Pulis frustrated by Huth suspension

The Potters are unable to contest the booking that giant

centre-back Huth received against Wigan last weekend and which will

rule him out of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. Pulis feels it is

unfair that his defender was penalised for a foul on Jordi Gomez,

even though the Wigan player should have been flagged offside. And

he cannot understand why clubs are allowed to appeal against

straight red cards but not cautions that can also lead to

suspensions. “This is where we really have to look at the system,”

Pulis said in The Sun. “How can it be that a player is punished for

something that happened when the game should have been stopped? “It

seems odd that you can appeal against a more serious offence that’s

punished with a red card but not a less serious one that can be

just as big a mistake by the officials. “I think the issue has been

highlighted by Craig Bellamy’s sending-off for Manchester City.

“He’s been shown a second yellow card for diving, when he was

actually fouled and yet can’t appeal because it wasn’t a straight

red.”