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)

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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

Wizard’s Library – The Mixer by Michael Cox

In the first of a new series, Jase takes a look at Stoke City’s appearances in various football books. This week he tackles The Mixer, by Michael Cox. What is it? The book is called The Mixer by Michael Cox, described as “The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines”. From … Continue reading Wizard’s Library – The Mixer by Michael Cox

Smith and Jones: The Waiting Game

Plucked from smaller, less fashionable southern clubs and thrown into cauldrons of expectation in the Midlands, Dean Smith and Nathan Jones face unenviable tasks in trying to restore their respective clubs to former glories. The appointments of Dean Smith and Nathan Jones at Aston Villa and Stoke City may signify a broader trend for football … Continue reading Smith and Jones: The Waiting Game

Stop. F*****g. Booing.

Passing backwards, that’s a booin’. Losing at half time, that’s a booin’. Losing at full time, oh you better believe that’s a booin’. A binary thought process seems to have settled over the club, there appears to absolutely no nuance to the way in which matches are viewed. Passing forwards, winning matches – good; passing … Continue reading Stop. F*****g. Booing.