Posts Tagged "Stoke City"

FA Cup Replay: Cardiff City 0-2 Stoke City (AET)

By on Jan 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

One of the sure-fire signs of the arrival of the New Year, along with even guiltier than usual looking smokers, piles of reduced Thorntons chocolate reindeer and streets littered with sad looking, decaying Christmas Trees is that January is the season for the annual obituaries for the FA Cup. This annual debate is unlikely to ever be conclusively resolved (the...

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Match Of The Midweek: Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa

Match Of The Midweek: Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa

By on Sep 13, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

With three losses from their opening three matches, Stoke City have a problem. Their third season back in the Premier League has begun with three losses and it is only the dismal form of West Ham United that is keeping them off the bottom of the Premier League table, although there is an element of falseness about their position, since two of their three defeats...

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The Premier League Previews 2010/11, Part 14: Stoke City – Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

The Premier League Previews 2010/11, Part 14: Stoke City – Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

By on Aug 10, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 8 comments

It is a reflection of the financial rewards on offer in modern football that teams have to do what they have to do on the pitch in order to survive and that sometimes what they have to do isn’t that pretty. Stoke City’s promotion into the Premier League just over two years ago was something of surprise in itself and they were, accordingly, widely tipped...

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How Ben Foster Highlights The Farce Of The Loan System

How Ben Foster Highlights The Farce Of The Loan System

By on May 22, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

Ben Foster has made news today by becoming the first player to openly criticise the Manchester United fans’ Green and Gold campaign to oust the Glazer family. However, something more surprising struck me in the Daily Telegraph’s report. Ben Foster is 27 years old. Who else realised that? Seemingly seen as one of the young pretenders to the England goalkeeper role,...

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