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.



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

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

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

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

Stats: Bradford City v Stoke U23

All the stats from Bradford City (1) vs (0) Stoke U23, Valley Parade, 30/08/16 Att:

EFL Trophy - Matchday One 30-08-16

The revamped (if that's a good thing is open to personal opinion) EFL Trophy gets underway this midweek with the first group matches played.

Match Day Officials v Bradford (30/8/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Bradford City this Tuesday.

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFL Trophy - Bradford MotM
Suggested By:
Isted0%
Banks0%
Muniesa0%
Renne-Pringle0%
Liam Edwards0%
Lecygne0%
Adam0%
Verlinden0%
Shenton0%
Taylor0%
Ngoy0%
Sub - Edwards0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 3 3 0 0 9 6
2 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
4 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
8 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 WBA 3 1 1 1 4 0
11 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
12 West Ham 3 1 0 2 3 -2
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.manvfat1