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Shawcross new deal, Bojan off

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Transfer deadline day summer 2017 has been busy at Stoke with Ryan Shawcross signing a new four year contract. He’s been with the club ten years and a very pleased we are keeping him on for a further four years.

Meanwhile, fellow defender Philipp Wollscheid has had the remaining year of his contract cancelled by mutual consent allowing him to join FC Metz.

Bojan has joined Alaves on a season long loan, despite Mark Hughes praising him and welcoming him back earlier this summer after his last season long loan! He has never been at his best since his long lay off due to an injury.

Imbula has joined Toulouse on a season long loan and would be surprised if he ever dons a Stoke shirt again.

Kevin Wimmer signs

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Kevin Wimmer has signed from Tottenham Hotspur in an £18m deal on a five year contract. Good signing and he will be competing for one of the three centre back places with Ryan Shawcross, Kurt Zuoma and Bruno Martins Indi. Although maybe Hughes is going to play one of them as a wing back?

Record signing flop Imbula could finally complete a loan move to Monaco before transfer deadline day this Thursday 31 August. Philipp Wollscheid could also be moved on.

Rodriguez joins on loan; Joselu leaves

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership on August 16, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

JESÉ RODRIGUEZ has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Good signing, as although he has not had a great time at PSG he scored 18 goals in 94 appearances for Real Madrid.

Joselu has joined Newcastle Utd for a £5m fee. Despite bagging goals pre-season Joselu has never really seemed to be part of Mark Hughes’ plans. He joins Newcastle on a three year deal.

Bruno Martins-Indi joins Stoke City, Muniesa leaves on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on August 11, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bruno Martins-Indi has joined Stoke City after signing a five year deal. Stoke have paid 7.7m Euros for him after he had a successful loan spell with us last season. A great back three now with BMI, Shawcross and Zumoa.

The club have denied reports linking Shawcross with Burnley and Joe Allen with his old club Swansea. However, Marc Muniesa has joined Spanish side Girona on a season long loan.

Former keeper Shay Given has yet to find a new club after being released by the club in the summer, however he may join the Indian Super League if he’d unable to find a suitable English club.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke City

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Cameroon international forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has signed on a free transfer from Schalke 04.

He told Stoke City+ “I am just so happy to join the Stoke City family and have this opportunity to play in the English Premier League for the first time”.

Good signing and welcome to the Mighty Potters!

Bardsley joins Burnley

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Another day, another player leaving Stoke as Phil Bardsley joins Burnley for a fee of £750k, possibly rising to £1.5m. He will link up with fellow ex-Stoke player Jon Walters and possibly Shay Given, who Burnley may sign as their third choice keeper for the new season. Mark Hughes has been impressed with Tom Edwards in pre-season so far, hence allowing Bardsley to leave (although shame we couldn’t have let Glen Johnson go as he if off the pace and prone to injury)).

The club’s strategy of having fewer senior players and allowing more youngsters to play in the first team seems to be gathering pace. Just hope we do sign a few players with experience, notably in defence and another forward as we are lacking goal scoring power – not an easy thing to find unless a club is willing to spend silly amounts of money.

Stoke lost 2-1 at Sheff Utd last night in their latest pre-season friendly with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring Stoke’s goal.

Checkatrade trophy fixtures

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , on July 25, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke’s U23 academy team are in the Checkatrade trophy again this season. A competition that divides football fans, although despite the academy squads from some Premiership and Championship teams taking part, last year’s final saw none of these make the final where Coventry City beat Oxford Utd 2-1.

29 Aug Blackburn Rovers (A)

3 Oct Rochdale (A)

7 Nov Bury (A)