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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:07 pm
by Rob Hall
Yeah, Wikipedia can. He's Welsh, and has spent time with Bournemouth, Plymouth, Bristol (both City & Rovers) and Portsmouth. And Stoke. And Gillingham.

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:43 am
by Charlie
Forgive my ignorance regarding the origins of Pulis. Not sure where I dreamed up his non-existent North East connection.

I'm interested in the new geography of the Premiership, with three Lancashire towns beginning with B all nestling together: Bolton, Blackburn, now joined by Burnley.

The Midlands get two returnees (Wolves and Birmingham) replacing the departed West Brom. These were all big teams when I was a kid, as were Manchester City and the fast disappearing Newcastle United. I used to wonder why none of this was discussed as an entry route into history at school. Back then, most of the football teams represented active communities, from which the players were mostly drawn.

Right now, I'm not clear what it means to live in Burnley or Wolverhampton. Has the survival of Stoke City had any repercussions for the people who live there, or even for those who used to live there?

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:02 pm
by Con Murphy
Since Rob posted that wiki link, I've been able to hear Pulis's Welsh accent, albeit it's been severely mangled by his time spent in the South/South-West - would it be regionalist to describe it as mangelwurzled?