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Brighton & Pompey promoted; Johnson extends contract

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Brighton clinched promotion to the Premier League at the weekend, which will see a nice day trip down to the south coast for us next season. Looks like Newcastle will land the other automatic promotion spot, although both Reading and Huddersfield could catch them if they win all their remaining games and Newcastle slip-up.

Really pleased to see Portsmouth finally achieve promotion to League One. FA Cup winners in 2008 and then relegated from the Premier League in 2010 – not that long ago in the football world. It has taken them four seasons to escape League Two, a timely reminder to current Premier League fans of how a team can really drop like a stone. More recently we have Blackpool, who may clinch a play-off place in League Two, another team beset by off field problems that has seen the club on successive relegation’s since being relegated from the Premier League.

Stoke news and Glen Johnson has signed a one year extension to his current contract taking him up to the summer of 2018. Phil Bardsley and Charlie Adam are both awaiting news on whether their contracts will be renewed as both are out contract this summer.

 

 

Sidwell off to the seaside…

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed with Brighton on loan for the rest of the season. He has only made four appearances for us this season, mainly in cup games. Sidwell is a decent player, just never really had a full run in the side and he is way down the pecking order now. Like fellow lost boy Stephen Ireland, he doesn’t even make the bench now. Good luck!

Ryan Shawcross picked up an injury at the weekend and it looks like we will be without him for up to a month. A big blow, especially with two big cup games this week – Liverpool tonight and Crystal Palace away on Saturday. We have cover although Marc Wilson never fills you with confidence and Muniesa is coming back from injury. Geoff Cameron is still doubtful, so maybe a lat minute transfer dash for a loanee centre back this week?

Stoke City 3-1 Wrexham FA Cup 3rd round

Posted in FA Cup, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

At one nil down I did think ‘here we go again…’ losing to lower league teams. Luckily a late goal surge courtesy of Arnie and two from Stephen Ireland saved our blushes. Wrexham deserved a draw really although not complaining! Fourth round draw is on Monday 5th January.

Transfer wise we are set to sign German international and centre-half Philipp Wollscheid on loan until the end of the season. There would then be an option to sign on a permanent deal in the summer if he impresses and he gets a taste for oatcakes 😉 This could mean the end of Robert Huth’s time at Stoke though.

Elsewhere Wilson Palacios could join Brighton on loan and we are again linked to QPR’s Junior Hoilett. We were linked to him in the summer, mainly as Mark Hughes brought him over to the UK.

Former player news

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 10, 2013 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Matthew Uspon has penned a one year deal with Brighton who he was on loan at last season.

Rory Delap played for Burton Albion last night in one of their pre-season games. He may join the League Two club as he wants to stay near his home in Derbyshire.

Carlo Nash looks set to sign for Norwich as their third choice keeper.