Ashley Has Meeting With Allardyce!

Last updated : 07 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

However, the 'You're getting sacked in the morning' chants of Stoke fans appear to be wide of the mark, with a 0-0 draw against Stoke prolonging his managerial career.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis: "I saw Newcastle against Manchester City on Wednesday and they had really good opportunities, didn't take them and got punished.

"Today, we have had really good opportunities and didn't take them. It might be the little bit of luck Sam needs to turn it around.

"I felt our second-half performance warranted us going through. Unfortunately, we did not manage that but we have given a really good account of ourselves and we should enjoy that."

Pulis also confirmed he was on the brink of completing a deal for ex-Newcastle defender Andy Griffin.

"Andy did exceptionally well here," he said.

"He was well liked by the supporters and the players and he will bring a bit more quality to the squad."