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August 22, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/22/2011

Stoke managed to overcome their considerable fatigue and a slow start to avoid too much of an upset as they drew with Premier League new boys Norwich City on a sunny Sunday afternoon in East Anglia.

August 16, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/16/2011

Stoke survived a second half onslaught as they kept Andres Villa-Boas’ Chelsea at bay and despite losing Etherington and Delap to injury managed to claim their first point of the season.

August 5, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/05/2011

Stoke ensured their European adventure continued as local lad Ryan Shotton helped seal the victory at the death on a hot and hostile evening in Split.

August 1, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 08/01/2011

Stoke welcomed European opposition for the first time at the Britannia on an historical evening in the Potteries and despite having very little pre season behind them, went on to record a creditable 1-0 victory.

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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