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

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Mark Hughes should keep using adversity as an advantage

It is rather typically Stoke that some irrelevant bullshit cloud a great result, but once again we're here. Whilst there was a fair degree of praise for a combatitve and effective Potters display during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United, a fair portion of the media honed in on the latest episode of Mark Hughes' … Continue reading Mark Hughes should keep using adversity as an advantage

A good Hart is hard to find

Southgate's selection of the West Ham goalkeeper encapsulates our malaise with the national team. "I expect nothing, yet I'm still disappointed." We're used, at Stoke, to finding ourselves snubbed. We see this regularly enough on Match of the Day, when actual analysis on The Potters is neglected in favour of focussing on our opponents. Though … Continue reading A good Hart is hard to find

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 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!

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

QUIZ: Stoke City Premier League Players

It's nearly been a decade since Stoke City won promotion to the Premier League, and throughout our time in the "promised land", we've seen many faces come and go to the Britannia/Bet365 Stadium. 85 players have donned the red and white for the Potters in our most recent spell in the top flight...85! So, for … Continue reading QUIZ: Stoke City Premier League Players

Football Is About More Than Just Results

The idea that football is about results in pervasive throughout football. It's a phrase that you hear every day in the football world. For people in the game; managers, players, chairmen who rely on every point scrapped and gained it's true. Results are the lifeblood of a club's survival, of players' and manager's careers. If … Continue reading Football Is About More Than Just Results