Post by Jamo on the wing on Apr 17, 2013 18:20:34 GMT
I was proper gutted about Tupper leaving.
We went on the march around Stoke town centre during that summer in an attempt to oust Jordan.
Obviously the march turned into a pro Lou Macari sing song. The news was Warey was for the off and we were hoping he'd stay if Lou returned but being a bloke of honour he couldn't go back on his word Stockport.
Cheers Dave. Great article . Any chance of reproducing it for the Norwich game?
Well there will be another tribute in the Norwich issue, and though this one won't be reproduced word for word, much of what's in this article will be in that one. I'm sure one or two of our other contributors will want to write their own tribute to Warey as well.
Just to point out, Smudge wrote the original article in Issue 103.
Great article and I remember it well. It never really dawned on me just how young Paul Ware was when he left us. 24? Jesus.
I always abuse Joe Jordan when he returns to Stoke, mainly because of his treatment of Paul Ware. Had Macari come back a week earlier, I doubt that Warey would ever have left Stoke. He would have probably played out his career with us. I would have enjoyed watching him do so.
In an era where we had so many popular players, apart from Steino, Tupper was my favourite.
Paul Ware was a favourite of mine too. All heart, loved playing, and played with such pride. I remember meeting him in Bournemouth the night before the game that he scored. Or should I say, Gerry Peyton fumbled it into the net. Whatever, it was a good day.
Thoughts are with Paul's family at this terribly sad time
Post by georgeberrysafro on Apr 17, 2013 20:58:13 GMT
Brilliant article. Started going Stoke around the mid 80s and remember Warey fondly. I bloody hated Joe Jorden and still can't believe he left us at 24. Great player, played with heart and fired us to Wembley.
My lad asked me about him last night, as he never saw him play. I thought the easiest explanation was that he played like Wilko, he gave his all every game, except he could also pass and shoot. And that he also should have been with us longer than he was.