That Peter Crouch podcast: Tony Pulis on rattling Arsenal, Rory Delap & baseball caps | Total Football News
"Have a word, Crouchy, you could at least get my name right..."Regular listeners to That Peter Crouch podcast will be well aware that one manager in particular has featured more than any other.Crouch's seven years at Stoke City were ...

That Peter Crouch podcast: Tony Pulis on rattling Arsenal, Rory Delap & baseball caps

"Have a word, Crouchy, you could at least get my name right..."

Regular listeners to That Peter Crouch podcast will be well aware that one manager in particular has featured more than any other.

Crouch's seven years at Stoke City were largely overseen by Tony Pulis - or as co-host Chris Stark would say, Tony Poolis.

But what does TP make of that pronunciation? Why does he always wear a cap? And how did he find out about Rory Delap's long throw?

All is revealed on this week's show...

'Nobody has ever called me that'

BBC Radio 1 presenter Stark regularly reduces Crouch to laughter when discussing former Stoke, West Brom and Crystal Palace manager Pulis. But what does the man himself make of Stark's attempts to pronounce his name?

"Nobody has ever called me that, he should be fined every time he says it," said the Welshman.

"If you were a player it would be boss or gaffer. You wouldn't get close to saying my name!"

That settles that. It's Pulis, not Poolis.

'Wenger wanted long throw-ins banned'

Most teams struggled against the Delap throw. Some more than others...

Perhaps nothing encapsulates the Pulis era at Stoke better than the image of a titanic centre-half heading in one of midfielder Rory Delap's long throws.

Arsenal, in particular, could not deal with the direct approach, losing five out of eight games in Staffordshire between 2008 and 2014.

Long-serving Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was not a fan,