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

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!

Past, Present and Future

Three events from the last few days have provided a snapshot of where Stoke have been, where we are now, and where we could be going. Past Jonny Walters, eh? What more is there to say that hasn't already been said? The Merseyside-born Ireland striker said goodbye after seven seasons with the club on Friday, … Continue reading Past, Present and Future

57: Wizards meet… Danny Higginbotham

We're back! The Wizards of Drivel podcast returns for another season and what better way to kick things off with an interview with a modern day Stoke City hero? ITunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wizards-of-drivel-stoke-city-podcast/id1114330517?mt=2 Soundcloud:  We obviously covered Higgy's Stoke career - from helping bring Ric to the Britannia (we could have had Dexter Blackstock!), to THAT Quarter … Continue reading 57: Wizards meet… Danny Higginbotham