UK time is: 05:16:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 3 2009

Time: 11:14AM

Your Comments

great to see the Stoke players handing out the season tickets today!
merlin
I expect a player or two this week - but not before the Liverpool game.
Lakeland-Potter
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stats: Hull City v Stoke (Sunday August 24 2014)

players valuations were met. (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Jerome to Norwich (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Cameron to leave?? (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Well oiled Villa beat rusty Stoke (Sunday August 17 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Hull City 1 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Southampton 3 1 1 1 1 4
7. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4
9. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
10. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
11. Liverpool 2 1 0 1 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3

Breaking League News

Slip or Not, There Was Only Going To Be 1 Winner
Swansea : 30/08/2014 22:16:00
Simpson Seals Leicester Switch
Q.P.R. : 30/08/2014 22:07:00
Austin Off The Mark
Q.P.R. : 30/08/2014 21:48:00
NUFC v Crystal Palace Match Analysis
Newcastle : 30/08/2014 21:21:00
Martinez Disappointed With Defending
Everton : 30/08/2014 21:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Hull
Suggested By:  
Begovic 19%
Bardsley 0%
Wilson 0%
Shawcross 16%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
Nzonzi 0%
Odemwingie 0%
Sidwell 0%
Arnautovic 16%
Diouf 0%
Adam 16%
Bojan 0%
Crouch 33%