Stoke City

There May Be a Chance of a Football Match Breaking Out at Spurs v Stoke

Theo Delaney | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Last season rather petered out for Tottenham. Broadly speaking it wasn't bad, but with any chance of a top four finish long gone and fondly held hopes of avoiding Europa League qualification also dashed, some of us who attended the last home game against Hull struggled to stay awake...

Premier League History Tells Us Signing Too Many Unproven Players Is a Risky Game

Jamie Spencer | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Every fan of every Premier League club expects to see several new arrivals every summer. If done well, buying and loaning new players is the fastest way to see a side improve. However, bringing in too many new faces who are unproven or untested can just as easily end in total disaster.

Why Stoke City Are Now European Football Contenders

Joe Cooper | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Since Mark Hughes was appointed boss in May 2013, he has gone great lengths to distance his team from the perceived hoof-ball of Tony Pulis. Nobody can deny the effectiveness of Pulis' Stoke, but it was damn ugly to watch and Hughes made his intention to play a clearly different style of football from the off.

What Now For a Spurs Side That Just Gets Worse and Worse?

Theo Delaney | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Knotted brows and shaking heads emerged from White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon; supporters bewildered and dumbstruck by what they had seen. Pouring out of the away end the Stoke fans scratched their heads and demanded of each other in disbelief: how on earth did we only manage to beat that shower by just the one goal?

Around the Sport Scene in September

James Willstrop | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Friday before last I was invited, along with a group of Leeds Commonwealth Games medallists, by The Lord Mayor and all at the City Council to a reception at the Civic Hall. There were eight athletes, and we raised a toast to the city's resounding success, which I believe it was claimed stood us in a very healthy position in the medal table by the end.

It's 'Serious' Talks Time For Pardew And Newcastle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has conceded he expects "serious" talks with club owner Mike Ashley after the Magpies' 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Last week...

Alan Pardew Is Lucky He Wasn't Sacked by Newcastle Months Ago

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The news may seem like a win for those who believe that too many owners, chairmen and chief executives are too trigger happy when it comes to firing managers in search of immediate success. However, in reality, Alan Pardew is lucky to have lasted in the Newcastle hot-seat for as long as he has.

Who Beat Who On The Premier League Opening Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Sport

Tottenham piled the pressure on West Ham manager Sam Allardyce with a late opening day Premier League win at Upton Park. Manchester United 1-2 Swan...

Team Focus: Improving Stoke Benefitting From Hughes' Philosophy

Ben McAleer | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The decision to hire Hughes was not the most popular with Stoke fans at the time... The Potters have begun to move away from the somewhat outdated approach used during Pulis' reign at the Britannia and while the success of the system consolidated Stoke's position as a Premier League team, Hughes' ideas are helping to take them to the next level.

Premier League Fixtures 2014-15 Announced!

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United's era under Louis van Gaal will begin at home against Swansea City on the opening day of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Champ...

Premier League 2013-14 Mid-Table Awards

Joe Cooper | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Forget your Luis Suarezes and your Yaya Toures, because it's time to put an end to the myth that the mid-table is dull and dreary by handing out some awards!

Down And Out: Fulham And Cardiff Relegated (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Sport

Fulham and Cardiff City bade farewell to the Barclays Premier League with a whimper as both suffered crushing defeats at Stoke City and Newcastle Unit...

Samuel Luckhurst

Is José Cracking Up? Mourinho Looks Defeated Even In Victory | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport

Last week it was a ball boy and this week it was a cameraman. Chelsea and Stoke had not even kicked-off and José Mourinho had already taken umbrage w...

LOOK: Warrior Reveal Stoke's 2014-15 Kits Early (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Warrior have launched Stoke City's 2014-15 kits remarkably early, less than a week after they were announced as the club's new kit suppliers. The k...

League Focus: The Battle to Avoid Relegation in the Premier League

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The Premier League title race took another twist at the weekend, but a win for table footers Fulham closed the gap between themselves and 14th placed Swansea. Just five points separate seven teams at the bottom of England's top tier, with the battle to stave off relegation expected to go down to the wire.

Is It Time to Stop Vilifying Divers?

Chris Deeley | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Tony Pulis can call Luis Suarez an embarrassment for diving all he wants, but his Stoke City team finished dead last in the Premier League Fair Play table last year. It smacks of hypocrisy to complain about one rule being broken whilst lauding your players for "playing hard" beyond the rules.

Relegation Battle: Does Spending Big in January Guarantee Survival?

Chris Deeley | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

In the last five seasons, going back to 2008/09, five clubs have escaped relegation after being in the bottom three at the end of the transfer window. It would be very easy to assume that the sides which threw around the most money mid-season would be the ones to make the leap to safety, but that's not necessarily the case.

Premier League January Transfers 2014 - Ins and Outs

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport

There's only one more day left of the January transfer window, so catch-up on all the ins and outs with our club by club guide: ...

How Have These New Premier League Managers Fared This Season?

Tim Hearn | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

Never has a Premier League season began with so many managerial changes at such high profile clubs. Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at the age of 71 started a chain reaction that saw David Moyes being given the unenviable task of following in the greatest manager's footsteps.

11 Out Of 11: Baines Sets Premier League Penalty Record (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Leighton Baines's late equaliser for Everton at Stoke City on New Year's Day set a Premier League record for penalty conversions. Baines, 29, is th...

Who Makes The 11? Premier League Team Of The Year So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Sport

With the 19th matchday upon us this weekend, it would take an outstanding performance by an individual to force their way into the Premier League team...

Who's Top Of The Tree Now? Premier League Boxing Day Results (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK Sport

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League tree, for a couple of hours at least, with a 3-1 win against an uninspiring West Ham United. Carl...

Stein At The Double: When Stoke Last Beat United In '93 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Sport

Stoke City entertain Manchester United in tonight's Capital One Cup quarter-final having not beaten the champions in any of their 10 encounters since ...

Managerial Merry-Go-Round Lacks Variety

Isaac Leigh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke became the latest casualties of a ubiquitous perversion of Christmas cheer this weekend... But for both men, it is a case of 'goodbye but not farewell'. So clique-infested is the managerial merry-go-round that they will be back before you know it.

Former Stoke Goalkeeper Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Apprentices

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Sport

Peter Fox, the former Stoke City Goalkeeper, sexually assaulted an apprentice at the club while wearing a glove smeared with heat cream, a court has h...