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Transfer rumours: Owen to sign and Huth off?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Even before our retained list is published there are plenty of rumours on incomings and outgoings at what should be a busy summer for us.

Peter Coates was quickly off the mark suggesting Pulis may be keen on trying to sign Michael Owen aftrr he was released by Man Utd. Matthew Jarvis of Wolves you could also see being a Pulis target along with West Brom’s Paul Scharner.

Still no update on the Fuller situation, although Jermaine Pennant tweeted that he expects next season top be one of his best for Stoke.

Mr Huth keeps popping up on various football rumour sites with Spurs (in exchange for Defoe) and Everton supposedly interested. His future will depend on if he signs a contract extension, as with only a year left on his current deal the club would be keen to cash in on him now if he isn’t going to commit.

Finally, Danny Higginbotham is on the panel of Stoke Legends at BBC Five Live’s outside broadcast of ‘Fighting Talk’ this Saturday at the Britannia stadium. He is joined by Terry Conroy, Tony Dorigo and Stoke supporter cricketer Dominic Cork. Nick Hancock is the panel host before the live show and its regular presenter Colin Murray. There are live bands as well including the Enemy and Ash. Full details can be found here

Stoke City 2-2 Bolton

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , on May 13, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Two goals from Walters saw us snatch a draw on the last game of the season and the result relegated Bolton, despite QPR losing at Man City, who won their first title since 1968. The game also marked the likely farewell of Ricardo Fuller who is now out of contract plus plenty of summer transfer activity ahead with Danny Higginbotham likely to leave even though he has a year left on his contract.

Out of contract players for us are:

Fuller, Big Mama, Tom Soares, Andrew Davies, Danny Collins, Carlo Nash, Loius Moult, Jonathan Woodgate

Of these can only see maybe Nash, Woodgate and Fuller possibly staying on. Plus players like Diego Arismendi, Danny Higginbotham and Michael Tonge all have a year left on their contracts but look set to leave in the summer if they can find new clubs.

Finally I can see players like Jermaine Pennant, Kenwyne Jones and Cameron Jerome all possibly leavng due to lack of first team chances.

Not solid transfer rumours as yet bar Wolves Matthew Jarvis – a Pulis player if ever there was one!

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?

Gillingham 1-3 Stoke City FA Cup 3rd Round

Posted in FA Cup, Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Although Gillingham took the lead goals from Walters (will he ever get rested by Pulis?), Jerome and Huth saw us progress to the fourth round. Tony Pulis got a standing ovation before the game from all four corners of the ground after his successful stint managing Gillingham back in the 1990’s. Fulham away for me so I can see the game 🙂

Pulis is keen to agree new contracts with Higginbotham, Whelan, Huth and Delap although no mention of Fuller who is out of contract in the summer.