Stoke City | Stoke and Norwich preview
UK time is: 02:33:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke City vs. Norwich City

Britannia Stadium

28/10/06

3pm

Stoke and Norwich preview

A revitalised Norwich City make the visit to the Britannia Stadium with new manager, Peter Grant on Saturday and they will want to make their second trip to the Potteries in under four days happier than their first. Meanwhile the Potters will want to hit the winning ways again after their defeat at Southampton last weekend.

Vital Quotes:

Tony Pulis is expecting goals. He watched Norwich's mid-week defeat at Vale Park and thinks he has identified some weakness in the Canaries that the Potters can hopefully take advantage of. He told the official site: 'I think there will be goals because they will look to counter-attack at speed when we have the ball'

Stoke City Team News:

Stoke are expecting Luke Chadwick and Mamade Sidibe to be back in contention after their recent injuries and Sidibe may partner Ricardo Fuller up front, if he is given the nod ahead of fellow striker, Vincent Pericard.

Player to watch: Steve Simonsen

Simmo has to prove that last week's lapse in concentration which gifted Southampton the points was just a minor aberration on behalf on the normally reliable stopper. A clean sheet would be a great answer to his manager's post match comments.

Norwich City Team News:

Norwich have some injury worries after their penalties defeat in the Carling Cup at the hands of our neighbours, Port Vale. Robert Earnshaw is only rated '20/80 against' starting, whilst the other influential striker, Darren Huckerby is also doubtful. Keeper, Paul Gallacher is also struggling with a back injury.

Player to watch: Peter Thorne

If Earnshaw or Huckerby are deemed unfit, then this is likely to hand former Potters' favourite, Peter Thorne his first start of the season. Thorne left the Brit in 2001 for Cardiff as part of the Icelanders' attempts to balance the financial books.

Match Facts & Stats

A win for the Potters will make it 13 wins apiece out of a total of 38 league matches.

Next Fixtures:

Tue 31st Oct: Leicester (away) Kick-off: 7:45pm
Mon 6th Nov: Coventry (home) Kick-off: 8pm (Sky TV)
Sat 11th Nov: Crystal Palace (away) Kick-off: 3pm


The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 27 2006

Time: 9:19PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Come on Stoke, knock the stuffing out of 'em
Tigerphil
Report Abuse
28/10/2006 07:04:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

Swansea In For Crouch? (Thursday July 28 2016)

Orlando Win Encourages Hughes (Thursday July 28 2016)

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder (Thursday July 28 2016)

Arnautovic Ends Everton Speculation (Wednesday July 27 2016)

Orlando Will Be A Test - Hughes (Wednesday July 27 2016)

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial (Wednesday July 27 2016)

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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Kapustka Not Quite Done Yet
Leicester City : 30/07/2016 20:50:00
Mahrez Contract Talks Continue
Leicester City : 30/07/2016 20:43:00
Morgan Relishing Paris Test
Leicester City : 30/07/2016 20:31:00
Elder Signs Deal & Heads To Brentford
Leicester City : 30/07/2016 20:24:00
Ranieri On King & PSG
Leicester City : 30/07/2016 20:18:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:  
Given 7%
Cameron 0%
Shawcross 28%
Wollscheid 1%
Pieters 1%
Whelan 2%
Imbula 46%
Walters 0%
Bojan 6%
Arnautovic 0%
Joselu 0%
Diouf 2%
Bardsley 1%
Adam 6%