Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

How do you solve a problem like Sam?

How do you solve a problem like Sam?

Just when Sam Bangoura was about to be rehabilitated into the Stoke City first team squad and you thought that the worst was over - he does it all over again.

The Potters' striker who has already turned up five weeks late for pre-season training and has struggled to regain his creditability and fitness was due to be included in Tony Pulis' first team squad to face Barnsley on Saturday but went missing, again, on Friday and has only surfaced this morning.

Pulis told the Sentinel: 'He's really kicked us where it hurts. I've never known anyone show such disrespect for a football club, and particularly their colleagues.

He has a God-given talent, but chooses not to use it. He wants to go to the Donna Louise Trust [a local children's hospice] to see how lucky he is.'

It's not clear yet where that leaves both club and player - except even further apart....

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Monday September 11 2006
Time: 9:01PM

Comments

0
whats this boys problem. how much is he worth do u think looks like not cheap!
green giant 12
11/09/2006 21:10:00
0
I see that Sweeney's website diary mentioned the other day that Sam had handed in a transfer request when he finally returned this summer - something that was news to me. It seems that he (or his agent) are determined that Stoke should agree to the request. :-(
fornside
11/09/2006 22:12:00
0
Never mind a problem like Sam, what about the problem that is Pulis? If he's out to sell Hoofers, he should be shown the door. End of. No point in shipping in talent (Fuller & Griffo - albeit the latter on loan) if they're all busy behind the scenes showing existing talent (Hoofers & Sam Bang) the exit. Beyond belief.
stokebloke
12/09/2006 00:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Starting eleven vs Sunderland: Five changes

Hughes makes five changes for today's game

A Mixed Bag Of Injuries For Stoke City FC

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

Stoke - PL 2016/17 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have today confirmed the date where Stoke City will find out their fixture list for the 2016/17 season.

Who Will Stoke City Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Lloyd Reddin
Editor email
Profile
Tom Barker
no email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile
Phil Williams
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Sunderland
Suggested By:
Haugaard25%
Bardsley0%
Shawcross0%
Cameron0%
Pieters0%
Whelan0%
Imbula0%
Adam25%
Shaqiri0%
Arnautovic50%
Crouch0%
Walters0%
Diouf0%
Muniesa0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League