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 …
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 City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

Stoke City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

The second bore draw of the opening weekend of the EPL went down at the Britannia Stadium as Chelsea were held by Stoke City. The same fixture last season gave us a 1-1 draw, with Chelsea in the driving seat throughout, and Stoke being the solid outfit we’ve come to expect of them. Was it the same story this time round? Or did Stoke turn the tables and dominate the Pensioners this time around? Stoke City FC – Begovic; Wilson …
Top Flight Black Country Derby

Top Flight Black Country Derby

It is unquestionably one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, it brings sell outs, occasional scraps and dickie tummies all over the Midlands. Of course, I am talking about the Black Country Derby. [caption id="attachment_2258" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Vela to the rescue"][/caption] February 2011 saw the first top flight derby between the two for 27 years, so with the rivalry at its most electric, a lot more than just 3 points was up for grabs in each game. Over the …
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