A look inside Stoke City’s academy

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Not even ten years ago you could go down to Clayton Wood, Stoke City’s training ground, with your camera, an autograph book and your sandwiches to wait for the players to walk over from the gravel car park and towards the state-of-the-art cabins and watch them train. Millions of pounds, around

Three PL sides fall on dramatic night in Carabao Cup


Liverpool, Burnley and Stoke City were the big stories of the opening night in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup. The Premier League trio who all held high hopes for this year's competition were eliminated last night with another six top flight teams looking to avoid a similar fate

Security in Football: The Other Side of the Barrier

Football Stewards

It’s 3 o’clock on a Saturday. You’re about to watch your team battle away for another three hard points. You’ve been waiting all week to come to this game with your family and there is a potential problem arising amongst the supporters. What do you do? For stewards, the answer is simple. You extinguish

Alan Pardew will remain as Newcastle boss for now


It has emerged reports that Alan Pardew will remain as the Newcastle United manager for now. The unstable Newcastle boss will still be in charge for the clash against Swansea on Saturday and he won't be on the firing line despite the 1-0 defeat against Stoke City on Monday. It also means Pardew

A crazy day in Barclays Premier League


Three title contenders were in battle today. Manchester United were against Burnley, drawing 0 – 0. Manchester City lost at home to Stoke, 1 -0. Finally Everton hosted Chelsea, which ended in a crazy 3 – 6 win for Chelsea. Manchester United kicked the Saturday off, by drawing 0 – 0