We are finally back. After another summer of English disappointment and Stoke anonymity the Premier League rolled into town. So could Stoke secure their first 3 points of the season or would we fall to yet another opening day defeat? The day began on a positive non-match day related note with the results of Jack Butland’s scan coming through.
And the boys were wished luck on their long trip up North by the greatest of heroes.
The squad selection was announced and unfortunately a certain Egyptian was missing from the matchday squad, which went down a treat with our African contingent.
Twitter Reacts to… Simply the greatest news ever.
So unless you have been living in a bush or on a holiday thousands and thousands of miles away you will have seen that this gigantic news story broke.
No, seriously this happened.
We’ve done some business in the transfer window and just like buses two have come at once. It appears that our transfer team has gone off the rails and are attempting to sign all of our targets in one day, with the securing of Sobhi and Allen taking our outlay to around 15 million pounds. The club teased fans by issuing an entirely noncommittal and nonspecific notification.
And for some Stokies this was just too much after going the entire summer without any official news on transfers.
But then the news finally broke, and the reactions to it were wide spread. Jase from the Wizards of Drivel and I were simply left feeling relieved after we had both totally cursed the Redmond deal by saying it was done.