Some people may have a problem with Rory Delap's long throw-ins, but I'm certainly not one of them.
His prodigious flings from the touchline deep into enemy territory have already caused havoc in many a defence this season, not least against Arsenal when both of Stoke's goals came from his throws.
It's a fantastic asset to have, and one which Stoke boss Tony Pulis is quite rightly capitalising on.
Stoke have even started playing for throws-ins, knowing full well that they stand a good chance - an even better one than from a corner - of scoring.
Indeed, it can't be too long before opposition defenders, instead of playing the ball out for a throw, will opt to put the ball behind for a corner instead!
Stoke's reliance on this tactic to break down teams may not exactly promote the beautiful game, but if it helps the Potters win games, why not employ it?
It's not against the laws of the game to use throw-ins as an attacking weapon and I see them in much the same light as free-kicks.
David Beckham was blessed with a talent from dead balls and sometimes Manchester United would play to win free-kicks in positions from which he could deliver a dangerous cross.
United won trophies off the back of that talent and equally Stoke could enjoy success - albeit on a lesser scale - from the arms of Delap.
I just feel slightly sorry for him at the moment because all of a sudden he's being labelled as a one-dimensional player, good for nothing but his long throw prowess.
And that simply isn't the truth. Delap has won 11 caps for the Republic of Ireland and he is in the side on footballing merit. Of course he's a threat with his throws, but he wouldn't be in the side if he was a bad player.
As a newly promoted side, Stoke want - and need - to stay up in their first season back in the top flight.
And I'm sure the fans will not be too bothered if their side are labelled 'ugly' when, come the end of the season, they have managed to stave off relegation.
It's all about getting points on the board, whatever the tactics. And that applies to other, more attractive sides, who will have to rely on their own skills to find a way to cope with the threat Stoke, and Delap, pose.