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Talking Tactics: Chelsea (A)

Paolo Di Canio's first game as Sunderland manager ended in defeat, but there were a few positives to take from the performance. This week's Talking Tactics analyses the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Preview: Tough Start For New Man Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio makes his bow as Sunderland manager in a very tough clash at Champions League contenders Chelsea. Can he make an instant impact? We've got all the team news and more right here in our preview...

Champions-Elect Unlikely To Come Bearing Gifts

Sunderland's need for points is getting desperate, but the feel-good factor at Manchester United has the whole squad eager to impress. Here's all you need to know before Saturday lunchtime's meeting between the two.

Talking Tactics: Norwich City (H)

We run our tactical finetooth comb through Sunderland's latest outing - a 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City.

Match Report: Sunderland 1-1 Norwich City

Martin O'Neill's midweek comments about his team lacking ability were again confirmed, as Sunderland failed to genuinely trouble 10-man Norwich City at the Stadium of Light.

Talking Tactics: Queens Park Rangers (A)

Our usual Monday afternoon read looks back at the weekend's game, with a tactical recap of Sunderland's defeat at Loftus Road.

Match Report: Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Sunderland

Sunderland's winless run stretched to four games as two stunning second half goals gave Queens Park Rangers a crucial win.

Talking Tactics: West Bromwich Albion (A)

We take our usual analytical look at the weekend’s game, and cast our eye over the events of Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Left Back Analysis: How Rose & Colback Compare

Of Sunderland’s 26 Premier League games thus far, Danny Rose or Jack Colback has been the starting left-back on 24 occasions. In the latest of our tactical analyses, we put the position under the microscope.

Preview: Sunderland Looking To Gun Down Arsenal

Sunderland host Arsenal this weekend hoping to get back to winning ways after last weeks dismal showing against Reading. Can they? Will they? Everything you need to make an informed decision is here in our preview!

Boro Now Out Of Graham Running

After it was reported that Middlesbrough had stolen a march on the pursuit of the Swansea frontman, by agreeing a fee in the region of £5m with the South Wales side.

Talking Tactics: Swansea City (H)

After each game game we get all nerdy and recap it looking at stats, graphs, figures and more in Talking Tactics. Here's a recap of the Swansea City game last night.

'Modern' Swans Highlight Back To Basics Need

In a rare-reappearance of the Roker Ramble we take a very brief look at Swansea. Like them? Love them? The truth behind them lies somewhere in between...

Talking Tactics: Wigan Athletic (A)

Time for your usual tactical recap of the weekend’s game, with a subtle change in proceedings bringing a fifth win in eight in the league.

Preview: Can Cats Make Reebok Comeback Count?

Sunderland and Bolton slog it out tonight for the right to meet Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup, but can they make that spirited comeback at the Reebok count?

Talking Tactics: Liverpool (A)

We look back at the Liverpool game with a tactical eye. You think that might sound ridiculous given the showing, but there was more to the game than just us being complete morons.

Talking Tactics: Southampton (A)

Every week we take a tactical look at the game gone by. Obviously we usually do this straight after the game, but Jesus' birthday party kind of got in the way a little bit. Anyway, here's our look back at all the stats and graphs from Southampton.

Preview: Can The Cats Be Sinners At The Saints

Christmas means one thing: football, and lots of it. Sunderland's festive fixtures begin with a trip down South, and a meeting against a somewhat in-form Southampton. Team news and much, much more follows.

Preview: It's Take Two As Reading Come To Town

Sunderland’s scheduled first home game of the season can finally take place, in December, as the rearranged clash with Reading gives the Black Cats a chance to claw themselves out of the bottom three.

Talking Tactics: Chelsea (H)

Two teams struggling for a win in the Premier League met at the Stadium of Light as Chelsea travelled to the North-East on the back of an impressive 6-1 win in Europe.

O'Neill's Quest For Transformation Off & On Pitch

Each and every week we provide our views to The Durham Times, one of our favourite local newspapers. You can pick up a copy every Friday for just 50p rather than read this out of date version if you want. The decision is yours.

Top Ten: Martin O'Neill's Magical Moments

In an effort to get some positivity on Wearside, we count down our ten most magical moments which have came under the reign of Martin O'Neill at Sunderland. Join us, and see if you agree or disagree...

Talking Tactics: West Bromwich Albion (H)

Time for our game-by-game tactical recap. We of course now head back to Saturday lunchtime's 2-4 home defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, where of course there's plenty to be learned.

Preview: Sunderland Looking To Boss The Baggies

It's time for our preview of this weekend's game, in which Sunderland host a dangerous looking West Bromwich Albion side looking to show the rest of the country that they are the real deal. Here's everything you need ahead of the game.

Preview: Any Comforts To Be Found At The Cottage?

Sunderland head to the capital this weekend to try and find an end to their recent struggles. Will they find the Cottage a comforting one?

Talking Tactics: Aston Villa (H)

Another defeat, and another need to look at it in great depth as we bust out the stats and graphs in another thrilling edition of Talking Tactics...

Cup Capitulation Questions O’Neill’s Conviction

Every week we provide our views to top local newspaper, The Durham Times. You can pick up a copy each and every week for just 50p from your local newsagents, or visit the papers website for the latest news in the North East - www.durhamtimes.co.uk

Talking Tactics: Stoke City (A)

We go over the 0-0 draw with Stoke City with a fine tooth-comb and see if we can see just what went wrong, went right and you never know, we might just work out the answers to our goal-scoring problems... (not likely, but worth a read anyway).

Talking Tactics: Newcastle United (H)

Once again it's time for us to take a tactical and statistical look back at the previous game, and here we do so for the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Wear-Tyne Derby.

Preview: Everything In Place For A Classic

The Wear-Tyne derby is now very much upon us. We've mocked, we've looked at them tactically and from every other angle possible but now it's time for our ultimate prematch preview. You know what you'll find here - everything to get you ready.

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