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 …
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 …
Jarvis or Etherington for England?

Jarvis or Etherington for England?

Last season saw Matty Jarvis become Wolves' first England player since Steve Bull back in 1990. For many of us Wolves fans, it was a proud moment for our player to showcase his skills and abilities to the nation. We all know how good Jarvo has been over the last 4 years, with his  blistering pace and sublime skill to out-do even some of the most experienced full-backs in the league. However, thirty miles up the M6 in the nearby Potteries, there …
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 …
Freebies | From the Hammers to the Brittania?

Freebies | From the Hammers to the Brittania?

What do Sol Campbell, John Carew, Marcus Bent, James McFadden, Bolo Zenden and Jason Koumas have in common? Apart from being decent squad players at the very least, they are all available, right now, at a fee of absolutely nothing Add to this list, Matthew Upson and Thomas Hitzlsperger, as well as former frees Kieron Dyer, Daniel Gabbidon – all formerly of West Ham, and you have the potential for a decent team. Never before has there been such an influx of quality players into the market at the same time, and it …
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