Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable
Feb12

Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable

It’s safe to say it hasn’t been the greatest month or so for Stoke. The last five games have resulted in a hat-trick of 3-0 defeats and exits from both cup competitions. It might sound like common sense with the facts above, but the period has seen a huge problem with not only keeping goals out, but scoring them at the other end. The former you can sort of understand with captain Ryan Shawcross out injured, Geoff Cameron on the...

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Four things we learned from Stoke’s Capital One Cup exit
Jan28

Four things we learned from Stoke’s Capital One Cup exit

There’s no worse way to lose than on penalties… Particularly not in a semi-final after you have won on the night 1-0. Stoke went to Anfield with a tough task on Wednesday following a 1-0 defeat on home turf in the first leg, but performed fantastically and were in control throughout the 120 minutes. The defeat at the Brit at the beginning of the month proved to be the downfall, and even a draw in early January would have seen...

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Stoke must think twice about new Arnie deal
Jan18

Stoke must think twice about new Arnie deal

IT’S that time of year again… the January transfer window is open and the rumour mill is in full swing. To say that you have to be careful what you read is an understatement, but there has been a few interesting stories surrounding Stoke, including current players as well as potential incomings. I personally tend to stay away from social media nowadays and don’t tend to believe anything I read that doesn’t come for a personal reliable...

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Stoke’s inconsistency is frustrating, but fans can’t really complain
Jan04

Stoke’s inconsistency is frustrating, but fans can’t really complain

Without doubt, this Stoke team has come on leaps and bounds and has the potential to go on and do well in the next couple of seasons. The last six months or so have seen Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea all defeated at the Britannia Stadium, and the two Christmas results against United and particularly Everton at Goodison has had many raving about the attacking talent in the side. This is before mentioning a...

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Philipp Wollscheid: Stoke City’s unsung hero
Dec18

Philipp Wollscheid: Stoke City’s unsung hero

In football, without doubt, fans have their favourites and their scapegoats. There are certain players that can’t do any wrong, and others who are the excuse when something goes wrong. At Stoke over the years there has been plenty of them, from Richard Cresswell to Danny Pugh, Ryan Shotton to Dean Whitehead, and even a player still at the club now in Jon Walters, just to name a few. I think it’s only fair that when one of these...

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Why Stoke are well-equipped to deal with busy Christmas period
Dec04

Why Stoke are well-equipped to deal with busy Christmas period

It’s going to be a tough six weeks or so for Stoke. Not only does December provide a busy schedule as always, but January features Premier League games, the third round of the FA Cup and, of course, a two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final tie. That would be difficult for anyone, but considering the level of opponents it’s even harder. The next three teams to visit the Brit are Man City, Manchester United and Palace, with away...

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