Sorted! Stoke City’s official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list

first_img1 After surprising many in his first year in charge with a top half finish, just how far can Mark Hughes take this squad of 25Premier League clubs had a deadline of 5pm on 3 September to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player”. The remainder of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be home grown.According to the Premier League, a Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).Changes to the squad list may be made during the next transfer window. Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.Stoke CityPlayers (‘Home Grown’ status in brackets)1Adam, Charles Graham (No)2 Arnautovic, Marko (No)3 Assaidi, Oussama (No)4Bardsley, Phillip Anthony (Yes)5 Begovic, Asmir (Yes)6 Cameron, Geoff Scott (No)7 Crouch, Peter James (Yes)8 Diouf, Mame Biram (No)9 Do Nascimento Teixeira, Dionatan (No)10 Huth, Robert (Yes)11 Ireland, Stephen James (Yes)12 Krkic Perez, Bojan (No)13 Moses, Victor (Yes)14 Muniesa Martinez, Marc (No)15 Nzonzi, Steven Nkemboanza Mike Christopher (No)16 Palacios Suazo, Wilson Roberto (No)17 Pieters, Erik (No)18 Shawcross, Ryan James (Yes)19 Shea, Dane Brekken (No)20 Sidwell, Steven James (Yes)21 Sorensen, Thomas (No)22 Walters, Jonathan Ronald (Yes)23 Whelan, Glenn David (Yes)24 Wilkinson, Andrew Gordon (Yes)25 Wilson, Marc David (Yes)Stoke City– Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)1 Adeloye, Oluwatomisin2 Alabi, James3 Bachmann, Daniel4 Banks, Lewis5 Barber, Benjamin Thomas6 Brierley, Theodore Tobias Clifford7 Butland, Jack8 Coban, Yusuf9 Cook, Jake Benjamin10 Coulson, Samuel Philip11 Douglas, Kelvin Isaac12 Edwards, Liam13 Eve, Dale Donald14 Grant, Alexander Ian15 Gyollai, Daniel16 Hamilton, Kyren Rico17 Jarvis, Daniel Adam18 Kurasik, Dominic19 Lecygne, Eddy20 Marques, Christopher21 Monlouis, Keiran Dion22 Nardiello, Jack Barrie23 Ngoy Bin Cibambi, Julien Fontaine24 O’Reilly, Ryan25 Parry, Robbie Jay26 Pickerill, Lee27 Renee-Pringle, Johnville Isaacs Joseph28 Ricketts-Hopkinson, Nathan Alton29 Roberts, Oliver James30 Shenton, Oliver31 Shepherd, Thomas Roy32 Skapetis, Petros33 Smith, Liam James34 Strong, Curtis35 Taylor, Joel36 Thomas, Adam Christopher37 Vassell, Theo Gary Carlstan38 Ward, Charlie39 Waring, George Philip40 Watkins-Clark, Mason Bradley41 Wells, Toby42 Weston-Hayles, Charles-Anthony Noel43 Wheeler, Elliot Peter44 Williams, Josh Aston45 Yao, Abodje Freddy Brucelast_img read more

Mom wants to help others deal with loss

first_imgNow she is trying to use that pain to help other parents. “I realized that this could become what I’m all about – this woman who lost a child to a terrible illness,” she said. “I could do that, or I could be someone who does something about it, someone who uses this experience for good.” – Melissa Evans 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rahni Davies’ daughter would have been 13 on Jan. 3. Even though her daughter is gone, a mother never stops being a mother, remembering birthdays, thinking about Christmas gifts. The pain has subsided substantially since Willow died of a brain tumor six years ago. The support she received through TrinityKids Care – she was the first mother to enroll when the pediatric hospice program began in 2001 – and at The Gathering Place, a bereavement support program, was crucial, she said. “It’s taken a long time to get back on track, but we were lucky,” the Torrance mom said. “We got to hold our daughter in our arms until her last breath.” Her experience with hospice care, which allows families to care for their dying children at home, was so powerful that Davies changed her career path. She is two years into a master’s program at California State University, Dominguez Hills, studying marriage and family therapy. Davies hopes to work with grieving families, either in a hospice program or in a hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“I think it helps to know exactly what they are up against,” she said. Initially, the feeling is shock and disbelief, she said. Her daughter was 5 when the family got the news that she had a brain tumor. Like most parents, she moved into a place of frenzy, desperately trying to find an experimental drug, a second, third or fourth opinion. She acknowledges she “fought it tooth and nail,” but finally put Willow in hospice, where the nurses made sure her daughter wasn’t in pain. She and her son received counseling to deal with their pain, too. After a year in a support group talking to other parents who have lost children, “I finally started to see in color again,” she said. “I didn’t even realize that the world had become black and white.” The hope that she could actually get through something like this became a reality – a day at a time. The ordeal consumed her life, but Davies was determined not let it destroy it. last_img read more

Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals. How did they get that far?

first_imgBangladesh are one win away from their first final in a major tournament but whatever the outcome of their Champions Trophy semi-final against India on Thursday, it is clear the country’s long struggle in the game is now bearing fruit.Bangladesh qualified for this year’s eight-nation Champions Trophy, having missed out on the last two editions, thanks to their improving fortunes in the one-day game combined with the decline of West Indies cricket.Although still viewed until recently by many as “minnows”, it should not be surprising that Bangladesh, who reached the last four thanks to an impressive win over New Zealand, are now among the elite teams in the shorter forms of the game.The country has plenty of talent to choose from with a population of 160 million which is lower only than India and Pakistan among test-playing nations.Cricket is the national sport and has deep roots with the Dhaka Premier League having begun in 1974, three years after the country’s bloody war of independence from Pakistan – but it has been a long grind to get to their current level.”I think everyone has contributed to what we are today. The whole nation will be with us as they were in our desperate times and good times,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said after the victory over New Zealand.By 1979, still dealing with many issues of post-war reconstruction, Bangladesh entered their first international tournament, the ICC Trophy in England, a tournament designed for the non-test playing nations in which they lost to Canada and Denmark.advertisementSteady progress enabled Bangladesh to win the ICC Trophy in 1997 and two years later they played in the full World Cup where they pulled off a famous victory over Pakistan.In 2000, the country entered cricket’s elite, becoming a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and hosting their first test match, against India in Dhaka.The step-up in competition was tough, from 1999 to 2004 the side lost 71 of 72 completed matches, but by the mid-2000’s Bangladesh were starting to show signs of promise.In the three-nation NatWest Series in 2005, they beat Australia at Cardiff and two years later enjoyed wins over India and South Africa in the 2007 World Cup.Bangladesh have now claimed victories in one-day cricket against all the top nations, although their test record is poorer with just nine wins in 100 tests.Two years ago in the World Cup, they beat and finished above England in their group to reach the quarter-finals, where they lost to Thursday’s opponents India.It is a big ask for the Tigers to overcome the sub-continent’s dominant nation and reach that first final but the 224-run partnership between Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan in the five-wicket win over the Kiwis showed they have the players capable of producing an upset.last_img read more