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RR’s resident analyst Coel Young breaks down how Alex Neil navigated Sunderland to the playoff final with a fine away performance at Hillsborough on Monday...
How did Alex Neil mastermind Sunderland’s first leg win on Friday? RR’s resident analyst Coel Young dives deep to find out…
Midfielder Emma Kelly won plaudits after our 2-2 draw against Bristol City with an impressive display. Here’s the lowdown & analysis on just how well she played!
The Lads secured 5th in the league & a place in the playoffs after a 1-0 win over Morecambe. Much of the match was a dead rubber, but we did return to a high-pressing, short-passing style.
"The Lads scored another late equaliser as they battled back to a 1-1 draw at the SoL on Tuesday, but had Alex Neil changed tact earlier, we could've come away with all three," says James Nickels.
Sunderland came away from Home Park with a clean sheet and a point, which is more than most have taken recently - and here to break down our controlled performance is RR’s resident analyst Coel Young...
Alex Neil held up his hands and said he got it wrong in the first half on Saturday - so what exactly did he do, and how did it work? Coel Young delves deep to analyse Sunderland’s performance...
Neve Herron boasted some fine stats playing the full 90 mins for England U19s in a 3-0 win against Wales last Wednesday. Charlotte Patterson has taken an in-depth look at how she got on!!
Roker Report’s resident tactics expert Coel Young puts Saturday’s last-gasp win under the microscope.
Talking Tactics: Attacking centre-backs and incisive possession - our best performance under Alex Neil?
"On the whole, as a complete performance this was probably our best under Neil so far" - Coel Young is very complimentary of how Sunderland played at the weekend, despite the fact we couldn’t find the net!
Sunderland’s performance against Crewe was less than convincing, but what does the data tell us about the way we played? RR’s resident number cruncher Brandon explores further...
It may have ultimately been two points dropped, but Saturday’s display showed some signs of progression under Alex Neil.
Roker Report’s resident performance analyst Coel Young dissects Sunderland’s play from Tuesday night to work out what the hell went wrong with Alex Neil’s 3-5-2 system...
Sunderland crumbled to another defeat, this time against playoff-hopeful MK Dons - Brandon Feeley explores the data to see if it can provide any insight into what’s going wrong...
England Lionesses Development squad won 4-0 against Finland in the Marbella International Tournament yesterday, and Neve Herron got around 35 minutes on the pitch. Here’s how she got on!
Sunderland’s new head coach only had 40 minutes to work with the team before Saturday’s game, but made some noticeable tactical changes.
Whoever the next Sunderland manager is, they need to fix our leaky defence. What can they learn about our players from what happened at Bolton? We look at the data...
How did Lee Johnson manage to get the better of Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth? Our resident analyst Coel Young dissects the data to find out.
Coel Young analyses Sunderland’s performance against Wycombe, and explains how Lee Johnson’s side managed to break down Gareth Ainsworth’s man marking system.
Ross Stewart bagged a hat-trick in a 5-0 demolition of Sheff Wed, the biggest defeat the Owls have suffered since March 2020 in a loss to Brentford of the same scoreline.
Sunderland gave the 4,072 travelling Sunderland fans a professional display, brushing aside a relegation-threatened Doncaster Rovers. What does the data say about the performance?
Sunderland extended their unbeaten run to seven league matches with a draw at Portman Road. What does the data tell us about the performance?
Coel Young breaks down Sunderland’s performance against Plymouth to figure out what went right and what went wrong for Lee Johnson’s team as they nabbed all three points against a tough side.
The Lads mauled Morecambe 5-0 thanks to some very incisive, fast football in arguably our most potent win of the season - yet, this game is a microcosm of an emerging shift in style.
Sunderland failed to take advantage in one of their games in hand on the leaders of the pack, but how?
In his debut piece for RR, Coel Young goes in-depth to analyse why Sunderland’s defence has been so leaky this season. What’s going wrong, and can it be fixed?
In a disappointing result & performance, Sunderland failed to defeat relegation-threatened Shrewsbury - here’s what the data tells us.
After enduring a difficult run of form, Sunderland returned to winning ways at home against a resilient Ipswich Town. What does the data say about the performance?
For Sunderland’s form to drop off as badly as it has, something has changed - so what does the data tell us about what Lee Johnson needs to alter if he’s going to get us back on track?
Sunderland suffered defeat for the second time in as many league games when travelling to Rotherham on Saturday. Is our third defeat against a side using 3-5-2 a sign that Lee Johnson needs to go back to the drawing board with our current formation?
Our 100% home record this season fell by the wayside thanks to a controversial Jayden Stockley goal. Here’s how it happened.
Sunderland put in a complete performance in the North West to get the better of Crewe Alexandra. Here’s what the data says about our most recent victory.