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David Boyle

  • joined Feb 08, 2011
  • last login Apr 16, 2014
  • posts 265
  • comments 41

I write for The Roker Report

You can expect daily opinionated banter on all things SAFC, Football and a whole lot more!

Follow me on Twitter @davidboyle1985

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Preview: Liverpool Vs Sunderland

Sunderland make the trip to Anfield tomorrow evening in what appears to be a Mission Impossible for Gus Poyet and his men to emerge with a positive result against Brendan Rodgers' all conquering side

Preview: Norwich Vs Sunderland

We look ahead to tomorrow's vital game at Carrow Road in Sunderland's bid to beat the dreaded drop

Where Will The Points Come From?

With Sunderland out of both domestic cup competitions, attention can now focus solely on the daunting task of avoiding relegation from the Premier League but where will the points come from?

Hull City vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

The team sheets have been handed in and Gus Poyet has made six changes from the side which walked out at Wembley a week ago.

Has Poyet Finally Found His Solution To The Strike

With Jozy Altidore absent from Sunday's Capital One Cup Final, where does Gus Poyet look for goals as Sunderland battle in both the FA Cup and the Premier League Relegation dogfight?

Fan Focus: Cup Clash City Catchup

You may or may not have heard, but there is a pretty big game tomorrow, so we thought it wise to catch up with our Wembley opponents over at fellow SBN blog Bitter and Blue to talk all about the Cup Final

Blink And You'd Miss Him: Lewin Nyatanga

We’re back with the second installment in a series that is devoted to the anonymous. Names that have graced the back of the red and white shirt which we have long since forgotten about. This week we are proud to bring you, Lewin Nyatanga.

Preview: Much More Than A Dress Rehearsal

Sunderland travel to Manchester City in what is being billed as a preview of the upcoming Capital One Cup Final. However with a vital three points up for grabs, neither side will be looking ahead to their trip to Wembley just yet

Blink And You'd Miss Him: Benjani

You may remember an occasional feature we used to run on these pages dedicated to Sunderland Cult Heroes of past and present, well, we quite simply ran out of candidates to profile. So, instead we’re resurrecting the review, with a little twist...

Fan Focus: I'm Coming Home... Newcastle

Sunderland make the short trip up the road to visit our friend's on the Tyne for the second installment of the Tyne & Wear derby this year. We spoke with fellow SBN blog, Coming Home Newcastle, to guage how the old enemy are feeling ahead of tomorrow

Preview: Poyet Planning To Shuffle His Pack?

We just can't get enough of the domestic cups this year on Wearside as hot on the tails of Wednesday night's quite remarkable victory, Sunderland welcome conference side Kidderminster Harriers to the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup.

The Survival Race: The Runners And Riders

We take a closer look at the teams scrapping away at the foot of the Premier League and assess each club's chances of beating the drop with a closer look at their run in

Fan Focus: The Villain's Viewpoint

We caught up with Damian Dugdale from The Villa Blog to talk all things Benteke, Lambert and relegation ahead of tomorrow's hugely important game at The Stadium of Light

Sunderland's New Year Resolutions

With Christmas looming and in turn a New Year here at Roker Report we looked at some New Year Resolutions for the club to take note of. Let's hope however they aren't scrapped like many a new gym membership come February or, well, we're screwed

Fan Focus: No Physio Required With CFC

We caught up with top SBN Spurs blog Cartilage Free Captain to talk all things Spurs, AVB, Soldado and Wearside's missing son, Danny Rose

Stoke City Vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

The teams are in for today's epic battle with Stoke City, so let's see who's made the lineup...

Make Your Case: Fletcher Or Altidore?

Whilst Fabio Borini may believe he has some say in the matter it appears that the battle for the number one striker on Wearside is between the Scot, Steven Fletcher and the American, Jozy Altidore. We make our case for both

Fan Focus: City Chatter With Some Bitter Blues

For this week's Fan Focus article we speak to our SB Nation brethren Bitter & Blue, and in particular their writer Nayir Chowdhury about this week game with Manchester City.

Sunderland Vs Southampton: Player Ratings

Each time they step on the pitch, by word we have some opinions. Here's those on last night's midweek game with Southampton in the Capital One Cup

Fan Focus: Behind Enemy Lines With Leazes Terrace

We called a brief truce with the old enemy up the road to find out how the mood in the Newcastle camp is ahead of Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby

Fan Focus: When Roker Report Met Forza Swansea

We caught up with Chris Carra from Swansea Blog "Forza Swansea" for all the low down on Michael Laudrup, Wilfred Bony and of course Michu ahead of Saturday's fixture

Little Cause For Concern: The Positive Take On Gus

We're offering up two varied views on Gustavo Poyet today, and we start with the more positive look at what he will bring to the table...

Sunderland Vs Peterborough United: Player Ratings

We recap and review the performances of everyone who pulls on a Sunderland shirt week in, week out. Here's what we made of the individual performances against Peterborough United.

David Boyle: Top 3 Choices For Next Manager

In no way, shape or form do I have any idea who the next Sunderland gaffer will be but that hasn't stopped me having a stab in the dark anyway along with the rest of the team

Top Nine: Painful Refereeing Clangers

With Martin Atkinson's howler at the weekend costing Sunderland an opportunity to come away from the game against Arsenal with something to show for their efforts, we look back at some other costly mistakes from the officials over the years

Reasons To Be Cheerful... And Miserable!

Something for everyone in this weeks edition of Make Your Case as we bring you some reasons to cheer up, and some other points to bemoan...

Lee Cattermole: What Became Of The Teesside Lad?

With Di Canio supposedly mulling over a return for the former skipper, we ask if the time is right to welcome Lee Cattermole back into the fold

Di Canio: Should He Tone It Down?

Management by hand grenade or is a more measured approach now required from the Sunderland supremo?

Crystal Palace Vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

The team sheets are in for this evening's clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Who's in, who's out? It's all here...

Fan Focus: The Palace Perspective

We caught up with the lads at The Eagles Beak for all the Crystal Palace opinion you could need ahead of tomorrow's clash at Selhurst Park

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