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Match of the Week – Met Police v Newport County FA Cup 1 st Round

Posted in FA Cup, Football, non league footnball, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke drew 0-0 against Tony Pulis’s Middlesbrough, no real surprise there although Ryan Shawcross was recalled to the defence following an injury to Erik Pieters.

The FA Cup first round this weekend and I going for the Met Police FC v League 2 side Newport County.

From their Wiki page –

“Metropolitan Police FC are based in East Molesey, Surrey. Originally made up of players from the Metropolitan Police Service, the rule requiring players to be employees of the service was removed when the Commissioner refused to sanction time off for playing. However, the club is still part-funded by a police staff lottery. They are currently members of the Southern League Premier Division South and play at Imber Court, the base of the Met Police Sports and Social Club.”

The Met Police FC have won through four qualifying rounds to reach the first round proper, whilst Newport County reached the FA Cup fourth round for the first time since 1979 last season, losing to Tottenham in the replay.

Should be a good cup tie and I will go for a 2-1 win for Newport.

Match of the Week – Hartlepool Utd v Kidsgrove Athletic

Posted in FA Cup, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on October 19, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Start of a regular feature, choosing a match that is a bit different. This weekend Kidsgrove Athletic (average home attendance 134) face an away trip to Hartlepool United (average home attendance 3,301) in the fourth qualifying round of FA Cup. The winner gets a place in the first round proper – something Kidsgrove have never achieved to date.

Stoke fans will remember Hartlepool beating us 2-0 in the FA Cup third round back in 2009. Not one of our better years in the FA Cup!

Be great to see Kidsgrove progress, however I think Hartlepool’s higher league status (they are currently eighth in the Nation League) will see them win 3-1.

Imbula off on loan again

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City with tags , , on August 30, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

GIANNELLI IMBULA has today joined Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan. He still has three years of his contract left at Stoke.

Imbula has made 28 appearances since joining in January 2015.

Along with Wimmer we spent over £40m for two players who have been flops and amongst our worst signings.

Cuco Martina joins on a season long loan

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

STOKE CITY have completed the season-long loan signing of defender Cuco Martina from Everton, subject to FA and EFL clearance. He joins his Everton team mate Ashley Williams who is also on a season long loan. Martina can play anywhere across the back four and can hopefully be named in the squad to face Preston tomorrow at 5:30pm

 

Everton’s Ashley Williams completes move to Stoke City ahead of Leeds game

Posted in Championship, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , on August 2, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City squad numbers announced for 2018/19

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

You can read the full list here

New signings Tom Ince, Peter Etebo, Benik Afobe, James McClean and Adam Federici have been allocated numbers 7, 8, 9, 11 and 32 respectively

Young striker Dom Telford has joined League Two side Bury. He has never played a senior game for Stoke since we signed him from Blackpool in July 2015. He was on loan with Bristol Rovers last season scoring five goals in 24 appearances in both league and cup games.

Stoke City sign James McClean & Tom Ince in next?

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City completed the signing of West Brom winger James McClean yesterday for a fee of £5m plus £1m add-ons. He will be a useful addition to the squad and a player manager Gary Rowett has tried to sign twice at his previous clubs.

Huddersfield’s Tom Ince is reported to be signing soon for a £10m transfer fee.

Goalkepper Jacob Haugaard has signed a new twelve month contract with the club.