Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Boskamp's final bow

Brighton
vs.
Stoke City

Withdean Stadium

30th April 2006

1.30pm

Stoke City must make the long trip south to the seaside on a bank holiday weekend for the final match of the season against relegated Brighton and to enjoy the makeshift surroundings of the Withdean Stadium.

It seems now certain that this will be Johan Boskampís final match in charge as the interminable takeover negotiations continue and Boskampís patience has finally worn too thin.

This is a game that Stoke should win, so that they can end the season in a respectable, if not creditable top half position. Brighton, in contrast, will be looking for a final scalp so that they do not pick up the wooden spoon.

In the Brighton squad will be that roving footballer, Gifton Noel Williams, now on loan to Brighton and enjoying his third outing this season against his former team-mates. He has been on a relative roll since joining the Seagulls, scoring two goals in eight games.

Vital Quotes:

Ex Brighton player, Leon Knight, greeted his former team mates relegation by exclaiming 'It was terrific to see Brighton go down, I've still got a few mates in the dressing room and I've been hearing a few things'.

I don't think he'll have many left after comments like that.

Brighton Team News:

Seagull's manager, Mark McGhee has stated that he will put his strongest team out, but will be without Dean Hammond who is suspended and Paul McShane who has returned to Manchester United after completing his loan period.

Player to watch: Gifton Noel Williams

If only because he's playing against his former team-mates and if he fancies playing in League One next season, may also want to impress McGhee.

Stoke City Team News:

The Potters end the season without the services of Paul Gallagher, who has been recalled to Blackburn Rovers which should enable Adam Rooney to have a second successive start. Josip Skoko, on loan from Wigan, could return from injury. Youngsters, Carl Dickinson and Martin Paterson may also get another chance in the starting line-up.

Player to watch: Carl Hoefkens

After last week's clean sweep of 'Player of the Season' awards, we'll be looking for justification of our faith in the Belgium international defender.

Match Facts & Stats

The Potters could make this seven wins out of seven by rolling over the Seagulls again on Sunday.
Stoke won the home leg convincingly back in November with two from Sammy Bangoura (do you remember when he used to score goals?) and one from Darel Russell.

Ref Watch:

K Wright was also the ref at that game at the Brit in November.

Next Fixtures:

Some time in August - enjoy the World Cup!


Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Friday April 28 2006
Time: 6:58PM

Comments

0
" good win - hope you have a better season next year"
millers4eva
30/04/2006 17:59:00
0
yes good luck for next season, you seem to say that every where millers!
vertigo_red
30/04/2006 22:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Grant18%
Bardsley0%
Shawcross0%
Martins66%
Indi Pieters0%
Allen16%
Cameron0%
Walters0%
Sobhi0%
Arnautovic0%
Berahino0%
Sub-Diouf0%
Sub-Crouch0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football