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November 29, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/29/2011

Stoke overcame a nervous and scrappy start in a first half so rubbish the game was stopped to collect a number of bin liners off the pitch.

November 22, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/22/2011

Whilst I am naturally annoyed and frustrated at my team's defence being so leaky it puts the Titanic to shame, I'm not about to jump ship anytime soon. In fact, despite the result, I saw quite a few positives from the weekend, enough to give me heart enough that we can turn this slump around.

November 8, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/08/2011

It speaks volumes about Stoke's away form when our latest opponents had lost their last five home games before we arrived and by the time we left had chalked up their biggest ever Premier League win.

November 2, 2011
Posted by James Whittaker on 11/02/2011

On the night of Haloween you could have picked from any number of timely cliches, it certainly wasn't a thriller but it was every inch the horror show that many saw coming.

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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