Good to have him back and as a loan in case injury worries occur again.
What a result! A storming individual goal by Mama Diouf who ran almost the whole length of the pitch before putting the ball into the net between Joe Hart’s legs. A good all round team performance and in particular Ryan Shawcross was immense at the back.
Begovic Shawcross Wilson Pieters Bardsley; Whelan; Walters (Odemwingie – Adam) N’Zonzi Moses (Muniesa); Diouf Crouch
Sad news in that Peter Odemwingie is out injured with a knee injury, possibly for up to nine months. Get well soon! Transfer deadline day today and looks like we may look to being in a replacement, possibly a loanee.
Two players possibly leaving today could be Wilson Palacios to Aston Villa on a season long loan and Geoff Cameron, who has interested a couple of clubs including Southampton.
Former player Graham Kavanagh has been sacked as manager of Carlisle Utd.
Walters (2), Crouch
We have drawn Sunderland away in the next round, not a great draw for us.
Dire…that in a word sums up Stoke’s performance today. Wilson needs dropping pronto; need a little more grit to match the fancy play and Diouf I really hope he starts to show what made him so good at Hanover! Fair play to ten man Hull who battled like the Stoke of old and a late Shawcross equaliser meant we got our first point and goal of the new season.
Will we add another centre back ahead of next Monday’s transfer deadline? Interestingly one rumour over Pulis leaving Crystal Palace was that he wanted a triple Stoke swoop on Crouch, Walter and Wilson which Palace wouldn’t authorise. On Wilson’s current form many Stoke fans would happily drive him down to south London…
Cameron Jerome has joined Norwich for a fee of around £1.5m. A decent fee for a player who was a good impact sub for us, but never seemed to play well when he started a game. Good luck to him there and he did score a few key goals for us, although being left behind this preseason it was pretty obvious Mark Hughes had no place for him in the 25 man squad.
Next out of the door possibly either Brek Shea (MLS bound?) and Ryan Shotton (the club have turned down a loan move to Derby as they want a permanent deal).
Smash Fashion features a few names in former Rock City Angels’ Lloyd Stewart Casson on guitar and they did feature former Quireboy Nigel Mogg on bass until last year. The real star though is vocalist/guitarist Roger Deering, who has the knack of penning memorable tunes. Put it this way, if you like any of the following bands – the Stones, the Faces, the Sweet, Cheap Trick and Jellyfish – you will love this album.
Their debut album ‘Big Cat Love’ is out now go get it!
Euphoria Audio release their debut album in September and if you like Nickelback and Shinedown check this band out now. Despite their highly polished, made for US radio sound the band hail from Wakefield in Yorkshire! The band consists of Matt Shirty (vocals), Ben Lloyd (guitar), Ben Hughes (bass) and Josh Hughes (drums).
The band’s current single ’3 Seconds’ is a monster of tune and they have an album launch gig on October 3rd in central London.