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« Reply #405 on: August 23, 2018, 01:45:52 AM »

That was shocking tonight. Something is seriously wrong at the club, from top to bottom it's a shambles. The players have no confidence, baffling selections, baffling tactics, no depth to the squad, questionable signings.

Still very early days, but it seems not too dissimilar to what happened at Sunderland last season.

No depth in the squad?  We must have the biggest wage bill in the league and bundles of depth.  Most of the signings seem reasonable solid as well for this level.  Ince/Williams/Afobe all rock solid on paper at this level.

Bundles of depth? We've got bundles of central midfielders, not bundles of depth. For example, we only have 3 CB's (1 injured and 1 suspended) leaving only Shawcross, who by the way is dreadful. Going into any campaign with only 3 natural centre backs, one of whom has reoccurring back issues, is not what I'd consider depth, especially considering our defence was so poor last season you would think this would be priority number 1.

£5m for Mcclean is hideous, we've well and truly had our pants pulled down on this one. Williams beyond a joke tonight, looked like he was trying to get sent off. Ince and Afobe not living up to the hype yet, but early days for them.

I'm usually pretty positive regarding Stoke, but this season couldn't have started much worse, and there's not much to suggest anything's going to be changing quickly. Hope I'm wrong and am eating humble pie in a few months.
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« Reply #406 on: August 23, 2018, 06:11:42 AM »

I do think it's hilarious how people have seen Stoke sign players they've heard of and assume they are good signings. Shawcross and Williams must be in the bottom 5% of centre back partnerships in the division and the fullbacks only marginally better. McClean is league 1 standard. Yes Stoke have big money but spending big money on crap players who don't care will send you the way of Sunderland.
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« Reply #407 on: August 23, 2018, 06:29:43 AM »

As previously stated Rowlett hasn’t ever delivered success in the transfer market.

In fact he hasnt ever really delivered success
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« Reply #408 on: August 23, 2018, 09:08:06 AM »

I know stats can be misleading, but Stoke were a Premier League side last season, & Wigan were League 1, and yet Stoke were at home & never managed a single shot on target.

I suspect the problem is more that the squad cba, & that Rowett has lost the dressing room already. If you listen to his pre & post match summaries & interviews, he's Mr Cliché.

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« Reply #409 on: August 23, 2018, 09:20:45 AM »

The general consensus from stoke fans is not even Pep could sort out this mess. I'm not sure Rowett's the issue, he's inherited a toxic squad that needs to be burnt down and built up from scratch. I think the problem is we've got 2 blokes behind the scenes who control a lot of the transfers, and there's a lot of disharmony right from the top of the club all the way through the ranks. It caused Hughes frustration multiple times under us and I don't think much has changed. We're leagues away from the well drilled, well run club we had in the Pulis and early Hughes years.
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« Reply #410 on: August 24, 2018, 01:53:08 PM »

Merson predicting Stoke not to win again this weekend.

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« Reply #411 on: November 20, 2018, 02:43:33 PM »

"It's quite scary that a club in the Premier League was losing that sort of money."

Stoke City’s annual financial figures are out👇
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« Reply #412 on: November 21, 2018, 12:53:17 PM »

Basically paper write down (not cash losses) of players value on the balance sheet as a one off correction.  £30m loss and £29.5m player write downs basically accounts for it all.   Terribly written article.  Far worse clubs financially than Stoke.  The writer talks like the club is on its last legs.  The firm makes the loss in a good day when a few big jollies get beat on the football.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/billionaire-betting-queen-denise-coates-111200802.html

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/21/bet365-denise-coates-paid-herself-an-obscene-265m-in-2017
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« Reply #413 on: November 21, 2018, 10:33:30 PM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Premiership Title.
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« Reply #414 on: November 21, 2018, 10:38:25 PM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Championship Title.

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« Reply #415 on: November 21, 2018, 11:33:59 PM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Championship Title.

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very good.  Stoke should be trying to buy the EPL title though they are richer than most EPL owners.
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« Reply #416 on: November 22, 2018, 07:05:11 AM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Championship Title.

FYP

very good.  Stoke should be trying to buy the EPL title though they are richer than most EPL owners.

The Sheikh spent over a billion before that Aguerooooo moment, and quite a bit more since, one way or another...
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« Reply #417 on: November 22, 2018, 06:07:20 PM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Championship Title.

FYP

very good.  Stoke should be trying to buy the EPL title though they are richer than most EPL owners.

The Sheikh spent over a billion before that Aguerooooo moment, and quite a bit more since, one way or another...

You're not bitter though   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #418 on: November 22, 2018, 08:41:50 PM »



Rumour has it that if she makes 500 mill next year, she will donate it all to Stoke and then we will be able to buy the Championship Title.

FYP

very good.  Stoke should be trying to buy the EPL title though they are richer than most EPL owners.

The Sheikh spent over a billion before that Aguerooooo moment, and quite a bit more since, one way or another...

You're not bitter though   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

 
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« Reply #419 on: October 01, 2019, 10:23:49 PM »

Doesn't get much worse than this (it might as Pardew has been spotted reportedly in Stoke today).   How do you have 18 shots at home and not one on target?
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