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What does it take to survive in the Premier League?

A summer of idle talk and hearsay has now been consigned to the past, and the opening weekend of the 2017/18 season delivered the sort of entertainment that justified the famous tagline used by Sky Sports a quarter of a century ago. The phrase “a whole new ball game” was used to promote the inaugural […]

Arsenal to bring in young Ipswich defender in January

Arsenal are believed to be keen to make Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings their latest young English addition to their squad in January. Arsene Wenger confirmed the club’s interest in the player prior to the club’s 3-2 defeat against Stoke on Saturday, but refused to admit that a deal was imminent. After seeing his side go […]

Man United take another set-back as another target is made unavaliable

Manchester United were linked with a move to re-sign former United youth player Ryan Shawcross, his current boss has rubbished reports according to ESPN. Mark Hughes has claimed that his captain is settled with his current club, and has rubbished the reports, claiming he thinks the original story came from America. Hughes said: “I’m not sure where […]

Man United linked with signing of English former defender in January

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross in the upcoming transfer window, according to the DailyStar. The Red Devils are actively seeking defensive options to sign in the upcoming window, having had to use their reserve squad at centre-back for much of the current campaign. Philip McNair and Tyler Blackett […]

Stoke City complete the signing of Liverpool attacking midfielder

Stoke City have signed Liverpool’s Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan for the second summer in a row, reports the Guardian. The attacking midfielder finalised his move to the Britannia Stadium to play for another 12 months under Mark Hughes, putting pen to paper on the final day of this summer’s transfer window. Last season […]

Stoke City chairman defends lack of spending

Peter Coates, the chairman of Stoke City, has hit back at criticisms that there has not been enough money spent at the Britannia Stadium this summer, reports Sky Sports. For Coates, the money has been available, but the Stoke targets have been unavailable regardless. The chairman was referring specifically to the club’s pursuits of Norwich […]

Chelsea outcast moves to Stoke on loan

Stoke City have completed the signing of Victor Moses on a season long loan deal from Chelsea. The Nigerian midfielder spent last season on loan at Liverpool, but after a promising start, scoring on his debut in a 2-2 draw with Swansea, he later found himself on the preiphery of the first team. In the […]

Stoke interested in signing Norwich winger

Mark Hughes and Stoke City have confirmed their interest in signing Norwich City’s, Nathan Redmond, reports the Guardian. The winger was an almost ever-present for the Canaries last season, but was unable to prevent their eventual relegation from the Premier League. Redmond has made 40 appearances for Norwich since joining from Birmingham 12 months ago, […]

West Ham won’t pay £3 million for Stoke City striker

West Ham have stepped away from their pursuit of Peter Crouch as they are unwilling to meet Stoke City’s £3 million valuation of the former England man, reports the Telegraph. Crouch has been lined up as a potential replacement for the injured Andy Carroll, but the Hammers want him for a cheaper fee. It is […]

Mark Hughes warns West Ham off hit man

Stoke City and Mark Hughes have issued a ‘hands off’ warning as interest continues to circulate around their tall striker, Peter Crouch, according to reports in the English press. The one-time England international is being targeted by West Ham as the Irons try to replace the injured Andy Carroll. Hughes has been quick to address […]

5 great signings of this summer so far

With a little over 1 month left in this summer’s transfer window, the Premier League squads are beginning to take shape. As teams head into the new season, some have recruited well, whilst others have seen their squads picked apart. The following are not the most expensive, they’re not all high-profile, but they are the […]

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