Mark Hughes

Stoke City

Read Our Progress Report on Stoke City’s Performances for October-November

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The Potters have continued in their inconsistent start to the season and are yet to find their best form so far. In the five Premier League matches played in October and November, they won twice, lost twice and drew once, not forgetting their Capital One Cup misfortune at home to Southampton. The mixed results have seen Stoke go up and down the table, but they are perched in 9th place at the moment.

Read Our Progress Report on Stoke City’s Performances for October-November

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The Potters have continued in their inconsistent start to the season and are yet to find their best form so far. In the five Premier League matches played in October and November, they won twice, lost twice and drew once, not forgetting their Capital One Cup misfortune at home to Southampton. The mixed results have seen Stoke go up and down the table, but they are perched in 9th place at the moment.

Bojan Krkic Still in Mark Hughes’ Plans at Stoke City

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Mark Hughes insists Bojan Krkic has a big part to play for Stoke this season.

The signing of the former Barcelona forward in the summer attracted plenty of attention but he has quickly become a peripheral figure.

Bojan's appearance in the Capital One Cup fourth-round tie against Southampton on Wednesday night was his first for nearly a month, and just his third start.

Hughes – The Way To Take Pressure Off Is To Win

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has had a couple of tough reigns in his time as a manager, and one such period was at Manchester City for eighteen months from the summer of 2008, and a then at QPR he lasted less than a year, after being appointed to the London club in January of [...]

Hughes – It’s A Shame About Newcastle

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Next up for Newcastle is a tough game at Stoke City on Monday night, but we see no reason why we cannot win that game, if the lads play as well as they have done in the last couple of games against Hull at home and at Crystal Palace. Mark Hughes it's a shame [...]

Stoke City’s August-September Progress Report

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Stoke City have had a mixed beginning to the 2014-15 Premier League season and have posted mixed results since the start on the campaign. With one win, two draws and two losses, the Potters are perched in 13th spot on the log.

The highlight of their campaign thus far certainly has to be the 1-0 victory against Manchester City at the Etihad.

Prodigal Shea Getting Another Chance At Brum

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A couple of years ago, Brek Shea was percolating through the minds of US soccer fans as
potentially "The American Gareth Bale." At FC Dallas, he was a young, left-footed defender who seemed like a shoe-in to develop into the quality left winger the USMNT had been missing. But ever since Shea moved to Stoke City, Shea's stock has dipped severely.

Manchester City vs Stoke City Predicted Lineups

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Coming off of a decisive 3-1 victory over last year's Premier League runners up Liverpool, Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the early season with a lineup that will feature only a couple of changes. The most likely changes will be at fullback with Sagna in line to make his first appearance in sky blue and Alexander Kolorov rotating in for Gael Clichy.

Geoff Cameron Must be Calculated and Logical About His Playing Future

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Rumors abound that American international Geoff Cameron is being courted both within the Premier League as well as on the continent. ProSoccerTalk links Cameron to a number of clubs, the biggest name being traditional Serie A contender Lazio.

But recent moves to big clubs have hampered many an American abroad.

Stoke’s Geoff Cameron Attracting Interest from 9 European Clubs

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US international Geoff Cameron has as many as nine clubs trying to sign him this summer, according to reports in the Stoke Sentinel newspaper.

Cameron has been used primarily as a make shift right back over the past two seasons at the Britannia, though with the introduction of Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a free transfer, that position may be under threat.

Bojan Looks To Finally Realize His Potential At Stoke City

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It's amazing to think that Bojan Krkić is only 23 years old. He burst on to the scene, making his Barcelona debut against Egyptian side Al-Ahly when he was just 16 and even scored in that game too.

If he produces strikes of that caliber then he will quickly become a favorite at the Britannia Ground.

Report: Cameron returns to Stoke training with numerous teams interested

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Geoff Cameron is back in first team training with Stoke City after his post-World Cup break but its unclear whether he'll remain with the club for this season.

After spending the last two seasons at right back for Stoke, manager Mark Hughes brought in new competition at the position in Phil Bardsley and according to the Stoke Sentinel, five clubs in England and four in Germany are interested in Cameron's services.

Mark Hughes And His Impact On Stoke City

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As a Stoke City supporter, I was initially quite despondent when Mark Hughes was appointed manager to replace Tony Pulis. Hughes switched Stoke's style practically overnight to one that focused on playing the ball out from the back, passing for passings sake, becoming slow and ponderous, and pretty much inviting the opposing team on and priming our defenders to make mistakes.

Hughes Hopeful Of Signing Assaidi

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is still hopeful of securing the services of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a permanent basis.
The Moroccan spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium and enjoyed a relatively impressive campaign, the highlight of which came when he scored a spectacular goal to give his side a 3-2 win over Chelsea in December.

Stoke City Sign Mame Biram Diouf and Teixeira

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While most of the world is anticipating the start of the World Cup, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been busy in the transfer market by adding two more signings to bring his total of summer acquisitions to four and counting.

Stoke City have signed former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf and center-back Dionatan Teixeira.

Steve Sidwell Joins Stoke City On Two-Year Deal After Being Released By Fulham

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Steve Sidwell has rejoined Stoke City on a two-year deal after being released by relegated club Fulham.

Sidwell is Stoke's second signing of the summer after the club recently acquired Phil Bardsley from Sunderland.

Sidwell, 31, has agreed a two-year deal and will officially join the Club on July 1 when his contract with Fulham expires.

Mark Hughes Era At Stoke City Is Taking Shape

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After the hope and excitement last Spring among Stoke City supporters that a quality manager would be hired to take the Potters to the next level, a feeling of being underwhelmed swept through supporters when the news was announced that Mark Hughes would be the club's 38thmanager. After the sad but necessary departure of Tony Pulis, the fans thought big.

Mark Hughes Will Be Able to Get The Best Out Of Stephen Ireland

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Stephen Ireland was once the best player on an expensively assembled Mark Hughes managed side. The year was 2009 and Manchester City had just been subject to a takeover from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. At the time, Stephen Ireland was the best player on the Blues team that included Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Robinho and Daniel Strurridge.

Stoke Fine Kenwyne Jones £80,000 For Texting Through His Unavailability To Mark Hughes Before Liverpool Game

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Stoke City have reportedly fined Kenwyne Jones a hefty £80,000 after the cumbersome striker texted manager Mark Hughes to let him know he was unavailable to play against Liverpool last Sunday.

According to the Daily Mail, Jones sent the message to Hughes the day before the game, informing the Potters boss that he did not wish to be considered for selection.

Huge Percentage Expect A Win Against Stoke

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The last time 80% of fans thought we'd win a league game was back in September, when a massive 84% thought we'd (easily) beat Hull City and lo and behold we were beaten 3-2 after we had won our previous three games. Mark Hughes Stoke City manager So maybe there should be some caution [...]

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: ‘Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj seems to get a lot of decisions’

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A Capital One Cup fifth round tie between Stoke and Manchester United doesn't seem like it would be a hotbed of mind games, but that appears to be the case ahead of this evening's game. United boss David Moyes had suggested that 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj needed protection from referees in future games after claiming [.

Stoke v Chelsea Prematch Facts

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Chelsea should make it 13 games unbeaten against Stoke in all competions tomorrow having already handed out the Potter's worst ever Premier League defeat, 7-0 in 2010 expect more of the same!


Stoke City have scored just three goals in 10 Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea, failing to net in the last four in a row.

Stoke vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Chelsea will take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium, where Blues manager Jose Mourinho would be looking for nothing less than full three points.

Stoke City v Chelsea: Chelsea changes? - YOU pick the Chelsea starting eleven!

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Chelsea travel to the Britannia Stadium tomorrow afternoon to take on Stoke City and ex-Chelsea man Mark Hughes as we look to protect Jose Mourinho's unbeaten December record! Who do YOU think should start for Chelsea?

I fully expected Jose Mourinho to make some changes to his side against Sunderland from the Southampton game last week and had stated that I thought the likes of De Bruyne, Mikel and Demba Ba would come in and start in place of Essien, Oscar and Fernando Torres!

Stoke vs Sunderland: Preview, Team News & Prediction

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Sunderland will travel to Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City, looking to get full three points and continue their revival under new manager Gus Poyet. Stoke City under Mark Hughes are just three points and two places above them so both the team will know the importance of three points here.

Stoke vs Southampton Preview: Team News & Prediction

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Stoke City will welcome Southampton at the Britannia on Saturday where manager Mark Hughes will be desperately looking to change the fortune around with a much needed victory.

After an early good start, Stoke City have found themselves in a mess.

USMNT and Stoke City Midfielder Brek Shea Has a Thing for Shoes

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It is no surprise that a professional footballer has an affinity towards his shoe collection, but one player in particular, USMNT and Stoke City midfielder Brek Shea, enjoys posting photos of his latest shoes in a routine "Kicks of the Day" series on his Instagram.

The Texas-born winger is currently on the books at Stoke City, but he has failed to make an impact with Mark Hughes.

Stoke City's Brek Shea Eager for Move, More Playing Time

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American Brek Shea has found playing time hard to come by since moving to England to Stoke City from FC Dallas in January. He's notched only one Capital One Cup appearance this season on top of two substitute appearance for Stoke in the Premier League at the end of last season.

Desperate to impress to earn a ticket to Brazil with the United States next summer, he's been angling for a move that would bring more playing time.

David Moyes denies Man Utd are vulnerable

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has rejected suggestions from Stoke boss Mark Hughes that the champions are vulnerable. He told his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's game against the Potters: "That might be Mark's opinion. "He's entitled to that but we'll wait and see. "There's only two months of the season gone and [.

Manchester United Projected EPL Lineup Against Stoke City

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Manchester United have struggled all season to get the results that they are accustomed to getting in the league, in Europe and most of all in front of their fans.

With only 11 goals scored in the English Premier League in total this season so far and only 11 points out of 24 to show for their efforts, the Red Devils and David Moyes are under the gun to start getting things going in the right direction.

Why Tony Pulis Is The Right Man to Replace Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace Manager

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If I was Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish, there's only one man I would be considering to replace Ian Holloway. Tony Pulis has to be the perfect fit for the club.

The Eagles are currently 19thin the Premier League with only 3 points off their first 8 games. That solitary win came against fellow strugglers Sunderland at home.

English Premier League

A Race that never ends

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Chris Hughton's dismissal from Norwich City yesterday was the ninth sacking in the Premier League this season.

Eight of the twenty teams have fired their managers since the campaign began last August, Fulham have pulled the trigger twice (on Martin Jol and Rene Meulensteen) and the result is a tableau of carnage with only six clubs employing the same coach they had in 2012.

Tough test ahead for United

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Away from the transfer deadline day shenanigans, ITK Twitter accounts and the dreaded "Sky Sport sources" line, for Manchester United and David Moyes there's the small matter of a second Premier League game in four days to deal with.

Having finally got back to winning ways against Cardiff on Tuesday night, United travel to the Britannia, which, while it clearly isn't the fortress the press have spent the last five years harping on about, remains a hotbed for dire football, generally windy and unpleasant days and, more importantly, some of the worst fans the Premier League has ever seen.

Here we go! Another massive week for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea!

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Time to focus on the Football club and the players that remain here now as we have yet another massive week ahead of us.

This afternoon we take on Stoke City in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Stamford Bridge, followed by the visit of struggling West Ham United on Wednesday and then our biggest game of season the following Monday night at Manchester City - both games in the Premier League.


40 Years Ago: #QPR Knock #Chelsea Out of the FA Cup...Club-Fans Meeting #QPR1st Report...2 Yrs Today: Mark Hughes QPR Debut...#QPR's Skapetis Scores Australia Winner....

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-From the 1880s and on! - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives

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-QPR linked in the press to at least five Strikers: Carlton Cole.

Next: #Ipswich-#QPR (Past Programmes)...Two Years Today: Mark Hughes Appointed to Replace Neil Warnock as QPR Manager

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Flashback Two Years

January 11, 2012
1 Man City 20 40 48
2 Man Utd 20 29 45
3 Tottenham 19 16 42
4 Chelsea 20 14 37
5 Arsenal 20 8 36
6 Liverpool 20 6 34
7 Newcastle 20 4 33
8 Stoke 20 -9 29
9 Norwich 20 -5 25
10 Sunderland 20 4 24
11 Everton 19 -2 24
12 Swansea 20 -3 23
13 Aston Villa 20 -4 23
14 Fulham 20 -4 23
15 West Brom 20 -9 22
16 Wolves 20 -14 17
17 QPR 20 -16 17
18 Bolton 20 -18 16
19 Wigan 20 -23 15
- Past QPR-Ipswich Encounters: Old Programmes

- Steve McClaren Named Manager of the Month


- QPR vs Manchester United: 1908 Charity Shield (Bushman Archives)


The Rest

Story Meeting

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No, we are not talking about a sitcom or movie. The folks at Stoke would do well to get their story straight because mere hours after the chairman lied his face off to say 'nothing has been signed' with Juan Agudelo, manager Mark Hughes directly debunked his claim in a press conference.- Greg Seltzer

Pardew – Newcastle Have Tremendous Assets in Background

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We were not at our best in that first half today, but Stoke manager Mark Hughes after the game was stretching it a bit when he said Stoke were well positioned and would have gone on to win the game, if they hadn't had two players sent off just before the break but we [...]

Report: Stoke manager Hughes reveals that Agudelo won’t join in January

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The surprising news earlier this week that Juan Agudelo's work permit application was denied has cost him a chance to join Stoke City in the English Premier League in January.

At his pre-match press conference Stoke manager Mark Hughes confirmed his disappointment with the news, saying that due to the decision, the club will continue their search for a new striker in January.

“We weren’t good enough” – Union bits, local college and youth players excel, playoff updates, more

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Zac and Mac on where the Union fell short. Local college and youth players coming up big. Playoff news. More news.