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PIETERS ABSENT FOR WOLVES DEFEAT

Posted on April 30, 2022  in Stoke

Former Stoke City defender Erik Pieters was a major absentee for his Burnley side during the 1-0 win at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Premier League clash played on Sunday. The Dutchman has been missingfor several weeks due to a knee injury. The former Stoke City left-back started the season as a second choice left-sided defender at Burnley behind first choice Charlie Taylor. He was able to get a lot of playing time after Taylor picked up an injury during the season. Pieters, who moved from Stoke City to Burnley some years ago, joined others in the treatment room shortly after Taylor returned from injury.


Caretaker manager Mike Jackson spoke about Pietersin his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the home game with Wolves. Jackson told reporters that the Dutch international is back running on the grass, but he didn’t put a timescale on his return to the first team. Ex-Stoke City man Pieters is one of the six players in the treatment room at Burnley who are trying to avoid relegation to the English Championship at the end of this season. The other players in the treatment room are Jay Rodriguez (calf), Johann Berg Gudmundson (calf), Ben Mee (calf), Maxwel Cornet (knee) and Ashley Westwood (ankle). (more…)

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STOKE CITY OUT OF FA CUP

Posted on March 11, 2022  in Stoke

English Championship side Stoke City have been eliminated from the FA Cup this season after their defeat at the hands of London side Crsytal Palace. Stoke City and Crystal Palace had earlier been drawn together in the fifth round of the FA Cup for a place in the quarterfinals.


Michael O’Neill and his Stoke City players travelled to Selhurst Park to take on hosts Crystal Palace on Tuesday with the hope of causing an upset against the Premier League team. In the end, Stoke City were beaten 2-1 by their hosts who secured a place in the quarterfinals in the process. (more…)

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STOKE EYEING MOVE FOR CHELSEA MIDFIELDER

Posted on January 22, 2022  in Stoke

English Championship side Stoke City are reportedly keen on signing forgotten Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker. The Stoke City interest in the Blues player was revealed by the Press Association. It was stated that the Potters are leading the race to sign the 26-year-old Chelsea midfielder.

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Stoke City target Baker has a few months left on his Chelsea contract which will expire in the summer and it’s unlikely that the West London giants will hand him a new contract. Baker is one of the longest serving players at Chelsea having joined the club in 2005, but he’s yet to make a single appearance for the club in the Premier League. Baker made an appearance in the FA Cup for the Blues at the weekend during the 5-1 home win over lower league team Chesterfield in the third round.
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REPORT: TYMON ON LEEDS UNITED RADAR

Posted on December 17, 2021  in Stoke

Premier League outfit Leeds United are on the trail of Stoke City left-back Josh Tymon ahead of the winter transfer window. This is according to the English publication LeedsLive.

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Leeds United target Tymon had a little over six months on his Stoke City contract before he agreed a new three-year extension with the Championship club at the end of last month. As things stand, Stoke City utility player Tymon has a contract at the club until the summer of 2025. The news of his Stoke City contract extension has not stopped Leeds United from being linked with him.
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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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