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#IAmStoke - Stephen Arnold

#IAmStoke - Stephen Arnold

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09:00 10th June 2014

Serving soldier pledges his support to Stoke City

"BACK MARK HUGHES and his men for what could be one of our most memorable seasons" is the message from Season Card holder Stephen Arnold.

Stephen leaves the Army next year after more than two decades of service and has made sure that, on settling back in the area, he and his wife Samantha, and their four children have signed up as Season Card holders for the new campaign.

He joined the Royal Artillery in 1993 at the Hanley Army careers office and since then has served twice in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo and twice in Afghanistan and has visited more than 15 countries. Currently stationed at the Land Warfare Centre in Warminster for his last year of service, Stephen cannot wait for the new season to kick off.

"I was a late comer to the fold as I have supported Stoke City since about 1991 when Sam invited me to a Stoke game at the Victoria Ground," he explains.

"It was a Wednesday night in October and I remember vividly that the atmosphere in the ground was absolutely fantastic; I was hooked from that moment on. The passion from the players and the supporters was amazing and unmatched anywhere else.  I cannot wait for the big kick off in August."

Stephen has urged any fans that have yet to renew to do so quickly and take advantage of the excellent mid-range prices.

"We all recognise that Mark Hughes has established himself as the man to take the team forward," he says. "It's obvious that he loves the Club just as much as we do. I'd ask Stokies to sign up as Season Card holders and give his team the support it deserves."

The Potters have frozen their Mid-Prices, with season cards starting from just £399 – that’s exactly £21.00 per game over the course of the 19 top-flight matches - and you can spread the cost by taking advantage of a nine-month easy payment plan.

They are also exceptional value for young supporters with the Under-17 price from £209, which equates to £11.00 per match, while Under-11s can watch 2014-15 Premier League action for the unbelievable price of just £67.00, which is just over £3.50 per game.

The Mid-Price Season Tickets will be available until 30 June, after which 2014-15 Season Tickets will be available at the Final Price.

Supporters are advised that the easiest way to pay for their Season Ticket is online at scfcdirect.com. Otherwise, they can be purchased in person or over the phone on 01782 367599.

The Mid-Price sales period has followed on from the recent opportunity for season card renewals to exchange their seats.

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