Liverpool – Reds hunting Simon Mignolet replacement

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Liverpool were last night dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by FC Basel of Switzerland. Their domestic form has been rocky too and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has received plenty of criticism for his performances. Now the Daily Mail think they want either Chelsea’s Petr Cech or Stoke’s Asmir Begovic. Simon Mignolet is 26-years-old and joined Liverpool in June 2013 for …

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Matthew Etherington retires

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Former Stoke City midfielder, Matthew Etherington has hung up his boots after failing to overcome a reoccurring back injury. The 33-year-old departed Stoke City in the summer and had been training with Championship side, Millwall. However, the winger has been unable to shake off the back injury he has sustained and announced on his Twitter account its time for him …

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Stoke’s Charlie Adam to join David Moyes in Spain?!

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David Moyes made his return to football in November when he was appointed as manager of La Liga side Real Sociedad in Spain. Reports in the country now understand that Moyes will seek to purchase Stoke City’s midfielder Charlie Adam in January. Fichajes.net carry the article that suggests Charlie Adam is seeking more regular first team football and could be tempted …

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Stoke City star out for eight weeks

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Stoke City winger, Victor Moses is set to be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a thigh injury according to BBC Sport. “It’s bad news on Victor Moses, a problem with his thigh,” Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen told BBC Radio Stoke. “He will be out with anything up to six to eight weeks. It’s a big hit. He had …

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Clint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

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Clint Dempsey was a popular figure in the Premier League during his spells for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, now the World Cup star with his country USA, is ready to return according to the Daily Mirror. Clint Dempsey is currently employed by MLS side Seattle Sounders and as his season across the pond comes to a close it is believed …

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Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan out for 6 weeks

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Stoke City and Ireland midfielder, Glenn Whelan is set to be out for up to 6 weeks after sustaining a broken leg whilst on international duty. The 30-year-old midfielder suffered the injury whilst playing for Ireland against Germany as the Irish clawed a 1-1 draw with the world champions. Stoke City boss, Mark Hughes has spoken to BBC Sport in light of …

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Manchester United Update – United look to re-sign Shawcross

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Manchester United are turning their attentions towards former youth prodigy, Ryan Shawcross according to the Daily Star. Shawcross was part of the United set up as a youth player, but made his switch to Stoke permanent after a successful loan period with the Potters. Now, Louis Van Gaal and United are considering the possibility of brining back the English defender in …

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have serious showdown talks with owner Mike Ashley over his future in the coming days. The meeting comes in the light of Newcastle’s recent performances in the past weeks and yesterdays 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City may have sent Ashley over the edge. “We’ll have some serious conversations because he doesn’t …

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QPR Manager – “Taarabt needs to keep his weight down”

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QPR manager, Harry Redknapp has come out and criticised Adel Taarabt over his fitness. The Moroccan has played one minute of Premier League football this season and has been told he is unfit. Taarabt has been ruled out of QPR’s clash against Stoke City this weekend after the play-maker has sustained an ankle injury. However, Redknapp fails to give sympathy …

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Stoke City goalkeeper makes it into the Guinness Book of Records

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Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the “longest goal scored in football”. In November, 2013, Begovic scored after just 13 seconds from a goal kick which caught the wind on a blustery afternoon. The goal has now been credited as the longest goal in football and is now an official record. …

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Stoke striker turns down Champions League football for the Championship

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Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been reported to have turned down the opportuntity to sign for Scottish Champions Celtic and thus, Champions League football to ply his trade in the Championship with Norwich City, according to the Pink’un. The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace but only managed to score twice for the Premier League side in …

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Southampton and Stoke fail with bid to land young England starlet

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Premier League sides Southampton and Stoke City have both had official bids rejected from Norwich City for young starlet Nathan Redmond. The winger joined the canaries last season from Birmingham City for around £3m and was quickly branded a wonder kid after impressing in the Premier League. The England U21 international has been tipped for a return to the Premier …

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Review of the Premiership part 4: Everyone else, West Brom to QPR

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Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season West Bromwich Albion (49 pts, GD -4) 8th OK, to be third at the end of October was the sort of start Baggies fans could have only dreamed of. And we have been there before with unfancied sides enjoying the nosebleed reaches of the table within the season’s …

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Should Stoke play Kightly or Walters out wide against Fulham?

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So far this season, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has utilised two separate systems. He can use three central midfielders and play Jon Walters on the right, or he can field only two players in the centre, push Walters behind the main striker, and play two proper wingers. It’s surprising Pulis has used the former so frequently in recent weeks: …

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Asmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

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Some really interesting gossip is coming out of The Potteries this morning. Firstly Stoke have apparently bid for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland. Butland, who is also being tracked by Fulham among others, turned down a move to Chelsea yesterday because he wants to be a first choice keeper. Stoke obviously know this – so why are they bidding for …

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