Archive for Middlesboro

Berahino signs and two youngsters out on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City finally signed Saido Berahino from West Brom on a five and half year deal for at least £12m, rising to possibly £15m with add ons/clauses. Hopefully he can rediscover his goal scoring form of the 2014-15 season. His signing could see Bojan leave this week with Middlesboro the most likely destination still.

Two youngsters have gone on loan for the rest of the season…Ollie Shenton has joined Wrexham and Ryan Sweeney has gone to Bristol Rovers. Shenton was tipped to break into first team action after a couple of subs appearances in the 2014-15 season. This is the first loan period for Shenton which will hopefully develop his potential further. Sweeney joined us in the summer from AFC Wimbledon after impressing greatly during his time there.

Bojan, Crouch and Walters

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bojan looks to be the centre of a bid from Middlesboro, although Mark Hughes in his press conference today said Bojan was going nowhere, although he is injured and misses tomorrow’s game at Sunderland.

Peter Crouch has signed a one year extension to his current contract which keeps him at the club until 2018.

Jonathan Walters has had knee surgery and is likely to be out for a few weeks.

Only one incoming transfer has gained any traction, the continued pursuit of West Brom’s Saido Berahnio. Spurs are reportedly interested again with Pulis and West Brom keener to cash in now as Berahino’s contract expires this summer.

Former Stokies Woodgate & Hill released by their clubs

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , on May 24, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A few notable names from  the past have been released by their current clubs including Jonathan Woodgate leaving the newly promoted Middlesboro. Popular defender Clint Hill has been released by QPR after six years at the club. If Hill was a little younger (he’s noe 37), I am sure Pulis would be interested in signing him. At the same club Karl Henry looks set to be offered a new deal.

Danny Pugh is looking to extend his current stay at Bury. Carl Dickinson is currently out of contract at Port Vale and has been offered a new, lower waged deal.

Former striker Ricardo Fuller announced his retirement from football on May 16 after a short spell at Oldham.

The ever readable 4231 Stoke blog has a list of possible British born players Mark Hughes and his management  may be interested in. They include Nathan Redmond, John Ruddy and Michael Carrick (what an excellent free signing he’d be).

Dean Whitehead signs for Middlesborough

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

Dean Whitehead has signed for Middlesboro after being released by Stoke. A great servant for the club and model professional, albeit one who like to keep the referee busy. Who will we have now to guess the time Whitehead would be yellow carded in a game?

Glyn Hodges has left QPR as a coach to join up again with Mark Hughes at Stoke.

Rumours have us linked with Burnley striker Charlie Austin and Leeds Utd’s Sam Byram. The latter possible seen at Clayton Woods today for a medical according to Stoke Loud & Proud, one of the Stoke City Facebook pages.

Woodgate joins Boro; Ness delayed and Cameron next in?

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Jonathan Woodgate has joined Middlesboro on a three year contract after his contract with Stoke expired. Good luck to him but three years???

Jamie Ness is expected at pre-season training on Thursday as Stoke have taken the transfer to FIFA to rule on.

Geoff Cameron’s, possible move looks still to be on and could be concluded next week.

We have inquired about Blackburn’s Martin Olsson who would be a cracking signing, especially at the rumoured £3m price tag.

Kenwyne Jones looks set to join West Ham an ideal Big Sam forward if ever there was one!

Cuvelier signs a new contract and Tony Pulis will run with the Olympic flame

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Florent Cuvelier has signed a new two-year deal with us – great news! He is likely to go out on loan to a Championship club next season, possibly Middlesboro who he turned down an offer to sign for to recommit to Stoke.

Tony Pulis will run with the Olympic flame at 7am on Thursday 31st May starting at Hanley museum and then on through the centre of Hanley. He will be midway through his cycle ride with Nick Hancock from Land’s End to John O’Groats. the pair are raising funds for the Donna Louise Trust. You can raed more and sponsor them here