Critics will never sway TP's views
HERE we go again with Mr BW Johnson's weekly update on his low regard for Tony Pulis (Sentinel, October 4).
Of course 'we do not live in China', Mr Johnson, and you are allowed in a free society to be as boring as you want.
You are free to send letters again and again and again informing the readers that you do not like TP. I think we get that now.
The anti-TP chanting at the Wigan away game was an aberration. It did happen and was commented on by the local radio and The Sentinel at the time purely because it was so unusual.
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The norm at games is full-blooded support for TP.
A small group of beer-soaked misguided fools among the away following is hardly something to take comfort from.
As for the ludicrous claim that 'it is only the Stokies who have complained on message boards and the like who have precipitated change', what planet is he living on?
Does Mr Johnson in his wildest dreams honestly think Stoke City policy on transfers, tactics or anything else are influenced by faceless entities on, as I call them, loony boards?
Do you actually think Mr Coates or TP waste their time on message boards, the last refuge of the deluded?
One regular 'Stokie' on there let slip last season that he'd been twice all season on two freebie tickets. That's when I ceased my rare visits to the loony boards.
However, it does make me wonder whether Mr Johnson is a season ticket holder like my son and myself, or a frequent spectator as work/funds allow?
Or maybe he is just another radio agitator who opens with "I haven't been down today but....".
It's not that your critics disagree with you Mr Johnson. We are so incredibly bored by your tedious predilection for repetition.
I must just mention that a great night was had by all recently at Baddeley Green Workingmen's Club with Legends on Tour.
Jimmy Greenhoff, John Marsh, Mike Pejic, Terry Conroy and Denis Smith regaled us with anecdotes from the 70s along with some quite touching moments too.
As was revealed, the other great Tony, Tony Waddington, rarely spoke of tactics.
Too much is made of tactics. The only thing that counts is getting that ball in the net.