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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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STOKE CITY VS LEICESTER CITY: THE FOXES PREDICTED LINE-UP FOR CUP CLASH

Posted on January 28, 2021  in Stoke

Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester City side travel away to Stoke City in their FA Cup clash as he looks to secure qualification to the next round. Rodgers is expected to make a host of changes to his side as he hands rest to his key players and will also likely hand some playing time to several of his fringe players.


Both James Maddison and Jamie Vardy are injured and are automatically out of the tie and there are more first-team players expected to sit out the fixture as they prepare for the second half of the Premier League season.
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STOKE SEEK TO END WINLESS RUN

Posted on December 20, 2020  in Stoke

 

Stoke City have not won any of their last two games in the English Championship but they have the opportunity to correct it when they travel to London to face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Tuesday evening in the first game of week 19 matches in the second tier of English football this term. The recent run of two winless matches has derailed their push for a place in the playoffs but the club is still within touching distance of the final playoff spot presently occupied by London club Brentford.


Ahead of the new set of games in the Championship, Stoke City are two points off Brentford who reached the playoff final last season before they were piped to a place in the Premier League by Fulham.
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Stoke City Beats Reading to Move Forward

Posted on November 17, 2020  in Stoke

 

The royal team Reading lost their 3rd consecutive match against Stoke City. Both the teams play in the English Football League Championship which is the second tier league of the country. 21 teams take part in this league and the winner gets their place in the Premier League straight away. In the match against Stoke City, Reading was training with 2 goals even before the end of the first half. But the result will not tell you the actual story of the match. The Royal team was dominating throughout the match as they kept most of the ball possession with them.

 

But Stoke City capitalized the half chances that they got from the defensive lack of Reading and pulled the match in their favor. Despite the hard work of all the footballers of Reading, they couldn’t manage to score a single goal and lost the match. This defeat didn’t push them downwards in the table and Stoke City moved some steps higher in the table.

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