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USA international Brek Shea is ready to bring his artistic personality onto the football pitch with Stoke.

Last Updated: 10/03/13 at 16:33 Post Comment

Brek Shea: The Stoke man is 'bold, bright and unpredictable'

Brek Shea: The Stoke man is 'bold, bright and unpredictable'

The Texan-born playmaker is a part-time artist and insists his work is just as unpredictable as the way he plays the game.

Shea, 23, who joined the Potters in a £2.5million deal in January from MLS side FC Dallas, says his hobby keeps his mind at ease.

He told the Daily Star "I like to paint two or three times a week.

"If you look at my paintings you will see a lot of them are bold, bright and unpredictable.

"And I play my football in pretty much the same way - so there is a comparison.

"I don't know what I'm going to do out on the pitch. I just like to go out there and it happens - that is exactly the same with my paintings.

"I play my best when I don't think about things and just do things on the spur of the moment. I am a free spirit, I suppose.

"Football can be a very stressful game when things aren't going your way. Something like painting can really help to keep your mind at ease."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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