Posts Tagged "Stoke City"

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

By on Aug 5, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

Twelfth, eleventh, thirteenth. Stoke City start their fourth season in the Premier League having been a model of consistency during their time back in the top flight, but this season will bring new challenges that the club has not faced before. The club’s run in the FA Cup came to frame their season but, even though they ended that run at Wembley with a defeat...

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Charlie, Neil & George’s Adventures In Search Of El Dorado

By on Jun 5, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

In the modern era, the notion of the professional footballer travelling abroad has become part and parcel of the game, and even Britons get involved. It doesn’t always work out, of course – for every Chris Waddle, who sparkled on the Mediterranean coast for Olympique de Marseille, there has been a Luther Blissett – but more and more players that...

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Match Of The Week: The 2011 FA Cup Final: Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City

By on May 15, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

For those of us that consider the Premier League to be little more of a diversion than any of football’s other myriad of competitions, it had been easy to switch off over the last few days and pretend that this wasn’t happening. The full extent of the debasement of the FA Cup by the Premier League and Sky Sports probably didn’t hit home until about...

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Great Expectations And The FA Cup

By on May 13, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Either Stoke City or Manchester City will win their first trophy since the 1970s tomorrow afternoon, but Mark Brophy wonders whether the glowing feeling that comes with it may turn out to be more fleeting than they might hope.   The FA Cup Final this weekend will, unusually, be contested by two teams for whom fans under the age of forty will struggle to remember...

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