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Marko Arnautovic hands in transfer request

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

Marko Arnautovic has handed in a transfer request after Stoke City rejected a £15m West Ham bid. Arnie was injured in last night’s friendly and a cynic could argue that was planned to avoid a serious injury whilst a transfer deal is done! His brother is his agent and he has been on social media today alleging that Stoke are holding up a deal.

Stoke beat Neuchatel Xamax 1-0 thanks to an own goal in the first match of the Uhrencup.

Walters joins Burnley

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , on July 8, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Jon Walters has left Stoke City to join Burnley in a deal worth up to £3m. He joined us in 2010 from Ipswich Town, making 271 appearances for Stoke and scored 62 goals.

Former player Pete Skapetis is currently having a trial at Slough Town. The Australian youth international joined us from QPR, however he was plagued by injury and left for Dover Athletic. Jermaine Pennant has join Hibs on a trial and scored! He was previously at Bury.

Tymon signs for Stoke :)

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Eighteen year old left back Josh Tymon has signed from Hull City on a five year deal. The fee will go to a tribunal due to his age. Good signing of a highly rated youngster and in an area we don’t have great cover for.

Jon Walters is all but set to join Burnley in a deal of around £3m. He has been a great player for us and hopefully Mark Hughes has some sort of replacement lined-up. Mind you, given the fanfare Bojan has been given at coming back after his loan last season maybe we are looking at him as our new SJW?

Man City’s Fabian Delph could still be joining us on a loan, although hopefully he won’t seek advice from Wildred Bony after his disastrous loan with us last season!

The squad travel to Switzerland this weekend for the start of their pre-season friendlies and Philipp Wollscheid will be in the squad, despite spending most of last season away on loan. No news on Joselu who was linked to Malaga and unless he engineers a move, looks set to stay with the club for now.

Ireland signs six month contract

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 3, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stephen Ireland has signed a six month contract until January 2018 with Stoke City as he recovers from his broken leg which saw him out of action for the majority of last season.

The squad (bar those who have been on international duty in May and June) will be back to start pre-season training on Wednesday ahead of the first pre-season friendlies which start on July 10.

Hull City’s Josh Tymon is expected to join the club this week with a fee being decided at a tribunal.

Jon Walters is now on the radar of Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, who have just signed John Terry. Villa have also been linked with Glen Whelan having had one bid turned down by Stoke.

Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has joined Watford after being released by Stoke and George Waring has joined Tranmere Rovers. He never played for Stoke’s first team although he has been on loan at Oxford Utd and Carlisle Utd among others.

Whelan update and Fabian Delph incoming?

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

Seems Derby County are not going to bid for Glen Whelan according to local press in Derby, which leaves Aston Villa in the driving seat should they match Stoke’s valuation. Looks as though Stoke will consider loaning Imbula next season as a permanent deal looks slim given there seems little interest in signing him permanently.

One possible new signing could be Man City’s midfielder Fabian Delph for around £12m. Newcastle are also being linked although it seems we are the more likely destination for the player.

Former Stokie John Eustace is in the running for the manager’s job at Oxford Utd.

Whelan wanted & Shaqiri off?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bar the signing of Darren Fletcher on a free from West Brom, it has been a quiet start to the summer transfer season for Stoke – although the transfer window doesn’t officially open until July 1.

Glen Whelan has had an offer from Aston Villa turned down by the club and now Derby County are interested in signing him. It does look as though come the new season he will be playing for a new club.

Shaqiri is being linked again with a move to Roma – hope he does stay a Stoke player next season. Imbula could be off to Nice on loan as Stoke look to offload our flop record signing. Joselu could be off to Malaga on a permanent move, another Hughes signing who failed to impress.

One former Stoke player we could see at the Bet365 stadium next season is Dean Whitehead, who has been offered a new contract by newly promoted Huddersfield Town, where he has been for the past two seasons.

Pre-season fixtures:
Monday July 10 Neuchâtel Xamax FCS (A) Uhrencup

Wednesday July 12 Berner Sport Club Young Boys (A) Uhrencup

Saturday July 15 Monaco (A)

Tuesday July 25 Sheffield United (A) 7.45pm

Saturday July 29 Bolton Wanderers (A) 3pm

Sunday July 30 Crewe Alexandra (A) 3pm

Premier League fixtures are out

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership on June 14, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City face Everton away on August 12 and then our first home game of the season is against Arsenal on August 19. Final game of the season is away at Swansea. Full fixture lists can be found here on the Premier League’s official site.

Tough start for us but then often good to play top teams early on in the season before they get into their stride, although we never do well at the start of the season under Mark Hughes!

Transfer wise still quiet, although we have been linked with young Hull City left back Josh Tymon. Aston Villa have made a £500k bid for Glen Whelan which has been turned down by the club. With the signing of Darren Fletcher it looks like Whelan could be leaving the club this summer.