Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Could Ashton be Stoke's first capture?

Could Ashton be Stoke's first capture?

It's reported that Dean Ashton could be heading up Stoke's transfer target list.

West Ham are said to be ready to discuss a deal for the striker who only started four games last season due to a recurrence of an ankle injury that has dogged his Hammers' and international career since moving to Upton Park three and a half years ago.

Another successful product of the Crewe Academy, he spent five seasons in the first team at Gresty Road before joining Norwich City in 2005 during their run in the Premier League, but opted for the Hammers in January 2006 after they'd dropped into the Championship.

There's no doubt that a fit Ashton will be a great asset but we'd be taking a risk that he'll never properly get over the broken ankle that he sustained whilst training for England duty in August 2006.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 9:34PM

Comments

0
Get him fit and we are laughing, one of the best finishes in the premier league. Imagine him and Owen!!!
redandwhitestripemad
24/06/2009 21:49:00
0
Quite right, redandwhitestripemad let's just imagine. Unfortunately it is just imagination. Now think of reality. Both of them with the physiotherapists after the first month of next season. I can "imagine" them both with strapped hamstrings in the gym one day wondering where the next paycheck will come from.
Sindbad
25/06/2009 18:37:00
0
I don't think I'd take the risk on Owen. Even on a pay as you play deal he's still want a hefty basic wage and I doubt we can take the risk. Ashton may be different. Even though he is on a good wedge at West Ham he will realise that his recent injury record means that he will have to take some sort of a wage cut if he wants regular football. The fact that we are just down the road from where he grew up may just clinch it. I don't buy the argument that he would never come to Stoke because we released him from our Academy - all our staff are different these days and he knows Holland well from his Crewe days.
fornside
27/06/2009 16:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Starting eleven vs Sunderland: Five changes

Hughes makes five changes for today's game

A Mixed Bag Of Injuries For Stoke City FC

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Stoke City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Stoke - PL 2016/17 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have today confirmed the date where Stoke City will find out their fixture list for the 2016/17 season.

Who Will Stoke City Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Lloyd Reddin
Editor email
Profile
Tom Barker
no email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile
Phil Williams
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Sunderland
Suggested By:
Haugaard34%
Bardsley0%
Shawcross0%
Cameron0%
Pieters0%
Whelan0%
Imbula0%
Adam33%
Shaqiri0%
Arnautovic33%
Crouch0%
Walters0%
Diouf0%
Muniesa0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League