Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Will Stoke be leaving it late again?

Will Stoke be leaving it late again?

It's looking like a typical Stoke pre-season on the transfer scene with only one key player signed so far.

This time last year we only had Dave Kitson on the books, this time around we just have Dean Whitehead. Tony Pulis has made it clear that he feels he needs another striker and there's been no shortage of players linked to the Potters. West Ham's Dean Ashton is one that seems to head the list of likely candidates, but, once again, Stoke are having to play a waiting game in their quest to sign the right players.

Tone says, quite rightly, that he values quality over quantity and is quite happy to wait until the right player drops into our lap. But there's no doubt that getting new players in before the season gets under-way is preferable to waiting until fifteen minutes before the transfer window slams shut as we were forced to last year, when we signed Tom Soares and Michael Tonge on the stroke of midnight after the likes of Joe Ledley never materialised. Such desperate measures proved not to be such a good move with neither of them justifying a regular first team slot.

However, the more likely scenario is that we'll get a couple of players in just as the season gets under way as they finally realise their opportunities are better at the Brit. Arguably, our best signing of last summer arrived in August in the large and forbidding shape of Abdoulaye Faye.

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



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

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Monday August 3 2009
Time: 11:14AM

Comments

0
great to see the Stoke players handing out the season tickets today!
merlin
03/08/2009 19:56:00
0
I expect a player or two this week - but not before the Liverpool game.
Lakeland-Potter
18/08/2009 08:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke's all-white third kit to be used at Crystal Palace

Third kit to be used in the capital

Who is Stoke's signing of the season?

Which of the nine signings has been the best for the Potters this season

Arnautovic wins Sunderland Man of the Match poll

Austrian midfielder wins poll with 33% of the vote

Ref Watch: Friend to officiate Crystal Palace v Stoke City

Friend is the man in black for the weekend

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)

Best signing of the season
Suggested By:
Afellay65%
van Ginkel2%
Joselu0%
Wollscheid0%
Shaqiri4%
Given0%
Haugaard0%
Imbula13%
Johnson16%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 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 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
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