It was a simple premise, but it came up with some wonderful responses.
Stoke players, past and present, were assigned either a month of the year or a day of the month. The instruction to members of our Stoke City Facebook page: “Your birth month has crossed the ball for your day of birth to score the winner. What did you get?”
And that was where the magic began as Stoke fans engaged in that age-old pursuit of teaming club legends of yesteryear with the heroes of more recent times.
Hence “Etherington to Ritchie – absolutely ending up in the back of the net” and “Sir Stan to Vincent Pericard – so it must have been on a plate!”
Heck, there was even the odd reference to football commentators of the past with “In the style of Hugh Johns – ‘Arnautovic… Pericard…. one nothing Stoke’.”
Here are some more of your dream Stoke City combinations…
Martin Hamnett: Hoekstra lays it on a plate for Diouf. He’s only gone and hit the bar!
Ian Preston: Rooster Russell to Jimmy Greenhoff.
Daniel Webb: Terry Conroy pulls one back from the by line for Steino to smash In leaving the keeper with no chance.
Daniel Slee: In the style of Hugh Johns – “Arnautovic… Pericard…. one nothing Stoke.”
Steven Keeling: Sir Stan to Lightbourne.
Dean Palmer: Lawrence to Fuller – good times!
Charlie Bester: Etherington to Ritchie – absolutely ending up in the back of the net.
Neil Jellis: John Butler to Mike Sheron, and it’s in the back of the net.
Steve Hall: Sir Stan to Vincent Pericard – so it must have been on a plate!
Paul Cooke: Beagrie to Stein.
Anna Capper: Sir Stan to Akinbiyi ⚽️⚽️
Jamie Brooks: Jermaine Pennant to Ade Akinbiyi.
Carl Nicklin: Sir Stan to Riki Dadason.
James King: Jermaine Pennant crosses for Vincent Pericard.
Carol n Jason Snape: Liam Lawrence to Mike Sheron.
Liam Ball: Peter Beagrie to Peter Dobing.
David Riley: Lawrence to Stein – net busting.
Wayne Beeston: Sir Stanley Matthews to Jimmy Greenhoff.
Stu Ainsworth: Kevin Keen to Graham Kavanagh.
Rachel Price: Shaqiri to Thorne.
Sheree Adams: Terry Conroy to Mama Sidibe.
Lee Pope: John Butler to Mama Sidibe.
Jeff Maskrey: Kevin Russell to Peter Odemwinge – goooooaaaal!
Andy Jackaman: Kevin keen for Simon Sturridge.
Andrew Cooke: Shaqiri to Greenhoff.
You can check out the rest of your brilliant – and sometimes unlikely – responses here