Posts Tagged "Stoke City"

Manchester City, Stoke City, Cup Finals And Relegation

By on May 12, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

When Stoke City play Manchester City on Saturday, it won’t be the first time that the two sides have met at the end of the season. David Mayor reports on two very different sets of emotions. When my team, Manchester City, face Stoke City at Wembley this Saturday, it will, many of my nearest and dearest would say, be the biggest City game I’ve been to. The...

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Triumph of the Middle Class?

By on May 6, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

As another Premiership campaign winds down, most of the attention turns to those pitched battles near the bottom of the table, where clubs play a game of Musical Chairs to see who is the last one standing, or at the top where last gasps are exerted in the pursuit of shiny mugs festooned with ribbons. In a season that might very well end in Manchester United’s...

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Remembering The Burnden Park Disaster

By on Apr 17, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

As Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City take the pitch for their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium this afternoon, we could perhaps be forgiven for believing that there is a slight chill in the air. These are two sides whose continued presence in the game are a solid link with the past, but they are both clubs that have changed with the times. Perhaps the most...

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Match Of The Week 2: Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United

By on Mar 13, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Seriousness versus frivolity. Aesthetics versus the dour practicality of not having the money to be able to spend on the very best players in the world. It has felt this season as if there is a new schism opening up in football. It now feels as if there is a type of football that is artistically, technically and, dare we say it, morally superior to all others. At...

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