Archive for Giannelli Imbula

Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A great away win after three consecutive 3-0 defeats and no goals scored in the last four league games. Goals from Giannelli Imbula (his first for Stoke and only his second game fur us), Ibrahim Afellay and Joselu. We did however lose Muniesa and Glenn Johnson to injury with Teixeira on as a sub for Muniesa at HT. Hopefully with the international break a chance for the injured players to recover. We currently have three fit defenders after today’s game!

Great news in Bojan signing a new contract for another 4 1/2 years.

Imbula signs for Stoke in record deal

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on February 2, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City broke their transfer record to sign midfielder Giannelli Imbula from Porto for a fee of £18.3m on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has left his loan spell early to join PSV. Shame as he was on the few appearances he managed to get. Really needed a decent run in the side though.

Stoke rejected a bid from Marseilles for  Peter Odemwingie and that club signed Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher on loan instead.

So one in and two out (Steve Sidwell left on loan for Brighton a week ago) in this January transfer window.

Better news on the injury front as Shawcross could be back for this weekend’s game against Everton, where Imbula will be eligible to play having signed too late for this evening’s game against Man Utd.