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​Baggies manager Pulis: West Brom season was a success for 'real supporters'

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has hit back at his critics, stating that 'real supporters' know that the Baggies had a successful season.

Pulis helped guide the club to a tenth placed finish, but he has still received criticism from sections of the Albion fan base who see their end of season form slump as unacceptable.

West Brom failed to win any of their final nine matches – for the second year in a row.

Critics believe the players gave up after securing the magical 40-point mark, which practically ensured their Premier League safety.

"This team and this group of players have been fantastic, absolutely wonderful, and I think the real supporters appreciate that," Pulis told the Birmingham Mail.

"The season ebbs and flows. For us we have good periods and bad periods.

"That's what happens outside the top six or seven clubs.

"We had a poor period at the back end of it so people get frustrated and annoyed but the big picture is where we are in the Premier League with the resources we've got.


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