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September 27, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/27/2011

Stoke put a horrendous result and sub standard Cup game behind them as they bounced back in spectacular fashion to take a point from the Man Utd express who had previously crushed all before them.

September 22, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/22/2011

Selling Tuncay was one of the most controversial moves of Tony Pulis’ Stoke career - in a side crying out for a bit of flair and creativity, there was a lot of supporter unrest following the mercurial Turk’s sale. Even now, Tunny’s name is often brought up as we struggle to replace him and the spark he brought to the side.

September 20, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/20/2011

The script seem to have been written weeks ago, I have been banging on about the same issues and concerns but have been shouted down by various people as moaning when we were on an almost record breaking ubeaten run. A lot of those issues came to a head on Sunday as we we were utterly woeful and bereft of any clue on how to get back into a game that was effectively lost after ten minutes.

September 17, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/17/2011

If you had offered me a point at kick off, especially seeing the Stoke line up, I’d have bitten your hand off. That doesn’t always help though when you are so close to a famous victory over one of the best sides in Europe only for Dynamo Kiev to equalise in additional time.

September 13, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/13/2011

It was a backs to the wall effort from the Potters as they survived a second half onslaught from a frustrated Liverpool side in a performance that typified the team's unity, teamwork, organisation and discipline.

September 1, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 09/01/2011

What a week it has been, in between an amazing European victory and the close of the transfer window we have seen an airmile tastic group draw, a win over West Brom (standard), a deadline day haul of over £20m worth of talent and a nasty bout of food poisoning for yours truly.

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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