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The 200% Premier League Pre-Season: Stoke City

At what point does exceeding expectations become meeting them? The question of where the trip-switch between these two points is a most curious one, and we might argue that there none so curious in the entirety of the Premier League than Stoke City Football Club. It...

The End Of Another Era… This Time, For Stoke City

All football clubs want to progress, but the truth of the matter is that not all of them can, and for many there is a glass ceiling of expectation at which further growth may just about prove impossible. What has been achieved at Stoke City over the seven years in...

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

The coming nine season will be the fifth since Stoke City ascended back to the Premier League, and in surviving comfortably in this division they continue to frustrate the game’s self-appointed purists. Stoke remain the nearest thing that the division has to an...

Match Of The Past: Stoke City

The next in our series of Match Of The Past – which will have covered all twenty Premier League clubs soon and will be moving onto the Football League thereafter – focusses on Stoke City, and six matches covering the years between 1970 and 1996. The 1970s...

The Welcome Return Of The Crouchasaurus

Fifty-eight minutes of largely uninspiring football had been played when, quite out of the blue, we witnessed one of the greatest moments of this Premier League season, and all from the most unexpected of sources. It could be argued that there was something defiantly...