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The Campaign for Gentlemanly Conduct. Sound familiar?

And so it goes on, dispiritingly. The interminable flopping and falling and ‘drawing’ of precious contact. The denial of the *actual* aim of the sport – which is to stick the ball in the net – through the cynical, life-blood-sucking phoney faint; because percentage-wise, penno’s pay. 1,094 more words


It's time for video referees

This isn’t a new problem or a modern phenomena but it is no less annoying…

Yet another footballing weekend has been dominated by poor decisions. It has got to farcical levels – the Victor Moses ‘incident’ was simply ridiculous. 876 more words

Swansea boss says Victor Moses should be "ashamed of himself"

Swansea boss Garry Monk said Stoke winger Victor Moses should be “ashamed of himself” and punished for his role in helping his side win a penalty. 364 more words


Inconsistency and ill-luck responsible for Stoke City's problems

Stoke City have been incredibly inconsistent this season and it is a mystery why. Mark Hughes spent money on good acquisitions in the summer that were proven in European football such as Mame Biram Diouf and Bojan Kirkic but so far, the team doesn’t seem to have completely jelled. 622 more words

Premier League

Keano's Savage realization

Roy Keane’s latest autobiography finally gets to the bottom of the Robbie Savage-to-Sunderland transfer that never happened:

“I rang Mark Hughes. Robbie wasn’t in the Blackburn team and I asked Mark if we could try to arrange a deal.

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Have Stoke City's summer signings impressed or flopped?

Believe it or not we are nearly 20 per cent of the way through the new Premier League season. The summer signings should be well settled by now, and the managers should know their regular starters. 535 more words


Stoke pile pressure on Newcastle United's Alan Pardew - but at what cost?

With all the pre-match hype surrounding Alan Pardew and his potential demise, you’d almost be forgiven for forgetting last night’s Premier League encounter at the Britannia Stadium included two teams. 503 more words