UK time is: 17:30:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Goodbye Gudjohnsen?

Stoke City`s striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has been made available for transfer ahead of the January sales, but will only leave the club if they receive an offer that meets the valuation of the Icelander.

Since joining from Monaco on deadline day of the summer transfer window, Gudjohnsen hasn`t made the impact that he would of hoped for. Fitness has been his biggest obstacle which has held the 32-year-old back, limiting him to just five appearances for the Potters so far.

Eidur is gradually growing tireder of the bench as he`s hungry for first team action, and the chance to prove his abillties. But he has failed to brake into Tony Pulis`s regular squad.

As he gets fatter, his chances to play regular football for Stoke grow slimmer so he wants to leave Stoke, in order to get back to his renowned form and fitness. Pulis has admitted he would let him go, but only if the price is right.

'If there's a deal you think is right for the club and the player thinks is right for him, then you get the deal done,' Pulis said. But commenting on his work ethic, Pulis added 'he's come in on his days off and worked hard, he's just been unfortunate.'

Eidur Gudjohnsen became one of the biggest names to put on the red and white strip when he put pen to paper on a 12 month contract for an undisclosed fee. His playing history says it all about his abillities; winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, along with the Spanish league title and the UEFA Champions League while at Barcelona are just a couple of examples.

So the Iceland international doesn`t need to prove himself. He only needs to play some games before his true skillful self surfaces. But with Stoke fans being disappointed with his contributions to the club so far, they may not too fussed if he leaves.

As for me, it would be a shame for him to leave if he hasn`t really had the opportunities to prove himself. I`d like to see him in the starting line-up against Cardiff in the upcoming cup tie. It`s surprising how the knowledge of starting a game affects the performances put out by the player on the day. If he fails to impress in that match though, then maybe he`ll want to consider a new future elsewhere.




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: Ryan Kalisz Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 31 2010

Time: 6:04PM

Your Comments

He's a quality player and there's no question of his commitment and love for the game. Hope 2011 has better opportunities for him with you guys because he really is class and it'd be great if he had the chance to prove it all over again.
daspecial1
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stats: Stoke City v Southampton (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Stoke look to Dempsey loan move (Monday October 27 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke City (Monday October 27 2014)

Whelan suffers fractured leg (Friday October 24 2014)

Shawcross must learn and adapt (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stoke grab controversial Swansea victory (Wednesday October 22 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)

1. lloyd_17 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 9 3 3 3 2 12
10. Hull City 9 2 5 2 0 11
11. Spurs 9 3 2 4 -2 11
12. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11
13. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10

Breaking League News

Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
Varela Resumes Full Training
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00
Koeman Delighted With Second Stoke Win
Southampton : 30/10/2014 16:55:00
Sheffield United In The Quarter Finals
Southampton : 30/10/2014 16:48:00
Players Respond To Newcastle Loss
Man City : 30/10/2014 16:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Southampton
Suggested By:  
Begovic 34%
Bardsley 0%
Shawcross 33%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
Cameron 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Adam 0%
Walters 0%
Moses 0%
Crouch 33%
Diouf 0%
Arnautovic 0%
Assaidi 0%