When was the last time we finished above Everton in the league? Struggling to remember if it has happened in my Stoke supporting days,now aged 44 and been going since 1978.
That'd be 1980/81 when Stoke City finished 11th and Everton finished 15th in the old 1st Division. The previous season Stoke City finished 18th and Everton finished 19th (22 teams in the old 1st Division)
Personally I'd like NZonzi to be pushed up into the position ,with Sidwell or Fonzi filling in behind ,also I wouldn't rule out Mr Adaptable SJW to move in behind Crouch ,with Mame Diouf pushed out wide again .
I thought Charlie did really well , but I can't see him lasting more than 45 minutes these days , both due to his stamina and how long he'd avoid picking up 2 yellow cards