Focus on Stoke

Stoke's fire key to success

May 13, 2011
One has a transfer record of £32.5 million, the other nearly doubled theirs with an unusually generous £8 million purchase last summer. One spent £25 million on Emmanuel Adebayor only to loan him out to Real Madrid, the other spent just over half of that (£14.7 million) on constructing their stadium. One has seen their owner splash over £1 billion since arriving in 2008, the other was bought for just £1.7 million two years previous.

But, despite the current gulf in wealth between the two ...

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