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Jese finished at Stoke

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Jese Rodriguez has finished his time at Stoke after he was given unpaid compassionate leave until the end of the season. He has not had a successful loan spell since joining in the summer and won’t be missed by Stoke fans it has to be said.

A club spokesman said: “In order to respond to recent press speculation surrounding Jesé Rodriguez, we would like to confirm that the club has given Jesé permission to take unpaid compassionate leave until the end of the season for personal reasons and therefore he will not be returning to Stoke during his loan period.”

Even though we are not yet relegated the rumours are rife over departures of some of our players with Jack Butland linked with a summer move to Premiership new boys Wolves. One former player who may join us on a free is Leicester’s Robert Huth according to a posting on the Oatcake MB. He maybe 34 now but he’d add that defensive steel missing from Stoke most of this season.

 

 

 

Britannia no more…Bet 365

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have announced that the Britannia stadium will now be renamed as the bet365 Stadium from the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

It is an initial six-year stadium naming rights agreement with the club’s owners bet365, who have also extended their shirt sponsorship of the Potters for a further three years. But maybe of more interest to fans the club are finally ‘filling in’ the corner between the DPD and Marston’s Pedigree Stands. Hurrah! Mind you what will some fans moan about now on the Oatcake message board?

This will add an extra 1,800 seats and increase the capacity to 30,000. The work will be completed in time for the start of the 2017/18 season.

Stoke City Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “As supporters are no doubt aware the Britannia brand no longer exists and it was important that we attracted a new stadium naming rights partner.

The Premier League is watched around the world and bet365 are a truly global company. We are delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement with them over the stadium naming rights for an initial six year period, along with the extension of their shirt sponsorship agreement.”

John Coates, Joint Group Chief Executive of bet365 and Vice-Chairman of Stoke City, said: “bet365 have been pleased with the global brand exposure from our sports sponsorship agreement and we are always looking at ways to increase this. Entering into a stadium naming rights agreement with Stoke City seemed a natural fit, especially as the city of Stoke-on-Trent is home to bet365’s corporate headquarters.

We are delighted about the plans to fill in the corner of the stadium and are looking forward to what we hope will be a successful future for both the Club and bet365 with both organisations continuing to work closely together.”

Injury news Shaqiri is out of Saturday’s game against Man City, however Super Johnny Walters looks set to be available.

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.

Reading away starts the new season

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Our 2012/13 Premiership season gets underway against newly promoted Reading. Our first home game is against Arsenal (‘Let’s all do the Wenger’) and our last game of the season is Southampton away. The full fixtures can be found here

Stoke City 0-0 Aston Villa

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

It’s a point and that’s the highlight of a dire game 😦

No Fuller on the bench so only presume he’s being saved for the weekend game against Wigan?

Transfer rumours have both Pennant and Jerome supposedly wanting away but of more concrete fact is that Danny Pugh will sign for Leeds Utd where he has been on loan, provided the two clubs can do a deal. Danny Collins could be staying at Ipswich Town and if we are really lucky Bradford will take on Andrew Davies 🙂