Assaidi Returns

Posted in Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership on September 1, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

http://mobile.stokecityfc.com/news/article/oussama-assaidi-signs-1892165.aspx

Good to have him back and as a loan in case injury worries occur again.

Man City 0-1 Stoke City

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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.

Stoke City 3-0 Portsmouth (League Cup R2)

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Attendance 10,312

Walters (2), Crouch

Butland; Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Muniesa; Cameron (Sidwell), Adam; Odemwingie (Shenton), Walters, Moses (Arnautovic); Crouch
 
No Bojan (ribs) or Bardsley (knee) who were both rested after failing late fitness tests.
 
Good win and a morale boost for the team and the players looking to make the starting XI. Two goals from Super Jonny Walters and a late Peter Crouch effort, although it could have been more save for the heroics of the Pompey keeper Paul Jones. Good to see Academy starlet and local lad Ollie Shenton get a run out, he’s only sixteen! Moses played well too and will surely make the bench, if not start against Man City on Saturday.

We have drawn Sunderland away in the next round, not a great draw for us.

 
Ryan Shotton has left the club to join Derby County on loan with a permanent deal to follow. Good luck to him, always gave his all and a versatile player who should do well at Derby.
 
Mark Hughes has recently said the club’s ins/outs have been concluded for this transfer window.

 

Hull City 1-1 Stoke City

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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 joins Norwich

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , on August 20, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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).

New music for 2014 – SMASH FASHION

Posted in Classic rock, Music for 2014, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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!

New music for 2014 – Euphoria Audio

Posted in Get Ready To Rock!, Melodic rock, Modern rock, Music for 2014 with tags , , , , on August 19, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

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.

 

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