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Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is thought to be running out of patience with certain City employees following a string of poor results.

Since the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) took control of the Eastlands club, on 21 September 2008 manager Mark Hughes has produced the following results:

Wins - 3 (Portsmouth, Omonia Nicosia, Stoke)
Lost - 4 (Brighton, Wigan, Liverpool, Middlesbrough)
Drawn - 1 (Newcastle)

Games In November

City has no fewer than seven games in quick succession...

Sun 2 Nov Bolton Wanderers - Away
Thu 6 Nov UEFA Cup FC Twente - Home
Sun 9 Nov Tottenham Hotspur - Home
Sun 16 Nov Hull City - Away
Sat 22 Nov Arsenal - Home
Thu 27 Nov UEFA Cup Schalke - Away
Sun 30 Nov Manchester United - Home

Premier League Table 31/10/08

1 Liverpool - 26 points
2 Chelsea - 23
3 Arsenal - 20
4 Aston Villa - 20
5 Hull - 20
6 Man Utd - 18
7 Portsmouth - 14
8 Man City - 13
9 Middlesbrough - 13
10 Sunderland - 12
11 West Ham - 12
12 Everton - 12
13 Blackburn - 12
14 Fulham - 11
15 Stoke - 10
16 West Brom - 10
17 Newcastle - 9
18 Wigan - 8
19 Bolton - 8
20 Tottenham - 6

Khaldoon Al Mubarak and the ADUG member want success, even Champions League football as early as next season. When the transfer window opens on New Years Day, I wonder who will be picking the Manchester City squad. Mark Hughes I hope.



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Writer:Tudor
Date:Friday October 31 2008
Time: 12:38PM

Comments

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at least there have been no names mentioned there........but I would hazard a guess that Jo will be one of the employees and I'm afraid Dunny may well be another.....
lincolnblue
31/10/2008 12:44:00
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Its very harsh of you to count the Brighton loss, that was purely down to the players and not the managers fault. The Liverpool result, 2 up we lost a man and they only got the winner very late on, we were unlucky not to lead that game 3-1. The wigan game, dubious penalty award and a stone waller against Dunney not given.The Boro result very dubious penalty decision against the run of play, their keeper had a blinder kept them in it. Don't know where the story orignated from but I would put my money on the mirror have a hand in this skulduggery. I know Jo dosen't score a lot of Goals LB, but if you look at the games he does a hell of a Job up front, holds the ball up takes players out of position so others can score. We are not looking to blame the forwards here, they are doing their job. The defence is all over the shop at the moment, but was starting to play well against Stoke and then he changed it, even then with a bit of luck and a bit better refereeing on Wednesday the result could have been a lot different.
Buzz Lightyear
31/10/2008 12:53:00
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JB The Brighton result was the fault of MH picking the wrong team he should have done what Sven did last year and put out the 'second eleven' for me this was ANOTHER tactical mistake by MH. LB.. I think getting rid of Ball & Garrido is of far more a priority than Jo & Dunne who for me have a definite role to play in our future.
alphieblues
31/10/2008 13:26:00
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I'm looking forward to Benjani being given a go when he's fit. He seems to be the forgotten man & is not univerally popular with the fans, but I like him as a player, his link up play & ability to hold the ball are second to none. He has been critisized for not scoring enough goals in the past, but with the likes of Robbi & Swp getting forward to feed off him, he'll be more effective than last season.
Ghost of 76
31/10/2008 13:41:00
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We all knew it would take time an patience, but some of the results havebeen very disappointing. I hope Hughes is given time, but forthcoming results against the likes of Bolton and co are vital.
oliverblue
31/10/2008 13:57:00
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WORSE THAN THE DAILY MIRROR THAT!!
swordfish7
31/10/2008 13:59:00
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Worse than the Daily Mirror but not as bad as the Daily Mail!!
Tudor
31/10/2008 14:07:00
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MH has his work cut out for him! not entirely his fault with so much injuries and very little on the bench.
ArabianKnight
31/10/2008 14:14:00
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Gonna be a busy novermber .. i think there will also be a couple of WC qualifiers that we will have to release players for..any injuries to any players we might have to get some boys from the academy to have a team???
ArabianKnight
31/10/2008 14:18:00
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This week's VCZ focuses on the Academy lads who need to become heroes rapido before January dawns. The laws of probability regarding injuries and suspensions mean that surely lads like Logan, Etuhu and maybe Williamson (who isn't a senior squad member) are going to get their chance to shine.
Johnny Baguette
01/11/2008 08:00:00
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