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August 30, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/30/2009

Stoke built on their 3 points against Burnley with another 3 against big spending Sunderland. A Kitson goal and and another dogged defensive display ensured city bagged the points and gained their third clean sheet in 4 games.

August 27, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/27/2009

Stoke City tonight were on the verge of confirming a sucker punch to their relegation rivals by announcing the double signing of Robert Huth and Sanli Tuncay as Muhammad Ali wasn't the only big name frequenting the Britannia this afternoon. Unconfirmed reports from various news outlets suggest Pulis has pulled off a masterstroke by actually confirming the audacious £11m swoop on Middlesborough.

August 23, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/23/2009

In a game that could have been a throwback to this very fixture at the old Victoria Ground, Stoke took their first away point of the season on a sweltering day at St Andrews. It was a typical Stoke.v.Birmingham game, long ball after long ball, head tennis around the middle and, once more, an unhealthy reliance on Mr Delap and his not so secret weapon.

August 21, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/21/2009

Unconfirmed reports today have suggested that Tony Pulis has ended his search for an Assistant Manager by appointing former Thai National Boss Peter Reid.

August 20, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/20/2009

The sight of Cresswell's name on the teamsheet sent a shiver down my spine, again he gets on the pitch, again he starts an important Premier league game and again he failed to have any positive impact on the game whatsoever.

August 19, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/19/2009

Liverpool 0-0 Stoke was the score 11 months ago as Stoke got their first away point in their return to the top division….it was also the most uncomfortable match I have ever, ever watched…

From the moment Gerrard’s effort was disallowed, it seemed a matter of when and not if Liverpool would score..and this was in the 1st minute; what followed for the next 93 minutes or so was a dogged and spirited display from a wall of Yellow warriors as well as a near on coronary for yours truly.

August 16, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/16/2009

2 goals, 3 points, a clean sheet and £10 on Shawcross to score first at 28/1 – a pretty much perfect Saturday for this Stokie!

The sun basked down on the windswept Britannia as the ever vociferous Stoke faithful cheered their heroes on to another Potters win – but the performance on the day further illustrated the need for Pulis to again work his magic in the transfer market before the end of the window on the 1st September.

James Whittaker James Whittaker is a football writer and ardent Stoke fan. Having moved to Leeds as a youngster his father refused to take him to his local Championship winning side and instead insisted he chose the Third Division team of his forefathers, Stoke City. Since then there has been no looking back and having been brought up on a diet of Dave Rowson, Kyle Lightbourne and John Gayle, is now embracing the dizzy heights of the top flight for the first time in his life. Fiercely loyal, though always welcoming sensible chat and debate, you can find him on Twitter @ESPN_Stoke

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