1 It's easy to get to by car but even that M6 expressway just pushes the bottleneck further up, to slow Potteries wheels.
2 They've got a Britannia Stadium, though no coast like Sussex to rule the waves on.
3 Stoke's been going since 1888 but it was all a bit second rate after 100 years when the old Victoria died.
4 Stanley Matthews signed for Blackpool at 32 and re-signed for Stoke aged 46 - had a double life or what?
5 She was a Potter. Their striker ghosted in behind her and in a memorable scene, slip oozed round and round.
6 Gordon Banks saved his career there post '66 and all that - Gordon Bennett!
7 Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Fenton and Longton was a combined City forward line like Stoke could only imagine.
8 Wedgwood was not actually the founding father of Trent Potters, a very early attempt to fire football into something solid.
9 Local hero Reginald Mitchell designed the Spritfire but we don't know if he was a young wing man or old flying marvel.
10 Icelandic owners - something a tad too cold about the club these days.