Stoke fan Jez Alcock got in touch after reading our match report following the shocking late collapse at the Britannia Stadium which gifted the home side three points.
Jez picked up on the following;
Watching Stoke every week would do your head in and the crowd figure of twenty six thousand would suggest many of the locals feel the same way.
‘We can only sell the seats that are in the Stadium unfortunately! Our capacity is a little over 28,000 but this is reduced due to segregation if the away end isn’t given over entirely to the visitors. Stoke home support is regularly sold out; hence why we are starting to make plans for a new stand in the corner where the scoreboard is situated.
And of course you are a one team city……………..we have the mighty Port Vale in ours!
So whilst it isn’t often pretty to watch, on vastly less resources than NUFC over the years, we have managed to maintain Premiership status for four consecutive seasons, which of course NUFC haven’t quite managed in this phase of your existence (due to Abdoulaye Faye’s goals in the two games against you in 08/09 season)! At £2 million, that was stealing.
We had 25 years out of the top flight and when Keegan’s brilliant team steamrollered us 4-0 in the League Cup at the Victoria Ground in 1995, I never thought we’d ever return.
The NUFC fans were magnificent at the Brit, it has to be said’.