Mark Hughes

Stoke City

Premier League Manager of the Season Nominees

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There may still be six games to go for most teams in the Premier League but the league table is shaping up fairly clearly for the first time this season. Chelsea look to have a tight grip on the title, as they have for the majority of the season.

Watch Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes claimed his side had had a penalty wrongly given against them and been denied a clear one themselves in their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

After Mame Biram Diouf's close-range finish had put the Potters a goal up early on in the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium, they suffered what Hughes deemed the first injustice when Palace equalized in the 41st minute.

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes claimed his side had had a penalty wrongly given against them and been denied a clear one themselves in their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

After Mame Biram Diouf's close-range finish had put the Potters a goal up early on in the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium, they suffered what Hughes deemed the first injustice when Palace equalized in the 41st minute.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Hull City

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The Britannia Stadium will be the host for Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and Hull City.

When the Tigers took on the Potters earlier this season, the tie ended in a 1-1 draw at Kingston upon Hull.

This Just In: Frank Lampard Is A Thoroughly Good Egg

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By Chris Wright

Here's a little snippet from last night's game between Manchester City and Stokethat we think is definitely worthy of a mention.

We were completely unaware, but when 17-year-old Oliver Shenton came on for Stoke in the 94th minute he was doing so just two days after the funeral of his mother, Mandy, who sadly passed away last week after losing her 15-year fight against breast cancer.

Thug Tactics

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After yesterdays game, and also from our last game against Stoke, it's got me thinking about the dynamics of certain types of tactics. Intimidation and violent play now seem to be a part of the English game. We all talk about the English game being a physical one, but there is physical and there is violent.

German International Defender Philipp Wollscheid Joins Stoke City on Loan

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes has completed his first signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Germany international Philipp Wollscheid.

The 25-year-old center-back has joined the Potters on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The twice-capped defender currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen, although had spent the first few months of the current campaign on loan with Mainz.

German International Defender Philipp Wollscheid Joins Stoke City on Loan

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes has completed his first signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Germany international Philipp Wollscheid.

The 25-year-old center-back has joined the Potters on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The twice-capped defender currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen, although had spent the first few months of the current campaign on loan with Mainz.

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Manchester United

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Manchester United make a trip to The Britannia Stadium as Louis van Gaal's men face Stoke City in the Premier League clash scheduled between the two sides on New Year's Day.

The 20-times English champions are unbeaten in the last nine league matches, which has seen them register seven wins.

Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United were held to a draw for a second consecutive away game as Louis van Gaal cried fatigue in a 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

United had less than 48 hours rest between Boxing Day and their trip to White Hart Lane so the Dutch manager may be relieved that his players have had three days off to prepare for their trip to Stoke City.

I would not be surprised if Chelsea win everything this season, says Stoke boss Mark Hughes

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Stoke Manager Mark Hughes Expecting Quiet January Transfer Window

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue.

Both 33-year-old striker Crouch scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer.

Stoke Manager Mark Hughes Expecting Quiet January Transfer Window

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue.

Both 33-year-old striker Crouch scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer.

Neil Warnock Keeps Mark Hughes Feud Simmering

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Neil Warnock has criticized Stoke for "time-wasting from the start" in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in a withering jibe at old foe Mark Hughes.

Warnock was left frustrated Palace failed to claim victory in a dismal Premier League draw, with Peter Crouch's tap-in quickly canceling out James McArthur's first Eagles goal.

Neil Warnock Keeps Mark Hughes Feud Simmering

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Neil Warnock has criticized Stoke for "time-wasting from the start" in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in a withering jibe at old foe Mark Hughes.

Warnock was left frustrated Palace failed to claim victory in a dismal Premier League draw, with Peter Crouch's tap-in quickly canceling out James McArthur's first Eagles goal.

Man Utd are out of the title race, says Stoke manager Mark Hughes

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Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes Confident of Riding Storm

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes believes the club can cope with the injuries that are beginning to pile up.

Midfielders Steve Sidwell and Glenn Whelan are the latest to join the casualty list that also includes Victor Moses (thigh), Robert Huth (calf), Peter Odemwingie (knee) and Dionatan Teixeira (broken foot).

Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes Confident of Riding Storm

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes believes the club can cope with the injuries that are beginning to pile up.

Midfielders Steve Sidwell and Glenn Whelan are the latest to join the casualty list that also includes Victor Moses (thigh), Robert Huth (calf), Peter Odemwingie (knee) and Dionatan Teixeira (broken foot).

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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By DAN KARELL

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.

The Rest

Union passes on Re-entry draft, Preseason in Clearwater announced, Garcia report to be released, more

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The Union passed on making a selection in Thursday's Re-entry Draft. Preseason Union schedule in Clearwater released. FIFA votes to release Garcia investigation report. More.

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Stoke

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It wasn't pretty by any stretch of imagination. In fact it was dire for large spells of the game and the last 120 seconds were downright frightening, but Manchester United have a fourth consecutive win under their belt after beating Stoke 2-1 and more reasons to be confident ahead of two testing fixtures.

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.