Date: 26th October 2018 at 9:30am
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Mame Biram Diouf isn’t having the best of season at Stoke City in the season of 2018/19 but it’s equally fair to say he’s far from alone in that fact given our Championship struggles under manager Gary Rowett so far.

The 30-year-old has long split the fanbase really given his individual showings and performances but he does have his moments where he impresses and his effort produces a solid shift, but sometimes his effort just isn’t enough and that’s been largely true of his seven appearances so far this season as we looked to bounce back from Premier League relegation.

As Stoke continue the buildup to Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday, Rowett has now held his pre-game press conference and he was specifically asked about Diouf’s fitness.

His simple comment certainly garnered plenty of reaction on social media from our section of the fanbase who live on there, and the comments were marginally on the cruel side.

In fairness to Diouf, there’s a number of players at the moment whose form would see them attract almost identical comments if injury hit but it just shows the state of us at the moment.