Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Pulis: It'll be better this time

Pulis: It'll be better this time

Tony Pulis has promised that the football at the Brit will be more exciting this time around.

Speaking to the Sentinel after his reappointment to the manager's role at the Britannia Stadium, Pulis said:

'I accept the football in the last six months of my third and final season was poor and I apologise to supporters for that. But people have got to understand there were things going on they don't know about.

'I could have possibly got Peter Crouch from Southampton. There were people like Rob Hulse, Paul Ifill and, of course, Bobby Zamora. Instead, we got Tryggi and Ziggy (Tryggvi Gudmundsen and Toddi Gudjonsson) from Iceland.'

Pulis acknowledged the opposition to his return, but says: 'I don't believe they're all against me.

'I just hope the fans recognise I had a job at Plymouth and they were desperate for me to stay. I've also been approached by two top Championship sides. But I've turned all that down because I really do like this football club.'

It's been well documentated that the owners at that time withheld vital funding from Pulis because they did not like his supposed aversion to foreign players and that Zamora was all set to join until someone pulled the plug at the eleventh hour. Pulis now says that current England striker, Peter Crouch was another player we potientally missed out on when he was at Southampton.

I would seem as though he believes that he can do better this time around with proper financial backing from the Boardroom.

Stoke fans will not be complaining if he lands the next Zamora, Crouch or Hulse in the near future.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Thursday June 15 2006
Time: 2:41PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
good luck stoke next season, can u really think the football will change, i dont think so
green giant 12
15/06/2006 16:17:00
0
All we can do is wait and see.... He's the manager so I'll back him for now.
scfc
15/06/2006 21:43:00
0
I can't see him changing. How can you have the style of play for 2 seasons, and then just change for the better? Can't see it myself, but good luck.
richy23
18/06/2006 10:01:00
0
Good luck Stoke next season, Ur gonna need it.
GreenGiant13
20/06/2006 05:01:00
0
He's played the same style of 'up and under' ever since he started managing. If anyone thinks he's gonna change now, they'd be fools. I think i'll invest some money in a neck brace company in the potteries area pretty soon.
FEn_100
20/06/2006 17:49:00
0
It will be interesting to see what happens, and if a load of Stoke players leave as they did at Plymouth when TP came.
miked_joker
02/07/2006 23:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Stoke

Should Stoke City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Stoke Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

When Does 2016/17 Start For Stoke (23/5/16)

With the curtain fully drawn on the 2015/16 season and only the Championship Play Off Final to go to complete next year's top flight teams, here's when the new season...

Possible League Changes For Stoke?

The Football League have confirmed that member clubs have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Lloyd Reddin
Editor email
Profile
Tom Barker
no email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile
Phil Williams
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:
Given7%
Cameron0%
Shawcross35%
Wollscheid0%
Pieters0%
Whelan2%
Imbula48%
Walters0%
Bojan3%
Arnautovic0%
Joselu0%
Diouf1%
Bardsley1%
Adam3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.John Paterson1