Pulis unsure about Wembley semis

However he believes their supporters would rather play at Wembley

than anywhere else – and those opinions must count. Stoke face

Bolton at the national stadium on April 17, a day after Manchester

United and Manchester City lock horns at the venue. United manager

Sir Alex Ferguson has complained that having four teams heading in

the same direction is a recipe for “absolute chaos”, especially as

on the Sunday the London Marathon is being held and Arsenal host

Liverpool. Pulis said: “I am a traditionalist and was brought up

watching semi-finals at Villa Park, Old Trafford, Hillsborough and

places like that. I really enjoyed it as there were some

unbelievable games. “I can understand where Alex is coming from but

if you ask any of our supporters whether they would prefer to go to

Villa Park or Wembley for a semi-final… that’s who we are dealing

with, the public. “I am privileged to be working for a club that

has got to a semi-final. The supporters aren’t and we have to take

notice of them. “The chance to go to Wembley for our supporters is

immense. It is the greatest cup competition in the world and that

makes things extra special. They will have a great day I am sure.”