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Ignored Bony finding Stoke situation ‘painful’

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London (AFP) – Ivory Coast international striker Wilfried Bony says his prolonged omission from the Stoke team is “painful” as he continues to be overlooked for selection by manager Mark Hughes.

The 28-year-old - who has scored just twice in 11 games since his loan move from Manchester City last August - added he had turned down a move to China in January’s transfer window because he wants to prove he has the quality still to succeed.

Ignored Bony finding Stoke situation ‘painful’

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London (AFP) – Ivory Coast international striker Wilfried Bony says his prolonged omission from the Stoke team is “painful” as he continues to be overlooked for selection by manager Mark Hughes.

The 28-year-old - who has scored just twice in 11 games since his loan move from Manchester City last August - added he had turned down a move to China in January’s transfer window because he wants to prove he has the quality still to succeed.

Stoke ‘loser’ claim ‘disgraceful’ – Pulis

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has described claims he called Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross a “loser” in a voice-mail message as “absolutely disgraceful”.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Pulis, his predecessor, had hit out at Shawcross after the centre-back suggested West Brom had leaked a story about new Stoke signing Saido Berahino’s failed drugs test.

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Stoke City vs West Brom: Mark Hughes Accuses Tony Pulis Of Calling Ryan Shawcross ‘A Loser’ In Absurd Voicemail Palaver

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The strangest tale is currently brewing betwixt West Brom and Stoke City, all set against the backdrop ofSaido Berahino's recent £12million transfer from the former to the latter.

Shortly before the two sides met in the Premier League last weekend, the press managed to get hold of word thatBerahino served a clandestine drugs banduring his prolonged period of inactivity at the Baggies.

Stoke confirm Berahino served ban, in wake of drug report

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London (AFP) Stoke City's new signing Saido Berahino served an eight-week suspension prior to joining from West Bromwich Albion, manager Mark Hughes said Friday, amid reports the striker failed a drugs test.

Berahino was banned after testing positive for a recreational drug following an out-of-competition test in September, the Daily Mail said.

Stoke confirm Berahino served ban, in wake of drug report

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London (AFP) Stoke City's new signing Saido Berahino served an eight-week suspension prior to joining from West Bromwich Albion, manager Mark Hughes said Friday, amid reports the striker failed a drugs test.

Berahino was banned after testing positive for a recreational drug following an out-of-competition test in September, the Daily Mail said.

Stoke City manager Hughes optimistic on Cameron recovery

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Geoff Cameron hasn't seen the field since late October due to a knee injury, an ailment that served as a major detriment to both his club and country. However, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is hopeful that Cameron is nearing his return.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, Hughes is hopeful to have Cameron back in the fold by mid-February.

Stoke Pre-Match. Lee Mason?

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To say I dislike Mark Hughes would be like describing the size of the planet Jupiter as being bigger than a dog. I don't like the cut of his jib. You can tell much about the man by his football philosophy this is a chap who can take the wonderful artistry of Shaqiri and turn him into yet another water carrier.

De Gea error for Man Utd helps lift Stoke off bottom

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) An uncharacteristic error from Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea gifted Stoke City a point in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday that saw the visitors climb off the bottom of the Premier League table.

Anthony Martial's first goal of the season appeared to have given United victory.

De Gea error for Man Utd helps lift Stoke off bottom

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) An uncharacteristic error from Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea gifted Stoke City a point in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday that saw the visitors climb off the bottom of the Premier League table.

Anthony Martial's first goal of the season appeared to have given United victory.

Preview: Manchester United vs Stoke City

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Manchester United vs Stoke City
Premier League
Venue: Old Trafford

After an abysmal last few weeks, Manchester United have two wins in five days. The victoryagainst Zorya wasn't pretty but after the disasterous start against Feyenoord, as cliche as it sounds, the win was the most important thing on Thursday night.

Where to find Man United vs. Stoke on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Stoke City, you've come to the right place.

Manchester United plays bottom-placed Stoke City at Old Trafford on Sunday in the early kickoff. A big win for United and it could mean that former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes will have his job under threat at the Potters.

Rondon marks Pulis’s 1,000th match with late leveller

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Salomon Rondon grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as West Bromwich Albion marked Tony Pulis's 1,000th game as a manager with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.

Baggies boss Pulis was on the brink of a frustrating defeat against his former club in his milestone match after Joe Allen gave Stoke the lead in the second half.

Rondon marks Pulis’s 1,000th match with late leveller

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Salomon Rondon grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as West Bromwich Albion marked Tony Pulis's 1,000th game as a manager with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.

Baggies boss Pulis was on the brink of a frustrating defeat against his former club in his milestone match after Joe Allen gave Stoke the lead in the second half.

Kane opens account as Spurs smash Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Harry Kane grabbed his first goal of the season and South Korea's Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur romped to an emphatic 4-0 win away at Stoke City on Saturday.

Dele Alli was also on target as the north London club finally kick-started their Premier League title challenge.

‘There Was No Real Goodbye’ – Joe Allen Reveals He Discovered He Was Leaving Liverpool Via Text Message

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Joe Allen has revealed that he only became aware that he was being sold by Liverpool when he stumbled upon the news while reading a text message.

The hirsute Welsh midfielder discovered he was in the process of being sold to Stoke when his friend contacted him to prematurely congratulate him on securing what subsequently turned out to be a £13million move to the Potters.

Reports: Everton Identify Stoke Boss Mark Hughes As Ideal Replacement For Roberto Martinez

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It would seem that the Everton board are tiring of Roberto Martinez's ongoing project to turn theToffeesinto Wigan 2.0 and as such, the Spaniard is verging on straying into 'borrowed time' territory at Goodison.

According to the press, Everton's hierarchy are currently in the process of cobbling together a shortlist of replacements for Martinez, with the Mirror proclaiming this morning that Mark Hughes of Stoke is their tippy-top pick.

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke City - Blues dropped two important points but you could see it coming!

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Chelsea dropped two important points in the race for a European place this afternoon with a 1-1 draw against Mark Hughes' Stoke City. Having taken the lead, the Blues failed to establish themselves and Stoke deserved to come away from the game with a point.

My immediate reaction is that I am disappointed and frustrated.

With Newcastle’s Squad You Wonder Why They’re 3rd Bottom

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Steve McClaren will be giving his news conference about now and Mark Hughes the Stoke City manager is doing his press conference for the vital game at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow night. And Mark has hit the nail on the head with his initial comments on Newcastle's squad. Mark Hughes Stoke manager This is [.

Geoff Cameron out for Stoke City's clash with Everton

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Geoff Cameron's return from injury will not occur this weekend against Everton.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes revealed on Friday that the U.S. Men's National Team defender will miss this weekend's action due to a nagging ankle injury. Cameron has been out of commission since being forced to come off injured in a Jan.

Chelsea considering Stoke’s Mark Hughes as new manager

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Chelsea are considering a move to appoint Stoke City boss Mark Hughes as their new manager, according to The Guardian. The Stamford Bridge hierarchy...

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How Liverpool can bounce back against Stoke City

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Liverpool FC face an absolute uphill struggle as they travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on a resurgent Stoke City in the cold of the British winter. Jurgen Klopp's men's confidence too would've ran cold following their drab and uninspiring performance against West Ham in the 2-0 defeat on Saturday.

Stoke City appeals Geoff Cameron red card

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After seeing Geoff Cameron dismissed in Saturday's loss to West Brom, Stoke City is hoping to avoid a suspension for the U.S. Men's National Team defender.

The Potters will appeal Cameron's red card, which was issued in the 82nd minute of the team's 2-1 loss. If unsuccessful, Cameron will be suspended for three matches, includingTuesday's opening leg of the League Cup semifinals against Liverpool.

How Mark Hughes has transformed Stoke City’s playing style

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Stoke City arrived in the Premier League in 2008, the club's first season in the top-flight of English football for over 20 years. They've never left the top division since. The epitome of a club living within its means and playing a style utterly devoid of pretentiousness under Tony Pulis, they finished 12thin their first Premier League season with 10 victories, and they've never really looked back.

How Mark Hughes has transformed Stoke City’s playing style

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Stoke City arrived in the Premier League in 2008, the club's first season in the top-flight of English football for over 20 years. They've never left the top division since. The epitome of a club living within its means and playing a style utterly devoid of pretentiousness under Tony Pulis, they finished 12thin their first Premier League season with 10 victories, and they've never really looked back.

Jose Mourinho in danger at Chelsea but is your gaffer safe? Ranking all 20 Premier League managers on the Tim Sherwood Scale of Doom

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Stars aren’t aligned for Stoke City

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Since their return to the Premier League in the 2008-09 season, Stoke City have proven to be quite a formidable Premier League side.

While the squad and manager heavily differ from the squad that gained promotion seven years ago, Stoke continues to be one of the trickier Premier League teams to come up against.

Arsenal vs Stoke City, Premier League 2015: Preview, Lineups, Stats & Live Stream

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Arsenal vs Stoke City

English Premier League

Date: Saturday, 12th September, 2015

Time: 15:00 BST

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Live Stream:BT Sport

Arsenal came into the season with expectations and optimism riding high, but the story hasn't been too good thus far.

Xherdan Shaqiri continues the Stoke City revolution

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Gone are the days of Rory Delap's long throw-ins, Robert Huth's physicality and Tony Pulis' route one soccer at Stoke City. Not that there's anything wrong with that style of play. The traditional refrain of "a rainy, cold Tuesday night," no longer applies to the side that has been constructed.

The brand of soccer that fans at the Britannia had grown accustomed to under Pulis has slowly changed in recent years.

Shaqiri: Mark Hughes was major factor in decision to join Stoke

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Stoke new boy Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed manager Mark Hughes was a major factor in his club record £12million switch from Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old Switzerland international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday to hand Hughes a significant boost, and later admitted the Welshman was key to his decision.

Shaqiri: Mark Hughes was major factor in decision to join Stoke

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Stoke new boy Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed manager Mark Hughes was a major factor in his club record £12million switch from Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old Switzerland international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday to hand Hughes a significant boost, and later admitted the Welshman was key to his decision.

Stoke City 0-1 Liverpool: 10 Tweet match summary as Coutinho stunner wins it

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2015/16 Premier League team preview: Stoke City

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In his two years at the helm of the Britannia Stadium, Mark Hughes has made understatedly excellent progress with Stoke City

Taking over from Tony Pulis, who forged the side in his own gnarly image, was never going to be an easy task. But Hughes has preserved the pragmatic principles thatwere instilled by the Welshman before adding some aesthetic qualities that have delighted the club's supporters.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Stoke City

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In his two years at the helm of the Britannia Stadium, Mark Hughes has made understatedly excellent progress with Stoke City

Taking over from Tony Pulis, who forged the side in his own gnarly image, was never going to be an easy task. But Hughes has preserved the pragmatic principles thatwere instilled by the Welshman before adding some aesthetic qualities that have delighted the club's supporters.

2015 Premier League Summer Transfer Window: What Every Team Needs (Part 2 – Newcastle to West Ham)

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Mourinho: We need a win to take advantage of slips from other teams

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against Stoke this afternoon, Jose Mourinho has discussed the opposition. While they are playing better football under Mark Hughes than in years gone by, our manager has claimed there are some things about their style that haven't changed. Stoke are currently ninth in the table which is where they have finished in all three of Hughes' seasons at the club.

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

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VIDEO: Top 5 Manchester United goals vs Liverpool

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The international break is over and the club football returns this weekend. The biggest clash in the Premier League over the weekend will be Manchester United facing Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Victor Moses to play a role for Jose Mourinho this season?

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According to Mark Hughes and the subsequent reports that have followed, Jose Mourinho is keen to promote Victor Moses into the first team squad at Chelsea this season. What do you think about that?

Mark Hughes reportedly tried to sign Moses on loan again this season but was turned down.