Tony Pulis fumes at fixture pile-up as Stoke's FA Cup trip to Wolves is switched to Sunday

25 January 2011 07:51
Furious: Pulis

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is unhappy that his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Wolves has been scheduled for Sunday.

The Potters' trip to Molineux is swiftly followed by two Barclays Premier League fixtures, against Liverpool on February 2 and then Sunderland on February 5.

The decision to move the cup tie from Saturday - made by police because Birmingham and Aston Villa are both at home that afternoon - to the following day has riled Pulis.

He told the Sentinel: 'If the Wolves game had to be changed, I would have it on the Friday night, but apparently that has been pooh-poohed.

'Playing on the Friday would have given us more time to prepare for a tough game at Liverpool.

'What makes it worse is that Liverpool and Sunderland are out of the cup, so are putting their feet up over the weekend.'

He added: 'Everybody is saying we should take the FA Cup seriously, then they go and do this.'

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