Stoke City: Club legends recall their special Stoke City memories
TERRY CONROY: One game I'll always remember was our FA Cup quarter-final at Hull City in 1971.
There were more than 40,000 people at Boothferry Park that day, and I reckon at least 10,000 of them were from Stoke.
Hull were a division lower than us, but had Ken Wagstaff and Chris Chilton up front and they absolutely battered us at the start.
We went 2-0 down, but I managed to score just before half-time to get us back in it.
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How I remember the goal, it was a solo run from the half-way line before I drew the goalkeeper, went round him and slotted it home.
John Ritchie scored two more in the second half to put us through to the club's first FA Cup semi-final in its modern history.
The train station was right outside the ground at Hull. I remember coming out of the stadium and it seemed as though half the Potteries was waiting for us on the platform.
We travelled home on the train with the fans and the atmosphere was fantastic. The players and supporters all felt that we had a team that was on the verge of something special.
We lost to Arsenal in the semis that year, but the team did go on to win the League Cup the following season.
My favourite memory as a supporter was that goalless draw with Leicester in 2008 which meant we were promoted back to the top flight. The relief and exultation was overwhelming.
JACKIE MARSH: My favourite game was THAT match against Leeds in February 1974, when we beat them 3-2.
They were a great team and had gone 29 games unbeaten, but I still fancied our chances against them.
Mind you, when we went 2-0 down early on I don't think anyone would have given us a chance.
But a rare goal from Mike Pejic got us back in it before Huddy and Denis Smith completed an amazing win.
Leeds had tremendous players, but were also known as a very hard side. But with the likes of Smithy in our team, we always felt we could handle that side of their game.
My other favourite, apart from the Wembley win in 1972, was beating Arsenal 5-0 in the league in 1970.
Arsenal went on to win the double that year, but we hammered them, and Terry Conroy's goal was voted goal of the season on Match of the Day.
Arsenal's keeper Bob Wilson said Stoke played so well we would have beaten Real Madrid that day.
It meant so much to me to play for my local team. I've been enjoying reading The Sentinel specials about the club's 150th anniversary because they have brought back a lot of memories.
My first game as a supporter was in 1958, and I was in awe of the players when I signed as an apprentice with Stoke in the 1962/63 season.
Stanley Matthews was still playing for us and just being able to clean his boots was an honour for me.
JIMMY GREENHOFF: I'd go for our 3-0 win at Birmingham in 1974, not just because I scored with a good volley, but because the win kept us top of the First Division.
My volleyed goal was one of two I scored that day. In fact I thought I was about to score my hat-trick when I went for a back-post header, but instead I got my nose broken!
After the game, I was in the dressing room combing my hair and looking at my nose, which was all over my face.
The other lads all asked me how I was, except for Mike Pejic who was laughing his socks off because now I had a nose like his.
DENIS SMITH: I'd go for our European games against Ajax in 1974. Playing the Ajax teams of the 1970s was like the present day Stoke playing Barcelona.
Ajax were a fantastic team, but we matched them, drawing 1-1 at home before only going out on away goals after a 0-0 draw at their place.
The Victoria Ground was absolutely bouncing for that first game. It took us a while to get going because we stood off them and let them play too much.
Rudi Krol picked up the ball for them 30 yards out and I thought, 'Go on then shoot, we've got Gordon Banks in goal'.
"Well he did shoot, and it absolutely screamed into the top corner.
"I managed to get the equaliser, but it was from three yards not 30.
"We should really have gone through. We battered them in the away leg, but just couldn't get the goal."
JOHN RUGGERIO: I got into the team in the 1976-77 season and my second game was at home to Liverpool. They were a great side and it was the week before they won their first European Cup.
But we played really well and got a 0-0 draw. I was lucky because I was against Ray Kennedy and he wasn't really a tackling midfielder, he was more someone who liked to get forward.
I was a bit the same, so when I got the ball he didn't tackle me and when he got it, I didn't tackle him!
The following day we played Leeds at home and beat a team with Paul Madeley, Peter Lorimer and Joe Jordan in it 2-1.
Interviews by MICHAEL BAGGALEY