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Talking Football: Diving is a problem the game is unwilling to tackle – as he has shown in the past

Stephen Ireland and Roy Keane

Stephen Ireland 'dead' grandmother asks Roy Keane to recall him to the Republic of Ireland squad

Ireland went on international exile back in 2007

Peter Crouch celebrates Stoke's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Stoke 4: Mark Hughes hopes emphatic victory has put pay to belief that Stoke remain long-ball specialists

Stoke came back from a goal behind to record an impressive away victory and Hughes believes that reputation of being a robust long-ball side has been consigned to the past

Peter Crouch celebrates his goal against his former team

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 4 match report: Peter Odemwingie and Peter Crouch put Villa to the sword after early Christian Benteke opener

The Potters recovered to win their second away league match this season

Premier League LIVE! Aston Villa v Stoke City

Follow all of the action from today's kick-off at Villa Park

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Premier League: Aston Villa v Stoke City match preview

A preview of this Sunday’s fixture at Villa Park

Ron Vlaar v Ryan Shawcross: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Stoke City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Aston Villa

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Tim Sherwood and the gilet, plus other items football managers made their own

From chewing gum and green jumpers to toothpicks and cigarettes, we take a look at the items that were inseparable from managers

Sam Allardyce gestures from the sidelines

Premier League: Match preview Stoke City v West Ham United

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Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor faces his former team Arsenal in the north London derby

Premier League preview: A statistical look at this weekend's games including Hull City v Manchester City; Everton v Cardiff City; Aston Villa v Chelsea; Manchester United v Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the matches in matchweek 30 of the Premier League

Steven Nzonzi v Mark Noble: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Stoke City and West Ham United

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Britannia Stadium

Asmir Begovic in action during Stoke's 1-1 draw with Southampton, in which he opened the scoring

Norwich City 1 Stoke City 1 match report: Stoke lose Jonathan Walters but gain what may prove a vital point

Walters struck from the spot for the second week running after John Guidetti was brought down but he was dismissed five minutes later for a dangerous challenge on Alex Tettey

Nathan Redmond v Marko Arnautovic: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Norwich and Stoke City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' wingers ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Carrow Road

Norwich manager Chris Hughton looks on

Premier League: Norwich City v Stoke City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at Carrow Road

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