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Phillip Bardsley | Defensemen | #2

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 172

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With Glen Johnson already out injured, Stoke City have a significant doubt over his replacement after Phil Bardsley picked up a hamstring injury against Sunderland last weekend.
Bardsley hasn't trained all week but Mark Hughes is reportedly still hoping that his veteran right back will be available as he doesn't have a direct replacement available. Charlie Adam was the decidedly non-like-for-like replacement against the Black Cats with Marc Muniesa coming in 10 minutes later to more reasonably approximate a normal starting four at the back. Expect Muniesa to deputize again in an unfamiliar position if Bardsley can't go against Hull City. Oct 21 - 4:30 PM

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With Glen Johnson still not ready for action, Phil Bardsley will get his third consecutive start to begin the season.

Johnson seems likely to be back after the international break that comes in the first weekend of September. That means that fantasy managers should consider Bardsley nothing more than a temporary fix. As temporary fixes go, he isn't a great one this weekend with Stoke City looking vulnerable on the road against the Toffees.
Aug 26 - 4:07 PM

Phil Bardsley will miss a number of weeks after suffering a recurrence of the injury which he picked up against Aston Villa last weekend.

Mark Hughes confirmed during the build-up to game week twenty-eight that Bardsley would have an MRI scan after injuring his calf on Saturday. But, after tests came back clear, the full-back was included in the starting XI against Newcastle. However, his night ended early – after just 26 minutes – and Bardsley could now be missing until April following a calf strain. Marc Muniesa is expected to come back into the side with defensive teammates Marc Wilson, Glen Johnson and Ryan Shawcross ruled out. Geoff Cameron will be checked as he struggles with post-match ankle pain following his recent lay-off.
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 3 - 12:02 PM

Stoke City are sweating on the availability of a number of injured players after the Potters flew to sunnier climes ahead of a free weekend.

Assistant manager Mark Bowen spoke to the media from their six day warm weather training camp in Dubai revealing that Stoke are currently struggling with only two fully fit defenders. "Shawcross hasn't joined in with the group yet, he's just started line running. The ideal scenario is to get him home next week and ready to join in with the other lads, then he has the best part of a week to see if he can make the Villa game." Geoff Cameron (ankle) is expected to remain out while Glen Johnson will miss several weeks after injuring his knee ligaments at Bournemouth. Phil Bardsley is hoping to shake off a dead leg and Marc Muniesa is back in light training having tweaked his hamstring at the Vitality.
Feb 19 - 11:58 AM

Phil Bardsley scored his first goal for the Potters sealing their 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday and earning them a spot in the semi-finals.

Maybe there is a free kick specialist hiding somewhere deep in Phil Bardsley. It isn't often that he gets a chance to take a free kick in a dangerous position but he got the opportunity on Tuesday and he took it with aplomb. Bardsley's goal put the tie away after Ibrahim Afellay's 30th minute goal opened the scoring. The Potters will have to wait until late Wednesday to learn the identity of their semi-final opponent with Manchester City and Everton also through and Southampton and Liverpool squaring off in the last match of the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Online video boxing champions Phil Bardsley again led Stoke City in fantasy production in a week where they didn't produce much in their 1-0 loss to old manager Tony Pulis.

There was nothing really remarkable about Stoke City's fantasy performances this past weekend so this entry is really just an excuse to poke some fun at the online video that saw Phil Bardsley knock out Wayne Rooney while the two were goofing around with friends. Bardsley is having a very good year for him as the most productive of Stoke City's defenders. Still, that's only good enough to make him the 29th most productive defender in the Yahoo format overall.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Phil Bardsley rode an assist and a clean sheet to his second strong fantasy performance on the trot.

Stoke City's 2-0 victory over Everton yielded a lot of strong defensive fantasy performances as the Potters' entire defense eclipsed the double digit mark in the Yahoo scoring system. Bardsley's assist saw him score the highest of the group and his 19 points came on the heels of 9 in Week 27 against Hull City. It may come as a surprise but Bardsley has surpassed Ryan Shawcross as Stoke City's highest scoring fantasy defender for the season. Not bad for a guy who you don't usually think of as being even above average in the real world.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley has been listed as doubtful for the Week 9 clash with Southampton with a back complaint.

Going on the road and facing a team that just put up eight goals isn't the time to be missing starting defenders but that is what Mark Hughes may be facing with Phil Bardsley's back being an issue. US international Geoff Cameron, himself just returning from injury, is available to deputize but will face a tough time trying to contain the rampant Saints attack in his first start back. Stranger things have happened but it certainly doesn't look like the ideal situation for Stoke.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Stoke have confirmed the signing of defender Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a three-year deal.

It is understood Sunderland manager Gus Poyet tried to persuade Bardsley to sign a new deal with the Black Cats, but the full-back felt the time was right to move on after a controversial six years at the Stadium of Light. After a difficult start to the season, Bardsley was one of the team's most consistent performers as they escaped relegation, with numerous strong defensive and attacking displays down the right flank, and his capture on a free transfer is a terrific bit of business by Stoke manager Mark Hughes.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 23, 2014 03:15:00 AM

Phil Bardsley is available for selection after completing his two match ban for receiving 10 yellow cards this season.

Bardsley had been one of Sunderland's most consistent performers in a very disappointing season, but Gus Poyet's men have actually put on two of their best displays during the full-back's absence - drawing at Manchester City and beating Chelsea. Santiago Vergini would likely be the man to drop out if Bardsley come straight back in for the huge relegation battle with Cardiff City this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:17:00 AM

Sunderland suffered their fifth straight loss and all but solidified their fate as a relegated club in a 0-1 loss to Everton.

As poor as Sunderland have been and as red hot as Everton has been, there was little hope at kickoff of a positive result from the Black Cats, but they came to play and gave Everton all they could handle. Fabio Borini almost put them ahead in the first half with their best chance of the match, but his shot was cleared off the goal line. In the second half, it was anyone's game until Wes Brown was the culprit in an own goal that gave the Toffees all the points. With other lower table clubs winning today, it would take a miracle now for Sunderland to stay up. Phil Bardsley picked up his 10th yellow card and will now serve an automatic 2 match ban.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Phil Bardsley received a late yellow card in Sunderland's 2-0 loss to Norwich.

Bardsley disappointed fantasy managers with -4 fantasy points due to the late yellow card. Sunderland have been very inconsistent lately and their players have seen similar results in fantasy. Bardsley's owners will hope he redeems himself in Sunderland's second game of the gameweek when they face Liverpool. The win separates Norwich from the relegation zone and also puts Sunderland in great danger of relegation.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Phil Bardsley has gone from Sunderland goat to star of the Black Cats' stunning Week 11 win over Manchester City.

The right back has been derided by fans after early-season social media comments about the team's opening day loss. The arrival of Gus Poyet as apparently given Bardsley a clean slate and today he took advantage of it scoring the lone goal a famous win over a Manchester City team with clearly superior talent. City were lethargic in the first half but played much better in the second half and Bardsley and his teammates hung tight to keep the clean sheet and collect three points.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Sunderland AFC traveled to Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City and were summarily dismantled by the Swans 4-0, with an own goal from Phil Bardsley the topping on a nightmare of a game.

The bottom-dwelling Black Cats managed to keep things square in the first half, and looked as though they were aiming for a 0-0 draw as the 2nd half unfolded. Once Bardsley's unfortunate O.G. took place however, the floodgates opened and Sunderland were overmatched by their opponent. Bardsley had been out of the XI for a while for his off-pitch issues and row with former boss Di Canio, but things are going wrong at every turn for Sunderland now as Bardsley's return is marred by putting the ball into the wrong net.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball believes the next Black Cats' manager needs to give Phil Bardsley a clean slate and get the defender playing.

Bardsley has pushed his luck at Sunderland and was recently forced to apologise for mocking the team on social media after their opening day defeat. The defender was also fined and dropped from the squad last season after being photographed covered in £50 notes on a night out at a casino. If he's given yet another chance then it will be interesting to see whether he can get back in to the team. Ondrej Celustka was signed on loan in August and has been performing well, while Craig Gardner is also capable of covering at right-back.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 07:02:00 AM