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Sunderland six pointer

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

A real six pointer this weekend as we take on Sunderland at home, the only team currently below us in the Premier League. We have a couple of injury doubts in Joe Allen and Glen Johnson, with Jack Butland due back early next month.

Sunderland could welcome back Victor Anechebe and of course they have Jermaine Defoe who always seems to have a good game against us! Plus we could see the battle of the yellow cards as Lee Catermole and Phil Bardsley, if he starts, vie to get booked first.

The game is a sell out and lest hope for our first league win of the season.

Souttar finds a suitor ;-)

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Scotland youth international Harry Souttar is reportedly close to a move to Stoke City from Dundee Utd. Stoke have been after him for sometime and the local press in Dundee are reporting this transfer as being concluded by the end of this week. Another youngster (he’s 18) for the academy ranks along with recent new signing Ryan Sweeney.

Seems Jack Butland could face Man City on Saturday although Glen Johnson is not going to feature as he recovers from injury.

Injury update – Bardsley for Villa game?

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Sadly looks like Glen Johnson’s injury will sideline him for several weeks, possibly the rest of the season. A real blow given his form for us this season. So on Saturday against Aston Villa looks like we will have Phil Bardsley at right back – start a sweepstake when he will be booked then!

Texiera looks set to start in the centre of defence as Muniesa and Cameron are still doubts for the weekend. Ryan Shawcross seems to be a week or so away from contention, be good to have him in contention for the Newcastle game.

Van Ginkel, Given and Johnson all join and Ness leaves

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have signed goalkeeper Shay Given on a free transfer after his release from Aston Villa. He joins on a two year contract and will be no.2 behind the new no.1 Jack Butland (assuming Begovic does join Chelsea!). Good signing given his experience and the age of our goalkeepers now, all of whom are under 26 years old.

We have also signed midfielder Marko van Ginkel from Chelsea on a season long loan (presumably part of the Begovic deal). This could be a steal of a signing, albeit on loan, given the potential he has.

VG

Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has also signed on a free according to the Daily Mail and Sky Sports. Good cover for right back and I think he will be first choice ahead of Cameron and Bardsley.

Jamie Ness has left the club on a free transfer joining Scunthorpe. He had been on loan at Crewe last season and looked set to join on loan again. He’s never really featured at the club and was signed along with Maurice Edu (another recent flop) from Rangers by Pulis.

Summer Ins/Outs:

In:
Jakob Haugaard (GK) £600k

Philipp Wollscheid (D) nominal fee

Glen Johnson (D) free

Shay Given (GK) free

Marko Van Ginkel (M) season long loan from Chelsea

Joselu (S) £5m (8m Euros)

Out:
Thomas Sorenson
(GK) released

Andy Wilkinson (D) released

Wilson Palacios (M) released

Victor Moses (M) end of loan period

Robert Huth (D) undisclosed fee Leicester City

Jamie Ness (M) free Scunthorpe

Steven N’Zonzi (M) £7m Sevilla

Steven N’Zonzi to Sevilla

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Looks a done deal if N’Zonzi can agree terms with Sevilla who have had a £7m bid accepted by Stoke City. He will be a tough act to replace and I hope we don’t lose any more key players, bar Begovic who we always knew would be set to leave this summer.

Steve Sidwell has been linked with a possible move to Leeds Utd. He has never really made much impression since signing on a free last summer, despite playing well at most of his previous clubs.

Possible incoming players could include Glen Johnson released by Liverpool (who paid Portsmouth over £17m to sign him!) and former Aston Villa keeper Shay Given, although Middlesboro are confident of signing him.