I hate watching highlights from our time in the prem with games like this and the liverpool game. Makes me so angry and sad that we've gone from that to the shit we see now, like WTF even happened? Its still criminal that we changed nothing backroom wise just manager after managers heads rolling.
Not better than 6-1 surely - but that was without Bo and Shaq?
It was definitely a better all-round performance than the 6-1. And frankly against much better opposition, Liverpool were terrible - there are a few other games I'd put ahead of the Liverpool performance tbh. ManC were the league leaders I think and we completely dominated them from start to finish. It was a controlled, imposing masterpiece of a performance.
The ManC game was the best Stoke performance I've ever seen and I really doubt it will ever be beaten.
The first hour against Arsenal - when the ref disallowed a perfectly good goal from Bojan - was as good a performance as I have seen from a Stoke side since the now legendary 3-0 and 5-0 wallopings of Leeds and Arsenal in the early Seventies.
Of course, it was made all the more enjoyable by the fact that it was Arsenal.
Thank you Mark Hughes, this makes the hairs on my neck stand up. I prey we can see Stoke playing in the Premier league again and if we can produce a performance that's 25% as good as this I'd die a happy man.
Post by Mint Berry Barks on Jan 14, 2021 19:27:56 GMT
I get really frustrated watching highlights from that time.
We had a massive opportunity as a club to really kick on, add a bit more quality and really cement ourselves as a top 7 or 8 team.
Ultimately, we weren't brave enough to invest like we should and the money we did spend, we spent on shit. A huge shame too, because we're now starting to reap the benefits of our academy. We were so close to being a top quality club.