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Pulis reveals Capello big fan of Stoke City

Tony Pulis has revealed England boss Fabio Capello is a fan of Stoke City.

Pulis was delighted to discover the Italian has been keeping a close eye on the Potters, who have Matthew Etherington and Ryan Shawcross as outside bets for a World Cup call-up.

Pulis said: "I went to the Chelsea game on Tuesday and Fabio was there.

"He always asks about the team and everything and he was very complimentary about what we have done here.

"I won't be telling him to pick Ryan or Matty. He has enough on his plate with other people poking their noses in - especially other managers.

"He said we have had a good season and everything else. Being a Welshman I would prefer hearing it from John Toshack!

"The England boss has never mentioned Ryan or Matty to me but other people have. The ball is in everyone's court.

"He has a group of 18 players that are nailed on and four or five he will make his mind up about as he goes along."

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