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Is Michael O'Neill the hero Stoke City needs?
12:01 Thursday 14th November 2019

When Stoke City fired manager Nathan Jones nine months into his tenure, questions were asked about who should take the vacant position. Since the departure of Mark Hughes in 2018, the situation in Staffordshire has gone from bad to worse, a…

Leeds United putting automatic promotion at risk with inconsistent form
15:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

That Marcelo Bielsa has stayed at Leeds until the end of the season is commendable given his antecedents. Of course, it has not been without some drama. A spying incident on Frank Lampard's Derby County made the headlines back in January,…

Premier League
Leon Balogun and Oghenekaro Etebo: What would these Eagles bring to Brighton and Stoke?
12:00 Saturday 16th June 2018

The World Cup is the only football event big enough to take the shine off the transfer market. European clubs, however, aren’t too distracted. Some teams, including Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City, are quietly going about their…

Premier League
The Run-in: 4 Premier League games with 4 to go
08:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

The Premier League title was decided months ago if we're honest. With a month remaining in the campaign, the four Champions League places are all but certain as well. So much for the notion of uber-competitive English football and the so-called…

Premier League
What did we learn from the Boxing Day fixtures?
17:00 Wednesday 27th December 2017

Well, that was a Christmas feast, wasn't it? Plenty of goals, an inflammatory press conference, and dubious refereeing decisions. Boxing Day served up a Christmas treat. Time to digest.  Snappy Mourinho fooling nobody Manchester…

Manchester United's Next Six: Predicting The Future
15:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

Manchester United are the talk of the Premier League. Jose Mourinho's side remain the only unbeaten team in the top flight. But what happens next? We've all done it. Admit it. We scour the fixture lists, bite our upper lip, and try to predict…

Anthony Martial - no improvement is the reason for his absence
19:37 Tuesday 21st February 2017

Anthony Martial was once known as the golden boy, the best in the U21 radar and who qualified for the award in Europe. 2017 hasn't been very kind to Martial, who has been left out of Jose's stratagem time and time again, but why? The answer…

The Premier league returns! 5 games we can't wait to see
01:07 Thursday 17th November 2016

Finally, the boring, or not so boring international break winds to a close – then comes a resumption of hostilities in the Premier League. We've waited for the return of the Premier League with bated breath; well, here are a few games we can't…

Five teams that need a resurgence when the Premier League resumes
16:28 Thursday 13th October 2016

As the international break finally comes to a close, we eagerly anticipate the resumption of hostilities in the domestic leagues. Our searchlight here being the Premier League. A few teams went into the break on a low, these teams desperately…

Match Report: Newcastle United 3-0 Stoke City (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
21:09 Sunday 22nd April 2012

I seem to have a standard opening to every single post I write, which usually consists of a comment about the dreamland my team is currently in, a remark about the players we somehow have been able to aquire and finally I'll probably say that…

Di Matteo making his mark early on
23:45 Tuesday 13th March 2012

Many looking in from the outside will  suggest that Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Stoke was a poor performance, how could a top team take over an hour to break down a Stoke side, reduced to 10 men after just 20 minutes?Although it was a frustrating…

Stoke City: Attacking The Defense
20:48 Friday 13th January 2012

Much has been praised about Tony Pulis's evolution of his Stoke City squad since promotion in 2008. The team has managed three successive, comfortable mid-table finishes and an FA Cup final appearance to boot by employing a shrewd transfer…

Predictions for 2012 - Part 1
02:52 Wednesday 4th January 2012

January/February – After naming Steven Gerrard man of the match against Newcastle despite only playing 30 minutes, Sky Sports confirm their undying love of Gerrard by declaring that 2012 will be known as the 'Year of the Gerrard'. Every man…

Match Report: Bolton 5-0 Stoke (Another Bolton Fan's Perspective)
01:07 Tuesday 8th November 2011

The demon that has haunted Bolton Wanderers for almost seven months was finally exorcised on Sunday. The Whites took their revenge on a dismal Stoke team, drained by their Europa League exploits. Ironically, entering the competition was the…

Stoke travel to the Thun-known
11:23 Thursday 18th August 2011

Thursday 18th August 2011, 6.45pm F.C. Thun vs Stoke City Arena Thun, Switzerland Stoke travel to Switzerland and will face an unknown prospect in playing on an artificial pitch. A prospect Tony Pulis isn't looking forward to."It is going to…