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West Brom boss Clarke surprised Stoke fans giving Pulis stick

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is surprised to hear Tony Pulis copping it from Stoke City fans.

Clarke takes his high-flying Baggies to the Britannia today.

And the Albion boss said: "I'm surprised to hear he's getting stick. How can Tony Pulis be under pressure?

"But look at Brian McDermott. He's a victim of his own success. It happens.

'That's the way the game is now - it's a lot more short-term.

"If you have a bad spell you come under pressure now.

"It'd be nice if supporters saw the big picture - but a little bit of me thinks those days are gone."

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