On Monday, Stoke City will play at home against Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Potters have lost all three of their games so far this season, so they’ll be anxious to walk away with three points, or one at the minimum. It’s just another day in the life of Stoke, a club that has had its up years and plenty of down ones too.
So, it’s with great interest that I came across the following TV documentary on YouTube that I wanted to share with you, the reader. Reason being is that I believe that every club in the Premier League deserves respect. The clubs deserve to be respected by fellow supporters. I don’t expect everyone to love Stoke City, but as you can see from the following video, they’re a club with a long history.
In the eyeopening TV documentary, presenter Sue Jay examines what it’s like at Stoke City in 1975, whether it was as a supporter or as a footballer. There are plenty of legends being interviewed such as Jimmy Greenhoff, Peter Shilton and Alan Hudson. Plus the documentary interviews a football-mad family as well as supporters who have followed the Potters since 1913.
There are plenty of shots of Stoke’s old stadium, Victoria Ground, which was Stoke City’s ground from 1878 to 1997. At the time of its demolition it was thought to be the oldest operational football league ground in the world.
Enjoy the three-part video series. Part one is above, and parts two and three are below. And feel free to add any observations or questions in the comments section below.