Gobby Pulis has another dig at the Arsenal

If there was ever a question that needed asking it is why does Stoke manager Tony Pulis shower with his players after matches? I guess we’ll never know. Bit odd, though. Anyway on the subject of Pulis, that greatest of tacticians whose team very much puts the ‘beautiful’ into the beautiful game, and the papers are this morning quoting the Potters tosser as ‘blasting’ Arsenal and AW.
The Daily Star claims Pulis says sides like his and tomorrow’s opponents Wolves are getting a rough ride and that AW is top of both Pulis and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy’s hit-list. The paper points out that AW has had ‘several dust-ups’ — whatever a dust-up is — with Stoke following injuries to his players and that he also ‘went ballistic’ when McCarthy made 10 changes to his side for a game at Manchester United.
ast week Wolves skipper Karl Henry was sent off after ‘Arsenal players surrounded the referee following a challenge on Tomas Rosicky’ (yes, they were incensed that another team-mate was the victim of a mindless thug’s hack!) and the Star says Pulis claims it’s Wenger’s team that the FA should be reading the riot act to.
He said: “For me, it was nothing short of disgraceful what the FA did to Wolves. Then the reaction of the Arsenal players was poor last week. It is something that is coming into the game and needs to be addressed. If the FA want to do something positive, it’s stopping people from surrounding referees.”
Tony, time to calm down pal, and have a good look at the shite you turn out each week and think ‘hmm, perhaps football ain’t for me’.
Elsewhere the Sun says Bac Sagna feels we must “cut out the football” as they try to keep their Premier League title bid alive ahead of Wednesday’s visit to N17. The paper points out that we are only three points behind leaders Chelsea with five games to play.
Sagna said: “Sometimes I think we play too much. We just want to do that and do not think about what is good for us. Sometimes we need to cut out the football, stop playing for a bit and just consider what will help us achieve what we want.”
In the Mirror Sagna added: “Two months ago we were 10 points behind and came back quickly – we did it once, we can do it again. We are confident that we will be back and they will drop points.
“However, we just want to win every game until the end of the season and not think about the other teams. We wanted to play in every game with 100%, and we gave that against Barcelona,” he said. “Barcelona were just better than us, now we have to play again and try to be better than the other teams. We just want to play game after game and are still confident we can win something this season.”
Alex Song, meanwhile, will be assessed ahead of the game, having missed the trip to Spain because of a knee problem and Andrey Arshavin is expected back from his calf injury for the visit of Manchester City in two weeks. The paper adds that Robin van Persie could yet feature in the final couple of matches as he steps up recovery from some six months out with ankle ligament damage.

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