The Stoke City Miscellany is full of fascinating facts, trivia, stats, stories and anecdotes from the history of Stoke City. Featuring great matches from cup finals to play-offs, great players from Stanley Matthews to Ricardo Fuller, and managers from Tony Waddington to Tony Pulis. There are also the interesting items from feng shui in dressing rooms to uninsured roofs, from celebrity fans to Pottermouth, and from shirt sponsors to South American friendlies. This book will bring pleasure to young and old alike and provide the reader with many new facts about an historic football club.Stoke City Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the Potters. In these pages you will find irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts. Heard the one about the opposition goalie that Stoke fans attempted to throw in the River Trent, mid-match? How about the time feng shui in the dressing-room won the club promotion? Or the 1960s testimonial match that drew a live TV audience of some 112 million? Do you know when Bobby Charlton played a match in a Stoke shirt?
Which American world middleweight champion (and which Norwegian pop group) are Stoke fans? And who was the club's most frequently injured player? All these stories and hundreds more appear in a brilliantly researched collection of trivia - essential for any Potters fan who holds the riches of the club's history close to their heart.
Richard Murphy is the author of Stoke City On This Day as well as the cricketing trivia fest England On This Day. A journalist and one-time editor of a Potters website, Richard's passion for the club has never wavered, from standing on a stool as a young boy on the Boothen End through to travelling to matches regularly from Scotland and Germany.