Pulis proud of Stoke blueprint

The Potters have been comfortable mid-table finishers in each of

the three seasons since they returned to the top tier of English

football. And this year Pulis went one better by guiding his club

to the FA Cup final. Asked about the three imminent arrivals, he

told The Sentinel: “QPR have the potential to spend big, while I

think Norwich and Swansea will do it more gradually, a bit like

ourselves. “I think a lot of people are looking at us to see what

we have done, on and off the pitch. I certainly know a lot of

managers have rung me up to ask what we have done and haven’t done.

“Perhaps we’ve almost made a bit of a blueprint. We certainly have

a lot to be proud of.”