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Stoke City news round-up: Manager discusses training camp; Berahino ready for a starting role; N'Zonzi reflects on Stoke career.

Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen is hoping that the club’s mid-season warm weather training camp will prepare the first team squad to end the current campaign on a positive note. The Potters have spent six days in Dubai and are due to return to the colder climate of North Staffordshire on Wednesday ahead of their trip to London to …

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Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Full match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, statistics and key personnel.

Crystal Palace travel to North Staffordshire on Saturday stranded in the relegation zone with manager Sam Allardyce under increasing pressure to start picking up results. The former England manager has failed to change the fortunes at Selhurst Park and The Eagles have won just one of the seven games that he has overseen in the Premier League. The spotlight was …

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Stoke Round-Up: Berahino blame game continues; Hughes interested in defender; chairman speaks on academy

The fallout from Saido Berahino’s transfer to Stoke City has continued this week after Mark Hughes and Ryan Shawcross both publicly suggested that West Bromwich Albion were responsible for leaking details of the striker’s suspension for a positive drug test to the media. The 23-year-old secured a £12 million move to The Potters in January ending eighteen months of controversy …

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Three things we learnt from West Brom’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City

Controversial striker Saido Berahino was unable to inspire Stoke City to a positive result on his first return to The Hawthorns as James Morrison’s early goal earned West Bromwich Albion all three points on Saturday afternoon.   Berahino, who secured a £12,000,000 transfer to The Potters just two weeks ago, was booed and jeered by the home supporters from the …

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Premier League trio chase Ukrainian superstar - is a move likely?

The Sun are reporting that Andriy Yarmolenko could finally be set for a move to the Premier League with a host of clubs prepared to battle for his signature. The Ukrainian superstar has often been linked with a move to English football but any potential transfers have been scuppered either by the player’s excessive wage demands or by Dynamo Kiev’s …

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Stoke: New striker “worth 10 points a season”; rivals target midfielder; youngsters make loan moves

New signing Saido Berahino could be worth an additional 10 points a season to Stoke City if Mark Hughes can help the 23-year-old to meet his potential, according to former North Staffordshire football icon Robbie Earle. The young striker finalised a £12,000,000 (with a possible extra £3,000,000 in add-ons) move to The Potters from West Bromwich Albion earlier this month and …

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Three things we learnt as record-breaking Rooney salvages draw for Manchester United against Stoke

Wayne Rooney Manchester United

Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking 250th goal for Manchester United rescued a point on Saturday afternoon as Jose Mourinho’s side came from a goal down to peg back Stoke City. Despite a disappointing result for the visitors after a dominating display, the headlines will all go to their 31-year-old striker who came up with a superb injury-time free-kick to ensure United’s unbeaten …

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Stoke City vs Manchester United: Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Manchester United will look to stretch their unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium to face Mark Hughes’ Stoke on Saturday afternoon. Jose Mourinho’s side will be aiming to bounce-back from their disappointing draw against rivals Liverpool last Sunday, and will know that a win over Stoke will take them above Manchester …

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Three things we learnt from Stoke City’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland

Sorry Sunderland. Super Stoke. Four words that pretty much summed up Saturday’s fixture at the Stadium of Light. Stoke City were superb throughout the contest, particularly during the first half where they scored three goals in 19 minutes, whilst Sunderland produced a defensive horror show and lacked any real cutting edge in the final third. The visitors opened the scoring …

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