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Ex-Stoke winger Etherington discusses infamous Pulis, Beattie bust-up

Former Stoke City winger Matthew Etherington has spoken of the infamous dressing room bust-up between James Beattie and Tony Pulis.

Etherington admits if Stoke lost, it was simple common sense to avoid manager Pulis.

He told Soccer AM: "When we won (Pulis) was good. When he's angry... stay away. All the coaching staff did and so did the players. Any time we got beat, stay clear until Thursday.

"I witnessed (what happened in the changing room). It was an experience. Peter Reid was the first person to speak. (Peter Reid) was dressed, yes.

"I didn't actually realise that James Beattie let this known to the public… Oh, I'm giving you more now?

"I couldn't believe what was happening. We got beat 2-0 at Arsenal which wasn't a bad result for us. We'd played ok. We were poor away from home that season, or most seasons, and Arsenal were flying. It was just pure shock, I couldn't believe it.

"We were all looking forward to our Christmas night out and it gave us plenty to talk about!"

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