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Phil Barksley, Ji Dog Wan and Jack Colbark??

26th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Yesterday we asked you to send in photos to show how you’re preparing for Wembley and for some strange reason we were inundated with photos of dogs in Sunderland shirts. We posted one on Facebook and asked you to name him; the one with the most impressive name would win a prize. Well it’s a topic that’s had everyone racking their brains, and you were still sending us suggestion this morning! Seeing as there were 3 suggestions that really made us chuckle we picked 3 winners; Beverley Teasdale came up with ‘Phil Barksley’, Maureen Johnstone decided on ‘Jack Colbark’ and Steven Harrison picked ‘Ji Dog Wan’. Congrats to you 3, you win a nice shiny new Sun FM ice scraper............seriously, that’s the prize. It’ll come in handy, just ignore the sun at the minute, you never know when the snows coming! Please keep sending all your Sunderland photos in, it’s brilliant to see just how much this cup final trip to Wembley means to everyone on Wearside, even if some of you are unable to make the trip down to London yourself.

We had a breaking showbiz story this morning; there were rumours that Oasis were going to be reforming because of a post they put on their Instagram page “26th Feb 9am” which was accompanied by a rapid flickering of photos showing Noel and Liam from the Oasis days. Not only did they manage to create a lot of hype due to their post but because of that their website crashed! After all the excitement it would seem that the announcement was to let us all know that they’ll be releasing a remastered version of ‘Definitely Maybe’ that celebrates its 20th birthday this year. Just a small anti climax there, thanks lads.

Don’t forget to keep sending us your photos so we can show everyone how you’re preparing for Wembley, even if you’re not going. Simon and I aren’t going; nope, some genius thought it would be a good idea to do a one off breakfast show at 6am on a Sunday morning!!!!!!!! Looks like I won’t be out on Saturday night!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:22am

Painting the town Red and White

25th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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After a nice long weekend off work it was back to the grindstone this morning and I was in for a nice surprise. To get us all in the mood for Wembley, we’ve been trying to paint the town red......and white of course. In the run up to this weekend, it would seem people are going to extreme lengths to show their support for Wearside, my favourite so far has to be Micky Watt in Farringdon who has covered his mams house with a huge red and white flag. It’s so big, it’s attached to scaffolding!

We’ve been asking you to send in photos of how you’re getting into the Wembley spirit and strangely enough the only photos we were sent this morning were ones of dogs wearing football shirts.

I liked a little article out today which suggests that there are only ever 6 types of tweet. I know how much Simon loves Twitter so I thought he’d appreciate this little bit of useless information. Computer Scientists at the University of Maryland spent time looking through thousands of tweets and decided that every tweet you send will fall into 1 of 6 categories, depending if the tweet is about celebrities, politics or just general conversations.

Did anyone see the new ‘3’ advert over the weekend? If you don’t remember, the last one they released was of a dancing pony with the hashtag #danceponydance and it was hilarious. The new one is of a little girl riding her bike with her little kitten sat in the basket and they’re singing “We built this city on Rock ‘n’ Roll” with the hashtag #singitkitty. Not only is it brilliant but if you go to the sing it kitty website you can upload a picture of yourself and actually make your own advert. It’s so funny, and of course we took advantage by making one each for me and Simon.

Don’t forget to keep sending us your photos and check out our twit pics now to see how the people of Wearside are celebrating on our road to Wembley.



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:58am

Wembley Winner!!!

21st February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Our little Facebook topic this morning really hurt my brain. New research estimates that we spend a month every year listening to jargon and buzz words used by others at work. Phrases like “thinking outside the box” and “give 110% “are used so often and we don’t actually know what they mean. It’s so confusing, why can’t people speak properly and explain things a little bit more clearly!!! The most annoying phrase I heard this morning was “reach out for the low hanging fruit” C’mon, what on earth does that mean!!?!

Your chance to win those Wembley tickets has passed! All week we’ve been giving you the chance to win tickets and today we crowned our winner! All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning was to send in a photo of our Wembley car sticker in the back of your car with your car registration available. If you heard us read out your reg, phone us up, answer 10 simple football questions and the person with the most correct answers by 9 am today won the tickets. Monday’s contestant David has been in the lead all week with 8 correct answers. At the time he was actually annoyed with himself as he thought he could’ve done better and he wasn’t feeling confident. Today’s contestant Sally was David’s last hope; if she got more right than him then she’d be off to Wembley. It was so nerve-racking in the studio; god knows how David felt listening to Sally’s answers. It came down to the final question and Sally got it wrong!! David went mental and was over the moon. Commiserations to Sally and everyone else who tried to win the tickets this week, although I do have some good news which might brighten your day. A very good samaritan has donated a Wembley ticket along with an overnight stay at the Wembley Plaza Hotel to St Benedicts Hospice in Ryhope. To be in with a chance of winning that ticket you have to place a blind bid via email stating what you would pay for it and the highest bidder wins! It’s a simple as that and for a brilliant cause! Get involved and send your bid to

Enjoy your Friday everyone and I hope you all have a fab weekend!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:55am

Stomping around like fools!

20th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

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Simon and I had a brilliant time at the Sunderland Empire yesterday afternoon. We went to have a chat with the cast of Stomp, as they’re only performing at the Empire until Saturday and we didn’t want to miss out on our chance of having a go at making some stomp style sounds of our own. It was hilarious, especially when we were told “just try and join in”. There’s a great video on our YouTube page of Simon with his dustbin lids looking thoroughly pleased with himself for making a racket and me with my bin drum looking completely lost.Thank you to all the performers for our fun filled afternoon we had a fab time!

Our little Facebook topic this morning caused a bit of a debate between the sexes. Research out today claims that more than half of women would offer to pay for a meal on a first date, however 40% of them secretly hope that the man will pay. Personally, I think if a lad asks you out on a first date then he should pay, but if the relationship becomes serious and you’re going out as a couple then everything should be split equally, you shouldn’t expect them to pay forever, (unless of course they’re minted)! We wanted to know your opinions, and thankfully it would seem that a lot of you agree with me, and chivalry still exists.....sometimes.

Only one day left of our ‘Sticker Selfie’ competition and it would seem that Monday’s competitor is still in the lead with 8 correct answers!! All week we’ve been giving you the chance to win tickets to Wembley and there’s only 1 day left. We’ve been asking you to send in pics of our Wembley sticker in the back of your car, making sure that the registration is visible. If you hear your registration read out on air, phone us up, answer a few football questions and if you answer the most right, then you’re off to Wembley, it’s as simple as that! Today’s competitor Ian answered 7 correctly; so close Ian, yet so far away.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your last chance to bag those Wembley tickets!!!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:19am

Don't miss out on a chance to go to Wembley!

19th February 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

Apart from vegetarians, who doesn’t love bacon!?! The sweet smell of smoky bacon and the perfect partnership it makes with brown sauce is magical. We know it’s bad for us if we eat too much, Simon even found an article out today that states just how bad bacon can be, but the article also explains why we salivate when we smell bacon. It’s a chemical reaction called the Maillard Reaction which occurs between an amino acid and a reducing sugar when heated, when combined it releases a smell which automatically makes us salivate. Mmmmmmm bacon......

It was day 3 of our ‘Sticker Selfie’ competition today and I’m sorry to say, today's winner has lost the chance to win those Wembley tickets!!!! All week we’ve been giving you the chance to win tickets to Wembley and all you need to do is send us a picture of the back of your car, making sure the registration and the Sun FM Wembley sticker are visible. If your registration is read out then you have to phone up and answer 10 simple SAFC questions, the person with the most correct answers by the end of Fridays show gets those spectacular Wembley tickets......however today’s winning reg owner didn’t even call!!! This now means that David from Monday’s show is still in the lead with 8 correct answers!

I’m really looking forward to this afternoon. Simon and I are going to the Empire to chat to the cast of Stomp and we’re actually allowed to have a go at making some stomp style sounds! I can’t wait, especially after seeing the show last night. I’ve got so many questions I want to ask them, and I already know which ‘instruments’ I want to play. Tune in tomorrow to find out how it went!



Posted by Danielle Moore at 10:44am

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