Stoke vs Liverpool - I'm eating my words

Stoke vs Liverpool - I'm eating my words

A second one nil win of the season, and a fourth match unbeaten see’s Tony Pulis’ men rise to 4th in the Premier League table, one place above their opponents yesterday, Liverpool.  It was another dogged performance from Stoke, who saw two of their three big money signings make their debuts in Crouch and Palacios. But it was Walters who become the hero of the day, winning and scoring a penalty midway through the first half, and Begovic kept up …
Palacios & Crouch | You're not listening Tony

Palacios & Crouch | You're not listening Tony

It’s nearly deadline day, and what does that mean? Last minute panic buys from mid table clubs, and selling your best player with no time to spend the money of course. Stoke have done some good business this summer, with Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson both coming in to improve on an already very solid defence, but with no new strikers or midfielders coming in, Pulis seems set to rely on youth to back up his established stars. A lot …
Stoke City v Liverpool | Weekend Preview / Rant

Stoke City v Liverpool | Weekend Preview / Rant

The last time these two met at the Britannia, Liverpool were in chaos. Still under the leadership of Roy Hodgson,  with Fernando Torres up front and Kyrgiakos still giving the fans nightmares, Liverpool’s season before Dalglish looked bleak. And indeed, shipping two goals to goal shy Stoke would signal to most teams that their season wasn’t completely on the right track. But while Liverpool turned it around, and Stoke cruised during the second half of the season, for one wonderful …
Stoke City | Smash and Grab

Stoke City | Smash and Grab

Stoke remained unbeaten in all competitions after a comfortable win in the Europa League midweek, while West Brom came into the game looking to kick start their Premier League campaign following a 4-1 victory in the Carling Cup. The fixture finished 3-0 to Stoke at the Hawthorns last season, in where 2 goals came from the penalty spot and West Brom dominated from the statistical point of view. This time around, it was anyone’s game. Would Stoke suffer from another …
Stoke | Same as last year, please?

Stoke | Same as last year, please?

20/11/2010 – Hawthorns, West Bromwich West Bromwich Albion 0 – Stoke City 3 Line Ups: WBA – Carson; Jara, Ibanez, Cech, Tamas; Mulumbu, Barnes, Scharner, Morrison, Thomas; Odemwingie. Subs – Cox for Morrison, Tchoyi for Barnes, Dorrans for Mulumbu. Stoke – Begovic; Shawcross, Wilkinson, Huth, Collins; Whitehead, Delap, Pennant, Etherington (Goal); Jones, Fuller. Subs – Tuncay for Pennant, Walters (Goal x 2) for Etherington, Wilson for Fuller. In a game where Stoke only managed 34.6% of possession – a stat …
Norwich City vs Stoke City | Report

Norwich City vs Stoke City | Report

After a second draw in two games for both teams in the league this season, Norwich stand one place above Stoke in the table.  What do you mean, that means nothing at this point in the season?! Wolves are quite obviously favourites to win the league you know? In a match that went to ‘Fergie’ time, were Stoke their usual tight fisted self’s? Or did they open up in the face of seemingly inferior opponents? Carrow Road, Norwich – Attendance …
Stoke vs Norwich | Error, no stats available

Stoke vs Norwich | Error, no stats available

There are no stats for Norwich, up until last weekend. It’s been that long since they graced the EPL, yet it doesn’t feel like yesterday I was enjoying some Darren Huckerby on Match of the Day. After an opening weekend draw at Wigan, and some exceptional performances in the Championship last season, Norwich look to be more the capable of mounting a challenge to stay up this season. Stoke continue their season after two good results this past week, a …
Stoke | Who is the Fairest one of all?

Stoke | Who is the Fairest one of all?

Firstly, can I just say – Aguero has been this good for years. He could be better than Messi in the future. Someone who won’t be, ever, is Ryan Shawcross. Woodgate was a Galactico at one point, perhaps the only player to be good enough to be signed, but inconsistent enough to make a mess of it. Both are now at Stoke City, facing stiff completion to secure a starting berth and both could have a credible shout at an …
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