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Time Pulis moved on?

From reading several Saint`s sites it seems that the overall opinion is that Anthony Pulis just isn`t good enough, and we have plenty of reasons. Why then has Pardew kept the faith in this seemingly useless midfielder?

It`s not as if he is one of these players that have lit up at other clubs but just failed to make the grade here, he`s failed everywhere. Perhaps the most worrying thing is that over 7 years he has had 28 professional appearances, that works out at 4 appearances a year. Not exactly encouraging.

He`s not completely hopeless though, he made an assist for Jon Parkin whilst playing for Stoke, providing a cross for Stoke`s big target man to score against none other than us, but injuries continued to wreck havoc upon his career.

Several loans to lower league clubs like Grimsby and Lincoln have also been mixed successes for this young midfielder, spending time on both clubs treatment table but becoming a first team regular, though for a very short time.

With that said, you could feel sorry for him with injuries affecting his career throughout, but there is a time and place for sentiment, and in football you just have to accept that some people won`t make it.

Perhaps there is promise in him, after all he was made captain of the U18`s side against Winchester City, but what some people also forget is that he`s 26! Not much progress if you ask me.

With that in mind you have to wonder why Pardew has kept the faith in him, whilst releasing players with much more quality. The likes of Gillet who became a first teamer at Doncaster and the likes of Pattison showed some promise of being good players, albeit Pattison was moved on to bring in someone with considerable quality.

You have to wonder then why Pulis has been given chance after chance, as someone with 100% faith in AP there may be a side to Pulis that we haven`t seen… and a player who we consider to be deadweight could be a true talent being held back.

It`s unlikely but I guess we can only hope really?



And just for the record, at least we know he actually exists, we also know he is a Catholic apparently.







Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Army Comrade
Date:Friday July 23 2010
Time: 11:37AM

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I do feel for the player but he is a wlaking nightmare. As we have seen him so very rarely and seldom any where near to the first team it is a little surprising that he is still here. Pards seemed concerned with his injuring himself again but did seem happy that it was just a quick dislocation so Ant won't be out for long. I guess we will have to wait and see.
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