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Sam Clucas reveals Gary Rowett’s long-term interest in him

Posted on September 8, 2018  in Uncategorized

New Stoke City signing Sam Clucas has revealed that Gary Rowett has held an interest in acquiring his signature since his managerial reign at Derby County. The 27-year-old joined the Staffordshire outfit on a permanent basis on transfer deadline day after spending just a single season with Swansea City.

At the Liberty Stadium, Clucas had a good debut campaign with six goals from 33 appearances but he was nevertheless allowed to leave the club after Stoke made an offer difficult to refuse. Speaking to the club’s official website, Clucas confirmed that Rowett had maintained an interest in signing him since he was at the helm at Pride Park.
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McClean Urges His Fans To Judge Him As A Player

Posted on July 28, 2018  in Uncategorized

The newcomer of Stoke City James McClean urged his new fans to judge him purely as a footballer. He came up with this appeal as many people showed their anger on social media on this player as he refused to wear the poppy on Remembrance weekend. Looking at the anger, the Irish international tweeted directly to Stoke City fans stating that he is delighted to be the part of the club and he cannot wait to enter the pitch. He requested his fans to judge him only based on how he plays on the pitch. He promised Stoke fans that he would give everything he has when he pulls on the jersey. With the support of his fans, he said he would help the club reach for greater heights.

McClean had already explained earlier that he doesn’t wish to wear a poppy and this should not be mistaken as a sign of disrespect to the ones who lost their lives in the world wars. He made it clear that wearing a poppy is not only about victims of World War One and Two. He would have won it each day if it was only about those victims, but it doesn’t signify for all conflicts Britain has done. Considering the history where he comes from, the newcomer said he cannot wear a poppy. He has hailed from Derry and poppy means totally something different to McClean and to people from the Northern part of Ireland.  For McClean, wearing a poppy is as good as disrespecting the innocent people who are no more in this world.
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