Focus on Stoke

Pragmatic Pulis brings good times back

May 13, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
The FA Cup final will complete a painstakingly long journey. If, as the majority expect, Manchester City triumph, it will end their 35-year wait for a major trophy. Yet if thoughts turn to the 1970s, they might not been confined merely to the nostalgic in sky blue. Stoke's only piece of silverware came in the 1972 League Cup final - four years before City. Perhaps more pertinently for the Potters, Tony Pulis acquired his FA coaching badge five years later, at the tender age of 19.

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