Bumpy but enjoyable starts. Paul Lambert. Peter Crouch. Financial Fair Play and result consensus. Andrew Lawn chats to David Cowlishaw from the Stoke City Wizards of Drivel podcast.
Andrew Lawn returns from a long absence spent previewing and reviewing matches, with an actual thinkpiece. This one is on the idea that fans, himself included, are increasingly seeking footballing philosophies in lieu of clubs having any discernible identity of their own in an increasingly corporate footballing landscape.
City face a Wigan Athletic team high on confidence and with a fair wind behind them. Andrew Lawn spoke to Alan from Latics' fansite and podcast Pie at Night to discuss t-shirts, Nick Powell's prowess and whether Will Grigg will ever be on fire again...
City head to a buoyant (ish) Reading side, having claimed their first win of the season on Saturday. The Royals however are in a fug and after a barnstorming performance against Boro, will they have a better chance to get on a roll? Andrew Lawn chats to the Tilehurst End to set the scene.
Andy Lawn and Tom Parsley took in a derby day which was less than entertaining. 11 games unbeaten, but does the stalemate raise more concerns about a City side which is struggling to adjust this season?
Derby day. What joy. City head across the Waveney to meet an Ipswich side under new management, but bottom of the league and winless, both this season and in a decade against us. Along Come Norwich and all that. Andrew Lawn chats to Town fan and Turnstile Blues writer, Gavin Barber to set the scene.
Big game follows big game for Daniel Farke's City side, who welcome Marcelo Bielsa's league leaders Leeds to Carrow Road, on the back of their worst performance, but best result, so far. Andrew Lawn spoke to Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Post for the lowdown on an exciting summer at Elland Road.
Football eh? City's worst performance of the season, gains them their best result. Andrew Lawn reviews a night at the Carra that was anything but pretty, but it ended in relief-fuelled joy.