Phil Bardsley

Position: Left-back
Team: Stoke City
Born: June 28, 1985 (age 29)
Hometown: Salford, England
Height: 5'11"
Nationality: English
Diafra Sakho of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Enner Valencia of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Boleyn Ground on October 25, 2014
Preview: Stoke City vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Stoke and West Ham at the Britannia Stadium as the Irons look to continue their impressive recent form.
Oct 30, 15:25
Graziano Pelle of Southampton celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on October 18, 2014
Result: Stoke City implode late on against Southampton
Ten-man Stoke City succumb to a 3-2 defeat against Southampton in their League Cup clash at the Britannia Stadium.
Oct 29, 21:40
Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on October 25, 2014
Match Analysis: Southampton 1-0 Stoke City
Sports Mole looks back at an entertaining 90 minutes at St Mary's Stadium as Southampton overcome Stoke City 1-0 to climb up to second place.
Oct 25, 17:38
Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on October 25, 2014
Result: Southampton climb to second after seeing off Stoke City
Southampton climb to second in the Premier League table after defeating Stoke City 1-0 in this afternoon's clash at St Mary's.
Oct 25, 16:58
Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle of Southampton celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on October 18, 2014
Preview: Southampton vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Southampton and Stoke at St Mary's Stadium, where the Saints hammered Sunderland 8-0 last weekend.
Oct 23, 18:05
Stoke City's English-born Irish striker Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Swansea City at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on October
Result: Jonathan Walters wins it for Stoke City
Jonathan Walters scores the winner as Stoke City beat Swansea City 2-1 in the Premier League this afternoon.
Oct 19, 17:52
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Team News: Steven Fletcher starts for Sunderland
Steven Fletcher starts for Sunderland as they host Stoke City in the Premier League.
Oct 4, 14:27
Marc Muniesa of Stoke City (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match against Sunderland on September 23, 2014
Result: Marc Muniesa brace sees off Sunderland
Two goals by ex-Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa help Stoke City beat Sunderland 2-1 in their League Cup clash at the Stadium of Light.
Sep 23, 21:43
Sunderland forward Jozy Altidore in action against Fulham on August 17, 2013
Half-Time Report: Sunderland, Stoke City level
Goals by Jozy Altidore and Marc Muniesa ensure that the League Cup clash between Sunderland and Stoke City is level at half time with a scoreline of 1-1.
Sep 23, 20:32
Phillip Bardsley of Stoke in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Phil Bardsley praises Sunderland boss Gus Poyet
Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley says that he enjoyed working with Sunderland boss Gus Poyet during their time together at the club.
Sep 23, 09:39
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Video: How did Sunderland fare in this summer's transfer window?
The Sports Mole Sofa takes a closer look at Sunderland's transfer business in this summer's window.
Sep 5, 15:00
Stoke manager Mark Hughes stands on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League game with Fulham at Craven Cottage on October 5, 2013
Video: Did Stoke City do well in the transfer window?
The Sports Mole Sofa rates Stoke City's business in the summer transfer window.
Sep 4, 10:58
Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on August 30, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole casts an analytical eye over Stoke City's 1-0 victory away at champions Manchester City.
Aug 30, 17:17
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Match Analysis: Hull City 1-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium, where Ryan Shawcross struck late to snatch the Potters a draw.
Aug 24, 16:20
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Hull City 1-1 Stoke City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League draw between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium.
Aug 24, 12:30
 Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Stoke City 0-1 Aston Villa
Sports Mole dissects this afternoon's Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa, which saw the away side win 1-0.
Aug 16, 17:50
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City in action during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Team News: Stoke City start with new-look attack
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes hands debuts to strike duo Bojan and Mame Biram Diouf for their opening Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.
Aug 16, 14:35
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane look on during the pre-season friendly match between Mansfield and Aston Villa at the One Call Stadium on July 17, 2014
Preview: Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the opening-day Premier League fixture between Midlands rivals Stoke City and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium.
Aug 14, 22:20
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Marc Muniesa after scoring the equaliser during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Mame Biram Diouf equaliser earns Stoke City draw with Freiburg
Stoke City equalise in the first half to share a 1-1 draw with Freiburg in a pre-season friendly, with summer signing Mame Biram Diouf on the scoresheet for the Potters.
Aug 9, 18:30
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City in action during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Bojan inspires Stoke City to victory
New signing Bojan scores his third goal in as many pre-season games as Stoke City beat Real Betis 2-0.
Aug 6, 20:54
Patrick van Aanholt of the Netherlands during the UEFA European U21 Championships Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Ha Moshava Stadium on June 12, 2013
Sunderland sign Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt on four-year deal
Sunderland's search for a new left-back leads them to the signing of Netherlands international Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year contract.
Jul 25, 19:38
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Three players Stoke City should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players that we believe would be positive additions for Mark Hughes's Stoke City.
Jul 21, 11:06
On loan Barcelona frontman Bojan Krkic playing for Ajax on July 25, 2013
Stoke City "quietly confident" of signing Bojan Krkic
Stoke chairman Peter Coates says that the club are closing in on the signing of Barcelona youth Bojan Krkic.
Jul 11, 23:50
Stoke manager Mark Hughes watches his team against Tottenham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Mark Hughes: 'Departures are likely'
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes expects players to depart the club this summer.
Jul 8, 15:56
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Stoke City "working on one or two things" in transfer market
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes reveals that the Potters, who have already signed four players this summer, are "working on one or two things" in the transfer market.
Jul 1, 23:50
Stoke manager Mark Hughes watches his team against Tottenham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Stoke City: 'Emphasis now on selling'
Tony Scholes admits that Stoke City must look to let some players go after making a number of new signings.
Jun 13, 12:26
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second goal against Crystal Palace on August 24, 2013
Ryan Shawcross impressed by Stoke City signings
Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross reveals that he is impressed by the club's recent transfer business.
Jun 9, 13:20
Mame Biram Diouf of Hannover celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Artur Sobiech of Hannover the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at HDI Arena on August 31, 2013
Stoke City 'close to completing Mame Biram Diouf capture'
Stoke City are reportedly close to completing the capture of Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf on a free transfer.
May 23, 09:48
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Mark Hughes "delighted" to bring Phil Bardsley to Stoke City
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes that Phil Bardsley has "plenty of qualities" to bring to the team following his free transfer from Sunderland.
May 22, 18:57
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Phil Bardsley agrees three-year deal with Stoke City
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley agrees a three-year deal with Stoke City ahead of a free transfer.
May 22, 18:16
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Report: Phil Bardsley undergoes medical with Stoke City
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley reportedly undergoes a medical with Stoke City ahead of a potential summer move.
May 22, 17:47
Vito Mannone of Sunderland celebrates victory during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on December 17, 2013
Vito Mannone: 'Sunderland must keep players this summer'
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone calls on the club to keep hold of as many players as possible for next season.
May 13, 15:29
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea at the Stadium of Light, with the hosts having already secured a "miraculous" escape.
May 9, 17:51
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Man United and Sunderland at Old Trafford as Ryan Giggs continues his interim reign as Red Devils manager.
May 1, 18:50
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Team News: Phil Bardsley only on Sunderland bench for Cardiff City showdown
Gus Poyet leaves Phil Bardsley, available again after suspension, on the bench for Sunderland's huge bottom-of-the-table showdown with Cardiff, who make one change.
Apr 27, 11:36
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Team News: Petr Cech absent for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is without regular goalkeeper Petr Cech in today's Premier League clash against Sunderland.
Apr 19, 16:48
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between title-chasing Chelsea and bottom-of-the-table Sunderland, who are managed by former Blue Gus Poyet.
Apr 17, 17:50
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013
Team News: Sergio Aguero returns for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero is back in the Manchester City starting lineup for this evening's Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 16, 18:52
Jack Colback of Sunderland in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at the Stadium of Light on September 29, 2013
Jack Colback, Phil Bardsley to leave Sunderland regardless of relegation
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits that Jack Colback and Phil Bardsley are likely to leave the club on free transfers this summer, even if the Black Cats avoid relegation.
Apr 12, 08:56
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
West Ham United interested in Sunderland's Phil Bardsley?
West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley on a free transfer in the summer.
Apr 9, 10:36
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