Archive for Jack Butland

Bojan joins Manz on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bojan has joined German club Mainz on loan for the rest of the season. Good luck to him and he may be back at Stoke next season, although not sure he features much in Mark Hughes’ plans.

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Injury wise Stephen Ireland, Jack Butland and Geoff Cameron are all due back by the end of February, whilst Jon Walters has no return date as yet from his knee injury/surgery.

Butland sidelined for up to another two months

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

Bad news in that Jack Butland could be out for another couple of months with further surgery on his ankle. Makes sense now why we signed Lee Grant as keeper cover. get well soon Jack.

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.

Wilko testimonial and Butland injured

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

First the band news, Jack Butland is out for three months with ankle ligament damage after coming off in the England friendly against Germany. A big blow to us and Butland who would have been in England’s Euro 2016 finals squad.

Andy Wilkinson has been given a testimonial game by the club after recently retiring due to a head injury. It takes place at the Britannia Stadium on Monday 16th May at 7pm. The list of ex-Stoke players lined-up is rather good including Mark Stein, Rory Delap, Ricardo Fuller, Abdoulaye Faye, Karl Henry, John Eustace, Peter Odemwingie, Carlo Nash, Salif Diao, Andy Griffin (no bitch slapping with Fuller please!), Steve Simeonson, Carl Dickinson, Danny Higginbotham, Mama Sidibe, James Beattie, Dean Whitehad (the return of the ‘What minute in the match will Deano be booked?’ sweepstake) and Matty Etherington.

That is some line-up and wonder if Tony Pulis will be involved, maybe managing one of the teams? Or Nello?

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.

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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

Cech to Arsenal, now Begovic to Chelsea?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

As Peter Cech signs for Arsenal expect the Premier League goalkeeper merry-go-round to start off big time. Man Utd are after a keeper and of course now Chelsea will want a replacement which looks set to be Begovic. Some media reports say Chelsea have a £6m bid in which Stoke have rejected and are holding out for an £8m bid. Chelsea can play a waiting game as they know Begovic will want to come (again some media say he’s agreed a contract already) plus Stoke want to cash in on Begovic as he only has a year left on his contract. Mind you Aston Villa have made a bid for Begovic to, although to be fair that’s a non-starter.

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Mark Hughes is set for talks with Steven N’Zonzi who could also leave this summer. We need to be careful as Begovic I think we could cope with losing as Jack Butland is an able replacement and Stoke have nearly always had good goalies the years I have been supporting them since 1974. However, if N’Zonzi and possibly Walters & Crouch go we could struggle certainly if we don’t get decent replacements in.

Goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard signs for Stoke

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on May 28, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard has joined Stoke from newly-crowned Danish champions FC Midtjylland for a fee of around £600K, on a three year contract. He will be third choice keeper behind Begovic and Butland, as Sorenson has now retired. Although Begovic has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd as they are waving goodbye to their current no.1 de Gea.

It does look as though with this signing the club are preparing for Begovic’s departure and if so, do we sign a veteran keeper as cover for a season whilst Haugaard settles in?

Summer Ins/Outs:

In:
Jakob Haugaard (GK) £600k

Philipp Wollscheid (D) nomimal fee

Out:
Thomas Sorenson
(GK) retired

Andy Wilkinson (D) released

Victor Moses (M) end of loan period