I first went in 1969/70 season but can only really remember properly from 1970/71 onwards. I remembe us beating a good Leeds side 3-0 at home and we battered the eventual league winners Arsenal 5-0. I can remember real trouble in the streets of Stoke after the games against West Ham, the Shit, and Tottenham. I remember being close to tears when the bent ref cheated us out of the semi against lucky Arsenal. I remember the Texaco cup and I think a 3rd and 4th play off game for the FA cup losing semi finalists!
A team of heroes - Banks, Smith, Pejic, Greenhoff, Conroy, Bernard, Ritchie etc - yet we only ended up 13th after a poor second half of season - nothing much changes ( except we passed the ball back then...............)