Stoke City opens the Barclay’s Premier League season hosting Aston Villa. Both teams failed to make an impact in the table last season and are looking to climb towards the top of the table in the upcoming season.
There has been a lot of praise around Aston Villa about assistant manager Roy Keane and the impact he has had on the season.
“I think he’s given everybody a boost,” Paul Lambert said, via the club’s website.
“He’s given the whole football club a good lift.
“People probably see Roy as this stern-faced guy who doesn’t laugh. But when you get to know him he likes a good laugh.
“He’s not like the way people portray him.
“You’ve got to have that, you’ve got to have the difference from being serious to chilling out. He’s been great.
“He’s just been great. He’s not just a serious person. He loves a laugh aswell.
“He’s been great for me – and everyone else at the football club. He’s been good.”
Want to catch Saturday’s Premier League action? Here is all the information you’d need below.
Date: Saturday, August 16
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Stadium: Britannia Stadium
TV Info: Premier League Extra Time*
Online Radio Stream: Talk Sport Radio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
* - What is Premier League Extra Time?
According to Live Soccer TV, it is a bonus package for overflow games that can’t be shown, due to the amount of games in a particular time slot.