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Archives: Stoke City

Mark Hughes Era At Stoke City Is Taking Shape

Posted on by Charlie Bennett
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After the hope and excitement last Spring among Stoke City supporters that a quality manager would be hired to take the Potters to the next level, a feeling of being underwhelmed swept through supporters when the news was announced that … Continue reading

Why A Return to MLS Would Be Brek Shea’s Next Best Move

Posted on by Kristan Heneage
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At just over 6ft 2in, with a blonde mohawk, it seems Brek Shea was born to stand out. An athletic wide player with the ability to glide past defenders, the 24-year-old continues to be a polarizing figure for the US … Continue reading

In Praise of Danny Higginbotham, A New Pundit and Gibraltar Footballer

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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In this pervasive age of soccer coverage, I’m an unusual creature. If I’m not attending a live match in England, I very rarely watch the beautiful game on screen even when it’s my own team. I much prefer radio coverage, … Continue reading

Mark Hughes Will Be Able to Get The Best Out Of Stephen Ireland

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Stephen Ireland was once the best player on an expensively assembled Mark Hughes managed side. The year was 2009 and Manchester City had just been subject to a takeover from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. At the time, Stephen … Continue reading

USMNT Striker Juan Agudelo Says He Has Signed for Stoke City

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On the same day that Stoke City have signed John Guidetti on loan and Stephen Ireland on a permanent deal, the Staffordshire club are set to sign USMNT striker Juan Agudelo on a six-month loan pending work permit approval. Agudelo … Continue reading

Stoke City Sign John Guidetti and Stephen Ireland

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Stoke City have signed John Guidetti on loan from Manchester City as well as the permanent signing of Stephen Ireland from Aston Villa. Guidetti is on loan at Stoke City for the rest of the season. The striker is highly-regarded … Continue reading

A Tribute To Rory Delap, Who Recently Retired After 20 Years In The Game

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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I’ve reached an age now where I shouldn’t really have English football heroes; I should have grown out of it by now but English football gives you the excuse to behave like an eight year old, not an adult. Every … Continue reading

Aron Johannsson Needs to Stay In Holland to Improve Chances of Inclusion In USMNT World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Published reports indicate that American international Aron Johannsson could be a transfer target for Stoke City this January. Johannsson, who replaced fellow American Jozy Altidore as AZ’s main attacking threat, has scored eleven times in sixteen Eredivisie matches this season. … Continue reading

Jermaine Pennant Wears Osama bin Laden Costume At New Year’s Eve Party [PHOTO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Stoke City midfielder Jermaine Pennant dressed in a Osama bin Laden costume on New Year’s Eve, and was pictured holding fake dynamite. The disturbing image, which was posted on Instagram by Pennant’s fiancee Alice Goodwin, is yet another idiotic move by … Continue reading

USMNT Striker Juan Agudelo Arrives at Stoke City In Hopes of a Move to the Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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USMNT striker Juan Agudelo has been spotted at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium today, which is encouraging news that perhaps the MLS striker is close to securing a deal to The Potters pending work permit clearance. The coincidence of Agudelo arriving … Continue reading

Who Your Premier League Club Needs to Buy in the January Transfer Window

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The 2013 January transfer window has opened and closes on January 31 in England, while the window stays open through Febuary 2 in Spain, France, Germany and Italy. With this season being one of the tightest Premier League races in … Continue reading

Brek Shea Joins Barnsley On Loan From Stoke City: Official

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USMNT and Stoke City winger Brek Shea has joined Barnsley on loan, Stoke City have confirmed. Barnsley are currently rooted at the bottom of the SkyBet Championship league in England, and need all the help they can get to stay … Continue reading

Spurs Complain to FA About Charlie Adam After Paulinho is Sidelined For 4 Weeks: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tottenham Hotspur have written to the FA and have asked them to take action against Charlie Adam for his heavy challenge on Paulinho in the game against Stoke, according to the Evening Standard newspaper. As a result of the challenge, … Continue reading

Tony Pulis Proving Doubters Wrong With Improved Results at Crystal Palace

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Crystal Palace’s decision to appoint Tony Pulis, as I discussed last month, was the only realistic possibility the club had of staying in the Barclays Premier League. Palace’s squad is short on quality and had been stretched by a summer … Continue reading

Watch Stoke vs Man United and Spurs vs West Ham, Capital One Cup Live at 2:45pm ET: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After yesterday’s shock result that saw Sunderland beat Chelsea to make it to the Capital One Cup semi-final, we have two matches being played today with big implications. Manchester United is a small step away from playing in the Capital … Continue reading

Ex-England Captain Mick Mills Denies Turning Blind Eye to Stoke ‘Abuse’: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Former Stoke City trainee George Blackstock has filed a civil case against Stoke City, seeking damages after he claims that he suffered post traumatic stress due to initiations that were carried out by the club under the management of Stoke … Continue reading

Crystal Palace’s Decision to Acquire Tony Pulis As Manager is a Wise One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Tony Pulis has made a deserved return to Premier League football with Crystal Palace. Critics of the Welsh Manager are seemingly found at every corner in the British press. Yet his accomplishments with Stoke City, his previous Premier League job, … Continue reading

Juan Agudelo’s Request for a Work Permit is Denied, Dashing Hopes of a Transfer to England

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Juan Agudelo’s request for a work permit to join Stoke City has been denied by UK authorities, dealing a cruel blow to the striker’s chances of playing in the English Premier League. In August, Agudelo signed a pre-contract with Stoke … Continue reading