1) v Aston Villa (Aug 2008): THIS one still takes some beating. It was the day the Stoke crowd really came of age as a Premier League force. The Britannia Stadium's top-flight debut climaxed with Mama Sidibe's injury-time winner, an achievement fit to rank forever as one of the ground's truly golden moments.
2) v Leicester (May 2008): THE friendly pitch invasion at the end of the game – the singing and dancing, the hugging of strangers – announced the dawning of a new age for Stoke after winning top-flight promotion.
3) v West Ham (Mar 2011): AN FA Cup quarter-final victory this time – do you remember that Danny Higginbotham free-kick goal? – which catapulted Stoke to the new Wembley for the first time. And half-an-hour later, when the semi-final draw pitched them against Bolton, not Manchester City or United, you were dreaming of a first-ever FA Cup final.
4) v Arsenal (Nov 2008): MORE sustained noise than ever before (and arguably since) as supporters gloried in the physical intimidation of Arsene Wenger's weak-willed players. Not so much men versus boys as men versus choirboys.
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5) v Rochdale (Mar 2000): A 1-0 HOME win over Rochdale wouldn't normally be up there in lights, but this one clinched a trip to the old Wembley (shortly before its demolition) for the AutoWindscreen final. A crowd of nearly 17,000 saw Stoke home this night at the Britannia... heady days indeed.
1) v Birmingham (Feb 1998): NEVER has the split between owners and supporters been as wide as when a 7-0 humiliation tipped hundreds of fans over the edge... and on to the pitch.
2) v Man City (May 1998): THE Britannia's first season ends in violence and relegation in a wail of two Citys, both falling into the third division on a day when fans showed rather more fight than the players.
3) v Liverpool (Nov 2000): AN 8-0 home defeat in the League Cup – Stoke's heaviest loss ever at their new HQ – and all after Peter Thorne had missed an open goal at 0-0.
4) v Cardiff City (April 2000): SURELY the worst scenes ever involving visiting fans inside the stadium after several hundred Welshmen, arriving at half-time, began ripping out seats and threatening to spill en masse on to the pitch. It triggered a long-standing enmity between the two sets of fans.
5) v Scarborough (Dec 2000): AN LDV Vans Trophy first-round tie in front of a record low for the Britannia of just 2,336, but at least everyone left on first-name terms. Stoke won 3-1, but why did we bother?