Moved to Stoke from Manchester in 1960 as a 7 year old when my dad took a job at Michelin. First game was in Sept that year against Chesterfield. Vale won 7-1! If only they could have maintained that level of performance.
This season is starting a month late but finishing at the usual time. I expect that with games coming thick and fast we will need to use the squad carefully . If by any chance we go on a run in any or all of the cup competitons we will have to rotate the squad regardless of any injuries and suspensions that we pick up. So I think it likely that most of the squad will be called upon. So it is good that we now have good cover for all positions in the team.