UK time is: 15:28:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hughes: We need to grow up a bit

As Stoke City travel down south for the Premier League fixture at Fulham, it means the inevitable post-match handshake between Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis could be little more than a snub, but perhaps not quite a hand gesture.

Fulham boss Mark Hughes refused to shake hands with Pulis, despite Tony`s efforts to offer commiserations, after the Potters thumped Fulham out of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory in September. It was reported that the reason for the snub was because of his supposed upset over Andy Wilkinson`s challenge on Moussa Dembele.

Although it was the season of good will, Tony was teed-off with Sparky and so returned the favour when Stoke were beaten 2-0 by the Londoners during the Christmas period.

However, Mark Hughes is hoping to bury the hatchet and shake hands with fellow Welshman Tony Pulis, whatever the result at Craven Cottage today.

Hughes hopes he and Pulis can 'grow up' and put the past behind them.

He said: 'I probably got a little bit emotional and showed it in the wrong way. And maybe Tony showed his displeasure at being beaten at home in the wrong way so we need to grow probably."

'It was blown out of proportion, it was tit for tat."

"I have no idea if my handshake will be accepted, I hope so. We are both Welsh lads, there is no reason why not."

Well in my opinion, whether you`ve lost 1-0 or 2-0 or even 51-0, the courteous thing to do is to offer a hand to the opposing manager. It doesn`t cost anything, unlike most things in the world of football.

Pulis was peeved at the snub, and so snubbed him back when Sparky came to Stoke. I would have done the same, in fact I may of shook hands with all of the Fulham coaches and missed out Hughes, but maybe that`s a little far.

However if Hughes calls this public mentioning of the snubs an apology, then there`s no reason for Pulis to continue making the 'tit for tat` malarkey a tit out of that old Sparky.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Ryan Kalisz Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 22 2011

Time: 2:16PM

Your Comments

1st
keefdayid
what are you on about keefdayid?
Rhin0
was not good for dembele 6 weeks out anyway mark and tony should both grow up and stop acting like 5 year olds and thats the truth ha ha and we will give you the cup win and take 2 wins 4 for nill against and 6 points any time in the prem good luck lads and thanks
truth sayer ffc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Whelan suffers fractured leg (Friday October 24 2014)

Shawcross must learn and adapt (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stoke grab controversial Swansea victory (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Millwall loan deal for Wilkinson (Monday October 20 2014)

Butland joins Derby on loan (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Swansea City (Monday October 20 2014)

Moses set to be fit for Swansea (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9

Breaking League News

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United
Spurs : 25/10/2014 15:22:00
Man City : 25/10/2014 15:20:00
Thank You Erik
Spurs : 25/10/2014 15:14:00
Team News From The Stadium of Light
Sunderland : 25/10/2014 14:32:00
Liverpool: LFC vs. Hull City Team News
Liverpool : 25/10/2014 14:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Swansea
Suggested By:  
Begovic 0%
Bardsley 0%
Shawcross 0%
Wilson 10%
Pieters 0%
Adam 70%
N'Zonzi 0%
Moses 10%
Ireland 0%
Diouf 0%
Crouch 0%
Cameron 10%
Walters 0%
Assaidi 0%