Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Parkin and Hendrie in Tigers' clash?

Parkin and Hendrie in Tigers' clash?

Stoke City are hoping that Lee Hendrie is fit and Jon Parkin stays off the pitch for Saturday's clash with Hull City at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters are pulling out all the stops to get Hendrie fully fit for the game which is a 'must win' for both teams. Tony Pulis told the Sentinel: 'We are desperate for him to be fit and Lee is equally desperate to throw his weight behind the cause at this crucial time.'

Stoke are still two points off the play-offs but now have Wolves and West Brom well in their sights. On the other hand, Hull City are one place above the relegation zone and that is only because of Leeds' poor goal difference and with Leeds showing some late form, a win is vital to help save the Tigers from possible relegation to League 1.

Recent Potters' loan player, Jon Parkin is rumoured to be going to be thrown into Hull's starting eleven on Saturday. Parkin was recalled early from the Potteries in a last desperate attempt by Hull to regain some goal scoring capabilities after impressing Stoke fans with three goals in his short spell at the club.

Parkin has not impressed Tigers' fans in recent months and our colleagues over on the Vital Hull website have queried their manager's wisdom in recalling The Beast. Parkin started his first match back at the KC Stadium on the bench and only appeared for the final minutes of a 1-1 draw with Colchester. Here on Vital Stoke, we cannot see the point in recalling a player that was virtually guaranteed a starting position here and then leaving him on the bench. Although, under the terms of his loan contract, Parkin would not have been eligible to play for us against Hull, it does seem to be the last desperate throw of the dice over on the east coast.

Join Vital Stoke

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Stoke.



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

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Tuesday April 17 2007
Time: 7:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

AFC BOURNEMOUTH V STOKE CITY FC

CONFIRMED LINEUPS

Team news: AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City: Shawcross still out

Skipper to miss trip to South Coast

Bojan new contract

Bojan commits his future to Stoke

The Stoke City Walking Wounded - Injury Update

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

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Lloyd Reddin
Profile
Tom Barker
Profile
Matthew Forrester
Profile
Phil Williams
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Motm v AFC Bournemouth
Suggested By:
Butland0%
Johnson0%
Wollscheid0%
Muniesa0%
Pieters0%
Whelan0%
Imbula0%
Shaqiri0%
Afellay0%
Walters0%
Diouf0%
Teixiera0%
Joselu0%
Ireland0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)