Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on April 19, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A good away point as Aaronovitch scored a penalty on his birthday. Not the best of games although some good attacking play at times from Stoke especially when Walters and Assasadi came on as subs.

Stephen Ireland has signed a three year contract with the club as his current deal agreed in January ran out in the summer.

No news on the other soon to be out of contract players, although we know Matthew Etherington will definitely leave.

Stoke. City 1-0 Newcastle United

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , on April 13, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

An Erik Pieters goal got us back to winning ways and 43pts with four games to go. It also puts us in three points of Newcastle who we beat yesterday. Could we finish in ninth place or even eighth if Southampton continue to ship points. Come on Stoke!

Looks like we will finish the highest placed Midlands club as Villa and West Brom continue to flirt with relegation. Mind you think it will be Sunderland, Cardiff and Norwich going down.

Gibraltar Home Shirt

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Originally posted on No FIFA? No Problem!:

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After a 14 year fight, Gibraltar were finally accepted into UEFA last year. That it took so long makes a mockery of the European governing body’s claims of ‘politics have no place in football’. Which doesn’t explain how Spain stamping their feet and throwing a wobbly denied a nation from representing itself on the European stage for so long but I digress…

The Gibraltarians might be allowed to enter the European Championship qualifiers but not the World Cup as of yet. Whether FIFA will allow them in down the line is unknown but at least the Rock has some recognised international football to play. They kicked off their ‘official’ internationals with a 0-0 draw with Slovakia before defeats to the Faroe Island and Estonia so there’s plenty of work to be done.

They have to play ‘home’ games in Faro, Portugal, with the Gibraltar national stadium not up to UEFA…

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Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , on April 5, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A very poor performance from Stoke as the players seemed to be on their summer holidays already.

Palacios started with Adam starting on the bench as did the returning Walters after serving a three match ba
It would have been unlikely we would have won here however after the recent great run of form you’d have hoped we would have played much, much better.

Matthew Etherington – the road to recovery.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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Excellent write up on one off our key players in our Premier League and cup success in recent years. He will be missed and good luck to him. Maybe Palace bound in the summer if Pulis stays there?

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Out with the old, in with the new; that sums up this season quite aptly. New manager, new players, new style of play – a new direction. Amongst the many talking points that have arisen, a piece of news regarding one of our steadfast old-guard appears to have slipped under the radar. Matthew Etherington recently announced he would be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign and it will be a sad day to lose one of the players integral to our recent resurgence. His arrival in 2009 represented a tipping point for both the player, and our club, and things could’ve easily been so different for both parties…..

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Having falling down the pecking order at West Ham, and dealing with some well documented problems off the pitch too, he decided it was time for a change and Tony Pulis came knocking during the January transfer…

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Trip down memory lane at the Theatre Royal Hanley

Posted in rocky horror show, Stoke City, theatre, theatre royal hanley on April 3, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Head over to this wonderful Facebook page who have added lots of playbills and posters from the theatre’s shows from 1982 to it’s close. Includes the touring plays, the local amateur operatic and dramatoc shows and the one nighters:

http://www.facebook.com/royalhanley

Ivica Olic Stoke bound?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Blimey, what’s this Stoke looking to sign a player for next season even before this season has ended? Croatian striker Ivica Ollic has been over to the club for talks with Mark Hughes on Monday. The player is out of contract at Wolfsburg in the summer who only offered the 34 year old a one year deal as opposed to Stoke’s proposed two year deal. If he signs all our forward line will be over 30!

Meanwhile of our two current loanees, it looks like John Guidetti is unlikely to join us as he looks set to a move to Holland, whilst Oussama Assaidi may yet still play this season. He also seems open to signing for the club permanently from Liverpool if such a chance arose.

Early bird season ticket sales are up 50% on last year a sign that fans are taking to Mark Hughes and his style of play.

Former player and currently at Oxford Utd, Dave Kitson aka the Ginger Ninja, has joined Teamtalk as a columnist. Kitson is also heavily rumoured to be the Secret Footballer, who penned a column for ‘The Guardian’ and has had two books published so far.

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