Stoke boss has the cheek to accuse Arsenal of cheating!

A lot of teams come to Arsenal planning to be solid and hard to beat, but few have parked the bus quite as blatantly as Stoke City did yesterday. Arsenal finally broke the resistance with a deflected free kick from Lukas Podolski, but the linesman tried to incorrectly rule the goal out for offside. The referee overruled his assistant, and it was the correct decision, but Tony Pulis is unhappy (there’s a surprise) because he thinks the Arsenal players influenced Chris Foy’s decision.

“The disappointing thing for me is the number of Arsenal players that surrounded the linesman. I thought that was something you couldn’t do.

“If he has given the right decision, he has given the right decision. You take it on the chin and get on with it.

“I haven’t got a clue what offside is now. When the linesman gives it offside, the way that Arsenal players surround the linesman, and the referee then goes over. I thought that if there were more than five players, you’re not supposed to do that. The referee reacted after that.”

The fact is that the referee was right to allow the goal and the linesman flagged Walcott offside but he did not affect anything. Wenger has accepted that the players may have gone too far but they were not aggressive, just wondering why he had raised his flag. The referee was not influenced and made the right decision, so stop whinging Pulis. You were lucky not to have two players sent off after Michael Owen bravely hit Arteta in trhe back and Shawcross tried to cut Koscielny in half.

Maybe Pulis should listen to his own advice and take it on the chin and get on with it.

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72 thoughts on “Stoke boss has the cheek to accuse Arsenal of cheating!

  1. londongunner

    stoke don play football, there a team of thugs that have access to a football pitch

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  2. Gunnerineverylife

    Wasnt he the one that headbutted Beattie in the shwoer after the match?

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  3. Bolly

    Pullis never acused us of cheating. He quite rightly pointed out we surrounded ref.
    Stop trying to find controversy where it doesn’t exist.
    Just as pathetic as us needing the likes of West Brom to help us out!

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  4. PatLloyd

    he said if he had the resources they would play football like Arsenal, yet they’ve spent more (net) in the last 3 years??

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  5. kimbono

    despise stoke and everything about the club. the fans, coaches, staff, ball boys and tea ladies

    racist bnp supporrtin criminal thugs and pulis should be manager of bnp instead of football manager

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  6. smartgunna

    STOKE FC ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO FOOTBALL AND THE PREMIER LEAGUE.. PLAY FOOTBALL U BUNCH OF HOOLIGANS!

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  7. Gooner4Life

    He should be thanking his stars Stoke Rugby Club weren’t 9 men at the end, with Shawcross’ disgusting attempt to end Bossielny’s career by cutting him in half and Owen’s punch on Arteta!

    Not to mention the linesman was obviously a Spurs fan…

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  8. S.H

    Pulis can keep pulling it!

    The video replay clearly shows Walcott wasn’t involved in the play. Tony Pulis needs his prescription checked!

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  9. Andrew

    Pulis call yourself a manager. The law is clear when a player isn’t interfering with play he is not offside:-)

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  10. Big Gun

    The guy needs something to keep his job on the line. Is there a manager you haven’t heard making excuses after defeat? Wenger does it regularly. Don’t get so touchy over it. We got 3 points…onto the next game.

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  11. Jon

    Pullis is a complete twat.

    Shawcross is a complete c*nt and i personally can’t believe the guy gets away with the same stuff so often. He’s broken players legs before and clearly doesn’t give a fcuk about it.

    He could of injured Koscielny yesterday, that’s a fact. The ref did nothing and i haven’t heard the FA say anything about it at all. The guy shouldn’t be allowed to play any more – he’s a danger to other players.

    Were not in the 1960’s, things have changed and the FA should be tougher on scum like Shawcross, i personally would love to see his bones hanging out of his legs and then we’ll see how he likes it the c*nt!

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  12. Jon

    The other disgraceful thing is that the match was basically over, they weren’t going to win when he fouled Kosc.

    He doesn’t like Arsenal as he broke Ramseys legs and seems to think that’s a reason to dislike Arsenal??????

    He got wound up because our players actually showed a bit of aggression against Stoke for once.

    Truly can’t stand him and Pullis

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  13. landmind111

    He’s absolutely correct!!! What were we thinking!!! I’m sure its not legal to have a Rugby Team on our pitch on matchdays. Smh.

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  14. JADON

    TONY PULIS CAN GO TO HELL FOR ALL I CARE..WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF HE HAD SPENT MUCH TIME COMMENTING ON SHAWCRROSS’S TACKLE ON KOSCIELNY..THEY WILL DO BETTER ON A RUGBY PITCH INSTEAD OF BREAKING FOOTBALLERS LEGS ON A FOOTBALL PITCH..

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  15. Gunnerineverylife

    Would have been a superb own goal by Zabaleta if that would have gone in.

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  16. fabulous

    Nigeria through beating civ 2-1… Moses man of the match.
    Up arsenal up Nigeria, i told u guys Nigeria wil take the cup
    plis be hapi for me caus am a Nigerian

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  17. Ahmed

    Guners, Gervinho is back……….I don’t know whether it’s good news or bad news for us!!!

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  18. craig2500

    Better to have our players back even if they are not wanted by most, Togo can stay till the end and help Spurs drop points by not having Ade.

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  19. Upthearsenal

    Tony Pulis is a bitter little man who compensates his size/manhood by having the biggest team In the world… Does his opinion matter? Definatley not! Let him accuse us of cheating, as the more he hates losing to us more I love beating him!

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  20. Invincibles nice (1)

    Wouldnt believe that wbrom were a prem league club after watching there pitiful performance against spu.

    Our squad is a much better footballing side than spu, some might think id be biased but watching spu lately i have figured out why they may pip us to the CL spot.

    It is the pressure they put on mid table teams and lower, they press the ball very high up the pitch knowing that the majority of PL teams just cant play passes/football when under pressure with bodys closing in.

    I dont know why we never have any urgency till we go behind but whats worse is we never have bodys chomping at the bit until the opposition reach our thirty fourty yard area, this is redundant as most of these clubs just want to get close enough so to put any kind of half decent cross in… if spu beat us to the CL places it is down to the fact of ourselves not putting nearly enough team effort into the simple basics of the game. We have much more team chemestry and flair than spu, man for man our defenders are hands down the better players… if only we pressed and defended with the same team purpose as we do when attacking, we truly would put spu in there place.

    Spu are not a CL team, its just our own shortsight on the basics of the game which has giving them a shot.

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  21. clockend gunner

    Did you guys notice that after the ref gave us the goal all the stoke players surrounded the ref – no one said nothing about that.

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  22. Bob Dylan

    Tiny penis is a kunt, and we got that martin oneill kunt next who aswell r gna park the bus, maybe as there at home they might not be that defensive, hate teams and managers that only use that boring and gay approach

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  23. HARRY COOPER

    STOKE MANAGER JUST SOUR….HE DIDNT SAY NOTHING ABOUT DIRTY SHAWCROSS TACKLE…..ALL HE HAS DONE IS SPENT ALOT MONEY ON FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND CREATED A RUGBY TEAM..

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  24. Dublin Gooner

    Pullis and his Thugs came for a draw and tried to bully Arsenal but Arsenal just kept playing football their are better football teams in league 1 than Pullis and his Thugs

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  25. Twig

    Good news guys. Gervinho will be available for selection for our game against Sunderland next Saturday :).

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  26. bashman

    what else is new we all know tony pulis suffers from little man syndrome, pathetic little man

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  27. Richard

    The only difference with the Shawcross tackle was that this time he didn’t get sent off. FA should have a good look as he would have been charged with ABH anywhere but on a football pitch.

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  28. bob

    Crap….those days of Arsenal players having am effect on the ref have gone, only ManU can do that

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  29. ripple

    what is wrong with that man? nothing he said had anything to do with the truth, logic or reality – just babble.

    and why does pulis bother with the ball – just bring the clubs and knives and dispense with the pretense of playing football.

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  30. snakeoil

    liar. pulis is simply a liar. he knows everything he said was patently false. what an arshoile

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  31. GP

    It’s funny how Pulis and Allerdyce can easily accept defeat from Fergie and Utd but when it comes to Arsenal, they want to dial 999
    They’ve both had too much publicity from a couple of dodgy wins against us over the years so now they think they matter.

    Fergie lap dogs….

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  32. mohawk35

    you see pulis’ tactic a lot in politics. when a political faction/party engages in some unseemly behavior, they cover themselves by simply accusing their opponents of the same unseemly behavior.

    despicable in politics, despicable in football

    always a tactic of despicable people

    hey pulis, we know who you are

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  33. ripple

    Thumbs up if Wenger keeps Gervinho off the pitch.

    Thumbs down if you think Wenger will play him soon.

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  34. Bob Dylan

    Stop slting gervinho, we has been in good form for ivory coast lets hope he can bring that to us, why slag off all our players when they dont play well, thats not gona help, u was all on his dik when he was scoring goals at the start of the season, bit more support bit less fickle, if ur arsenal we r behind u, unless u swap shirts with rvp and r sht santos

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  35. landmind111

    Gervinho may not be able to hit a barn door, but Adebayor was the same at one point before he found his feet, at least he offers constant penetration, which is horrible for defenders, he never goes backwards.

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  36. Jego

    Thumbs up, if you really despise Tony Pulis and his Rugby thugs !!!
    I hate him as much as I hate old fart Fergie and his Man Poo chavs

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  37. Godswill

    As Arsenal fan all the way, mixed feeling today.
    i) Spuds won so am not happy.
    ii) Nigeria won so Gervinho will be back soon to distort the team. Initially I thought he has improved at AFCON, but against a good Nigeria team, he showed that he is not too good.Give him rest.
    iii) Happy that Victor and Mikel will still hang around in Africa and Chelsea need them. Extend AFCON.
    iv) Togo to win the on going match so that a certain Adebayo will also hang around in Africa.

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  38. mark

    Pulis has no grace or humility when being interviewed, he just goes on the offensive in a vain attempt to defend his errr…football team – they are a disgrace to the art of football.

    Stoke should be relegated, just because they are…Stoke.

    No-one likes playing them, which speaks volumes.

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  39. Asterix

    Fringe benefits for stoke players?
    Tony pullis your thing.

    Pre-match motivation for stoke players?
    Tony won’t pullis your thing if you let an opponent pass you.

    Why don’t stoke have black players?
    Too much to pullis.

    Why does tony like fergie?
    Fergie let’s him pullis when stoke loose.

    Why do stoke hate arsenal?
    Ever tried pullis an ar$e? You’re going to get nil.

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  40. LoCkAy

    I know we are not in a great situation right now, but if you are a Stoke fan that’s just scandalous and scary.

    I mean those guys are playing rugby not football.

    Yes Pulis has maintained the franchise in the premier league, but at what cost…??

    They are the worse team to watch and I am being kind. Every time I am watching Match of the day and it is their segment, I always go out to have a fag unless they play us…

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  41. One AW

    Pulis and wenger are always at it i think its funny .. Shawcross should of been sent off at the end of the game his tackle was disgraceful however i think stoke dont get the credit they deserve they are such a hard working team its just shawcross who is a dirty bastard. Forget arsenal players getting in the linesman and refs face yesterday because man united and ferguson have been doing the same thing for years. Since roy keane was the captain they been at it so why shouldnt we do the same !

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  42. DubGun

    Pulls has to remember that Shawcross was in the middle of the Arsenal players and looked like he was going to Headbutt the linesman.

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  43. Arsenal1Again

    How can it be offside when a Stoke player scored the goal?

    It’s good to see a blog not going on about Summer signings and the pathetic proposal of using Koscielny as a DM.

    That crap is wearing me out.

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  44. TrueGunner82

    next season frimpong Vs shawcross. I know whos gonna end up better off. #DENCH

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  45. MhGooner

    Pulis is the biggest c**t in the Premier league. The nerve of the man is unbelievable. He is the most two faced, biased and classless manager in the history of the PL.

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  46. frisco

    good news, ARSENAL WON,BAD NEWS, IVORIE COST LOST THAT IS REALLY BAD NEWS YOU KNOW WHY? GERVINHO WILL BE BACK!!!!!! AND IS NOT INJURIED,TO MAKE THINGS WORSE SPURS WON WhAT A F$$$ is that!!!!!!!!!

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  47. Gooning mad

    the ref and linesmen were as dodgy as you will ever see.

    Trying to cancel out a perfectly good goal with a maked up off-side…?

    the officiating was bad, but that only confirmed that there was a bias going on.

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  48. joe

    the FA should introduce a new foul ……… wearing a stoke kit on the football pitch , being called Ryan showcross or tony pullis . these fouls should be punishable by an immediate redcard to every one in offence the moment seen and suspension for between 15 to 64 games

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  49. Shehu Ibrahim

    Tony Pulis is just being a sore looser. It hurts when you think you’re gonna come to Emirates to play for a draw then loose the game. Stoke haven’t got the class to match up to Arsenal

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