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Cameron Carter-Vickers joins on loan

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Like buses these new signings as number nine of the summer Spurs defender Cameron Carter-Vickers joins on a season long loan. A USA international he was on loan at Swansea last season and was according the offical wesbite sought after by a number of fellow Championship clubs.

Hogan joins and Berahino leaves

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on August 8, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has signed on a season long loan. He didn’t really set the pulses racing at Villa, however he had more success at his previous club Brentford. At Stoke he will hook-up with Ryan Woods and Lee Gregory both of whom he has played with before.

Meanwhile the club officially confirmed that Saido Berahino has left the club. Quite possibly one of the worst footballers we have had at Stoke and that’s saying something!

Confirmed INS –

Jordan Cousins (QPR) – free

Adam Davies (Barnsley) – free

Lee Gregory (Millwall) – free

Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) – season long loan

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) – £2m

Nick Powell (Wigan) – free

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield) – £4m

Stephen Ward (Burnley) – free

Confirmed OUTS –

Charlie Adam (Reading) – released and joined Reading

Saido Berahino – released

Bojan (Montreal) – released

Geoff Cameron (QPR) – free transfer

Darren Fletcher – released

Jacob Haugaard – released

Eric Pieters (Burnley) – undisclosed fee

Harry Souter (Fleetwood Town) – season long loan

Josh Tymon (FC Famalicao) – season long loan

Ashley Williams – loan ended, out of contract at Everton

Bojan leaves Stoke by mutual consent

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have confirmed that Bojan has left the club by mutual consent. He had a year left on his contract.

He joined Stoke in 2014 and went on to make 85 appearances across all competitions, scoring 16 goals. A firm fan favorite, he never seemed to get a decent run of games once Mark Hughes left and Stoke embarked on a managerial merry-go-round. Good luck to him, one of the better players we have had at Stoke in recent years.

Cameron signs for QPR and Mark Cartwright leaving

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on July 26, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Geoff Cameron has joined QPR on a free transfer. He has been on Stoke’s books for seven years although he was on loan last season at QPR. he made 186 appearances in total for us.

Bojan could also be close to leaving the club as media reports state both player and club could agree to release him from his contract. He has been training at home in Spain.

Also leaving the club is technical director Mark Cartwright, who leaves in mid-September. A divisive figure amongst Stoke fans that’s for sure!

Confirmed INS –

Jordan Cousins (QPR) – free

Adam Davies (Barnsley) – free

Lee Gregory (Millwall) – free

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) – £2m

Nick Powell (Wigan) – free

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield) – £4m

Stephen Ward (Burnley) – free

Confirmed OUTS –

Charlie Adam (Reading) – released and joined Reading

Geoff Cameron (QPR) – free transfer

Darren Fletcher – released

Jacob Haugaard – released

Eric Pieters (Burnley) – undisclosed fee

Harry Souter (Fleetwood Town) – season long loan

Josh Tymon (FC Famalicao) – season long loan

Ashley Williams – loan ended, out of contract at Everton

Stoke City bring in six

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones wanted the majority of the new signings in before pre-season started and he got his wish with six players joining last week. Five were out of contract players, of which Nick Powell and Lee Gregory look sound business, plus former Burnley defender Stephen Ward signed on a one year contract is another good piece of business. Former QPR and Charlton midfielder Jordan Cousins has worked with Jones previously and could prove to a be a shrewd signing, with him earmarked for the base of Jones’s prefered midfield diamond shape.

Stoke still expect to sign two or three more players, although the emphasis will be on shifting out players, as bar the released ones below, none have left the club yet. Charlie Adam is training with Blackburn as he looks for a new club this summer.

Confirmed INS –

Jordan Cousins (QPR) – free

Ben Davies (Barnsley) – free

Lee Gregory (Millwall) – free

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) – £2m

Nick Powell (Wigan) – free

Stephen Ward (Burnley) – free

Confirmed OUTS –

Charlie Adam, Darren Fletcher, Jacob Haugaard – all released at the end of their contracts

Ashley Williams – loan ended, out of contract at Everton

Stoke City pre-season 2019 & QPR at home first game of the season

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

26 June squad report back for pre-season training

July 6-13 European based training camp

Sat 13 July MSV Duisberg  (A) 3pm local time

Wed 17 July Wrexham (A) 7pm

Wed 24 July Lincoln City (A) 7:45pm

Sat 20 July Tranmere Rovers (A) 3pm

Sat 27 July Leicester City (H) 3pm

Sat 3 Aug Championship season starts

Stoke face QPR at home on Sat Aug 3 at 3pm as the opening fixture of the 2019/20 season. In the League Cup Stoke have an away trip to Wigan in the first round due to be played w/c 12 Aug.

Transfer wise new signings are expected to announced from early next week according to Chief Executive Tony Scholes. Ben Davies (Barnsley), Lee Gregory (Millwall) & Nick Powell (Wigan) have signed according to various reports with Liam Lindsay set to join from Barnsley.

Stoke linked with Liam Lindsay & Butland off to Villa?

Posted in Championship, Didcot Town FC, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke look set to sign Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay for a fee of around £2m according to Sky Sports News. Another linked player is former QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins, who manager Nathan Jones knows from his days at Charlton as their under-21s coach. Cousins would be available on a free after being released by QPR.

Aston Villa are now heavily linked with signing Jack Butland for around £20m and it may happen as soon as this week. Stoke have at least ten players they will be keen to move on in this summer’s transfer window.

Still no official news on signings although it does appear Nick Powell, Lee Gregory & Ben Davies have all signed for the club. They have not been announced yet and would presumably be announced before the players are back for pre-season that starts on June 28th.

In Didcot Town news Morgan Williams has left the club after two seasons and re-joined North Leigh.