April 17, 2011. Stoke City have just battered Bolton Wanderers 5-0 in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Around 40 minutes after chants of "it's just like watching Brazil" have faded from the end of Wembley occupied by delirious Potters supporters, Tony Pulis makes his way into the national stadium’s media conference room and, as is his style, maintains a standing posture as he addresses the press.
"We have a plan that is in place," says Pulis. "When we got in to the Premier League the aim was to build gradually and slowly. We knew we would be criticised for certain things that we do, and wouldRead More »from Stagnant Stoke right to ditch Pulis