Mark Hughes should keep using adversity as an advantage

It is rather typically Stoke that some irrelevant bullshit cloud a great result, but once again we're here. Whilst there was a fair degree of praise for a combatitve and effective Potters display during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United, a fair portion of the media honed in on the latest episode of Mark Hughes' … Continue reading Mark Hughes should keep using adversity as an advantage

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A good Hart is hard to find

Southgate's selection of the West Ham goalkeeper encapsulates our malaise with the national team. "I expect nothing, yet I'm still disappointed." We're used, at Stoke, to finding ourselves snubbed. We see this regularly enough on Match of the Day, when actual analysis on The Potters is neglected in favour of focussing on our opponents. Though … Continue reading A good Hart is hard to find

Where are they now? – Stoke’s Europa League Run

It was a great time to be a Stoke fan in 2011, as our Wembley demolition of Bolton allowed a new generation of fans to experience The Potters in Europe. Though it would end in disappointment at The Mestalla, we did experience a proper Europa League run, playing six different clubs from all quarters of … Continue reading Where are they now? – Stoke’s Europa League Run

The Wizards of Drivel 2017/18 Manifesto

The season is nearly here. It's the time of year where Sky do a montage of grass being cut, stadiums looking resplendent in the sun and camera-friendly, official-shirt clad fans marching down terraced streets that very few Premier League grounds are anywhere near anymore. These images might release the right amount of endorphins to convince … Continue reading The Wizards of Drivel 2017/18 Manifesto

Opposition Season Preview – Part Three: Chelsea and Burnley

As part of a new series looking ahead to the new season, we’ve spoken to fans of the 19 other Premier League clubs to get their views on their clubs’ chances next season, as well as what they think of us. Part One: Crystal Palace and Liverpool Part Two: Arsenal and Everton Today we have … Continue reading Opposition Season Preview – Part Three: Chelsea and Burnley

Opposition Season Preview – Part Two: Arsenal and Everton

As part of a new series looking ahead to the new season, we’ve spoken to fans of the 19 other Premier League clubs to get their views on their clubs’ chances next season, as well as what they think of us. Today, we have Arsenal fan @gunnerpunner and Everton fanzine When Skies are Grey ARSENAL … Continue reading Opposition Season Preview – Part Two: Arsenal and Everton

A Dutch Potters’ View: Transfer Window

  In my last article, I wrote about the opinions of Dutch people on our pre-season (until that moment.) This article will be my opinions on our transfer window until this moment. That includes opinions on: the signing of Darren Fletcher, Josh Tymon, Kurt Zouma, and the rumours that have been spread around until now. … Continue reading A Dutch Potters’ View: Transfer Window

Opposition Season Preview – Part One: Crystal Palace and Liverpool

As part of a new series looking ahead to the new season, we've spoken to fans of the 19 other Premier League clubs to get their views on their clubs' chances next season, as well as what they think of us. This week, we have Palace blog Red N Blue Army, and Henry Jackson from … Continue reading Opposition Season Preview – Part One: Crystal Palace and Liverpool

Stoke and St. Pauli: Best of Comrades?

On the face of it, a commercial relationship between 2.Bundesliga’s FC St Pauli of Hamburg and our very own Stoke City is a bizarre one. How did these two clubs even come into contact with one another, let alone negotiate a partnership that, as the clubs prepared statements state, “will see them liaise in terms … Continue reading Stoke and St. Pauli: Best of Comrades?

Ryan Shawcross: O Captain! My Captain!

With Darren Fletcher being touted to take the armband from Ryan Shawcross, David Cowlishaw argues against Ryan being replaced as skipper. I love Ryan Shawcross. What red and white blooded Stoke fan doesn't? He's been with us for nearly ten years, helped us win promotion, established himself as a top class Premier League defender, become … Continue reading Ryan Shawcross: O Captain! My Captain!