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Macari's Red & White Army is a film set in the first season of the Premier League, in a footballing world much different than today, before money changed the game forever.


The city of Stoke-on-Trent is struggling, the pits and the pots are closing, unemployment is rife but it’s two football teams are battling each other for promotion from the third tier of English football and the place is buzzing.

The film is the story of the triumphant Stoke City team, told by the people that were there, both on the pitch and on the terraces, but this isn't just a film about Stoke City, it's a film about the City of Stoke. The people, pot-banks, politics and personalities around the City at the time. 


It is a celebration of the world of football before Premier League money got involved.

Contributors include Lou Macari, Mark Stein, Carl Beeston, Ian Cranson, Nigel Gleghorn, Nello and many more.

Macari's Red & White Army is a celebration of the league winning, Stoke City side of 1992/1993. 


Your Comments

Heres what some people have said about the film:

"Absolutely Brilliant!"

Lou Macari

"Incredible film and event....something I wont ever forget." Amy Louise Ware

"I was lucky enough to watch this fantastic film at Stoke theatre. Worth every penny this is."

Joe Skeratt

"Absolutely fantastic film!"

Roger Malkin

"The best thing I have ever watched!!"

Tom Bath

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Lou Macari built a tough, combative team whose team spirit and skill won the championship in 1992/1993

The new, younger breed of Stoke City fans raised on a diet of Premier League money and glamour may not remember being a Stoke fan in the early 90s. The star-studded days of the 70s were a distant memory and the team were plying their trade in the third tier of English football struggling against teams like Wigan and Chester.

Macari's team would rebuild our faith in Stoke City Football Club. The likes of Stein, Gleghorn, Overson, Ware and Russell carved their names in the history of the club over the course of a monumental, record-breaking season. 

This is your chance to remember the team and to celebrate the acheivements of Macari's Red & White Army