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Fine tactical analysis from the team here at Roker Report.

Talking Tactics: How did Mowbray get one over on Wayne Rooney when we beat Brum on Saturday?

How did Mowbray use set pieces to his advantage to collect another three points on Saturday?

Talking Tactics: How did Mowbray set up to ensure we took full advantage of Norwich?

Sunderland ended a three game losing streak with a convincing performance against a struggling Norwich City side on Saturday, but how did Mowbray take the positive momentum forward and push the Canaries aside?

Inverted Fullbacks: Has Trai Hume found his niche as the Cargan Cancelo?

Trai Hume cemented his place on the right of Sunderland’s defence since Mowbray’s arrival, but how has the ‘Inverted Fullback’ role allowed the Northern Irishman to blossom?

Talking Tactics: How did the dynamic shift after Dan Neil’s sending off vs Boro?

How did the dismal of Dan Neil change the dynamic of the game for Mowbray’s men?

Talking Tactics - Sheffield Wednesday (A)

How did Tony Mowbray exploit Sheff Wed’s weaknesses to collect another three points on the road?

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...

Talking Tactics: How Sunderland’s controlled aggression demolished Southampton

This was an intriguing match on paper - two teams with similar styles matching up early in the season. But in reality, Tony Mowbray’s use of a "Plan B" pays dividends.

What can we expect from Sunderland’s new full back Timothée Pembele?

Now that the signing of Timothée Pembele has been confirmed, we take a look at his data to find out more about what we can expect from the man signed from PSG...

What can Sunderland expect from Adil Aouchiche?

Reports in France claim that Sunderland are pushing to sign Adil Aouchiche on a long-term deal from Lorient. What kind of player is he? We take a look at the data...

Sunderland set to sign Nazariy Rusyn - what does the data tell us about the Ukrainian striker?

As Sunderland look set to complete the signing of Ukrainian forward Nazariy Rusyn, we take a look at his scouting report to understand why he’s a good fit for the club.

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Talking Tactics: Luke O’Nien shows his worth in defence against the Millers

O’Nien has become a mainstay in our defence, but how did his passing display help us to pick up a much-needed win against Rotherham?

Analysing The Data: What do the numbers say about Sunderland’s start to the season?

Two defeats out of two so far. But does the underlying data look more promising than the league table?

Signing Spotlight: What does the data tell us about Sunderland’s new-boy Jenson Seelt?

Let’s take a closer look at Jenson Seelt’s data from last season to see what fans can expect from the Dutchman when he turns out for Sunderland this season...

Talking Tactics: How Jack Clarke became the biggest beneficiary of the Roberts and Amad show

Jack Clarke has put up record numbers of goal contributions this season despite not being the centre of attention. But just how has he done it?

Talking Tactics: Breaking down Sunderland’s gameplan in the first leg v Luton - what did we do?

How did Tony Mowbray smother Luton Town’s aerial dominance in a tight Playoff Semi-Final first leg at the Stadium of Light?

Talking Tactics: Mogga’s tactical switch enables Sunderland to overcome Preston

Tony Mowbray’s men (boys?) passed their way past Preston and into the play-offs, taking advantage of huge spaces in the channels on either side of the home side's back three - but one key tactical change swung the match in our favour.

Talking Tactics: West Brom (A) - How did Mowbray mastermind Sunderland’s victory?

Sunderland have dragged themselves back into the playoff hunt with two games left to go, how did Tony Mowbray help to manufacture yet another wonderful team goal at the Hawthorns on Sunday?

Talking Tactics: Who won the tactical battle between Mowbray and Warnock?

How did Neil Warnock smother Sunderland’s plethora of attacking talent, resulting in a frustrating night at the Stadium of Light for Sunderland?

Talking Tactics: How did Tony Mowbray’s game-plan work to perfection against Norwich?

What was Tony Mowbray’s game-plan at Norwich, and how did the Sunderland players carry it out? RR’s resident analyst Coel Young dissects the performance

Talking Tactics: Breaking down Sunderland’s gameplan against Bristol City

Two of the most in-form and attractive on the eye-test teams shared points at the SoL on Saturday in an ultimately frustrating but impressive - in isolation - result. However, both play a very similar brand of football and their league position belies their quality.

Talking Tactics: Risks in possession pay off for Sunderland against an organised Reading

RR’s resident analyst Coel Young is back to dissect Sunderland’s frustrating-yet-rewarding performance against time-wasters Reading. What was Mowbray’s gameplan, and how did we execute it?

Talking Tactics: How Sunderland’s midfield controlled the game against Boro

On Sunday afternoon, the lads defeated local rivals Middlesbrough with a controlled display highlighting a few tactical curiosities - including a different form of pressing, Trai Hume excelling as an ‘inverted full-back’, and Dan Neil running the show.

Talking Tactics: How did Swansea break through Sunderland’s well organised ten man defence?

RR’s resident analyst Coel Young dissects Tony Mowbray’s gameplan against Swansea, and ponders how The Swans managed to successfully break down Sunderland’s well-organised rearguard

Talking Tactics: Deep dive into Dan Neil’s new role in Sunderland’s late comeback win

Dan Neil has been trusted to play in a deeper role in recent weeks, and did so with aplomb against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup. Here’s how he has fared in the role

Talking Tactics: Sunderland’s attacking overloads overwhelm makeshift Wigan defence

Despite a minor scare allowing Wigan back in the game, Sunderland’s territorial domination and risky movements paid dividends and showed the gulf in class between two promoted teams.

Talking Tactics: Looking back at what went right and what went wrong at Hull

Were there any lessons we can take from our trip to Hull and what do we want to keep doing next time around? Hopefully it’s all in our look at our review of the tactical battle last time out...

Talking Tactics: Inability to react to tactical change costs Sunderland & Mowbray

In spite of cruising to a 1-0 win, a tactical switch from WBA boss Carlos Corberan changed the complexion of the entire game as the Lads surrendered another lead at home.

Talking Tactics: Breaking down Sunderland’s fantastic second half performance against Millwall

In a drab first half, Sunderland were far too narrow and played into Millwall’s hands - but playing riskier and stretching the opposition made a huge difference in a dominant second half.

Talking Tactics: Overloads, quick rotations and use of width secure Sunderland a point at Kenilworth

RR’s resident analyst Coel Young is back to break down Sunderland’s performance at Luton in a way only he can - what did we do from a performance standpoint that ensured we escaped with a point?

Talking Tactics: Why was Sunderland’s collapse against Burnley probably nothing to worry about?

RR’s resident analyst Coel Young dissects Sunderland’s collapse against Burnley, now that the dust has settled - and he doesn’t think there’s too much to worry about!

Talking Tactics: Tony Mowbray’s tactical changes help Sunderland overcome Wigan

Blackburn Rovers fans warned us that Mogga finds it difficult making changes in game to turn the tide, yet on Saturday he proved them wrong - here’s how

Talking Tactics: How did Blackpool nullify Sunderland’s excellent first half attacking display?

RR’s resident analyst Coel Young is back to dissect Sunderland’s tactical display against Blackpool - how did the away side manage to successfully nullify us after we dominated in the first half?

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