Doing the rounds: The Britannia… - originally posted on Soccerlens.comUpon their promotion to the Premier League, Stoke City certainly made a name for themselves. Whether it be their refreshingly medieval approach to the game, the rocket propelled wrists of Rory Delap, or the relentless thrashing they always seem to give Arsenal.
Hell, the debate still rages on as to whether Lionel Messi could perform on a wet Tuesday night at the Britannia (incidentally, I’m pretty sure he could, though it seems the Barcelona kingpins conspired against me the other week in Glasgow).
However, let’s face the facts. Tony Pulis and his band of merry men do not play a style of football all that easy on the eye. When it appeared that we might see a slight shift in style, signalled by the arrival of such ‘sexy’ footballers as Tuncay Sanli, it certainly never became apparent to my eyes.
Sure it’s effective, sure we need teams like this in the EPL. Never would I have them any other way. But honestly, woul...