Archive for the Championship Category

Tommy Smith makes it seven new signings

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC on July 17, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have made their seventh signing of the summer adding Huddersfield right back Tommy Smith for a fee of around £4m. Josh Tymon has joined Portguese side FC Famalicao on a season-long loan.

Confirmed INS –

Jordan Cousins (QPR) – free

Ben Davies (Barnsley) – free

Lee Gregory (Millwall) – free

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) – £2m

Nick Powell (Wigan) – free

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield) – £4m

Stephen Ward (Burnley) – free

Confirmed OUTS –

Charlie Adam, Darren Fletcher, Jacob Haugaard – all released at the end of their contracts

Eric Pieters (Burnley) – undisclosed fee

Harry Souter (Fleetwood Town) – season long loan

Josh Tymon (FC Famalicao) – season long loan

Ashley Williams – loan ended, out of contract at Everton

Erik Pieters joins Burnley

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Erik Pieters has joined Burnley for a fee of £1m plus add ons. He follows in the footsteps of Jon Walters, Phil Bardsley and Peter Crouch who have all joined Burnley from Stoke in recent years.

Kevin Wimmer is training with SC Cologne as Stoke look to offload him and up to eight other players (Moritz Bauer, Geoff Cameron, Mame Diouf, Giannelli Imbula, Julien Ngoy, Erik Pieters, Josh Tymon plus Bojan who is training in Spain) that don’t currently feature in the manager’s plans.

Stoke City bring in six

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones wanted the majority of the new signings in before pre-season started and he got his wish with six players joining last week. Five were out of contract players, of which Nick Powell and Lee Gregory look sound business, plus former Burnley defender Stephen Ward signed on a one year contract is another good piece of business. Former QPR and Charlton midfielder Jordan Cousins has worked with Jones previously and could prove to a be a shrewd signing, with him earmarked for the base of Jones’s prefered midfield diamond shape.

Stoke still expect to sign two or three more players, although the emphasis will be on shifting out players, as bar the released ones below, none have left the club yet. Charlie Adam is training with Blackburn as he looks for a new club this summer.

Confirmed INS –

Jordan Cousins (QPR) – free

Ben Davies (Barnsley) – free

Lee Gregory (Millwall) – free

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) – £2m

Nick Powell (Wigan) – free

Stephen Ward (Burnley) – free

Confirmed OUTS –

Charlie Adam, Darren Fletcher, Jacob Haugaard – all released at the end of their contracts

Ashley Williams – loan ended, out of contract at Everton

Stoke City pre-season 2019 & QPR at home first game of the season

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

26 June squad report back for pre-season training

July 6-13 European based training camp

Sat 13 July MSV Duisberg  (A) 3pm local time

Wed 17 July Wrexham (A) 7pm

Wed 24 July Lincoln City (A) 7:45pm

Sat 20 July Tranmere Rovers (A) 3pm

Sat 27 July Leicester City (H) 3pm

Sat 3 Aug Championship season starts

Stoke face QPR at home on Sat Aug 3 at 3pm as the opening fixture of the 2019/20 season. In the League Cup Stoke have an away trip to Wigan in the first round due to be played w/c 12 Aug.

Transfer wise new signings are expected to announced from early next week according to Chief Executive Tony Scholes. Ben Davies (Barnsley), Lee Gregory (Millwall) & Nick Powell (Wigan) have signed according to various reports with Liam Lindsay set to join from Barnsley.

Stoke linked with Liam Lindsay & Butland off to Villa?

Posted in Championship, Didcot Town FC, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke look set to sign Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay for a fee of around £2m according to Sky Sports News. Another linked player is former QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins, who manager Nathan Jones knows from his days at Charlton as their under-21s coach. Cousins would be available on a free after being released by QPR.

Aston Villa are now heavily linked with signing Jack Butland for around £20m and it may happen as soon as this week. Stoke have at least ten players they will be keen to move on in this summer’s transfer window.

Still no official news on signings although it does appear Nick Powell, Lee Gregory & Ben Davies have all signed for the club. They have not been announced yet and would presumably be announced before the players are back for pre-season that starts on June 28th.

In Didcot Town news Morgan Williams has left the club after two seasons and re-joined North Leigh.

Two leave Didcot Town and still no new faces at Stoke

Posted in Championship, Didcot Town FC, Football, football transfers, News, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Striker Felipe Barcelos has left Didcot Town to join Thatcham Town, mainly due to the travelling he has to do for games. He will be a big loss as he is a regular goalscorer and a crowd favourite. Also leaving is defender Sam Barder who is also joining Thatcham.

Meanhwile, over at Stoke City no new signings or departures yet. It does appear goalkeeper Ben Davies and striker Lee Gregory have both signed, although they have yet to be officially announced. Our first signings are normally announced on July 1, although hopefully we will announce some signings before then.

Stoke are being linked with a loan move for Everton defender Matthew Pennington who was at Ipswich Town last season on loan. It looks like James Justin is set to sign for Leicester City. The Luton Town left back is one of Jones’s top transfer targets.

Stoke City pre-season 2019

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

26 June squad report back for pre-season training

July 6-13 European based training camp

Wed 17 July Wrexham (A) 7pm

Wed 24 July Lincoln City (A) 7:45pm

Sat 20 July Tranmere Rovers (A) 3pm

Sat 27 July Leicester City (H) 3pm

Sat 3 Aug Championship season starts