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Ryan Shawcross | Defensemen

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 168

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Ryan Shawcross has been a standout for Stoke City and fantasy managers alike and his excellence continued in the Week 6 clean sheet win over Newcastle.
Ryan Shawcross's name was linked with a return to the club he came up with, Manchester United, a number of years ago but since that infatuation faded (if it was ever there) he has faded from the collective consciousness somewhat. A pillar at Stoke City since 2008, it is easy to forget about him. With the advent of statistics that describe central defending play, Shawcross has started to re-emerge for fans and fantasy managers. In the Yahoo format he is averaging just over 10 points/match this season on performances like the one he put in on Monday. Three blocked shots, two interceptions and a tackle won leading to a clean sheet is a lot of fantasy goodness in almost any format. Expect his solidity to continue. Oct 1 - 5:23 PM

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Stoke City scored a controversial equalizer in the 83rd minute to get a point on the road at the KC Stadium.

With their new forwards - Bojan and Mame Biram Diouf - still struggling despite being up a man for most of the match a defender came to the rescue for Mark Hughes' men. The beneficiary of a dubious call from the linesman, Stoke put the ball into the box where Ryan Shawcross poked it in for an equalizing goal. Stoke struggled to generate an attack despite Hull City having gone down a man in the 14th minute. With a week left in the transfer window, it appears that Stoke still need a new signing to help spark their attack.
Aug 24 - 10:50 AM

Ryan Shawcross was sent off for two yellow card offences in Stoke's defeat to Tottenham, and will serve a one match suspension.

Shawcross was initially booked for a challenge on Christian Eriksen early in the match, before he caught Danny Rose with a kick early in the second half, earning the defender a second yellow card and the subsequent red card. Shawcross will miss Stoke's next game at home to Fulham.
Apr 26 - 12:37 PM

Ryan Shawcross suffered a groin injury against Manchester United midweek in their Carling Cup tie. It's not known how serious the injury is, but he's a big doubt for Stoke's match against Aston Villa.

With Robert Huth already missing, Shawcross is almost indispensable to the Potters. Their make-shift back-line will probably include Marc Muniesa, Geoff Cameron, and Erik Pieters, with Marc Wilson and Andy Wilkinson fighting for the right-back spot.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:17:00 AM

Stoke City XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters; Walters, Palacios, Ireland, Nzonzi, Arnautovic; Crouch Substitutes: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson.

Assaidi and Adam make way for Palacios and Crouch from last weekend. And Wilkinson not surprisingly back on the Potter's bench.
Source: Twitter
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross has been ill this week, but is likely to be fit to face Manchester United this weekend.

Manager Mark Hughes made the announcement at his press conference today. Stoke will be desperate to have Shawcross available as they travel to face the champions.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross provided the game winning goal for Stoke City in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Despite the Potters not keeping a clean sheet in either of their first two games, Shawcross has managed double digits fantasy points in each. The goal was a result of shoddy defending from Palace who could not clear the ball out of their own box, and Shawcross was there to capitalize on the promoted side's mistake. Shawcross is worth fantasy consideration for Stoke home games, as the club has a reputation for being tough to score upon at the Britannia, and the club captain is nailed on for starts.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Stoke and West Ham United are looking to sign Porto's Abdoulaye Ba.

The young, 6'6" central defender would be cover for Stoke's bevy of giants including Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 11:36:00 PM