Stoke brutality crushed by Chelsea style

September 27, 2008

You can either be a romanticist or a cynic when it comes to assessing Stoke City's debut season as a Premier League club.

Either you are in the camp of those who revel in the Potters unlikely rise from the ashes to mix it with the giants of English football once again, or you fear they will offer a less than desirable blueprint for Championship sides to follow in years to come.

Making the transition from the Football League to ...

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