Michael Owen called time on his career today but there was to be no fairy-tale ending, as Stoke were held to a draw at Southampton
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Stoke City have issued a statement in response to reports of an incident at their Clayton Wood Training Ground on Friday, in which it is believed a pig's head was left in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones.
– Stoke City official statement
The Club takes seriously reports of an incident at our Training Ground this afternoon.
A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the Club’s disciplinary procedures.
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Stoke are launching an internal investigation after a pig's head was left in Kenwyne Jones's locker .
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– Stoke manager Tony Pulis.
I think it's been a surreal season, not just for Stoke, but for the Premier League. Before Wigan's game on Tuesday night, we were 11th and still in contention to get relegated which is unbelievable; I've never known that," he said.
We've done it (survived) in the past with seven or eight games to go and it's been a walk in the park but it's very different this year.
People expect more and that's the way it is. The more successful you are the more they want. That's a challenge for everybody here.
If you don't reach the standards some people think you should be reaching they criticise you.
– Stoke boss Tony Pulis
We're hoping we can put in a good performance. It's a big game for us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the football club.
The club has a lot of stuff going on around the game but what we have to do is concentrate on giving Tottenham a run for their money.
The celebrations will be good for the crowd but we won't see any of it - we'll be preparing in the dressing room.
The big thing for us is to concentrate on the game and let everyone else enjoy the occasion.