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Stoke City vs Chelsea - What can be learned?

Stoke City vs Chelsea - What can be learned?

The beginning of April this year, at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke v’s Chelsea. 97 minutes came and went, and what did we get. Chelsea dominating, Stoke staying strong, and one goal apiece. Should Chelsea have won? Were Stoke lucky, or just very good? Of course, the answers to these questions are in stats… Stoke City Line Up – Begovic; Wilson, Huth, Shawcross, Higginbotham; Pennent, Delap, Whelan, Etherington; Walters (Yellow) (Goal), Jones. Chelsea Line Up – Cech; Bosingwa (Yellow), Terry, David …
EPL, No Experience Necessary?

EPL, No Experience Necessary?

With six new signings already in a very pro-active summer break, Canary fans are left wondering who if anyone will be added to make up the final places in Paul Lambert’s 25 man squad. With all the new signings being from the already well established ‘Lambert Mould’ of hungry young players, eager to test themselves, supporters may worry that Lambert will forgo the temptation to add the one thing to his squad that it seems would calm their worries, Premier …
Baird | A Man For Every Position

Baird | A Man For Every Position

Having been Mr dependable and the man to call on whenever a whole is found in the starting 11, Chris Baird may well find himself as the first choice right sided defender at the club with John Pantsil having been released over the summer and Stephen Kelly being seen as, well, a last resort. Baird joined under Lawrie Sanchez as part of the Norn Iron invasion at the start of the 2007/08 season along with David Healy, Steve Davis and …
Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Our first game of the season is home to Manchester United, so what better way to preview the upcoming campaign then with a look at last year’s fixture between the two. It may seem odd to pick such a game, coming as it did, in the midst of Di Matteo’s barren Christmas spell, a five-match losing streak unlikely to give any Baggie a reason to be cheerful. Perhaps the away day at Arsenal or the home game to Blues was …
The Stoke City Rumour Mill

The Stoke City Rumour Mill

After a quick start to transfer window, with Liverpool and Manchester United making the big moves, things have settled down into a predictable pattern in England – Tevez wanting away, rumours of Drogba going every which way, and Adebayor annoying yet somebody else – or simply not being good enough. Stoke City have had a relatively quiet summer thus far, with their only signing being Jonathon Woodgate on a pay as you play deal from Tottenham, while releasing 3 players …
N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

Things can only get better for Wigan.. right?

Things can only get better for Wigan.. right?

Wigan. Oh dear, what an escape. 19th on the last day of the season, a narrow win at Stoke, along with other results going their way, ensured them EPL football for yet another season in 16th place . To go along with their squeaky bums, Wigan also held the honour for biggest home defeat – 6-0 to Chelsea in the middle of August, and lowest attendance of the season, with only 14,000 showing up to their home game against Wolves. …
Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

It’s been literally a tale of two half seasons for Newcastle’s return to the Premier League, as the first half of the season was steered by Chris Hughton, helped along with the presence and goals of Andy Carroll and a very brief appearance from Hatem Ben Arfa. In December, Hughton was, judged by many, to be unfairly sacked and Alan Pardew was brought in three days after his departure.  He only had Andy Carroll’s services for three games before he …
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