“Rise Again In Red and White The Build Up” Presented by Jacob Kirkbride A special series in the build up to the Sunderland AFC’s 2019/20 season

Written by on 2nd August 2019

In the build up to Sunderland football clubs new season Spark Presenter and Sportsbyte representative Jacob Kirkbride explores every angle how the clubs preparations are going before the big kick off. With 5 special guests that have a strong connection to the club in the media Jacob will be exploring what differences the club are making to aim for another promotion push as well as discussing the new challenges that Jack Ross’s side faces this season.    

SAFC matchday vlogger for YouTube Nathan Cowan (Mackem FC) and I cover what the club needs to do to move from last season after their defeat to Charlton Athletic in the play off final. Also featuring an appearance from DJ Wee Phillie

SAFC match reviewer for YouTube Michael Bowers and I cover what teams may challenge the black cats for promotion this season as well as analysing sides that will be new to League 1 this season e.g. Ipswich Town and Lincoln city. Also the pair will predict what positions certain teams will finish at the end of the season

BBC Radio Newcastle commentator Nick Barnes and I discuss the transfer business made by Sunderland AFC this summer as well as the players who have faced or may face the exit door from the stadium of light. Discussed include new signings George Dobson and Jordan Willis along with players that have said farewells like Lee Cattermole and Bryan Oviedo

Member of the wise men say podcast Michael lough and I evaluate the pre-season performances from Sunderland AFC this summer including the sides pre season trip to Portugal. Also the pair will evaluate how each of the new signings have performed in the action they have had in pre season

We speak to Sunderland legend Gary Bennett as we Preview Sunderland’s first match of the season which is a home clash with Oxford United as well as discussing what unfolds for the side for the rest of the season

“The Aftermath” I’m joined by SAFC fan TV reporter and presenter Wee Phillie as we look at the sort of start to the season Sunderland AFC has made after their opening 3 games of the season against Oxford United, Ipswich Town, and the sides Carabao cup trip to Accrington Stanley. Also the pair will be taking a look at the upcoming home fixture with Portsmouth




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