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STOKE WINLESS RUN ENDS AT BLACKPOOL

Posted on November 11, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City are back in the hunt for a place in the English Championship playoffs after their five-match winless run came to an end during the league encounter with their hosts, Blackpool. Veteran striker Steven Fletcher was the hero for Stoke City as he scored the only goal of the game to give his team a 1-0 win over the newly promoted team.


Martin O’Neill and his Stoke City players came into the Blackpool game with a run of five games without a win in all competitions. Four of those five games were in the Championship. (more…)

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STOKE: POWELL BAGS BEST PLAYER AWARD

Posted on October 29, 2021  in Stoke

Nick Powell has been named the Stoke City Player of the Month for September 2021 after the announcement made earlier on Wednesday. Ex-Crewe Alexandra man Powell was revealed as the recipient of the best player award on the back of the polls from the Stoke City supporters.

Powell bagged the Stoke City Player of Month for last month as reward for his goals which propelled the Potters into the top four places on the English Championship table. (more…)

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MITROVIC MAKES TEAM OF THE MONTH

Posted on September 24, 2021  in Stoke

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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named on the Championship Team of the Month for August 2021. The Serbian international wasone of the 11 players who made the Team of the Month in the English Championship as revealed by Whoscored.

Mitrovic has been in very good form in the English Championship this season. He has four goals plus two assists in four league matches this season. Fulham are the leading goalscorers in the English Championship this season with 13 goals and Mitrovic has been directly involved in six goals. (more…)

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STOKE TO STEP UP STRIKER CHASE

Posted on August 20, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City are expected to step up their search for a new striker in the coming days according to the report from Stoke Sentinel. The Potters had been in the market for a new striker since this summer’s transfer window started. The club has not been successful with its strikers over the past years since Ricardo Fuller scored 15 goals in the league over a decade.

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The Potters have struggled to find a striker who finds the back of the net consistently over the past decade. Nick Powell was the highest goalscorer for Stoke City in the league last season with 12 goals and it was the best individual tally at the club since Fuller scored 15 league goals during the 2007/08 season. Fuller scored the same number of goals alongside Liam Lawrence.
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BURNLEY SET TO SIGN STOKE DEFENDER

Posted on July 4, 2021  in Stoke

Burnley are on the verge of signing young defender Nathan Collins from English Championship giants Stoke City. According to the report from the Stoke Sentinel, the Clarets have agreed an initial fee of £12m for the Stoke City Academy graduate. The fee agreed between the two clubs will make Collins the most expensive graduate from the Stoke City Academy.

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Stoke City will receive an initial fee of £12m from Burnley for the 20-year-old Republic of Ireland youth international plus further add-ons depending on his success at Turf Moor.
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STOKE EYEING NOTTINGHAM FOREST STRIKER

Posted on June 26, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City are reportedly keeping an eye on Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor according to the latest media reports.

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English Championship clubs including Stoke City are not expected to do transfers involving a lot of money due to the effects of the dreaded Covid-19 on finances. To this effect, the Potters are looking for bargain buys and free transfers that could boost the present playing squad and the aforementioned Taylor falls in this category.
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TWO PLAYERS JOIN STOKE INJURY HELL

Posted on May 24, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill has suffered from severalinjuries to his players throughout the course of the current English Championship season. The injury problems have ultimately affected the Potters who are resigned to finishing in mid-table when they end their campaign against playoff spot recipients Bournemouth this weekend.

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Opponents Bournemouth have already clinched one of the four playoff places. The other playoff teams are Barnsley, Swansea City and Brentford.
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MIKEL ENJOYING LIFE AT STOKE

Posted on May 4, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City midfielder John Obi Mikel has insisted that he is currently enjoying his stay and football at the club and despite reports suggesting that he could be sealing a move away from the Potters, he has quashed those reports and labeled them just rumors.

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The Nigerian midfielder has been a mainstay at the heart of Stoke City’s midfield this season and has shown signs of improvement since he was given the opportunity to feature in consecutive games. After signing for the club last summer, the midfielder encountered some difficulty settling in but he has now found his rhythm and his place in the team is no longer under threat like it was.
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NAUGHTON RETURNS FOR STOKE CLASH

Posted on March 8, 2021  in Stoke

Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton has returned to boost his team ahead of the league match with Stoke City in the English Championship. The experienced defender is expected to be a part of the Swansea City squad for the game after he recovered well from a recent injury problem. His availability for the Stoke City game on Wednesday night was confirmed by Swansea City boss Steve Cooper during his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the game. Steve Cooper suffered a big dent on their Premier League promotion hopes when they were beaten at home by Bristol City and the Swansea City manager is keen to quickly move on from the defeat. Steve Cooper also gave an update on the injury status of two experienced players, Wayne Routledge and Ryan Bennett. Petite winger Wayne Routledge is recovering from injury but he’s not yet ready to return ahead of the Stoke City game according to his manager, while Ryan Bennett is recovering well from the calf injury that continues to keep him out of action.


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O’Neill happy with gritty win over Middlesbrough

Posted on February 17, 2021  in Stoke

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill says that the club had to dig deep to get the victory over Middlesbrough during the weekend. The Potters managed back-to-back wins in the league for the first time this season, as they managed to secure a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough. Nathan Collins came up with the winner after 19 minutes and the score was identical to the win achieved over Wycombe in the previous match. Back then, Nick Powell came up with his fourth goal of the campaign to provide still with crucial three points. As a result of the win over Middlesbrough, Stoke have risen to 5th position in the table.

O’Neill claimed that his team had to display a lot of character in order to come out with three points. The team was struggling with a number of injuries even before the match and the inability to field a full strength team was one of the main problems for the home team. Yet, Stoke were able to get a positive result even amidst this difficult period and it pleases the manager, who stated that the game could have been a lot more easier if the team had been able to get a second goal. Middlesbrough were able to push a lot more in the latter part of the game. (more…)

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