Pulis breaks his silence over Murphy rant
Tony Pulis has broken his silence after the comments made by Fulham's Danny Murphy last week.
Murphy's comments don't deserve repeating yet again but they're typical of the double standards that abound in professional football and it's reporting by the media these days and the stereotyping that goes on by people who don't take the time and trouble to find out the facts first.
Unusually for our Tone, he chose to read a prepared statement at his pre-match press conference rather than risk any off the cuff remarks - probably so there was no chance of any misinterpretation by the press and to ensure that he was able to get his points across in a fair and factual way.
If you want to hear and see for yourself what he said, you're best going to the official club website where there is a free-to-view video.
It's clear that he's very upset by the Fulham player's comments which also dragged in Mick McCarthy and Sam Allardyce but omitted to include some terrible tackles by Liverpool and Man City players this season. It's no surprise that here at Vital Stoke we're 110% behind our manager and team and the Boothen End will already be relishing the visit of Fulham to the Brit on December 28th - don't worry Danny, we will not have forgotten this.