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 [...]
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [.
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 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Stoke City have seen off competition from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid to sign highly-rated Belgian youngster Julien Ngoy. After a short trial with the Potters, manager Mark Hughes has snapped up the 15-year-old despite interest from some big-name rivals. Although the deal was wrapped up two weeks ago, Stoke have [.
Stoke City, 9 letters . Mark Hughes, 9 letters. One would think a match made in heaven. What is the significance of the number 9? According to Chinese belief the number 9 represents attainment and success; on a personal level it signifies leadership.
Only .... as the eagle eyed geniuses who read AA will have spotted Mark Hughes has 10 letters and the number 10 signifies a cheating, spiteful, ignorant, charmless man (thank you, Morrissey)
Those who regularly read my posts will know my feeling towards both these entities I have written many Stoke PM's and all have the same theme.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 [...]
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.
Soon after he announced his decision to retire, I was asked to compile my best XI of the Ferguson era. Of course these things are entirely subjective and possibly pointless but that doesn't stop them being quite good fun. It was an easier task than I'd anticipated and, after due consideration, I went for Schmeichel in goal, a back four of Neville, Ferdinand, Stam and Irwin, a midfield comprising Ronaldo, Keane, Scholes and Giggs then Cantona and Van Nistelrooy up front.