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The End Of Another Era… This Time, For Stoke City

Whether it was the right time for Tony Pulis to leave Stoke City or not, there can be little question that his departure from the Britannia Stadium marks the end of an era for the club.

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May 22, 2013
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

The coming nine season will be the fifth since Stoke City ascended back to the Premier League, and in surviving comfortably in this division they continue to frustrate the game’s self-appointed purists. Stoke remain the nearest thing that the division has to an antithesis of the self-image of twenty-first century football. They neither tiki nor…

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August 17, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Stoke City

The next in our series of Match Of The Past – which will have covered all twenty Premier League clubs soon and will be moving onto the Football League thereafter – focusses on Stoke City, and six matches covering the years between 1970 and 1996. The 1970s were a happy decade for the club. In…

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July 3, 2012
Ian

The Welcome Return Of The Crouchasaurus

Fifty-eight minutes of largely uninspiring football had been played when, quite out of the blue, we witnessed one of the greatest moments of this Premier League season, and all from the most unexpected of sources. It could be argued that there was something defiantly Stoke City about Peter Crouch’s goal against Manchester City last night….

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March 25, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Stoke City

According to the current Premier League orthodoxy, the Vandals are playing the Visigoths at Molineux this afternoon. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City don’t fit with the marketing profile of the division. These are two clubs that upset people aesthetically. They’re not as glamorous as some would like, and they don’t play football in the way…

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December 17, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

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…

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August 5, 2011
Ian
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