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Stoke City’s August-September Progress Report

Stoke City have had a mixed beginning to the 2014-15 Premier League season and have posted mixed results since the start on the campaign. With one win, two draws and two losses, the Potters are perched in 13th spot on the log. The highlight of their campaign thus far certainly […]

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. […]

Who Is The MVP? A Breakdown Of The Most Valuable Player In Each BPL Team

Each Premier League club is where it is thanks to contributions from a whole heap of players, but there are some that are greater among equals. That’s what this is about: trying to find the most valuable player for each team. It’s actually harder than it looks, but thankfully I’m […]

Premier League Transfer Records: How Does Each Club Stack Up?

As more and more money is being pumped into the English Premier League, transfer fees are increasing exponentially from one transfer window to another. During the 2014 summer transfer window that closed on the first of September, a record £835 million was spent by Premier League clubs. Six of these […]

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 […]

Memories of Supporting Stoke City With My Father

Unlike most soccer fans, I can’t really remember my first Stoke game. My first clear memory of watching Stoke was against Middlesbrough at Vale Park, and then having a season ticket in 1977 in the Butler Street Stand. Relegation, inevitably, soon followed. So, basically, I was introduced to the Potters […]

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 […]

Stoke City Sign Mame Biram Diouf and Teixeira

While most of the world is anticipating the start of the World Cup, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been busy in the transfer market by adding two more signings to bring his total of summer acquisitions to four and counting. Stoke City have signed former Manchester United striker Mame […]

Premier League Power Rankings After Gameweek 31

The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it’s wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. It is in this final stretch where legends are made […]

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