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Striking the balance: Style vs. results (19/09/16)

There is a fine balance between an aesthetically pleasing footballing style and the ability to grind out good results. Football fans are divided in what they desire from their club; some fans would say they pay good money to sit in the stands and watch their team for the entertainment value: if football isn’t enjoyable, what’s the point of it all? 1,477 more words


3-4-3: Conte, the champion of the radical swing in English football

From Sean Dyche’s traditional 4-4-2, to Guardiola’s inverted fullbacks, then to Klopp’s high press, the first half of the 2016/17 Premier league season has been blessed with a plethora of contrasting philosophies, systems and ideologies. 1,275 more words

Watford 0 - Stoke City 1

Allen suspended, no Clumsy or Glenda and the Captain and Phil Bardsley also injured. If ever there was a time for Mystic Mark to look into his crystal ball and come up with a spark of inspiration, it was Sunday and as the Boy and I sat down to watch the match we both wondered if Mystic Mark’s crystal ball had lost its connection. 1,093 more words

Stoke City

Mark Hughes urges USMNT to not call up Geoff Cameron

LONDON — The U.S. national team have been warned not to call up Geoff Cameron for their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica. 381 more words

Premier League

Post Match Review: Manchester United VS Stoke City

Manchester United were held for a draw at home by Stoke City as the scoreline showed 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Martial came off the bench to score the opener but boyhood Manchester United fan and former Liverpool player Joe Allen equalised to get a valuable point for Stoke City. 690 more words

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney can emulate Ryan Giggs, claims Stoke boss Mark Hughes

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could emulate club legend Ryan Giggs, according to Stoke City boss Mark Hughes.

The Potters face the Red Devils on Sunday, and it is up for debate whether manager Jose Mourinho will pick his skipper after injury and form have seen him on the bench for the last two matches against Leicester City and Zorya Luhansk. 205 more words


Manchester United v Stoke City: Date, time, TV channel, odds and head-to-head

Manchester United have had a mixed start to the Premier League season and will want to show some consistency when they take on Stoke this weekend. 210 more words