Stoke City Transfers

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Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has been extremely busy in the transfer market so far as he searches for all new talent to reinforce his squad for the start of next season. There have been many players linked to a move to the Britannia stadium from a wide variety of clubs but as of yet there have been no major developments for the manager to boast about.

The first singing prospect that Pulis has is of landing MLS player Geoff Cameron from the Houston Dynamos with a fee of around one million pounds said to have been tabled by Stoke for his services. The defender is highly prized by both his club and Tony Pulis who sees him as the perfect addition to his squad but as of yet there is no firm deal in place as negotiations continue between the two clubs.

Stoke City have also now entered the race for Blackburn midfielder Steven N`Zonzi after the player stated that he no longer wishes to stay at Ewood Park and wishes to get straight back into the action in the premier league. Stoke will have to fight off stiff competition from clubs such as Tottenham, Aston Villa and Sunderland if they are to gain his services for next season with a few of around seven million pounds being required by Blackburn.

Tony Pulis will be highly disappointed as Everton look set to land the Scottish international Steven Naismith from right under their noses. Stoke had felt reasonably confident in brining Naismith to the Britannia but once David Moyes entered the race for the forward it looked almost certain he would be playing at Goodison next season which is a huge blow for Pulis.

One of the best signings Stoke have made so far this summer is bringing former Glasgow Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness to the Britannia stadium on a free transfer after the Scottish club went into administration. Pulis has long been a fan of the player and is extremely happy to have added him to his squad. The player is currently out injured but the manager is quietly confident he can bring the player into the team by the start of the season which will be music to Stoke City fans ears.

Stoke City Game Results

Stoke City Game Results for 2016 – 2017

May-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City Sat 6 May
Apr-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 0-0 West Ham United Sat 29 Apr
Premier League Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City Sat 22 Apr
Premier League Stoke City 3-1 Hull City Sat 15 Apr
Premier League Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool Sat 8 Apr
Premier League Burnley 1-0 Stoke City Tue 4 Apr
Premier League Leicester City 2-0 Stoke City Sat 1 Apr
Mar-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea Sat 18 Mar
Premier League Manchester City 0-0 Stoke City Wed 8 Mar
Premier League Stoke City 2-0 Middlesbrough Sat 4 Mar
Feb-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Stoke City Sun 26 Feb
Premier League Stoke City 1-0 Crystal Palace Sat 11 Feb
Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Stoke City Sat 4 Feb
Premier League Stoke City 1-1 Everton Wed 1 Feb
Jan-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United Sat 21 Jan
Premier League Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City Sat 14 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Stoke City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sat 7 Jan
Premier League Stoke City 2-0 Watford Tue 3 Jan
Dec-16
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Premier League Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City Sat 31 Dec
Premier League Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City Tue 27 Dec
Premier League Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City Sat 17 Dec
Premier League Stoke City 0-0 Southampton Wed 14 Dec
Premier League Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City Sat 10 Dec
Premier League Stoke City 2-0 Burnley Sat 3 Dec
Nov-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Watford 0-1 Stoke City Sun 27 Nov
Premier League Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth Sat 19 Nov
Premier League West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City Sat 5 Nov
Oct-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City Mon 31 Oct
Premier League Hull City 0-2 Stoke City Sat 22 Oct
Premier League Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland Sat 15 Oct
Premier League Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City Sun 2 Oct
Sep-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion Sat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third Round Stoke City 1-2 Hull City Wed 21 Sep
Premier League Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke City Sun 18 Sep
Premier League Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur Sat 10 Sep
Aug-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Everton 1-0 Stoke City Sat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second Round Stevenage 0-4 Stoke City Tue 23 Aug
Premier League Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City Sat 20 Aug
Premier League Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke City Sat 13 Aug
May-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Premier League Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United Sun 15 May

 

Stoke City Latest News

Stoke City Latest Football News for the 2017 – 2018 Season

  • Mon, 21 May 2018 09:49:10 +0000: Gary Rowett keen to speak with Stoke City over manager vacancy - Stoke City | The Guardian
    • Rowett asks Derby County for permission to hold talks
    • Stoke parted company with Paul Lambert following relegation

    Gary Rowett has asked Derby County for permission to speak to Stoke City regarding their vacant manager’s position.

    Rowett is highly regarded at Stoke and was a strong contender for the manager’s job four months ago, after Mark Hughes was sacked. Stoke, however, were left frustrated on that occasion and ended up turning to Paul Lambert, who was unable to steer the club away from relegation, winning only two of his 15 matches in charge and prompting the Stoke board to decide to part company with him on Friday.

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  • Fri, 18 May 2018 14:18:33 +0000: Paul Lambert leaves position as Stoke City manager after relegation - Stoke City | The Guardian
    • Scot unable to stop club being relegated to Championship
    • David Moyes and Sam Allardyce linked with vacancy

    Paul Lambert has left his position as Stoke City manager by mutual consent, the club has announced.

    The Scot replaced Mark Hughes at the bet365 Stadium in January with the brief of keeping the club in the Premier League. Stoke were 18th at the time and ultimately they finished one place lower and were relegated to the Championship having won only once under Lambert.

    Related: Carlos Carvalhal loses job as Swansea manager after relegation

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  • Fri, 18 May 2018 10:59:56 +0000: Bojan Krkic: ‘I had anxiety attacks but no one wants to talk about that. Football’s not interested’ - Stoke City | The Guardian
    The forward, who scored 900 goals for Barcelona’s youth teams and was labelled the ‘new Messi’, opens up on how the huge expectations affected him

    “I have a problem,” Bojan Krkic says, edging forward on the sofa. “I love football, it’s my life.” Outside, through the balcony doors, the sun dips behind Vitoria, northern Spain.

    His homeland is one of five countries in which he has played. He started at Barcelona, where he became their youngest player to make a league debut, and then had spells at Roma, Milan and Ajax. He joined Stoke in 2014 before loans at Mainz and now Alavés. He has won four league titles and the European Cup twice, been a world champion and played alongside some of the finest footballers of a generation. He has scored in La Liga, Serie A, Eredivisie, the Premier League and the Bundesliga, and he is proud of all that. So it might sound like a strange sort of problem to have but there is something in it.

    Related: Arsène Wenger: ‘I haven’t emptied my desk and in a way I am still in shock’

    I had to live with people saying my career hasn’t been as expected. Yes, if you compare me with Messi … but what career did you expect?

    You still have the scar. It doesn’t open but you can feel it pull at times, a reminder

    Related: Shrewsbury’s Omar Beckles: ‘I’d get back and be breaking down in tears’

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  • Sun, 13 May 2018 16:30:30 +0000: Newcastle crush Chelsea, Swansea relegated, City reach 100 points: Premier League clockwatch – as it happened - Stoke City | The Guardian

    A dramatic final day saw Mo Salah win the golden boot, Swansea’s relegation confirmed, and Manchester City grab a 100th point with the last kick of their campaign

    And with that, I’m gone. It’s been chaotic. Thanks for being there. Bye!

    And Louise Taylor was at Newcastle to see Chelsea get emphatically beaten:

    Antonio Conte began the afternoon in highly animated form in the technical area and, for a while, became almost hysterical before his mood finally morphed into sulky acceptance.

    Long before the end, Chelsea’s manager’s had become oddly static as he stood arms folded, expression disconsolate, on the touchline. Maybe they were saving themselves for the FA Cup final but Conte’s players never looked remotely like a side which kicked off harbouring outside hopes of a top four place.

    Related: Newcastle add to Antonio Conte’s woes with easy win over listless Chelsea

    David Hytner was served with a slap-up goal feast at Wembley:

    The Tottenham Hotspur support chanted that they were going home and there is certainly excitement among their number at the prospect of returning to the rebuilt White Hart Lane next season. Yet what a send-off they gave to Wembley.

    Related: Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot

    Here’s a report on Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth:

    Related: Callum Wilson hits last-gasp winner for Bournemouth at Europe-bound Burnley

    Antonio Conte talks after Chelsea’s dismal performance at Newcastle.

    We lost the game and I think deserved to have this defeat. I don’t know, for sure Newcastle look more determined than us. I think this. For sure, we didn’t lose a place in the Champions League today, or on the last two games. The chances were zero. But I think to finish the season this way, it’s not good. It’s not good for the team, not good for the players, not good for the fans. Now we have six days to prepare for the FA Cup final, and for sure we have to change. Our start today wasn’t good.

    When there is this situation, the first person to answer for this must be the coach. Because if in this game we had this spirit, this will, this desire, I think that I’m the first person to answer for this. You’re talking about the other team being more determined. I think today I wasn’t able to transfer that determination to my players.

    Stuart James watched as Swansea’s far-fetched hopes of salvation came to nought:

    There was a funereal feel about this fixture as Stoke, who were already down, condemned Swansea City to relegation and a place in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in truth, were resigned to their fate on Wednesday night, after Huddersfield grabbed an unlikely point at Chelsea, meaning that Carlos Carvalhal’s side needed a footballing miracle on the final day of the season.

    Related: Andy King’s goal scant consolation for Swansea City in defeat to Stoke

    Dominic Fifield saw Crystal Palace climb to 11th place in the league, and West Brom slip back to the bottom:

    This game ended up a celebration of Roy Hodgson, with the affection bellowed by both sets of supporters. The home support in the Holmesdale end waited until early in the second half to unfurl their banners of appreciation, with the ground then united in chorusing the former England manager’s name. He looked almost sheepish acknowledging the adulation.

    Related: Wilfried Zaha strikes as Crystal Palace brush aside West Brom

    At Southampton, Dusan Tadic hasn’t just taken off and given away his shirt – his vest, shorts and socks have gone as well, and he’s walking off the pitch in a jockstrap.

    Jacob Steinberg was at the London Stadium, where West Ham won and Everton were rubbish:

    It spoke volumes that the Everton fans did not spring to the defence of their manager when the locals started having fun at Sam Allardyce’s expense. They simply could not be bothered and are unlikely to shed any tears if this limp defeat marks the end of Allardyce’s unhappy tenure.

    Related: Manuel Lanzini double gives West Ham victory over lacklustre Everton

    Andy Hunter witnessed Mo Salah’s latest goalscoring exploits at Anfield:

    Liverpool may have left it typically late to seal Champions League qualification but their farewell to the Premier League season and warm-up for Real Madrid was otherwise faultless. Mohamed Salah began a comprehensive win over Brighton with a record 32nd league goal of the campaign and Kop favourite Andy Robertson capped it with his first for the club. Anfield could only admire the exhibition in between.

    Related: Liverpool clinch fourth after Mohamed Salah kickstarts romp against Brighton

    Jamie Jackson watched Michael Carrick’s Old Trafford farewell:

    Michael Carrick’s 464th and final Manchester United appearance featured a vintage moment via a sweet pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first-half winner. The midfielder had walked out to a guard of honour and on 80 minutes strode off the turf for a last time to a standing ovation.

    Related: Michael Carrick farewells Manchester United with vintage pass in win over Watford

    Ben Fisher was at St Mary’s to see Manchester City smash another record:

    How fitting that Manchester City would finish an extraordinary season with a bang. Gabriel Jesus, a substitute here, hoisted a wonderful dinked effort into the net with only seconds of the Premier League season left after meeting a flighted Kevin De Bruyne ball to earn the champions’ 32nd win of the campaign, attaining a landmark and record-breaking century of points in the process.

    Related: Manchester City hit 100 points with late Gabriel Jesus winner at Southampton

    The match reports are trickling in now. This from Paul Doyle at Huddersfield:

    Arsène Wenger’s powers may have dwindled in recent years but at least his last match at Arsenal ended in the same way his first one did in 1996, with his team taking three points. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Frenchman’s last major signing at the north London club, made sure of that detail by stabbing into the net from close range in the 38th minute.

    Related: Arsène Wenger gets a winning farewell with 1-0 to the Arsenal at Huddersfield

    Mo Salah has a chat:

    This one is very special. As I said before many times, it’s always on my mind to help with the team. Now we’re in the Champions League and I won the award, so I’m very proud to do it. It’s always in my mind to succeed in England, with 100% to give more to succeed here. I had a great season. I’m trying to improve every year. I’m very happy. I improve year after year, I’m very proud about that.

    Arsene Wenger’s final post-match TV interview concludes:

    I believe I had an impact on the club as a whole, because the club today is in a strong position. A new stadium, a new training ground, they’re all paid basically. We played 48 games unbeaten, it’s difficult to imagine. I’m very proud as well for winning seven FA Cups. I see a bright future for my successor, the team has a good attitude and good quality. We need two or three additions, and after that I believe the club will compete for the championship.

    On the pitch at Anfield, Mo Salah has brought out all of his individual awards for this ridiculous, over-achieving season, and is being presented with one more – the golden boot.

    And here’s the league table:

    So the scorelines in full, and if nothing much was in the end decided today, at least everyone had fun not doing it. 31 goals! Thirty-one! Unless I’ve miscounted, which I probably have.

    Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth
    Crystal Palace 2-0 Bournemouth
    Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal
    Liverpool 4-0 Brighton
    Man Utd 1-0 Watford
    Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea
    Southampton 0-1 Man City
    Swansea 1-2 Stoke City
    Tottenham 5-4 Leicester
    West Ham 3-1 Everton

    A ludicrous match comes to an end at Wembley, and the 2017-18 Premier League season is over!

    Callum Wilson grabs a late winner for Bournemouth at Turf Moor. The only game still in progress is at Wembley – was that the final Premier League goal of the season?

    Guardiola goes absolutely wild as that goal goes in. Remarkable scenes.

    The referee indicated three minutes of stoppage time and the game was in the final second of those three minutes when De Bruyne lifted the ball over the Southampton defence, Jesus ran onto it, controlled and lifted over the keeper and into the net! A brilliant goal, and City win their 100th point with the final kick of the season!

    It’s all over for Swansea, and for Stoke, in a number of ways. Stoke head to the Championship buoyed by their first win in 14.

    “It’s looking like 42 points for West Ham, same as in 2003 under Roeder/Brooking,” writes Mark Jelbert. “Relegation that year, looking like 13th this.”

    “Conte’s team selection had a distinct whiff of a farewell sabotaging of the fourth place jig and now they’re parking the bus and conceding possession at 0-3,” writes Eamonn Maloney. “This is bordering on breach of his contract.” It does appear to have been an abysmal performance.

    Table movewatch: as it stands, West Ham are going up two places, and Southampton and Stoke are going up one place each. The top 12 places are unchanged.

    A hard, low cross from the left wing is diverted away from goal by a defender but rolls straight to Robertson, who slams it in!

    Another lovely goal! From the edge of the area Lanzini curls the ball across Pickford, who gets a hand to it but can’t stop it nestling inside the far post!

    Massive applause at Crystal Palace as Pape Souare comes on for his first appearance since the car crash that nearly ended his career in 2016.

    Related: Pape Souaré: ‘I didn’t know when the pain would stop but I didn’t want to give up’

    Palace have scored some lovely goals in recent weeks, and here’s another. Three players exchange rat-a-tat passes outside the area, bemusing the West Brom defence, and then the ball is played through to Van Aanholt, who takes it past the keeper and scores!

    Kane has the ball outside the area. Choudhury comes to close him down, and Kane ghosts past him with a nice drop of the shoulder and then curls a lovely shot into the far post from 18 yards!

    The ball is crossed into the area, there are a succession of largely aimless headers, and then Niasse brings it down, spins beautifully and scores from close range. That is a really classy goal!

    Vardy is played into the penalty area and crashes a lovely left-footed shot inside the near post!

    Defoe’s low shot is saved but Burnley don’t clear their lines, Bournemouth get it back into the penalty area and King, from out to the left, cuts onto his right foot and curls into the far corner!

    Loftus-Cheek brings the ball forward from halfway before finding Van Aanholt to his left, and his cross is well turned in by Zaha with his left foot, a finish which was made to look a lot easier than it was.

    At Wembley, Lloris saves well to deny Iheanacho. Not a lot of good defending going on there, with Spurs in particular finding all sorts of space in the final third, and surely more goals to come.

    Arnautovic collects the ball with his back to goal, spins past Keane and lashes a shot goalwards from 20 yards. It’s so hard that Pickford decides not to get his hands in the way of it – or perhaps it moved a lot in the air – and it whistles straight past him!

    Yeah, 39 minutes. I know.

    Shelvey’s free kick from the right goes across goal, the ball is volleyed back into the mixer and Perez bundles it in!

    Walker-Peters presents Lamela with another tap-in at the end of another break. His second goal has been given to Fuchs, so it’s not a hat-trick (yet).

    Shelvey’s low shot from outside the area goes straight to Perez, who gets a slight touch to send it inside the far post! Chelsea have been awful today, and deservedly trail by two. The visitors have come close to scoring since the break, but Giroud’s header was brilliantly saved by Dubravka.

    Liverpool should have had a fourth, but Firmino, set up by Salah, shoots too close to Ryan, who saves. They are 3-0 up, but it could have been six.

    Rose crosses from the left, Lucas Moura backheels the ball to Lamela, and his shot flies off Fuchs and ends up in the top corner!

    It’s saved! Fabianski dives low to his right, and Shaqiri’s shot goes right to him!

    Stoke have a penalty at Swansea, as Pieters crosses, Crouch chests down, flicks the ball up and the ball hits Olsson’s raised hands.

    Solanke scores his first goal for Liverpool at the end of a swift break from the other penalty area. Salah gets an assist this time, running into the centre from the right before playing in Solanke, who crashes the ball high inside the near post!

    Goaltastic! Spurs zip a few passes about, work the ball from left to right, and Walker-Peters’ low centre presents Lamela with a tap-in from six yards.

    Premier League goals this season

    Mohamed Salah - 32
    West Brom - 31
    Harry Kane - 29
    Swansea - 28
    Huddersfield - 28 #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/DI5StQ6hNF

    Blammo! Pick that one out of the net! Dier’s header falls to Iheanacho, who carries the ball forward 25 yards, with Wanyama in his wake, before slamming a left-foot shot past Lloris from 20 yards!

    Some news from Scotland, where the last day of the season featured a manic 10-goal thriller:

    Related: Hibernian’s late equaliser earns point against Rangers in 10-goal thriller

    Peeeeep! The second half is under way!

    “For the few people not watching the Baggies’ last appearance in the Premier League for a while,” writes JR, “their only highlight of the first half was a drilled diagonal pass by Chris Brunt in added time. Oof.”

    I’d like to thank all the eagle-eyed readers out there for reminding me that Liverpool are playing Brighton rather than Bournemouth, and that Manchester City are playing Southampton rather than Brighton. It’s just all so dizzyingly exciting, isn’t it?

    It’s half time everywhere, and you’re up to date with all the scorelines. I’m going for a brief breather. Back in a tick.

    “Rashford is nowhere to be seen on your pre-match teamsheet,” notes Matt Loten, “but somehow has nabbed the opener?”

    Blame the Press Association. Well, and me I suppose. A bit. If you have to. They sent the wrong team, and then I missed the subsequent team amendment notice, and the line-ups in fact (I think) were these:

    At Old Trafford, Richarlison has produced his mandatory ludicrous miss, planting a free header straight at Romero.

    And with that the crazy, far-fetched dream is surely dead. At Southampton, Manchester City haven’t even had a shot on target.

    Arsene Wenger’s farewell might not exactly be a fairytale, but it’s at least a bit jolly. Aaron Ramsey with the assist, I’m told.

    Four teams just scored in the space of about 30 seconds, which annoyingly means I missed some of them. This was one. Apparently there was good work from Marko Arnautovic.

    A corner is cleared back to the left flank, Robertson centres, and Lovren slams in the header!

    Newcastle should have had a penalty, as Azpilicueta drags down Perez but the referee ignores it.

    A simple, long pass from – guess who? – Carrick rips a ragged Watford defence apart. Mata runs through, controls excellently, taps inside to Rashford, and United lead!

    Stoke break, Shaqiri takes the ball down the right, cuts onto his left and then dinks over the defence to Ndiaye. Ball and run are timed perfectly, and Ndiaye controls and then lifts the ball over Fabianski. And with that, any chance Swansea had of winning the game 9-0 to storm to safety is over. Manchester City still haven’t scored, so they’re not exactly helping.

    Mané has another one-on-one chance. This time he doesn’t shoot, instead rolling the ball to Salah to his right – but the keeper anticipates this, and Salah is a bit too close to Mané, and he gets in the way! Salah eventually wrestles the ball back, but his shot is blocked on the line!

    So Salah has now scored 32 league goals, a record for a 38-game Premier League season.

    Newcastle have had nine shots so far against Chelsea, who haven’t had any.

    He’s scored another one! The ball is poked into the box – Salah was expecting it to his right but it comes instead to his left, so he checks back that way and hits a low shot into the corner of goal from the penalty spot!

    I’ve not had much to tell you about the game at West Ham, but here’s some Hammer-related news:

    Related: Karren Brady under pressure to drop Sun column after ‘malcontents’ claim

    And moments later it might have been two – Shelvey runs onto another Ritchie pass, makes his way into the box and then slams a shot just wide from 15 yards.

    Ritchie’s nice ball into the box finds Murphy, whose header loops into the air but is dipping goalwards until Courtois dives across to palm it away – and straight to Gayle, who nods in!

    Meanwhile Salah was just brought down in the penalty area, but the referee mystifyingly ignores it.

    Chance for Liverpool! Mané is played in, runs into the area, has only the goalkeeper in front of him and thumps the ball straight into him!

    This is ding-dong stuff. Iheanacho dribbles into the area and passes to his left, Vardy is blocked but the ball runs to Mahrez, and he sweeps it home first time!

    King’s shot from outside the area hits a defender, but his appeals for a penalty are turned down. No matter, as 30 seconds later Ayew knocks the ball down and King runs into the box and slides the ball into goal with enormous cool.

    Now Ince shoots wide from the edge of the area. Arsenal are clinging on here.

    40 - Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score 40+ goals in a season in all competitions since Clive Allen in 1986-87 (49). Whirlwind.

    Huddersfield are absolutely thrashing Arsenal 0-0 at the moment. It is hilariously/awfully one-sided, depending on your perspective.

    What a chance for Huddersfield! Pritchard breaks the offside trap, runs into the right side of the area and then pulls the ball back excellently for Ince, who takes a touch to control the ball and then blasts over. That should have gone in!

    Save! And another save! First Courtois beats away Shelvey’s driven shot, and then a matter of seconds later he dives to his right to keep out Diamé’s long-range shot.

    At Old Trafford United are struggling a bit, and Rojo has just been booked for fouling Richarlison, 30 yards from goal.

    Leicester have the ball in their own half, but the pass is hit into Eriksen and rebounds into the path of Kane, who spins, sprints into the area and, from the left of goal, slams a left-foot shot inside the near post!

    Meanwhile there’s a goalmouth scramble at Huddersfield, where a corner leads to a few moments of chaos but not, in the end, a goal. Meanwhile an aeroplane flies over the stadium carrying a “Merci Arsène” banner.

    Simplicity and quality: Leiester win a free kick on the left wing. Mahrez sends in a beautiful curling, dipping cross, and Vardy’s header at the near post sends it angling perfectly inside the far!

    And they’re off!

    Three minutes to three – out come the teams!

    Here’s another significant footballing figure who will be leaving us after today: John Motson, a giant of his profession, will be taking his extraordinarily long finger into retirement.

    Talking about Huddersfield giving away shirts, they have been doing a lot of that today – every home fan has got one:

    Forget half-and-half scarves, Huddersfield have made a half-and-half shirt. Wisely, they have given it away.

    Head Coach David Wagner presented Arsène Wenger with a special gift from #htafc ahead of today’s @premierleague match (AT) pic.twitter.com/AhIjPmbUtU

    “Huddersfield away couldn’t be a better-scriped end to Arsène’s time,” suggests Charles Antaki. “The hullabaloo is over, the affectionate tears shed, and reflections reflected upon; now it all ends in what is effectively a friendly game against likeable opposition. The team will probably lose again, but that, too, might help ease the gears down to a slow coast off into the sunset. Once more, and for the last time, merci Arsène - et adieu.”

    Arsene Wenger does a pre-match chat:

    Well we want to finish well, you know. And overall, I want as well to do my job as well as I can until the last minute. The last weeks have been a bit more difficult, with less focus on what you want to focus on. I had to deal with that and I will try to finish well. There’s nothing at stake apart from winning the game, but I want it to be a happy day and a happy day is a winning day. They have done a miracle. They had to finish with Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal. You have to congratulate them, and their manager has done a miracle.

    Interesting shin pad size comparison here:

    Antonio Conte talks about his line-up to Sky:

    I think it’s right to make rotation and try to make the best decisions. But if you don’t like our starting XI I can change it. I have time.

    “Allardyce is just taking the mick with today’s team selection,” rages John Traynor. “5-3-0-0-2 formation. Five defenders starting and three more on the bench. ‘You want hoofball, here’s some hoofball for you!’ he yells in the faces of the Everton fans.”

    So headlines from the various team selections:

    Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Wood, Hendrick. Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Nkoudou, Vokes, Wells, Bardsley, McNeil.
    Bournemouth: Begovic, Mings, Steve Cook, Ake, Fraser, Hyndman, Surman, Daniels, King, Ibe, Mousset. Subs: Boruc, Gosling, Pugh, Callum Wilson, Brad Smith, Defoe, Taylor.
    Referee: Paul Tierney.

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Dier, Lucas Moura, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane. Subs: Son, Wanyama, Vorm, Llorente, Alli, Foyth, Davies.
    Leicester: Jakupovic, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Mahrez, Iheanacho, Gray, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Benalouane, Barnes, Diabate, Choudhury, Hughes, Ndukwu.
    Referee: Craig Pawson.

    Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Shelvey, Diame, Ritchie, Perez, Murphy, Gayle. Subs: Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Haidara, Darlow, Jesus Gamez.
    Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Emerson, Barkley, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Morata, Pedro, Alonso, Rudiger, Fabregas, Willian.
    Referee: Martin Atkinson.

    West Ham: Adrian, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku, Joao Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic. Subs: Carroll, Obiang, Hernandez, Collins, Hart, Evra, Fernandes.
    Everton: Pickford, Jagielka, Keane, Funes Mori, Gueye, Coleman, Davies, Schneiderlin, Baines, Tosun, Niasse. Subs: Bolasie, Walcott, Martina, Klaassen, Holgate, Robles, Kenny.
    Referee: Graham Scott.

    Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, King, Carroll, Routledge, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew. Subs: Britton, Abraham, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Clucas, Naughton, Fernandez.
    Stoke: Butland, Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters, Allen, Ndiaye, Sorenson, Shaqiri, Crouch, Diouf. Subs: Ireland, Johnson, Adam, Cameron, Fletcher, Haugaard, Campbell.
    Referee: Anthony Taylor.

    Huddersfield: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Pritchard, Mooy, Hogg, Ince, Mounie. Subs: Smith, Whitehead, Billing, Sabiri, Coleman, Depoitre, Stankovic.
    Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Subs: Mertesacker, Monreal, Welbeck, Maitland-Niles, Macey, Nketiah, Willock.
    Referee: Michael Oliver.

    Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha. Subs: Speroni, Lee, Schlupp, Benteke, Souare, Kelly, Riedewald.
    West Brom: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Livermore, Krychowiak, Brunt, Rodriguez, Rondon, McClean. Subs: Robson-Kanu, Myhill, Sturridge, Burke, Chadli, McAuley, Field.
    Referee: Jon Moss.

    Man Utd: Romero, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Rojo, McTominay, Matic, Carrick, Young, Mata, Sanchez. Subs: Lingard, Shaw, Joel Pereira, Valencia, Jones, Ander Herrera, Pogba.
    Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Pereyra, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Hughes, Richarlison, Gray. Subs: Prodl, Mariappa, Deeney, Chalobah, Sinclair, Lukebakio, Bachmann.
    Referee: Lee Mason.

    Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Solanke, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Mignolet, Ings, Woodburn.
    Brighton: Ryan, Schelotto, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Propper, Stephens, Kayal, Knockaert, March, Locadia. Subs: Murray, Goldson, Krul, Suttner, Gross, Saltor, Ulloa.
    Referee: Kevin Friend.

    Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Tadic, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Redmond, Austin. Subs: Long, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Pied, McQueen, Sims, Forster.
    Man City: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sane. Subs: Walker, Kompany, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden, Diaz.
    Referee: Andre Marriner.

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    Hello world!

    So here we are. The final day. It has been a long journey, and today we reach our destination. It may seem as if, with the trophy already handed out, two teams relegated and a third awaiting only the coup de grace, there is little to play for today, but in fact only four teams – Manchesters City and United, Arsenal and Burnley – have already decided their finishing position and every single match could change something. Nothing very exciting, sure, but something.

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  • Sun, 13 May 2018 16:20:33 +0000: Relegated Stoke take Swansea down into Championship with them - Stoke City | The Guardian

    There was a funereal feel about this fixture as Stoke, who were already relegated, condemned Swansea to spending next season in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in truth, were resigned to their fate on Wednesday night, after Huddersfield grabbed an unlikely point at Chelsea, meaning that Carlos Carvalhal’s side needed a footballing miracle on the final day of the season to survive. That never looked like materialising as Swansea’s seven-year stay in the Premier League ended in defeat and amid no little anger in the stands.

    Related: Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot

    Related: Callum Wilson hits last-gasp winner for Bournemouth at Europe-bound Burnley

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The Archived News for Stoke City is as follows:

  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:16:27 +0000: Crouch still hungry for goals at Stoke - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC
    Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, who turns 37 in January, wants to carry on playing football as long as he can.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:53:36 +0000: Bennell charged with 14 further offences - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC
    Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces 14 further charges of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.
  • Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:20:00 +0000: Stoke keen to extend Shawcross contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC
    Stoke City hope to extend Ryan Shawcross' contract and also sign loan man Bruno Martins Indi on a more permanent deal.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:19:13 +0000: Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC
    Stoke have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from West Brom on a two-year deal.

 

 

Stoke City Games Fixtures

Stoke City Games Fixtures for 2016 – 2017

May-17
  Competition Fixture Date Kick-off Status
Premier League Stoke City V Arsenal Sat 13 May 17:30
Premier League Southampton V Stoke City Sun 21 May 15:00

Stoke City FC

Stoke City FC

General Description:

Stoke City Football Club was Established  in 1863 and the Football Club Nickname is The Potters.

The Football Club Manager is: Mark Hughes

The Official Website for Stoke City Supporters is: http://www.stokecityfc.com

The Contact Details for Stoke City Football Club are as follows:

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