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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.

Choupo-Moting Leaves | Stoke City FC

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on August 31, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

We signed him on a free transfer last season and he leaves the same way a year later. He was not part of Gary Rowett’s plans and good luck at PSG.

Also on the move before today’s transfer deadline was Geoff Cameron who joined Championship rivals QPR on a season long loan. He did well for us and could have been cover this season, although we have replaced him with Martina and Clucas, two versatile players in terms of where they play on the pitch.

Football league trophy draw

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 27, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke have been drawn in northern group C with Bradford, Morecambe and Bury as part of the revamped Football league Trophy. From this season the League 1 and 2 clubs are joined by leading Academies from the Premiership and Championship, which includes Stoke. We will field an under 23’s team and have won this trophy back in 1992 and 2000.

Originally, 15 Premier League teams, along with Newcastle in the Championship, were invited to include Academy sides in the competition. However Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle and Tottenham have rejected the offers and been replaced by Blackburn, Brighton, Derby, Norwich, Reading and Wolves.

The first round will involve 16 groups of four teams organised on a regional basis, with each group including at least one club from each of League One and League Two. Teams will play each other once, either at home or away, with a penalty shoot-out in the event of a draw. The final will be at Wembley Stadium on Sunday April 2.

Choulay/Moha was involved in QPR’s friendly with Burton Albion last night and was listed as a trialist with a view to a possible loan move to QPR. Stoke signed him from Barcelona last summer although he has not made a first team appearance to date.

Julien N’Goy (who earned rave reviews for his performance against Preston at the weekend), Ollie Shenton , goalkeeper Daniel Gyollai, Joel Taylor, Eddy Lecygne and George Waring have all travelled with the first team squad to Orlando.

Former Stokies Woodgate & Hill released by their clubs

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , on May 24, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A few notable names from  the past have been released by their current clubs including Jonathan Woodgate leaving the newly promoted Middlesboro. Popular defender Clint Hill has been released by QPR after six years at the club. If Hill was a little younger (he’s noe 37), I am sure Pulis would be interested in signing him. At the same club Karl Henry looks set to be offered a new deal.

Danny Pugh is looking to extend his current stay at Bury. Carl Dickinson is currently out of contract at Port Vale and has been offered a new, lower waged deal.

Former striker Ricardo Fuller announced his retirement from football on May 16 after a short spell at Oldham.

The ever readable 4231 Stoke blog has a list of possible British born players Mark Hughes and his management  may be interested in. They include Nathan Redmond, John Ruddy and Michael Carrick (what an excellent free signing he’d be).

Stoke City 3-1 QPR

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on February 1, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A Jon Walters hat trick, the first by any Stoke City player since we have been in the Premier League. It couldn’t happen to a better player, who always gives 100% on the pitch and is a model professional footballer. A proper Stoke legend and he has been a key player for us, along with Glen Whelan and Ryan Shawcross, as the team has progressed and evolved since the early days in the Premiership.

Stoke City 3-1 Wrexham FA Cup 3rd round

Posted in FA Cup, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

At one nil down I did think ‘here we go again…’ losing to lower league teams. Luckily a late goal surge courtesy of Arnie and two from Stephen Ireland saved our blushes. Wrexham deserved a draw really although not complaining! Fourth round draw is on Monday 5th January.

Transfer wise we are set to sign German international and centre-half Philipp Wollscheid on loan until the end of the season. There would then be an option to sign on a permanent deal in the summer if he impresses and he gets a taste for oatcakes 😉 This could mean the end of Robert Huth’s time at Stoke though.

Elsewhere Wilson Palacios could join Brighton on loan and we are again linked to QPR’s Junior Hoilett. We were linked to him in the summer, mainly as Mark Hughes brought him over to the UK.

Brek Shea poised to join Orlando City

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Seems Brek Shea is set to join Orlando City on a permanent deal shortly. He has not really shown much for us and has just returned from a so-so loan spell at Birmingham City. Hopefully we can get shot of Maurice Edu who is currently on loan with MLS side Philadelphia Union. Quite possibly the worst signing by Pulis!

With the January transfer window soon not sure how much, if any, funds Mark Hughes will be given. Peter Crouch and Glen Whelan are both out of contract in the summer and could move in January if they are not offered or sign new deals. Whelan has already been linked to Swansea City and Crouch to Palace and QPR.