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Match of the Week – Brentford v Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, Match of the Week, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

After last week’s lucky draw for Stoke away at Shrewsbury, Gary Rowett has been sacked and now we have a new manager Nathan Jones from Luton Town. He promises attacking football and has done well at Luton taking them up from League Two into current a play-off position in League One. Exciting and interesting times at Stoke for sure.

Brentford have drawn their last three games and have fallen away since their previous manager Dean Smith joined Aston Villa. Should be a good game, with Ryan Woods set to start against his old club and possibly a return to the squad for Bojan and Moritz Baeur? Tyrese Campbell must also be in with a shout of at least making the bench. Be interesting to see how the defence lines-up, with Martins Indi getting the nod ahead of Williams?

Match of the week – Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City – Gary Rowett on his way?

Posted in Championship, FA Cup, Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The Mirror broke a story last night that Gary Rowett was facing the sack and either Sam Allardyce or David Moyes were being lined-up to replace him. It may seem strange to an outsider as Stoke are currently fourteenth in the Championship and still within reach of a play-off place, however the fans have made their voices heard at the past couple of games, including the dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Bristol City on New Year’s Day. The football played under Rowett is defensive first and flair players like Bojan don’t even get a look in and Moritz Bauer, who seems to have upset Rowett as he also doesn’t make the match day squad.

League One Shrewsbury Town away in the FA Cup third round is a tricky tie. Rowett will be in charge still it seems, however if he does play the youngsters and Bojan & Bauer and they win, he will have fans saying ‘told you so’ and upping the pressure to play them in league games. I am going for a 2-1 win for Stoke.

Charlie Adam has stated he’s be happy to move to Rangers, although whether Rangers would be happy to see him is another matter! He has also been linked with a move to Dundee.

Stoke City name Gary Rowett as the new manager

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have announced Gary Rowett as our new manager on a three year deal. He was previously at Derby who recently lost in the Championship play-off semi-final to Fulham. He has had previous managerial spells at Birmingham and Burton Albion.

Speaking to the club website Gary said –

“I am sure I will speak to some players over the next few days and few weeks to ascertain which of them are prepared to come back and put their bodies on the line to effectively get success for this Club.”

Rowett admitted that he was impressed that a number of the playing squad had already signalled their intent to help the Club rebuild on the back of a disappointing campaign which ended the Potters’ 10-year stay in the top-flight.

“It just shows how good this Club is firstly, but it also signals what sort of characters those guys are,” he added.

“That is what you want in these sort of situations – to keep players of genuine Premier League quality, providing they have a Premier League mentality.

No news on his backroom team yet although former player Rory Delap currently manages the Derby U23’s and he would be warmly welcomes back by Stoke fans should he join Gary Rowett’s staff.

Moritz Bauer (one of the players who has stated his desire to stay and help the club back up) and Kevin Wimmer (a player we could do without next season!), have both been called into Austria’s squad for three international friendlies. Wimmer is being linked with a season long loan move to Hannover 96.

Geoff Cameron could be on his way back to his native US to play in the MLS league. It will depend on what the new boss Gary Rowett sees as Cameron’s role in the coming season.

Already we are being linked with players and one is Notts Forest’s Eric Lichaj according to HITC.

Bauer signs for Stoke and the search for a new manager continues…

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Derby County boss Gary Rowett signed a new extended contract with Derby quashing any rumours linking him with the Stoke manager’s job. Seems like good work by his agents as looking at various press reports Rowett was not top of the shortlist.

One manager who is now seemingly getting attention is former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores. Currently managing Espanyol he has an impressive managerial record and keen on defence, something we desperately need! Martin O’Neill is also thought to have been contacted by the club and presumably he would be a short term appointment until the summer due to his commitments as Ireland manager.

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Austrian international right back Mortiz Bauer has signed for a fee of £5.5m from Rabin Kazan on a 4 1/2 year contract. He looks like a starter for the Man Utd game on Monday and seemingly Tom Edwards will give way after an impressive run in the first team.

Nice touch and statement from Mark Hughes via the LMA (League Managers Association)

“I wish to thank the Coates family and the Board, for all of their support during my four and a half memorable years at Stoke City.“Together, we have enjoyed four successful campaigns including three consecutive ninth placed finishes; the highest position the club has reached since 1975. I will always be very proud of this achievement and I’d like to thank my coaching staff, the players and everyone at Stoke City for their hard work during my time as manager.

“Although so far this season we haven’t matched the high standards set in previous years, I remain confident that performances and results will improve in the second half of the season.

“Finally, I’d like to wish the club and its loyal supporters success and good fortune in the future.

“I look forward to the next challenge in my management career.”