Harry Redknapp has paid respect to his former player and Saturday's opposite number Tony Pulis for the job he has done at Stoke.
We travel to the Britannia Stadium with our opponents now into their third season as a Premier League club.
Harry signed Pulis as a player for Bournemouth in 1986, and the team went on to lift the old Third Division championship the following year.
And he knows his Stoke side, built on a solid defensive foundation, will provide a big test for us on Saturday.
But our manager has pointed to our impressive opening day performance against Manchester City last weekend and suggests we are a team on form going into the clash having recovered from 3-0 down against Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Harry said: "I signed Tony as a player from Newport and helped us get promotion. Then when I left Bournemouth, he took over as manager.
"I know Tony well, he gets his team well organised. Robert Huth is a good player who has done a great job at right-back and Danny Higginbotham has played centre half.
"Stoke are a good side and Tony has established them as a tough Premier League outfit. They are well equipped - but so are we.
"It's important we get a good result. We played fantastic last weekend but just had a dodgy 30 minutes in Switzerland.
"Overall, we're in good shape."
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