The Week That Was: Essential Reading Ahead Of Sunderland Vs Liverpool

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There's a game against Liverpool tonight at the Stadium Of Light, and we've got everything you need to get yourself up for it and in the mood with The Week That Was - your handy guide to all the best prematch buildup and everything we did on the site this week.

Ready for some Liverpool action? Here we go...

  • Preview: Check out our preview of the game. Newly revamped for this season you've now got in there more team news, referee stats, manager quotes, key battles, lineups and much more. You want some Liverpool build up then this is the most comprehensive preview you'll read - CLICK HERE
  • Fan Focus: One of our favourite things about playing Liverpool is we get to speak to blogger and author extraordinaire Paul Tomkins of ace Liverpool site, The Tomkins Times. Read his views on the Reds and this weekend's game right here - CLICK HERE
  • Podcast: For those who can't be arsed to read stuff check out our podcast. Simon Walsh and David Boyle tackle this game and more Sunderland related issues in a great little show - CLICK HERE
  • Roker Riches: Got some spare cash? Check out Roker Riches and turn it into more cash. Or not likely if you follow the bet's of a certain Simon Walsh - CLICK HERE

And that's everything you need to get ready for tonight's game with Liverpool, but what else have we been up to? Quite a lot actually, so check it all out here!...

We kicked off by bringing you another installment of By The Numbers - our occasional, semi-regular statistical piece where we geek out over the numbers. This week we focused on our captain, Lee Cattermole. Some say he can't do this and that such as passing over distance and he's too reckless. We prove otherwise...

Click Here for By The Numbers: The Lee Cattermole Myths

We also on Monday had ourselves a bit of a Roker Ramble. Karl Jones this time around took the time to look at Paulo Di Canio's latest outburst, and how it brings similar comparisons to a certain former manager of ours...

Click Here for this week's Roker Ramble

We also got all argumentative this week with another installment of Make Your Case. In this we looked at the future for Seb Larsson. Does he merit a place in the side, and if so where? We made our arguments, and you voted for a winner...

Click Here for Make Your Case on Seb Larsson

There was plenty of international action this week for Sunderland players, with many of the lads involved all over the globe. Join us for a roundup of it all as we report on Connor Wickham, John Egan, David Meyler, James McClean and many more...

Click Here for an an International Roundup

Attention turned towards Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon as we brought you another Top Ten. To help kick start the mood ahead of the weekend it was the Top Ten who played for both us and them. See if you agree when you have a read...

Click Here for a Top Ten: Played For Both

We had a later than usual we had another Captain's Blog, but boy was it worth the wait. With the recent Hillsborough verdict he couldn't help but chip in with an outstanding piece calling on authorities to start and respect football fans...

Click Here for this week's Captain's Blog

And that was it. What a fine week of writing eh? We've got more on the way too with a match report with ratings coming later. As well as that there's our latest column for The Durham Times tomorrow, and Quick Kicks in which there'll be more reaction to tonight's game.

Until then, Ha'way The Lads!

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