Talking Tactics: Stoke City (H)

As if writing about tactics when following Sunderland wasn't difficult enough, Monday's visit of Stoke stretched capabilities to the limits. Surviving through several heart attacks and one of the most nervy games in recent memory, here's our view...

Talking Tactics: Aston Villa (A)

Come one, come all, it's time to have a ball. Or not. Yes, contractual Roker Report obligations (or something like that) dictate that we simply can't get out of providing a tactical analysis of Monday's crushing loss at Villa Park. So come on in...

Talking Tactics: Everton (H)

Our usual tactical recap of the weekend's game details how Sunderland were able to shut out their opponents for the second game running.

Talking Tactics: Newcastle (A)

Well, yesterday was brilliant wasn't it? For those of you not watching the highlights again, here's Talking Tactics.

Talking Tactics: Chelsea (A)

Paolo Di Canio's first game as Sunderland manager ended in defeat, but there were a few positives to take from the performance. This week's Talking Tactics analyses the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Talking Tactics: Manchester United (H)

Amid the madness that has enveloped Wearside this past bank holiday weekend, it's been easy to forget that, way back on Saturday lunchtime, Sunderland went down 0-1 to the champions-elect.

Time For Sunderland To Ditch 4-4-2

Steven Fletcher's injury could prove to be an unlikely catalyst for an upturn in fortunes on Wearside but only if Martin O'Neill gets his tactics right.

Talking Tactics: Norwich City (H)

We run our tactical finetooth comb through Sunderland's latest outing - a 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City.

Talking Tactics: Queens Park Rangers (A)

Our usual Monday afternoon read looks back at the weekend's game, with a tactical recap of Sunderland's defeat at Loftus Road.

Talking Tactics: Fulham (H)

Sunderland stopped their run of Premier League defeats on Saturday, coming from behind to claim a point at home to Martin Jol's Fulham.

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