Stoke City

PREVIEW: Big signings mean excitement is building at Stoke

Best case scenario for this season?  European qualification and a complete transition from Pulis’ Stoke to Hughes sexy rebrand. A couple of top quality signings are made, Joselu adds firepower to an at times toothless strike force, Bojan and Afellay stay fit and shine for the whole campaign. Worst case scenario? Bojan and Afellay DON’T […]

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Leicester City sign centre-back Robert Huth on loan from Stoke

• Defender seeing out two-match ban for Twitter posts• Available to face Arsenal in league away on Tuesday• Robert Huth given two-match ban for gender tweets • Transfer deadline day – live! Leicester City have signed the centre-back Robert Huth on loan from Stoke City until the end of the season. The 30-year-old German has […]

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend action | Guardian writers

Rooney’s radar is awry in deeper role, Sturridge’s scoring return is built on firm Liverpool defence and are Sunderland’s supporters the Premier League’s most loyal? Wayne Rooney ended Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Leicester City as a holding midfielder alongside Daley Blind. He began the game as a floating schemer in the Paul Scholes mould. […]

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QPR’s need to improve spelled out by Joey Barton after Stoke loss

• Barton highly critical of team-mates after defeat• QPR away form has to pick up, says midfielder• Match report: Stoke City 3-1 QPR With a reputation for possessing a short fuse and high standards, Joey Barton’s withering and expletive-laden analysis of Queens Park Rangers’ latest away defeat was as passionate as it was predictable. Harry […]

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Football clockwatch: Premier League, Africa Cup of Nations and more – as it happened!

Daniel Sturridge scored on his return from injury as Liverpool beat West Ham, Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham won at West Brom and there were victories for Manchester United, Stoke, Sunderland and Everton 5.51pm GMT So, DR Congo rally spectacularly against their neighbours, and progress, deservedly in the end, to the semi-finals. That’s about […]

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Stoke City 3-1 QPR | Premier League match report

Jonathan Walters may not have the flair of Bojan Krkic but the Republic of Ireland international appears ready to ensure his absence will not be felt by Stoke City. Mark Hughes was upset by the season-ending injury on Monday to the man who has quickly become his talisman. However his side’s response against Queens Park […]

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Football clockwatch: Premier League, Africa Cup of Nations and more – live!

Live scoreboard! All today’s live scores and resultsKeep up with all of the day’s goals and gamesEmail niall.mcveigh.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @niallmcveigh 1.04pm GMT Good afternoon. What with Frank Lampard practicing his best apology dance in the mirror, and David Meyler checking the KC’s corridors for the spectre of Alan Pardew, the ghosts of football past […]

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Premier League and Africa Cup of Nations clockwatch – live! | Niall McVeigh

All the latest updates from the top-flight 3pm kick-offsUpdates from Congo v DR Congo in the Africa Cup of NationsE-mail niall.mcveigh.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @niallmcveighScoreboard! All today’s live scores and results 1.04pm GMT Preamble Good afternoon. What with Frank Lampard practicing his best apology dance in the mirror, and David Meyler checking the KC’s corridors for […]

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Robert Huth handed two-match Stoke ban over Twitter indiscretion

• Defender admitted breaching FA’s rules on social media• Player participated in Twitter gender game • The FA statement in full on Robert Huth Robert Huth has been handed a two-match ban having being charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to comments posted on social media. The Stoke defender apologised earlier in […]

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Stoke City v Queens Park Rangers: match preview

Stoke City are beginning to achieve some consistency, but have lost Bojan Krkic for the rest of the season to a knee injury. Mark Hughes’ task ahead of meeting his former employers is to find new inspiration in the Spaniard’s absence. Harry Redknapp also has a pressing mission to try to end QPR’s abysmal away […]

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Paul Doyle

Liverpool have questions to answer in defence, Chelsea have selection issues against Manchester City and could Villa trouble Arsenal? Unless Thergothon, the pioneers of Finnish funeral metal, are about to head out on a resurrection tour, you’ll be hard pressed to find a gloomier band of brooders in England this weekend than the fans of […]

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Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions at Stoke

• Crouch committed to the club until he is 36• Hughes: ‘They are both fantastic professionals at Stoke’• Stoke win closing tie of the FA Cup fourth round Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan have signed two-year contract extensions with Stoke City, the Premier League club have announced. The former England striker Crouch, who celebrates his […]

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Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year Stoke contract extensions

• Crouch committed to the club until he is 36• Hughes: ‘They are both fantastic professionals at Stoke’• Stoke win closing tie of the FA Cup fourth round Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan have signed two-year contract extensions with Stoke City, the Premier League club have announced. The former England striker Crouch, who celebrates his […]

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Rochdale v Stoke City: FA Cup fourth round – live! | John Ashdown

FA Cup fifth round draw: Middlesbrough travel to ArsenalFootball Weekly: Bradford lead the charge in FA Cup giantkillingsFA Cup fourth round: talking points from the weekend’s action 9.53pm GMT Right, that’s it from me. Stick around on site for all the reports and reaction. But for now, cheerio! 9.52pm GMT Peep! PEEP!! PEEEEEEP!!! All over. […]

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Mark Hughes confident Stoke can readjust for Rochdale challenge

• Stoke recently returned from warm-weather training in Dubai• Hughes says Potters have good opportunity to win FA Cup• Match preview: Rochdale v Stoke City Mark Hughes is confident his Stoke side will not be caught cold on Monday night when they play Rochdale at Spotland just days after returning from warm-weather training in Dubai. […]

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