Peter Crouch – Stoke’s highest earner, has been stuck to the bench the past month, but that hasn’t stopped him from performing off the field with great skill and mastery.
As reported today in a number of websites and online newspapers, Stoke City have their own Fantasy Premier League mini-league.
Peter Crouch leads the team – with a respectable 1,199 points, while Dean Whitehead languishes in last place. A few funny notes and observations from the Stoke boys’ mini-league:
- Of the 18 Stoke members in the league, two – Michael Tonge and Glenn Whelan, wrote their names in all CAPS – “MICHAEL TONGE and GLENN WHELAN” – like a 75+ year old grandmother would, and/or someone who does not understand how to use the internet.
- Dean Whitehead’s team is called “no.1 seed” but he sits in 18th position – dead last, in the relegation zone.
- Backup goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen went with “DanishDynamite,” as his team name, a name befitting a 12 year old braces wearing adolescent from Copenhagen, not a former World Cup starting goalkeeper with 100+ international appearances.
- Kenywne Jones had picked Peter Crouch in his team, but brought himself in to replace Crouch in Gameweek 15 on November 30th.
Best of all, perhaps is that a certain “Tony Pulis” wants in – as he is listed as a “player to be added” after this gameweek. Is is the real Pulis? That’s doubtful, but Stoke City do have quite the mini-league competition heating up. With Ryan Shotton and Asmir Begovic chasing their lanky teammate Crouch, there will certainly be some added banter in the locker room in the coming months.