Stoke City - Win some, lose some for the Potters
UK time is: 04:08:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Birmingham 1 - Stoke City 0

St Andrews

Saturday 12th February 2011

Attendance: 23,660

Win some, lose some for the Potters

Yes, we are always being told that it would be like this - win one week and lose the next. But to see us lose in precisely the same circumstances as we won last week against Sunderland with a 93rd minute goal is hard and seems to undo all the hard work that was done just seven days ago.

It doesn't help when that goal was scored after a clumsy fumble from Begovic gifted the Blues the goal that sealed all three points for the home side. You do then start to wonder if Tommy Sorensen would have done the same but then you're into the realms of 'what-if?' and one thing that we do know about Asmir is that he has shown his total commitment to the Potters' cause in recent days - even to the point of angering the Bosnian national coach.

Tony Pulis had decided on the unusual move of changing his back four formation by bringing in Danny Pugh and Marc Wilson for the left and right back positions in preference to the likes of Andy Wilkinson, Danny Collins or Danny Higginbotham. Those changes were on the whole vindicated as both showed poise in relatively unfamiliar positions as he looked to give the defence some ability to go forward.

This was by no means a masterpiece with the first half a fairly dire affair, but the stats show that Stoke enjoyed the lions' share of chances with Jermaine Pennant's form continuing to improve even if he had to make do without his opposite number on the right wing as Matty Etherington was forced out with an injury. John Carew came close, as did Pennant, but Kenwyne Jones was, again, largely absent from any chances and the Stoke faithful had to wait for Ricardo Fuller to replace Jones with only 10 minutes remaining before seeing any mazy runs into the penalty area.

So another year without getting three points from the Blues... Still, there's the guarantee of our traditional three points against the Baggies in two weeks at the Brit - isn't there?

Star Player

Both Jermaine Pennant and Robert Huth put a decent shift in for the Potters

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:Monday February 14 2011

Time: 9:39PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth
Stoke 2 - 2 Leicester City
Arsenal 2 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 WBA
Norwich 1 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Swansea 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10
13. Norwich 8 2 3 3 -2 9
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8
16. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 -5 8
17. WBA 8 2 2 4 -5 8

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: LFC Confirm Klopp As Manager
Liverpool : 08/10/2015 21:24:00
Stoke's December Manchester games live on TV
Stoke : 08/10/2015 19:03:01
FA Give Jose Something Else To Cry About
Arsenal : 08/10/2015 18:37:00
Arsenal Selected For TV
Southampton : 08/10/2015 17:51:01
Chelsea Fined by the Friends of Arsenal (FA)
Chelsea : 08/10/2015 17:49:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Aston Villa
Suggested By:  
Butland 2%
Johnson 16%
Cameron 0%
Wollscheid 33%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
Adam 0%
Arnautovic 41%
Bojan 0%
Walters 8%
Diouf 0%
Afellay 0%
van Ginkel 0%
Joselu 0%