UK time is: 12:22:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Potters on parade

The Stoke players complete their basic training with the Marines today.

It seems that the Stoke squaddies have survived their four day visit to the Marines' training camp at Lympstone in Devon.

Dave Brammer told reporters that visited them that it was certainly not what they were used to: 'I think a few of us had the hump when the bell went at 6.30am every morning'.
Adding 'but it got us into the spirit and it was a good chance to spend a few days with everyone'.

From photographs in the local papers, it was clear that some players enjoyed themselves more than others. Sam Bangoura looked like he'd rather be somewhere else other than carrying tree trunks (and to be fair he has been 'somewhere else' for most of the season), but Vincent Pericard looked like he was relishing the army life.

New signing, Lee Hendrie, managed to duck out for 'previously arranged personal reasons', but was planning to train with the Villa squad during the week.

The only other players to miss out were Hoekfens, Sidibe and Fuller who all had appointments with their national teams to keep.






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:Friday October 6 2006

Time: 2:34PM

Your Comments

The ones who missed it were probably lucky from the sounds of it then.
jono_forest
so, Hendrie couldn't be bothered then...
DMG
couple of outstanding points made in your banner by the way. ;-)
The Fear
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

deadline day (Sunday August 31 2014)

Champions rocked by Potters (Sunday August 31 2014)

Stats: Hull City v Stoke (Sunday August 24 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

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
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 1 5
8. Southampton 3 1 1 1 1 4
9. Hull City 3 1 1 1 0 4
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2

Breaking League News

Coates Now a Black Cat Target.
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 11:53:00
Boyd First In on Deadline Day!
Burnley : 01/09/2014 11:52:00
Dudgeon Extension And Boyd Exits
Hull City : 01/09/2014 11:50:00
Duffy Exit Confirmed
Everton : 01/09/2014 11:37:00
After Alvarez, Defenders a Priority.
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 11:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Man City
Suggested By:  
Begovic 2%
Bardsley 8%
Shawcross 33%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
Nzonzi 8%
Walters 0%
Crouch 16%
Diouf 25%
Moses 0%
Odemwingie 8%
Adam 0%
Muniesa 0%