Post by somersetstokie on Jun 12, 2019 20:08:12 GMT
The newest name to emerge in our frantic rush to make new signings is one Pelly Ruddock. (Who?). So another option to add to our potential pool of players, especially midfielders. What is going on I hear you say? Well I now think that I have the answer. Stoke have built up a huge squad, regardless of Jones' stated intention of using an effective slimline line up in the Championship next season, with few rumours suggesting that other teams are interested in taking any of the surplus players off our hands.
In my view Stoke are clearly going to create a B team of older and less enthusiastic contracted individuals, to play charity and exhibition matches. especially in countries like Egypt, Turkey and China. Besides putting unwanted players in the shop window in the hope that they will attract the attention of gullible club buyers, the B team will help attract new fans and subscribers to Stoke City and BET 365 services, and promote Shirt sales in the near and far East.
Stoke are clearly to be applauded for their imaginitive and innovative planning and strategy. In developing a carefully chosen and constructed assembly of talented but lazy players Stoke have placed themselves way out in front of the majority of English clubs in exploring new ways to promote and develop the club's profile and income potential.
They will have a ready source of prima donna players ready and eager to spend the odd week or two in the sun playing cameo roles without pressure or excessive effort. No more extended bench appearances in humdrum championship games, no offers of season long loans to minor Bundesliga teams, no weekends spent sending endless tweets insisting that they have worked really hard in training and their non appearances in the team are the clubs fault not theirs. Instead they will have a chance to really fulfill their potential and perform useful marketing services for the club that they profess to love. And they will be able to remain on overpaid extended contracts for much longer than they expected without having to hassle their agents to get them a role at PSG or Seville.
So here we go, with a New season, and best wishes for both our dynamic new first team squad, and our new projects involving the B Team All Stars.