

So, England, in true Sunderland style, followed an encouraging performance with a crap one. Is the reaction to England 0-0 Scotland an overreaction? Or is it more than justified? Stephen, Matt and Craig debate this and look ahead to the game against the Czechs.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202138 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wise Men Say does England in the Euros - Episode Two

Stephen is joined by a couple of other WMS lads tonight, Craig and the returning Frankie Francis. They discuss the Euros so far, what they thought about the Croatia result, and previewed the upcoming Scotland game.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/202142 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wise Men Say does England in the Euros - Episode One

Let's turn attentions to England. The national team isn't for everyone but it is for Stephen and Matt who are well on the Euro bandwagon. Join us at least until the Three Lions exit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202133 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 682 - "Same Old, Same Old"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss the end to our season and look at just who could be wearing the red and white next season from the current crop of out of contract players. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 681 - Sunderland 2-1 Lincoln City (AGG: 2-3) REACTION

That's that, then. Rory and Matt react to an eventful afternoon where Sunderland's season came to a crushing end with an aggregate defeat to Lincoln City. Another year in League One awaits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/202120 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 680 - "Play Off Misery Remastered"

Well that was crap wasn't it? Only half time in the tie of course but a performance like that, following weeks of dross, hardly inspires. Matt and Rory discuss the 2-0 defeat to Lincoln and look ahead to the home tie.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 679 - "The Play-Offs: Lincoln City 1st Leg Preview"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Micky Lough to discuss our trip to Lincoln City on Wednesday night.. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/202134 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 678 - "The Play-Offs VI: Oh God, Not Again"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Micky Lough to discuss our draw with Northampton Town and to assess the Play-Offs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/202144 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 677 - Sunderland 1-1 Northampton REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling discuss our stalemate with Northampton Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 676 - "Insert a Car Horn Sound"

In a shakeup to usual Preview Pod proceedings, Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by WMS Emperor Stephen Goldsmith as the upcoming play offs are discussed. What sort of team will Johnson play in the final game which could see Sunderland finish 3rd, 4th or 5th?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202140 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 675 - Plymouth 1-3 Sunderland REACTION

Rory Fallow and Tom Walsh react to Sunderland's 3-1 win over Plymouth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/202127 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 674 - "The Barely A Preview Pod"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Craig Clark and Chris Weatherspoon as the lads react to Tuesday night's insipid defeat to Blackpool, and briefly focus on Saturday's trip to Plymouth Argyle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/202155 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 673 - "Streaky League"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Micky Lough to discuss our draw with Accrington Stanley, the visit of Blackpool and how the play off picture is shaping up. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202138 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 672 - Sunderland 3-3 Accrington Stanley REACTION

Sigh. Rory and Matt react to a frankly pathetic 3-3 draw against Accrington Stanley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/202123 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 671 - "Going into the Play Offs"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Micky Lough to discuss our performance at Hull and to look ahead to the visit of Accrington Stanley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202146 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 670 - "Sick of it"

Gareth Barker is joined by Richard Easterbrook and Chris Weatherspoon to discuss our defeat at Blackpool and to look ahead to our trip to Hull. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202158 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 669 - Blackpool 1-0 Sunderland REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling react to Sunderland's third defeat in a week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202123 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 668 - "Bottling FraudBall"

Rory Fallow is joined by Craig Clark and Tom Walsh to discuss a disaster at Wigan and look ahead to our trip to Blackpool. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202147 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 667 - "Stay Positive"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Micky Lough to look back at our defeat to Charlton and ahead to our trip to Wigan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202142 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 666 - Sunderland 1-2 Charlton REACTION

Matt and Rory react as Sunderland have a bad day at the office, just when we didn't need it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202120 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 665 - "Aiden O’Brien Is A Raw Egg"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Melissa Johnson, making her Preview Show debut, as the team look back at Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Peterborough and preview the visit of Charlton Athletic at the weekend. There's also listener questions! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202145 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 664 - "Stay Level"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by former Sunderland defender Danny Collins to discuss Sunderland's 1-1 draw a Peterborough. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202144 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 663 - Peterborough 1-1 Sunderland REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling react to draw at Peterborough. Good or bad? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 662 - "Coming On For Peterborough, Mike Sheron"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Richard Easterbrook to talk about Monday's trip to Peterborough United and to look back at Sunderland's Good Friday victory over Oxford United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202138 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 661 - Sunderland 3-1 Oxford REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling react to a lovely little win over muggy little Karl Robinson's Oxford United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/202132 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 660 - "A Pizza Slice Above The Badge"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Jim Reay to preview the first half of this weekend's double header of Easter fixtures as Oxford United are the visitors at the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/20211 hour, 25 seconds
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Episode 659 - "Podcast like a Shark"

Gareth Barker and Stephen Goldsmith are joined by Craig Clark to discuss Sunderland's latest win on the road at Bristol Rovers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 658 - Bristol Rovers 0-1 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling celebrate a win on the road at Bristol Rovers as the promotion charge really gathers pace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 657 - "How To Get From Hull To Plymouth"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Craig Clark and Tom Walsh to preview Sunderland's trip to Bristol Rovers on a week where results have largely gone in our favour. The lads also predict the remaining results in League One to find out where we could finish come May... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 656 - "Easter: Brought to you in association with Lamb"

Gareth is joined by WMS regulars Chris Weatherspoon and Richard Easterbrook to talk about our 1-1 draw with Lincoln City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202148 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 655 - Sunderland 1-1 Lincoln City REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling chew over a 1-1 draw for Sunderland at home to Lincoln City as the Black Cats missed an opportunity to close the gap on the automatic promotion places in League One. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/202122 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 654 - "The Northern Rail Service To The Championship"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Wise Men Say contributors Gary Foster and Craig Clark as they look back at Wednesday's victory at Accrington Stanley and preview Saturday's match against Lincoln City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/20211 hour
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Episode 653 - "Basking in Glory"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by WMS regular Micky Lough and The Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to talk about our Wembley win and look ahead to the trip to Accrington. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/202150 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 652 - REACTION - Papa John's Trophy winners!

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Wise Men Say's Gareth Barker and Richard Easterbrook to celebrate the first piece of Sunderland silverware in thousands! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 651 - "Get The F***ing Tunes On"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Wise Men Say stalwart Craig Clark to preview Sunderland's third trip to Wembley inside two years, with only Tranmere Rovers standing in the way of pizza-branded glory. The lads also discuss our midweek dismantling of Portsmouth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20211 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Episode 650 - "Portsmouth again"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon to look back on our win over Rochdale and ahead to a Tuesday night trip to Fratton Park. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202148 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 649 - Sunderland 2-0 Rochdale REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to Sunderland's comprehensive 2-0 victory over Rochdale at the Stadium of Light. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/202128 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 648 - "QUIGLEY!"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh to talk about Sunderland's 1-0 win over Swindon Town, Saturday's home fixture against Rochdale and, erm, classic Coronation Street. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202153 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 647 - "Crunch Time"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by WMS regular Craig Clark to discuss a point as Crewe as well as previewing the visit of Swindon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202157 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 646 - Crewe 2-2 Sunderland REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to Sunderland's late fightback to draw 2-2 at Gresty Road Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202127 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 645 - "All Aboard The Promotion Train"

Rory Fallow and Matt Keeling are joined by Micky Lough and Lewis Newton to talk through Sunderland's victory over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday and look ahead to the weekend's match at Crewe Alexandra. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/202152 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 644 - "This Is The Moment"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by Sunderland Echo journalist Phil Smith to discuss a win over Burton Albion and preview the visit of Fleetwood Town. Apologies about the abrupt ending... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202139 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 643 - Burton 0-3 Sunderland REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling chat after Sunderland's comprehensive 3-0 win over Burton Albion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/202126 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 642 - "Nice One Kyril"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Richard Easterbrook to discuss Kyril Louis-Dreyfus's takeover of Sunderland, the Papa John's Trophy penalty shoot-out victory over Lincoln City, and look ahead to Saturday's trip to Burton Albion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Episode 641 - Takeover Reaction!

Gareth is joined by WMS contributors Chris Weatherspoon and Richard Easterbrook as Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is confirmed as the new majority shareholder of Sunderland AFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202122 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 640 - "Sausage Burger"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by former Sunderland striker Stephen Elliott to look back at a fantastic victory over Doncaster and look ahead to our Papa John's Trophy encounter with Lincoln. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 639 - Sunderland 4-1 Doncaster REACTION

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling chat after Sunderland's fantastic win over Doncaster Rovers. All hail Wyke and McGeady! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/202123 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 638 - "Ross Stewart Has Had A Fall"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Jim Reay and Craig Clark to discuss Sunderland's dire 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town and look ahead to the weekend's League One encounter against Doncaster Rovers - while also discussing the impending takeover by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 637 - "How to find a mate during Lockdown"

Gareth and Stephen are joined by WMS contributors Craig Clark and Micky Lough to discuss our draw at MK Dons and look ahead to our trip to Shrewsbury. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202150 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 636 - MK Dons 2-2 Sunderland REACTION

Is 2-2 the new 1-1? Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling chat after Sunderland's latest draw which came courtesy of MK Dons. Lovely, lovely stuff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/202131 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 635 - "A Night At The Zoo"

Rory Fallow is joined by Tom Walsh and Richard Easterbrook to discuss Sunderland's transfer deadline business as Danny Graham retires, while there's exits for Will Grigg and Elliott Embleton albeit temporarily. The lads also look back at the trip to MK Dons in the Papa John's Trophy and preview yet another visit to Stadium:MK, this time in the league Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202151 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 634 - "Best Transfer Window since the last one"

Gareth is joined by WMS contributors Chris Weatherspoon and Craig Clark to discuss another 2-2 home draw with Gillingham, takeover latest and January transfers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 633 - REACTION Sunderland 2-2 Gillingham

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling discuss an another disappointing home result. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202122 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 632 - "Birthday Mojitos"

Rory Fallow is joined by birthday boy Matthew Keeling, and non birthday celebrants Craig Clark and Richard Easterbrook, as the lads discuss Sunderland's 1-0 win at Ipswich Town before previewing Saturday's visit of Steve Evans' Gillingham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202149 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 631 - "Three Men and a Baby"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS contributor Chris Weatherspoon to discuss a win over Shrewsbury and look ahead to the trip to Ipswich Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 630 - REACTION Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling discuss an edgy home win over Shrewsbury Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/202127 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 629 - "Culture Errors"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh for another preview pod. There’s not much previewing of Saturday’s game however, mainly just lots of fume about Tuesdays defeat to Plymouth Argyle. It’s cathartic though, we promise. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Episode 628 - "Wyke for you!"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by WMS contributors Melissa Johnson and Micky Lough to discuss a win at Wimbledon and look ahead to the visit of Plymouth Argyle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202140 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 627 - REACTION Wimbledon 0-3 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling discuss a mysteriously emphatic win at AFC Wimbledon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202124 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 626 - "Move Them To Dublin"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Richard Easterbrook to preview Sunderland's trip to AFC Wimbledon. Also lots of curry-based discussion, a far-fetched Danny Graham theory and the lads hatch a plan to evict The Dons from their brand new home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 625 - Sun1er1and

Sunderland drew a game of football 1-1. Of course they did!Stephen and Gareth are joined by Matt and Jimmy to talk about it (loosely) and just where Sunderland go from here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202147 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 624 - REACTION Sunderland 1-1 Hull City

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling discuss Sunderland's home draw with Hull City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202124 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 623 - "Chicken Nugget Parmo"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are back for the preview show as they look ahead to Saturday's hastily-arranged League One game against Hull City, and are joined to talk all things Sunderland by Craig Clark and Micky Lough. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 622 - "Wing...back to centre...throw in."

Gareth Barker and Stephen Goldsmith are joined by WMS contributors Tom Walsh and Lewis Newton to discuss absolutely anything other than our enthralling game at Northampton and look ahead to nothing. Thanks Covid. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/202155 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 621 - REACTION Northampton Town 0-0 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling discuss Sunderland's goalless draw at the Sixfields Stadium, and this should be the last any of us say about the game, ever. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/202116 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 620 - "F*** Off Chris"

The lads say farewell to 2020 with some refreshing chat about Sunderland's COVID-related winter break, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus' long-awaited takeover of the club and the Black Cats' upcoming match against Northampton.Gareth Barker and Stephen Goldsmith are joined by Chris Weatherspoon and Richard Easterbrook. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 619 - "Heat Map In A Porn Mag"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh and Jimmy Reay to discuss Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon amid the COVID-19 outbreak within the club which has resulted in the suspension of the Black Cats' next three fixtures. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202053 minutes, 57 seconds
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"POMO"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by Chris Weatherspoon and the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith as they discuss an emphatic win at Lincoln and more in the takeover saga. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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REACTION Lincoln City 0-4 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to an emphatic away win at Sincil Bank. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202023 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 616 - "Management Speak"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Micky Lough to preview Sunderland's trip to Sincil Bank to face Lincoln City at the weekend as well as looking back at this week's Papa John's Trophy win over Oldham Athletic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/202051 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 615 - "We Question Because We Care"

Stephen and Gareth are joined by Craig Clark and Chris Weatherspoon as they discuss the appointment of Lee Johnson, his first defeat at home to Wigan Athletic and talk through the impending investment/takeover news. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 614 - REACTION Sunderland 0-1 Wigan

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to a pathetic home defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202026 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 613 - "We've Been Here Before"

Rory Fallow is joined by Craig Clark, Richard Easterbrook and Jimmy Reay to talk through a busy week in the life of Sunderland AFC and to look forward to the weekend's game against Wigan Athletic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 612 - "Bring Vergini Home"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss the end of Parky, the takeover and the visit of Burton Albion on Tuesday night. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202052 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 611 - "Just Sacked Phil"

Rory Fallow is joined by WMS regulars Micky Lough, Craig Clark and James Reay to react to the news that Phil Parkinson has left the club after 13 months in charge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202038 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 610 - REACTION Fleetwood 1-1 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Chris Weatherspoon and Tom Walsh to react to a textbook 1-1 draw at Fleetwood. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202028 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 609 - "Final Destination"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh to preview The Lads trip to the Pugwash Arena on Friday night. Plus, listener questions and at least two mentions of Steve Evans. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202052 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 608 - "Stasis"

Gareth Barker and Stephen Goldsmith are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon and pod debutant Melissa Johnson to review a rancid result at Doncaster and discuss the latest takeover in a long line of takeovers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202056 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 607 - REACTION Doncaster 1-1 Sunderland

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to a catastrophic draw at Doncaster. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/202024 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 606 - "Sick As Matt's Dog"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Craig Clark and Micky Lough as the lads look forward to Saturday's League One encounter at Doncaster Rovers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 605 - "Misery"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Craig Clark, from his underground lair in Baku, to look back on a home shocker against MK Dons. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202051 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 604 - REACTION Sunderland 1-2 MK Dons

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling react to an appalling home defeat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/202027 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 603 - “What’s Your Favourite Road?”

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh and Richard Easterbrook as they discuss Tuesday’s defeat to Fleetwood Town in the Papa John’s Trophy and look ahead to Saturday’s fixture against Milton Keynes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/202055 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 602 - "Sunderland v Pete Sampras"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Chris Weatherspoon to discuss a poor result in the FA Cup, look ahead to the Papa Johns encounter with Fleetwood and to chat about general goings on at SAFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202054 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 601 - REACTION Sunderland 0-1 Mansfield Town

Rory and Matt react to an embarrassing FA Cup defeat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202025 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 600 - "Two Scoops"

Rory, Matt and Micky react to the narrow win over Ipswich and look forward to some lovely FA Cup action against the Mighty Mansfield Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 599 - "Tetchy Touchline"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by the Sunderland Echo's Phil Smith to discuss the weekend's win at Gillingham and to preview the visit of Ipswich Town. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202043 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 598 - REACTION Gillingham 0-2 Sunderland

Rory and Matt react to a hard fought away victory at Gillingham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202019 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 597 - “11 Competent Players”

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Michael Lough as the lads look ahead to this weekend’s game at Gillingham and discuss Sunderland’s disturbing drop in form over the last week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202051 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 596 - "36 Seasons in League Two"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regular Craig Clark to dissect just wat went wrong after our home defeat to Portsmouth on Saturday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202058 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 595 - REACTION Sunderland 1-3 Portsmouth

Rory and Matt react to a disappointing home defeat to Portsmouth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 594 - “Kenny Jackett is Brett Pitman’s Son”

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Tom Walsh live from Vienna as the lads look forward to Saturday’s encounter with Portsmouth, on the back of a lovely little 1-0 win over Crewe Alexandra in midweek. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/202046 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 593 - "Kenny Lunt"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by former Sunderland striker come defender Lee Howey as well as WMS regular Micky Lough. They discuss a comfortable win at Swindon and preview the visit of Crewe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/202039 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 592 - REACTION Swindon 0-2 Sunderland

Rory and Matt react to a comprehensive 2-0 victory over a bunch of slugs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202024 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 591 - "Rather Have Jack Rodwell"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Craig Clark and Chris Weatherspoon to talk all things Project Big Picture and preview Sunderland's trip to Swindon Town this weekend Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/202053 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 590 - "Nothing to Fear"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by former Sunderland striker Stephen Elliott and regular Chris Weatherspoon to discuss Saturday's draw away at Charlton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202041 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 589 - REACTION Charlton 0-0 Sunderland

Rory and Matt react to a disappointing 0-0 draw at The Valley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202024 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 588 - "Fat Marcus Maddison"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Richard Easterbrook and Lewis Newton as they discuss unwanted press conference interruptions, Sunderland's win over Peterborough United and preview this weekend's trip to Charlton Athletic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/202039 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 587 - "Grant LeadBETTER"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by WMS regulars Micky Lough an Chris Weatherspoon to discuss our win over Peterborough United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202055 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 586 - REACTION Sunderland 1-0 Peterborough

Rory and Matt react to a massive win over promotion rivals Peterborough United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202020 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 585 - A Mix Up And A Couple Of Bubblies"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Gary Foster to look back on Sunderland's first win of the season and to preview Saturday's game against Peterborough United. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/202040 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 584 - "The Classiest Midfielder In League One"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Sunderland Echo SAFC writer Phil Smith and WMS regular Micky Lough to talk through the Black Cats' first win of the season away to Oxford United Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202047 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 583 - REACTION - Oxford 0 Sunderland 2

The lads go to fancied Oxford and win. Matt and Rory are in the pub (social distancing) and talk you through it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/202018 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 582 - "Big Knackers"

Rory and Matt are joined by Craig Clark for some pub-based previewing of this weekend's visit to Oxford United.Disclaimer: There are some sound issues with this episode, apologies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/202045 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 581 - "The Hunchback Of Ryhope Church"

Gareth Barker is joined by Michael Lough and Richard Easterbrook to discuss Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers, and look ahead to the next bunch of League One fixtures. Is Lee Burge worthy of his place in the team, and who were the standout performers from our league season opener? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202051 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 580 - Sunderland 1-1 Bristol Rovers REACTION!

New season, same problems? Rory and Matthew react to our 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202020 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 579 - "Bristol Rovers Preview Show"

Rory Fallow and Matthew Keeling are joined by Richard Easterbrook as they preview Sunderland's League One opener against Bristol Rovers, while looking back at Tuesday night's 8-1 victory over Aston Villa U21s in the EFL Trophy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/202045 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 578 - "Takeover Or Fakeover?"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by BBC Newcastle's Sunderland AFC commentator Nick Barnes as they talk through Saturday's Carabao Cup tie against Hull City, Tuesday's EFL Trophy fixture against Aston Villa U21, the continuing takeover saga, as well as discussing the signing of Danny Graham. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 577 - Sunderland V Hull City REACTION!

The lads react to our league cup defeat at the hands of Hull City. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/202011 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 576 - "Depressing at the time, but funny later"

Stephen, Gareth, Rory and Micky return with our first pod of the 20-21 season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/202056 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 575 - "Premier Pressure Deep Dive"

Richard Easterbrook, Gareth Barker and Matthew Keeling have watched 1999's follow-up to Premier Passions so you don't have to. Lots of chat about unlimited cinema passes, BBC weatherman Paul Mooney and Robbie Coltrane emerging as an unlikely transfer target for Peter Reid. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 574 - "Kit Nonce"

Stephen Goldsmith is joined by Richard Easterbrook, Chris Weatherspoon and a welcome back to Micky Lough for his first successful podcast recording since the start of lockdown. Up for discussion is the controversial salary cap, a socially distanced Stadium of Light and it's a resounding thumbs up for the new Nike home and away kits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 573 - "Premier Passions Deep Dive Part 5"

Richard Easterbrook, Gareth Barker and Matthew Keeling look back at the fifth episode of Premier Passions, where Sunderland must avoid defeat against Wimbledon to secure their top flight status. Meanwhile, the chairman loses his temper in a meeting with the fans - sound familiar? - while there's a race against time to finish works on the new stadium. Sounds like a job for the Changing Rooms team... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/23/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 572 - "Tell Chris Weatherspoon To Check His Facts Or Shut Up"

Stewart Donald's meeting with fan groups was the only conversation in town tonight as Stephen Goldsmith discussed those events with Red and White Army's Dave Rose, before being joined by Chris Weatherspoon, Tom Walsh and Richard Easterbrook.This episode was recorded before Sunderland announced the departures of Richard Hill and Tony Coton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/202058 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 571 - "Premier Passions Deep Dive Part 4"

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Matthew Keeling and Gareth Barker as Sunderland's 96-97 season reaches a critical point, there's a sort-of derby and we prepare to say a final farewell to Roker Park. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/3/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 570 - "The Wise Men Say AV Club - Premier Passions Pt 3"

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Gareth Barker and Matthew Keeling as they continue their look back at Premier Passions. This week, Peter Reid spends thousands on a 'burning ember', we've all been getting football wrong according to Gina McKee, while it's a derby with a difference as the Black Cats travel to Newcastle United with their Premier League future hanging in the balance. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 569 - "Current Affairs with Tom White"

Stephen Goldsmith, Gareth Barker and Chris Weatherspoon are joined by Sky Sports' Tom White to discuss our recently released retained list, McLaughlin, Mumba and Methven. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 568 - "1997-99 Season Reviews - With Kevin Phillips"

Stephen Goldsmith is joined by WMS regulars Gareth Barker, Craig Clark and Richard Easterbrook as special guest Kevin Phillips talks us through Sunderland's two seasons in Division One culminating in a record points tally in 1999. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/19/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 567 - "The Wise Men Say AV Club - Premier Passions Pt 2"

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Matthew Keeling and Gareth Barker to continue their deep dive into 1998 BBC One documentary Premier Passions, with a Handy Andy update, Sunderland's romantic mini break to a golf hotel, important decisions in the board room and another cock-up for Fred. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 566 - "The End Of Season Show"

Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker are joined by Craig Clark and Chris Weatherspoon to talk about the League One season coming to an abrupt end - and what could happen next for Sunderland AFC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 565 - "The Wise Men Say AV Club - Premier Passions Pt 1"

Richard Easterbrook is joined by Gareth Barker and Matthew Keeling to look back at the 1998 BBC One documentary series Premier Passions.The first episode sets the scene as the cameras take a look into life as a bottom half Premier League club on the cusp of a move to a brand new stadium, their struggle against relegation and their seemingly hopeless search for a new striker. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 564 - "As Detailed Above"

Stephen Goldsmith is joined by Gareth Barker and Richard Easterbrook to talk through Sunderland AFC's latest PR masterclass as season ticket renewals are on the agenda Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.