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Sheffield United 1 Stoke City 1: Story of the Game - as it happened Sheffield United were denied a win that would have sent them top of the league by Joe Allen’s late free-kick for Stoke City.

'Sheffield United will challenge for promotion this season' predicts Stoke City boss Gary Rowett Stoke City boss Gary Rowett believes Sheffield United will challenge for promotion to the Premier League this season.

Chris Wilder pleased with Blades' display in Stoke draw Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was pleased with his side's performance but disappointed with the result in the 1-1 draw against Stoke. An 87th-minute free-kick from Joe Allen levelled for the visitors after Leon Clarke had broken the deadlock for the Blades.

Result: Sheffield United held at home as Joe Allen strikes late Wales international Allen struck a great free-kick that went under the wall and beat Henderson at his near post to grab the Potters a point.

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder admits Stoke City 'dodged a bullet' as Gary Rowett showers praise on The Blades Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, insisted Stoke City had "dodged a bullet" after snatching a draw at Bramall Lane tonight.

Sheffield United 1-1 Stoke: Joe Allen nets late equaliser RICHARD GIBSON AT BRAMALL LANE: Joe Allen’s late free-kick earned Stoke a point they barely deserved and prevented Sheffield United taking over at the top of the Championship.

Sheffield United 1, Stoke City 1 fans' view - 'I'd feel robbed if I was a Blades fan' A lacklustre Stoke City snatch equaliser in final few minutes to draw at Sheffield United.

Sheffield United 1 Stoke City 1: Clarke off the mark but Blades are denied at the end WITH A definite nip in the Sheffield air indicating winter is on the way, the scene seemed set for Leon Clarke. It was just after the big coats had been dug out of the wardrobe last year that the Sheffield United striker's season exploded into life.

Sheffield United 1 Stoke City 1: Relieved Gary Rowett delighted with late point Rowett, who watched from the stands after serving a one-match touchline ban, said: "I think after about 70 minutes if you'd seen a manager throwing himself off the gantry it would have been me. "It was a new experience and probably helps you make better decisions substituion wise because you've got a better view.

Sheffield United 1 Stoke City 1: James Shield's Match Report from Bramall Lane If the Championship rankings had lulled them into a false sense of security, the size of the task Sheffield United were facing became clear when the teams were announced.

Championship roundup: Joe Allen denies Blades return to top spot Sheffield United missed out on the chance to return to the top as the result of an 88th-minute Joe Allen free-kick that earned Stoke a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United 1, Stoke City 1: It's nearly Joe 90 to the rescue as Allen grabs late point Sheffield United 1, Stoke City 1. Clarke ; Allen. Gary Rowett insisted he didn't swear on Saturday to earn last night's banishment to the stands - but he will have let rip with a few good-natured expletives when Joe Allen tied the scores late in the day here at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United Preview vs Stoke City Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder could make changes after his side fell to a 2-1 defeat by Derby on Saturday. Defender George Baldock is available again after missing out at the weekend through illness. Stoke City defender Cuco Martina is likely to miss out after picking up a knock in Saturday's home defeat by Birmingham.

SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAM NEWS: Blades make one change for Stoke City clash - Leon Clarke in, Billy Sharp out Sheffield United have made one change to their side for tonight's clash with Stoke City at Bramall Lane.

Heavy defeat to Stoke leaves disappointed Canaries U23s with ‘lots to work on’ Matt Gill admits Norwich City Under-23s need to go back to the drawing board after a heavy loss away to Stoke inflicted a third successive defeat on the young Canaries.

Sheffield United v Stoke City: Matchday Live from Bramall Lane - as it happens Sheffield United will look to put Saturday's defeat at Derby County behind them tonight when they face Stoke City.

Liverpool decision explained as Sheffield United handed Stoke City boost; West Brom suffer triple blow - Championship talk The latest news and gossip from around the Championship.

Sheffield United v Stoke City: Where to put your money if you are a Potters fan Stoke are long-shots to win at Bramall Lane tonight but upset odds the last time they played away from home at Norwich City.

Blow for Stoke City as punishment for key figure confirmed Stoke City boss Gary Rowett will serve a one-match touchline ban against Sheffield United tonight after he was sent off against Birmingham on Saturday. The Potters manager was furious that a late handball from a Blues defender wasn't spotted by referee Roger East, who sent Rowett off after his complaints.

Touchline ban for Stoke boss Gary Rowett Stoke manager Gary Rowett has been handed a one-match touchline ban after accepting a misconduct charge, the Football Association has announced.

This is Stoke boss Gary Rowett's punishment after his Birmingham City sending off Rowett was dismissed during Blues' 1-0 victory over the Potters.

Stoke City boss banished to the stands tonight after accepting FA touchline ban and fine Gary Rowett was charged with misconduct for comments he made during weekend defeat by Birmingham City.

Stoke boss Rowett handed touchline ban Stoke boss Gary Rowett will be banned from the touchline for tonight's Championship match at Sheffield United after admitting a misconduct charge.

Stoke boss Gary Rowett banned and fined after admitting FA misconduct charge Stoke boss Gary Rowett has been banned for one match after admitting an FA misconduct charge for abusive / improper language during the game against Birmingham. Rowett was also handed a £2,000 fine for the incident that happened during the 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham on October 20.

Kilkenny United WFC hosting Stoke City's International Soccer Camp Kilkenny United are hosting Stoke City's international soccer camp, bringing Premier League coaches to youngsters in Kilkenny next weekend.

3 potential Gary Rowett replacements if Peter Coates axes him at Stoke City When Stoke City were relegated from the Premier League last season, many fans would have predicted them for an immediate return to the top-flight at the first time of asking. But this outcome is looking more and more unlikely each week as a run of poor results have seen Gary Rowett's side drop to 17th in the Championship table.

The story behind Stoke City's record-breaking transfer and an iconic photograph Stoke City played their first recorded match 150 years ago this month and, since that day, the Sentinel has been there to cover the club with reporters and photographers.

Stoke City boss charged by FA but could be on touchline for Sheffield United clash Gary Rowett has been charged with using abusive, insulting or improper language or behaviour by the FA, but could be on the touchline at Sheffield United this evening. The charge relates to comments the Stoke City boss is alleged to have made to referee Roger East during Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Birmingham City.

Book review - Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall and Major St. John Trevelyan Hits you like a battering ram, 'Scoundrels' is NOT for the feint hearted or the PC brigade. It is like classic Tom Sharpe meets Monty Python, with a dash of Fifty Shades. Based on the memoirs of two retired majors they recall their initiation into the Scoundrels club.

Ghanaian prodigy Gabriel Kyeremateng on target for Stoke City in heavy win over Norwich City German-born of Ghanaian descent Gabriel Kyeremateng climbed off the bench to net for Stoke City as they smashed Norwich City 7-2 in the Premier League 2 on Monday evening. The budding hitman replaced Tyrese Campbell in the 46th minute after his side had already put four goal pass Norwich City.

Stoke City u23s 7, Norwich City u23s 2: Young Potters run riot against stunned Canaries Seven different scorers as Stoke City youngsters record their biggest win in Premier League 2.

Sheffield United v Stoke City: Who to boo, who to buy and prediction Stoke exacted sweet revenge on Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson after he likened them to the old Wimbledon when taking three points from the Potteries a month earlier.

Sheffield United v Stoke City: Blades crave results, not respect SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder has reinforced his "points not plaudits" mantra after being forced to endure one of his biggest bugbears in management over the weekend. The Blades blew the opportunity to return to the summit of the Championship by losing 2-1 to Derby County.

Results and position unacceptable admits Stoke City chief Gary Rowett Sheffield United lost top spot after losing at Derby on Saturday evening and Rowett says their creative use of three centre backs will pose a fascinating test he has confronted before.

George Baldock set for Sheffield United return Sheffield United will welcome back George Baldock for the visit of Stoke.

Sheffield United vs Stoke preview: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football Sheffield United will welcome back George Baldock for the visit of Stoke. Baldock missed Saturday's defeat at Derby with illness, but is now fit and healthy and will challenge for a place in the squad. Kean Bryan, who has a minor injury, is the only absentee as Chris Wilder boasts a full squad.

Gary Rowett provides frustrating Stoke City update ahead of Sheffield United clash Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has revealed that the Potters could be without several players as they face a tough trip to Sheffield United tomorrow. When speaking to the club's media, the former Birmingham boss provided an update on Peter Etebo, Mame Diouf, Sam Clucas and Cuco Martina - and it's not good news on the quartet.

Stoke City figure facing blow after latest FA development Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has been charged by the FA after he was sent off during the 1-0 defeat at home to Birmingham on Saturday. The former Blues boss was livid that his side weren't awarded a penalty after a strike from Joe Allen hit the arm of the opposition player.

Lou Macari: Stoke City fans must get used to these kicks in the teeth But that's the Championship for you and Stoke fans just have to get used to travelling a bumpy road this season, if they haven't already. Living with such inconsistency is infuriating, but there is the consolation of knowing that the same goes for just about every other club in the Championship.

Gary Rowett: Stoke City manager charged by Football Association Stoke City manager Gary Rowett is charged by the Football Association after he was sent off in the defeat by Birmingham.

Sheffield United v Stoke City Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Sheffield United and Stoke City.

Stoke boss Gary Rowett lands FA charge Stoke boss Gary Rowetthas been charged with using abusive, insulting or improper language or behaviour by the Football Association.

Stoke City boss ready to direct operations from the stands at Sheffield United Gary Rowett is bracing himself for a touchline ban and having to watch tomorrow's game at Sheffield United from the stands. It will be the first ban he has ever served as a manager and was understandably keeping quiet about any nods, winks or twitches he might have by way of communicating with his bench.

Stoke boss Gary Rowett charged for conduct during Birmingham defeat Stoke City manager Gary Rowett has been charged over his alleged actions following Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Birmingham. The 44-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Roger East on Saturday after Stoke had two penalty appeals turned down.

Stoke City injury latest, the threat posed by Sheffield United and why the Potters slipped up again at home Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has been meeting the media ahead of tomorrow night's trip to high-flying Sheffield United. The pressure is on for the Potters again after their unexpected and frustrating defeat by Midland rivals Birmingham City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Sheffield United Team News: George Baldock in contention for Stoke City clash after overcoming illness that kept him out of Derby County game George Baldock is in contention for Sheffield United’s squad to face Stoke City at Bramall Lane tomorrow after overcoming the illness that kept him out of Saturday’s defeat at Derby County.

The Stoke City XI we expect Gary Rowett to field v Sheffield Utd tomorrow Gary Rowett will be desperate for his Stoke City side to put on a positive showing when they travel to Bramall Lane on Tuesday night to face high-flying Sheffield United. The Potters are far from high-flying after playing 13 games in the Championship since their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Three-way tie as fans rate Stoke City players who lost to Birmingham A late second-half goal consigned Stoke City to a 1-0 home defeat to Midland rivals Birmingham City.

Stoke City comment on the lack of trust players are giving us and one another There isn't a single Stoke City fan out there who could honestly rule out the possibility of Stoke heading to Sheffield United, a team top of the table going into last weekend, and returning with all three points.

"I'm Frustrated Too" "We Were Awful Again" - These Stoke Fans Aren't Buying The Excuses On Saturday, Stoke City slipped to their fifth defeat of the 2018/19 Championship campaign as we suffered defeat at the hands of manager Gary Rowett's former club Birmingham City.

At Least One Stoke Man Had A Reasonable MotM Showing Against His Former Club Stoke City had another weekend to forget last Saturday as we hosted Birmingham City at the Bet365 Stadium.

At Least It Wasn't Wigan Or Blackburn - Some Stoke Fans Desperately Search For Some Positives With Stoke City going down 1-0 to Birmingham City at the weekend at the Bet365 Stadium, plenty of fans have been airing their frustrations in the days since.

Dozens of fed-up residents call for restrictions to BAN Stoke City fans from parking on their estate Residents in the Beeches estate in Mount Pleasant fear ambulances or fire engines will not be able to reach their homes due to Potters supporters double parking on their narrow residential roads. They are also believe that inconsiderate parking is making the estate more dangerous for pedestrians, especially children.

Birmingham City fans praised by Stoke faithful as pundit has praise for 'immense' Blues man The latest BCFC news and views from BirminghamLive.

The beast of the bet365 will return if there is something to shout about at Stoke City Unpicking a defence as well drilled as the Blues' one was is difficult at the best of times, but when your front four lack movement off the ball and there is no urgency in the passing then there isn't going to be much chance of you being able to do it.

We can beat anyone in this division insists Gary Rowett But boss desperate to see greater consistency for 95 minutes in wake of damaging defeat.

Garry Monk explains the key ingredients behind Birmingham City's win at Stoke The Birmingham City boss is a happy manager this evening.

Stoke City 0 Birmingham City 1 Final word on too much caginess giving Rowett's men the Blues Stoke City 0, Birmingham City 1. Adams. You do worry on weekends like this that Stoke City could become a Birmingham City. A club still backed by an admirable hardcore support, certainly judging by their turnout on Saturday, but one with star names a thing of the past after some half-a-dozen seasons outside the big time.

'We dominated' Stoke boss Gary Rowett on Birmingham City's win and his red card Rowett was dismissed by Roger East as Stoke lost to Blues.

'Absolutely superb' What Stoke City fans and neutrals were saying about Birmingham City's support Stoke and Blues fans both class. #scfc #bcfc. Dale : Buzzing for Birmingham winning at Stoke today. Deserve a bit of success after everything the last few years, look a good outfit under Monk. Huge fan of both Adams and Jota. Luke Thoday : Birmingham have some of the most underrated fans in the championship absolute class.

Robert Huth on his love for Tony Pulis and taking a disastrous first throw in, aged 25 Stoke City hero recalls fitting in at right-back.

A month for Stoke City to put up or… what? And now they're tasked with translating it in a tough set of fixtures: Sheffield United and Bristol City away, Middlesbrough at home, a trip to Nottingham Forest. This is a month when we'll find out a lot. Stoke have slowly been moulded into a team playing a different style of football and the improvements of recent weeks should not be forgotten.

'More excuses' 'Not the right man' - These Stoke City fans are quickly losing patience with Gary Rowett after another defeat Birmingham City heaped more misery on Stoke City and Gary Rowett as they beat the Potters 1-0 at the Bet365 stadium on Saturday. The defeat means Rowett's side slipped down into 17th with the manager left seething that his side were not awarded at least one penalty and saw red for his protestations.

Alan Pardew re-assesses West Brom's taxi-stealing incident he reckons derailed survival plans The momentum disappeared. We had just got momentum and we lost it with that incident. "The senior players involved were a big, core part of my team. There were some players in the group who thought I probably should have dropped them and others who probably thought I shouldn't.

Stoke City didn't really create any chances until Charlie Adam came off the bench Our post-match Stoke City fans’ panel reviews a frustrating afternoon against Birmingham.

Birmingham players admit Stoke should have had late penalty Stoke City can curse Roger East as much as they want - but they still should have done more to find a way past Birmingham, admits captain Ryan Woods. Stoke couldn't convert possession into clear cut opportunities and were made to pay when Che Adams broke the deadlock on a counter-attack with just nine minutes remaining.

Two tactical tweaks that could have helped Stoke City turn tables on Birmingham Players have got to start finding resolutions themselves during matches, says Mike Pejic.

Garry Monk: Stoke have best squad in Championship… we deserved our luck Birmingham City boss claims he didn’t see penalty appeals.

Sheffield United: 'We'll look to put it right against Stoke City' says John Fleck after 2-1 defeat at Derby County John Fleck says Sheffield United will look to make amends for their defeat at Derby County this evening when they face Stoke City on Tuesday night at Bramall Lane.

EFL: Macclesfield end winless run and crowds flock to Championship grounds Macclesfield ending a near seven-year wait for an EFL victory are among the five things you may have missed on Saturday.

Ashley Williams reckons Stoke City should have had at least five penalties before losing to Birmingham Stoke City were beaten by a late Che Adams goal at the bet365 Stadium this afternoon and next face Sheffiled United.

Stoke City fans: This was frustrating but it wasn't another Wigan or Blackburn Stoke City were beaten by a late Che Adams goal at the bet365 Stadium this afternoon.

Gary Rowett questions decision to send him off Gary Rowett insisted Stoke should have had a late penalty and questioned referee Roger East's decision to send him off in the closing stages of a 1-0 defeat to his former club Birmingham. Che Adams struck a late winner for the visitors as Rowett was beaten by his former side for the first time since his departure as Blues boss in 2016.

Stoke City 0, Birmingham City 1: We were robbed on one penalty shouts insists Gary Rowett Stoke boss also miffed after being sent to the stands.

Stoke City 0, Birmingham 1: Underwhelming Potters rated after home defeat Stoke City have plenty of possession but are sunk by second-half break-away goal.

Gary Rowett haunted by former side as Birmingham win at Stoke Gary Rowett lost to former club Birmingham for the first time as the Blues secured a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Stoke.

Stoke City 0 Birmingham City 1 REPORT Che Adams wins it for Blues as Gary Rowett is sent off Connor Mahoney was his first start in the Championship for Blues, coming in for Jacques Maghoma following the latter's involvement with DR Congo in the international break. What followed was a predictably tight first half which ended goalless but not without incident.

Result: Gary Rowett haunted by former side as Birmingham win at Stoke Gary Rowett lost to former club Birmingham for the first time as the Blues secured a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Stoke. The 28,160 fans at the bet365 Stadium - Stoke's highest attendance in the second tier for 56 years - produced an excellent atmosphere, but it was the 3,000 in the away end who went home happiest after Che Adams' late winner.

Stoke City 0 Birmingham City 1: 90 second verdict on dismal day at bet365 Stoke City 0, Birmingham City 1. Adams. Stoke were the victims of a good old fashioned smash-and-grab, but the less forgiving will say they only had themselves to blame. Could they have shown more ambition and risk earlier in the game when chasing its first goal.

Stoke City v Birmingham City LIVE goal alerts and match action from the Bet365 Stadium BCFC head north to the Potteries to take on a familiar face today.

22-year-old Stoke City star insists he hasn't made a mistake following summer move Stoke City midfielder Peter Etebo has been slowly making his presence known for the Potters this season. The Nigerian, who enjoyed a good World Cup this summer over in Russia, moved to Stoke despite interest from other clubs, with some questions asked over his decision to make a move to a club what were set to play in the Championship.

Stoke City set to recorded highest league crowd outside top flight for 55 years Visit of Birmingham City with sell-out away support has bumped attendance over 28,000.

Young midfield star insists joining Stoke City was not a mistake "It wasn't a mistake. I took the decision and I'm happy with it." Etebo looks certain to take his place in the Stoke midfield this afternoon after being recalled for the win at Norwich City last time out. He made way for Bojan the last time Stoke were at home, for the 2-0 midweek victory over Bolton.

Stoke City fans have to hate someone - like Leeds United You have to laugh at the whole business of love, hate and being a Stoke City supporter. Driven by tribalism and the herd instinct, the ritual detestation of some opposing clubs and players is a rather nasty business - but all football fans are more than capable of changing their tune.

You voted on Ricardo Fuller's best Premier League goal - and the great man agrees We asked you to vote for your favourite Ricardo Fuller goal in the Premier League earlier this week and you went for his strike against Aston Villa in August 2008. Great minds think alike because that's also the great man's favourite too.

Making online GP consultations a reality in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partners of Together We're Better, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, are working to make GP online consultations a reality across the patch, offering alternative options to patients and carers, whilst saving time and money in general practice.

Everything Gary Rowett said about Birmingham City ahead of Stoke clash Stoke City manager Rowett comes up against Monk's BCFC for the first time on Saturday.

Stoke City v Birmingham City: Who to boo, who to buy and prediction The cup tie that simply refused to die as Stoke blew a 3-1 lead by conceding in the 85th and 90th minutes against a Birmingham side reduced to 10 men in the 45th minute.

Credit due to Stoke City coaches and player himself for the Saido Bera-naissance Stoke City fans' panel previews home match against Birmingham City.

Ashley Williams looking like his old self for club and country Stoke City defender's form is delaying Ryan Shawcross comeback.

Stoke City v Birmingham City: Big away following will see a draw predicts Blue Nose reporter Blues fans loving Garry after once feting Gary.

Jason Lowe comments on Stephen Ireland's start at Bolton Wanderers after Stoke City release Former Stoke City ace Stephen Ireland recently signed for Bolton Wanderers. Bolton Wanderers' Jason Lowe says he has been impressed by recent new signing Stephen Ireland after he joined the club following his summer release from Stoke City. "He is a top guy and willing to do the work.

Ryan Woods on that fan chant, Liam Lawrence and why it's taken 15 years to make a 30-mile journey to Stoke City His captain that season was Liam Lawrence. Woods said: "He was brilliant for me to play alongside someone who had played in the Premier League and played for big clubs like Stoke. I learned a lot from him.

Mike Pejic: Why I'd keep Bojan under wraps Stoke have arguably the strongest bench in the entire Championship and in games like this it's the quality and variety of those options among the subs that can tilt a game your way. Birmingham have conceded 12 in 12 and drawn eight of those dozen games, so as I say, the stats speak for themselves about the kind of game in store.

Tribute to former Stoke City and Birmingham defender Geoff Scott planned as two clubs meet at bet365 Stadium Stoke only conceded 31 times in 42 matches - but promotion was only sealed on the final day thanks to a late winner by Paul Richardson, after Scott had kept them level with a clearance off the line at the other end. There were 14,000 Stoke fans at Meadow Lane and they swamped the pitch to celebrate a return to the big time.

My Birmingham City connections no great advantage insists Stoke City boss Gary Rowett idly wondered if he'd ever be sacked - shortly before getting the bullett.

We asked for your wonderful Stoke City memorabilia and you delivered everything from Sergei Shtaniuk's sock tie to Stan Matthews' lawnmower! Welcome to a Stoke City museum of curiosities, with exhibits ranging from an Ashes-style obituary for Tottenham Hostpur to Sergei Shtaniuk's sock tie, a Boothen End crush barrier to Stanley Matthews' lawnmower.

Stoke City v Birmingham City Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Gary Rowett's Stoke City and his old club Birmingham City.

'Didn't enjoy the football, but we owe him' - rival fans deliver their verdict on Stoke City boss Didn't enjoy the football, but we owe him, simple. Bill Parsons: Just another club for him. No loyalty. Douglas Miller: Can't fault what he achieved. Did an amazing job with the little he had. I'm sure a lot of fans can respect that. Martin Callus: Did a great job and took an average group of players as far as he could.

'Yes, Gary Rowett' - Is there one thing that should be concerning Stoke fans right now? The verdict Stoke City head back into action following the international break with manager Gary Rowett hoping his side can make it three wins on the bounce when they entertain Birmingham City at the bet365 Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

'They'll frustrate Stoke' - Predicting Birmingham City's battle with a familiar face Birmingham City travel to Stoke City on Saturday and here's what we think will happen.

Match of the Week - Hartlepool Utd v Kidsgrove Athletic Start of a regular feature, choosing a match that is a bit different. This weekend Kidsgrove Athletic face an away trip to Hartlepool United in the fourth qualifying round of FA Cup. The winner gets a place in the first round proper - something Kidsgrove have never achieved to date.

Ex-Stoke City star 'tried to attack' former West Brom boss Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors Dave Kitson, often rumoured to be The Secret Footballer, says he still hates the former Potters boss to this day. Kitson was one of Pulis's first signings after the bet365 Stadium outfit won promotion to the Premier League in 2008. StokeonTrentLive reports he arrived from Reading that summer in a record £5.5m deal.

2 reasons why David Prutton's Stoke v Birmingham prediction will be correct The Bet365 Stadium is the venue on Saturday afternoon when Stoke City host Birmingham City in the Championship. Matchday 13 sees the resumption of second-tier football after a two-week break to accommodate the latest round of international fixtures. With those out the way, domestic football takes centre stage once more.

Stoke City comment: Can defenders buy boss time in the transfer market? What Rowett must decide is where to strengthen - if at all - and who to strengthen with. The biggest area of concern right now must be centre half after he eventually felt compelled to make a serious change in the heart of his defence last month by omitting skipper Ryan Shawcross and drafting in summer signing Ashley Williams.

Potters lead the way in Stoke City v Birmingham City stats Stoke and Birmingham City will be meeting for the 100th time in all competitions when they clash at the bet365 Stadium tomorrow. Their first game took place on October 27, 1894, when the Blues were still known as Small Heath, and it ended in a 2-2 draw.

Former Stoke City player Jermaine Pennant REFUSES to take lie detector test on Jeremy Kyle Show following CBB scandal Former model Alice who is from Stoke-on-Trent, appeared on this morning's show along with her husband and admitted how devastated she was watching her husband's flirting antics with Chloe.

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Is This The Turning Point For Stoke Man - These Fans Seem To Think So On loan Everton centre-half Ashley Williams hasn't had the best of starts to life at Stoke City in the season of 2018/19 - but it's fair to say that nobody in defence actually has with our tendency to leak goals to the opposition.

We are ready to lay ghosts to rest says Stoke City boss Gary Rowett is confident that his players are ready to truly begin laying their home ghosts to rest after a turbulent time in front of their own fans. There could be a record crowd for a game at the bet365 outside the Premier League tomorrow against a Birmingham side backed by a sell-out 3,200 following.

The potential selection quandary facing Birmingham City boss Garry Monk at Stoke The club are eight matches unbeaten in the Championship - that is the longest run in the entire division - and tails are up ahead of the trip to Stoke City.

Liam Lawrence: I'd never seen anything like it when James Beattie started shooting Birmingham City coach James Beattie helped save Stoke City from relegation during their first season as a Premier League club.

Jutkiewicz, Jota, Stoke City and Blues' best golfer - Garry Monk's full Birmingham City transcript The best staff player was probably Paul Robinson, Sean Rush would like me to say him but Paul Robinson is the best I've seen on the staff. Gards is good but he didn't play so he could be fully fit to train - we look after them well. There are a few of them who can smack a ball.

How much do these young Stoke City fans love Ryan Woods? This much! The 24-year-old was invited to Westlands Primary School today to officially unveil a new all-weather sports pitch. And he also took time to enjoy a few sporting activities with the children, as well as answer their questions about life as a professional player.

Ryan Woods talks about the brilliant honour to be Stoke City captain - with respect to and from Ryan Shawcross Ryan Woods has spoken of his pride of being Stoke City captain - even if he knows the armband is only on loan from Ryan Shawcross. Late summer signing Woods was made skipper in only his fourth start for the club and says he has received support from stalwart Shawcross, who has dropped to the bench.

Number crunching pleases Stoke City boss ahead of Birmingham City test Gary Rowett has been crunching the numbers during the international break and - by and large - has liked what he's seen. He has learned, for instance, that Stoke are fourth in the Championship form table over the last eight games and have produced the second most passes in the division.

Monk talks up his side's chances ahead of Birmingham's trip to Stoke Garry Monk's Birmingham City face a tough task if they are to maintain their unbeaten run as they travel to Stoke City this weekend, and the Potters are starting to find some good form. Monk's side are unbeaten in eight league matches and travel to the former Premier League side in a good run of form.

Gary Rowett wants 'hot bed atmosphere' for Stoke City and Birmingham bumper crowd Stoke City will welcome their biggest crowd of the season this weekend - and Gary Rowett hopes fans can create a 'hot bed atmosphere' to enjoy a feisty derby. More than 27,000 tickets have been sold so far for Stoke's Championship clash with Birmingham, who are the first visiting team so far to sell out their full 3,000 allocation.

Stoke boss Rowett has 'one or two' niggles to contend with for Birmingham clash Stoke's international players returned without injury, but boss Gary Rowett admits there are 'one or two little knocks' ahead of the home clash with Birmingham.

Butland teams up with Rooney's agent after failing to join Chelsea England goalkeeper Jack Butland is joining forces with the management agency that looks after Wayne Rooney after failing to secure a move to Chelsea in the summer.

Stoke City team up with Royal British Legion to create special pin badge… and here's how you can get one Proceeds will go to help support members of the armed forces. The move has today been welcomed by supporters as the nation prepares to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Garry Monk credited with restoring Birmingham City identity by sacked manager Garry Monk has been credited with restoring Birmingham City's identity. The Blues take on a Stoke City side managed by sacked boss Gary Rowett this weekend. And speaking ahead of the Championship clash, Rowett insisted he had no axe to grind after being shown the door at St Andrews in December 2016 with Birmingham seventh in the table.

How many points will Stoke take from games against Birmingham City, Sheffield United and Bristol City? Stoke City started their October campaign with victories over Bolton and Norwich City and now face Birmingham City.

Stoke City flop Wilfried Bony returns to training hoping to resurrect career "We will have to see how he adapts to that and how he responds to the football load, but he has put in a lot of work to get to this point."

Stoke City v Birmingham City: 'Blues look like they might confound us this season' We speak to Stoke City reporter Martin Spinks for his take on Rowett, Blues and Stoke's defensive problems.

Why success will be a matter of trust for resurgent Stoke City Defender Erik Pieters says there is now greater unity in the Stoke City squad after a difficult start to the season.

Crouch: Arsenal players were in 'sheer horror' coming to face Stoke Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has been describing how terrified Arsenal's players were at visiting the Brittania Stadium during the Tony Pulis era.

We might not need any January signings says Stoke City legend Denis Smith believes his pre-season prediction of a top-six finish for his beloved Stoke City remains healthily on course - and he's quietly confident there will be no need to sign another centre half in January.

Stoke City promotion hero Geoff Scott dies aged 61 Geoff Scott, who helped Stoke City win promotion in one of the club's most exciting seasons, has died at the age of 61. Scott was a fixture in Alan Durban's defence alongside Denis Smith, Mike Doyle and Jackie Marsh when the club won promotion to the top flight in 1979, via a dramatic final day win at Notts County.

Stoke City missed out on signing Argentina World Cup star due to missing passport Carlos Babington could have been a sensation in Stoke's greatest team.

Morrison admits Blues are chasing Villa Birmingham captain Michael Morrison says Garry Monk's side have derby rivals Aston Villa in their sights in the Championship table.

Arsenal-Stoke City linesman was so bad he was awarded a horse's backside It beggars belief." So yes, Stoke were out of the cup and Matthewson was awarded the 'horse's backside' from fans as a symbol of what they made of his performance. Arsenal went on to lose the final to Leeds.

Real Reasons I Signed For Stoke City - Etebo Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has revealed that he decided to move from Spanish side, Las Palmas to Stoke City because he wanted to.

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Who will referee Stoke, Aston Villa, Leeds United and rest of the Championship in their next two games? Stoke City will play Birmingham City on Saturday and Sheffield United next Tuesday.

The stories behind thrashing Arsenal, Chelsea and West Brom and 10 other brilliant Stoke City wins Nerve-janglers and downright hammerings recalled on anniversary of Stoke City's first game.

The Stoke XI dilemmas that'll be bugging Rowett ahead of Birmingham The Championship resumes this weekend after a two-week stoppage to accommodate the international schedule for the UEFA Nations League fixtures.

Manager and fans hail Stoke City man after impressive international display The 34-year-old centre-half has struggled to find his best form for both club and country in recent weeks, but Wales manager Ryan Giggs praised Williams after his side's 1-0 Nations League victory over the Republic of Ireland last night.

Stoke and ex-Rangers star Charlie Adam 'interested' in Dundee role as Dens Park chiefs search for Neil McCann's replacement Last year the Scotland international said he still dreamed of playing for Dundee one day. The 32-year-old was part of his boyhood heroes' youth setup from 1999 to 2003 but they rejected the chance to sign him.

Stoke City transfer gossip: Potters star linked with player / coach role in Scotland Former Liverpool and Rangers star Charlie Adam reported to be interested in Dundee role after Neil McCann sacking.

Time For Stoke Man To Get Some Minutes Under Rowett According To These Fans Whilst most eyes were on the Spain v England international tie on Monday evening, Stoke City's Under 23s were in action against Peterborough in the Premier League Cup competition. We secured a 3-2 victory on the night and 18-year-old striker Tyrese Campbell was the star of the show as he hit a hattrick at Harrison Park.

Welsh duo win battle of the Stokies in Dublin tonight McClean's ability to complete the full 90 minutes, after lasting only 65 minutes on his return to action for Stoke at Norwich 10 days ago, bodes well for his chances of retaining his starting place on Saturday.

Stoke City boss has told Tyrese Campbell what he wants to see to get in first team 18-year-old strikers wants to show more than just goals to make Championship breakthrough.

The story of Stoke City, Real Madrid and a bull that should have been castrated European champions still have a present from Stoke City proudly on display at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

How the Championship should stand: who is in a false high position - and who's too low? Should Leeds United be third? Are Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday in for sharp falls? And Stoke City a steep climb?

Sheffield United v Stoke City: what time is kick off, is it on tv and what are the odds? Kick off at Bramall Lane is at 7.45pm on Tuesday 23 October. Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream? The match is being shown on Sky Sports football on the red button and should be available to on iFollow Audio. How can I follow United v Stoke live?

How close is Tyrese Campbell to Stoke City first team? Three in seven was a decent return but a hat-trick in last night's Premier League Cup win over Peterborough United has got him figures that really catch the eye. One was from close range after a good move and clever run, two were well-taken penalties - the first a Panenka chip, the next blasted inside the post.

The 4 most shocking moments at Stoke City in the last 5 years - Agreed? Stoke City are beginning to hit form in the Championship after a dismal start to the season, following their relegation from the Premier League last term. Gary Rowett's men are unbeaten in three league games and have won their last two, as the former Derby County manager prepares to host former club Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon.

Vote for your favourite Ricardo Fuller goal So in the week they return to the Potteries for Saturday's game at the bet365, we are asking you to vote for your favourite Fuller goal in the Premier League from these three beauties which include that memorable effort against Birmingham. 1) Stoke City 3, Aston Villa 2.

Brum game a big chance to drag back missing Stoke City fans says Martin Smith Bet365 will have its best atmosphere of the season so far.

66-y/o issues interesting message on Stoke City's James McClean Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has handed Stoke City winger James McClean a compliment of sorts ahead of the Nations League clash with Wales this evening. The winger joined Stoke City from West Brom in the summer and has made nine appearances, scoring once.

O'Neill praises commitment to Republic cause of James McClean The midfielder wanted to play in Wales with a broken wrist.

You can tell Stoke City changing room spirit is getting stronger, says coach "You can tell it's getting stronger. I think when you play well and get results it helps and we've got a really good group of players in there who are hungry to be successful. "That's what you want and if you look at the last eight games - apart from some of the goals we have conceded - we have started to play well.

Tyrese Campbell nets hat-trick in front of Stoke City's watching first team coaches Tyrese Campbell scored a hat-trick in front of watching first team coaches to help Stoke City u23s to a win in the Premier League Cup. Stoke beat Matthew Etherington's Peterborough 3-2 at Harrison Park, with Campbell's close range finish added to two penalties for the home win.

'I had to sleep at St Andrew's' - ex-Birmingham City and Stoke City boss relives tough times The man who guided Blues to Wembley glory has mixed memories of his time at the club.

Lou Macari: Time for Stoke City and their fans to show they are horrible hosts once again Too many teams have turned up and taken away the points without having to work too hard ov Lou Macari: Time for Stoke City and their fans to show they are horrible hosts once again er the past 18 months or so.

Stoke Star Switches to Wayne Rooney's Agency as He Targets Premier League Move Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is believed to be desperate to return to the Premier League following the Potters' relegation last season, and he will attempt to realise his ambitions by switching agencies.

'Barcelona would be given a good game by STOKE': Peter Crouch's bizarre Pulis verdict PETER CROUCH believes the Stoke team managed by Tony Pulis would give Barcelona a run for their money.

Ryan Woods leads way in fans' player ratings, but who is top dog amongst the Stoke City old guard? Fans have been rating the Stoke City players after each Championship game this season.

5 players that should be on Stoke City's January transfer wish-list - Agreed? After a torrid start to the season, Stoke City look to be back on track, and are now just three points outside the top six after twelve league outings.

Revealed! Stoke City marked referee ZERO after Liverpool handed title in thrilling finale Incredible documents handed to StokeOnTrentLive as we look back on 150 years since club's first recorded game.

Stoke-on-Trent could bring back trams to city After decades of bus reliance, Stoke-on-Trent could welcome trams back to the city. The reintroduction of trams has the potential to reduce congestion in Stoke-on-Trent. It has been nine decades since trams have taken passengers across the city. Planners hope that a new infrastructure could link up the railway station to the city centre.

Latest Jack Butland news could sway star's Stoke City future Stoke City keeper Jack Butland will look to force a move to the Premier League with a change of agents, according to a report in the Sun. The England goalkeeper is ending his current association with Beswicks Sports and is ready to join Triple S Sports and Entertainment Group, who looked after Wayne Rooney and Angus Gunn.

Jeff Lynne's ELO Birmingham Arena, 13 October 2018 To say I was excited at seeing Jeff Lynne and ELO play his home town of Birmingham would be an understatement! I have only see the Jeff Lynne fronted ELO once back at his comeback gig at Hyde Park in 2014. But first we had a wander around the local area near the Arena which has changed a lot since I was last in Birmingham back in the late 1980's.

Brunei DPMM replace Rene Weber with former Stoke City coach Adrian Pennock Brunei DPMM have appointed Adrian Pennock as head coach for the 2019 Singapore Premier League campaign.

Stoke City will still get a lot better, insists coach Callum Davidson believes Stoke City can still get better as they try to build on their form heading into the international break. Seven points out of nine was a welcome boost for Stoke before a fortnight off and coach Davidson reckons he can see real improvements from the start of the season - and there is still more to come.

Revealed! Stoke's first ever football chant - written 106 years ago in campaign organised by inventor of the modern toilet Stoke City dust off sheet music for historic song to help mark special anniversary.

Stoke City Chairman Admits Regret and Finally Lifts the Lid on Famous Sacking Ball went on to make 72 appearances for his country, and was a Football League First Division champion with ​Everton in the 1969/70 season. Former ​Potters man Carl Beeston claimed he enjoyed playing under Ball, remarking: "Bally was a brilliant bloke.

We need YOU to help us celebrate Stoke City's iconic anniversary This week we want to find the most wonderful or weird to help us commemorate such a special anniversary - even if it is one largely surrounded in mystery. We want YOU to get in touch if you have something unique that helps us tell the story of the club and the passion it has sparked.

Stoke City's mysterious origin story as the club marks 150th anniversary of first recorded game And whatever happened before 1868, we know all about what happened next: a century-and-a-half of joy and love, tears and frustration. Almond would pass on the baton. Born on April 17, 1850 in Westminster, he went on to become a civil engineer in Latin America and died at sea in 1910.

Two summer mistakes Stoke City must get rid of in January Stoke City have experienced a very tricky opening to the Championship season after their relegation from the Premier League. It has been a season of huge inconsistency for the Potters so far twice going at least three games without a win.

Stoke City stats 2018/19: Top scorer, assists, fouls, bookings, red cards, Championship table, fixtures But how do they compare with their Championship rivals? With the help of our Opta widgets, we have ranked players and teams across a hosts of different categories. Take a look…

Stoke City chairman recalls regret about how he sacked manager He said: "Usually I never make a decision after a match, but we were so bad that I asked the Wigan chairman if there was a room available where I could speak to Alan.

The blood, gut and snot of Stoke City in the 1990s laid out in unapologetically nostalgic new book Anyone picking up the book will know most of the stories - relegations, promotion, old ground, new ground, nutmeg at Anfield, kit man in fancy dress, fierce local derbies and the rest - so the key is in the telling and James embraces the amusing, morose and unusual.

Leeds United Put Down Marker Against Stoke City - Former White Follow @insidefutbolFormer Leeds United defender Ben Parker believes the win over Stoke City on the first day of the season was a real statement of intent by Marcelo Bielsa. Leeds got rid of Paul Heckingbottom in the summer and gambled on appointing much heralded and mercurial Argentine coach Bielsa as their new boss.

Robin Sainty: Norwich City resurgence feels like the real thing this time While last Saturday proved a bridge too far for a City team which lacked nothing in effort but couldn't quite scale the heights of previous performances the progress that has been made over the last three weeks was rightly recognised by the home fans.

Why watching Stoke City Ladies has won me over to the women's game The ladies have already topped the FA Women's National League North this season, but have slipped back recently following defeats at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield. However, they remain in contention.

Ex-Villa and Stoke star Stephen Ireland on timing his Bolton debut STEPHEN Ireland will trust Wanderers to time his return to first-team football just right.

How old parts of Stoke City's ground have been recycled: including a tunnel leading to a shed and subs' bench in front yard There's life after Stoke City for seats, floodlights and corner flags.

How does Gary Rowett stack up against his Stoke City predecessors? There are 32 managers who have made it this far… Stoke drew Lambert's 12th game in charge 1-1 at home to Burnley and had one foot in the Championship with three games remaining, especially because the next one was away at Liverpool. He said: "We have to win.

Stoke City's summer transfer business in review as fans pick out surprise of season and best XI James Knowles: Butland, Edwards, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Allen, Woods, Ince, McClean, Berahino, Afobe. While I'd love to include Bojan, I think Berahino has done more over the season to warrant a starting spot. There's also the addition of Clucas to factor in… it's up to him to take one of the shirts!

Gary Rowett explains how Saido Berahino has given him 'perfect scenario' at Stoke City "He's a really nice lad, I think he's really popular with the players and the staff, and is starting to show a new found maturity.

Stephen Ireland lifts lid on taxing Stoke City spell after signing for Bolton Wanderers Bolton Wanderers have signed Stephen Ireland on a free transfer. New Bolton Wanderers signing Stephen Ireland says he is just keen on getting back to playing regular football after suggesting it became a chore at former club Stoke City prior to his release.

Premier League derby day is December 2 Premier League derby day will fall on December 2 with Chelsea facing Fulham, Arsenal hosting Tottenham and Liverpool taking on Everton.

Mike Pejic: Four key players are giving Stoke City a balance they've been missing for too long It is no coincidence with that system Stoke are suddenly starting to look more like a unit and how, at Norwich last weekend, they were able to be compact when they didn't need to force the play.

Stoke City star heaps praise on his international teammate at Bristol City The winger, who joined City from boyhood club Oxford United in July 2016 for a fee that could rise as high as £1.6m, is set to start in his country's Nations League clash against Denmark. O'Dowda has repaid his manager's compliments, attributing his improved confidence on the field to O'Neill.

Stoke Loanee Admits He May Have Played His Last Game for the Potters With Option to Buy in Deal Stoke City youngster Julien Ngoy, who is currently out on loan at Grasshopper Zurich, has admitted that he left the Potteries this summer to get away from 'everything he knew' and develop as a footballer.

'Fraud', 'Worth his fee' - This news prompted a mixed response from Stoke City fans Stoke City were coming off a ninth-place finish in the 2015/16 campaign and started the following season impressively. After 21 matches in the 2016/17 season, the Potters were in ninth having won seven and drawn six times.

3 players Stoke City let go of way too early - Agreed? Stoke City are not a name some attached to the Championship. A generation of football fans have grown up knowing them only as a top flight team thanks to the heroics of Tony Pulis. Not so long ago they were a third-tier side, although their natural level seemed to be just outside the top flight.

Stoke City need to be scouting this League Two trio ahead of January If Stoke City were to trace the origins of two of their summer signings back, they would find plenty of League Two experience in their locker. Both Sam Clucas and Ryan Woods served their time in League Two and League One before stepping up to the big leagues.

Stoke City defender struggles as Wales are beaten by slick Spain The Wales captain, who is on loan at the bet365 Stadium from Premier League Everton, was withdraw at half-time with his side already trailing the international friendly 3-0. Wales manager Ryan Giggs was critical of his defence after the game, while fans demanded that time be called on Williams' international career.

Crouch Says Stoke's Long Throw-In Bombardment Made One 'Keeper Cry Peter Crouch has said that Stoke City's tactic of bombing a long throw-in from Rory Delap into the box once reduced a goalkeeper to tears with stress. Under Tony Pulis, Delap's throws into the box shook most Premier League teams, with many defenders preferring to sometimes concede corners rather than a nearby throw.

The stats that show Stoke City's important summer transfer business, why Joe Allen looks like he's always getting his foot in and how relegation has a An international break analysis into Stoke City's season up to now.

Ibrahim Afellay expected to remain on Stoke City sidelines for foreseeable future Playmaker injured knee in pre-season.

Key Stoke figure sends cautious message over returning midfielder Stoke City coach Callum Davidson insists the club will not be taking any risks with Sam Clucas as the midfielder returns from injury. The former Hull City man, who was a £6m summer signing, is yet to feature for the Potters after arriving with a knee injury following surgery in May.

Stoke City treading cautiously as Sam Clucas goes through final stages of recovery Stoke City are prepared to tread cautiously as Sam Clucas makes the final steps of his recovery. Clucas, who had knee surgery while at Swansea in May, has been stepping up his training in hope he would be ready for when Championship action returned after this international break.

Stoke City coach reveals nickname for Gary Rowett The new Stoke City boss had brought Mark Sale, Kevin Phillips and Stoke legend Rory Delap with him from previous club Derby County, as well as fitness expert Dave Carolan and analyst Joe Carnall.

Special offers for Hull and Stoke tests Tickets remain on general sale for City’s upcoming Sky Bet Championship home matches with Hull City and Stoke City.

Gomes was reduced to TEARS when facing Stoke’s infamous long throw-ins They were the subject of infamy for years while Tony Pulis was at the helm, and now Peter Crouch has opened up on how Stoke's throw-ins reduced Heurelho Gomes to tears.

Legendary former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis dies at 94 BirminghamLive, which broke the news of his death this morning, write: "There will be never be another multi-millionaire Villa chairman quite like Herbert Douglas Ellis." He had given his final interview to the Mail in the spring, before watching Villa lose the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Don't read too much into Jack Butland speculation at Stoke City He played well at Norwich at the weekend by all accounts and can also take comfort in the fact he hasn't lost his place in the England squad just because he is playing in the Championship.

Charlie Adam and Kevin Kitson Charlie Adam talks about his dad's suicide in 2012 on World Mental Health Day yesterday. Also former player Dave Kitson was recalling how he attacked manager Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors! Kitson is thought to be the person behind the Secret Footballer.

Next Brentford manager odds after Dean Smith leaves for Aston Villa Thomas Franks emerges as odds-on favourite at Griffin Park.

3 Stoke youngsters who'll be desperate to escape on loan in January Stoke City have had a relatively indifferent start to life back in the Championship. Gary Rowett's men sit 14th in the division having won, lost and draw four each of there first 12 matches. After a ten year stay in the Premier League, the transition to the second tier has been more difficult than the club had initially envisaged.

Peter Crouch reveals the Premier League goalkeeper that Stoke's infamous long-throw tactic made CRY Tony Pulis' side were notorious for their aerial bombardments which caused panic in opposing defences.

Former Stoke City Striker Dave Kitson Reveals Details of Infamous Scissor Attack on Tony Pulis Former Stoke City and Reading striker Dave Kitson has revealed the astonishing story of the time he attacked his manager Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors. Kitson claims he and Pulis still hate each other to this day, after their relationship turned sour not long after he completed his £5m signing from Reading.

Ollie Shenton targets double figures by Christmas as he tries to catch eye of Stoke boss or prospective loan manager Ollie Shenton is confident he can keep the goals flowing as he tries to catch the eye of Gary Rowett or prospective loan manager and prove he is ready to cut it in senior football. The 20-year-old scored his fifth goal in eight games this season when he edged Stoke City near the knock-out stages of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

The story of Steve Cotterill and the shock resignation which left Stoke City in chaos "At the end of the day, it's something I've just got to do." Cotterill had become increasingly frustrated with the Icelandic-led board's failure to provide more financial backing in the current economic climate. He still insisted he was leaving Stoke in much better shape than he found the club, which had just won promotion to the second tier.

Transfer gossip: Champions League club want Stoke midfielder for TWO years on loan Widespread media reports that Galatasaray are trying to keep hold of Badou Ndiaye.

Key Aston Villa manager target makes decision; former Man City and Stoke City man finds new club The latest Championship news and gossip.

Gary Rowett's Derby reunion chosen for live TV coverage Stoke City's clash with Derby at the bet365 Stadium has been chosen for broadcast by Sky Sports on Wednesday, November 28. It will still kick-off at 8pm. It will be Stoke's sixth live game of the season in the Championship, having been shown 12 times last year as they slipped down the Premier League.

Ex-Stoke City playmaker signs for Championship rivals Stephen Ireland joins Bolton Wanderers on short-term deal as free agent.

Stoke City Fixture Picked For Live TV Derby County's Sky Bet Championship clash against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium has been picked for live Sky Sports coverage. Frank Lampard will take his side to face former manager Gary Rowett and the game will now be shown live on TV. The game will kick off at 8pm on Wednesday 28th November.

Peter Crouch Thinks Barcelona Would Have Struggled Against Tony Pulis' Stoke City Team Life is good for Peter Crouch right now, his recently released book has been well-received and a future career in media seems assured as his BBC offering "That Peter Crouch Podcast" has been a rip roaring success to date.

World Mental Health Day: Charlie Adam reflects on his dad's suicide On World Mental Health Day, Stoke City's Charlie Adam recounts how football, family and grief collided when his father took his own life in December 2012.

'I hated him' - Dave Kitson reveals how he once tried to attack Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors Former Stoke striker Dave Kitson has revealed how he once tried to attack Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors and says he still hates the former Potters boss to this day. Kitson was one of Pulis's first signings after the Potters won promotion to the Premier League in 2008, arriving from Reading that summer in a record £5.5m deal.

Former Stoke City Striker Attacked Tony Pulis With Scissors Ahead Of Tottenham Clash Dave Kitson has revealed a spectacular story from his time at Stoke City, where he attacked manager Tony Pulis with a pair of scissors, ahead of a crucial Premier League game v Tottenham. Speaking on talkSPORT2, he revealed the extent of his anger and how the attack came about, ahead of a 3-1 defeat to Spurs:.

Teenage Stoke City striker showing special quality: 'He scores goals to win games' Tyrese Campbell used the Checkatrade Trophy to give a reminder of his special talent: popping up to score goals that win games. The 18-year-old striker has been in the hinterland between juniors and seniors at Stoke City for much of 2018.

Aberdeen miss out on Stephen Ireland as ex-Stoke City midfielder joins Bolton on short-term deal ABERDEEN have missed out on signing ex-Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland. The Dons held talks with Ireland's representatives last month and were hopeful of concluding a deal. But the 32-year-old has decided to join English Championship side Bolton on a short-term deal.

Peter Crouch reveals why he believes Pulis era Stoke City could have tamed mighty Barcelona The veteran Stoke City striker has been talking tactics and taming Barca in his latest BBC podcast.

'I picked up the scissors and went for him' - Ex-Stoke star reveals he tried to attack Tony Pulis ahead of a game with Tottenham Former Stoke striker Dave Kitson reveals all about the row with his former boss and what caused it.

Stoke Russell - sorry - RUSTLE the Points. Stoke Russell - sorry - RUSTLE the Points. I need to be very careful what I write tonight. It might turn-up on BBC Radio Stoke tomorrow. But what the hell. "Stoke and its surrounding towns are akin to the greatest examples of Renaissance architecture to be found anywhere in Western Europe." There we are - I've said it.

The realistic Stoke City treble swoop that'd enhance their side in 2019 After a poor run of form, Stoke City have bounced back with two vital wins against Bolton and most recently, a hard-fought 1-0 win away to in-form Norwich City.

Stoke City u21s edge towards Checkatrade Trophy knock-out stages thanks to win at Morecambe Ollie Shenton and Tyrese Campbell set up a landmark night for Stoke City under-21s and inch them towards the Checkatrade Trophy knock-out stages.

Joe Allen gives insight into Stoke City changing room where 'everyone is now pulling in same direction' Key man talks of importance of balance between character and quality.

'Great guy, but right decision' - Despite failing, these Stoke fans' reaction to manager appointment had changed After the sacking of Mark Hughes, Stoke City were in need of a new manager to propel them out of a relegation dogfight. The Potters were sitting third bottom of the Premier League on 20 points from their first 23 matches when a new man was finally appointed.

Morecambe vs Stoke City U21: TV Channel, live stream, how to watch Morecambe vs Stoke City U21. Competition: EFL Trophy. Date: 09-10-2018. Time: 07:30 PM UK time. Venue: Globe Arena. In order to watch Morecambe vs Stoke City U21 live stream you must have a Bet365 Premium account.

Agent split likely to spark speculation over future of Stoke City star Butland has been with Beswicks for eight years, and news of the split will inevitably spark speculation about his long-term future with the Potters. The England keeper had been expected to leave Stoke in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League, and Chelsea were interested in signing him.

Stoke hero picks favourite game of his career and it's not that epic two-goal effort against Chelsea Jon Walters goes for a Stoke City win over Liverpool but not the one you’d expect.

'He would be a huge addition to any side' - Should Stoke consider 24-y/o move? The verdict Stoke City have had a difficult start to the season under Gary Rowett but after a couple of wins on the bounce the Potters are starting to make some small steps up the Championship table.

Did it really only take one relegation season for some people to give up on Stoke City? What are they looking for? A medal? If anyone doesn't want to go, or if they can't go because of any of the reasons I've listed, then fine. That is nobody's business except their own.

We were on opposite sides of Stoke City v Port Vale but here's why I respect Neil Aspin Former Stoke city boss Lou Macari has his say on a Port Vale opponent.

This was a proper, old school, Tony Pulis-style dig in and ride your luck performance Winning at Carrow Road, though, for only the fourth time in our history and the first time since our promotion season of 2007/08, was a proper, old school, Tony Pulis-style backs-to-the-wall, dig in and ride your luck performance. It's the kind of thing I was expecting a lot more of in this most attritional of divisions this season.

The big challenge now facing Stoke City man-of-the moment Ryan Woods Summer midfield recruit has been a key man for the resurgent Potters since his arrival from Brentford.

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26-year old PL player in, rookie defender out: The perfect Stoke City January double deal Stoke City had a torrid start to the season, but as the games pile up they're beginning to find themselves climbing the table. From humble beginnings they're now just three points outside the top six.

How Stoke City promotion odds look following those successive victories over Norwich and Bolton Stoke City are unbeaten in three games after drawing at Rotherham and then beating Bolton Wanderers and Norwich City.

Forget 'lucky' - hard work on Stoke City's defence deserves reward Former Stoke City boss Lou Macari has his say after Stoke's 1-0 win at Norwich.

Three youngsters to look out for in Checkatrade clash as Clucas prepares for Stoke debut Stoke City under-21s take on League Two strugglers Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy group stages.

Norwich boss left fuming by 'ridiculous' result Daniel Farke reckons Norwich produced their best home performance in losing to Stoke City.

Loan Round-Up: Martina The Hero For Stoke Cuco Martina helped Stoke City continue their mini-revival as he was involved in the only goal of the game at Norwich City. The Curacao international, alongside fellow Everton loanee Ashley Williams,…

Doctor Who is back in style The new series of Doctor Who aired last night, entitled 'The Woman Who Fell To Earth', saw the first female Doctor in the series fifty year history, played by Jodie Whittaker. Chris Chibnall is the new executive producer taking over from Steven Moffatt.

The Norwich City Debate: Join Michael and David from 1pm Norwich City correspondents Michael Bailey and David Freezer answer your questions in our latest pinkun.com online debate.

Stoke Man Takes MotM By The Smallest Of Margins As Luck Finally Goes Our Way Stoke City haven't had an awful lot to shout about so far this season unless you count striker Saido Berahino actually scoring a couple of times as something major. I guess it is, but after a number of disappointments in the Championship campaign of 2018/19, last weekend's tie with Norwich City finally saw Lady Luck fall our way.

Michael Bailey: Farkestrife, Mo-mentum and Stoke’s ceiling – Six things we learned from Norwich City’s stumble and trip The bitter taste of defeat never disappears, regardless how long it was since the last time – Michael Bailey offers his six things learned as Norwich City slip up against Stoke at Carrow Road.

'I had hit rock bottom' - Stoke-on-Trent referee bravely reveals how anxiety drove him to suicide attempt Lee Tavinder had been battling with his mental health since the age of 13.

'Many fans disapproved of Gary Rowett's selection - it proved a masterstroke' It proved a masterstroke. Although Norwich had a lot of the ball and made many openings, there was actually little in the way of clear cut chances.

U18s Extended Unbeaten Run With Victory Over Stoke Derby County Under-18s continued their six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions as they defeated Stoke City 2-0. The Rams threatened early on of what was to come as shortly after kick-off the prolific Jack Stretton clipped the post after turning a low driven cross towards the goal.

We have never worked harder says Gary Rowett after Norwich win Boss never more confident about Stoke City promotion prospects.

Jack Butland explains why Norwich win was 'most satisfying performance of season' Stoke City head into international break on back of successive victories.