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Phillip Bardsley | Defensemen

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 163

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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

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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

Sunderland have lifted Phil Bardsley's suspension after he apologised for mocking their Premier League defeat by Fulham on social media site Instagram.

Bardsley is a lucky man. Before the "mocking", the defender was already out of favour - he was fined and dropped from the Sunderland squad last season after being photographed covered in £50 notes on a night out at a casino. He's been given yet another chance, but whether he can get back in to the team is another question. Full back Ondrej Celustka was signed on loan in August and has been performing well.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Scotland international defender Phil Bardsley has been suspended by Sunderland, reports BBC Newcastle.

This is likely to be the end of the road for Bardsley at Sunderland, who is believed to have mocked the Black Cats' opening-day defeat by Fulham on social media. The player was already out of favour after being fined and dropped from the Sunderland squad last season after being photographed covered in £50 notes on a night out at a casino. Right-back Ondrej Celustka was signed on loan last week which means the club can afford to release Bardsley, with Craig Gardner also able to fill in at that position.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 07:23:00 AM

Newcastle are being linked to Sunderland outcast Phil Bardsley.

Bardsley is out of favor at Sunderland, and Newcastle could bring him in to deputize for Mathieu Debuchy, having lost Danny Simpson and James Perch this off-season.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 11:01:00 PM

Gino Peruzzi is set to become Sunderland's 10th signing of an extremely busy summer.

The 21-year-old Argentina right-back is close to completing a a move from Vélez Sarsfield for around £3.3million after a second medical in Rome removed doubts over a long standing knee injury. Peruzzi will be seen as a replacement for Phil Bardsley who has fallen out of favour with Paolo Di Canio and will likely leave the club this summer.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 05:27:00 AM

Fulham, despite the rumors that the club is for sale, are being linked to a move for Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.

Martin Jol has insisted that he is looking for 6 or more new players to help him renovate the squad but it is hard to imagine any part of that renovation revolving around Bardsley. The Sunderland defender isn't as old as many in the Fulham squad but they hardly need to add another defender who is much more likely to decline than he is to improve. Unless the transfer fee is next to nothing, Fulham supporters should be hoping that this one is no more than a rumor.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Sunderland's summer recruitment drive is set to continue with the purchase of Lazio full-back Luis Pedro Cavanda.

Cavanda is highly regarded in Italy and is a right-back, so he would be brought in as a direct replacement for Phil Bardlsey. Lazio value the player at £4.5million but Sunderland will be hoping to force a deal through for less than £3million. Any move would allow Craig Gardener to return to midfield next season after covering the right full-back slot for much of the season.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:44:00 AM

Phil Bardlsey and Matt Kilgallon were fined and dropped from the Sunderland squad for their match at Tottenham after being photographer covered in £50 notes on a night out at a casino.

Manager Paulo Di Canio has insisted the fined players will not play for the club again as he looks to take a hard line in an attempt to improve squad discipline. Di Canio appears convinced that this was a major factor leading to Sunderland's relegation battle and he's keen to stamp it out ahead of the next campaign. Whether this approach will work with multi-millionaire players remains to be seen.
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:27:00 AM