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The Sentinel Jul 18, 2015
Half-time report: Stoke City 1, Singapore Select XI 0

Half-time report: Stoke City 1, Singapore Select XI 0

SINGAPORE Select coach V Sundramoorthy had joked about the difficulty of defending against Peter Crouch – and it did not take long for him to be proved right.Crouch proved unmarkable when he rose to meet a seventh minute corner to provide the flick for Steve Sidwell to open the scoring for Stoke in this Barclays Asia Trophy third-place play-off.The big striker came closest to making it 2-0 in the first half when he rose to meet Phil Bardsley's cross just after the half-hour mark but headed...
The Sentinel Jul 18, 2015
Stoke City on Tour: Peter Crouch feeling great and ready to fire...

Stoke City on Tour: Peter Crouch feeling great and ready to fire...

IT SHOULD be no surprise that Peter Crouch says tropical conditions are no problem.The striker spent a couple of years in Singapore as a boy and uttered his first words in Mandarin – much to the confusion of his parents until they discovered his Chinese pal at playgroup.Just more than 30 years later he's back and enjoying a week with the Stoke squad in South East Asia.He was on the bench against Everton on Wednesday, but should play a big part today against a Singapore Select XI in the...
The Sentinel Jul 17, 2015
Stoke City on Tour: We have no one tall enough to mark Peter...

Stoke City on Tour: We have no one tall enough to mark Peter...

SINGAPORE Select XI coach V Sundramoorthy jokes he has been struggling to find a defender to tall enough to mark Peter Crouch.His side and Stoke will play off for third place in the Barclays Asia Trophy in front of a near-sell out crowd at the Singapore National Stadium tomorrow (11am UK time).The manager still sees Crouch, who was a substitute in Stoke's penalty shoot-out defeat to Everton on Wednesday, as the Potters' key man.He said: Stoke are big boys and they play long balls to Peter...

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