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Pulis departs Stoke

Postby Steely Hill » Tue May 21, 2013 3:15 pm

yet another change of management sees Pulis part company with Stoke.

Di Matteo is apparently favourite to take over and they should be a good outside bet for relegation next year.

will be a very different season next year after the tedium of this season.
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Postby Hams » Tue May 21, 2013 4:25 pm

I guess Tony Pulis must feel that he has taken Stoke City as far as he can.

They have been in the PL for a few seasons now and also got to the FA Cup final.

I understand that some Potters fans were still not happy though and wanted more from their team.

Just what is it that they expected though? - Do they think they should be trying to finish in the top 4?
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Postby Sparkyjinx » Tue May 21, 2013 7:09 pm

Stoke are just a niggly thorn in my side - nothing endearing about the team, the place....I hope Pulis leaving really unsettles them and they drop down next season.
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Postby Hams » Wed May 22, 2013 12:46 am

Its now official

Widespread speculation had suggested the 55-year-old's time was up after a meeting with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday morning. However, it took the Potters several hours to finalise the details of his departure, with confirmation finally coming at shortly before 9.30pm on Tuesday night.

In a brief statement, the Barclays Premier League club said: "Stoke City and Tony Pulis confirm that they have mutually agreed that Tony will leave the Club with immediate effect."



I wonder who will take over?
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Postby mrtz » Wed May 22, 2013 2:30 am

On the same week that Mourinho departs Madrid? Coincidence?
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Postby Steely Hill » Wed May 22, 2013 9:12 am

mrtz wrote:On the same week that Mourinho departs Madrid? Coincidence?


:lol:

i can't see Tony wanting to drop down a level though mrtz.
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Postby mrtz » Wed May 22, 2013 2:32 pm

True, I was hoping to see the likes of Huth and Shawcross to silence the storm that is Lio Messi.
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Postby Steely Hill » Wed May 22, 2013 2:43 pm

mrtz wrote:True, I was hoping to see the likes of Huth and Shawcross to silence the storm that is Lio Messi.


:lol:

i'm sure there was a discussion on here which suggested that very thing actually...


thar she blows: http://forum.football.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

:lol:
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Postby mrtz » Wed May 22, 2013 2:56 pm

Steely Hill wrote:
mrtz wrote:True, I was hoping to see the likes of Huth and Shawcross to silence the storm that is Lio Messi.


:lol:

i'm sure there was a discussion on here which suggested that very thing actually...


thar she blows: http://forum.football.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

:lol:


:lol: Classic. That's precisely the thread I was thinking of when I posted :lol:

Huth > Puyol. Shawcross > Pique.

FACT.

And because I said fact, it is therefore a fact.

FACT.
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Postby redpelt » Wed May 22, 2013 8:15 pm

mrtz wrote:On the same week that Mourinho departs Madrid? Coincidence?


He will need a suit ....... and I suspect Madrid will insist the Pules leaves his cap at home ? :D

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Postby Hams » Thu May 30, 2013 11:26 am

Mark Hughes has been appointed as Stoke City's new manager on a 3 year contract.

How do you think he will do?
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Postby Steely Hill » Thu May 30, 2013 12:23 pm

he's the best appointment Stoke could have got.

i think he'll fit in nicely although i doubt they'll progress too much, if at all.
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Postby redpelt » Thu May 30, 2013 4:46 pm

It mystifies me how such a clearly (in management terms ) perennial underachiever can
have so many clubs willing to take another chance on his less than flattering approach
to modern day football...... New contract for any player who can hold is own in a UFC
cage then ?
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Postby Gazza-LFC » Thu May 30, 2013 5:07 pm

What makes you think Hughes has failed at his clubs he has managed...he has managed over 200 games in the EPL and yet people judge his few games at Q.P.R..

Many managers have failed at Q.P.R....Hughes to me is a great manager at a mid table team,his job he did at Blackburn and Fulham was superb.
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Postby redpelt » Thu May 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Gazza-LFC wrote:What makes you think Hughes has failed at his clubs he has managed...he has managed over 200 games in the EPL and yet people judge his few games at Q.P.R..

Many managers have failed at Q.P.R....Hughes to me is a great manager at a mid table team,his job he did at Blackburn and Fulham was superb.


Sorry mate ,we will have to agree to disagree on this one ,people talk about Mancini having
an embarrassment of riches at his disposal at City,but Hughes was equally blessed with the
funds he had to throw around,and he bought the likes of Nigel De Jong and Wayne Bridge
when he could have cherry picked some of Europe's finest talents .....subsequently they
finished 10th despite Hughes having a truly embarrassing amount of riches. Even the likes
of "Mad Mick McCarthy" would have acquitted himself better with that amount of wealth just
a phone call away.
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Postby Rushie09 » Thu May 30, 2013 7:48 pm

Hughes new manager, i think ide rather have Pulis !
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