Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Stoke - The New York of England!
In the wake of its football club making a bid for England nearly man Carlton Cole, Stoke on Trent is launching a marketing campaign to brand itself as the New York of England. Forget London, everybody in the know will be heading for Stoke in the future it seems.
As I write, travel agents around the globe are clearing their shelves of brochures advertising London and replacing them with literature entitled, "Stoke - England's Biggest Apple!" Never mind Buckingham Palace, Stoke has the 800 acre Trentham Estate, who cares about the Tower of London, Stoke can boast the Gladstone Pottery Museum and the Wedgewood Museum too! Who needs Oxford Street when you can shop till you drop in Stoke City Town Centre? What was that, Harrods? Why not shop in TJ Hughes instead?
Stoke has everything you need for the perfect holiday apparently; which may explain why so many of the residents don't bother to get a job! If I was Carlton Cole, I would be absolutely itching to get up there! After all, Stoke are the second oldest football club in the country and in all that time have won a plethora of top honours: the League Cup in 1971-72 (after defeating West Ham, with Bobby Moore in goal in the semi final), the Autoglass Trophy in 1992 and the Auto Windshields Shield in 2000, the Watney Cup in 1973, the Bass Charity Vase in 1998 and the Isle of Man Trophy no less than three times. And that's not mentioning 13 victories in the Staffordshire Senior Cup. Bayern Munich, West Ham, Aston Villa or Stoke? Poor Carlton will have sleepless nights trying to arrive at a decision!
Posted by Hammersfan at 13:51