Although this blog was not supposed to JUST be all about Stoke, I just felt after todays result against one of the most historic and biggest teams in the world that I needed to highlight just how well stoke have progressed within the last 10 years or so.
It was November 29th 2000 on a cold winter night where little old Stoke would play hosts to the giants that were then Liverpool FC; it was only a league cup match which was not high in our priority list at the time but nevertheless it was a good opportunity for us fans to get a glimpse at the stars of the premiership. I remember seeing my stars line up and stand side by side to their stars coming through the tunnel and thinking to myself that tonight could well be one of the greatest matches I could see, hoping that my team could cause an upset and make the papers for all the right reasons.
It started off well, within the first few minutes Peter Thorne, our striker of the season (for some the decade) was through on goal 1v1 with the keeper. He managed to worm his way past the keeper and was now on the edge of the box with nothing but the away end and an open goal glaring at him, he struck the ball and in what seemed to take a lifetime, the ball bounced harmlessly off the post and back into liverpool possession as Thorney was on his arse in his typical fashion (watch his best goals for stoke video, he always ends up on the floor!). Now this is where it all started to go wrong.. from this point onwards I would sit through 90 minutes of watching my team get absolutely dominated in the hands of the scousers, the final score was 8-0 to liverpool, although the scoreboard managed to mess up and lost count displaying a 9-1 scoreline, if only we were as lucky to score a goal though hah.
Will finish, foods ready!