Quick Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

Boro fan and former Middlesbrough FC Press Officer Andrew Clarke answers our questions ahead of Stoke's trip to the Riverside Stadium... What have you made of Boro's season so far? We started like a house on fire. However, that was due to the fact we were miles fitter than everyone else after TP had the … Continue reading Quick Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

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Iconic Stoke Moments: Boaz Myhill puts it out for a corner

The latest in our series of Stoke moments that won't be recorded in the history books, that we loved all the same... We all know that Rory Delap was so much more than a throw-in. He was a fantastic player for Stoke City. Made to measure for Tony Pulis' side, Delap did every job asked … Continue reading Iconic Stoke Moments: Boaz Myhill puts it out for a corner

Iconic Stoke Moments: The Yoav Ziv Red Card

In this blog series, we look at Iconic Stoke Moments that have very little to do with footballing success, of which there are many. Stoke City playing in Europe seems a distant memory now. After the success of the 2010/11 FA Cup run, our reward was a place in the Europa League. Those European games … Continue reading Iconic Stoke Moments: The Yoav Ziv Red Card

Stoke City: Choose Your Own Adventure

You are Stoke City manager. Despite lofty pre-season expectations of being somewhat competent Stoke City have slumped to the murky depths of lower mid-table and got rid of the previous manager in the middle of the season. You are given the task of giving the crowd something to shout about before the end of the … Continue reading Stoke City: Choose Your Own Adventure

Film Review: Macari’s Red and White Army

I was born in 1993. I’ve always felt good about that, being born in a ‘great Stoke year’. Naturally, this probably makes me not quite as well-positioned to judge ‘Macari’s Red and White Army’ as the fans who experienced it. My biggest connection to Stoke’s class of ’93 is that my middle name is Mark, … Continue reading Film Review: Macari’s Red and White Army

Quick Preview: Rotherham United (H)

Rotherham fan Rick Potts give us an overview of The Millers ahead of their trip to the bet365 on Saturday. How would you assess your season so far? Very, very challenging – but overall – bloody good! Personally, I think we’ve done really well without getting the rub of the green – I know a … Continue reading Quick Preview: Rotherham United (H)

Empty seats should shame football, not football fans

There was an inevitability about the recent criticism directed at Manchester City supporters, as tickets for their FA Cup semi-final against Brighton went unsold. Man City have dealt with empty seat jibes for a number of years now. Sections of sky blue at the Etihad Stadium not reflecting the domination of Pep Guardiola’s team. Last … Continue reading Empty seats should shame football, not football fans

Nathan Jones isn’t the messiah

Nathan Jones is a devout Christian who credits his faith with getting him through bad times. He has several religious tattoos on his body including praying hands and the crucifixion on his left bicep and forearm, Jesus Christ on his right bicep, and Michaelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' across his back.[48] "It keeps you grounded. There's a lot … Continue reading Nathan Jones isn’t the messiah

Wizard’s Library – The Mixer by Michael Cox

In the first of a new series, Jase takes a look at Stoke City’s appearances in various football books. This week he tackles The Mixer, by Michael Cox. What is it? The book is called The Mixer by Michael Cox, described as “The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines”. From … Continue reading Wizard’s Library – The Mixer by Michael Cox