Stoke 0-0 Sunderland

This game had draw written all over it given both teams are the cuurent PL draw specialists. The biggest blow though was losing Marc Wilson with a broken leg. He will be out until at least January and here’s hoping he is back sooner as he has been a key player for us. Andy Wilkinson is likely to deputise in Wilson’s absence and we are looking for a left back in the January transfer window – one area we failed to reinforce over the summer.

Norwich wil be a tough away game especially as they beat Tottenham  in the League Cup. We could see Matthew Etherington start after some impressive appearances as a sub although I can’t see Pulis dropping Walters.

This week also marks ten years since Tony Pulis first arrived at Stoke, a move that ddin’t please many of us fans at the time. But ten years on and in his second spell I’d say he was the best manager I’ve seen at Stoke since I started supporting them back in the mid-70’s. In Pulis we trust 🙂

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