When the 2008 / 2009 campaign comes to an end and we take stock of the most astute buys of the season, Tony Pulis is going to be right up near the top after his decision to bring James Beattie back to Premier League football.

The former England striker arrived at Stoke City from Sheffield United for a fee that could rise to as much as £3.5 million, but that will seem like peanuts if Beattie keeps Stoke in the top flight.

And that is exactly what the front man is doing.

Playing in Puma v1.08’s, Beattie notched his 6th goal in the last 10 Premier League games as Stoke won their first away match of the season, becoming the 7th team to do the double over bottom club West Brom in to the bargain.

Footy Boots weekend star James Beattie Puma v1.08 football boots

Stoke’s 2 – 0 victory at the Hawthorns with Beattie adding to Ricardo Fuller’s earlier strike, moved them up to 13th place in the table and, more importantly, 6 points clear of the bottom 3.

And the result certainly pleased manager Tony Pulis who said:

Footy Boots weekend star - James Beattie It is a monkey off our back. It was a very important game but they all are now.

We have played well away from home before but not had the results. It was a smashing result but we move on now.

We have a lot of work to do. The important thing to do is to keep our feet on the ground.

Wise words from a man who’s actions in the January transfer window are now paying dividends and could well make the difference between Premier League survival and the drop back in to the Championship.

Previous winner update:

Back in February, we highlighted the fact that Liverpool’s Yossi Benayoun was happy playing in the Nike Mercurial Vapor III’s. Now he’s moved on. In midweek, he turned out for Israel in their World Cup qualifier against Greece wearing Vapor IV’s and at the weekend, he scored the winner against Fulham wearing the Vapor Superfly.

Future winner update:

What a star in the making Manchester United have in Federico Macheda. Having scored a hat trick for the reserves on Monday, the 17 year old Italian came off the bench to fire home an injury time winner against Aston Villa on Sunday as United went back to the top of the Premier League. Macheda plays in Nike Total 90 Laser II football boots.

Total 90 Laser II Frederico Macheda

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  1. says: Fenboy

    Nice to see a player from a ‘struggling’club getting some recognition. But, as you say, what a goal from Macheda. Surely one for the future.

  2. says: Roman

    Hopefully he (Macheda) does live up to today’s game, but he is like seventeen or eighteen. He needs to stay grounded after this instant hype if he is going to go anywhere. It would be a shame if he burnt out. But bloody hell that was a breath taking final fifteen minutes or so. Glory!

  3. says: Aussie Lad

    Brilliants to see Beattie recognised, he has been a stand out player in a pretty bleak side and he has scored goals to boot.

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