Chief executive Tony Scholes has vehemently denied any suggestion that losing doesn’t hurt him.
He was perplexed by the allegation and said: “All I can say to you is that every single bad result hurts – and it hurts for a long time.
“Whether or not we are walking out (after a game) and seeing somebody and being polite to them, or whatever, I don’t know what you are referring to.
“But trust me, there’s not a lot of joy and happiness when we are travelling home from an away game… and we’ve lost, by the way!
“If we’ve won, there’s a lot of joy and happiness.”
During the evening, Scoles and Coates were asked at various points whether there were any plans to:
* Appoint a club president to replace Gordon Banks., fan park or a Stoke City hall of fame, or
* Introduce a fan park.
* Introduce a Stoke City hall of fame
* Change the club badge to better reflect the area
* Make improvements to Delilah’s Bar.
The answer was a No to all bar the last after it was revealed that expenditure in Delilah’s was under review.