UK time is: 09:21:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke Boss Already Making Excuses


Stoke City manager Tony Pullis is already looking for excuses ahead of this weekends clash at the JJB with Wigan Athletic citing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger`s comments regarding last weekends game and how the football world maybe now viewing Stoke City

Pullis is concerned that Arsene Wenger saying that he felt Stoke players played the man rather than the ball may influence referees, he told reporters:

'I've left a message for Keith Hackett because I want to speak to him about Arsène's comments and the possible implications, Perception is a massive thing in football and I don't want referees to take any notice of what Arsène has said. What he has come out with is way off the mark.

'We played at Manchester City a couple of weeks ago and didn't get a single booking. Not to get a booking in an away game in the Premier League is no mean feat. What we certainly are is competitive but football is about challenge and competitiveness is not a dirty word in this country.

"I'm just going to tell Keith Hackett that I expect referees to act on what they see and not on what they hear. Luckily, we've got a very experienced referee in Mike Riley at Wigan on Saturday and I'm confident there will be no problems.'


Pullis is extremely angry but is Wenger wrong?

On the evidence of footage from the game Stoke players certainly did get 'stuck in` and Pullis maybe a little wary of referees watching this and being alerted to the tactics of his side coping with more talented players than what they were used to facing in the Championship last season

I have watched Stoke on three occasions this season, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea and I admit that I have to agree with Wenger, they are nothing but an ale-house side and resemble a team of thugs, as the old uns say, they`ll get football done away with

Vital Latics - Looking forward to giving Stoke a good thrashing on Saturday

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved






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: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 6 2008

Time: 6:57PM

Your Comments

Lets see how they cope with us on Saturday and how long before they start kicking Zaki, Palacios, Valencia etc
worbo
not long because they are quality players. that's how thugs deal with talent.
theking13
Your boys will leave them for dead, watch the tackles from behind, gl Wigan, at least you lot can play.
Big - Gun
"'We played at Manchester City a couple of weeks ago and didn't get a single booking" ..... What an accomplishment !!
OmarZDay
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 152
2. Oscarbon 129
3. Marksparko 98
4. Pauvre Jean 81
5. Noel Wards Leg 67
6. Lazysid 65
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 65
8. Thorpyness 63
9. legolad 63
10. Taff57 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 3 - 0 Reading
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 43 24 14 5 32 86
3. Derby County 43 23 9 11 29 78
4. Q.P.R. 43 21 10 12 14 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64

Breaking League News

QPR v Watford - Match Preview
» Q.P.R. : 21/04/2014 09:16:00
LUFC McCormack to dent Forest play-off hopes?
» Leeds Utd : 21/04/2014 09:00:00
LUFC McCormack desperate to hit 30 league goals
» Leeds Utd : 21/04/2014 09:00:00
U21 - To Face QPR in Semi
» Huddersfield : 21/04/2014 08:39:00
MARCH: Vital Player Of The Month
» Huddersfield : 21/04/2014 08:32:00
Yeovil vs Huddersfield
» Huddersfield : 21/04/2014 08:25:00
LUFC McCormack keen to stay at Leeds United
» Leeds Utd : 21/04/2014 08:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Will The Result Be On Easter Monday?
Suggested By:  Easter Bunny
Latics Win 54%
Burnley Win 6%
Draw 40%