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Stoke City v Newcastle United match preview.

March 18th, 2011 | 76 Comments |

Stoke: Land of the Giants.
Stoke: Land of the Giants.
After a two week break, this Saturday’s game sees Newcastle United heading to the land of the giants to face some heavy bombardment from Stoke City.

Newcastle go into the game two points and two places above “The Potters” of Stoke City, and manager, Alan Partridge Pardew will be looking to “bounce back” after a disappointing defeat against Everton a fortnight ago. However Stoke will be looking to take advantge of their renowned home advantage. They have recently taken 10 out of 12 points in their recent home games, with away form being their biggest bugbear.

Alan Pardew said of the upcoming fixture:

“We are looking forward to the game. When you have two weeks off in Premier League it can be difficult to focus.

“So we are trying to make sure the players are ready for what will be a tough, tough game.”

Speaking on Stoke’s rather ‘direct’ approach to the game, including their reliance on set plays and the huge throw of Stoke midfielder, Rory Delap, he observed: (more…)