Fine tactical analysis from the team here at Roker Report.
How did Mowbray use set pieces to his advantage to collect another three points on Saturday?
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?
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?
How did the dismal of Dan Neil change the dynamic of the game for Mowbray’s men?
What did Tony Mowbray do to turn things around for Sunderland at QPR when we went behind? Dan Harrison looks at the data...
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.
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...
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.
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?
Two defeats out of two so far. But does the underlying data look more promising than the league table?
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...
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?
How did Tony Mowbray smother Luton Town’s aerial dominance in a tight Playoff Semi-Final first leg at the Stadium of Light?
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.
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?
How did Neil Warnock smother Sunderland’s plethora of attacking talent, resulting in a frustrating night at the Stadium of Light for Sunderland?
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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?
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!
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
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?