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Reasons For Optimism After American Tour
11:00 Tuesday 7th August 2012

Wednesday evening brought an end to Stoke City's three game tour of America. The trip will have undoubtedly raised the profile of the club across the pond but the primary purpose was to build up fitness and to utilise the friendly matches to…

Revolution Essential To Stoke City's Continued Success
22:55 Sunday 29th July 2012

Defeat to Columbus Crew in Ohio on Monday evening underlined the need for manager Tony Pulis to make changes to his tactical approach and playing staff.The fixture may have only been the second of what is always a gruelling pre-season but the…

Stoke City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Stoke City Fan's Perspective)
13:26 Sunday 8th April 2012

Robert Huth and Peter Crouch goals once again condemned Wolves to defeat in the Premier League.After the pair struck in the reverse fixture at Molineux in December, their second half goals were enough to claim Stoke the win, after Michael Kightly…

Match Report: Stoke City 1-1 Manchester City (Stoke Fan's Perspective)
18:59 Sunday 25th March 2012

In a week when Lionel Messi broke records for Barcelona, the most technically gifted ‘big man' in world football, Peter Crouch, stole sporting headlines with a sublime volley to dent Manchester City's title hopes.The 6ft 7in striker's goal…

Match Report: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Stoke City (Stoke Fan's Perspective)
10:55 Thursday 22nd March 2012

Stoke City came so close to claiming their first ever double over Tottenham in the league, however Rafael Van der Vaart headed past Asmir Begovic in the third minute of added time to deny them victory.Cameron Jerome had prodded the Potters…

Match Report: Liverpool 2-1 Stoke City
18:37 Monday 19th March 2012

Stoke City's run in this year's FA Cup came to end after defeat against Liverpool at Anfield in a even contest. The Potters‘ 149 year wait to lift the famous trophy will continue for another season as goals from Luis Suarez and Stuart Downing…

Match Report: Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City (Stoke Fan's Perspective)
19:50 Sunday 11th March 2012

With the pre-match hype all about Roberto Di Matteo's first Premier League game in charge of Chelsea since Andre Villas-Boas was sacked last week, it was Stoke's Ricardo Fuller and Chelsea's Didier Drogba that played pivotal roles in the outcome…

Match Report: Stoke City 1-0 Norwich City (Stoke Fan's Perspective)
21:26 Saturday 3rd March 2012

Matthew Etherington's second half strike was enough to claim victory for the Potters as they overcame the high flying Canaries.Both teams sprung surprises pre-match with Norwich deciding to bench inform striker Steve Morison whilst Stoke brought…

Match Report: Stoke City 2-0 Swansea City
19:38 Monday 27th February 2012

In what can only be described as a dire game void of any creative football from either side, it was the Potters who claimed victory courtesy of first-half headers from Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch. The victory brought an end to Stoke's four…

Stoke City v Valencia Match Preview
21:21 Monday 13th February 2012

Thursday evening sees Stoke City take on Valencia in the UEFA Europa League for a place in the last 16 of the competition.The Potters go into the two-legged encounter on the back of four consecutive Premier League defeats, while Valencia thumped…

Match Report: Fulham 2-1 Stoke City
00:20 Sunday 12th February 2012

Stoke City suffered their fourth defeat on the bounce in the Premier League meaning they have now lost on their last seven visits to the capital city.The Potters gave themselves an uphill task after Pavel Pogrebnyak had fired Fulham into the…

Match Report: Stoke City 0-1 Sunderland
23:31 Sunday 5th February 2012

In a game that was played out in continual snowfall and swirling winds, it was Sunderland who came out the other side after Stoke defender Robert Huth had been frozen out. The match was nothing more than a non-event for large periods as both…

Match Report: Manchester United 2-0 Stoke City
23:55 Thursday 2nd February 2012

The Potters once again left empty handed from their visit to Old Trafford as two penalties either side of half-time condemned them to eight consecutive defeats at the home of the Red Devils.Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov slotted away…

Match Report - Derby County 0-2 Stoke City
13:13 Sunday 29th January 2012

Stoke eased passed a below par Derby and into the fifth round of The FA Cup courtesy of strikes from Cameron Jerome and Robert Huth in each half.In truth The Rams offered little, with striker Callum Ball being as effective as the famous double…

Match Report - Stoke City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
12:37 Sunday 22nd January 2012

West Brom managed to lift the long-running hoodoo held over them by The Potters since 1982 and in turn gave Stoke their fifth lose of the season at home.The high winds made for a tightly contested affair with both teams having the chances to…