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March 28, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 03/28/2011

Stoke were linked with Leeds' Robert Snodgrass at the weekend, and bar the odd televised game most Stoke fans know very little about him so I caught up with my Leeds supporting mate Phil for the lowdown on the Scot who famously turned down a trial with Barcelona to stay in his homeland.

March 22, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 03/22/2011

Stoke turned in their biggest win in the Premier League as they hit Newcastle for four at a sunny Britannia Stadium taking them back into the top half of the table. The team well and truly picked up where they left off last week and any fears of a lack of focus were dispelled four fold as a confident, in form Potters side took advantage of a poor Newcastle display which will have fans of the Magpies more than a little concerned.

March 15, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 03/15/2011

And we’re going to Wembley! In a week where cup fever was a welcome distraction from a poor run of form in the league, the Potters emerged victorious, downing West Ham as they confirmed their place in the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley. It’s been an up and down season taking in some frustrating performances and even worse team selections but it seems the stars were aligned on Sunday as everything seemed to come together to take us to our first FA Cup Semi Final since 1972. The team was the right one, the players all turned up hungry and the crowd in magnificent voice, it was back to the passionate, backs to the wall performances last seen in our maiden premier league season, and it worked.

March 2, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 03/02/2011

Stoke stumbled their way to a draw after another inept home display that left many shaking their heads in frustration and wondering when we’ll start seeing some more positive play from a team seemingly bereft of any attacking intent not involving a 60 yard punt or howitzer from the sidelines.

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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