# Stoke City

This month
March 2023
# Championship
Stoke hold off rally in five-goal fight to dent Blackburn's promotion hopes
The visitors failed to prevent their 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions from drawing to an end.
This year
Will Smallbone hits the net for Stoke and impresses in front of Ireland boss
A 4-0 win for the home team today against Reading.
Last year
# Potters
Michael O'Neill sacked by Stoke City after poor start to the season
The former Shamrock Rovers and Northern Ireland manager has been relieved of his duties by the Championship club.
# Potters
John O'Shea joins the coaching staff at Stoke City
The former Ireland and Manchester United defender has been added to Michael O’Neill’s backroom team.
# going steady
O'Neill's Stoke maintain winning away form as Hull continue to struggle
Jacob Brown and Tom Ince both scored in a 2-0 victory.
All time
# On a Roll
Derby strike late to earn third straight win and strengthen survival bid
Wayne Rooney’s side earned a 2-1 victory over Stoke in the Championship.
# Out of favour
James McClean's Stoke future in doubt as he is left out of pre-season squad
The Irish international has also lost his squad number at the club.
# The42 Reads
The greatest era in Irish football – 'when we owned’ the Carabao Cup
Ten years have elapsed since an Irish player won the Carabao Cup. Ahead of tomorrow’s final Garry Doyle speaks to four Irishmen who tasted Wembley glory in an era when English teams relied on Irish talent for success.
# statement
Stoke City vow to 'bring the perpetrators to justice' after vile online abuse of McClean
The Republic of Ireland winger and his wife have highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ and threats they have received.
# Support
FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.
# next chapter
Veteran Irish defender Stephen Ward training with Ipswich Town after Stoke exit
The Dubliner is looking for a new club.
# exit door
Stoke City confirm departure of veteran Irish defender Stephen Ward
The Dubliner leaves the Potters after a one-season stay.
# Back in action
Michael O’Neill returns to training after recovering from coronavirus
The former Northern Ireland and Shamrock Rovers boss admitted news of his positive test came as a shock.
# saviour
James McClean splashes his cash to keep children’s hospice in business
Irish international praised for his generosity after his secret donation was made public.
# championship matters
James McClean boosts Stoke's survival hopes with sixth goal of the season
The Derry native scored the Potters’ opener against Charlton Athletic.
# Championship
Rooney stunner helps Derby crush in-form Stoke
Wayne Rooney’s Derby County halted Stoke City’s four-game unbeaten run in the Championship with another home win.
# Wrap
James McClean on target as dramatic win lifts Stoke out of relegation zone
Elsewhere, West Brom dropped points at the top as Middlesbrough continue to inch up the table.
# championship action
Maguire on target for Preston as Leeds take a stride to promotion
James McClean was on target in a crucial win for Stoke against fellow strugglers Luton.
# On the march
Late Harrison goal sends Leeds top of the Championship table
Elsewhere, Michael O’Neill suffered his first defeat as Stoke City manager.
# Impact
Championship wrap: Michael O'Neill makes winning start as Stoke boss
Jake Livermore was on target as West Brom saw off Hull City, while there were wins for Preston North End and Leeds United.
# Unfair Dismissal
'We don’t think it was a red card': Stoke City to appeal Irish 18-year-old's League Cup dismissal
Ireland U21 defender Nathan Collins was sent off during Stoke’s League Cup defeat to Crawley last night.
# O Captain My Captain
18-year-old Ireland defender captains Stoke City as Potters fall short against Leeds
Nathan Collins became the club’s youngest captain last week in the League Cup and skippered the side again.
# unattached
Once among English football's hottest prospects, Saido Berahino's career now at a crossroads
The Burundi international has become a free agent after parting ways with the Potters.
# Transfer News
Ireland's Scott Hogan joins Stoke on season-long loan
The 27-year-old will help in the Potters’ Premier League promotion push this season.
# High praise
'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'
18-year-old Irish defender Nathan Collins has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.
# Monday club
Stoke striker Berahino claimed he was fleeing from thieves when arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
The 25-year-old was detained by police at 3am on Monday after a ‘disturbance’ in London’s West End.
# a terrible beauty
I'm glad he saved my header: Pele still in disbelief at Banks' Save of the Century
‘Even now when I watch it l, I can’t believe it,’ said the Brazilian great of Banks’ save against him at the 1970 World Cup.
England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81
Stoke City have confirmed the news.
# Class Act
James McClean praised after paying for number of homeless people to stay in Derry hotel
The 29 year-old and his wife Erin paid for accommodation and food for six people.
# In hot water
Joe Allen defends Derby midfielder after alleged biting incident
Bradley Johnson has been charged by the Football Association.
# Hot Seat
New Villa boss Smith gets off to a winning start, Leeds miss chance to go top
West Brom also failed to regain number one spot in the Championship.
# Back in business
One month on from double wrist break McClean returns to action and provides assist for Stoke
The midfielder came on in the second half against Bolton for his first appearance since breaking his wrist in two places last month.
# Lifeline
Stephen Ireland close to move to Scottish side Aberdeen - reports
The 32-year-old left Stoke City at the end of last season.
# EA Sports Cup
James McClean will make his punditry debut on Sunday for Eir Sport
The former Derry City winger will return to the Brandywell to analyse Sunday’s EA Sports Cup final.
# back of the net
Perfect response from James McClean as Ireland winger scores his first goal for Stoke City
The 29-year-old joined Stoke at the end of July after three seasons at West Brom.
# the potters
James McClean reportedly involved in bust-up with team-mates during Stoke defeat
Stoke suffered a 3-0 defeat to Wigan last night and are winless after three games in the Championship.
# free agent
Stephen Ireland's trial with Championship club hampered by injury
The 31-year-old Irish midfielder has been training with Bolton Wanderers as he searches for a new club.
# Done Deal
Stoke City complete four-year deal for Ireland international James McClean
The 29-year-old said his goal was to help bring Stoke back into the Premier League.
# Surprise transfer
Man United announce the signing of 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke
The veteran stopper is expected to be third choice behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Old Trafford.
# down and out
After 10 years in the top flight, Stoke City are relegated from the Premier League
Paul Lambert’s side lost at home to Palace.