League Cup - Pulis may appeal £10,000 fine
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is considering an appeal against his £10,000 fine imposed for comments made about referee Lee Probert last month.
The Potters boss was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his criticism of the official after the 2-1 Carling Cup exit at home to Liverpool a month ago. He denied the charge but after a personal hearing an independent regulatory commission ruled against him and the FA imposed the fine and issued Pulis with a warning about his future conduct.
However, the Stoke manager is unhappy with the result and will await further detailed information from the commission before deciding on his next move.
"I am very disappointed with the outcome," he told stokecityfc.com. "I have requested written reasons and I am considering an appeal."
Pulis was furious with Probert after their defeat to Kenny Dalglish's side on October 26. He claimed the official should have sent off Jamie Carragher for a challenge on Matthew Etherington and was also critical of the referee for disallowing a Jon Walters header and not giving a penalty for a foul on Peter Crouch.
Carragher was only booked after the Etherington challenge, a decision which prompted the Stoke boss to say after the match: "It was a poor challenge. If one of our players had committed it, I would have expected him to get sent off."