Tony Pulis is surely football's least understood,
least appreciated and least fashionable coach, but he sure is doing a damn fine
job with football's academy of misfits.
Stoke City reached their first FA Cup final with a 5-0
drubbing of Bolton Wanderers in a semi-final everyone tried the utmost to ignore, and that
is just the latest achievement from the self-effacing Welshman, who has still never experienced a relegation or suitable acclaim.
Pulis can seem to do no right in the eyes of many (the
same people who only watch Barcelona, Arsenal and Brazil because they are
'purists') because his