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Pulis receives FA fine

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been fined £10,000 by the FA following his criticism of referee Lee Probert in his side’s Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool back in October.

The Potters boss was unhappy with the official’s decision to disallow a Jonathan Walters goal for a supposed foul on Reds’ goalkeeper Pepe Reina, and denying the Britannia outfit a spot kick when Peter Crouch went down in the box; Liverpool went on to win the game 2-0.

The news of the fine was released by the governing body, as it was deemed that the coach was guilty of improper conduct.

“Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has today been fined £10,000 by The FA and warned as to his future conduct after being charged in respect of media comments which were found by an independent Regulatory Commission to have constituted improper conduct,” an official FA statement reads.

Pulis is not best pleased with the FA’s interpretation of events, and may consider an appeal in the near future.

“I am very disappointed with the outcome,” he told the club’s official website.

“I have requested written reasons and I am considering an appeal.”

Stoke sit in 14th place in the Premier League standings currently, and face Blackburn on Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight

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