UK time is: 18:26:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke City 0 - Ipswich Town 0

Britannia Stadium

30/01/07 7.45pm

Attendance: 11,812

No edge to Potters

Stoke City missed a golden opportunity to move well into the play-off zone in a distinctly tepid encounter that left both sets of fans feeling the freezing temperatures around the Britannia Stadium. Lee Hendrie's appearance on the pitch before the game to announce his new loan signing was warmly received, but after that there was little to cheer about.

The Potters never even managed a shot on goal the whole match, which has left fans wondering how they can keep up the momentum for the remainder of the season. Mamady Sidibe came closest after a perfect second half cross from new signing, Lee Martin left Sidibe with just having to bundle it in from four yards but he was caught off balance and the ball flew over the bar.

Neither side generating many chances but it was good to see Andy Griffin back in his left back slot and Salif Diao easily managing the midfield.

Tony Pulis brought on Adam Rooney with only five minutes to go in place of Martin on the wing, but it was a case of too little, too late and in the wrong position for the eager striker to make any difference.

Back to the drawing board then to plan for the visit of relegation threatened Southend, but they will be heartened by their 3-1 win at Birmingham tonight and therefore Stoke will need to be on their guard to avoid being on the wrong end of another upset. Let's hope the presence of Lee Hendrie in the starting eleven can conjure up some badly needed goals.

Stoke City: Simonsen, Hoefkens, Duberry, Higginbotham, Griffin, Lawrence, Diao, Russell, Martin (Rooney 85), Fuller, Sidibe.
Subs not used: Eustace, Pericard, Wilkinson, Hill.

Ipswich Town: Price, Sito, Wilnis, Wright, Harding, Williams (O'Callaghan 68), Peters (Haynes 90), Legwinski, Roberts, Garvan, Walters.
Subs not used: Supple, Casement, Clarke.

Star Player

It was great to see Andy Griffin back at Stoke and in the form we got used to before he returned to Portsmouth in December.




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:Tuesday January 30 2007

Time: 11:13PM

Your Comments

Sounds a Tony Pullis team and Match.
miked_joker
 

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Chelsea 3 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Hull City
Aston Villa 1 - 4 Stoke
Stoke 3 - 1 West Ham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36

Breaking League News

Crystal Palace : 19/04/2014 18:22:00
Cardiff : 19/04/2014 18:16:00
Southampton : 19/04/2014 18:11:00
Aston Villa : 19/04/2014 18:05:00
West Ham : 19/04/2014 17:18:00
Oldest League Debut?
Chelsea : 19/04/2014 17:06:00
Second Offering?
Man Utd : 19/04/2014 16:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs. Newcastle
Suggested By:  
Begovic 10%
Cameron 0%
Shawcross 7%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Arnautovic 76%
Ireland 0%
Odemwingie 7%
Crouch 0%
Adam 0%
Walters 0%