The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Brighton this Saturday.
Referee: Bobby Madley
Assistant Refs: Marc Perry and Mick McDonough
Fourth Official: Mike Dean
Match Day referee Madley has officiated 21 games in 2017/18 showing 80 yellow cards and five red cards so far.
He took in 35 games in 2016/17 with a return of 146 yellow cards and four red cards.
Andy Wilkinson is getting ready for his next sporting challenge – The London Marathon.
The 33-year-old aims to collect thousands of pounds for the Donna Louise which has this week launched a major fund-raising drive.
Andy raised around £100,000 from his Potters’ testimonial. That money was shared between the Donna Louise and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Andy, said: “When I saw there were places available for the London Marathon I decided to go for it. But it’s a completely different type of fitness to playing football.”
Well done Andy,
Stoke Loud & Proud
Incredibly, some surprises for this months European team of the month, with not a single player from the Germany’s Bundesliga is featured in the squad.
Several players from the the Premiership have been selected based on statistics.
Stats Website “WhoScored” monitors every player in every match from the five major leagues and rates the out of 10.
incredibly five Premiership players feature, dominating the European team of the week.
Here are the results
GK Jessy moulin (St Etienne) 8.1 Rating
RB Davide Calabria (AC Milan) 8 Rating
CB RYAN SHAWCROSS (STOKE CITY) 8.3 Rating
CB Steve Cook (Bournemouth) 7.8 Rating
LB Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) 8.1 Rating
RM Florian Thauvin (Marseille) 8.2 Rating
CM Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 8.2 Rating
CM Kevin Bruyne (Man City) 8.1 Rating
LM Neymar (PSG) 9.9 Rating
CF Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 9.6 Rating
CF Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 8.7 Rating
WELL DONE RYAN SHAWCROSS
Badou Ndiaye takes part in his first Stoke City training session, with an eye on making his Premier League debut at Bournemouth tomorrow.
Paul Lambert has said “He will give us something different, something we don’t have, and he will fit in great. Once he finds his feet he will be a big player for us.”
“I’ll assess it tomorrow, we’ll see how he feels – but he’s ready to go. He wants to play and I’ll have to judge it tomorrow.”