There's no Pulis without Waddo
I HAVE read with interest the debate over Tony Pulis.
Rightly or wrongly, football is full of people's opinions. I have been following Stoke City since the 1950s and I am a season ticket holder. Over a period of approximately 60 years, I have seen it all.
Tony Pulis has done and is doing a good job at Stoke. Keeping us in the Premier League is not easy.
Having said that, the style of play can at times be predictable, but today's football is all about results.
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Yes, he has made signings which by Stoke's standards have cost a lot of money, and some of them have not justified the money paid. There are no guarantees in football, but the signing of Peter Crouch was the type of deal Waddo would have done.
My take on 'Stoke's greatest manager' is this. That without Tony Waddington and the great work he did at Stoke, there might never have been a Tony Pulis on the scene. Be grateful for what you have got.