Has Stoke's Fortress Been Knocked Down?

Has Stoke's Fortress Been Knocked Down?

Beneath the overcast skies and amongst the silenced crowd at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke City were being tortured and torn apart at will by Mauricio Pochettino's impressive Tottenham outfit. A Son Heung Min brace and a goal each from the young Dele Alli and Harry Kane handed Spurs a win that would probably go on to recapitulate the peak of their form at the end of the season. And the sauntering of Mark Hughes' men came just months after Tottenham had …
Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

With the Premier League season nearly upon us, I take a comprehensive look at the 20 competing teams. Hopefully this guide can help you to decide to have a punt on who could win the league or get relegated this season over at https://matchbook.com/. AFC Bournemouth Any sane England fan should have wanted Eddie Howe as the next national team boss. Howe has demonstrated himself as a highly capable manager and what he and his side achieved last season was nothing …
Gylfi Sigurdsson - A Good Fit for Everton?

Gylfi Sigurdsson - A Good Fit for Everton?

Everton have yet to make an outfield signing this summer and they will be hoping to accelerate their transfer business in the coming weeks. It is clear from the players they have been linked with that a goalscoring midfielder and a new keeper are a priority for Ronald Koeman. They were believed to be in for Gini Wijnaldum, who has since joined rivals Liverpool. A new link made on Friday was with Gylfi Sigurdsson, which is exciting for Everton fans. The …
2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

2015-16 Premier League Season Review: Part One

Some people believe the 2015-16 Premier League season was one of the greatest in history. In truth, it was one of the worst in terms of quality but the fairytale story which followed Leicester City to being crowned the league champions has been one of the greatest achievements in the history of English football. Nothing would surpass the highlight of the Foxes lifting the Premier League trophy but there’s been plenty of let downs, big money transfers, manager sackings and …
Stoke City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City are the latest obstacle in Tottenham's improbable title charge on Monday evening and they themselves have relatively little to play for over the run in. Mark Hughes' men have once again made great strides forward as a club and have showed signs of becoming a side capable of challenging in the top six, but it may be a season too soon for them to finish higher than mid table. Meanwhile their opponents Spurs have overachieved and look set …
Who Is Stoke's New Record Transfer: Giannelli Imbula Player Profile

Who Is Stoke's New Record Transfer: Giannelli Imbula Player Profile

While deadline day 2016 was considered a quiet one, we still saw the biggest move in England transpire and a team break their transfer record.  This happened with Stoke City's £18.3m signing of Belgian born midfielder Giannelli Imbula.  After breaking their transfer window just six months ago with the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke have continued to be ambitious in the transfer window. Imbula made a summer move from Olympique de Marseille to FC Porto for about £15.1m.  While it was …
Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

One can be forgiven for struggling to believe what was going on at Old Trafford when Manchester United managed to put two goals past Stoke City inside the first 45 minutes after a dozen games without scoring at home in the Premier League. A dozen halves at Old Trafford without registering a goal - six full games, in theory, whichever way we look at it, Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United typifies mediocrity and cowardice for most of this campaign. The …
Wembley Bound Liverpool Struggle Against Stoke

Wembley Bound Liverpool Struggle Against Stoke

You would have thought I'd have known better at my age when I thought Liverpool would sail through the second leg of the Capital One Cup Semi-Final at home against Stoke City no bother. I think there would have been a better chance of me winning tonight's Euro millions lottery than that happening. Liverpool started the brighter of the two teams but for me manager Jürgen Klopp made a mistake in his selection, he should have played Joe Allen instead …
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