Tag Archives: Mark Hughes

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 Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke City 07.05.16

1) Serious grounds for concern As English football’s unlikeliest of champions prepared for a bonkers party in the East Midlands, the only dilly dinging and indeed donging in Potteries football is coming from the alarm bells that are well and … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Manchester City 4-0 Stoke City 23.04.16

1) This is getting embarrassing now When you go into a game actively expecting to lose 4-0, something is badly wrong. At the end of a week when the world lost Prince, Stoke partied not like it was 1999, but … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 2-2 Swansea City 02.04.16

1) Stoke do it to themselves (and that’s what really hurts) For some reason, this feels worse than a defeat.

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The Top 5 Conclusions from AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City 13.02.16

1) The rot has been stopped emphatically Finally some good news. Two days after we learned about Bojan’s shiny new four-and-a-half year contract, Stoke purged their addiction to 3-0 reverses by bagging a trio of their own, popping The Cherries … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 0-3 Everton 06.02.16

  1 An unholy shambles Wretched. Miserable. Abject. Pathetic. It’s hard to find words to do justice to just how poor Stoke were in their latest catastrophe of this most nightmarish of starts to 2016.

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Leicester City 3-0 Stoke City 23.01.16

1) Charity begins with Stoke Fairytale story threatened by a reality check? Does it look like the wheels are in danger of coming off? Star striker not scored for a while? Star winger becoming more renowned for missing penalties than … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from The Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg 05.01.16

1) Flat, but not the end of the world There’s little more deflating in football than when your team doesn’t turn up for a big game. We’ve seen it countless times at Stoke, from relegation six pointers, to play offs, … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from WBA 2-1 Stoke City 02.01.16

1) A few alarms, but no surprises PROGRESS! After three fruitless attempts and nearly 11 years, Stoke City finally scored their first goal against a Tony Pulis team since October 2005,

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Everton 3-4 Stoke City 28.12.15

1) 93 minutes of insanity It’s not enormously fashionable to invoke Alton Towers at the moment, but during my youth in the early 90s, the box office ride at Staffordshire’s foremost adventure park was the Corkscrew.

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