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Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Stoke City, 2012 Premier League: Preview, What Will Stoke Do?


There are some matches we all dread. Tops of that list is when Tottenham Hotspur play Stoke City. We spend an entire season doing our best to avoid watching them play because we don't hate ourselves, but twice a year we have to play them. Our eyes hate us, but what can we do? We love our team.

So here is what we know about Spurs. Emmanuel Adebayor looks like a doubt and Aaron Lennon is definitely out. Rafael van der Vaart is good to go so the eternal formation debate is back. Will Rafa be on the right or underneath Louis Saha? Will Niko Kranjcar get a look? Will Gareth Bale and Luka Modric play in their natural positions? Basically, the questions about Spurs are the same questions that have been bouncing around for a month, but not Spurs' opponent. No, we know exactly what Stoke will do.