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21) TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST : STOKE (HOME) KO 3PM
Now in their 5th Prem season. Last and only trophy the League Cup in 1972, 88th league meeting. Recent connection : Glen Whelan
This season so far they’re in 8th place with 29 points from 20 games and 1 win 6 draws and 3 losses away from home.
At The Britannia in September it was the usual 1-1 draw, Crouch putting them one up with a handball goal (15) though our defending was poor. Garcia equalised (35) but we just couldn’t clinch it. Crowd was 27,301 with 2873 Blues)
In the Capital One Cup they went out 4-3 at home aet to Swindon in the 2nd rd.
In the FA Cup they’ve drawn Crystal Palace away in the 3rd rd
Form at home to Stoke : Last season it was that 3-0 win in December, Aguero (29, 54) Johnson (36) the scorers. Crowd was 46,321 with 853 Stokies.
They’ve had only one win in the last 9 league visits, 1-0 in 97/98, whilst City have won the other 8.
For City it’s : WWWWWWWWL
Comment : Average season for Stoke this term but they’ve picked up recently, beating Liverpool and drawing with Saints at home . We enjoy good form against them at The Etihad, and their away form isn’t good, so today should be no different, hopefully.
WWTWTWShite: Averaged 8, 288 in 85/86 and currently it’s 27,107