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The Sentinel Aug 20, 2016
Stoke City 1, Manchester City 4: Joe Allen one big positive says...

Stoke City 1, Manchester City 4: Joe Allen one big positive says...

Mark Hughes said Joe Allen's performance was a major positive from today's 4-1 home defeat against Manchester City.Allen was handed his full debut and was justifiably named the sponsor's man-of-the-match after his first showing at the bet365 Stadium.I thought he was excellent, Hughes enthused.We saw the energy and understanding of the game he's got and that will help us moving forward.It wasn't really a shock to me and he's going to get better and more of an influence...
The Sentinel Aug 20, 2016
Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4: Your 60-second verdict

Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4: Your 60-second verdict

STOKE CITY 1, MAN CITY 4MATCH VERDICTThe Mike Dean show in many respects after giving two iffy penalties at either end and denying Stoke the most blatant penalty of all.Credit to Stoke after emerging second half 2-0 down and threatening to make a real fist of it after Bojan pulled one back from the spot soon after the break.But Stoke rarely threatened an equaliser, in truth, and were finally beaten by Manchester's late third.Stoke were second best in many facets against a team with an eye on the...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City fans' panel: 'Hughes should go for Remy or Bony if he...

Stoke City fans' panel: 'Hughes should go for Remy or Bony if he...

MARK Hughes has a couple of big decisions to make as the Potters entertain Manchester City this afternoon.Should he hand a full debut to Joe Allen or change his system? What does he need to do in the final few days of the transfer window?Giving their opinions on our fans' panel this week are JAKE HALL, from Burslem, DAN STRONG, from Stafford and SIMON MARSON, from Stone.WHAT'S YOUR LINE-UP?Jake Hall: Unfortunately Jack won't be fit but otherwise I'd probably just make one change, bringing in Joe...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City: Five things Mark Hughes must do to beat Manchester...

Stoke City: Five things Mark Hughes must do to beat Manchester...

STOKE City are bookies' massive underdogs to repeat last season's home win over Manchester City. Rob Doolan picks out five factors that could turn the game in Mark Hughes's favour. 1) Let Bojan take revenge on Guardiola "I DID not say goodbye to Pep. Only to those who treated me well. Not the words of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who contemptuously branded Guardiola "the philosopher during an unhappy spell at the Nou Camp, but of an altogether more mild-mannered ex-Barca star – one...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: Visitors have plenty of style but...

Stoke City v Manchester City: Visitors have plenty of style but...

JAMES ROBSON - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS1 What are your early impressions of new boss Pep Guardiola?James: We're all still getting to know Pep. He's obviously very charismatic - but there have already been signs of the steely side you would expect from any manager who has achieved his level of success. He's not afraid to ruffle feathers - as his treatment of Joe Hart has proved. The City goalkeeper is very highly regarded by the club's owners and Guardiola was aware of that. But he has walked in...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: Late Gianelli Imbula header rescues...

Stoke City v Manchester City: Late Gianelli Imbula header rescues...

PREVIOUS MEETINGApril 23, 2016: Man City 4 (Fernando 35, Aguero 43 pen, Iheanacho 64, 74), Stoke City 0STOKE were taken to the cleaners after turning up in name but not spirit to concede four for a third consecutive game.The home side hardly broke sweat in claiming a two-goal half-time lead and Jakob Haugaard was as helpless as Shay Given when he replaced the veteran keeper for the second half.Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Otamendi, Mangala, Fernando (Demichelis,72), Toure, Navas, Silva...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Tom Pope: Joe Hart can have no complaints about Manchester City...

Tom Pope: Joe Hart can have no complaints about Manchester City...

JOE Hart can't have any complaints about being dropped by Pep Guardiola, but I reckon too much is being made of the fact Guardiola wants his Manchester City keepers to play as a sweeper from the back.I am sure the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager does want his keeper to be great at distributing the ball with his feet. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola But if Hart was saving everything like he had been 18 months ago, then I can't see any manager leaving him out of their side.Back...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Mike Pejic: Stoke City in for rough afternoon against Manchester...

Mike Pejic: Stoke City in for rough afternoon against Manchester...

I've looked at Stoke v Manchester City from all angles and all tell me it's going to be one heck of a difficult afternoon for us.Manchester City aren't the finished article under Pep Guardiola, not by any means, but they are looking pretty hot already.And my prediction is that they will win the title and look good doing it.To cause Manchester any serious problems, Stoke have to move the ball quicker whenever they are on the front foot.It's a big game for Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: I won't moan about the weather...

Stoke City v Manchester City: I won't moan about the weather...

PEP Guardiola insists he won't be a moaning minnie if Stoke's infamous climate conspires against Manchester City this weekend.Guardiola heads to the bet365 Stadium after previously acknowledging the old cliche about a wet and windy Wednesday in Stoke... and having no doubt read the unfavourable weather forecast.Speaking ahead of the game, his third as Man City manager, Guardiola observed: "All the managers try to control as much as possible about his team - but the weather we cannot control. "We...
Joe Allen insists moving to Stoke and not Swansea City was the...

Joe Allen insists moving to Stoke and not Swansea City was the...

JOE Allen has revealed he learned about his Liverpool departure via text message — and insisted switching to Stoke was definitely the best move.Allen was strongly linked with a return to Swansea City this summer, with his Liverpool future in doubt and Huw Jenkins admitting the midfielder was a transfer target.Though aware of the uncertainty surrounding his situation after the Reds put contract extension talks on hold, Allen admitted he discovered Liverpool had accepted a bid for his...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: I can't recall Pep Guardiola admits...

Stoke City v Manchester City: I can't recall Pep Guardiola admits...

MARK Hughes doesn't remember Pep Guardiola when they were together at Barcelona - but does remember beating him in their only previous encounter as managers.Hughes was a Barca player between 1986 and 1988 when Guardiola, to be fair to Hughes, would have been about 15."No I didn't, in all honesty, said Hughes when asked if he remembered the young Guardiola. "I wasn't there too long, so I didn't get to know too many."His legacy at Barcelona is assured, but he wasn't a player or name I heard...
Take a look inside the Liberty Stadium's super posh new...

Take a look inside the Liberty Stadium's super posh new...

Swans fans heading to the Liberty Stadium for tomorrow's first home game of the season will notice a brand new hospitality suite.It has been developed during the closed season and the Swansea Stadium Management Company are expecting it to prove popular with corporate clients.It will be known as the OSTCFX Suite with the company being a long-established partner of the Ospreys Rugby who also play at the Liberty.READ MORE: Golfers, soap stars and royalty - the rich and famous who have seen the...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City under-23s: Glyn Hodges can't hide disappointment after...

Stoke City under-23s: Glyn Hodges can't hide disappointment after...

GLYN Hodges cursed a missed opportunity to start the season with a trophy – or one to finally end last season.Stoke under-23s were edged out of a tight Final Third Development League Cup final 2-1 against Burnley at Leek Town on Thursday evening.Burnley took the lead in the 62nd minute through Tinashe Chakwana but Julien Ngoy levelled eight minutes later after good work on the wing from Thibaud Verlinden.Read more: Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Butland out and transfer chase...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City Extra Time: Lack of character could cost Manchester...

Stoke City Extra Time: Lack of character could cost Manchester...

PEP Guardiola, a man who leaves no stone unturned, will have inquired behind the scenes about Manchester City's patchy Premier League record at Stoke.What will concern him most is not the two defeats in eight visits, but just the one victory.Anyone watching those games and filling in the blanks for Guardiola would surely start and probably end with the word character.While Stoke have without fail fielded teams full of it, the light blues have frequently travelled south with far too little.That...
Liverpool Daily Post Aug 19, 2016
Joe Allen - I only found out about leaving Liverpool from a friend

Joe Allen - I only found out about leaving Liverpool from a friend

Allen didnt know the Reds had accepted a £13m offer from Stoke City

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