Writer: Chris Baldwin
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Stoke City played two friendly matches against Huddersfield Town today as Tony Pulis continues his preparations for the new season.
With both matches played behind closed doors down at the club's Michelin training ground, it was seen as a opportunity for the coaching staff to get a close look at what will be the club's first team squad come the first game against Cardiff - barring any new signings between now and August 11th.
TP kept virtually the same teams as played in each half of Sunday's 5-1 win over Newcastle Town with the addition of Clint Hill and another unknown trialist named "Smith" replacing the one on Sunday with the unpronounceable name - Kangana Lord Ndiwa. Hill had been been given permission to miss Sunday's match as he was best man at a friend's wedding. Adam Rooney also played after he was forced to watch the Town game from the stand.
Match 1 ended 3-0 in favour of the Potters with two goals from Vincent Pericard and one from Jon Parkin.
Team 1: Hoult, Buxton, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Dickinson, Lawrence (Thorley), Pulis, Eustace, Garrett, Parkin, Pericard
Match 2 was more delicately balanced and ended in a 2-2 draw with Ricardo Fuller again finding the net with another brace to go with his two goals last Sunday.
Team 2: Simonsen, Delap, "Smith", Hill, Hoefkens, Sweeney, Russell, Matteo; Rooney, Fuller, Sidibe
Please help Vital Football by spending 3 minutes on our survey:
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Stoke City V Newcastle Utd Preview (Monday September 29 2014)
Stoke draw Southampton in League Cup fourth round (Wednesday September 24 2014)
Ref Watch: Pawson to officiate Stoke v Newcastle (Wednesday September 24 2014)
Muniesa at the double as Black Cats culled (Wednesday September 24 2014)
Stats: Sunderland v Stoke City (Wednesday September 24 2014)
Whelan wins Leicester City man of the match poll (Wednesday September 24 2014)
Ref Watch: Atkinson to officiate QPR v Stoke (Monday September 15 2014)
Diouf wins Stoke's August goal of the month (Sunday September 14 2014)
Stoke fail to tame Foxes (Sunday September 14 2014)
Stats: Stoke City v Leicester City (Sunday September 14 2014)
|9. Crystal Palace||6||2||2||2||0||8|
|12. Leicester City||6||2||2||2||-1||8|
|13. West Ham||6||2||1||3||0||7|
|Chelsea and Manchester United chase same target
» Everton : 30/09/2014 10:32:00
|Team News: City v Roma
» Man City : 30/09/2014 08:56:00
|Boss Confirms Maguire Available For Loan
» Hull City : 30/09/2014 08:53:00
|Jones Insists Wins Will Come.
» Sunderland : 30/09/2014 08:45:00
» Spurs : 30/09/2014 08:34:00