If the myriad bemused responses on Twitter are anything to go by, it looks as though West Brom may have missed the mark with a little PR ploy they’ve attempted this afternoon.
Some bright spark in the Baggies’ marketing department decided it would be a good idea to have manager Tony Pulis record a message, disguised as a genuine personal phone call, to alert fans to the fact that half-season ticket cards are now on sale via the club.
However, rather than treating the call as a charming gesture, many supporters were simply left dumbfounded by the presence of Pulis in their voicemails…
Just had a ‘phone call’ off Tony Pulis urging me to get a half season ticket. Whose idea was that @WBAFCofficial?
— Ash Davies (@TacticalAreaAsh) November 27, 2015
Anyone else had the guilt trip call from Tony Pulis this morning via the Albion ticket off! Two times now
— RD (@SenorRajD) November 27, 2015
Just had one of the strangest calls of my life off Tony Pulis asking me to buy a half season card. Didn’t know he was manager/secretary.
— Zach McAskill (@ZachMcAskill) November 27, 2015
A voicemail from ‘Tony Pulis’… As you do 🙄
— Zoe Turner (@Zoeee1994) November 27, 2015
Just had Tony Pulis call me from Frankfurt asking if I want a half season ticket, blimey! no thanks Tone the full one I’ve gots enough! #wba
— Kieron Norton (@kiowba) November 27, 2015
Some attempted to converse with their manager, but to no avail…
Tony Pulis just called. I asked him if we could keep it on the deck a bit more…knock it around. He just kept on about a season ticket #wba
— Adam Hingley (@AdamHingley) November 27, 2015
WTF! Just had phonecall from Tony Pulis telling me get 2get arf SeasonTicket. Tried to interrupt, he ignored me. Think Pulis is a robot #WBA
— WBA Baracus (@WBA_Baracus) November 27, 2015
Obviously others weren’t quite so taken aback…
Tony Pulis just called me from Germany it would appear. Hope we can Snapchat in a bit.
— Lisa (@shampps) November 27, 2015
Tony Pulis called me asking if I was willing to play LB on sun 😂😂 #wba
— Dan (@danwbaayit) November 27, 2015
Nice try, but no cigar. We believe ‘swing and a miss’ is the appropriate technical terminology.