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Pulis calls for heads to roll over Portsmouth financial crisis

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is asking that those in charge of the money at his former club Portsmouth should be called to account for their apparent mismanagement. On Wednesday Pompey were given seven days by the High Court to draw up a statement of their financial affairs or face being shut down.

Pulis believes Pompey, where he was manager for nine months in 2000, have a responsibility which spreads wider than just the football club.

"It is a fantastic club with great support. What it has hopefully done has opened up a window for people to look in and say things have got to be done properly," said the Potters boss.

"You can't allow finances, just because you are a football club, to run as wild as what they have done.

"Luckily here we have a chairman (Peter Coates) who keeps it all under control but clubs have a responsibility to the community.

"They have a responsibility to keep going because that club means so much to so many people.

"People should be asking questions of whoever has been running their finances."

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