clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

ROKER ROUNDTABLE!

The Roundtable - where the Roker Report writers get together to argue their case!

Filed under:

Could Sunderland turn to youth for the remaining thirteen games of the season?

With our playoff chances up in the air, could it be time to roll the dice and start blooding some of our exciting young prospects ahead of next season? We asked our writers for their thoughts!

Filed under:

What are Mike Dodds’ main priorities as Sunderland’s interim head coach?

As Dodds takes the reins for the remaining thirteen games of the season, what’ll be at the top of his list of things to take care of? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

Our writers have their say on Anthony Patterson’s current form!

Like many of our young players, Patto’s form has often fluctuated this season, and we asked our writers for their thoughts on how he’s dealing with it

Filed under:

Were there any positives?! Our writers react to Sunderland’s defeat to Birmingham City

It was another frustrating away day for the Lads as we let a half time lead slip to lose 2-1 at St Andrew’s. We asked our writers for their thoughts on the game

Filed under:

“No Clarke, no party” — Our writers react to Sunderland’s defeat to Huddersfield

The Lads were edged out 1-0 after a disappointing performance at the John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday night. We asked our writers for their thoughts on the game

Filed under:

Where does Jack Clarke rank among Sunderland’s left-sided attackers over the years?

After another goal and a superb performance on Saturday, we asked our writers where the brilliant winger sits among the Lads who’ve previously occupied that position

Filed under:

What were the positives and negatives from Sunderland’s victory over Plymouth?

Despite falling behind to a messy goal in the first half, the Lads fought back to secure the win with three goals after the break. What did our writers make of the game?

Filed under:

Would the implementation of blue cards and ‘sin bins’ be a good move for football?

With a new disciplinary system set to be trialled, including a new colour of card and the use of ten minute ‘sin binnings’, would it be a positive development for the game? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

Could Sunderland’s next run of games see greater involvement for Hemir?

After scoring for the U21s this week, could Michael Beale give the Portuguese striker more game time during our upcoming league fixtures? We asked our writers for their thoughts

How can Sunderland strike the perfect balance in midfield?

As Michael Beale tries to build a platform for our attackers, could personnel or tactical changes in midfield be the answer? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

What were the positives and negatives from Sunderland’s draw with Middlesbrough?

Despite a challenging second half at the Riverside Stadium, the Lads escaped with a point after Nazariy Rusyn’s late equaliser. We asked our writers for their thoughts on the game

Filed under:

Why have Sunderland often struggled when facing Middlesbrough away?

Our record in away fixtures against the ‘Boro has been dismal since the 1950’s, but why is that, and why does the game seem to mean more to them? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

Can Abdoullah Ba now establish himself in Sunderland’s starting eleven?

One goal and two assists for the Frenchman against Stoke on Saturday was a just reward for a good performance, and we asked our writers for their thoughts on how it’ll benefit him moving forward

Filed under:

Could Luke O’Nien help to solve Sunderland’s midfield issues?

As we continue our search for a strong central defensive midfielder, could our captain move forward and add some bite to the engine room? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

What were the positives & negatives (if any) from Sunderland’s victory over Stoke City?

We got back to winning ways with a gritty victory over Stoke City on Saturday, but what were the main pluses and minuses from the game? We asked our writers for their thoughts

Filed under:

“Beale Out!” — Our writers respond to Sunderland’s defeat to Hull City

It was another chastening night for the Lads as Liam Rosenior’s side took three points back to Yorkshire. We asked our writers for their thoughts on the game

Filed under:

What might the future hold for Alex Pritchard?

The playmaker has been linked with a move away this month, but he remains an influential figure within the squad. We asked our writers for their thoughts on what the club should do

Filed under:

Which potential signings could really make the difference for Sunderland this month?

As the window continues with no significant movement in the market, we asked our writers to choose one player who they’d like to see us sign in the next fortnight

Filed under:

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

It was a frustrating result for the Lads as Kieran McKenna’s side rallied to secure a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. What did our writers make of the game?

Filed under:

How can Jewison Bennette reignite his Sunderland career?

The Costa Rican has become something of a forgotten man at the Stadium of Light, so what needs to happen in order for him to get back into the first team picture?

Filed under:

Will Sunderland respond to their derby day FA Cup defeat, starting this weekend?

With two challenging league games to come, we asked our writers for their thoughts on Sunderland’s prospects as they start to move on from the defeat to Newcastle

Filed under:

2 Up, 2 Down: Our writers reflect on Sunderland’s FA Cup defeat to Newcastle

After a lot of hype and expectation, Sunderland exited the cup after losing 0-3 to Newcastle on Saturday. Our writers have their say on the game

Filed under:

What is your greatest memory of the Wear-Tyne derby?

As we gear up for Saturday’s FA Cup tie with our north east neighbours, we asked our writers to pick their highlights of local derbies from years gone by!

Filed under:

Assessing Alex Pritchard’s ongoing importance to Sunderland!

The playmaker was at his best on Monday, scoring against Preston and keeping Sunderland on the front foot. We asked our writers for their thoughts on how key a player he remains for us

Lasses Roundtable: What has been your favourite moment of 2023?

As we close out what has been a successful second half of the year for the lasses, our writers and contributors discuss what has been their favourite moment of 2023 whilst following Sunderland Women?

Filed under:

What were the positives and negatives from Sunderland’s victory over Preston?

The Lads saw off Ryan Lowe’s visitors on Monday as goals from Alex Pritchard and Nazariy Rusyn made the difference. What did our writers make of the game?

Filed under:

RR End of Year Review: Our hopes and expectations for Sunderland in 2024

In the final edition of our 2023 retrospective, we asked our writers for their aspirations for 2024, and to pick one player who could kick on next year

Filed under:

Cans for Yann? Thoughts on a possible Sunderland return for M’Vila

Social media chatter has linked the fans’ favourite with a January return to the Stadium of Light. We asked our writers for their thoughts on a possible move for the midfielder

Filed under:

What were the positives and negatives from Sunderland’s draw with Rotherham?

Despite falling behind to a Sam Clucas strike, the Lads took a point from the Millers thanks to another Jack Clarke goal on Friday night. What did our writers make of the game?

Filed under:

RR End of Year Review: Our favourite Sunderland player and goal of 2023!

In today’s 2023 retrospective, our writers pick their favourite Sunderland goal and their best Lads player of the year!

Filed under:

What were the positives and negatives from Sunderland’s victory over Hull?

A piece of Jack Clarke brilliance was enough for the Lads to edge past the Tigers for a vital win on Tuesday. What did our writers make of the game?

Filed under:

RR End of Year Review: Our favourite Sunderland home and away games of 2023!

In the first of a series of articles looking back at the last twelve months, we asked our writers to pick their favourite Sunderland home and away games of the year

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Roker Report Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Sunderland news from Roker Report