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October 26, 2010
Posted by James Whittaker on 10/26/2010

We were so desperately unlucky to come away from the game with nothing when it could have been a very different story had the referee not bottled the big decision of the game by not sending off Gary Neville on his 600th appearance for the club.

October 19, 2010
Posted by James Whittaker on 10/19/2010

...and another for everyone else it seems as Arsenal picked up their 3rd Red Card of the Season to leave Wenger’s cheeks much the same colour as he faced yet more calls of hypocrisy given his outspoken stance on the very same issue the latest card punished, ironically even commenting on it in the game's programme notes.

Posted by James Whittaker on 10/19/2010

Stoke were so unfortunate not to get something from this game as we were once again given an inept referee who missed at least one penalty decision and a red for the eventual match winner.

October 8, 2010
Posted by James Whittaker on 10/08/2010

So, Danny Murphy is the latest saint to do the World a favour by trying to rid the game of bad tackles. Murphy joins Wenger in his myopic pursuit of playing the beautiful game without contact, but perhaps Mr Murphy should look at himself before criticising his fellow professionals.

October 5, 2010
Posted by James Whittaker on 10/05/2010

Stoke turned in their best performance of the season and, despite only winning by 1 goal, completely dominated Blackburn as they came out on top in what was wrongly labelled by many lazy journalists as the “battle of the bruisers” to hit the dizzy heights of 7th in the League.

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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