Tag Archives: Ryan Shawcross

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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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United 15.05.16

1) A bright finish we never saw coming Before kick off, three points seemed unlikely. At half time, they looked impossible. Another thrashing looked a distinct possibility, while at the other end it had seemed as if the next man … 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 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur 18.04.16

1) An exercise in sloth and cowardice  Strewth, where to start dissecting this? Shall we start by getting the excuses out of the way?

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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 Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal 17.01.16

1) A frustrating afternoon In an age when people bang on about the ‘gentrification’ of football (which I think means more families at grounds and less stabbings, boooo!) it’s good to know we still have at least one genuine rivalry … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Stoke City 2-0 Manchester Utd 26.12.15

 1) A win surprising in its lack of surprise “This man is magic. He scores goals that others simply dream of!” The fact that, 22 years on, every Stoke fan still remembers Alan Parry’s commentary (while conveniently forgetting that we … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Conclusions from Sunderland 2-0 Stoke City 28.11.15

1) Only darkness at the Stadium of Light Same old, same old. The usual non-performance, the usual outcome on the usual dreary day (we never seem to get this trip in spring do we?), Saturday once again demonstrated that the … Continue reading

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The New Boys: Philipp Wollscheid (Again)

And lo, this summer’s new boys section did kick off not with a new boy, but with a familiar face. Stoke City’s first signing of the transfer window was somebody we’ve already had six months to get acquainted with, as … Continue reading

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