quote: Stoke City made an initial $3 million offer for Shea, which FC Dallas countered with a price of more than $4 million. Stoke was initially hesitant to make a deal without seeing Shea train, but that stipulation fell by the wayside as negotiations went on for more than a week. Ultimately, Stoke City was given assurances of Shea’s health (sources tell SBI that Shea is close to being able to play) and now just a physical stands in the way of Shea completing a move that will likely be in the $3.5 million and $4 million range.
re: Brek Shea sold to Stoke City pending physical (Posted on 1/29/13 at 2:32 am to PurpGold 14-0)
They're getting a lot better. Played a high line against Liverpool a few weeks ago. Nowhere near the worst long ball team in England (Everton or West Ham I believe). Pulis has them passing around a decent amount now.