UK time is: 09:36:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hoefkens: I'm not hanging around

Carl Hoefkens has issued an ultimatum to the Stoke management that he will leave if he does not get back into the first team.

He's currently away on international duty and has told a Belgium newspaper, Het Laaste Nieuws, that he's fed up of the current situation at the Brit: 'I was soothed with weak excuses, such as that my children are keeping me from my sleep,'

'On Saturday I played the complete game but, if things do not change, I will be gone in the winter.'

Hoefkens' contract is up in the summer, so Pulis would probably consider an offer for the player in the January transfer window

Last season's 'player of the season', Hoefkens has made many friends whilst at Stoke and most fans are unhappy that such a talented defender has been allowed to languish on the subs' bench since the arrival of Andy Griffin on loan from Portsmouth.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 9 2006

Time: 1:42PM

Your Comments

from hero to forgotten ... do not blame the lad one bit for coming out with what he has ... you do not become a bad player over night !
dazednconfuzed
"...most fans are unhappy..." if this happens (i.e. if TP is still here by then - we can but hope) then i think it would be more accurate to say: 95% of fans would be "incandescent with rage". And wait for it, TP will no doubt now come out with some guff about Hoof being disloyal with such comments. If the agenda is to raise the quality of the team & squad then (= "push on" in TP speak) then why do the dirty on your best player? Unbelievable. Truly unbelievable.
stokebloke
I think he is too good for the reserves to be honest. I would give him a first team run out.
jono_forest
another one leaving pulis,s sinking ship
philking12
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Fans Expectations (Thursday November 27 2014)

Moses to miss festive period (Thursday November 27 2014)

Shenton signs professional deal (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Coates to appeal F.A. charge (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Burnley (Monday November 24 2014)

Ings Brings First Away Win (Sunday November 23 2014)

Bojan wins October goal of the month (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Spurs 1 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 2 West Ham
Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17
9. Everton 12 4 5 3 3 17
10. Spurs 12 5 2 5 -1 17
11. Stoke 12 4 3 5 -2 15
12. Liverpool 12 4 2 6 -3 14
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13

Breaking League News

You Shall Be Having a Party
Chelsea : 29/11/2014 09:32:00
New Shirt Sponsor Deal Draws Closer
Chelsea : 29/11/2014 09:27:00
Team News: Manchester United v Hull
Hull City : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Team News: Swansea City v Palace
Crystal Palace : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Merson Predicts A Swansea City Win Though...
Swansea : 28/11/2014 23:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Burnley
Suggested By:  
Begovic 2%
Bardsley 16%
Shawcross 0%
Cameron 0%
Muniesa 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Sidwell 16%
Moses 0%
Bojan 66%
Walters 0%
Crouch 0%
Arnautovic 0%
Crouch 0%
Adam 0%