Peterborough vs Stoke

Last updated : 27 January 2002 By Rob Stanway
Peterborough will go into the Stoke fixture, tired after an FA CUP game with Newcastle (Sunday). Stoke need a win and this FA Cup game could work in Stoke's favour.

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Stoke sit 4th having played the same amount of games as Bristol City, 1 more than Brighton and 1 less than Reading. In order to keep up with the pace at the top of the league, Stoke need 3 points from this fixture, which should have taken place on the 1st of December.

Division 2
Sat 26 January 2002

1Reading 30102427139232011+2361
2Brighton 2892124115831619+1052
3Bristol City 2983323147352317+1551
4Stoke 2994226105541617+1551
5Brentford 2910313594381723+2048
6Huddersfield 2994325154541816+1248
7QPR 3076226146271719+1047
8Oldham 3094231133662227+1346
9Tranmere 2785232135251521+1346
10Cardiff 2866324195531713+944
11Wycombe 2894128112571324+642
12Colchester 3082425173492133-439
13Port Vale 3083426173391226-539
14Wigan 3045621185642119+538
15Swindon 2964416153571524-836
16Peterborough 2772327123391022+335
17Chesterfield 2761725243641214-134
18Blackpool 2957321203381528-1234

Peterborough sit 16th in the league. Stoke should be looking to win and one could easily say, this is the very last possible chance for automatic promtion. We need to take all the points.

Stoke should be on 58 points if they were keeping with their 2 points a game average. That would put us 2nd at the moment right behind reading with a game in hand. Unfortunatly we have 51, we sit 4th.

Next Game:
Nationwide League Division TwoPldWDLFAPts
Peterborough United632110411
v Stoke City6123355
Tuesday 29th January 2002Current form (all games)
Stoke have taken 5 points from the possible last 18.
Peterborough have taken 11 points from their last possible 18

No we haven't got this mixed up, Stoke seriously are throwing away promotion with form which is much worse than a side which sit 16th in the league.


Stoke have gone through their bad patch and now is the time to make up for it. If Stoke can put together an unbeaten run, I have no doubt that automatic promotion is still on the cards.

We shall have to wait and see.