The Stoke City fans drinking in the Tavern are getting the shots in, to try and forget about their disappointing season last time out.
Stoke are an interesting candidate for relegation next season.
Back when Stoke pulled off one of the signings of the season in 2015 when Xherdan Shaqiri joined the club from Inter Milan, everyone was under the impression that they would go from strength to strength in the league and potentially grow into a top five team before too long. Unfortunately for their fans, that didn’t happen.
In fact, since Shaqiri joined the club, Stoke have only fallen down the table finishing ninth in his first season, and 13th last season.
Should they fall much further next season then they will find themselves in a relegation scrap and fighting to stay up.
Despite a relatively strong side, our landlord still thinks Stoke will have to fight for their place in the top flight next season, he even thinks they may get relegated.
On that note, here are three reasons why Stoke City have a real chance of relegation next season.