Against the odds

August 8, 2008
By Dominic Raynor
Nobody expected Stoke City to get promoted from the League Championship last season so manager Tony Pulis will not be too bothered that nobody expects his side to still have their Premier League status intact this time next year.

Criticised for their robust style of play by their promotion rivals in the Championship it is that very same tactic that could serve them well in the Premier League.

Lambasted as 'direct' and 'physical' they are sure to ruffle a few feathers amongst ...

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