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Steven James Sidwell | Midfielder

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 176

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Mark Hughes, the man who brought Steve Sidwell to Fulham, has signed him on a free transfer to bolster Stoke's central midfield.
Sidwell had his best scoring season in the Premier League in 2013-14 with seven goals but despite his efforts, Fulham were relegated. Moving to Stoke makes sense for the veteran midfielder as he will be going to a place that values the combination of physical and skilled play that he offers in addition to a manager who he knows. Whether he is a first choice starter remains to be seen as Stoke continue to transform from Tony Pulis' physicality-first philosophy to Mark Hughes blend of physicality and technical ability. Jun 24 - 10:58 AM

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Yohan Cabaye was so good that Newcastle may need to sign two players to replace him with Steve Sidwell and Clement Grenier the names linked to the Magpies.

With Steve Sidwell out of contract at Fulham, the Magpies may jump on a proven Premier League player coming off his best season productivity-wise. While Sidwell isn't likely to be the creative force that Cabaye was for Newcastle. That hope would lie with a player like Grenier who could team with Sidwell to create a new central midfield for Newcastle. Grenier would be a stretch but Sidwell seems like a very achievable acquisition.
May 26 - 10:08 AM

Steve Sidwell was eventually substituted in Fulham's draw with Hull City yesterday because of a knock he picked up earlier in the game.

Sidwell was in obvious pain as he spent several moments on the ground after a tough challenge in the first half. His bullish demeanor gave him enough temerity to carry on well into the second half, but Felix Magath apparently felt the knock was limiting the midfielder's abilities enough to warrant a change. Fulham will need some luck to find a way to avoid relegation at this point, but if they do not have their leading goal scorer fit and ready to go next weekend, their chances will be all the more slim.
Apr 27 - 12:59 PM

Steve Sidwell added to his team leading goal total by scoring his seventh of the season today, but it was not enough to get a positive result as Fulham lost to Tottenham 3-1.

Spurs were caught napping a bit, allowing Fulham to level just moments after Paulinho scored the opener. It was a nice move from Sidwell who, while charging into the box, caught up to his own attempted pass and pushed through the center of the Spurs defense to beat Hugo Lloris for his seventh league goal this season. After then falling behind, the Cottagers had a chance to get back in it when they were awarded a penalty due to a Christian Eriksen handball. Sidwell took it, much to the dismay of teammate Hugo Rodallega, and did not manage to get it past Lloris, who was top class today. Fulham will look to bounce back next week in a must win against Hull City.
Apr 19 - 9:57 AM

Steve Sidwell scored his first goal of the season to give Fulham the advantage, but the Cottagers were denied 3 points in the closing seconds as West Brom drew level for a 1-1 final.

It is another discouraging sign from the Fulham attack as through four PL matches, the Cottagers have yet to receive any goal production from the likes of Bryan Ruiz, Adel Taarabt, or Dimitar Berbatov. They did manage to get on the board and come away with a point on the Sidwell goal, scored when West Brom failed poorly to clear the ball out of the box and the veteran took advantage. Still, one would have expected to take 3 points at home to a side who hadn't scored a goal this season until the final minute of this match.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Steve Sidwell, potentially under pressure given some of Fulham's summer acquisitions, scored from a Bryan Ruiz corner in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Betis.

Sidwell played well when not suspended for Fulham last season but he's aging and Fulham have been linked with a lot of names in the central midfield positions and have already signed Derek Boateng and Adel Taarabt. Whether Sidwell's playing time is under serious threat isn't clear but if his indiscipline continues then Martin Jol will be forced to consider other options. If, on the other hand, Sidwell can continue to contribute to the offense in addition to his defensive and distribution work then he will likely remain the starter for this season at least.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 04:48:00 PM