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Pulis disappointed by referee

Stoke boss Tony Pulis revealed his frustration at the decisions that he felt cost his side in their 1-0 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road.

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Pulis felt Charlie Adam was fouled in the build-up to Bradley Johnson's headed winner, and also attacked the decision to book his midfielder in the first half.

"It's very disappointing," said Pulis. "For the goal it is a free-kick on Charlie [Adam], and then down the other end their lad just falls over and is given a free-kick.

"There was a similar incident in the first half where Charlie is pushed in the back, and the referee has actually given them a free-kick and booked Charlie.

"It's very, very disappointing. Sometimes, because it is Stoke City, there is a perception about us. He has got decisions wrong."

On the subject of diving, Pulis feels that an alternative approach is needed, adding: "They have got to be careful. I am an advocate, but it should be retrospective on a Monday. It is difficult, we can see the problems it can cause.

"If we see on a Monday that there has been diving or cheating we can give them three, four or five games, but it's difficult to just pull one out of the bag because everyone is talking about it."

Stoke are now without a victory in their last 15 away league games, whilst Norwich have seven points from their last nine available.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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