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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 – Brentford v Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, Match of the Week, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

After last week’s lucky draw for Stoke away at Shrewsbury, Gary Rowett has been sacked and now we have a new manager Nathan Jones from Luton Town. He promises attacking football and has done well at Luton taking them up from League Two into current a play-off position in League One. Exciting and interesting times at Stoke for sure.

Brentford have drawn their last three games and have fallen away since their previous manager Dean Smith joined Aston Villa. Should be a good game, with Ryan Woods set to start against his old club and possibly a return to the squad for Bojan and Moritz Baeur? Tyrese Campbell must also be in with a shout of at least making the bench. Be interesting to see how the defence lines-up, with Martins Indi getting the nod ahead of Williams?

Nathan Jones named new Stoke City manager

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Official club statement can be read here

He certainly faces a tough task with some under performing players and how he handles the likes of Moritz Baeur, who was made an outcast by previous manager Gary Rowett, and fan favorite Bojan. He has worked wonders at Luton Town though and here’s hoping he can help turn around our club’s fortunes.

A good statement of intent from him –
“I believe I am an appointment for the long-term here, I want to win games and I want to instil a culture and a philosophy that people are going to really get behind and be proud of.”

Gary Rowett sacked by Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on January 8, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The club released a brief statement which can be read here.

Rory Delap, Andy Quy and Kevin Russell take temporary charge until a new manager is announced.

Southampton sack Mark Hughes

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , on December 3, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

After just eight months in charge Southampton have sacked Mark Hughes. His win percentage was even worse at Southampton than his time at Stoke

Match of the Week – Bromsgrove Sporting v Didcot Town

Posted in Didcot, Didcot Town FC, Football, Match of the Week, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Last week’s match saw Fulham beat Southampton 3-2 as the Mark Hughes magic touch continues to work at Southampton 🙂

Stoke beat Derby County at home on Wednesday 2-1 despite Etebo being sent off in the first half. Goals from Clucus and Ince sealed the win for us. Reading away this Saturday afternoon, who despite their low placing in the table have only lost one of their last five home games.

Match of the week this week is Didcot Town who have now had four wins on the trot, including a late winner in a 4-3 win over Bedford Town on Tuesday night. That win move them up to fifth and into the play-off zone, when just over a fortnight again they were fourth from bottom, albeit with games in hand. Saturday sees the Diddy away at second placed Bromsgrove Sporting. They have yet to drop any points at home this season, so a very tough game for Didcot. They are a relatively new club having only formed in 2010, with an impressive average attendance of over750. Tough game for both teams and will go for 2-2.

Match of the Week – Fulham v Southampton

Posted in Football, Match of the Week, News, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , on November 23, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Gibraltar were soundly beaten 6-2 by Armenia to end any promotion hopes in the UEFA Nations League

Fulham have a new manger Claudio Ranieri who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2015/16. Fulham are currently bottom of the Premier League, having lost five on the trot and face Southampton, managed by former Stoke boss Mark Hughes. They are just above the relegation places having picked up three draws in their last five games. I am going for a Fulham win 2-1 and hopefully they will hasten Mark Hughes getting the sack as he will ruin Southampton like he did at Stoke and QPR previously.

Stoke’s U21 game at Port Vale in the Checkatrade trophy will take place on December 4 at 7pm. Stoke have been allocated 4,000 tickets and despite the early kick off should see a decent sized crowd.

Stoke host QPR tomorrow, with QPR on a good run of form and Stoke need to find that goal scoring form again. Etebo looks set to miss out having got back only yesterday from international duty, whilst Tom Ince has only trained recently following an injury. Maybe we can start with Bojan?! Former player John Eustace is current assistant manager at QPR.

Didcot Town won 2-1 away at Barton Rovers midweek to lift them to eleventh in the table. Next game is at home to Kempston Rovers this Saturday.