Stoke City Message Board
I still get the impression that we are scraping by, and it is a little reminiscent of Colin's era in a different way, as I have more confidence in the way we are playing.
Big Mac is doing a great job in trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear, but I still get this foreboding that a slight drop in form will see us get hammered somewhere.
Every match is difficult to predict and as I said at the beginning of the season this season is going to be much harder to get out of this league, but who knows!
Watch out for Bolton making a good run up the table. They looked a good outfit at the beginning of the season when they were getting beat although playing good football.
Thanks for the welcome back guys!
Must admit I've missed Andys berating of the ownership and Al's humour.
It would be good to get all the old familiar faces back, but the way Yahoo are messing up these boards it is becoming difficult.
I think I may have cracked it this time but who knows!
I'm still here guy's!!
We can't complain about the last two results, but I am concerned about young Byram. Obviously not right and maybe he has been pushed too far too soon and may have to have another long spell out, and I felt sorry for Mowatt missing out for England as that would have been a big boost for the lad. I am really pleased the young lads are sticking with us as well instead of joining Norwich.
I am very perplexed with Mr Noodles. Where is all his money coming from all of a sudden? Is he a Bahraini sheik in disguise? Has he been borrowing from Master Bates? Let's hope he can splash a little cash in January when it could make all the difference.
Big Mac is doing very well with what he has at his disposal and I warm more and more to him each week. Let's hope this is the beginning of a great run to the end of the season. MOT!
Watched the game on Sky, and must say I was impressed with today's performance. Austin was magnificent and the team played as one for a change.
Smith looked knackered at the end and may need to improve his fitness, but you couldn't really fault anyone.
I like the idea of playing 3 centre backs which seemed to help the defence, but having said that Birmingham were poor in the first half. We may still struggle against the better teams, but you can see some light ahead.
Pleased for you, Al, as Pools seem to9 be getting it together now!
It's not looking too good at the moment, especially as we made a better start than we all expected. Too many losses on the bounce which will hit confidence.
I was hoping the kids would make an impact, but it doesn't look like they are quite good enough yet despite the hype.
Whether you are for or against loanees, I don't think Big Mac has much of a choice at the moment.
The squad is seriously short of firepower and pace.
A couple worth consideration in my opinion would be Vaz Te (if his wages aren't too high) & Andre Wisdom (born in Leeds) & Adam Morgan from Liverpool.