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Outside the Box: Shotton in the arm is a throwback to Challinor

Should Rory Delap suffer a recurrence of one of his shoulder injuries in the run-up to Saturday's FA Cup final, Stoke City appear to have a ready-made replacement at hand.

Blackpool held to goalless draw by Stoke

Blackpool 0 Stoke 0

Bent dedicates his equaliser to 'passionate' Houllier

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 1

Outside the Box: Sheet hits the fan as Wagstaff loses his job... and semi-final

Could anyone have felt more let down by Bolton Wanderers' 5-0 capitulation to Stoke City in the FA Cup semi-final last Sunday than Ian Wagstaff, a 50-year-old lifelong supporter who was told by the bosses at his sheet metal firm in Brisbane that he could not have time off to go to the game. Whereupon he resigned his £38,500-a-year job and flew back to England.

Bent provides the perfect tonic as Villa sense safety

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 1

Darren Bent rescues a vital point for Villa

Aston Villa 1 Stoke 1

Rory Delap poised to extend Stoke deal

Stoke midfielder Rory Delap is poised to seal a 12-month extension to his contract ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Bolton on Sunday at Wembley.

Chelsea's title hopes fade at Stoke

Stoke 1 Chelsea 1

Scott Parker: 'If we go down, it's going to be my worst season'

A midfield marvel for his club, he has caught Capello's eye but personal pride will count for nothing if Hammers are relegated. Steve Tongue meets Scott Parker.

Noble gives West Ham clear sight of survival

West Ham United 3 Stoke City 0: Grant's new-look side cut Stoke down to size to escape relegation zone

Reid sure Albion can seal cracks to build on Hodgson's solid start

West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid is confident the team can add defensive resilience to their strength of character in order to win their Premier League relegation battle.

Stoke angered after Jonas Olsson smashes picture at Britannia Stadium

Stoke manager Tony Pulis criticised the behaviour of West Brom's Jonas Olsson after the defender released his frustrations by smashing a picture after the sides drew 1-1 at the Britannia Stadium.

Vela's late leveller lifts Albion out of drop zone

Stoke City 1 West Bromwich Albion 1

Squillaci strike the difference as Gunners see off Stoke

Arsenal 1 Stoke City 0
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When I was supporting Ray La Montagne I was six months pregnant. He had been touring for a year and he was exhausted and full of the cold. I was feeling motherly, so I would leave presents for him and his band: Tunnock's Tea Cakes, cold remedies and proper tea. Ray seemed painfully shy. He hardly spoke, hardly looked at you in the face. I felt like a dick speaking to him, but said "hi" every day. </p>
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