Great Reputations: Stoke City 1972-1975 – Clued-up with Mr Waddington and Mr Hudson

ACCORDING TO Deloitte, Stoke City are among the top 30 football clubs, bigger than the likes of Ajax Amsterdam, four times European champions. Of course, this is attributable to the remarkable level of wealth that exists in the English Premier … Continue reading Great Reputations: Stoke City 1972-1975 – Clued-up with Mr Waddington and Mr Hudson

The Pulis style is stoking up debate

Stoke City and Sunderland bored the pants off 27,000 people this weekend and even the locals look fed-up with the way Tony Pulis’ side is plying its trade these days. I have to admit to being a little biased against Stoke. I witnessed their supporters in action at the 2011 FA Cup final, where neutral fans, enjoying the showpiece occasion that is still the cup final, were picked out by myopic Potters’ fans and told to “get out if you’re not Stoke”. Perhaps the style of play attracts a certain type of supporter. Stoke’s tactics have been widely criticized by … Continue reading The Pulis style is stoking up debate