The good people at the Oatcake Magazine have summed up Stoke City’s plight quite in respect of doing business with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club pretty succinctly here.
Without checking it is difficult to believe that Spurs have a better recent track record against another Premier League opponent than against this lot.
Stoke bought Kevin Wimmer on the 28th of August last year for a reported £15million. The cost of Wimmer from Cologne was undisclosed, but thought to be around the £5million mark.
The Austrian made 17 appearances, but after the 3-0n loss to Manchester United on the 15th of January, the 25 year old was dropped to the Potters’ U23 side where he has subsequently played three times.
Wimmer has been utterly underwhelming for Stoke, a situation exacerbated by the fact that he is their second most expensive sighing of all time.
Worse yet, Stoke boss Lambert has placed Wimmer, alongside ‘striker’ Saido Berahino on a special fitness regime as neither player were deemed to be match-fit by the Scot.
Little surprise that City’s future looks particularly grim.
With such a down at heel squad there must be serious question marks over whether when they get relegated, they will ever find the resolve to come back up again.
What a mistakea to makea.