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November 30, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/30/2009

Considering this was a scoreless draw it was a pretty entertaining game with Stoke perhaps feeling a little unlucky not to come away with all 3 points - overall some decent football played too which was the best thing to come out of the afternoon...

November 24, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/24/2009

I imagine Paul Hart would have expected Tony Pulis to turn up to his post match interview wearing an eye patch such was Stoke’s fortune at winning a game, on the balance of play, we really didn’t deserve to.

A great and very welcomed 3 points but there are still a number of key themes to be addressed; though whilst the results are still good it is hard to justify making such a big deal about them but I really do think there are problems.

November 17, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/17/2009

The Hull result really knocked me for six, I think it was frustration that had crept up from the last few weeks added to the almost derby like bragging rights from our promotion neighbours. The thing that really disappointed me though was the reaction of certain people after that game.

For the first time in a long time, I stayed away from the club’s forums for the best part of a week, a mass departure from my normal routine of checking in at least once an hour every single day.

November 10, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/10/2009

Once again we managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Hull came from behind in injury time,

November 3, 2009
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/03/2009

A colleague came up to me today and said “How many points are your lot on now – 16?” and I said that it was 15 before backtracking quickly.. Saturday’s game felt like a loss and it’s easy to forget that we did actually come away with something, albeit a solitary point when 3 looked so likely in the first half.

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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