Mark Hughes hopes midfielder Stephen Ireland will join Stoke on a permanent basis. The former Manchester City playmaker is at the Britannia Stadium on a season-long loan from Aston Villa, where his contract runs out at the end of the ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Irish Independent
Stoke boss Mark Hughes was left to curse "a shin pad's width" after a tight offside call against Stephen Ireland denied the Potters victory at Hull. The game ended goalless at the KC Stadium after fine performances from both ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Irish Independent
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Stephen James Ireland (born 22 August 1986 in Cobh, County Cork) is an Irish footballer playing in England for Manchester City.
Ireland started his career in Cobh, playing junior football for Cobh Ramblers, a team his father Michael had previously played for. As a schoolboy Ireland had trials with a number of British clubs, though several were discouraged by his Osgood-Schlatter disease, which he... Full Article At Wikipedia.org