…And She Laughed No More

Stoke City's First Premiership Adventure

by Stephen Foster

  • Published: 03 Sep 2009
  • Price: £8.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Format: Ebook
  • Extent: 288p
  • ISBN: 9781906021627
  • Buy it now from Amazon.co.uk

The Premiership is not all glamour now that Stoke City’s ugly duckling wings are flapping in the Big Boys’ faces.

In 2008, unfashionable Stoke City managed to grind their way into the Promised Land of the Premiership. Under the dour, pragmatic guidance of manager Tony Pulis, they were never going to be pretty to watch.

Lifetime Stoke supporter Stephen Foster describes a club with a chip on its brawny shoulders, whose tactics were built around heroic defiance of superstars earning 150 grand a week – and, of course, Rory Delap’s long throw.

And She Laughed No More, the sequel to Foster’s bestselling She Stood There Laughing, chronicles the blood, sweat and tears of an unlikely season when the Potters were rescued from their lower league nightmare and transported to the Theatre of Dreams at Old Trafford (they lost 5-0).

“Foster's second book about his beloved, yet dismally dull, club will live forever.”
Daily Mirror

About Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster was the author of six books including the bestselling Walking Ollie (Short 2007) which has sold more than 100,000 copies. Stephen was a lifelong Stoke City fan and his book …And She Laughed No More brilliantly charted the highs and lows of Stoke’s season in the Premiership.