Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to my first ever attempt at a Football Manager story. For this story I have decided to take the almost universally disliked, if not hated,Stoke City, famous for their 'long ball football', physicality and rough play. My aim for this story on a purely footballing level is to change this philosophy and create a new style of play somewhere between 'Tikka Takka' and the rough, physical football their fans are used to. Although I am a Chelsea fan I am going to poor everything into this save and for the record I don't hate Stoke as a club (or a city mainly because of Alton Towers), I admire their grit and determination and this is what I want to utilise but simply in a different style of play. Now without further a do let us begin.