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Roker Roundtable: How can Tony Mowbray make best use of his wider squad?

The head coach spoke about possible rotation after Wednesday night’s win over Blackburn, so who could be rested and who might take their place for the games to come?

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Fan Letters: “As Sunderland skipper, Luke O’Nien is mastering the dark arts of football!”

Thoughts on how O’Nien is currently handling his responsibilities, a view from the away end at Blackburn, and concerns about injuries are in the RR mailbox today! Got something to say? Email us:

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On This Day (22 Sept 2009): Jordan Henderson grabs 1st Sunderland goal as Lads cruise past Brum

It was the first of just five goals in the red and white stripes for Hendo, though.

Roker Rapport Podcast: “Tony’s Fluorescent Adolescents” - Blackburn 1 - 3 Sunderland Reaction!

CLARKE, CLARKE WILL TEAR YOU APART, AGAIN! What a match that was man. After picking themselves up off the floor our Gav and Chris sat back down to pick apart another three points on the road...

ITHICS Fanzine: It’s a joy to watch a Sunderland side with so much attacking intent

"During our long decline in the late 2010s I sometimes wondered why I had traveled so far and why I should leave the pub. Now I can’t wait to get in the ground and see what the lads have to offer," writes Mark Egan.

Talking Points: 15 goals, 7 games - was all the fuss about Sunderland signing a striker for nothing?

We run over the key Talking Points from the Blackburn win, with Jack Clarke’s form, "Mr Consistent" Dan Neil, Ballard’s defending, and whether we actually need a striker all on the agenda!

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On This Day (21st September 2013): End game for Paolo Di Canio after West Brom defeat!

After a tumultuous and frankly surreal spell as manager, Di Canio’s Sunderland tenure finally ended after defeat at the Hawthorns on this day ten years ago.

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Two Up Two Down: What were the positives & negatives from Sunderland’s performance at Blackburn?

In an enthralling contest at Ewood Park, the Lads secured a victory with goals from Dan Neil and a brace from Jack Clarke. What did our writers make of the game?

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Matchday Musings: A night to remember for Sunderland at Ewood Park!

After weathering some immense pressure from Blackburn, the Lads dug deep as we secured a superb away victory.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Blackburn 1-3 Sunderland - Clarke, Clarke will tear you apart again!

Sunderland notched another three points on the road, sticking three past a very impressive Blackburn Rovers side, with Jack Clarke imperious throughout. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads!

Starting XI: Who will replace Pierre Ekwah for tonight’s game at Ewood Park?

Ekwah’s missing tonight – and with a lack of central midfielders we’ll need to be creative in how we replace the big Frenchman tonight.

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Score Predictions: What will the score be when Sunderland head to Ewood Park?

Our predictions team give their view on the likely score as we take on Blackburn away tonight.

Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland - all you need to know ahead of kick-off!

The Lads are on a roll ahead of a trip to the gaffer’s old stomping ground as we take on Blackburn Rovers - here’s all the build-up ahead of kick-off!

Fan Focus: Rovers fan Daniel feels it was “the right time” for Bradley Deck to join Sunderland

Ahead of our clash with Blackburn tonight, we spoke to Daniel Ainsworth of Rovers Chat to get the lowdown on John Dahl Tomasson’s side.

On This Day (20 September 1969): Sunderland get a much-needed first win vs Nottingham Forest!

1969/70 was a hard slog of a season and a real test of my resolve to keep the faith - I along with many thankfully did keep the faith, and lived to tell the tale.

A View From The Away End: What it was like for a Lads fan at Loftus Road

One lad outside Millers had clearly gone too hard on the train cans, and threw up what looked like pure Strongbow Dark Fruits into the street. Maybe that was a good – if weird – omen for the match to follow.

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On This Day (19th September 1998): Seventh heaven for Sunderland against Oxford!

It was a mid-autumn goal fest at the Stadium of Light as Malcolm Shotton’s team were put to the sword in a red and white demolition job twenty five years ago!

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Fan Letters: “Sunderland ruined Gareth Ainsworth’s best laid plans on Saturday!”

Thoughts on how the Lads dealt with QPR’s tactics at Loftus Road and praise for Luke O’Nien are in the RR mailbox today. Got something to say? Email us:

No room for sentiment with Mowbray

By keeping faith with Ba, and introducing Burstow and Aouchiche on Saturday, Tony Mowbray has upped the ante for the entire squad.

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Sunderland AFC of 2023 is a potent mixture of exciting talent and immense team spirit

Saturday highlighted the togetherness of our squad and their ability to adapt when things get tricky.

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Abdoullah Ba vs Patrick Roberts: Sunderland’s right wing dilemma!

Despite the proven quality of Roberts, Abdoullah Ba is really giving Tony Mowbray something to think about.

Sunderland Women 1-1 Crystal Palace: Lasses keep up their undefeated start to the season!

It was a battle of the league’s two form teams as Sunderland hosted Crystal Palace at Eppleton - and a late Lasses’ goal ensured they keep up their unbeaten start to the season!

Editorial: Don’t worry about a thing... cos every little thing is gonna be alright

When you can see what the road ahead looks like for Sunderland, it makes being a supporter an absolute joy. Win or lose, we’re going to be alright.

Analysing Tony Mowbray’s in-game management against The Rs

Some smart substitutions and tactical tweaks helped the Lads to overturn a 1-0 deficit on Saturday. How much credit does Mogga deserve for how he handled it?

Alex Pritchard has proven himself once again

Alex Pritchard remains a crucial part of this Sunderland team, and his performance on Saturday proved that.

Talking Tactics: What did Sunderland do to get things right in the second half at QPR?

What did Tony Mowbray do to turn things around for Sunderland at QPR when we went behind? Dan Harrison looks at the data...

On This Day (18th September 2010): Sunderland leave it late to seal a point against Arsenal!

It was a big test for Steve Bruce’s Sunderland back on this day in 2010 when Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light where the Lads left it late and Arsène Wenger denied pushing the fourth official.

Roker Rapport Podcast: "Ginger snaps" - QPR 1-3 Sunderland Reaction as Jack Colback sees red!


Matchday Musings: Sunlun come up trumps against Jesus and Judas

With a rock ‘n roll Jesus parading the touchline in his unbuttoned shirt, tight trousers, and flowing locks and a certain ginger-haired Judas, the affair had quite the biblical ring to it.

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Talking Points: Desire and determination wins the day as Sunderland beat QPR

Despite falling behind against Gareth Ainsworth’s team, the Lads rallied in the second half and secured a 3-1 victory in West London. Phil West looks at the day’s main stories

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Two Up, Two Down: What were the big positives and negatives from Sunderland’s latest win?

The concession of an early goal didn’t faze the Lads on Saturday, and we eventually ran out 3-1 winners against Gareth Ainsworth’s team. What were the positives and negatives from the game?

On This Day (17 September 1910): Sunderland maintain their 100% start to the season

Sunderland were flying, and Oldham Athletic were next up to try and stop the form team in the division. Would they do it?

Andy’s Player Ratings: QPR 1-3 Sunderland - Jack Colback sent off as Mackems run riot!

Sunderland came from behind to run riot at Loftus Road, winning 3-1 in a game that also saw Jack Colback sent off for a terrible tackle. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads!

Starting XI: How will Sunderland line up for today’s game against QPR?

With new signings available and players returning from injury, will Tony Mowbray be tempted into any changes for today’s clash at Loftus Road?

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