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Old boy Danny Higginbothan delivers his verdict on Stoke City survival chances Higginbotham, the Sky Sports pundit who was part of the Stoke team who defied the odds to become an established top-flight outfit under Tony Pulis, reckons they will be hard-pressed to stay up with just seven games to go. He told Sky Sports Daily: "They are in huge trouble.

Stoke City fans' inquest Part One on Pieters, Adam and survival chances Here, in the first of a two-part Q and A, we tested the temperature among fans by seeking the views of: Phillipa Hopwood from Tunstall, Rob Doolan from Clayton, Lee Lycett from Audley, Lee Wagstaff from Manchester, Marc Espley from Fenton and Paul Ruane from Trentham.

The Beest, Bertie and Rooster raise a toast to Stoke City's Class of '92 Supporters were back on their feet soon after for a standing ovation by way of a tribute for their late team-mate Paul Ware.

Stoke City pinning hopes on injured duo returning "We tried everything we could to win the game and he felt somebody could have come on and given a little bit more because of his calf." Shaqiri is among a clutch of Stoke players already being linked in the gossip columns with moves out of the club in the summer.

Stoke City player ‘isn’t thrilled’ with opportunity offered to him Yet to be capped for France despite playing for their U21s seven times, Giannelli Imbula was invited to play for DR Congo this international break by Constant Omari, the country's FA president.

Aston Villa should consider moving for Stoke City's Ibrahim Afellay Aston Villa would be smart to make a bid for Stoke City's Ibrahim Afellay, if he is available on a free transfer. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Stoke City are set to release Ibrahim Afellay at the end of the season, and that could make him an appealing option for Aston Villa.

Real Betis join race to sign Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri? Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Real Betis. Shaqiri is nearing the end of his third year with the Potters, and the Swiss international has gone on to score 14 goals in 77 appearances in the Premier League.

Stoke City team selection could hit trust between manager and players I always acknowledge that the manager will know his players better than the rest of us after working close up and all week with them.

Adam must 'show his mental strength' during Stoke's relegation fight Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam was sent off just 30 minutes into the 2-1 home defeat to Everton last weekend in the Premier League after clattering into Wayne Rooney.

Southampton Plotting Bid for Stoke Star if Saints Survive Relegation Battle New Southampton boss Mark Hughes is reportedly planning a raid of his former club Stoke City and has set his sights on the Potters' star winger, Xherdan Shaqiri. According to the ​Daily Star, Hughes has remained a big fan of the Swiss international and aims to make his his first summer signing as the Saints manager.

Do they mean us? Fans have their say on the home of Stoke City FC All football fans like to have a say on the state of rivals grounds. On Tripadvisor, it seems home supporters also like to "big-up" their own stadium. So what are they saying about the bet365 Stadium, the home of Stoke City?

Potters prepare to part ways with midfielder The Netherlands international midfielder has not appeared for the Potters since December 30 when he started the 5-0 defeat at Chelsea. Signed by ex-Stoke boss Mark Hughes in July 2015 from Greek outfit Olympiakos, Afellay started 24 Premier League matches and scored two goals in his first season at the club.

Southampton Plotting Bid for Stoke Star Xherdan Shaqiri if the Saints Survive Relegation Battle New Southampton boss Mark Hughes is reportedly planning a raid of his former club Stoke City and has set his sights on the Potters' star winger, Xherdan Shaqiri. According to the Daily Star, Hughes has remained a big fan of the Swiss international and aims to make his his first summer signing as the Saints manager.

"I'm not here to chase after him" – National boss reveals Stoke City player refused call up Giannelli Imbula has once again turned down the chance to represent the Congo national side. The Stoke City owned player isn’t having the best of loan seasons at Toulouse with now countless French articles explaining what a flop he’s been.

Stoke City number one lagging behind Joe Hart says England great He thinks Butland and Jordan Pickford, who plays for England in Holland this evening, are still lagging behind Hart on quality and experience. "I think Jack will play the Italian game," said Seaman, "but I think the pecking order, I don't think that's Joe out of it.

Crystal Palace make generous offer to supporters for Stoke City clash Crystal Palace are offering supporters free coach travel for the final away game of the season at Stoke City. The Eagles are set to make the trip to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, May 5, with the game currently due to kick off at 3pm.

Taylor feels Lambert has the experience to help Stoke The Potters currently sit in 19th position and are three points adrift of safety, with just eight matches remaining, as they look to avoid dropping into the Championship after a 10-year stint in the top flight.

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.

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