‘Many details remain sketchy’: revealing the ‘truth’ behind the origins and formation of Stoke City Football Club

@article{Cooke2020ManyDR,
  title={‘Many details remain sketchy’: revealing the ‘truth’ behind the origins and formation of Stoke City Football Club},
  author={M. Cooke},
  journal={Soccer \& Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={21},
  pages={395 - 407}
}
  • M. Cooke
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Soccer & Society
ABSTRACT The history of sport is afflicted by myths that have become entrenched in our collective knowledge and are widely perceived as being the ‘truth’ with many having acquired a power and resilience that has allowed them to endure and persist, quite often despite academic research to the contrary. This paper considers the traditional narratives that present Stoke City Football Club as being the second oldest surviving professional football club in England, having supposedly been established… Expand