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Bojan joins Manz on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bojan has joined German club Mainz on loan for the rest of the season. Good luck to him and he may be back at Stoke next season, although not sure he features much in Mark Hughes’ plans.

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Injury wise Stephen Ireland, Jack Butland and Geoff Cameron are all due back by the end of February, whilst Jon Walters has no return date as yet from his knee injury/surgery.

Berahino signs and two youngsters out on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City finally signed Saido Berahino from West Brom on a five and half year deal for at least £12m, rising to possibly £15m with add ons/clauses. Hopefully he can rediscover his goal scoring form of the 2014-15 season. His signing could see Bojan leave this week with Middlesboro the most likely destination still.

Two youngsters have gone on loan for the rest of the season…Ollie Shenton has joined Wrexham and Ryan Sweeney has gone to Bristol Rovers. Shenton was tipped to break into first team action after a couple of subs appearances in the 2014-15 season. This is the first loan period for Shenton which will hopefully develop his potential further. Sweeney joined us in the summer from AFC Wimbledon after impressing greatly during his time there.

Bojan, Crouch and Walters

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bojan looks to be the centre of a bid from Middlesboro, although Mark Hughes in his press conference today said Bojan was going nowhere, although he is injured and misses tomorrow’s game at Sunderland.

Peter Crouch has signed a one year extension to his current contract which keeps him at the club until 2018.

Jonathan Walters has had knee surgery and is likely to be out for a few weeks.

Only one incoming transfer has gained any traction, the continued pursuit of West Brom’s Saido Berahnio. Spurs are reportedly interested again with Pulis and West Brom keener to cash in now as Berahino’s contract expires this summer.

WHELAN and SOBHI

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 12, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Glen Whelan has agreed a one year contract extension which sees him at the club now until the summer of 2018. Good to get him committed to the club as one of our longest serving players, and along with Walters a good character to have in your team on and off the field.

We are closing in on our first summer signing, rising Egyptian star Ramadan Sobhi. All subject to work permits which has scuppered a few of our signings in the past. Sign him now Mr Hughes!

New season fixtures out

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on June 15, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke start their 2016/17 Premier League campaign away at newly promoted Middlesboro and the last game of the season is away at Southampton. Full fixture list can be found here on the official website

Looks like Nathan Redmond is Southampton bound according to latest press reports. Latest link is with West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who is in the last year of his current deal and was courted by Spurs in January.

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.

Transfer rumours and Hamburg friendly

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on June 8, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke are in talks with Leeds Utd over Charlie Taylor according to Teamtalk and face competition from Liverpool. We are also interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and we have bid for Axel Witsel according to a couple of online reports.

Former loanee Victor Moses has been released by West Ham. Unlikely to end up with us plus he does have reoccurring injury problems.

There is unlikely to be much business until after Euro 2016, although Mark Hughes is always keen to get new signings in sooner, rather than later to allow them time to gell with their new teammates.

Stoke play Hamburg on Saturday August 6. It is a 4 pm kick-off local time.