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Shaqiri joins Liverpool

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on July 14, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Shaqiri completed his transfer to Liverpool yesterday. He made it clear he wanted to have Champions League and Premiership football this season. A real pleasure to watch in a Stoke top and good luck at Liverpool.

Grant to Man Utd and Federici joins Stoke

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , on July 3, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

https://www.stokecityfc.com/news/adam-becomes-third-new-signing

STOKE CITY have made their third new signing of the summer with Australian international goalkeeper Adam Federici arriving from Bournemouth where he was third choice. He has signed a two year contract and replaces Lee Grant who has joined Man Utd on a two year deal.

Muniesa completes Girona move

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

Marc Muniesa has made last season’s loan move permanent signing a three year contract with Girona. He was a technically adept defender, hindered by a few injuries and a hit with the fans. He will be missed and good luck at Girona!

Reports in the media today that goalkeeper Lee Grant could be off to Man Utd as their third choice goalie. Good move for him if it comes off, although we’d need another keeper especially as Jack Butland could still leave this summer.

 

Stoke City backroom team – Rory Delap is back!

Posted in Championship, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great to see Rory Delap back at Stoke as part of Gary Rowett’s backroom team. Joining Delap are Kevin Phillips, Callum Davidson, Mark Sale, Dave Carolan and Joe Carnall.

Phillips, Davidson, Delap and Sale will operate as first team coaches, with Phillips, Davidson and Delap working specifically with strikers, midfielders and defenders respectively. Carolan is Head of Performance and Carnall Head of Tactical Insights. Andy Quy will continue in his role as goalkeeping coach.

Stoke away to Leeds first game of the season

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City face an away trip to Leeds Utd first day of the season Sunday August 5 and what a way to start! First home game is the following weekend against Brentford. Last game of the season is a home game against Sheff Utd. Full Stoke City fixtures list is here

Joe Allen signs new four year contract

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great news to see Joe Allen sign a new four year contract. The sort of player and attitude we need in the coming season, with hopefully Jack Butland staying on at least for next season as there has not been any confirmed interest in him as yet from other clubs.

Gary Rowett’s backroom staff should start to be confirmed shortly with current U18’s coach at Derby and Stoke favourite Rory Delap set to join the staff. Goalkeeping coach Andy Quy will remain in post. Callum Davidson, currently assistant boss at St Johnstone, is also set to join the backroom team.

Another pre-season friendly has been announced, away at Walsall on Saturday July 14th.

Benik Afobe signs for Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Second new player in twenty four hours as Benik Afobe signs from Wolves on loan with a compulsory permanent deal in January. Wolves only signed Benik permanently from Bournemouth earlier this month after a successful loan spell there last season.

Leaving the club today is Ramadan Sobhi who joined Huddersfield Town for £5.7m. He showed glimpses of class, however he failed to hold down a regular place in the team and be good to see if he can develop with his new club.