Archive for Phil Bardsley

Bardsley joins Burnley

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Another day, another player leaving Stoke as Phil Bardsley joins Burnley for a fee of £750k, possibly rising to £1.5m. He will link up with fellow ex-Stoke player Jon Walters and possibly Shay Given, who Burnley may sign as their third choice keeper for the new season. Mark Hughes has been impressed with Tom Edwards in pre-season so far, hence allowing Bardsley to leave (although shame we couldn’t have let Glen Johnson go as he if off the pace and prone to injury)).

The club’s strategy of having fewer senior players and allowing more youngsters to play in the first team seems to be gathering pace. Just hope we do sign a few players with experience, notably in defence and another forward as we are lacking goal scoring power – not an easy thing to find unless a club is willing to spend silly amounts of money.

Stoke lost 2-1 at Sheff Utd last night in their latest pre-season friendly with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring Stoke’s goal.

Stevenage 0-4 Stoke City

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Pretty easy stroll through round 2 of the Football League Cup. Peter Crouch scored a hat trick with Phil Bardsley getting the other goal.

No transfer news of note with Man Utd defender Phil Jones looking unlikely to join us.

Injury update – Bardsley for Villa game?

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Sadly looks like Glen Johnson’s injury will sideline him for several weeks, possibly the rest of the season. A real blow given his form for us this season. So on Saturday against Aston Villa looks like we will have Phil Bardsley at right back – start a sweepstake when he will be booked then!

Texiera looks set to start in the centre of defence as Muniesa and Cameron are still doubts for the weekend. Ryan Shawcross seems to be a week or so away from contention, be good to have him in contention for the Newcastle game.

League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1972

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Good, solid performance and win for us last night. It now means our first League Cup semi-final appearance since 1972, when of course Stoke beat Chelsea in the final. Even Phil Bardsley scored and managed to stay on the pitch! Only downside was Peter Crouch’s injury, which looked to be a hamstring and it may sideline him for the upcoming festive fixtures.

January transfer window is looming with a defensive central midfielder top of Stoke’s shopping list. Likely to see a few leaving on loan or on permanent deals particularly Stephen Ireland who didn’t even make the bench last night. Odemwingie could leave on loan, as he is injured currently and sadly seems to have not got back to his electric pace of old before last season’s long term injury. Bardsley and Steve Sidwell are other possible departures.

Stoke City 0-1 Aston Villa

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Not the greatest start to the season nor the best start for some of our new signings (Phil Bardsley was not that impressive although Bojan showed more of his magic). It is early days yet and it could take a few games to hit our stride. As we know Mark Hughes teams always have a stronger second half of the season 😉

We have signed Victor Moses on a season long loan from Chelsea. An excellent signing, as although his loan at Liverpool last season wasn’t a success he was very good playing for Wigan the season before. Mark Hughes said on BBC Radio Stoke our incoming transfer business has now been concluded.

Phil Bardsley signs for Stoke

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Yes that’s right we’ve signed a player before the end of May! Sunderland right back Phil Bardsley today signed a three year contract after leaving Sunderland after six and half years. He officially joins the club on July 1st.

Meanwhile striker Mama Diouf has left Hanover and has also been at Stoke today to discuss terms. Mark Hughes has tried to sign him in January. No further news but be good if Stoke get in quick and sign him on pre-contract terms.

Michael Kightly is still wanted by Burnley although the two clubs have yet to agree a fee.

Brek Shea seems to be staying at Stoke for now although a move back to the US could still happen over the summer.