Southampton and Stoke fail with bid to land young England starlet

Premier League sides Southampton and Stoke City have both had official bids rejected from Norwich City for young starlet Nathan Redmond. The winger joined the canaries last season from Birmingham City for around £3m and was quickly branded a wonder kid after impressing in the Premier League. The England U21 international has been tipped for a return to the Premier …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton and Stoke fail with bid to land young England starlet
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Review of the Premiership part 4: Everyone else, West Brom to QPR

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season West Bromwich Albion (49 pts, GD -4) 8th OK, to be third at the end of October was the sort of start Baggies fans could have only dreamed of. And we have been there before with unfancied sides enjoying the nosebleed reaches of the table within the season’s …

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Should Stoke play Kightly or Walters out wide against Fulham?

So far this season, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has utilised two separate systems. He can use three central midfielders and play Jon Walters on the right, or he can field only two players in the centre, push Walters behind the main striker, and play two proper wingers. It’s surprising Pulis has used the former so frequently in recent weeks: …

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AshleyShould Stoke play Kightly or Walters out wide against Fulham?
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Asmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Some really interesting gossip is coming out of The Potteries this morning. Firstly Stoke have apparently bid for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland. Butland, who is also being tracked by Fulham among others, turned down a move to Chelsea yesterday because he wants to be a first choice keeper. Stoke obviously know this – so why are they bidding for …

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AshleyAsmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?