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Two sent off in Stoke 'friendly'

Two sent off in Stoke 'friendly'

Stoke suffered the indignity of having two players sent off during their 2-1 win over the Bahrain national team at their Austrian training camp on Friday evening.

Both Liam Lawrence and Danny Pugh were shown red cards by an incompetent Austrian referee after being shown two yellow cards apiece.

Pugh had earlier been booked after being mistaken for another player and Lawrence saw two yellows within seconds of each other with one, according to the Sentinel, given for 'speaking out of turn'!

The late dismissals and a 22 man brawl after a minor handbags' incident between Rory Delap and a Bahrainian player overshadowed the so-called friendly.

Before the match, the Stoke squad were suffering with minor injury niggles, with the result that several players, including new signing Dave Kitson, were not risked and Tony Pulis could only manage three substitutes rather than an entire team change that he has been employing on the Potters' two earlier friendlies.

But it was a first half goal from Richard Cresswell and a second half clincher from Vincent Pericard that earned the Potters their second pre-season win.

The squad arrive back in Stoke this weekend ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Notts County (kick-off 7.45pm)



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Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Time: 4:55PM

Comments

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it's supposed to be a friendly :-)
merlin
26/07/2008 17:41:00
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Stoke are going down got beat by FC Nurnberg and can only beat the Bahrain national team 2-1 while being completely indisciplined. Had Stoke stayed in the Championship it would probably be better in the long run. At the end of the season Pulis will probably be sacked and Stoke will have gone down. Maybe Pulis can leave and go to Happy Valley in Hong Kong?
iNathan
26/07/2008 17:47:00
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What kind of friendly is that?
Fan of Blues
26/07/2008 19:20:00
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You can't afford suspensions in the prem. Suicidal stuff if you carry on like that.
storagematt
27/07/2008 22:16:00
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vincent pericard sounds good already scoring goals
stfc ballboy
01/08/2008 20:56:00
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