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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.

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

Comments

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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
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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
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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
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Good luck Stoke next season, Ur gonna need it.
GreenGiant13
20/06/2006 05:01:00
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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
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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
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