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The Sentinel Jan 19, 2017
Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Shawcross hails...

Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Shawcross hails...

All families have the occasional falling out, and Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross and Potters fans are no different. And the long-serving central defender has gone on the record to admit he was unhappy at recent criticism... but insists the Stoke faithful have generally always been brilliant with him. And after seeing some outstanding support when Stoke went to Sunderland to win 3-1 last weekend, the club skipper is asking for more of the same when they host Manchester United, his former club, at...
The Sentinel Jan 18, 2017
Ryan Shawcross: Little old Stoke deserve more credit

Ryan Shawcross: Little old Stoke deserve more credit

Captain Ryan Shawcross has reiterated an ongoing appreciation for his relationship with Stoke fans. Shawcross was frustrated with the level of criticism received after defeats at Liverpool and Chelsea last month, even if he did his best to steer clear of social media. Comments directed his way from the stands in the warm-up for a win over Watford saw him cup his ears to the crowd when he scored in a 2-0 win – but he still has a lot of respect for the supporters who have made him feel...
The Sentinel Jan 18, 2017
Stoke fans' letters: How supporters reacted to signing £1m...

Stoke fans' letters: How supporters reacted to signing £1m...

It has turned out to be one of the best signings in Stoke City's history: the £1m, rising to £2m, transfer of Ryan Shawcross from Manchester United on this day in 2008 as the Potters chased promotion to the Premier League.Shawcross had just turned 20 but had already impressed hugely on loan under Tony Pulis, forging a partnership at the back ultimately with Leon Cort that provided the platform for the side to finally end a 23-year exile from the top flight. At that point he had only...
The Sentinel Jan 18, 2017
Transfer Gossip: Could Ibrahimovic prepare for Stoke v Manchester...

Transfer Gossip: Could Ibrahimovic prepare for Stoke v Manchester...

Remember when all the pundits said Zlatan Ibrahimovic never performed against English clubs?You don't hear that so often these days, not now the 35-year-old Swede has scored 19 goals in his first half season in the Premier League after signing for Manchester United.In fact, according to The Sun, United have been so impressed with Ibrahimovic that they want to keep him for an extra two years. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for Manchester United against Stoke City's Lee Grant and Ryan Shawcross...
The Sentinel Jan 15, 2017
Ryan Shawcross: Marko Arnautovic has top level potential - the...

Ryan Shawcross: Marko Arnautovic has top level potential - the...

Ryan Shawcross hopes Stoke can hold onto Marko Arnautovic for as long as possible after admitting the forward has Champions League potential.Arnautovic scored twice to set up Stoke's first league win at Sunderland since 1994 and lift the Potters up to ninth in the Premier League. The 27-year-old Austria star has already got one Champions League title on his CV but only as a member of the Inter Milan squad, rather than first team, in 2010. He signed a new contract until 2020 with Stoke in the...
The Sentinel Jan 10, 2017
Stoke City transfer gossip: Premier League rivals eye up Glenn...

Stoke City transfer gossip: Premier League rivals eye up Glenn...

Reports in Ireland suggest that Sunderland and Crystal Palace are going to test Mark Hughes' resolve about keeping Glenn Whelan.Whelan has been a huge part of Stoke's progress since joining for a bargain £500,000 nine years ago this month. He has clocked up more than 300 appearances in central midfield and served as Ryan Shawcross's sometimes fiery deputy captain.He has been a near-ever present under Mark Hughes but that status has only needed to slip over the past couple of weeks for the...
The Sentinel Jan 6, 2017
Mark Hughes understands why Ryan Shawcross reacted to Stoke City...

Mark Hughes understands why Ryan Shawcross reacted to Stoke City...

Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross was reacting to some barracking from his own fans when he cupped his ears after opening the scoring against Watford.Boss Mark Hughes has revealed that his captain was understandably miffed by comments Shawcross heard during the warm up.Hughes, who is sure Shawcross has maintained his strong bond with the City faithful, explained: I think it was an isolated incident. There was an incident before the game which Ryan reacted to before kick off. There were...
The Sentinel Jan 5, 2017
Bojan ready to leave Stoke City in search for regular game time

Bojan ready to leave Stoke City in search for regular game time

Bojan is reluctantly ready to listen to offers to leave Stoke City, the Sentinel understands.The playmaker remains a popular figure at the club – and captain Ryan Shawcross insists he can still be a player to build the team around. But at 26, he has grown frustrated with his lack of action since penning a new long-term deal 11 months ago. He did not feature at all in seven of the final 16 games of last season and has been left on the bench for 11 of 20 games this term.Mark Hughes promised...
The Sentinel Jan 5, 2017
Marko Arnautovic accepts fans' soaring expectations because he's...

Marko Arnautovic accepts fans' soaring expectations because he's...

Marko Arnautovic – fresh from spending his Christmas as a Stoke fan – admits it is inevitable to be disappointed if the team cannot meet soaring expectations.Arnautovic was serving a three-match suspension as Stoke threw away a 2-0 lead against champions Leicester then suffered defeats on their travels to this season's leading two, Liverpool and Chelsea. Players were aware of criticism levelled at them after those games – with captain Ryan Shawcross cupping hands to his ears...
The Sentinel Jan 4, 2017
Robbie Earle: Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross had every right to make...

Robbie Earle: Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross had every right to make...

Sentinel columnist ROBBIE EARLE wades into the Ryan Shawcross debate on the side of the Stoke City skipper...I don't have a problem with Ryan Shawcross gesturing to Stoke fans after scoring against Watford the other night.I know some might have taken offence, but he's cupped his hands to his ears, he hasn't throttled somebody on the front row. I just don't see it as a big deal. Ryan Shawcross during Stoke's 4-1 defeat at Liverpool Shawcross said after the game that he felt some of the recent...
The Sentinel Jan 4, 2017
Ryan Shawcross: Yes, we were angry with the reaction from fans...

Ryan Shawcross: Yes, we were angry with the reaction from fans...

Ryan Shawcross admits he was angry with what he believes was an overreaction in some quarters to Stoke's defeats at Liverpool and Chelsea.The Potters were handed the toughest festive double header they could have asked for with away trips to second-placed Liverpool and leaders Chelsea – and they ended up with 4-1 and 4-2 defeats respectively.They bounced back with a 2-0 win over Watford last night but Shawcross says they had not deserved the stick they had received in the first place.Read...
The Sentinel Jan 4, 2017
Stoke 2 Watford 0 TALKING POINT: Ryan Shawcross within his rights...

Stoke 2 Watford 0 TALKING POINT: Ryan Shawcross within his rights...

Was Ryan Shawcross within his rights to cup his ears to the crowd after scoring last night? Oatcake editor Martin Smith says no ... but the Sentinel's Pete Smith can understand his frustration.Ryan Shawcross knew he was opening himself up to more flak when he cupped his ears in the midst of his goal celebration last night.The truth is that there needs to be – and he needs to make – a distinction between the vast majority of the fans inside the stadium and the kind of keyboard...
The Sentinel Jan 4, 2017
​Martin Smith: We don't need any highly-paid Stoke City players...

​Martin Smith: We don't need any highly-paid Stoke City players...

Oatcake fanzine editor MARTIN SMITH is left dismayed as club captain Ryan Shawcross shows his displeasure at recent criticism of him and the team by Stoke supporters... We made a losing start to 2016 and made a losing end to it as well, which all served to frame a disappointing calendar year for Stoke City. So let's hope our 2-0 win over Watford to kick off 2017 is a good omen for the Potters. After a disappointing sequence of results we needed a win and that's what we got. There are not many...
The Sentinel Jan 3, 2017
Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Shawcross and Crouch...

Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Shawcross and Crouch...

It may not have been pretty, but a win is as win and three points are three points. Stoke beat Watford 2-0 last night with goals from Ryan Shawcross and Peter Crouch to kick-off the New Year with a victory... and at least the big man was thrilled, even if the fare on offer was hardly going to drive the bitter cold from spectators' bones at the bet365 Stadium.Speaking after the game, Crouch insisted playing three games in a week and scoring twice along the way proved he still had the stamina and...
The Sentinel Jan 3, 2017
Stoke City 2, Watford 0: Mark Hughes backing Peter Crouch for...

Stoke City 2, Watford 0: Mark Hughes backing Peter Crouch for...

Mark Hughes believes veteran Peter Crouch will soon hit a century of Premier League goals after reaching 98 with Stoke's second in their 2-0 win over Watford last night.Stoke's victory, courtesy of a first-half goal from skipper Ryan Shawcross and a second-half strike from Crouch, was enough to see off Watford and catapult City up four places to 11th.Shawcross clipped home a tidy half volley from a corner deep into first-half stoppage time, while Crouch cashed in on a defensive error to turn...

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