Stoke boss eyes Downing

DOWNINGHAMMERStoke City boss Mark Hughes is the latest Premier League chief to show an interest in Stewart Downing.

However,the Hammers remain unflinching in their determination to hold onto the £6million signing despite admitting there have been several bids.

The Potters have asked about the chances of taking him out of Upton Park and Leicester City but have received the same response as Leicester City and Sunderland…that he’s not for sale

The interest has come about because of suggestions that Tottenham are keen on landing Victor Moses from Chelsea  who was on loan at the Britannia Stadium last season.

ClaretandHugh was told earlier: “Nothing’s change, Stewart is not for sale.”


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22 comments on “Stoke boss eyes Downing

  1. Let the bidding start,
    When it gets to £10 million sell sell sell
    Or swap him for Walters

    • I agree with the 1st two lines I just hope the Walters one is a joke,he’s awful

  2. I hear the stance and it makes sense,tbh I quite like him especially when BFSs plan A envelope was tampered with,but at his age if a really good offer comes I think it’d have to be seriously considered and probably accepted.

  3. Sorry QuickD I like his work rate he always makes our defence look rubbish,
    Sometimes you have to have a player that works hard is never injured and score goals,
    Can’t all be blessed with talent,just saw last week Stoke thought he would be leaving
    But if most fans don’t want him I will go with the flow

    • I agree Bubs, sometimes you need grafters in the side, unheralded players who always put in a shift.
      I always liked Geoff Pike for that reason.

    • That’s fine bubs we all have our opinions and agree he always puts in a good shift but I watch him mainly playing for Ireland,admittedly a poor side at the mo,and just feel he’s just not technically good enough despite always giving 100%. It might explain why Slav wants a new CB though lol

  4. I would take 8m for him in a heart beat,30yrs old with little worth in a couple of years.Tbh the guy frustrates the hell out of me sometimes.I wont have tears rolling down my face if he is sold.That only happens when i hear ‘last orders’ in the pub 😀

  5. Sorry,i think by mentioning the pub i went OT,my apoligizes 😉

  6. We have one now in Noble,
    I just like players that do it against us because if he was not in the Stoke team when we play them I think our chances of beating them would go up ten fold

  7. A mother good thing about living out here Rads never close all the time someone is drinking
    Same as you £8 million is good business

  8. Good thinking bubs we’d have a massive squad though. As for Nobes this is a make or break season for him. I think Slav will outwit Hughes and with a bit of luck him or Dicksy will give him a slap lol

  9. Never mind Savio,Downing or Sunday Bloody Sunday KUMB are saying Nolaninho is in preliminary talks with Bolton! This is a very good day indeed.

  10. Good news.I think we have our own Mystic Bradley.Rads said he would end up back at Bolton a few weeks ago.Maybe he is more than just the Lama 😀

    • Haha it’s his Zen Buddhism powers omm

      • Lol,i take no credit lads.Mystic Bradley spoke to me in a dream,haha.Though to be honest when i said it it was always a goer.He will be a championship standard type player this year,Bolton his old club & Lennon loves a golden oldie.Heskey,Gudjonson,now maybe Nolan.It made logical sense to me even as a rabid rads 😉

      • Hmm so you receive dreams from Mystic Brad who receives his wisdom from the angels passed on by the gods,as Eddie Cochran said there are three steps to heaven. See how productive your new karma has been lol

  11. 8 million offer comes in.Sell!!

  12. ahah.. the untouchable Downing… 8 mil and I’m ready with my taxi… 😉

    • Haha while you’re ordering can you get one heading to Bolton,it must have wide seats though lol

      • ahah Will do, Sir. I’m on it right now.. lol

      • Ahh thank you,if you could keep an eye on JO’B in the lobby until we know his destination I’d be grateful,might be a long wait though lol

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