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Mark Hughes

FA Cup misery could be a blessing says under-fire Hughes

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London (AFP) – Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed his side’s embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry City could be a blessing in disguise, even though it left him in severe danger of the sack.

Hughes’ 200th game in charge of Stoke could prove to be his last after Jack Grimmer’s second half strike gave fourth tier Coventry a 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

FA Cup misery could be a blessing says under-fire Hughes

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London (AFP) – Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed his side’s embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry City could be a blessing in disguise, even though it left him in severe danger of the sack.

Hughes’ 200th game in charge of Stoke could prove to be his last after Jack Grimmer’s second half strike gave fourth tier Coventry a 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Stoke, no longer The Orcs?

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I admit it they don't play hoofball any more, they have players who can pass a ball and others who are highly skilled, but they are still Stoke and the stands at The Britannia are still packed with Neanderthals and Orcs.

Even the obnoxious Sparky Hughes has mellowed, though not to the extent where one would want him to meet the family.

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.

English Premier League

Arsenal (Emirates)

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Sunday 11th January 2015 16.00
Premier League
Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0 HT: 2-0 Att: 59,956 Ent: £36.50 Prog £3
Koscielny 6 Sanchez 33, 49

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Arsenal (Emirates)

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Sunday 11th January 2015 16.00
Premier League
Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0 HT: 2-0 Att: 59,956 Ent: £36.50 Prog £3
Koscielny 6 Sanchez 33, 49

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Spurs sharpshooter Kane prays a corner has been turned

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane hopes the 5-1 victory over Stoke on Saturday is proof his side are back to their best after going four matches without a league win.

Kane, whose brace on Saturday took his tally to 50 goals for the calendar year, will get a quick response as Spurs host Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday.

This player should wave goodbye to Stoke; would be great for Aston Villa, Leeds or Middlesbrough

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is is ready to offer a new contract to Peter Crouch.

In the words of The Courteeners – what took you so long?

The former England striker is Stoke’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions, despite spending much of the season warming the bench.

4-3-3 v Stoke: Guardiola without these 3 top class Man City stars for vital PL game; Predictions, Team News & Possible Lineups

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Manchester City vs Stoke City
English Premier League 2017/18
14th October, 15:00 pm BST
Etihad, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Stoke City live on NBC Sports (US)

Manchester City vs Stoke City Preview

Manchester City host Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend and the home team will be looking to extend their fine run of form with another win.

Manchester United held as Choupo-Moting scores double for Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ended Manchester United’s perfect start to the Premier League season as his first two goals for Stoke secured a 2-2 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side on Saturday.

Choupo-Moting gave Stoke the lead before grabbing the crucial equaliser after Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku had put United ahead.

Manchester City rout Reds, Manchester United held by Stoke

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London (AFP) – Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record after a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s boot as he raced out to head the ball away, with the Liverpool winger dismissed for the clash late in the first half at Eastlands.

Manchester City rout Reds, Manchester United held by Stoke

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London (AFP) – Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record after a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s boot as he raced out to head the ball away, with the Liverpool winger dismissed for the clash late in the first half at Eastlands.

Manchester City rout Reds, Mancehster United held by Stoke

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London (AFP) – Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record after a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s boot as he raced out to head the ball away, with the Liverpool winger dismissed for the clash late in the first half at Eastlands.

Manchester City rout Reds, Mancehster United held by Stoke

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London (AFP) – Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record after a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s boot as he raced out to head the ball away, with the Liverpool winger dismissed for the clash late in the first half at Eastlands.

4-2-3-1: How Manchester United should line up vs Stoke

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The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and leaders Manchester United are at Stoke City in Saturday's evening game. Jose Mourinho will be looking to make it four wins from four to start the 2017-18 campaign after... Continue Reading →

Stoke City FC 2017/18 Macron Third Kit

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In the hunt for their first points of the new Barclays Premier League season when they meet Arsenal at the Britannia on Saturday, Stoke City Football Club have released a 2017/18 third kit from Macron. The Potters' new change kit uses the same polo collared Macron design as their 17/18 away jersey. It features a [.

Stoke City FC 2017/18 Macron Home and Away Kits

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Stoke City Football Club today revealed their 2017/18 home and away kits from Italian sportswear firm Macron. The Potters will debut their new look home uniform when they face Arsenal FC at the bet365 stadium in Barclays Premier League action on May 13th. The Stoke City 2017/18 home kit uses a new shirt design from [.

Cahill from zero to hero as Chelsea down Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gary Cahill kept Chelsea’s title charge on track as the defender’s 87th-minute winner gave the Premier League leaders a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Stoke on Saturday.

Willian’s cheeky free-kick put Chelsea ahead in the 13th minute but Stoke equalised when Jonathan Walters converted a penalty conceded by Cahill seven minutes before half-time.

Stoke City 2016/17 Macron Home and Away Kits

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Stoke City FC have recently signed a five-year deal with Macron after two years with [...]

Arsenal to use top 3 pressure to perform and prove doubters wrong?

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Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger could be forgiven for thinking that Stoke are determined to cause the Gunners problems this season. It was back in mid January when Arsenal travelled to the Potteries to face Mark Hughes´ side looking to get back to the top of the table after drawing with Liverpool. As it happened [.

Comfortable Win Over Stoke For Reds

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Liverpool manged to put four past Stoke on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp fielded a somewhat weakened side with one eye firmly on the second leg of his team's Europa League quarter final with Borussia Dortmund.
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Unfortunately I didn't see the game so this post will be very thin on the ground with just a few talking points I picked up from the full highlights.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Stoke

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After a brilliant performance against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening the Reds must feel like they can take on anyone at the moment but Stoke are famously hard to break down, can Klopp get the win at Anfield on Sunday?

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4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Klopp to field weakened Liverpool lineup, 4 first team stars out; Streaming info & Possible teams

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Liverpool vs Stoke City
English Premier League
10th April 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool take on Stoke City at Anfield this Sunday and Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways after dropping five points in their last two Premier League games.

4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Hiddink's weak Chelsea starting lineup after 5 injuries; Streaming info and possible lineup

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Chelsea will look to build on their good run of form under Guus Hiddink with a win against Stoke City later today.

The Blues have been beaten twice by Mark Hughes’ side already this season and they will be keen to avenge that. Meanwhile, Stoke City have picked up some momentum after a series of defeats and will be looking to continue their impressive run of form against the Premier League champions.

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‘He Sprinted 70 Yards Then Went Over With Fatigue’ – David Moyes Trials Brave New Excuse For Manuel Lanzini’s Obvious Dive Against Stoke

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David Moyes has trialled a daring new excuse for the blatant and obvious dive that set West Ham on course to a 3-0 away win over Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After kick-off was delayed for about an hour due to a mass power outage in the local area, the Hammers were up and running by the 19th minute when Mark Noble stuck away an ill-gotten penalty.

Arsenal: Gunners Stumble At Stoke As Jesé Nabs Debut Goal (Video)

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Despite dominating their Saturday clash with Stoke, Arsenal came away from the bet365 Stadium with nothing after Jesé's second-half goal separated the two sides.

Arsenal had a number of opportunites to take the lead in the first-half, only for a mix of poor finishing and superb goalkeeping from Jack Butland to keep the visitors at bay.

Official: Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez On Loan, Add To Impressive Haul Of Ex-Champions League Winners (Photo)

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In what surely must be the first recorded interaction between the two sides, Stoke City have signed Jese Rodriguez from PSG.

The 24-year-old forward moves to the Potters on a season-long loan having passed his medical on Tuesday...

We all need a bit of inspiration halfway through the working week.

Stoke City: Mark Hughes All But Confirms Saido Berahino Served Eight-Week Drug Ban During Prolonged West Brom Hiatus

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has all-but confirmed that Saido Berahino served a drug ban during his prolonged period of inactivity at former club West Brom.

Matt Lawton in the Daily Mail had earlier broken the story that Berahino tested positive for a recreational substance after undergoing an "out-of-competition test in September.

Man Utd: Wayne Rooney Becomes Red Devils’ Top-Scorer After Injury Time Equaliser v Stoke (Video)

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Wayne Rooney netted a record-breaking 250th goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils secured a last-gasp point against Stoke on Saturday.

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Stoke looked headed for a third straight win in the league, courtesy of a Juan Mata own-goal.

However, in injury time, England captain Rooney curled home a superb free-kick to rescue a point for Jose Mourinho's side,

That dramatic equaliser saw Rooney net his 250th goal for United, one more than Bobby Charlton to go top of United's list of all-time top goalscorers.

Tottenham Keep Pressure On Leicester With Perfect, Effervescent 4-0 Win Over Stoke (Photos & Highlights)

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Tottenham kept the squeeze on Leicester at the top of the Premier League with an important win over Stoke City in the Monday night match.

Spurs hit their opponents with wave after wave of fast, fluid counter-attacks as Stoke's defences eventually disintegrated under the strain.

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Spurs whittled the Foxes' lead back down to five points with an effervescent 4-0 rompat the Britannia the fun beginning in the 9th minute when Harry Kane tucked away an absolute pearler from the corner of the box to open the scoring.

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Audley

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Wednesay 17th May 2013 18.30
Pre-season Friendly

Audley 0 Knutsford 1 HT: 0-0 Att: 70 headcount

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Redgate Clayton

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Wednesday 15th May 2013 18.45
Staffordshire County Senior League Premier

Redgate Clayton 0 Hanley Town 1
ht: 0-0 Att: 199 headcount Free No prog Coffee £0.70 Everard's Tiger

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Wolstanton United

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Wednesday 8th May 2013 18.45
Staffordshire County Senior League Premier
Wolstanton United 5 Florence 2 HT: 2-2 Att: 15 headcount Free no prog coffee £0.60 (they do progs for Saturday games)

fromBradwell Community Centre



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Arsenal

Time for a Change

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Just a quickie...

Last weekend's 15 minute collapse was horribly painful and worse, a return to the type of loss of control we have seen over the past few seasons.

But

Everything changed in one moment and it was a moment out of control of anyone in an Arsenal shirt. I write of the cheating Watford player and the awful refereeing decision made by Swarbrick.

Stoke v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal make the tough trip to Stoke City this afternoon to take on Mark Hughes side at the Bet365 Stadium. The home side lost 1-0 to Everton last week thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal, and will be keen to kick-off their home campaign with at least a point, but I'm sure they won't be [...]

Arsenal confirmed team to take on Stoke! Three changes made

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Arsenal have announced their team to take on Stoke City today, in what has to be a must-win encounter if they are to make the Champions League places. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limped off the pitch on Wednesday and unfortunately misses out, while Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs lose their starting places.

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Huddersfield Defender Mathias Jorgensen Offers To Buy Christmas Drink For Every Fan Travelling To Festive Fixture Against Southampton

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Having arrived from Copenhagen in the summer, Mathias Jorgensen has obviously taken a shine to life at Huddersfield and, as such, is keen to give a little back this Christmas.

Indeed, the centre-half, who is nicknamed Zanka (a reference to 'Cool Runnings', apparently!

Record Low Attendances And Persistent Rule-Bending Add Up To Another Standard Night Of EFL Trophy Calamity

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Tuesday proved to be another calamitous evening in the Checkatrade EFL Trophy, with record low attendances and general undermining of the competition proving rife once again.

According to BBC Sport, Northampton drew their lowest ever gate to Sixfields, with just 762 fans turning out for their game against West Ham's development team.