Here’s Hoping

So, here we are then. After one of the strangest weeks in my life as a Stoke fan we find ourselves with manager once more. With manager that we maybe didn’t hope for. Probably didn’t expect. But one we certainly now have. For the first time in recent memory my football club were searching for … Continue reading Here’s Hoping


The clock is ticking

Not the best day to be a Stokie. A managerial snub, clubs around us picking up points, and goals for Arnautovic and Joselu. We are a fan base divided between the anxious and the apathetic, as the Flores debacle gets filed under 'Classic Stoke'. It seems highly likely we'll go into Old Trafford without a … Continue reading The clock is ticking

Time to go, Hughes

Guest blogger Chiraag Gokal says it's time for change at Stoke. Patience has worn thin around the bet365 Stadium. The fanbase has long been irate with a manager under-achieving for the worse part of 18 months, and with the hierarchy that has indefinitely offered him a chance at redemption. Four and a half after his … Continue reading Time to go, Hughes

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

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