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Match of the Week – Hartlepool Utd v Kidsgrove Athletic

Posted in FA Cup, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on October 19, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Start of a regular feature, choosing a match that is a bit different. This weekend Kidsgrove Athletic (average home attendance 134) face an away trip to Hartlepool United (average home attendance 3,301) in the fourth qualifying round of FA Cup. The winner gets a place in the first round proper – something Kidsgrove have never achieved to date.

Stoke fans will remember Hartlepool beating us 2-0 in the FA Cup third round back in 2009. Not one of our better years in the FA Cup!

Be great to see Kidsgrove progress, however I think Hartlepool’s higher league status (they are currently eighth in the Nation League) will see them win 3-1.

Charlie Adam and Kevin Kitson

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Charlie Adam talks about his dad’s suicide in 2012 on World Mental Health Day yesterday (10 October).

Also former player Dave Kitson was recalling how he attacked manager Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors! Kitson is thought to be the person behind the Secret Footballer. Kitson never settled at Stoke and was certainly not the prolific goalscorer we thought we had signed based on his Reading career.

Peter Crouch launches a new Podcast

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on September 19, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Peter Crouch, not content with a recently published memoir, ‘How To Be A Footballer’, now has a new Podcast ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’ available via BBC 5 Live. The BBC has ten facts here that include a transfer that never was and his pet named after Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon.

Hitchin Town v Didcot Town FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, FA Cup, Football, News with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Didcot Town beat Wingate & Finchley 2-1 on Saturday and now face Southern League Premier Division Central side Hitchin Town away in the FA Cup second qualifying round. The tie will be played on Saturday 22 September.

 

 

 

Choupo-Moting Leaves | Stoke City FC

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on August 31, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

https://www.stokecityfc.com/news/choupo-moting-leaves

We signed him on a free transfer last season and he leaves the same way a year later. He was not part of Gary Rowett’s plans and good luck at PSG.

Also on the move before today’s transfer deadline was Geoff Cameron who joined Championship rivals QPR on a season long loan. He did well for us and could have been cover this season, although we have replaced him with Martina and Clucas, two versatile players in terms of where they play on the pitch.

Imbula off on loan again

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City with tags , , on August 30, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

GIANNELLI IMBULA has today joined Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan. He still has three years of his contract left at Stoke.

Imbula has made 28 appearances since joining in January 2015.

Along with Wimmer we spent over £40m for two players who have been flops and amongst our worst signings.

Ndiaye leaves on loan

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , on August 28, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

BADOU NDIAYE has re-joined Galatasaray on loan from Stoke City for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

He joined Stoke in January and has made 14 league appearances. He has made no secret of wanting a move once we were relegated and he’s no loss, as we only want players who want to help the club get promoted.