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Stoke City Sign Kit Deal with Warrior

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English Premier League side Stoke City FC will join the likes of Liverpool FC and [...]

GIF It: Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey scores against Stoke

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If you put Aaron Ramsey in your fantasy football team at the start of the season, you're laughing right now. The Arsenal midfielder can't stop scoring right now and it took him just five minutes to find the net against Stoke today. That sent the Gunners on their way to a 3-1 win over the [...]

Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini wary of Stoke’s aerial threat

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is getting into the swing of Premier League stereotypes by claiming he is concerned about Stoke's aerial threat ahead of today's match. The Chilean's side face the Potters at the Britannia Stadium today. City have looked vulnerable from set-pieces this season, so Pellegrini seems to be in no doubt as [.

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Nearly a month after suffering a knee injury that initially looked to threaten his season, Brek Shea made his Stoke City return on Wednesday.

Shea started for the Potters in their 3-1 victory over Walsall in the Capital One Cup, starting and playing 45 minutes in the match played at Britannia Stadium.

Stoke target Manchester City striker John Guidetti

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a £5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.

Crystal Palace tweet message of support for opponents Stoke City

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Crystal Palace are going to have a tough enough challenge staying in the Premier League this season even without their official Twitter account cheering on the opposition. Yet that's exactly what happened for yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Stoke. The person manning the Eagles' account had clearly copied and pasted the Stoke line-up from a Potters [.

Stoke City sign New England Revolution striker Juan Agudelo

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Stoke have agreed a deal to sign USA international Juan Agudelo but he won't join them until January. The New England Revolution star will move to the Potteries when his current deal expires. The 20-year-old, capped 17 times by his country, will officially become a Stoke player on January 1. Potters boss Mark Hughes [.

Video: Pay-to-play Macclesfield fan nearly scores against Stoke

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And when we say 'nearly scores' we mean 'flings himself in the general direction of a cross'. Macclesfield Town supporter Jomes Gorfin became the first person to take advantage of the club's pay-to-play initiative. The 40-year-old stumped up £10,000 to train with the first-team squad for a week ahead of a substitute appearance against the [.

Mark Hughes asks for patience as he adapts Stoke’s playing style

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New Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has asked supporters for patience as he attempts to get the team playing a different style of football. The brand of football deployed by previous boss Tony Pulis was criticised by opposition managers, most notably Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and often by the Britannia Stadium faithful, too.

Stoke join Everton, West Brom and Newcastle United in race for Man City’s Scott Sinclair

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Stoke City have joined the host of Premier League clubs battling for Scott Sinclair's signature. Potters boss Mark Hughes wants to raid his former club Manchester City for the 24-year-old winger. Everton, West Brom and Newcastle have already emerged as potential destinations for the £6m-rated former Swansea man.

Stoke City 2013/14 adidas Home Kit

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English Premier League regular Stoke City FC have unveiled their 2013/14 adidas home kit. In [...]

Mark Hughes appointed as Stoke City manager

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Stoke fans hoping that the departure of former manager Tony Pulis might lead to a more exciting brand of football being played at the Britannia Stadium have been hit by the news that Mark Hughes has been appointed as their new boss. Hughes will be officially unveiled as the new Potters manager at 11am this [.

Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic announces he wants to go to Liverpool

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Asmir Begovic has confirmed he wants to follow manager Tony Pulis through the door at Stoke City. Following Pulis' exit, the goalkeeper has gone public to announce that he intends to move to Liverpool this summer. He said: "I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool." The Bosnian has [.

Stoke City 2013/14 adidas Away Kit

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Stoke City FC unveiled their 2013/14 adidas kit at their End of Season Awards Dinner [...]

Peter Crouch’s poor form down to lost teeth, says Stoke City boss Tony Pulis

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Stoke striker Peter Crouch's toothless performances in front of goal are because he has three less teeth than at the start of the season. That's according to Potters boss Tony Pulis. He reckons the 6ft 7in striker's collision with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini last November is the cause of his loss of form.

Saturday EPL Rewind: Villa trounce Stoke; Arsenal top West Brom; and more

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Aston Villa were able to overcome a late equalizer from Stoke City this afternoon, and move three points clear of the relegation zone, after a late surge led the Villans to a 3-1 win over The Potters.

Stoke entered the match on simply atrocious form, having won only once in their previous 12 league matches, and the Potters now find themselves in the midst of a relegation battle.

Video: Newcastle’s Steven Taylor puts off Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor can claim an 'assist' of sorts for Yohan Cabaye's free-kick against Stoke yesterday. Taylor had some fund trying to distract Begovic from his efforts to line-up the Potters' wall by stalking him across the goal-line blocking his view. And the plan worked as Cabaye curled in the equaliser in a 2-1 [.

Talking Brek Shea With The Stoke City Potters

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Brek Shea, here for the USMNT....(photo credit: Matt Mathai)

(Report: Via Taylor Twellman on Twitter, FC Dallas and Stoke City are near completion on a transfer deal for Texan Brek Shea valued at somwhere around $3.5M)

Welcome to the Jurgen Klinsmann England football factory.

Instant redemption: Jon Walters manages to find the right net to send Stoke to the FA Cup fourth round

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After an unimaginably poor performance at the weekend, including two own goals and a missed penalty, Stoke striker Jonathan Walters managed to score two again last night. Luckily this time they were in the right end! The Potters hitman made amends from his Chelsea disaster to help book his side a home tie against Premier [.

GIF It: Jon Walters’ overhead volley into his own face (Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea)

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Stoke City's Jon Walters had a bit of a nightmare against Chelsea yesterday. Not only did he score half of the Blues' goals in a 4-0 defeat for the Potters, he also managed to miss a penalty. But his embarrassing afternoon started with the excellent attempted overhead cross, which he volleyed into his face, Chris [.

Man Utd 4-2 Stoke – Rooney To The Rescue As Potters Push United At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester United Stoke City Premier League 20th October 2012

Wayne Rooney netted three goals in his sides' home clash on Saturday afternoon, although one of those did come in the shape of an own-goal. That own-goal, on 11 minutes, opened the scoring for the Potters who, courtesy of some excellent play from Charlie Adam, held their own for periods of the game.

Liverpool v Stoke: Potters never won in 49 games at Anfield

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Liverpool v Stoke: Potters never won in 49 games at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are 1.5 with Betfred and Paddy Power to beat Stoke at Anfield, and the stats are firmly in their favour.

Stoke have never won away in the top flight against the Reds in 49 attempts (W0 D10 L39) the most winless games by one team at the home of another in top flight history.

Stoke Match Programme Awards Potters Hard-Earned (And Entirely Fictional) Point Against Chelsea

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By Chris Wright

You may remember that Stoke lost 1-0 to Chelsea last weekend thanks to Ashley Cole popping up and dinking one over Asmir Begovic in the 86th minute, though it would appear that the bods responsible for The Potters' matchday programme seem to remember there still being time for a late, late equaliser.

Stoke 2-0 Swansea – Crouch Shoots Down Swans As Potters Finally Get A Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 2-0 Swansea City Premier League 29th September 2012

Peter Crouch was the goal-hero for Stoke on Saturday, with the gangly former England man netting a first-half brace to inflict a third straight defeat on Swansea.

Michael Laudrup's side started the season well but seem to have lost their mojo, with their backline looking particularly shaky.

Remember the last time Stoke City new boy Michael Owen couldn’t stop scoring at the Britannia Stadium?

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Michael Owen is set to make his Stoke debut at home to Manchester City on Saturday. Goals are unlikely to come as easily as last time he put in a decent shift at the Brit, but at least he won't have Neville Southall to contend with this time. The Potters' stadium was the setting for [...]

Michael Owen Left To Unveil Himself At Stoke (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Having been tacked into Stoke's 25-man Premier League squad after getting the top brass' permission yesterday, here's little Mickey Owen doing the honours and unveiling himself at the club's Clayton Woods complex before his first training session for the Potters.

Arsenal boss relishes Liverpool test

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This Sunday's trip to Anfield represents the most difficult challenge for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal but the Frenchman is still looking forward to playing a Liverpool side that is likely to seek all three points.

Both clubs have yet to win following their first two Premier League matches, with the Gunners drawing goalless against both Sunderland and Stoke City.

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GIF It: Man Utd suffer 2-1 defeat at Stoke

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Manchester United have suffered another Premier League defeat after losing 2-1 at Stoke this afternoon. A Charlie Adam brace secured victory for the Potters. He opened the scoring with the deflected free-kick above. The slightest of consolations for United was Juan Mata combining with Robin Van Persie to score the equaliser.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas hopes to be rewarded with Arsenal slip-up

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Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas is hoping his side will be rewarded for their late winner against Stoke with a slip-up from north London rivals Arsenal. After seeing his side beat the Potters, Villas Boas was hoping that the Gunners will drop points against either Wigan or Newcastle in their final two games of the [.

Spotlight on Geoff Cameron

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Geoff Cameron continued to solidify his starting role with new club Stoke City, playing 90 minutes in the Potters' 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

It has been a whirlwind few months, and an unforgettable year for the 27-year old, who has made the transition to the English Premier League, as well as the U.

Strong American influence on deadline day

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With only hours left in the transfer window, U.S. international Clint Dempsey finally got his wish as Fulham agreed to a deal with Tottenham on a £6 million move. The deal came after a few agonizing weeks saw Dempsey consistently rumored in moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, among others.

The 29-year-old American's desire to move to Anfield fell through today after a £4 million offer from the Reds was outbid by Aston Villa.

Edu completes three-year deal with Stoke, awaits work permit for eligibility

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Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is officially complete.

Edu signed a three-year deal with Stoke Thursday, and the club has been given the green light by the English FA to finalize his work permit that will make him eligible for selection. According to the club's official website, it is unlikely that will be completed ahead of this weekend's match against Wigan Athletic, meaning that Edu will debut for the club following the international break.


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It may not have been a dream performance, but for the first time in five months Brek Shea can say he played in a competitive game.

Three weeks removed from having made the move from FC Dallas to Stoke City, Shea made his debut for Premiership club in a 1-0 loss to Fulham on Saturday.

Change of scenery has Edu back in the USMNT mix

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MIAMI When Maurice Edu switched addresses from Stoke City to Bursaspor last month, the hope was that he would find consistent playing time after failing to do so with the Potters.

In his first few weeks with the Turkish club, Edu has gotten just what he asked for and more.


Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits diving against Stoke, says Manchester United control the media

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Luis Suarez has admitted he dived to try and win a penalty against Stoke in October. The spot-kick was not awarded and the match ended 0-0, but Potters boss Tony Pulis called for retrospective action to be taken against the Liverpool striker. He's now admitted that he did dive. The Uruguayan said: "I don't listen [.

Adam Explains Reds Exit

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Newly signed Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed that he left Liverpool to play regular first-team football.
The 26-year-old joined the Potters in a £4million deal on Friday after realizing that he did not fit into the playing style professed by new manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

Potters Bid For Adam

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Sky Sports sources understand Stoke have tabled a £4million bid for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam.
Adam has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since joining from Blackpool last summer and looks unlikely to be part of manager Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans this season.
The 26-year-old, who cost the Reds a reported £6.

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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If Geoff Cameron and Stoke City are going to advance out of the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend, they will need to avoid a repeat performance of their first match of the new year.

Stoke City and Manchester City are set to do battle at Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and the Potters will be aiming to eliminate the Premiership heavyweights while avenging the 3-0 loss they suffered back on Jan.

Chelsea v Stoke - Live Game Discussion

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Chelsea host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge (K.O 3.00pm), the Potters will prove to be a tough physical test for the Blues today.

This is the place to talk about all the goings on during the game as it happens!

Feel free to vent your frustrations or express your jubilation towards incidents in the match.

League Cup: Swindon shock Stoke at the Britannia in a thriller, 4-3

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James Collins scored a hat trick at the impregnable fortress, the Britannia stadium which saw Arsenal labour to a scoreless draw over the weekend. Seven goals were scored, three in extra time, as Stoke came back twice to level. Collins had the last answer in the 118th minute right after Peter Crouch equalized for the Potters.