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2 Up, 2 Down: Snoozefest in Qatar - are there any positives to glean from England’s performance?

After blowing away Iran, Ingerlun couldn’t follow that display up when they took on the Soccer Guys from the States last night. What were the big positives & negatives from the performance?

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Roker Roundtable: The moral dilemma of Sunderland’s Friday friendly

Today, the Lads will play a highly controversial friendly game against Al-Shabab as part of their Dubai training camp. We asked our writers whether they will tune in, and if not, why

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Who should be first choice at right-back for Sunderland?

With a fully-fit squad at his disposal, Tony Mowbray has plenty of options to choose from, and we asked our writers who their pick would be

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Two Up, Two Down: What positives and negatives can we take from England’s win over Iran?

The Three Lions got their 2022 World Cup campaign off to a solid start with a six-goal victory. What were the positives and negatives to take from the game?

Will Sunderland opt for the ‘SAS’ when Ross Stewart is fit?

With the big Scot edging closer to a return, the question is whether Tony Mowbray will pair him with Ellis Simms, or play him as a lone striker. We asked our writers for their thoughts…

Lasses Roundtable: What gives you hope that Sunderland Women can pick up a win today?

It has been an arduous start to the 22/23 Barclays Women’s Championship for Sunderland Women with no points at home, but why do our writers remain hopeful that the lasses can turn it around?

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Who has been Sunderland’s player of the season so far?

Many of the Lads have stepped up and made a real impact during 2022/2023, so who would our writers pick as their standout performer?

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Why has Sunderland’s home form been so poor this season compared to when we’re on the road?

After twenty games, our record at the Stadium of Light is poor compared to our record on the road. We asked our writers for their thoughts on why that might be

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Is excitement building ahead of the World Cup?

With all eyes on Qatar for the first ever winter staging of the World Cup, we asked our writers how they’re feeling ahead of the tournament

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Roker Roundtable: Choosing the best moments of Sunderland’s season so far!

As we pause for the World Cup, our writers reflect on the league campaign and pick their personal highlights from 2022/2023

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Roker Roundtable: Has the World Cup break come at a good time for Sunderland?

Having won on Friday night and with three weeks until our next game, can the Lads use this time productively ahead of the season recommencing?

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After 25 years, what changes should be made to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light?

After twenty five years, Sunderland’s stadium is in need of renovation in many areas, so what changes would you like the club to make?

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Do you fancy Sunderland’s chances of bouncing back with a win at St Andrews on Friday?

Friday’s trip to Birmingham is our final game before the World Cup break, and after Saturday’s defeat, do our panel think that we can respond strongly in the West Midlands?

Lasses Roundtable: Is it time for SAFC Women’s young guns to be deployed?

Experience has been the order of the day, but should the youngsters be called into action from the outset today?

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Two Up, Two Down: Can you think of a single positive after watching that?!

Sunderland slumped to a dispiriting defeat to the Bluebirds on Saturday afternoon as our poor home form continued. What did our panel make of the game?

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Should Abdoullah Ba start against Cardiff on Saturday?

The young midfielder impressed on Wednesday night against after coming on as a substitute against Huddersfield, so is it time for Tony Mowbray to give him a place in the starting XI?

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Two Up, Two Down: Pointing out the positives & negatives from Sunderland’s win at Huddersfield!

What are the biggest positives and negatives that we can extract from Sunderland’s performance in their win at Huddersfield?

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Is Edouard Michut making a case for a Sunderland starting role?

The on-loan PSG midfielder made a positive impression against Luton on Saturday, so could he be in line for a start against Huddersfield on Wednesday?

Lasses Roundtable: How important is it to Sunderland’s chances that Neve Herron is fit to play?

Midfield menace Neve Herron has had a stop-start season due to injury and broke her nose last weekend. She may be back today, but just how crucial is the youngster to SAFC Women’s chances?

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Two Up, Two Down: What are the big positives & negatives from Sunderland’s performance at Luton?

Despite conceding just before the break, the Lads rallied in the second half and grabbed an equaliser through Elliot Embleton. What did our panel make of the game?

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What measures can Sunderland take to deal with unruly away supporters?

Last weekend’s game with Burnley was marred by missiles being thrown by the visiting supporters. How can the club tackle this ongoing issue most effectively?

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Great success! Should Sunderland hold more open training sessions in the future?

Tuesday’s open training session and meet and greet with the Sunderland players, young fans and families was a huge success - should they become the norm during school holidays going forward?

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How many points can Sunderland pick up from their next four games?

The Lads play Luton, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Birmingham City over the next two weeks, so what would be a good return of points ahead of the World Cup break?

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Roker Roundtable: Can Sunderland respond after their defeat to Burnley?

With a trip to Luton on Saturday, the Lads have five days to recover and prepare for the game at Kenilworth Road - can they bounce back?

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Two Up, Two Down: Despite the sour end, are there any positives to take in defeat to Burnley?

Despite going 2-0 up after a superb first half, the Lads somehow ended up on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline on Saturday. How did our panel see the game?

Can Sunderland Women make it two wins in a row at Eppleton today?

A victory against Crystal Palace last week has Sunderland Women in buoyant mood heading into this lunchtime’s game against London City Lionesses. But will they be able to keep the momentum going?

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Roker Roundtable: “How many points can Sunderland take from Burnley and Luton?”

With a home game against the Clarets and then a trip to Kenilworth Road, the Lads face two tricky fixtures, but can we take something from them?

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Roker Roundtable: “Is it time for VAR to be introduced in the Championship?”

As controversial refereeing decisions continue to dominate the post-match discussions, we asked our own whether video technology be used in the second tier

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Two Up, Two Down: “Sunderland come up short against Blackburn Rovers”

The Lads were beaten 2-0 at Ewood Park on Tuesday, thanks to a combination of poor officiating and a lack of cutting edge. What did our panel make of the game?

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Two Up, Two Down: What are the biggest positives & negatives from Sunderland 2-1 Wigan?

Despite falling behind to a Charlie Wyke goal, the Lads rallied in the second half, eventually winning 2-1. What did our panel make of the game?

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Roker Roundtable: “Are you looking forward to the return of ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’?”

Two more episodes of the acclaimed series have been confirmed, so how do our panel feel about our League One promotion being documented on film?

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Roker Roundtable: “Is it time for Sunderland to use Jack Clarke as a striker?”

Clarke scored a well-taken goal against Swansea on Saturday, and his pace can certainly trouble defenders, so could he help solve our goalscoring issues?

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