Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’
Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’

I wrote an article last season sparked by foreign ownership and community about a long standing Stoke City cult hero, Neil “Nello” Baldwin. Nello had just been awarded an honorary degree degree by Keele University in recognition of his positive impact on university life over fifty plus years in residence. […]

Stoke City 2014/15 Season Preview: In Bojan We Trust
Stoke City 2014/15 Season Preview: In Bojan We Trust

Saturday ‘s match against Aston Villa marks the start of Stoke City’s 2014/15 Premier League season. Pre-season matches have been more about fitness than flash, with results being draws or close defeats, and a solitary victory against Real Betis at the Britannia Stadium. Squad changes have been swift and significant […]

Mark Hughes And His Impact On Stoke City
Mark Hughes And His Impact On Stoke City

As a Stoke City supporter, I was initially quite despondent when Mark Hughes was appointed manager to replace Tony Pulis. Hughes switched Stoke’s style practically overnight to one that focused on playing the ball out from the back, passing for passings sake, becoming slow and ponderous, and pretty much inviting […]

In Praise of Danny Higginbotham, A New Pundit and Gibraltar Footballer
In Praise of Danny Higginbotham, A New Pundit and Gibraltar Footballer

In this pervasive age of soccer coverage, I’m an unusual creature. If I’m not attending a live match in England, I very rarely watch the beautiful game on screen even when it’s my own team. I much prefer radio coverage, finding the personalities and pundits a little more erudite than […]