Southampton vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke head to St.Mary's on Saturday hoping to build on their 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, while Southampton go into the game on the back of a four game unbeaten run in the league. Stoke's win over the red side of Manchester saw them end a run of six games without a win and pushed them up to 11th in the table, 3 points above the relegation zone. Stoke will need to improve on their poor away record …
What will Mark Hughes bring to Stoke City? | Stats Analysis

What will Mark Hughes bring to Stoke City? | Stats Analysis

Mark Hughes was officially appointed as the new Stoke City manager on 30th May 2013 following the sacking of Tony Pulis and I must admit my first thoughts were “thank God”. I’d like to make it quite clear that this was in no way a slur against Stoke, their chairman Peter Coates, their fans or Hughes himself; this was because of who they had been linked with. For a long time the man Stoke were rumoured to be close to …
EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City | A Tactical and Statistical Review

West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City | A Tactical and Statistical Review

A game of two halves? Maybe so, but a thoroughly entertaining game with two very committed teams, that could have gone either way. Stoke took the lead in the 13th minute with a very well worked corner routine that saw Jon Walters pull off of George McCartney, his marker at the back post, and with the help of a Charlie Adam block, Walters found himself free at the front post to sweep home the game’s opening goal with an excellent …
New Season, Old Tactics as Stoke choke at Reading | Stats Report

New Season, Old Tactics as Stoke choke at Reading | Stats Report

[caption id="attachment_17689" align="alignleft" width="265" caption="Stoke in control as Kightly scores 34th minute opener."][/caption] Stoke failed to hold on to a 1-0 lead after three questionable substitutions allowed Premier League new-boys Reading a route back into the game. The Potters took a first half lead in the 34th minute through debutant Michael Kightly and went on to control the game going into the latter stages. However a devastating change in tactics from the Stoke manager allowed a late Adam Le Fondre …
Stoke v Everton | Are the Stoke Stereotypes True?

Stoke v Everton | Are the Stoke Stereotypes True?

Everton are hoping to score four in four consecutive league games – a club first. The Fulham win was the first time Everton have scored three or more in three consecutive league games since 1964. The way Everton are playing, they will think anything is possible. However, the Britannia is a tough place to go with Everton failing to score in their last two visits. Everton lost at home to Stoke in December and have failed to score in their …
Newcastle v Stoke | Stat Attack Preview

Newcastle v Stoke | Stat Attack Preview

So, to the home stretch of what has been an almightily successful season for Newcastle United.  The Toon go into their remaining 5 fixtures looking to surpass the 60 point mark for just the 7th time in their Premier League history, 4 of them coming in their first 4 seasons in the new top flight. And, next up is Stoke City. The last 6 meetings between the two have brought about 2 wins each, 2 draws and 11 goals a …
Aston Villa stalemate with Stoke | Edging closer to safety

Aston Villa stalemate with Stoke | Edging closer to safety

Aston Villa edged that little step closer to securing their Premier League status for another season with their 14th Premier League draw of the season a record they hold above the entire Premier League table to-date Having played 32 matches so far Aston Villa’s Win/Lose/ Ratio’s read Win 21.88% Lose 34.38% Draw 43.75% Aston Villa took the lead on 32 minutes thanks to, the ever-improving Austrian, Andreas Weimann with a great individual strike at goal.  Stoke City equalised mid-way through the …
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