Pulis: FA Cup is 'greatest cup competition in the world'

Wednesday 20 Jan 2016
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis rates The Emirates FA Cup

Tony Pulis believes The Emirates FA Cup remains “the greatest cup competition in the world” as he plots a Wembley trip with West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies boss oversaw his side’s third round replay win at Bristol City on Tuesday evening, which sets up a home tie against League One Peterborough United in the next round.

West Bromwich Albion v Peterborough United

The Emirates FA Cup
Fourth Round Proper
3pm, Saturday 30 January 2016
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion
Winners receive £90,000 from prize fund

And having taken former club Stoke City to The Final back in 2011, Pulis fancies another shot at glory with his current charges.

"I've been very fortunate to take another club to Wembley and I'd love to take Albion to Wembley," admitted Pulis, after seeing Salomon Rondon snatch a second-half winner at Ashton Gate.

"But if we're not right Peterborough could come to our place and beat us - that's why The FA Cup is so special. 

"So you've got to make sure you respect every game and every team you play against. We'll certainly do that with Peterborough."

Emirates FA Cup highlights: Bristol City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Unfortunately for Pulis in 2011, his side were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Manchester City to rob the Welshman of a major honour to add to his record.

But the allure of The FA Cup remains for the former AFC Bournemouth, Gillingham and Portsmouth boss who admits he holds it in high regard.

"I've been brought up in the 60s and 70s, when The FA Cup was very special," he added. 

"I still think it's the greatest cup competition in the world."

By FA Staff