Posts Tagged: Britannia Stadium

2 in a week at the Britannia Stadium

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Blogger Michael Pilcher made the trip to the Potteries for some midweek Capital One Cup action. Cup holders Chelsea were the visitors as they looked to stop the rot and continue to defend their silverware. Ground: The Britannia Stadium 75/92 Game: Stoke City 1-1 Chelsea (Stoke win 5-4 on penalties) Date: 27/10/2015 I’ve heard so many variations on Andy Gray’s Lionel Messi quote that I don’t think anyone knows what the original was anymore. Did Gray say Messi would struggle “on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke” or on a “wet, windy night at the Britannia”? Whichever, I –… Read more »

Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium Reviewed

Stoke City's Britannia Stadium just before kick off in the Capital One Cup against Southampton

Blogger and co-founder Peter Briers travelled to the Britannia Stadium for some midweek Capital One Cup action. Ground: The Britannia Stadium 45/92 (2nd visit) Game: Stoke City 2-3 Southampton Date: 13/09/2014 Having ticked the Britannia off my list previously, albeit some years ago i knew what to expect. The ground is slightly different from a lot of newer stadia with the corner on one side giving it a little more personality. A crowd of just over sixteen thousand is substantially less than the usual Premier League gate and this did have an effect on the ‘famous’ Britannia atmosphere, however… Read more »