Gavin Bazunu "100%" aiming to become Man City's first-choice goalkeeperThe 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Rochdale.
Jun 7, 08:46
A closer look at Stephen Kenny's poor start to life with IrelandIreland lost 1-0 to Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Mar 29, 12:35
Result: Ireland 0-1 Luxembourg: Stephen Kenny's men embarrassed at homeGerson Rodrigues scored the only goal of the game in Dublin.
Mar 27, 22:16
Preview: Derby County vs. Preston North End - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Derby County and Preston North End, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 23, 22:19
Wayne Rooney to take sole charge of Derby for Wycombe clashThe former Manchester United forward will take responsibility for the team selection and tactics this weekend.
Nov 27, 10:12
Preview: Bristol City vs. Derby County - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews Saturday's Championship fixture between Bristol City and Derby County, including predictions, team news and lineups.
Nov 19, 21:19
Wayne Rooney wants to succeed Phillip Cocu as Derby County bossThe former England forward is part of a coaching team in interim charge.
Nov 19, 17:15
A look at Ireland's winless start under Stephen KennyIreland have won only three of their last 20 competitive games.
Nov 16, 12:57
Dennis Bergkamp's 10 greatest goals of all timeTo mark Dennis Bergkamp's 51st birthday, Sports Mole counts down the Netherlands, Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal legend's 10 greatest ever goals.
May 10, 12:29
Can you name Republic of Ireland's centurions?To mark Shay Given's 44th birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name every player to have earned at least 100 caps for Republic of Ireland.
Apr 20, 11:00
Derby County 'want goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann from Watford'Derby County are reportedly interested in Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
Jul 20, 14:59
Frank Lampard 'wants Didier Drogba as part of his backroom staff at Chelsea'A report claims that Chelsea are to appoint legendary midfielder Frank Lampard as Maurizio Sarri's successor and Didier Drogba will join his backroom staff.
Jun 14, 23:11
Petr Cech takes his place among the Premier League goalkeeper greatsThe Arsenal keeper holds the record for the highest number of Premier League clean sheets with 202.
Jan 15, 15:29
Shay Given added to Derby County's backroom staffFrank Lampard's Derby County appoint three new backroom staff members, including Irish goalkeeping icon Shay Given.
Jun 29, 10:11
Shay Given: 'I wanted to stay at Newcastle United for life but was forced out'Shay Given claims in his new biography that he wanted to stay at Newcastle United for life but the club forced him out.
Oct 19, 17:38
Stoke City still in market for new signingsStoke City chairman Peter Coates confirms that the club are still hopeful of doing more business this summer, having already brought in four new faces.
Jul 26, 22:16
Premier League: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2017Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Premier League with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
Jun 6, 12:00
Shay Given rules out retirement after Stoke City departureFree agent Shay Given is hoping for one final challenge in the sport before bringing down the curtain on his long-running career.
Jun 4, 14:13
Giannelli Imbula, Bojan Krkic 'set for Stoke City exits this summer'Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is set for a summer overhaul of his squad, with the likes of club-record signing Giannelli Imbula and Bojan Krkic among those to leave.
Feb 28, 13:47
Shay Given urges Pep Guardiola to recall Joe Hart from TorinoFormer Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given urges Pep Guardiola to recall Joe Hart from his loan spell with Torino amid Claudio Bravo's struggles at the club.
Jan 17, 20:10
Mark Hughes: 'Derby County pricing Lee Grant out of Stoke City move'Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that Derby County are asking for "too much money" for goalkeeper Lee Grant, who is currently on loan at the Potters.
Dec 16, 10:27
Lee Grant keen to extend Stoke City loan spell beyond JanuaryLee Grant insists that he is loving life at Stoke City after becoming first-choice goalkeeper in Jack Butland's absence.
Oct 12, 20:51
Result: Crystal Palace demolish Stoke City to make it back-to-back victoriesCrystal Palace put four past Stoke City and make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League.
Sep 18, 16:07
Result: Harry Kane scores first goal of season as Tottenham Hotspur run riot over StokeHarry Kane scores his first goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur beat Stoke City 4-0 at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League.
Sep 10, 17:17
Result: Unfortunate Shay Given own goal hands Everton victory over Stoke CityShay Given's unfortunate second-half own goal proves enough to earn Everton a 1-0 victory against Stoke City at Goodison Park.
Aug 27, 16:53
Live Commentary: Everton 1-0 Stoke City - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Everton's 1-0 win over Stoke City, as the Toffees picked up the points to prolong their unbeaten start.
Aug 27, 14:00
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland "unlikely" to return against EvertonStoke City manager Mark Hughes claims that goalkeeper Jack Butland is "unlikely" to play this weekend as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
Aug 25, 10:08
Result: Sergio Aguero, Nolito hit braces in Manchester City winManchester City continue their strong start to life under Pep Guardiola with a 4-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League.
Aug 20, 14:26
Jack Butland 'could be back for Stoke City against Manchester City'Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland could return to action for his side against Manchester City this weekend, according to assistant manager Mark Bowen.
Aug 16, 14:45
Mark Hughes 'feared' for Jack Butland following injury setbackMark Hughes reveals that Jack Butland is only expected to miss the next few weeks, despite initially fearing the worst when seeing his goalkeeper pick up an injury.
Aug 13, 18:24
Team News: Four debuts for Middlesbrough against Stoke CityVictor Valdes and Alvaro Negredo are handed their Middlesbrough debuts against Stoke City at the Riverside.
Aug 13, 14:08
Shay Given hoping Republic of Ireland experience pays off at Euro 2016Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is hopeful that the squad's vast experience will stand them in good stead at Euro 2016 this summer.
Jun 9, 16:57
Keiren Westwood: 'I did not reject Republic of Ireland call-ups'Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood rejects claims that he turned down international call-ups over the past 12 months.
Jun 1, 22:26
Robbie Keane included in Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016Robbie Keane is included in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 despite concerns over his fitness.
May 31, 23:01
Result: Republic of Ireland slip to Belarus defeatRepublic of Ireland end their preparations for Euro 2016 with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Belarus in Cork.
May 31, 21:35
Result: Mame Biram Diouf header sees Stoke City beat West HamMame Biram Diouf scores in the final minutes as West Ham United must wait to find out if they qualify for the Europa League.
May 15, 17:06
Preview: Stoke City vs. West Ham UnitedSports Mole previews the final-day Premier League clash between Stoke City and European hopefuls West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium.
May 14, 20:34
Team News: Sunderland unchanged against Stoke CitySam Allardyce opts against making any changes for the trip to Stoke City in the Premier League.
Apr 30, 14:18
Preview: Stoke City vs. SunderlandSports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.
Apr 29, 13:47
Result: Manchester City hit four past Stoke City to regain third spotManchester City regain third place in the Premier League table with a 4-0 victory over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 23, 14:36
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