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A selection of the latest SCFC news and blog posts.
Middlesbrough v Stoke City Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Middlesbrough and Stoke City.
Nathan Jones evaluates Tony Pulis legacy at Stoke City Jones goes face-to-face with Pulis for the first time in management tomorrow afternoon when Stoke travel north to face a Middlesbrough side re-igniting his play-off ambitions. Jones, who knows his Stoke history, says: "Tony is probably one of the most successful managers here, along with Lou Macari.
Give the man a chance at Stoke City Liam Lawrence tells BBC listeners Lawrence told BBC Radio Stoke listeners this evening: "Obviously it's been a tough couple of weeks for the club and Nathan Jones personally with the results and the reaction of some supporters, but we need to give the man time after inheriting what he has.
Nathan Jones drops heavy hint he will recruit players for diamond formation at Stoke City The Stoke City manager built his free-scoring yet solid success at Luton Town using a 4-4-2 formation a narrow midfield and athletic full-backs who influence both ends. He tried it out straight away when he took over in January but, as he assessed the best system to suit the squad he inherited, it has been put on the backburner.
Stoke City legend: Our debt to Tony Pulis and the similarities to Nathan Jones Delap will always be grateful for his old manager's role in launching his love affair with Stoke City after he signed him from Sunderland in 2006 - and then saw him break his leg in a couple of places in only his second game. "After speaking to him the first time," Delap recalls, "I was in no doubt that I wanted to come.
Stoke City player reacts to today's big managerial departure Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says that he is "very disappointed" to see that Scotland manager Alex McLeish has been sacked by the SFA, and suggested that his current teammate Darren Fletcher could have a part to play in the new setup.
Stoke City looking to offload player for €10m, need help from his agent Sabah report Stoke City are not looking to loan Badou Ndiaye back to Galatasaray next season as they are planning to sell him to a Chinese or Saudi Arabian club. The Senegalese midfielder joined Galatasaray on a loan deal from Stoke City last summer and the Turkish club were hoping they could take him back on a temporary basis for next season.
Stoke City fans have job suggestion for Tony Pulis Stoke fans bump into old boss Tony Pulis once again at Middlesbrough tomorrow, but what kind of reception do you think he should get off visiting supporters?
Charlie Adam tips Stoke City teammate for coaching role with Scotland as Alex McLeish exits Under-21s manager Scot Gemmill has been installed as early favourite to get the job, followed by David Moyes and Steve Clarke. Former Stoke boss Paul Lambert, now at Ipswich Town, is 20/1. Adam wrote on Twitter: "Very disappointed to see Alex go as manager.
Bruno Martins Indi in unusual praise for Stoke City fans - but has mixed messages about future I am convinced that a good carpenter is needed somewhere at the highest level." Explaining his decision not to leave after relegation last summer, Martins Indi said: "I had signed with Stoke City for five years, but in my first season I got seriously injured and the club were relegated.
Tony Pulis: Stoke City is a special game for me Tony Pulis admits that playing Stoke City is still special for him as he gears up for tomorrows big Good Friday clash at The Riverside. Pulis, unbeaten in all 14 games against Stoke since leaving the club to manage Crystal Palace, West Brom and now Middlesbrough, has paid tribute to his old chairman ahead of tomorrow's game.
Stoke City player on not banging ‘fist on table’ for exit – Now may be different Voetbal International are excellent at interviews. They travel around Europe to speak to Dutch footballers playing outside the country, and often produce the most interesting reads. This time they’ve spoken to Bruno Martins Indi. The Dutchman signed for Stoke City in the summer 2016 transfer window, originally on loan from FC Porto.
Tony Pulis groans about injury crisis ahead of Stoke City clash Former Stoke City boss welcomes old club to crucial game for Middlesbrough.
Injury-hit Middlesbrough in serious job to get back four on pitch v Stoke City Pulis goes up against old club Stoke City tomorrow having already lost George Friend for the run-in - and, report Gazette Live, 'a serious job to get a back four or five on the pitch' against the Potters.
Stoke City's third most expensive player linked with 10m euro summer exit to China or Saudi Arabia WebAslan, with a passing mention of Ndiaye's agent William D'Avila, suggest that Stoke "will not rent him out again" in 2019/20 - but instead will look to get a fee of 10m euros or more from a club in China or Saudi Arabia.
Every Championship team's market value ranked: from £115m Stoke City to £7m Rotherham With more than 12 million supporters lining out to watch their teams last season and average attendances in excess of 20,000, the Championship is one of the best-supported leagues in world football and it shows in the quality on the field.
Stoke City news and transfer gossip LIVE! Manager's vision, key dates, top performers Nathan Jones is preparing Stoke City for Good Friday challenge at Middlesbrough.
'He's been foolish…' - Football ban for Stoke City yob, 23, who threw broken seat and bottle on pitch Stoke City fan Thomas Raketic has been hit with a three-year football banning order after he threw seating and a bottle towards the pitch in the Potteries derby. The 23-year-old was one of more than 50 supporters arrested at the Checkatrade Trophy match between Port Vale and Stoke City under 21s at Vale Park, Burslem, on December 4.
Tough decisions have to be made, says Stoke City boss Sometimes tough decisions and changes have to be made." It should be going to be an interesting summer. Or… it must be an interesting summer. That's the view of Robbie Earle in this week's column. Stoke might finish this season ensconced in mid-table but so were Leeds United and Norwich City last year - and Ipswich Town for that matter.
This will be a difficult but crucial summer for Stoke City It will be a difficult but crucial summer. If Stoke start next season well, the momentum can build quickly and it will feel like a new era, a bright new dawn. The players, the fans and everyone else will want to be part of it and it can snowball. It Stoke don't start the season well, on the back of their recent problems… it will be difficult.
No Leeds United or Norwich City players in the Championship's top 10 English players - but Stoke City youth team graduate makes the cut Stats boffins take an objective view to who is the best in second tier.
Stoke City dates for your diary 2019/20 as EFL confirms fixture release date and key events Key dates for next season have been announced this afternoon.
Stoke City boss takes criticism on the chin with a message to non-believers Nathan Jones insists he can take criticism and dissent on the chin and remains unshakeable in his belief he can take Stoke City back to the Premier League. Jones had his toughest few days in the job with an away defeat at Swansea followed by collapse at home to draw with Rotherham, which ended with boos at full-time.
A riveting 10 minutes with Nathan Jones as he vows to solve root of Stoke City problem "We are going to do certain things in the summer that we hope resolve things we have here - and then hit the ground running. "That's why work started in January and not in June because in June I wouldn't have had the hindsight of being able to evaluate everything.
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