Pulis calls for fan backing

Tony Pulis has urged Stoke City supporters to put their feelings towards him to one side and get behind the players.

Last Updated: 04/04/13 at 11:02 Post Comment

Tony Pulis: Hoping to see Stoke supporters stick with his players

Tony Pulis: Hoping to see Stoke supporters stick with his players

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Potters have endured an alarming dip in form since the turn of the year, with just five points collected from 11 fixtures in 2013.

Pulis has seen pressure on his shoulders mount with each passing game, with Stoke fans having grown accustomed to relative success among the elite.

It is possible that the Potters could end the current campaign in the Premier League's top-10, with there still seven games of the season remaining.

Pulis is looking for his side to finish with a flourish, but acknowledges that everyone at the Britannia Stadium must pull together if they are to end on a high.

He said in The Sentinel: "We are desperate for as many points as we can and our home is traditionally where we have got most of them over the years.

"We have only lost twice there this season, so it has been a great fortress for us again, but it's only been a fortress because of what we have made of it.

"Our supporters have made the Britannia the place it is and I know they will carry on doing that because they love their club so much.

"What they think of me does not matter now, it's what they think of the team that counts.

"We've got seven games to go and we want six points to begin with, whether that's two wins or a win and three draws.

"I know results haven't been what any of us want, but you cannot fault the effort of the players. I think performances have been better than many are giving us credit for."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

s that Subbuteo's Shaun Wright-Phillips? Crikey, I thought he'd retired. Although I guess 'Only' QPR is like a retirement home.

duckman
The Earl Grey Gossip

C

an we release him in January?

dhirt11
Gerrard: I would leave Anfield

E

xcellent! Not sure if he is any good as a manager (never thought about it) but the 'headbutt in the technical area' and what he said to Pelligrini were just brilliant, it was as if he was trying to recreate the end of the Alan Partridge Xmas special when Alan punched a man in a wheelchair and verbally abused Tony Heirs.

beachend
Football Managers On TV: Alan Pardew

Footer 365

Premier League: My Chelsea team is by no means perfect says manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he is content with Chelsea’s current position across all fronts but insists they can still improve.

Premier League: European players are suffering the loss of street football says Arsenal boss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes societal changes and the loss of street football has affected European players..

Premier League: Pellegrini denies being under pressure on eve of Manchester derby

Manuel Pellegrini has denied feeling the pressure from recent bad results as City prepare for Sunday's Manchester derby.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property