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Mike Pejic: Glenn Whelan and Joe Allen must return for Stoke City

Mike Pejic: Glenn Whelan and Joe Allen must return for Stoke City

I'd recall Glenn Whelan and Joe Allen for this one against Arsenal this weekend.Stoke have just won the last two with the same starting 11, but this is arguably our toughest test of the season so far and Arsenal pose problems very few teams can emulate.They move the ball so quickly around midfield that you have to have bodies in their, and mobile ones at that.Whelan gives you experience and solidity to try and hold things together, while Allen gives you fresh legs wherever you play...
The Sentinel Dec 3, 2016
Stoke v Burnley MATCH DAY LIVE: Mark Hughes looks to return to...

Stoke v Burnley MATCH DAY LIVE: Mark Hughes looks to return to...

Stoke City return to home turf today as they entertain a Burnley side which has suffered from Jekyll and Hyde form this season. The Clarets have been convincing at Turf Moor but have only managed to pick up one point on their travels. Stoke have the opposite to prove, having lost last time out here to Bournemouth but won convincingly at Watford last weekend. Mark Hughes has decisions to make regarding his team selection after his hand was forced by injuries at Vicarage Road. Joe Allen...
The Sentinel Dec 1, 2016
Stoke City boss banking on greater defensive back up against...

Stoke City boss banking on greater defensive back up against...

Mark Hughes has dropped the slightest of hints that skipper Ryan Shawcross could be back from injury to face Burnley on Saturday.Shawcross was a late casualty for the trip to Watford last Sunday after suffering a calf injury the day before in training.Hughes doesn't address Shawcross and his fitness directly, mentioning only Joe Allen and Glenn Whelan, but he's told the club's website that he should have more defensive players at his disposal this weekend.We've come off the back of a good...
The Sentinel Dec 1, 2016
Stoke City transfer preview: Is Ibrahim Afellay the only new face...

Stoke City transfer preview: Is Ibrahim Afellay the only new face...

Midfield has been an area where Mark Hughes has already spent big in 2016; with £18.3m going on Giannelli Imbula and £13m on Joe Allen. Will he be back in the market for another when the transfer window opens next month? PETER SMITH tries to second guess the manager.It feels like Stoke have been looking for a new Glenn Whelan pretty much since signing the old one from Sheffield Wednesday almost nine years ago. But the original is still doing fine, thanks very much, and his continued...
The Sentinel Nov 30, 2016
Robbie Earle: Mark Hughes got Stoke City back to basics

Robbie Earle: Mark Hughes got Stoke City back to basics

THEY say never change a winning side, but that shouldn't apply if you are Mark Hughes and you have Joe Allen and Ryan Shawcross available to come back into your Stoke City team. Both missed the 1-0 win at Watford on Sunday but Allen is available after suspension and Shawcross may be recovered from a calf injury. If he is then I would expect both he and Allen to return to the starting eleven for Saturday's home game with Burnley. Those two are too important to leave out, but while Hughes won't...
The Sentinel Nov 28, 2016
Stoke City news & transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula 'the best',...

Stoke City news & transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula 'the best',...

We didn't see that one coming! A Stoke City squad seemingly devastated by injury upset the odds to win at Watford yesterday... and one of many heroes was the returning Giannelli Imbula. The £18.3m man made his first start since September in the absence of Glenn Whelan, Geoff Cameron and Joe Allen, and turned in a disciplined and dynamic performance that won high praise from his captain on the day, Jon Walters. But there were stars all over the pitch for the Potters at Vicarage Road....
The Sentinel Nov 24, 2016
Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula's first...

Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula's first...

Will Mark Hughes turn back to his £18m man when he takes Stoke to Watford this weekend? Giannelli Imbula has been speaking to the Sentinel about his time on the sidelines – and his form at the start of the season – as he looks to win back the manager's trust in central midfield. Joe Allen is suspended but Geoff Cameron and Glenn Whelan are recovering from injury. It will be a tricky trip to Vicarage Road although the Potters won there last season thanks to goals from Jon...
The Sentinel Nov 23, 2016
Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa says he can play three positions

Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa says he can play three positions

Marc Muniesa is in with an outside chance of a first league start of the season at Watford on Sunday if midfield trio Glenn Whelan (hamstring), Geoff Cameron (knee) and Joe Allen (suspended) are all out. The 24 year-old Spaniard has yet to start a Premier League game since defeat at Manchester City last April, but could be vying with Giannelli Imbula for a starting place in central midfield at Watford if either Whelan or Cameron fail to recover. It would be his first start in that position...
The Sentinel Nov 22, 2016
Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula on standby,...

Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Imbula on standby,...

Joe Allen has won nothing but praise since joining Stoke City in the summer. But the Welsh midfielder will miss Sunday's trip to Watford after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Saturday's defeat to Bournemouth. That could open the door for a return to the fold for Giannelli Imbula who has found it difficult of late to even make the matchday squad. But the club record signing could make a first start in more than two months in the televised Vicarage Road clash with Allen...
The Sun Nov 21, 2016

Joe Allen joins the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Uefa’s shortlist for the 2016 Team of the Year

JOE ALLEN has joined the biggest stars in football after being named in Uefa’s shortlist for the 2016 Team of the Year. The Welshman has joined the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as part of the 40-man shortlist. Allen has joined the other ten players who were named in Uefa’s Euro 2016 Team of […]
Daily Mail Nov 21, 2016

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined by Joe Allen in UEFA's 40-man shortlist for Team of the Year

Voting for the UEFA Team of the Year has started and Stoke fans are sure to be amongst the 7 million expected to vote for Joe Allen, who was a surprise inclusion the star-studded 40-man shortlist.
The Sentinel Nov 21, 2016
Stoke City star Joe Allen in shake up for Uefa team of the year

Stoke City star Joe Allen in shake up for Uefa team of the year

Joe Allen, no stranger to award nominations these days, has just received another that leaves his name rubbing shoulders with the world's elite.For the Stoke midfielder is one of 40 players nominated on Uefa.com's search for inclusion in its the team-of-the-year.Visitors to the website are being invited to vote in their goalkeeper, full backs, central defenders etc from a cast list of 40 which also includes familiar faces like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Allen's...
The Sentinel Nov 18, 2016
Stoke City v Bournemouth Fans' Panel: Is it time to drop Joe...

Stoke City v Bournemouth Fans' Panel: Is it time to drop Joe...

So it's Stoke City v Bournemouth this weekend and some ticklish selection dilemmas because of injury, not least where to play Joe Allen.Sitting on our fan's panel this week is Daniel Penfold from Ilford, Lee Wagstaff from Uttoxeter and Angela Smith from Beijing.WHAT'S YOUR TEAM?Daniel: My team for the Bournemouth game would be Grant; Bardsley Shawcross Indi Pieters; Allen Adam; Shaqiri Bojan Arnautovic; Bony.Lee: It's hard to know who is going to be fit this week! My projected team is Grant,...
The Sentinel Nov 15, 2016
Joe Allen pencilled in for old role in Stoke City shake up

Joe Allen pencilled in for old role in Stoke City shake up

Stoke City could be forced to shift Joe Allen back into a more defensive midfield role if both Glenn Whelan and Geoff Cameron miss Saturday's clash with Bournemouth.Allen has enjoyed a new lease of life in the `number 10' role and shown a different dimension to his game after a spell of four goals in three games.But boss Mark Hughes is having to consider reverting the Welsh international back to a more familiar deeper role if he loses both Whelan and Cameron.And that in turn would leave the door...
The Sentinel Nov 13, 2016
Fans' Verdict: Stoke City's moment-of-the-season so far

Fans' Verdict: Stoke City's moment-of-the-season so far

With Stoke City taking another breather for the international break, we caught up with three fans - Lee Lycett from Audley, Matt Kirby from Leeds and Dan Strong from Stafford - to seek their half-term verdict on various topics of interest. Here's part Two... MOMENT OF THE SEASON SO FARLee Lycett: This is a more difficult one, but I'm going to go with Shaqiri's first goal at Hull. Shawcross played a good ball out to the right flank. Joe Allen then made a run into the penalty box away from goal...

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