Well, there we are, another season, and more failures to beat a side managed by Tony Pulis. Everyone had so much hope before the game, day dreaming of a Berahino winner, in front of the away fans, letting Pulis know exactly what talent he had let go. Alas, it wasn’t to be and the capped one walked away with another three points from us.
It was a record breaking night at the bet365 stadium for our 6ft7 striker, Peter Crouch, who last night joined an elite list of players to score 100 Premier League goals, solidifying himself in Premier League history. Plus, for all you Crouch enthusiasts out there you can look forward to watching all 100 goals on Sky Sports 1, every other day midweek. However, you’ll only see the infamous robot once, as last night was the first time he had used it in the Premier League.
It was also a night of controversy, with an Everton goal that was first disallowed, then given, after much badgering from the Everton players (you can tell they signed Schneiderlin from Man United…) We also got a first glimpse of our new £12 million pound man Saido Berahino. Let’s see how Twitter reacted to the events that unfolded at the bet365.
Stoke fans tapping their phone screens this evening will be doing so with the taste of disappointment in their mouth, after Wayne Rooney, scoring his 250th goal for Manchester United snatched a point in the Man United of old fashion. However, it is a result and performance for new signing that will please Saido Berahino who was unveiled to the crowd before the game today.
It was one of those results where you walk away feeling like you’ve just been hammered. Let’s gauge the reaction.
Here we are fresh off a, quite frankly, embarrassing 0-2 home defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers, let’s see how this went down in the Twitter world.
The afternoon for most Stoke fans doesn’t start at 3pm, when Crouch rolls the ball from the centre spot, for one of his few completed passes of the afternoon. Oh no, it all begins at bang on 2pm, where hopes of seeing, Bojan, Arnautovic and Shaqiri all playing together once more are usually dashed.
However, this time, Mark Hughes didn’t crush our dreams this week, this is how some of the fans reacted at 2pm this afternoon.
The words thousands of Stokie’s had on their lips this afternoon “Would love a cup run!” Well, Well…
Can't complain at that starting XI – looks ace. If it works then keep it going forward Sparky! Would love a cup run – up the Potters!
So, we have Bojan, Shaqiri and Arnautovic all starting infront of Imbula and Afellay, easy win and onto the next round then? Well, this is Stoke, and you should all know by now that we never make life easy for ourselves…
Under Mark Hughes our transfer deadline days have been an uneventful date on the football calendar with very little action other than wrapping up deals that had dragged out over the whole window. But this year we treated to the sheer mayhem, crisis briefing, red button pressing, Pulis-esque last minute deal bonanza. Before I start to look at how this went down on twitter, I’m going to start with sad note of Philipp Wollscheid’s and Joselu’s departures on loan, we’re only covering positive news tonight so, much like Mark Hughes first XI, these two will not feature; good luck in the future lads!
The day began with hope and trepidation as fans and pundits alike waited for news to begin to break.