21 killer quiz questions about Sunderland’s opponents

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Sunderland host Stoke City on Saturday, but how well do you know your Potters facts?

Have a go and see how many you can get.

We’ll give you the answers later.

1 Stoke are the oldest club in the Premier League – true or false?

2 What were they first called - Stoke Ramblers, Stoke Potters or Stoke Vale?

3 What is Stoke’s highest ever top division finish?

4 Which JR is the club’s all time leading goalscorer?

5 What record does Eric Skeels hold for Stoke?

6 Which former Sunderland boss is fourth on Stoke’s list of most appearance-makers?

7 There were no Stoke players in England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad - true or false?

8 In which year did Stoke first play in the Premier League?

9 Before that, for how many years had Stoke not participated in top flight football?

10 Which RF was Stoke’s first ever scorer in the Premier League?

11 Stoke once played in consecutive FA Cup semi-finals - in which years?

12 Stoke broke their transfer record when they signed Kenwyne Jones from Sunderland in 2010 - how much did they pay?

13 How old is Stoke boss Mark Hughes - 52, 54 or 56?

14 Which two foreign clubs did he play for?

15 Stoke played in their only FA Cup final in 2011, when they lost to Manchester City. Who was between the sticks for Stoke?

16 Who played for Stoke in 1965 aged 50?

17 In 1974, Stoke paid a world record fee for a goalkeeper to sign which player?

18 Stoke broke their transfer record in 1968 to sign which Sunderland player?

19 And which Sunderland player became Stoke’s record buy in 2007 when they spent £2.5m

20 Who is Stoke’s chairman?

21 Name the Dutch manager who replaced Tony Pulis in 2005 ... only for Pulis to replace him a year later.

1 True, 2 Stoke Ramblers, 3 Fourth, 4 John Ritchie, 5 Most appearances - 592 games between 1959 and 1976, 6 Denis Smith, with 488, 7 True, 8 2008, 9 23, 10 Ricardo Fuller, 11 1971 and 1972, 12 £8m, 13 52, 14 Barcelona and Bayern Munich, 15 Thomas Sorensen, 16 Stanley Matthews, 17 Peter Shilton, 18 Calvin Palmer, 19 Danny Higginbotham, 20 Peter Coates, 21 Johan Boskamp.