Talking Tactics: West Bromwich Albion (A)

We take our usual analytical look at the weekend’s game, and cast our eye over the events of Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Left Back Analysis: How Rose & Colback Compare

Of Sunderland’s 26 Premier League games thus far, Danny Rose or Jack Colback has been the starting left-back on 24 occasions. In the latest of our tactical analyses, we put the position under the microscope.

Alfred N'Diaye: A Tactical Analysis

Following on from last week's look at what Danny Graham might offer Sunderland, we decided the time was right to contemplate the tactical intrigues presented by fellow new signing Alfred N'Diaye.

Talking Tactics: Arsenal (H)

Sunderland extended their winless run to three games on Saturday, with a narrow 0-1 defeat to Arsene Wenger's Gunners.

Danny Graham: A Tactical Analysis

The signing last week of Danny Graham has had plenty on Wearside wondering where the new striker may fit into the Sunderland lineup, and just exactly what the new striker himself can offer to the red and white cause.

Talking Tactics: Reading (A)

Sunderland succumbed to a disappointing 1-2 defeat the Madjeski Stadium on Saturday, as Jimmy Kebe's two goals continued Reading's revival.

Talking Tactics: Swansea City (H)

After each game game we get all nerdy and recap it looking at stats, graphs, figures and more in Talking Tactics. Here's a recap of the Swansea City game last night.

Analysis: O'Neill Pushing Johnson Further Forward

In a rare guest blog on the site we have Steve Feekins, one of the editors of FIFA.com here to take an in depth look at Adam Johnson's changing influence on the side.

Talking Tactics: Wigan Athletic (A)

Time for your usual tactical recap of the weekend’s game, with a subtle change in proceedings bringing a fifth win in eight in the league.

Talking Tactics: West Ham United (H)

Saturday saw arguably Sunderland's most assured performance of the season so far. With any nerves settled by Seb Larsson's early thunderbolt, the Black Cats controlled the game against West Ham, and were well worth their 3-0 victory.

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