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.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Vital Preview - Premier League, 10th-11th December

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

The Stoke City Walking Wounded - Injury List

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

Match Day Officials v Arsenal (10/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Arsenal this weekend.

Cameron Up For Soccer Player Of The Year

Midfielder Geoff Cameron has been nominated for the United States 'Male Soccer Player of the Year' award.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal v Stoke City
Suggested By:
Stoke win0%
Arsenal win0%
Draw100%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 27 2016 5:15PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment