Archive for Marc Muniesa

Bruno Martins-Indi joins Stoke City, Muniesa leaves on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on August 11, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bruno Martins-Indi has joined Stoke City after signing a five year deal. Stoke have paid 7.7m Euros for him after he had a successful loan spell with us last season. A great back three now with BMI, Shawcross and Zumoa.

The club have denied reports linking Shawcross with Burnley and Joe Allen with his old club Swansea. However, Marc Muniesa has joined Spanish side Girona on a season long loan.

Former keeper Shay Given has yet to find a new club after being released by the club in the summer, however he may join the Indian Super League if he’d unable to find a suitable English club.

Muniesa off?

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , on January 9, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

After an FA Cup performance to forget the transfer rumour mill is in full swing with Real Betis supposedly interested in signing Marc Muniesa, who said last month he wants away to guarantee first team football.

Bojan is after a move and after Saturday’s first half performance he won’t have impressed any potential suitors!

One player on the move is goalkeeper Jakob Haugarrad who has joined Championship side Wigan on loan for the rest of the season. With the signing of Grant permanently and Butland due back from injury hopefully next moth he’s be fourth in pecking order of goalies.

Geoff Cameron is due back from injury next week which should help us out in the midfield area.

Anyone fancy a game for Stoke at Villa?

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on February 19, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Big worry defence wise ahead of Saturday’s game against Aston Villa as we have no Ryan Shawcross (should be back in a week), Geoff Cameron (suspended) and now Marc Muniesa is out for six weeks. Hopefully we should welcome back Marc Wilson and Erik Pieters though, along with Stephen Ireland. If not it is Wilko and Palacios at the back!

Mark Hughes has been unlucky with injuries this season, with more long term injuries than we have had for many a year. Still we can still give Villa a game if we manage to get a defence out and we have Andy Wilkinson, how good would it be if he scored the winner?

Sunderland 1-2 Stoke City (Capitol One Cup R3)

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Butland, Huth, Muniesa, Shawcross, Bardsley, N’Zonzi, Adam, Assaidi (Crouch), Ireland, Diouf, Arnautovic (Moses) Subs: Pieters, Sidwell, Bojan Krkic, Wilkinson, Sorensen

Great away win and especially as that’s our first away against Sunderland since way back in 1994. Two cracking goals by Marc Muniesa put us through as we dumped last year’s runner-ups out of the Capitol One Cup. Couple of outstanding saves by Jack Butland kept us in the game.

Good to see Stephen Ireland get some game time, although he looked knackered in the second half, whereas Arnautovic looked a shadow of his former self although hopefully like last season he will find his form. Bizarre how Arnie was subbed too with his theatrical injury just as a corner was about to be taken. Assaidi had some good runs down the wing too, although he looked tired by the middle of the second half with Crouch replacing him for the last ten minutes of the game.

Southampton at home next in the cup.

Newcastle next Monday at home in the league, let’s hope we can get a decent result as away from home we are now four games unbeaten this season!

Stoke sign Spanish U21 defender Marc Muniesa

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 2, 2013 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Spanish U21 defender Marc Muniesa has signed on a free transfer from Barcelona. He was a member of the Spain squad that recently won the European Under-21 Championship and has signed a four-year contract. Wow! Didn’t see that one coming and good to see we are (finally) exploiting the European market. I like the fact on Sky Sports News he was told Stoke play very similar to Barcelona 🙂

Well done to the Stoke Facebook groups Stoke Loud & Proud and Fortress Britannia who spotted this player at Clayton Woods earlier today. He was the mystery player alluded to in today’s earlier post.

* Glyn Hodges has been appointed the U21 coach at Stoke.

* Former Stokie on the move as Tom Soares signed a two year deal with Bury.