The Blame Game

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

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

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

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?

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

The Great Big Stoke City Youth Preview 2017/18

Last season wasn’t bad for the kids at Stoke. An excellent cup run which captures the hearts of many across Staffordshire alongside an actual first team breakthrough for Julien Ngoy. The upcoming season offers more youth promise than ever before, with the standard of player improving more and more at a time when they’re sorely … Continue reading The Great Big Stoke City Youth Preview 2017/18

SCFC Mediawatch – June 28th

The best Stoke-Con-Tent in Stoke-on-Trent Welcome to SCFC Mediawatch, the first of a weekly feature in which we review the previous week in Stoke City-related media. From fanzines and podcasts to why we were last on Match of the Day again, SCFC mediawatch looks at all levels of media and picks out the most interesting … Continue reading SCFC Mediawatch – June 28th

2017/18 One to Watch: Geoff Cameron

There's plenty of life in Stoke's American Hero yet, and Jason Martin looks at Geoff's future for the Potters... Of all the players I’d expected to be writing about as “One To Watch” for the coming season, I never expected it to be this one. We’ve invested £31m in the midfield over the last two years, … Continue reading 2017/18 One to Watch: Geoff Cameron