Stoke City - The Potters
"News is coming in from the Brittania Stadium, and it's news we all expected to hear: Tony Pulis has left Stoke by mutual consent after a meeting with chairman Peter Coates. Early frontrunners to take over at Stoke are want-away Roberto Martinez and want-anywhere Leslie Hughes. More to follow on this intriguing rugb - sorry, football story to come. And now Jim White reporting in Edinburgh "
Meanwhile, in the Hughes family home...
Linda: Leslie, would you like a cuppa?
Leslie: I've told you, woman, my name is Mark, not Leslie
Linda: No it isn't.
Leslie: Well lets keep that our little secret shall we?
Linda: *under breath* It's going on Wikipedia later
Leslie: What was that love?
Linda: Nothing, nothing.
*Phone rings, Linda answers*
Linda: Hughes residence.
Linda: Mark, it's for you.
Peter: Hello, Mr Hughes, I'm Peter Coates, chairman of Stoke City rug- I mean, football club. Tony left because the cap fund was dry and I couldn't be arsed paying for them, do you want to be our new manager?
Leslie: You're drunk, aren't you Pete?
Peter: Absolutely cream-crackered.
Leslie: I'll take it.
So, what's next? Will Hughes cover up the secret of his real name? Will Linda get on Wikipedia? And how will the Stoke faithful react to Hughes' appointment? It's all in the next installment of Alton Powers: A Stoke City Story