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#1 Delilahs

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Posted 28 Sep 2009 - 20:17

Evening all, Stoke City fan here who would like you to answer a few questions ahead of our game on Sunday

The Manchester United fans were none too happy last weeek when they realised that their answers, compared to those we received on RAWK were second rate at best.

If you could answer the few questions below it would be appreciated, the best five (if we get that many) would then appear on Delilahs official blog with an active link back to this forum.


What are your expectations for the season?



Who are your most famous fans?


Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?


What team are you likely to put out against us?


As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?


Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

Thanks in advance

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Posted 28 Sep 2009 - 20:40

Evening all, Stoke City fan here who would like you to answer a few questions ahead of our game on Sunday


What are your expectations for the season?
In previous seasons we have been in a position to expect a top 6 every season, but this season might turn out to be a bit harder for us, Man City, Spurs, Aston Villa and even Sunderland could now come into the equation, would now be happy to finish in top eight.

Who are your most famous fans?

Well theres me ;) and 40.000 others but probably Sylvester Stallone, Paul mcCartney, and those in the Gwladys street end.

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
There are pubs on every corner in the City about 20 mins from the ground also lots of pubs in County road, 5 mins from the ground. Stoke have never had any history of hooliganism towards us, i'm sure whichever pub you go in you will be made welcome.

What team are you likely to put out against us?

The strongest available, because you are nobodys pushovers. Keep in Mind that Arteta and Neville are still Long term injuries, and Yakubu is not yet 100%.
Howard- Hibbert- Yobo- Distin- Baines- Osman- Rodwell- Cahill- Fellaini Pienaar/Bilyaletdinov- Saha. 4-5-1.

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?
We have several who can change a game in a flash, Cahill always dangerous from set pieces, Pienaar driving them forward and goal machine Louis Saha 7 games 7 goals.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

I would be hoping for a clean sheet from our defence and maybe pinch a goal in each Half. 2-0 to us, but i know it wont be easy.

Thanks in advance

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Cheers mate, and welcome to the TT Forum, whatever the result is, come back after the game and discuss it.
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#3 Goldtoffeefan

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Posted 28 Sep 2009 - 21:23

What are your expectations for the season?
Top 8 finish, would have expected better but stiff competition from the likes of Spurs City and Sunderland has lowered expectations


Who are your most famous fans?
Probably Rocky

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
Sorry don't live in Liverpool.

What team are you likely to put out against us?
Strongest possible

Howard
Heitenga Yobo Distan Baines

Osman(Piennar) Rodwell Fellani Bilyadentitov

Cahill
Saha
As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

Saha definitely, he's on top form 7 in 7


Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

2-1 to us, tough scrappy game
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#4 MikeO

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Posted 28 Sep 2009 - 21:30

What are your expectations for the season?
The emergence of City, Spurs finally living up to the hype (so far at least), along with our traditional slow start looks like making top six tough. Wouldn't want any worse than seventh though, I don't think Villa will perform so well this year. A cup would do me, first winners of the Europa League sounds good.

Who are your most famous fans?
I'm stuck between Amanda Holden and Liz McClarnon...or was that a dream?
Actually the most famous in my eyes will always be Ed "Stewpot" Stewart.


Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
500 mile round trip when I go to Goodison so I could recommend a pub but it'd be in Devon so probably not overly useful.

What team are you likely to put out against us?
Howard, Heitinga, Yobo, Distin, Baines, Rodwell, Fellaini, Osman, Cahill, Bilyaletdinov, Saha (assuming Pienaar is unfit).

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?
Saha's on fire, Fellaini's due a goal, Bily's dead ball delivery is looking lethal but the man of the season so far is Rodwell. If he's on form he can run the game.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?
3-1. Two from King Louis and a Baines penalty. Beattie can get a late consolation for you though....sure he'll get a positive reception.
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#5 duncanmckenzieismagic

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Posted 28 Sep 2009 - 21:45

What are your expectations for the season?

Top 8 and a decent run in Europa League

Who are your most famous fans?

Paul Mcartney Amanda Holden


Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?


Any of the pubs around the ground would make you welcome I wouldnt worry about anywhere to be avoided

What team are you likely to put out against us?

Hopefully a winning one!

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

Saha is bang in form and Stevie Piennar is the man who makes us tick although it looks like he will be out injured

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

If Pennar makes a surpise appearance 3-0 to us if not can see us scraping in 1-0

Thanks in advance

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#6 CaptainFerguson10

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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 00:31

What are your expectations for the season?

7th, good run in Europe. That's it.

Who are your most famous fans?

Haven't got a clue, maybe myself lol.

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?

No as I don't drink any more.

What team are you likely to put out against us?

A strong physical side to counter-act the long balls/throws, with two strikers to stretch your slow defense.

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

Saha at the moment, he is on fire.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

We are confident so a hard fought 2 - 0 win to the toffees. Hope Beattie get's a good reception on his return.
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#7 adz09

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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 07:54

What are your expectations for the season?
I expect us to finish 7th unfortunately, i would love us to move a little bit closer to the top four, but unfortunately Spurs and Man City are looking very strong

Who are your most famous fans?
Amanda Holden, Matt Dawson, Jennifer Ellison, Liz McClaren, Damon Minchella, Paul McCartney............The list goes on

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
Jack Frost, The Pacific are always friendly places for away fans

What team are you likely to put out against us?
Our strongest possible team, we may be starting to turn the corner but we haven't fully yet

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?
At the moment it is deffinitely Louis Saha. 7 goals in 7 games, although if Pienaar plays, he has been our most consistent player.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?
Unfortunately for you guys, i see us scoring a bag full. 4-0 to us, saha to continue his goal scoring spree
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#8 craigb

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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 09:54

What are your expectations for the season?

I would hope our team has enough quality to push for a top 6 finish, i would like to see us back in europe as ive grown to enjoy are time in this competition. A decent cup run in whatever cup is a priority to me also. The way the likes of city, aston villa, spurs have improved for this season, makes it even harder for us to maintain our top 5 finishes of seasons past. So fingers crossed are lads dig in deep once again and we get our rewards!



Who are your most famous fans?

Sylvester Stallone, Sir Paul McCartney, Matt dawson, Amanda Holden, John Parrott and many more!


Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?

Theres a few pubs you could go too before the game, i wouldnt necassarily avoid any of them either, were mostly friendly down here apart from the odd few. I couldnt say from an away fans perspective where to go, as i drink in most of the pubs around goodison and county road, so i would just say, if you like the look of a particular pub try your hand and go in :)

What team are you likely to put out against us?

I think we have just started to find a team we could field in most games now. This though has taken a blow with the injury of Steven Pienaar, which you guys will be happy to know, as he has been on top form the last few weeks.

The most probable team would be,

Tim Howard

Heitina - Yobo - Distin - Baines

Osman - Rodwell - Cahill - Fellaini - Bilyletidnov

Saha

Unless Moyes feels the Yak is ready for a start, other than that, i would think this would be the setout of the team this sunday.


As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

At the moment its got to be Louis Saha, he is on fire! 7 goals in 7 games speaks for itself, and im unsure this season who has actually bettererd that apart from a certain spaniard across stanley park! A lot of opposition fans in the past normally mark, Cahill, as our most dangerous threat, however, if i was stoke on sunday, i would defintely watch every movement saha makes, because as mentioned, give him a sniff of goal and he will make your team pay!


Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

I don't want to sound overly confident, but i still think without pienaar our team will still have enough creative threat to win this match, therefore i will say 2-0 (Saha - Osman)

Good luck for the match anyhow, and i hope you pack your away end as i love goodison when we have full away support!


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#9 iggy

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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 10:06

What are your expectations for the season?



Who are your most famous fans?

There are loads (Allegedly) but springing to mind are Austen Healy, Amanda Holden, John Parrot, Jenifer Ellison.

What are your expectations for the season?

Not quite as high as last year, mainly due to Man Shitty trying to buy the title and Spurs looking a lot better than in previous years, still have hopes of a cup of any sort though.

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?

Should be okay in most pubs in the vicinity of the ground

What team are you likely to put out against us?

Depending on the injury situation..... Howard, Heitinga, Yobo, Distin, Baines, Osman, Rodwell Fellaini, Bilyaletdinov, Cahill, Saha

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

Saha is on fire at the moment and Cahill is always a threat, depends on the day of course but if we can play anything like the way we have in the 3 games prior to the trip to Pompey then goals could come from anywhere!
12 in our last 4 games (none against) but with 9 (Off the top of my head) different goalscorers.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

2-0 but a hard fought game.
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#10 Ian C

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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 10:45

What are your expectations for the season?
A good top 6/7 finish hopefully. It's almost impossible to compete with City over a season now, on our day we've got a good chance of beating them, but when it comes down to it they will finish ahead of us. Spurs and Villa are more attainable targets, for the past 3/4 years they've been masters in self-sabotage and I'd still fancy us to finish ahead of one or both of them.


Who are your most famous fans?

Sir Paul McCartney, well known for his popular rewrite of a John Lennon song; "Give Fellaini a chance"


Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
I'm Irish sorry, no experience there.

What team are you likely to put out against us?

More than likely:

-------------------------- Howard -------------------------------
Heitinga ----------- Yobo ------ Distin ------------------ Baines
Osman ------------- Fellaini -- Rodwell ------------- Bilyaletdinov
---------------- Cahill ------------------------------------------
------------------------------- Saha -----------------------------

Possible switch would be Hibbert for Rodwell with Hibbo and Heitinga trading positions.


As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?

Saha by a mile. He's a world class player and he's got 7 goals in 7 games so far. Cahill is always a threat, he's sheer class in the air especially on the end of Bilyaletdinov's deliveries. Well to be fair, I'd be a threat off of a Bilya delivery, talk about perfection.


Any guesses on what you think the score will be?

Can't see past us winning, I'd say 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 us. It'll be tight, no question.
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Posted 29 Sep 2009 - 18:01

What are your expectations for the season?
before the start of the season i was hoping for a top 5/6 finish now i think we may finish 6th or 7th. with spurs, man city, aston villa and sunderland spending big i think that will be a reasonable finish to the season.


Who are your most famous fans?
Sir Paul McCartney and ROCKY!!

Any places you reccomend for our travelling support to have a few drinks/ anywhere that should be avoided?
as most of the replies above, anywhere around the ground will welcome you!

What team are you likely to put out against us?

Howard

Heitinga-Yobo-Distin-Baines

Osman-Felli-Rodwell-Bily

Cahill-Saha

As a home fan, who would you say is your most dangerous player, that the opposition should look out for?
King Louis! 7 in 7 and he is in top form atm also the left flank work with Bily and Baines might be dangerous.

Any guesses on what you think the score will be?
im hoping for a big win for the lads and a clean sheet but i think it will be a scrappy game. maybe 1-0 to us or 2-1.
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#12 MikeO

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Posted 30 Sep 2009 - 13:39

Forgot to say good luck for the rest of the season mate. I'm old enough to remember our matches back when you had the unmatchable Gordon Banks in goal (and of course Mike Bernard who I liked a lot as a lad); good to see you had a successful first season back in the top flight and hope you stick around :) .
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#13 Delilahs

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Posted 30 Sep 2009 - 14:07

Thanks for your replies chaps, I've taken this weeks sample for the blog, but if others want to carry on then feel free as there is an active link back to this thread from our blog.

be good chaps.

http://www.delilahs....n-v-stoke-city/
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Posted 30 Sep 2009 - 15:02

Thanks for your replies chaps, I've taken this weeks sample for the blog, but if others want to carry on then feel free as there is an active link back to this thread from our blog.

be good chaps.

http://www.delilahs....n-v-stoke-city/


any time mate, good luck for the rest of the season!
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Posted 03 Oct 2009 - 18:09

I don't wish to put a dampener on your impending visit to Goodison, however, there are a couple of pubs to avoid, especially if you annoy the locals. They will tolerate fans who wish to have a quiet drink and enjoy conversation but if there are lively, intolerable within your group then it can turn quiet easily 9this seems to annoy some folk), The Red Brick and the Oak but the rest are fine and there are plenty within 5-10 mins walk of the ground, cheers.
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