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Stoke sign Spanish U21 defender Marc Muniesa

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on July 2, 2013 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Spanish U21 defender Marc Muniesa has signed on a free transfer from Barcelona. He was a member of the Spain squad that recently won the European Under-21 Championship and has signed a four-year contract. Wow! Didn’t see that one coming and good to see we are (finally) exploiting the European market. I like the fact on Sky Sports News he was told Stoke play very similar to Barcelona 🙂

Well done to the Stoke Facebook groups Stoke Loud & Proud and Fortress Britannia who spotted this player at Clayton Woods earlier today. He was the mystery player alluded to in today’s earlier post.

* Glyn Hodges has been appointed the U21 coach at Stoke.

* Former Stokie on the move as Tom Soares signed a two year deal with Bury.

Fuller, Diao, Davies, Soares and Moult all leave the club

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The legend that is Ricardo Fuller heads the list of players leaving the club on frees. A true Stoke legend and it has been a delight to see him weave his magic on the pitch. He has had his off moments including the ‘bitch slap’ on Andy Griffin at West Ham and on his few games this season seems to have lost some of his magic. But he has been superb for us and at his peak unplayable and a menace to opposition defenders.

Also off is Salif Diao, never a massive hit with some fans but he was top draw in the Europa League games this season and when called upon does a decent shift. Plus who can we run a sweepstake on now as to when he would get a yellow card?

Tom Soares has been on loan at Hibs and may well head north of the border for a new club. Lewis Moult hasn’t really done that much first team wise and Andrew Davies is already with a new club, having signed a year’s contract with Bradford where he was on loan last season.

Soares to Hibs and Tonge to Barnsley

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Tom Soares has signed on loan for Hibernian having played this last game for us as he is out of contract in the summer and highly unlikely he will be offered any new contract. Meanwhile, Michael Tonge is set for a loan at Barnsley and will see the rest of his contract out at the club. Still no takers for Arismendi though…

No incoming players although plenty of rumours including Man City’s Nigel de Jong on loan.