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A selection of the latest SCFC news and blog posts.
Stoke City working hard to lift Charlie Adam off the floor Charlie Adam is needing help from the club's staff to get over the double blow of missing his penalty against Brighton and being red carded last weekend against Everton. But assistant boss Stuart Taylor is confident he has the strength of character to pick his chin off the flloor and possibly play a future role in Stoke's fight for survival.
Stoke City news: Erik Pieters fined £70,000 for partying the night before Everton game Stoke City defender Erik Pieters has been fined £70,000 by his club after it emerged he was at a nightclub on the eve of his side's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Everton. Pieters was due to start at the back for the Potters against Sam Allardyce's side, but was dropped after the club learned he was in a nightclub the evening before.
Celtic should make move for Ibrahim Afellay, if he's released by Stoke City Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side will be looking to make additions to their squad in the summer. According to the Telegraph, Stoke City are set to release Ibrahim Afellay at the end of the season and that should put Celtic on alert.
Revealed! The inside story of Stoke's defeat to Bolton which cost Port Vale promotion "So we did and then there was Bolton away, Burnley at home left. "I think ultimately by Bolton beating us they forced Vale out of the top two. But we had done it, we had worked hard. We had done our job." It was probably the height of the Potteries derby, with Macari and John Rudge locking horns five times that season.
Report: Erik Pieters fined two weeks' wages for breaking curfew Premier League strugglers Stoke City have fined left-back Erik Pieters two weeks' wages for breaking a club curfew, according to a report. The 29-year-old is alleged to have visited a Manchester nightclub the night before the Potters' 2-1 loss to Everton last weekend.
Stoke City star stuck at home after World Cup snub by Panini Jack Butland has been axed from England's World Cup squad… by Panini. The football sticker giant today launched its 2018 World Cup album, but there is no place for the Stoke City stopper. Instead, Joe Hart and Jordan Pickford get the nod from the Panini selectors.
Southampton set sights on Stoke star As per a report from the Daily Star this afternoon, Southampton will make a move for Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, as long as the Saints avoid relegation. Shaqiri, a 26-year-old Swiss international, has been on the books of Stoke since 2015, when he made the move to the Bet365 Stadium from Italian giants Inter Milan.
All change as Stoke City see home fixture against Burnley moved back a day Stoke City's last but one home game of the season has been pushed back a day, but this time television is not too blame. The Potters will now play Burnley at the bet365 Stadium on Sunday, April 22, kicking off at 1.30pm.
Erik Pieters says sorry to Stoke City for curfew break Erik Pieters has apologised for breaking a curfew by hitting a night club the evening before Stoke's crucial clash with Everton last weekend. Pieters was dropped from the game as punishment and has since been fined the maximum two weeks' wages.
Premier League announces rearranged fixtures The Premier League has moved to reveal the new kickoff times for fixtures which needed to be rearrange due to FA Cup and potential European commitments. Eleven matches have either been updated or added to the schedule between April 17 and April 29, starting with Tottenham Hotspur's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Southampton: Let's stop with the links to Stoke City players Granted, there is a chance he could stay on, but these rumours of summer dealings have emerged despite the fact that Hughes is only contracted to the Saints until the end of the campaign.
Southampton boss Mark Hughes keen on Xherdan Shaqiri reunion? Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri has emerged as a potential summer transfer target for Southampton. Shaqiri arrived in English football in 2015 and 14 goals have been netted in 77 Premier League appearances during his time at the bet365 Stadium, but the Potters are currently trying to retain their place in the top flight.
Pieters disciplined for breaching pre-Everton curfew Press Association Sport is reporting that the Potters have taken action after the Dutch left-back was pictured with his wife at the launch night of Club Arvina in Hale on Friday evening, less than 24 hours before the Potters' crunch clash with the Toffees at the bet365 Stadium.
Golden Goal Part 6: Yaya Toure Lifelong suffering fan TOM JACKSON recalls the goal that brought Man City their all-important first silverware of the Sheik Mansour-era. Cup finals days are always tense for the fans but for the 25,000 Manchester City fans in attendance at Wembley, and surely any blue watching at home or in the pubs, the nerves were palpable.
Stoke fine Pieters over nightclub picture with his TV star wife The 29-year-old Holland defender was dropped for the match after breaking a curfew set by manager Paul Lambert by attending a VIP launch party in Hale with his wife Nermina Pieters-Mekic.
Liverpool 'eye Ramadan Sobhi move' Liverpool are reportedly considering a surprise move for Stoke City attacker Ramadan Sobhi. Stoke paid £5m to sign Sobhi from Al Ahly in January 2016, and the attacker has scored three times in 41 appearances for the Potters in all competitions.
Mark Hughes eyeing £20million Stoke ace Xherdan Shaqiri this summer MARK HUGHES would love to make Xherdan Shaqiri his first big signing for Southampton, according to reports. Hughes signed the Swiss star for Stoke City in 2015 from Inter Milan and the Daily Star says he rates the attacking midfielder very highly. Seven goals this season for the under-performing Potters underline Shaqiri's value.
How fans can watch Stoke City 25th anniversary re-union Macari will be joined by the majority of his players from the memorable title-winning campaign of 1992/93 when his team went unbeaten for 25 league games en route to finishing top of what now is League One with a record 93 points.
Paper Talk: Sanchez to be ditched as Man Utd, Real discuss incredible swap; Saints chase £20m Stoke star Real Madrid are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez a route out of Manchester United, while Southampton are plotting a £20m swoop on Stoke, according to Thursday's newspapers. Manchester United are hatching a plan to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford - and will show the door to January flop Alexis Sanchez if they can.
Southampton linked with two Stoke City midfielders The only certainties in life: death, taxes, and a football manager getting linked to the signing of some of his old players from his previous club. Former Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has only been at Southampton for a matter of days, but the Saints are already being linked to some of Sparky's old players from the Potters.
Stoke City hit curfew-breaker Erik Pieters with £70,000 fine Erik Pieters has reportedly been fined two weeks' wages - around £70,000 - for defying a club curfew to attend a celebrity VIP event with his reality TV star wife. The Dutch defender was photographed at last Friday's opening of Hale nightspot Club Arvina with his model wife Nermina Pieters-Mekic.
Stoke: Where Blockhouse Park, crime and the Post Office is on everyone's lips From improving Blockhouse Park, to switching on the CCTV to make people feel safer, we took a trip to Stoke Village itself to meet those working and living there, to find out what they want from their local councillors. Steve is a well-known face in Stoke Village, as landlord of the Stoke Inn.
Former boss targeting summer raid for Potters star Hughes was the man to bring the Swiss international to the Premier League when the Potters snapped him up from Inter Milan three years ago and a reunion could be on the cards.
Southampton news: Hughes to plunder Stoke with £20m Xherdan Shaqiri deal Southampton manager Hughes is a massive admirer of the Swiss star and would love to make him his first big summer signing. If Stoke are relegated then Shaqiri will want out but he is not short of admirers both at home and abroad. Hughes' bargaining base is absolutely dependant on him making sure he keeps Saints in the top flight too.
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