Archive for Steve Sidwell

Odemwingie and Sidwell released

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

No real surprises in Stoke City’s retained list with Peter Odemwingie and Steve Sidwell both released now that their contracts have expired. Sidwell has already found a new club signign with Brighton on a one year deal, following been on loan with them last season.

Nothing much happening on transfers bar rumours and the ongoing saga of Arnautovic’s new contract. He has stated he wants to stay in the Premier League and won’t reveal more until Euro 2016 is finished.

Saido Berahino and Nathan Redmond Stoke bound?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

John Percy over at the ‘Daily Telegraph’ has an interesting story on the possibility of West Brom’s Saido Berahino and Norwich’s Nathan Redmond joining Stoke this summer. Apparently manager Mark Hughes is after more British based players and these two seemingly top the wishlist.

The same article also mentions the club want to tie Ryan Shawcross to a longer contract – he currently has two years left on his current deal.

Steve Sidwell is open to a permanent move to Brighton following a loan spell since January.

Defender Dionatan Teixeira has joined our sister club Orlando City SC on a week-long trial.He has not really had a run of games at the club and mixed reviews when he has played for us. Hopefully he can get a loan move sorted as he needs to be getting regular football now.

Preseason friendlies

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on May 17, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Andy Wilkinson scored a last minute penalty in his testimonial match yesterday and as Stoke fans have always said, if Wilko scores we are on the pitch…the fans kept their promise 🙂

A great player for the club, wishing Andy Wilkinson all the best in the future.

Summer transfer rumours will be in full swing and we need to fill a few gaps in our 25 man squad with Peter Odemwingie out of contract and being released. Steve Sidwell is also likely to be given a free following his recent loan spell at Brighton. A key piece of summer business will be sorting the future of Marko Arnautovic which is still up in the air, despite him having a year left on his current contract. Shades of N’Zonzi as Marko’s agent is a family member (his brother) and he won the player’s Player of the Year Award for this season, as did N’Zonzi.

The season may have only just finished, however the club have already outlined their preseason plans. Stoke City will have a preseason training camp in Germany and then a 10 day trip during July to the USA, which includes one friendly already confirmed against Orlando.

Preseason friendlies:

Sat 16 July Burton Albion (A)

Sat July 23 Preston (A)

Wed July 27 Orlando (A)

Date & opposition TBC another friendly whilst in the USA

Sidwell off to the seaside…

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

Midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed with Brighton on loan for the rest of the season. He has only made four appearances for us this season, mainly in cup games. Sidwell is a decent player, just never really had a full run in the side and he is way down the pecking order now. Like fellow lost boy Stephen Ireland, he doesn’t even make the bench now. Good luck!

Ryan Shawcross picked up an injury at the weekend and it looks like we will be without him for up to a month. A big blow, especially with two big cup games this week – Liverpool tonight and Crystal Palace away on Saturday. We have cover although Marc Wilson never fills you with confidence and Muniesa is coming back from injury. Geoff Cameron is still doubtful, so maybe a lat minute transfer dash for a loanee centre back this week?

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.

Steven N’Zonzi to Sevilla

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Looks a done deal if N’Zonzi can agree terms with Sevilla who have had a £7m bid accepted by Stoke City. He will be a tough act to replace and I hope we don’t lose any more key players, bar Begovic who we always knew would be set to leave this summer.

Steve Sidwell has been linked with a possible move to Leeds Utd. He has never really made much impression since signing on a free last summer, despite playing well at most of his previous clubs.

Possible incoming players could include Glen Johnson released by Liverpool (who paid Portsmouth over £17m to sign him!) and former Aston Villa keeper Shay Given, although Middlesboro are confident of signing him.

Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on November 30, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

We did well, bossing the game in the first half before Liverpool started coming back into the game in the second half and grabbed the points with a late winner. We deserved at least a point. Much more worrying was another injured player, this time Steve Sidwell. No timescale as yet to when he will be back and Glen Whelan also picked up a knock after subbing Sidwell! With Man Utd on Tuesday night looks like seventeen year old Ollie Shenton, who just signed a full professional contract, could possibly start in that game. He was on the subs bench for the Liverpool game.