Jonesball Revisited

There we go, five months of Nathan Jones and it was...well, it probably wasn’t everything we had all hoped it to be. Stoke stumbled to a 16th placed finish and results wise Jones failed to improve on Rowett’s abject failure. But for some reason I, and I believe a relatively significant proportion of the rest … Continue reading Jonesball Revisited

Can Thibaud Verlinden shine in Jones’ diamond?

While results haven’t picked up much since Nathan Jones took charge of the Potters, there were certainly positives to take from the latter period of an overall dismal campaign. Much was expected of the senior international players at the club this season, but it has been the younger generation who have caught the attention in … Continue reading Can Thibaud Verlinden shine in Jones’ diamond?

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

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