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Stoke City

New-look Stoke aim to convert confidence into win at Arsenal

Stoke beat the Gunners when the two teams met on Dec. 6. Will the same result happen in North London?

Stoke head into Sunday's game against Arsenal amid the usual histrionics from north London about big, bad Stoke and their rough-house tactics but in reality, the Potters are more beauty than beast these days.

Statistically, it is Stoke who should be protected by the referee against Arsenal's illegal play; the Gunners have amassed more bookings so far this term as well as two sendings-off; Stoke are one of just three sides in the league yet to see red. Yet facts rarely get in the way of a good...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Paulo Dybala wants UCL move, Frank Lampard remains with Man City

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik believes Tony Pulis is the right man for West Brom in order for them to stay above the relegation zone.

It's New Year's Day, and that means the Live transfer blog swings back into action. Will Lukas Podolski force his way out of Arsenal? Could Peter Crouch reunite with Tony Pulis at West Brom? Find out the latest news and gossip here.

20.27 GMT: Talking of former England strikers -- we were an hour ago, promise! -- Jermain Defoe is on the radar of Hull manager Steve Bruce, who said that he would "love to do something" if the 32-year-old Toronto FC man is available. 

19.35 GMT: Just the 32 goals...

New season brings fresh optimism for Stoke

Stoke City get their Premier League campaign underway at home to Aston Villa on Saturday. Mark Hughes' men did the double over the Midlands side last season.

It's difficult to describe to those who don't follow football the loneliness of the summer break and the sense of excitement and anticipation that builds with every passing day until the big kickoff. Some of them have asked whether I had any plans this weekend and my response was simple: football.

Such was the predictability of the previous regime, fans would not only know the team weeks or months in advance but would also have a good idea how the season itself would pan out. The good early start...

Bojan continuing to turn heads at Stoke

Stoke recorded their first win of preseason and Bojan Krkic got his third goal in as many games as the Britannia faithful saw their side overcome Real Betis 2-0.

Having been a little disappointed with the side picked to start at Blackburn last Sunday, the selection this time was much more reflective of the starting XI likely to feature in team's opener against Aston Villa on Aug. 16.

Unlike the Blackburn game, the shape and personnel were such that the side were comfortable from the off on what was...

Yaya Toure breaks Stoke hearts...again

When I wrote in my preview that Stoke fans wouldn't be too disheartened by the same score line suffered in the FA Cup Final three years ago, I didn't quite expect it to happen, nor that the scorer would be the same. The goal was scored a mere four minutes earlier than that fateful day, but this time it wasn't under the famous Wembley arches amid an electric atmosphere. It was in front of a timid and nervous Etihad crowd shown up by their counterparts in red and white.

1-0 is not a bad...

Dreaming of Valencia

It's been two years, almost to the day, that Stoke fans descended on the poor unsuspecting locals of Valencia, painting the city red and white in a rare foray into Europe following qualification courtesy of a cup final appearance.

It's a memory that quite simply will last forever. The two Wembley trips that preceded it were special of course, none more so than the 5-0 thrashing of Bolton, who never really recovered, but the game in Spain was a different kettle of pescado altogether. Europe...