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Player of the Season awards and pre-season friendlies

Posted in Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke’s Player of the Season is Steven N’Zonzi, as well as the Player’s Player of the Year. Jon Walters was voted Player of the Season by the various Stoke City supporter’s groups. Marc Muniesa won Community Champion and Ollie Shenton was named Young Player of the Season. Special awards were given to Thomas Sorenson and Andy Wilkinson for their log service to the club, both leave at the end of this season.

Stoke travel to Wrexham on Wednesday 22nd July for a pre-season friendly. This joins the already announced Singapore trophy in July. This will consist of two semi-finals played on Wednesday July 15th, followed by a third place play-off and final played on Saturday July 18th. Stoke will join Arsenal, Everton and a Singapore Select Xl.

Stoke City 3-1 Wrexham FA Cup 3rd round

Posted in FA Cup, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

At one nil down I did think ‘here we go again…’ losing to lower league teams. Luckily a late goal surge courtesy of Arnie and two from Stephen Ireland saved our blushes. Wrexham deserved a draw really although not complaining! Fourth round draw is on Monday 5th January.

Transfer wise we are set to sign German international and centre-half Philipp Wollscheid on loan until the end of the season. There would then be an option to sign on a permanent deal in the summer if he impresses and he gets a taste for oatcakes 😉 This could mean the end of Robert Huth’s time at Stoke though.

Elsewhere Wilson Palacios could join Brighton on loan and we are again linked to QPR’s Junior Hoilett. We were linked to him in the summer, mainly as Mark Hughes brought him over to the UK.

Stoke draw with Man Utd, Pulis and Shotton away!

Posted in AOR, FA Cup, Football, football transfers, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke drew with Man Utd today 1-1 with an early Ryan Shawcross goal and a disallowed Stoke penalty. Man Utd had more long balls than us yet their manager thinks we’re a long ball team! That’s seven points from nine over the festive season, a very good points haul. Next up non-league Wrexham at home in the third round of the FA Cup. Have to be careful as they are doing well this season and we have a so-so record against non-league/lower league sides. I am not going to even mention by name that north eastern non-league club who beat us in the 1970’s, a case where I can sadly say I was there…

Former manager Tony Pulis has joined West Brom as their new manager. Good luck to him and hands off Glen Whelan and Jon Walters!

Ryan Shotton has joined Derby County on a permanent deal after being on loan with them since the summer. A local player he made over 70 appearances for us and good luck to him. With the January transfer window now open we may see Brek Shea leave and possibly Andy Wilkinson join Millwall permanently.

Contracts wise rumour is Glen Whelan has been offered an improved contract and a new contract has been offered to Peter Odemwingie, who is currently out injured until June. No news on a new deal for Peter Crouch as yet.

Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal and Wrexham in the FA Cup

Posted in Football, Stoke City, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great win for us over Arsenal, a team who never seem to like playing at the Britannia 🙂 Goals from Peter Crouch, Bojan and Jon Walters secured three points and we even had a second Bojan goal disallowed. Next up Crystal Palace away, that will be a tough game, although Aston Villa recently beat them 3-1 at Selhurst Park. Good to see Huth come on at the end of the game too.

The FA Cup third round draw has been made today and we have non-league Wrexham at home. Good draw for them and not too far to travel. Really hope we get past this potential banana skin…

Wrexham 0-1 Stoke City

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 5, 2013 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Good pre-season work out for Stoke as Jon Walters scored the only goal of the match. Wilson Palacios looks a different player and getting good reviews from fans, along with new boy Erik Peters.

Genoa friendly this Saturday and maybe a new face in by then? US striker Juan Augeldo seems to be in advanced talks over a move and Man City’s Scott Sinclair is another we are linked heavily with.