Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Farewell Fuller

Farewell Fuller

All the hype recently has been about Sunderland boss Steve Bruce looking towards Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller to replace the massive cash-in of Darren Bent.

One minute it`s going ahead, and the next he`s staying, then Stoke deny any approach, and so on. But it seems now that Fuller is finally set to seal a move to Premier League rivals Sunderland early next week.

The 31-year-old Jamaican joined the Potters from Southampton in the summer of 2006 for £500,000. Ricardo Fuller went on to be an inspiration for Stoke as he helped them into the top flight of English football, making a name for himself with supporters along the way.

Fan favorite Fuller however, has recently slipped down the pecking order at the Britannia Stadium and has started just one league game since early December. His recurring dislocated shoulder has been one of the factors that have caused concerns for Tony Pulis, but Fuller has always had an impact in the team.

He has often been used as a 'super-sub`, coming on and turning games on their heads with quick passing and pace and creativity. An on-form Fuller can produce some quality football to score a handful of goals.

City boss Tony Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke: 'You hope you don't lose players like that, but if it happens we have to move on. Ric's been a great player for this football club. He has been one of my favourites here and I'm sure he is to most of the supporters.'

The Jamaica international has scored 48 goals in 177 games during his stint at Stoke, and will be sadly missed by everyone at the club. The Potters do have cover for Fuller in the likes of John Carew who has just joined on loan from Aston Villa with a view to a permanent move when his contract expires.

The question is, will Carew have the same impact as what Ricardo Fuller did on the fans that fill The Britannia Stadium? Only time will tell. But in the meantime, he hasn`t quite gone yet so I reserve my official farewell until then.



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

Writer:Ryan Kalisz
Date:Sunday January 23 2011
Time: 8:47PM

Comments

0
Stoke fans want Fuller to stay and have taken to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iy3ZjL_IdI
Jay Stokie
24/01/2011 13:18:00
0
Hardly pottermouth (no offence)
Rhin0
24/01/2011 20:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Peter Crouch Closing In On Fitness Return For Stoke City

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

Another Blow For Ireland

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has confirmed that midfielder Stephen Ireland is again on the sidelines having picked up another injury.

Confidence is High - Age Is Just A Number

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has said that confidence remains high in the group despite the Brighton result and he's also said age is just a number when it comes to giving...

It Happened We'll Move On - Lambert

Manager Paul Lambert has restated that there's no blame culture at Stoke City and everyone has moved on from Charlie Adams penalty miss against Brighton.

Stoke City Archived Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stoke
Write For Vital Stoke
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Butland1%
Bauer0%
Shawcross0%
Zouma0%
Pieters0%
Allen0%
Fletcher0%
Ndiaye33%
Shaqiri50%
Choupo-Moting0%
Diouf8%
Sub - Berahino0%
Sub - Jese0%
Sub - Adam8%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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

Vital Football Comment