The Bear Pit TV has been active since the the start of the 2015/16 Season, Tottenham away where we rescued a 2-2 draw to be precise. It was an idea conceived by myself (Elliot Hackney) for more content to be out there for Stoke City fans. Whether in Stoke themselves or around the world, such as my own parents who moved to Spain and hear hardly anything about the club.
It’s now spiralled, from a Facebook page, to a YouTube channel, to a website. It’s undoubtedly Stoke City’s fastest growing community. We’re now part of the Ball Street network, which includes working with other huge fan channels such as Arsenal Fan TV & The Redmen TV. We can only thank them for the help and advice they’ve provided along the way, and it’s lead to us doing features on huge platforms such as BBC Sport.
We’re now into our second season and we’re continually on the up. In pre-season we were given full press accreditation for a friendly in Germany with Hamburg and we have many more plans on how to bring the channel on this year, so I hope you’re all looking forward to it!
In our videos you’ll see myself and also Craig Berrisford, our other presenter. We regularly give news, previews, match action and reviews in our videos, and if you ever spot us at a game come and say hello!