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I Hate Stoke City

8 years ago

I hate Stoke City, I have done for a long long time, could it be because I was on the wrong end of some unmerited violent nastiness from a large group of their fans at THAT League cup tie in 1995?

Or could it be their brand of effective non-football that the repugnant Tony Pulis bought to the premiership?

Or maybe it’s the continuation of this ugly brand of non-football currently overseen by the equally repugnant Mark Hughes.

So yesterday ugly Stoke City came to town, complete with the smallest away following at St James Park in living memory.

As it happens, in the early exchanges Stoke were probably the better side as we struggled to cope without the recently very influential Cheick Tiote and our subdued crowd were stunned into silence, when first Charlie Adams twice went close, before some loanee from Liverpool curled one into the top corner.

At this point, the murmurings were loud, same old same old was coming to mind, we are built up and then let down, however right on cue in the middle of pantomime season step forward a plethora of comedy pantomime villains.

No point in detailing it all as I am sure you will all have laughed and gloated, however a couple of  oddities are worthy of mention, namely the repugnant Mr Hughes, who in a hissy fit of girlie proportions tossing his coat away to show his disgust, the same coat that was to miraculously re-appear as hard man Hughes succumbed to the plummeting Geordie temperatures!

Secondly, while watching MOTD this morning It was noted that when HBA went on a mazy run to cross for what was the second goal, the ball was out of play. Throw in Williamson’s handball (lead up to the penalty/sending off) and for once the gods were on our side, and the demons of Stoke were put to the sword. SWEET!

God I wanted more goals, I don’t think 10 would have fully satisfied my thirst for revenge, but we settle for 5 and a healthy looking league table, and a winnable mouthwatering clash with Arsenal to come on Sunday.

Now if we were to get 3 points off Arsenal….and West Brom… FA cup win over Cardiff……..yes I can dream!

Last word is an apology, after the defeat to Sunderland I knee jerked an article saying Pardew must go, citing how he had coached the skill and belief out of certain players, well I again eat copious amounts of humble pie, football is a results game, and that now speaks for itself.


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