“This is the worst Stoke side I have ever seen. I went my first game in 1981 and like you all have endured some terrible sides in division 3 etc.
But this lot, just wow. Absolutely gutless and not one decent player.
I seriously don’t know what we can do “

“Sadness, depression, misery, all of the previous emotions I felt about Stoke’s slide downwards have been replaced by apathy. It’s really hard to justify following the team like I used to, because it’s hard to find any pleasure in what is going on.”

“just a question of how many we’ll lose by on Saturday”

“At the moment we need to create a bucketful of chances to score one goal, can’t see us doing that against them. And we do seem easy to score against once the oppo get in and around the box. Could get messy…”

“Thank god I didn’t get Sheff United tickets. They beat us 4 or 5 if we play anything like we did against Preston”

“We should be looking nervously over our shoulders.
If Sheffield United beat us (as they probably will) and that is followed up by a loss against a Reading side that might be sniffing around the play offs (a possibility) then we might be right down there by the end of the month.”

“I’m not claiming this is much consolation to me (or expecting it to be for anyone else) but our xG stats (are actually not the worst.
5th best xG for
8th best xG against”

“We’ve also not lost when scoring first”

“We’ve also beaten Sheffield U. and Blackburn this season and drawn away to Burnley!”

“I get the stats but the Championship this season is rubbish.
I was very unimpressed by Burnley buf their record is significantly the best. Sheffield Utd have had the easier half of the season for them and have yet to play a lot of top half teams away.”

“The level of the Championship this season is particularly poor, even by it’s own very low standards.”

“Nobody is above average this season”

“I remember back in October when we’d beaten Sheff Utd at home and Preston away with two “easy” home fixture against lowly Coventry & Rotherham next. For a few days before those defeats there was a hope that we had a great chance to record 4 consecutive wins for the first time in 11 years. My point is predicting anything with Stoke in this crazy league is futile.”

“We are better away than at home. I’ve given up expecting anything from home games.”

“We’ll fare ok against the better teams. I’d fancy us away at sheff United more than I would v Preston at home”

“No doubt the ref will turn into Sean Bean for two hours”

By Roy

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