Stoke City's season has been very much hit and miss and a statistic which emerged this week is a sad indictment on the English game.
Businessman Peter Coates first became Potters' chairman in 1989 and later returned for a second stint in 2005.
Everton are reportedly interested in Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic
Walters reportedly handed in a transfer request before the summer deadline after a dispute over his contract.
Shawcross is likely to miss the opening day of the season against Liverpool.
Stoke seem keen to give their manager and goalkeeper new contracts. Tottenham and Inter Milan are said to be interested in Begovic.
Huth has struggled to get into the Stoke first team this season after a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, but injuries to other defenders has reportedly put the decision to let him leave for Leicester under the spotlight.
Aaron Lennon snubbed a move to Stoke City to join Everton from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day.
It looked as if Oussama Assaidi was going to make his loan move to Stoke permanent. But that appears to have fallen through.
You can't keep a good man down.