Stoke City - Stoke's date with the Toon Army
UK time is: 11:32:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Newcastle vs. Stoke City

St. James' Park

Sunday 26th September 2010


On Sky

Stoke's date with the Toon Army

One benefit (if a little dubious) of a being the last match to play over the weekend is that at least we know what everyone else has done. So a win tomorrow in Geordie-land will push us out of the relegation zone and even propel us past Liverpool - how's that for an odd turn of events? Defeat? Don't even go there...

Vital Quotes:

TP is hoping that Kenwyne Jones' return to the North-East will push him on to his 4th goal in 4 consecutive matches and seems to be eyeing up a possible strike partnership with his fellow Caribbean, Ricardo Fuller.

'I thought the two of them looked good together' he told the official site after Tuesday's cup win. 'Ric played ever so well and worked his socks off. I am sure that Kenwyne's presence will bring the best of him and they could be quite a partnership'

Newcastle Team News:

Newcastle have made a good, but inconsistent, return to the Premier League - seeing off Villa to the tune of six goals in their first home match, but then falling to a 2-0 defeat at home to Blackpool. They would have been buoyed by that amazing 4-3 cup win at Stamford Bridge in midweek and will be tough opposition in front of the Toon Army.

Keeper, Steve Harper is out for several months after sustaining a shoulder injury and so Tim Krul will make his first Premier League start.

Player to watch: Shola Ameobi

Ameobi was less than impressive when he spent the last few weeks of our promotion season on loan at the Brit, but he's had a good week with two goals against Chelsea and will be hoping for a start against the Potters

Stoke City Team News:

Tony Pulis will be hoping that Jermaine Pennant has shrugged off the hamstring problem that he picked up against West Ham last week. Thomas Sorensen is likely to return in goal after Asmir Begovic deputised in midweek. Eidur Gudjohnsen seems to be still off full fitness and is likely to be sitting on the bench again.

Player to watch: Kenwyne Jones

Can he make it four goals out of four? We'll be hoping so and he's likely to get some stick from the Toon Army after his recent move from their arch rivals down the coast which which will just fan the flames.

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Mike Jones

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 2nd October: Blackburn (home) kick-off: 3pm
Saturday 16th October: Bolton (away) kick-off: 3pm

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 25 2010

Time: 5:35PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

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
Sunderland 2 - 0 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Chelsea
Newcastle 0 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 2 Watford
Swansea 0 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 14 5 6 3 8 21
10. Southampton 14 5 5 4 3 20
11. Watford 14 5 4 5 -1 19
12. Stoke 14 5 4 5 -3 19
13. WBA 14 5 3 6 -5 18
14. Chelsea 14 4 3 7 -6 15
15. Swansea 14 3 5 6 -5 14

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Koeman On Manchester City Defeat
Southampton : 30/11/2015 11:31:01
Long On City & Retaining Place
Southampton : 30/11/2015 11:30:01
Pellegrini Allays Aguero Fears
Man City : 30/11/2015 11:01:00
Demichelis - We Needed That Win
Man City : 30/11/2015 11:00:01
Monk: 'Never Any Danger Of Relegation Fight'
Swansea : 30/11/2015 10:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Southampton
Suggested By:  
Butland 1%
Johnson 0%
Wollscheid 9%
Shawcross 0%
Pieters 9%
Adam 0%
Whelan 0%
Shaqiri 18%
Bojan 18%
Arnautovic 45%
Walters 0%
Afellay 0%
Cameron 0%
Diouf 0%