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Match of the week – Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City – Gary Rowett on his way?

Posted in Championship, FA Cup, Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The Mirror broke a story last night that Gary Rowett was facing the sack and either Sam Allardyce or David Moyes were being lined-up to replace him. It may seem strange to an outsider as Stoke are currently fourteenth in the Championship and still within reach of a play-off place, however the fans have made their voices heard at the past couple of games, including the dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Bristol City on New Year’s Day. The football played under Rowett is defensive first and flair players like Bojan don’t even get a look in and Moritz Bauer, who seems to have upset Rowett as he also doesn’t make the match day squad.

League One Shrewsbury Town away in the FA Cup third round is a tricky tie. Rowett will be in charge still it seems, however if he does play the youngsters and Bojan & Bauer and they win, he will have fans saying ‘told you so’ and upping the pressure to play them in league games. I am going for a 2-1 win for Stoke.

Charlie Adam has stated he’s be happy to move to Rangers, although whether Rangers would be happy to see him is another matter! He has also been linked with a move to Dundee.

Didcot Town add two new players

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, football transfers, News, non league footnball with tags , , , , on November 16, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Didcot Town have added to last month’s loan signing of Oxford Utd striker Brandon Taverner, adding Greg Hackett from Ardley United, who has scored sixteen goals in sixteen games (Benik Afobe take note!!!), and winger John Dennis from Reading City. All three will provide much needed cover and competition for places, plus hopefully a few goals between them!

Next up is Dunstable Town at home in the league this Saturday 3PM KO.

Ndiaye leaves on loan

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

BADOU NDIAYE has re-joined Galatasaray on loan from Stoke City for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

He joined Stoke in January and has made 14 league appearances. He has made no secret of wanting a move once we were relegated and he’s no loss, as we only want players who want to help the club get promoted.

Cuco Martina joins on a season long loan

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

STOKE CITY have completed the season-long loan signing of defender Cuco Martina from Everton, subject to FA and EFL clearance. He joins his Everton team mate Ashley Williams who is also on a season long loan. Martina can play anywhere across the back four and can hopefully be named in the squad to face Preston tomorrow at 5:30pm


Four can leave the club

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Manager Gary Rowett has said four players – Imbula, Charlie Adam (who has been ruffling feathers with his radio punditry), Maxim Choupo-Moting and Geoff Cameron – are all surplus to requirements and available before this month’s EFL deadline. Imbula is likely to be a loan again and of the four Geoff Cameron looks the likeliest to leave first with firm interest from a couple of European clubs.

Stoke will look to get a few players on loan, either as season long ones or loan to buy where we loan a player and pay the agreed transfer fee in January (like Benik Afobe). Makes bit of a nonsense about the transfer window closing on August 9th though.

Sam Clucas joins Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have completed the signing of Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas for an undisclosed fee. Clucas has signed a four-year contract and is seventh acquisition of the summer, following permanent signings of Peter Etebo, Benik Afobe, Adam Federici, James McClean, Tom Ince and Ashley Williams on loan.

Although the transfer window has now closed for permanent signings Stoke can still make loan signings and sell to European clubs until the end of August.

Stoke City squad numbers announced for 2018/19

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

You can read the full list here

New signings Tom Ince, Peter Etebo, Benik Afobe, James McClean and Adam Federici have been allocated numbers 7, 8, 9, 11 and 32 respectively

Young striker Dom Telford has joined League Two side Bury. He has never played a senior game for Stoke since we signed him from Blackpool in July 2015. He was on loan with Bristol Rovers last season scoring five goals in 24 appearances in both league and cup games.