Archive for Derby County

Grant signs and Frank Soo book

Posted in Books, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant from Derby County on a permanent contract following a loan spell since last August. He has joined on a two and half year contract for a few of £1.3m.

We have three players at the African Cup of Nations this month – Bony, Diouf and Sobhi.Bony had been the subject of a possible move to China but he seems to be staying out to see his season long loan out and get back into the starting XI.

Not much else transfer wise bar the possibility of Peter Crouch and Ibrahim Afellay both being offered new deals as their current ones finish this summer. Quite a few players are out of contract this summer including Glen Johnson, Stephen Ireland, Charlie Adam, Phil Bardsley and Shay Given. Plus we’ve still got Dionatan Teixeira on our books until June!!!

Recently published is a biography of Stoke player Frank Soo called ‘The Wanderer’ by Susan Gardiner. You can see more here at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wanderer-Story-Frank-Soo/dp/0995539618

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Bony and Grant sign on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 31, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have pulled off a couple of impressive loan signings with Derby County keeper Lee Grant joining on loan until January 3 and Man City striker Wilfried Bony joining on a season long loan. Bony proved a massive hit with Swansea City before joining Man City in January 2015. He scored an impressive 26 goals for Swansea in 54 Premier League appearances.

He’s happy to be here:

Thank You to all the MCFC fans for the support & hello to @stokecity fans I look forward to a great season together pic.twitter.com/NgKcFNkANL

Wilfried Bony (@wilfriedbony) August 31, 2016

Possibly more incomings later today with Joselu and Wollscheid still likely to head for the exit.

Summer ins/outs:
IN
Joe Allen (Liverpool £13m)

Ramadan Sobhi (Al Alhay 6m Euros)

Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon – undisclosed fee)

Wilfried Bony (Man City – season long loan)

Lee Grant (Derby County – loan until January 3)

OUT
Peter Odemwingie (released) *

Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion – free) *

Marc Wilson (AFC Bournemouth – undisclosed fee) *

George Waring (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

Choulay (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

* = in last season’s 25 man squad list

Lee Grant set to join on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on August 31, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Current Derby County no.2 keeper Lee Grant is set to join Stoke on loan. At 33 he has the experience to provide cover for Shay Given and Jack Butland. Butland is currently injured and is expected back for the Tottenham game, however his injury maybe more serious than expected? Grant has had two spells at Derby, along with time at Burnley and Sheff Wed.

Butland and Wilko off on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Goalkeeper Jack Butland has joined Championship club Derby County on loan and defender Andy Wilkinson has joined Millwall on loan. Both are ninety day loans with a recall option in the first month. Good kuck to both and maybe Wilko will join Millwall permanently in January if his loan spell goes well? I am pretty certain his robust syle of play will endear him to the Millwall fans. This mean Sorenson will be in goal for the Capital One Cup game against Southampton at home next week.

Stoke City 3-0 Portsmouth (League Cup R2)

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Attendance 10,312

Walters (2), Crouch

Butland; Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Muniesa; Cameron (Sidwell), Adam; Odemwingie (Shenton), Walters, Moses (Arnautovic); Crouch
 
No Bojan (ribs) or Bardsley (knee) who were both rested after failing late fitness tests.
 
Good win and a morale boost for the team and the players looking to make the starting XI. Two goals from Super Jonny Walters and a late Peter Crouch effort, although it could have been more save for the heroics of the Pompey keeper Paul Jones. Good to see Academy starlet and local lad Ollie Shenton get a run out, he’s only sixteen! Moses played well too and will surely make the bench, if not start against Man City on Saturday.

We have drawn Sunderland away in the next round, not a great draw for us.

 
Ryan Shotton has left the club to join Derby County on loan with a permanent deal to follow. Good luck to him, always gave his all and a versatile player who should do well at Derby.
 
Mark Hughes has recently said the club’s ins/outs have been concluded for this transfer window.

 

Derby County 0-2 Stoke City FA Cup 4th Round

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Goals from Jerome (who started up front with Crouch and Walters on the wing) and Huth saw us through to the last sixteen. We never really seemed troubled by Derby and another FA Cup away win.

No Upson on the bench fueling rumours he is off before Tuesday’s when the January transfer window closes. Fellow defenders Danny Higginbotham and Danny Collins could also depart. Maybe long term target Liam Ridgewell may join from Brum?

Stoke City face Derby County away in the FA Cup 4th round

Posted in FA Cup, Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , on January 8, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A nice away draw again! The holders Man City are already out so there will be a new name on the cup this year.

Not much transfer news apart from Tom Soares could be heading for Sheff Utd, lets hope so as he needs games and won’t at Stoke.