Archive for Steven N’Zonzi

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.

Cech to Arsenal, now Begovic to Chelsea?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

As Peter Cech signs for Arsenal expect the Premier League goalkeeper merry-go-round to start off big time. Man Utd are after a keeper and of course now Chelsea will want a replacement which looks set to be Begovic. Some media reports say Chelsea have a £6m bid in which Stoke have rejected and are holding out for an £8m bid. Chelsea can play a waiting game as they know Begovic will want to come (again some media say he’s agreed a contract already) plus Stoke want to cash in on Begovic as he only has a year left on his contract. Mind you Aston Villa have made a bid for Begovic to, although to be fair that’s a non-starter.


Mark Hughes is set for talks with Steven N’Zonzi who could also leave this summer. We need to be careful as Begovic I think we could cope with losing as Jack Butland is an able replacement and Stoke have nearly always had good goalies the years I have been supporting them since 1974. However, if N’Zonzi and possibly Walters & Crouch go we could struggle certainly if we don’t get decent replacements in.

Joselu signs for Stoke :-)

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Spanish striker Joselu has signed from Hanover (who we signed Diouf off) for 8m Euros. Looks a good signing and another good signing.


(Picture from the Stoke Sentinel)

Outward bound looks like Huth is set for Leicester City for a fee of £2.5m; Begovic is still being linked with a move away with Roma the latest rumoured club and Chelsea another strong contender; Steven N’Zonzi has reportedly stalled on a new contract and according to his agent/father wants to move to a bigger club. That story has been around before and maybe his father’s way of getting his son a higher paid contract.

Fixture list is out tomorrow 🙂

Stoke City 6-1 Liverpool

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake


What a fantastic result and end to the current season 🙂

The goalscorers were Mama Diouf (2), Jon Walters, Charlie Adam, Peter Crouch and Steven N’Zonzi.

Some interesting records broken today:

Steven Gerrard has never lost a Premier League game by more than four goals.

Stoke are the first team to score five goals vs Liverpool in a league game since Coventry in December 1992.

This is Liverpool’s heaviest defeat since the 1950’s.

Stoke last scored more than five goals in a league game back in 1982.

Peter Crouch, with his goal today, became the leading all time scorer from headers in the Premier League.

Stoke’s highest ever win in the Premiership.

* Stoke City will play Brentford in a pre-season friendly on Saturday July 25th.

Player of the Season awards and pre-season friendlies

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke’s Player of the Season is Steven N’Zonzi, as well as the Player’s Player of the Year. Jon Walters was voted Player of the Season by the various Stoke City supporter’s groups. Marc Muniesa won Community Champion and Ollie Shenton was named Young Player of the Season. Special awards were given to Thomas Sorenson and Andy Wilkinson for their log service to the club, both leave at the end of this season.

Stoke travel to Wrexham on Wednesday 22nd July for a pre-season friendly. This joins the already announced Singapore trophy in July. This will consist of two semi-finals played on Wednesday July 15th, followed by a third place play-off and final played on Saturday July 18th. Stoke will join Arsenal, Everton and a Singapore Select Xl.

Stoke City 3-0 Tottenham

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

What a great team performance today and good to see Marc Muniesa back in defence, no coincidence our defence looked much better today? Plus we had Jack Butland in goal again. Goals from Charlie Adam (his fourth in six games), Steve N’Zonzi and Mama Diouf.

Up to ninth now, not sure we can make eighth spot though.

Marvellous nominated for three BAFTA’s

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Good news in that the drama of Neil Baldwin aka Nello’s life story ‘Marvellous’ has been nominated for three BAFTA awards. It has been a hit since being shown on BBC TV and well worth seeing especially if you are a Stoke supporter or know Stoke & Newcastle. A very heart warming tale.

Good news that Steven N’Zonzi is set to have contract extension talks with his current contract running out in 2016. Lot of speculation that Asmir Begovic could be off in the summer with Jack Butland stepping up to be first choice keeper.