This is the first relegation I've properly experienced. I was too young in 1998, when we went down to the third tier. So after being a season ticket holder for 17 years, this weekend marked the first time seeing Stoke City on a league table in bright red. Bottom of the pile, with the 'R' … Continue reading Premier League Years
So as we bid our farewell to the Premier League after an unforgettable 10 year spell, we will the cherish the moments that us Stoke supporters had only dreamt of witnessing. As the dreaded drop to the second tier of English football looms upon us, it’s hard to argue that several factors have played … Continue reading EFL Bound – What Went Wrong?
We all know that Stoke City are in a world of hurt, and it’s difficult to pinpoint one reason for being so futile. Charlie Adam being fat, Saido Berahino being a dick, Jesé thinking he’s Batman, Hughes just being awful are just a few that come to mind. Putting all of these to the side, … Continue reading Pace odyssey
Stoke are going down. It probably helps to admit it. Unless you're a player or member of the Stoke City management team, in which case please carry on as if we're not yet. With every passing week, there's a simultaneous arithmetic and divination exam we all set for ourselves. "Well, we'll only need two wins … Continue reading The Blame Game
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
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
Well, it's certainly been an eventful start to the year for Stoke City. Two disastrous defeats and a managerial sacking see us about to start on a new adventure with our backs very much against the wall. O'Neill, Pearson, Rowett, Rodgers, Koeman, Shhhhteve, Nello...whoever the new manager is, they will have our full backing (though … Continue reading New Years Resolutions
It may turn out to be the night the Mark Hughes era ended. A 5-1 routing at the national stadium, by a Tottenham side who were revelling in their fourth consecutive four-goal tonking of the Potters. 'Hughes Out' chants in the stadium, players admitting to have 'given up', a teenager's confidence shot to pieces in … Continue reading That’s all, folks.
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
For a while now, we at Wizards towers have had discussions about where we can go with the pod. We want to produce an entertaining listen for Stoke fans, as well as fulfil our commitment to our Patrons. But jobs, families, travel, other podcasts and the general fretting that comes with following Stoke City has … Continue reading Wizards 2.0