I'm not sure how far Stoke City are from pulling the right handle to activate a Brek Shea move, but manager Tony Pulis suddenly seems very pessimistic it will happen in January.
"I can't see him coming now. We'll see what the future brings."
Does this mean Shea's visit-of-some-curious-kind is now off? Is Pulis hinting they will keep trying in this window or that they will come again in summer? Rest assured, I am trying to find out.
UPDATE: And there ya go...
- Greg Seltzer