Tony Pulis

Arsene's Plan To Not Defend Set Pieces Fails, Lallana Might Have Cost Liverpool The Champions League, And Alli In Penalty-Winning Shock

Chris Darwen | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.

Lincoln Embarrassed By Losing To Arsenal, Boro Need A New Plan And Kate Is Un-Abel To Finish The Match

Chris Darwen | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

It was a funny old weekend of football. Premier League matches alongside some juicy FA Cup Quarter Finals always dilute the attention and I am not sure we are any the wiser as a result. Mind you, it would take more than a game of football to make me wise, that is for sure.

Redknapp And Souness Hit New Depths, Mings Needs To Watch Where He Is Running And Harry Kane Is A This Season Wonder

Chris Darwen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

One saving grace for the likes of Leicester, Bournemouth and Boro has to be the fact that Sunderland are surely halfway up the creek with no paddles whatsoever. Jermain Defoe crashed a shot against the bar but you just knew that a very average City side were going to score eventually, and they did. If I was feeling generous I would say that is what a good side can do, play badly and win. But I'm not feeling generous.

The Transfer Window: Overhyped, Overpriced, Yet Somehow Perfect

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Close the window before the season, they said. Having it four games in is unfair, apparently, as it unsettles players, creates start of season uncertainty, leaves managers unable to build a solid plan for the season as they don't know who they'll have on hand... This is an argument I disagree with entirely.

The Dreaded Long Ball: So What?

Joe Difford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When the words long and ball are read or heard, many would conjure up images of Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis embracing as the likes of Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll frolic around them. However, many fail to consider that this tactic can be hugely effective, if executed correctly.

Alan Pardew Is Lucky He Wasn't Sacked by Newcastle Months Ago

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The news may seem like a win for those who believe that too many owners, chairmen and chief executives are too trigger happy when it comes to firing managers in search of immediate success. However, in reality, Alan Pardew is lucky to have lasted in the Newcastle hot-seat for as long as he has.

Team Focus: Is Malky Mackay the Right Man for Crystal Palace?

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Nobody involved with the club would have wanted a start to the season as chaotic and uncertain as this, nor would many have predicted it. But this is the situation in which Steve Parish and Crystal Palace now find themselves. Whether Malky Mackay is the man to take them to the next level remains to be seen...

Uncapped Ambition - Pulis Throws His Hat Out of the Palace

William Barns-Graham | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

The first sacking of the season came - 2 days into the season, as Tony Pulis left Crystal Palace in the lurch going into their first game... Palace have lost their famous cap-wearing manager, and potentially capped their chances of staying in the league.

Mackay To Be Named Palace Manager As Sherwood Is Overlooked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport

Malky Mackay will be named as the new Crystal Palace manager following Tony Pulis' departure last week. Mackay, out of work since his controversial...

With Two Days Until The Start Of The Season, Pulis Leaves Palace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

With two days to go until the start of the Premier League season Tony Pulis has left his role as Crystal Palace manager. It was widely reported Pul...

LOOK: Tottenham's Trolling And The Best Of The Liverpool Virals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Sport

For months, pundits (usually ex-Liverpool players) have preached neutrals want the Reds to win the Barclays Premier League. What Monday night's capitu...

Is It Time to Stop Vilifying Divers?

Chris Deeley | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Tony Pulis can call Luis Suarez an embarrassment for diving all he wants, but his Stoke City team finished dead last in the Premier League Fair Play table last year. It smacks of hypocrisy to complain about one rule being broken whilst lauding your players for "playing hard" beyond the rules.

How Important Is a Manager With Premier League Experience?

Joe Difford | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

A combination of Premier League experience and time is needed if a team are to beat the drop and the way things are going, the sides who have neither of these things are the ones who will struggle. That being said, experience can only come if a manager is given a chance...

Samuel Luckhurst

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace: Wenger Explains Källström Buy | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal recorded their third consecutive 2-0 Premier League home win but scepticism over their title credentials appears to grow, rather than abate. ...

Samuel Luckhurst

Popular But Profligate: Poor Podolski Highlights Gunners' Striker Concerns Despite Win | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Sport

The Arsenal press room is now decorated with framed front and back pages of past achievements, including the 1979 FA Cup win, the Mirror's "Arsenal wi...

Managerial Merry-Go-Round Lacks Variety

Isaac Leigh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke became the latest casualties of a ubiquitous perversion of Christmas cheer this weekend... But for both men, it is a case of 'goodbye but not farewell'. So clique-infested is the managerial merry-go-round that they will be back before you know it.

WATCH: 'It's Not Going To Be Anything Other Than A Tough Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport

Crystal Palace's new boss says he is under no illusions as the scale of the task he faces to keep the club in the Premier League. Tony Pulis was fo...

Paolo Di Canio Sacked: Who Next for Sunderland?

James Hunt | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Hunt

After a rollercoaster six months, Ellis Short has - rightly or wrongly - decided the Italian was too close to veering off the tracks, and what's needed is a new man to steer things in a far more upwardly direction. While there's still debate to be had over Short's decision, the question now moves from 'what?' or 'why?' to 'who?' Here's a look at some of the realistic - and not so realistic - candidates

Samuel Luckhurst

Should José Have Gone Back? | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Sport

Chelsea are often accused of lacking history, but exactly nine years and one day after they unveiled José Mourinho as their manager the Blues have an...

Guess Hughes Back?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Sport

Stoke have confirmed Mark Hughes as their new manager and will formally unveil him on Thursday. Once Tony Pulis' seven-year stay with the club ende...

Would Hughes At The Britannia Make Stoke Even More Unlikeable?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Sport

Mark Hughes has emerged as favourite to succeed Tony Pulis as Stoke City manager, in a move which could intensify neutrals' hatred for the Potters. ...

Pulis To Leave Stoke

PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Sport

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is set to leave the club after almost seven years in charge, according to a Stoke Sentinel report. The 55-year-old's futur...

Homegrown Produce

Kevin Graham | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport
Kevin Graham

There's no doubt that the influx of players from the continent and beyond, some of whom have been mediocre at best, has had an impact on the development of British players. However, it's pleasing to see that when it comes to Premiership managers, there's a healthy proportion of British managers plying their trade and competing with the suave sophistication we associate with the likes of AVB, Laudrup, Di Matteo and their continental peers.

Sensationalist Talk About Diving as a Cancer

William Barns-Graham | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

So diving is a cancer in football. The other thing that's cancerous is stupid sensationalist responses to diving. There are two counts of this: firstly there's the lacking perspective angle of the likes of Tony Pulis who thinks that a yellow card offence is worthy of a 3 match ban, then there's the 'blame the foreigners' angle of any old school "hoof it oop t' bloody pitch" punter.

The Crying Game: Is Pulis's Preaching Over Suárez Hypocritical?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport

Liverpool's profligacy at Anfield was subordinated on Sunday by Luis Suárez's embarrassing dive at the Kop which compelled Stoke City boss Tony Pulis...