Tag Archives: Joe Allen

The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland 15.10.16

1) Wins and clean sheets and Joe Allens oh my! It’s been coming. Slowly but surely. But the pressure was on. Failure to win this, the first in a series of eminently winnable games between now and the festive season, … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City 02.10.16

1) The comeback starts here At long last, a result at Old Trafford! How typically Stoke City that our first point away at Manchester United since the week after John Lennon was shot (Lee Chapman’s strike making rather fewer headlines than … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 1-1 West Brom 24.09.16

1) Hughes blows his mini-redemption Let’s start with a basic statement of the obvious. This is a draw that feels like a defeat.

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur 10.09.16

1) Stoke are absolutely where they deserve to be Rewatching the ‘highlights’ of this debacle, there was a point at which Mark Hughes, exiled in dudgeon to the stands, could be seen blindly poking away at a mobile device, communication … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City 20.08.16

1) A harsh scoreline, but a harsher glare on Stoke’s deficiencies First of all, this was not a 4-1 game.

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