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Benik Afobe signs for Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Second new player in twenty four hours as Benik Afobe signs from Wolves on loan with a compulsory permanent deal in January. Wolves only signed Benik permanently from Bournemouth earlier this month after a successful loan spell there last season.

Leaving the club today is Ramadan Sobhi who joined Huddersfield Town for £5.7m. He showed glimpses of class, however he failed to hold down a regular place in the team and be good to see if he can develop with his new club.

Stoke City pre-season friendlies

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City attend a training camp in Germany w/c 16 July with a mini-tournament on Saturday 21 July against SV Meppen and Hamburg. The players report back for pre-season training on 27 June.

Incomings could be Wolves striker Benik Afobe, who has only just signed permanently with Wolves following a loan spell from Bournemouth last season. Bizarrely he has only just signed for Wolves, however Wolves look set to make a couple of million profit as they paid Bournemouth £10m and we are rumoured to be bidding £12.5m.

Stoke have also had a £4m bid for West Brom midfielder James McLean rejected, although it is looking likely he will sign for either us or Cardiff as he has stated he wants to leave West Brom this summer.

Ramadan Sobhi has completed a medical ahead of a move to Huddersfield Town which is set to complete before he competes for Egypt in the World Cup.

Other confirmed friendlies are –

Wed 18 July VFL Bochum (A)

Sat 21 July SV Meppen v Stoke City/Hamburg v Stoke City – Hänsch-Arena

Wed 25 July Wolves (H)

Sat 28 July FC Pauli (A)

3 Aug Championship season starts

Summer transfers 2018 –

In

Out
Stephen Ireland – released

Glen Johnson – released

Jese Rodriguez – loan finished

Kostas Stafylidis – loan finished

Kevin Wimmer – Hannover 96 (season long loan with option to make permanent at the end of the season)

Kurt Zouma – loan finished

Wolves friendly and Wimmer leaves

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

Wolves home friendly announced for Wednesday 25 July. That could prove a feisty friendly given the history between the two clubs!

Kevin Wimmer has joined Bundesliga side Hannover 96 on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season with an option to buy him after the loan completes. Wimmer has made 19 appearances for Stoke since joining for £18m last summer. His last game was in January and when Paul Lambert took over as manager he deemed Wimmer unfit and set him on a fitness regime, as well as making him play for the U23 squad.

Incoming transfers no firm news yet, although a rumoured bid for West Brom’s James McLean has certainly stirred up the Stoke fans.

Summer transfers 2018 –

In

Out

Ibrahim Afellay – contract cancelled

 

Jese Rodriguez – loan finished

 

Kostas Stafylidis – loan finished

 

Kevin Wimmer – Hannover 96 (season long loan)

 

Kurt Zouma – loan finished

Jese finished at Stoke

Posted in Football, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Jese Rodriguez has finished his time at Stoke after he was given unpaid compassionate leave until the end of the season. He has not had a successful loan spell since joining in the summer and won’t be missed by Stoke fans it has to be said.

A club spokesman said: “In order to respond to recent press speculation surrounding Jesé Rodriguez, we would like to confirm that the club has given Jesé permission to take unpaid compassionate leave until the end of the season for personal reasons and therefore he will not be returning to Stoke during his loan period.”

Even though we are not yet relegated the rumours are rife over departures of some of our players with Jack Butland linked with a summer move to Premiership new boys Wolves. One former player who may join us on a free is Leicester’s Robert Huth according to a posting on the Oatcake MB. He maybe 34 now but he’d add that defensive steel missing from Stoke most of this season.

 

 

 

Kightly next to sign? Owen next?

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke drew 1-1 in their final game against Kansas in the US with Pulis keen to go back to the USA next summer. Geoff Cameron is training with the squad and has his work permit appeal this Wednesday (8th August).

Stoke play at Torquay Utd tonight with Yeovil Townnext up.

Wolves Michael Kightly could be poised to sign as both cluibs have agreed a fee for him. If he signs he may feature in the Torquay game.

Michael Owen may be a Stoke player by the end of the week if some rumours are to be believed.

No news on any outgoings although the Sentinel today hints Matthew Etherington could be temoted back to West Ham, especially as now his best friend in football James Collins (a former Stoke target) has moved back to West Ham from Villa.

Stoke beat Orlando & Cameron’s permit hearing date

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke beat Orlando 1-0 with a goal from Jon Walters although Glen Whelan was sent off. Hopefully this will be rescinded otherwise he will be set to miss our new season opener at Reading.

Geoff Cameron’s work permit hearing is set for August 8th, hopefully we can get his permit sorted and he can join the squad back in the UK.

Seems we have had a big for Wolves Michael Kightly rejected and Michael Owen to Stoke rumours won’t go away!

Elsewhere Andy Carroll looks set to join West Ham on loan as Defoe swaps Spurs for QPR, who made a cracking signing in Blackburn’s Junior Holliet.

 

Stoke City 2-1 Wolves

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on April 7, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Despite going one nil down goals from Huth and Peter Crouch gave us three points and puts us past the 40 point safety mark, although this season I think 35 or 36 pts will be enough for safety. We do need a big summer clear out though and even players like Matthew Etherington may need to go if he has another season like this one. Mind you I’d take Matthew Jarvis of Wolves hands in a shot, a perfect Pulis player.