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Have the Potters found a recipe for away success?

Have the Potters found a recipe for away success?

Stoke City performed a great comeback on Saturday to pull back a 2-0 deficit at half-time to finally draw 2-2 against Newcastle United.

The Potters looked dead and buried after 30 minutes with Michael Owen's two goals giving the home side a seemingly secure platform to go on and win the game.

Whilst Tony Pulis' powers to kick start the team at half-time have been successfully tried and tested before, it was still a surprise to even the most optimistic fan that the Potters came back so well from the dead with the introduction of Ricardo Fuller who instantly set up Mamady Sidibe's goal on 60 minutes followed by Ab Faye's equaliser with just seconds to go.

Until the Hull match, Stoke had never recovered after going a goal down this season, so now having achieved this in two consecutive games it should lift the confidence in the dressing room even further. Our away form is still lacking with only three draws to show for our efforts away from the Brit with some questioning whether this is because we're playing too defensively on our travels. Saturday's fightback showed that some defences can be cracked under concerted pressure from the Potters and maybe this is the lesson that can be taken away from the trip to St. James' Park.

On Saturday week there is the trip to Ewood Park coming up. Blackburn Rovers are showing little sign of any recovery after a poor start to the season and (presuming their boss, Paul Ince is still in charge) it's an ideal opportunity to go out and attack away from home. With the potential for 7,000 Stokies and only 10,000 Rovers' fans we can really make it a Brit away day and come back with our first three away points of the season.



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Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Tuesday December 9 2008
Time: 1:36PM

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