UK time is: 08:40:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke City vs. Cardiff City

Britannia Stadium

Saturday 8th January

3pm

Stoke vs Cardiff cup preview

The FA Cup starts tomorrow for the top two divisions with the third round and we've got a tempting tie with Cardiff. The Bluebirds were always one of those fixtures that many Stoke fans used to relish when we were in the same league and they're now flying high in the Championship this season and so will provide a stiff test at the Brit.

Vital Quotes:

The Pulis family have feet in both camps as Cardiff was the club he supported as a youngster, but you can sure that our Tone will still be desperate for Stoke to win, despite having his extended family making the trip up from South Wales.

Stoke City Team News:

TP has promised that he'll be ringing the changes after the hectic Christmas period and with so many fringe players desperate to play. Expect to see the likes of Glenn Whelan, Thomas Sorensen, Abdy Faye and Danny Higginbotham all start, but he's still likely to include several regular first-teamers to ensure that we've got enough to get into the hat for the fourth round draw. If Eidur Gudjohnsen doesn't get a chance it shows that the writing is on the wall for the Icelandic international.

Player to watch: Guess the Team

Difficult to guess who may play, but here's my tuppence's worth: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Faye, Huth, Wilkinson, Walters, Wilson, Whelan, Delap, Jones, Fuller.
Bound to be wrong...!

Cardiff City Team News:

Dave Jones has some injury problems to key players including Jay Bothroyd (hamstring), Michael Chopra (ankle), Craig Bellamy (ongoing knee problem) which makes them early doubts

Player to watch: Jon Parkin

The Beast joined the Bluebirds last week after a 100,000 move from relegation threatened Preston. He was top scorer there with seven goals, but with only six months left on his contract, PNE were keen to make some money out of the former Potter.

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Mark Halsey

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 15th January: Bolton (home) kick-off: 3pm






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 7 2011

Time: 6:58PM

Your Comments

Glad to see that the beast seems to be playing for Cardiff... hide the pies
BoothenP
I predict a riot
Rhin0
 

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

Liverpool: Rodgers Delighted To Recapture Old Form
Liverpool : 01/09/2014 08:37:00
Cork Youngster Signs
Hull City : 01/09/2014 08:30:00
Aston Villa 2-1 Hull
Hull City : 01/09/2014 08:29:00
Van Ginkel Off to Milan
Chelsea : 01/09/2014 07:46:00
Remy - Pleased as Punch!
Chelsea : 01/09/2014 07:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Man City
Suggested By:  
Begovic 1%
Bardsley 9%
Shawcross 36%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
Nzonzi 9%
Walters 0%
Crouch 18%
Diouf 27%
Moses 0%
Odemwingie 0%
Adam 0%
Muniesa 0%