Date:Friday June 6 2008
I was reading an interesting article in Thursdays Blackpool Gazette on the future of Paul Dickov and was heartened by some of his comments about Mark Hughes.
It had been thought that the 35-year-old, who won 10 caps with Scotland, was one of several players to leave Manchester City in an end of season exodus -but he could end up staying now Hughes has taken over.
Dickov is a big admirer of Hughes - and vice versa. He has backed Hughes to be a big success on taking over from Eriksson.
Dickov played under Hughes at Blackburn for two seasons and reckons the 44-year-old to be the best manager he has encountered in his near 20-year career.
Moreover, Dickov insists that Hughes will not let his United roots get in the way of making City a top six side - quite the opposite.
'He is the best that I have played under,' said Dickov, who started 50 games under Hughes at Rovers scoring 14 Premier League goals.
'His training and that of his coaching staff is different class and he commands great respect from players.'
'During my spell at Blackburn I was the fittest I have ever been. Hughesie has a great rapport with his squad, but he doesn't make allowances or do apologies.'
'The man is a born winner and he likes things done a certain way and expects players to buy into that philosophy.'
Article submitted courtesy of Vital Manchester City regular 'alphieblues'.
If you want to submit a front-page article then feel free to do so by clicking here or here to suggest a front-page poll.
Date:Friday June 6 2008
Guardiola Just Won't Go Away (Thursday October 8 2015)
Four City Changes For TV (Thursday October 8 2015)
If It Goes In, It Doesn't Matter! (Monday October 5 2015)
Pellegrini On Important Win And Amazing Aguero (Monday October 5 2015)
Two In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)
The Ped Report City 6-1 Newcastle United (Sunday October 4 2015)
Audio - Aguero Delight For Pellegrini (Saturday October 3 2015)
Stats: Manchester City v Newcastle United (Saturday October 3 2015)
Vital Preview - Man City v Newcastle (Friday October 2 2015)
Audio - Pellegrini On Borussia Win (Friday October 2 2015)
|Man City||1||-||2||West Ham|
|Crystal Palace||0||-||1||Man City|
|1. Man City||8||6||0||2||+12||18|
|3. Man Utd||8||5||1||2||+4||16|
|4. Crystal Palace||8||5||0||3||+4||15|
|5. Leicester City||8||4||3||1||+2||15|
|6. West Ham||8||4||2||2||+6||14|
|Euro Round Up
» Norwich : 09/10/2015 07:00:01
|Liverpool: LFC Confirm Klopp As Manager
» Liverpool : 08/10/2015 21:24:00
|Stoke's December Manchester games live on TV
» Stoke : 08/10/2015 19:03:01
|FA Give Jose Something Else To Cry About
» Arsenal : 08/10/2015 18:37:00
|Arsenal Selected For TV
» Southampton : 08/10/2015 17:51:01