Stoke City legend on perfect addition to squad as Arsenal missed out on ideal signing



We’re not sure what the Financial Fair Play examiners would make of it but, if there are any mad scientists out there, it would be worth taking the risk.

Stoke City legend Mike Pejic has been dreaming up his perfect Stoke City player – using parts of all the players he has seen or played alongside over the last 50 years or so.

That’s the head and the brain, the heart and the hair, the left foot and right peg of different Potters, all knitted together to make one superstar.

It’s a mixture of the modern and the not so modern in this monster of a man.

You can read his column here and let us know which limbs you would change. It would be interesting to know which other body parts you would like, for want of a better phrase, to throw into the mix?

Charlie Adam’s dream teammates

Five Stoke City players in Charlie’s dream XI from over his playing career.

And he hits the nail on the head on one midfielder who probably isn’t appreciated enough outside of Stoke-on-Trent – Steven Nzonzi.

In fact, he probably should have been gobbled away from Stoke by Arsene Wenger.

Adam said: “Nzonzi should have played at the highest level. I remember him being linked with Arsenal for a while and he would have suited them when he was at Stoke. He was mobile, athletic, had a presence at 6ft 2in, could dominate the play, good on the ball.

“Probably had to add a few goals to his game but he was a terrific player to play alongside and a joy to watch when he could pick it up and drive past people, similar to Yaya Toure.”

You can read Adam’s full team here.

Why Stoke-on-Trent cleaned up on Grand National

Or Virtual Grand National to give it the full title for 2020.

It’s all in the name…

‘I was gutted – I did everything to stay’

Peter Thorne’s form caught fire at  Stoke City  – and leaving for Cardiff left him gutted.

The striker has recalled the unwanted final chapter of his life in the Potteries in an interview for  Duck magazine,  which is being delivered in digital format for free to Stoke fans during the lockdown.

A heartfelt piece with a popular fella.





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