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Paul Hart new assistant manager at Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Former Notts Forest and Portsmouth manager Paul Hart has been announced as assistant manager for Nathan Jones. Hart previously held the number 2 role when Nathan Jones was manager at Luton Town.

Leeds Utd at home tomorrow will be a very tough game after Tuesday’s 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Shrewsbury Town. If we keep the goals conceded down to five we’ll be doing well! Nathan Jones and his team have a massive rebuilding job ahead of them, not only in players confidence but also reshaping the squad and the defence which needs a major overhaul. Both Tyrese Campbell (so good to see him score on his full senior debut and his dad, former Everton and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell was suitably proud on Twitter) and Charlie Adam will be pushing for a start after being the only two players to emerge with any credit from Tuesday’s game.

Match of the week – Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City – Gary Rowett on his way?

Posted in Championship, FA Cup, Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The Mirror broke a story last night that Gary Rowett was facing the sack and either Sam Allardyce or David Moyes were being lined-up to replace him. It may seem strange to an outsider as Stoke are currently fourteenth in the Championship and still within reach of a play-off place, however the fans have made their voices heard at the past couple of games, including the dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Bristol City on New Year’s Day. The football played under Rowett is defensive first and flair players like Bojan don’t even get a look in and Moritz Bauer, who seems to have upset Rowett as he also doesn’t make the match day squad.

League One Shrewsbury Town away in the FA Cup third round is a tricky tie. Rowett will be in charge still it seems, however if he does play the youngsters and Bojan & Bauer and they win, he will have fans saying ‘told you so’ and upping the pressure to play them in league games. I am going for a 2-1 win for Stoke.

Charlie Adam has stated he’s be happy to move to Rangers, although whether Rangers would be happy to see him is another matter! He has also been linked with a move to Dundee.