Date: 29th February 2020 at 7:30am
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of Stoke City have been discussing a post on Twitter, which highlights the club’s awful start to the season under then-manager Nathan Jones.

Having finished in 16th place in the Championship last season, Stoke’s then-manager, Nathan Jones, planned a host of summer transfer activity to improve the Potters’ squad for the following season.

Tommy Smith, Liam Lindsay, Lee Gregory, , Nick Powell, Stephen Ward and Jordan Cousins would all eventually arrive on permanent deals, in addition to Scott Hogan, Chester, Mark Duffy and Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan.

However, after just 10 matches in the 2019/20 season, the most expensively assembled Championship squad sat bottom of the table with just two points – their worst start to any league campaign for over a century

Four games later and Jones was on his way out of the club, leaving with an abysmal record of seven wins, 13 draws and 18 losses in his 38 matches as Stoke boss, and the club still rock bottom of the league table.

Jones was replaced by Northern manager Michael O’Neill, who has improved the side dramatically, winning nine, drawing three and losing eight times in his 20 games in charge.

However, despite the upturn in form since O’Neill’s arrival, Stoke remain just one point above the relegation zone, and fans have taken to Twitter discussing who would be to blame should the Potters be relegated.

What do we think?

Despite Stoke’s awful start to the campaign, their fate is still well within their hands, as over their next six fixtures, they face all three of the league’s bottom three clubs.

In addition to this, over their previous ten games, Stoke rank 6th in the Championship form table, a sure sign that things are moving in the right direction under Michael O’Neill.