On Halloween evening, it was the curse of the former player that accounted for Swansea on Monday night. Wilfried Bony, sold by the Welsh club to Manchester City in January 2015 and is now finding his feet in the Potteries moving on loan to Stoke, scored his first two goals for his new club in 

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Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has completed a loan move to Premier League side Stoke City. The 27-year-old who has been maligned for most quarters since completing the £28 million move from Swansea City in the 2015 winter transfer window- has yet to feature for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, making the loan move as 

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Stoke City have completed the signing of Joe Allen from Liverpool on a five year deal. The 26-year old was at the center of a heated transfer battle between Swansea and Stoke City, but the midfielder went against the grain by choosing the Potters ahead of his former boyhood club. The signing- believed to be 

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If Mark Hughes wished to make his Stoke City team the polar opposite to Tony Pulis’ then he is a long way down the path to succeeding. Only seven players remain from the squad Pulis handed over to Hughes in 2013 and Bojan Krkic, Xherdhan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay are lightyears away from Mamady Sidibe, 

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Giannelli Imbula’s career took a supposedly upturn when he left for Porto in the summer for a hefty fee. However, unlike what was visioned, Porto didn’t turn out to be a great step, career wise, for the Frenchman who was mostly found himself on the sidelines. There is absolutely no doubt about his talent so 

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes thinks it may be snobbery keeping Ryan Shawcross out of Roy Hodgson’s England squad. He was nodding towards the negative perception that is commonly held towards Stoke players and hinted that Hodgson may have to move on before his star defender receives a long-awaited second cap. However that argument may 

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They say a true marker of a goalkeeper’s ability is how reliable he is when suddenly called upon in a game where he is being given very little to do. Jack Butland was given that test at Southampton on Saturday, passing it only by virtue of Victor Wanyama’s inaccuracy, the midfielder stabbing his effort wide 

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Ticket sales have increased, Stoke City have been inundated with shirt sales, and requests for the name Shaqiri to be printed on the back. So, it seems the record signing has made quite an impact at the football club already. £12 million is a lot of money, but sometimes you have to spend money to 

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The depressing statistic from the opening weekend of action in the Premier League was that only 88 of the 276 players involved were English, whilst to date 77% of the business completed by English clubs this summer has been for foreign players. It is a sad result of a modern game in which the Premier 

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes had to be insistent, after seeing his side lose 1-2 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, that his team’s season “would not peter out”. It is indeed in danger of that happening, with defeats in their last 2 games before they head to Chelsea in a fortnight’s time. Their 

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