Archived (F12) Stoke City

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  1. Go Devils

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    Jun 21, 2011
    The Potters Serie B Season 1 Roster

    Britannia Stadium

    No Name Pos
    1 Asmir Begovic Goalkeeper
    27 Carlo Nash Goalkeeper
    29 Thomas Sorensen Goalkeeper
    3 Danny Higginbothan Defender
    4 Robert Huth Defender
    5 Danny Collins Defender
    17 Ryan Shawcross Defender
    20 Matthew Upson Defender
    28 Andy Wilkinson Defender
    30 Ryan Shotton Defender
    39 Jonathan Woodgate Defender
    6 Glenn Whelan Midfielder
    8 Tom Soares Midfielder
    12 Marc Wilson Midfielder
    15 Salif Diao Midfielder
    16 Jermaine Pennant Midfielder
    18 Dean Whitehead Midfielder
    23 Michael Tonge Midfielder
    24 Rory Delap Midfielder
    26 Matthew Etherington Midfielder
    32 Diego Arismendi Midfielder
    38 Florent Cuvelier Midfielder
    40 Wilson Palacios Midfielder
    9 Kenwyne Jones Striker
    10 Ricardo Fuller Striker
    11 Mamady Sidibe Striker
    19 Jonathan Walters Striker
    25 Peter Crouch Striker
    33 Cameron Jerome Striker

    Go Devils - Manager/Coach (perennial door mat)

  2. Go Devils

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    Jun 21, 2011
    The Potters Serie B Season 1 Preview

    Stoke City coach Go Devils has a reputation for playing ugly long ball football but at the end of the day, his main goal is to keep Stoke in the Serie B. What's encouraging is the manager's optimism towards his new team. "In seasons past I have run a team from France, and more recently Fiorentina out of Italy to very poor results," said Go Devils. "But I have yet to skipper a team with talent on its roster such as what I now posses with Stoke."

    Their home form is very sound and will challenge some of the very best in the league, but they are quite weak away from the Britannia and they will look to improve on that throughout season 1. It all comes down to an ability to create more scoring chances on the final third of the pitch for Stoke. But with finishers like Crouch, Jones, and Jerome, more goals should follow Go Devils.

    Very active during the closing moments of the summer transfer window, spending nearly €25m Stoke improved its squad by adding numerous members of the 2010 Tottenham Hot Spurs squad, not to mention:
    • Forward Cameron Jerome from Birmingham for a fee of €4.5m
    • Forward Peter Crouch from Tottenham for a fee of €11.3m
    • Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios from Tottenham for a fee of €9m
    • Defender Matthew Upson on a free transfer from West Ham
    • Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann from AKA Austria
    • Defender Jonathan Woodgate on a free transfer from Tottenham
    Wilson Palacios who was a big addition to settle down the holding midfielder role and to play along side Ryan Shawcross, a big time tackler. The trick will be the service provided by Pennant and Etherington on the wings getting the ball in to Jones and Crouch. The Potters will only go as far as the two big forwards in the middle can take them, if not head them. ;)
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    Jun 21, 2011

    Stoke City vs Newcastle United

    Match Facts:
    2 :goal: 3
    4 Shots 23
    1 SOT 16
    50% Possession 50%
    14 Tackles 16
    0 Fouls 2
    0 :yellowcard: 0
    0 :redcard: 0
    2 Offsides 1
    1 Corners 2
    Match Events:
    :goal:12` Ameobi
    :goal:32`Crouch ( assist ; M. Etherington)
    :goal: 45` Cabaye
    :goal:90`K.Jones ( assist: Pennant)

    Serie B favorites Newcastle United came to the Potteries in a Matchday 1 showdown of managers that have had a history in past Serie B seasons of interesting matches. But it was all Newcastle early on as Shola Ameobi came through with two goals within the 18 yard box making it 2-0 Newcastle United. While Newcastle dominated with countless opportunities early on, Stoke City was able to keep the game honest by using the speed of Pennant and Etherington down the wings on the counter attack, and were finally rewarded on a cross from Etherington finding the head of Crouch making it 2-1 just before half. John Cabaye squashed the comeback before time expired in the half intercepting a pass in the Stoke box and burying it home for a 3-1 Newcastle lead at the half.

    The 2nd half was more of the same with Newcastle firing off numerous shots and hitting the bar on one occasion, but unable to attain a 4th goal. But late in the game after substitutions changed the shape of the Stoke side, a corner kick into the box by Pennant found Kenwyn Jones, cutting the defecit to one. Time would expire just after Crouch missed a header on goal leaving Newcastle with a big win at the Potteries.

    Stoke walks away from its first match knowing it has to improve its midfield defense and make more of its opportunities in the opposing 3rd of the pitch.
  4. Go Devils

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    Jun 21, 2011
    Match Facts:

    4 :goal: 0
    16 Shots 3
    7 SOT 1
    51% Possession 49%
    17 Tackles 21
    0 Fouls 2
    0 :yellowcard: 1
    0 :redcard: 0
    0 Offsides 0
    0 Corners 2

    Match Events:
    :goal: Antonio Di Natale (UDI) '26 from Pablo Armero
    :goal: Antonio Di Natale (UDI) '28 from Pablo Armero
    :yellowcard:Jonathan Woodgate (STO) '65
    :goal: Antonio Di Natale (UDI) '67 from Giampiero Pinzi
    :goal: Antonio Di Natale (UDI) '77

    Clean Sheet: Samir Handanovic - 1 Save

    The Prince of Udine Antonio Di Natale was responsible for all 4 goals, netting two in each half. Combined with the Handanovic clean sheet, Udinese did nothing to show that they aren't one of the teams to beat in Serie B. Stoke was unable to put the ball down the wings with any consistency of service to Peter Crouch or Kenwyn Jones.
    Next up for the Potters is those damn Flamenco dancing boys from Santos...
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