Archive for Philipp Wollscheid

Shawcross new deal, Bojan off

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Transfer deadline day summer 2017 has been busy at Stoke with Ryan Shawcross signing a new four year contract. He’s been with the club ten years and a very pleased we are keeping him on for a further four years.

Meanwhile, fellow defender Philipp Wollscheid has had the remaining year of his contract cancelled by mutual consent allowing him to join FC Metz.

Bojan has joined Alaves on a season long loan, despite Mark Hughes praising him and welcoming him back earlier this summer after his last season long loan! He has never been at his best since his long lay off due to an injury.

Imbula has joined Toulouse on a season long loan and would be surprised if he ever dons a Stoke shirt again.

Kevin Wimmer signs

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Kevin Wimmer has signed from Tottenham Hotspur in an £18m deal on a five year contract. Good signing and he will be competing for one of the three centre back places with Ryan Shawcross, Kurt Zuoma and Bruno Martins Indi. Although maybe Hughes is going to play one of them as a wing back?

Record signing flop Imbula could finally complete a loan move to Monaco before transfer deadline day this Thursday 31 August. Philipp Wollscheid could also be moved on.

Tymon signs for Stoke :)

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Eighteen year old left back Josh Tymon has signed from Hull City on a five year deal. The fee will go to a tribunal due to his age. Good signing of a highly rated youngster and in an area we don’t have great cover for.

Jon Walters is all but set to join Burnley in a deal of around £3m. He has been a great player for us and hopefully Mark Hughes has some sort of replacement lined-up. Mind you, given the fanfare Bojan has been given at coming back after his loan last season maybe we are looking at him as our new SJW?

Man City’s Fabian Delph could still be joining us on a loan, although hopefully he won’t seek advice from Wildred Bony after his disastrous loan with us last season!

The squad travel to Switzerland this weekend for the start of their pre-season friendlies and Philipp Wollscheid will be in the squad, despite spending most of last season away on loan. No news on Joselu who was linked to Malaga and unless he engineers a move, looks set to stay with the club for now.

Wollscheid departs, Indi incoming

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on August 31, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Wolfsburg have signed Philipp Wollscheid on a season long loan from Stoke with an option to buy. No incoming defender as yet although Porto’s Bruno Martins Indi will be signing shortly on loan, paperwork and international permits are apparently being processed and he’s had his medical.

Meanwhile, Stoke have turned down offers for Charlie Adam from Burnley and Hull. Do hope Adam stays as a great impact sub, although of course the player himself my prefer regular starts.

Bruno Martins Indi Stoke bound?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi looks set to join Stoke today on a season long loan, with an option to buy him next summer. If we sign the Dutch international expect Wollscheid to leave.

The ongoing Saido Berahino saga will reach a conclusion today with Stoke still hopeful of signing him if West Brom land their striker target. Of course West Brom’s current manager is the king of deadline day Tony Pulis. If not Berahino then Man City’s Wilfied Bony on loan could happen and pave the way for Joselu to leave.

There could even be a surprise signing (he said in hope!) as Mark Hughes and his management team do like to conduct transfers away from the spotlight as much as possible.

Stoke U23’s lost 1-0 to Bradford last night in the Checkatrade Trophy and senior players Charlie Adam and Marc Muniesa played a part.

Summer ins/outs:
IN
Joe Allen (Liverpool £13m)

Ramadan Sobhi (Al Alhay 6m Euros)

Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon – undisclosed fee))

OUT
Peter Odemwingie (released) *

Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion – free) *

Marc Wilson (AFC Bournemouth – undisclosed fee) *

George Waring (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

Choulay (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

* = in last season’s 25 man squad list

Transfer deadline day looms for Stoke

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Very quiet on the transfer front for us as the Oatcake MB goes into full Samaritans mode! It looks as though we are trying to offload Joselu, who has not even made a match day squad this season. He had been linked with a move to Deportivo la Coruna, however wages seem to have scuppered that deal. He may still yet go out on loan and a disappointing signing as he only joined us last summer and obviously does not feature in Mark Hughes’ plans.

Philipp Wollschied has been lined with a move back to Germany and he was back in his native Germany at the weekend – for treatment to an inner ear problem. Whether he was discussing a possible move as well remains to be seen. Unlikely to happen unless we sign a replacement, possibly two and that looks increasingly unlikely, plus we are short on defensive cover now Marc Wilson has left and Glen Johnson is still injured.

Saido Berahino may have gone on holiday but he is still being linked with a possible move to us or Crystal Palace (they are also in the race to sign Bony on loan).

Man Utd’s Phil Jones could still join on loan.

The transfer window closes tomorrow night at 11pm and I personally think we will get a centre back in on loan and that’s it. Not a great summer for our transfer dealings if that happens and hope we have enough cover for our injury prone team.

Tonight the under-21’s (or 23’s as the official fixture list has it) take on Bradford City away in the group stages of the English Football League Trophy (Checkatrade). Can’t see a massive attendance and ironic that the league one and two clubs can face fines for fielding too many youngsters, yet the Premier League and Championship clubs will be fielding academy sides. Attendances are expected to be very low at the games as many fans don’t agree with allowing the academy teams to take part in place of last season’s non-league sides.

74 injuries and Tuncay is back!

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

An interesting article in the Sentinel showed we have had 74 injuries this season to date – compare that to just 18 for Champions in waiting Leicester. That is an enormous number and could go some way to explaining our inconsistent form this season, the latest being a disappointing 4-0 defeat away at Man City at the weekend. Another factor is the team performance, or more precisely the lack of team performance, as few players seem to be battling and working as a team on the pitch of late. Wollscheid hits the nail on the head in his interview here.

We need to finish our last three games with some of that old battling Stoke spirit as three more losses will carry on into next season and with a summer that could see Arnie leave, possibly followed by others like Crouch?

Afellay is out for what looks like the remainder of the year, so Mark Hughes will definitely need some summer signings as cover. Better news in that Marc Wilson played a behind closed doors friendly against Crewe as he continues his comeback from injury.

Tony Pulis and his current side West Brom all but dented Spurs title hopes last night and paved the way for Leicester to be crowned champions – in Pulis we trust 😉

Tuncay will be back at the Brit! He’s the latest player to be confirmed for Andy Wilkinson’s testimonial game on Monday 16 May at 7:45pm. Others set to feature include Mama Sidibe, Ricardo Fuller, James Beattie, Danny Higginbotham, Liam Lawrence, Mark Stein, Peter Crouch and Asmir Begovic.