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Dunne And Dusted?

Dunne And Dusted?

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The bulky Irishman joined City in 2000, as a replacement for Richard Edghill. He originally joined the club as a right-back, but soon found himself occupying at the heart of the defence. Richard has played over 266 games for the Blues, but is now the right time for Dunne to pack up his bags and his boxes of Pukka pies and leave Manchester?

This season has not been the greatest of all starts. His own goal against Bolton and his costly mistake against Spurs managed to completely dent my opinion on his ability to perform. Many of you will most likely state that it`s a confidence thing, but in my opinion it`s a case of Jekyll and Hyde. We all know that Dunne can be as solid as a rock in patches and has found his place in many hearts of us City Fans, but the club is moving forward and Richard Dunne seems to be moving backwards. His mistakes have proved costly and instead of challenging the likes of Aston Villa and Everton, we find ourselves around Sunderland and Stoke. Don`t get me wrong im not completely blaming Dunne, but he is one of the main problems this season.

Mark Hughes however does not seem to be to bothered about the lack of form Dunne shows. The Welshman spoke to the media earlier this month where he backed the Centre-back to come good again. He told the Mirror:

'People will highlight all the recent situations and the goals we've conceded in which Richard has been involved,' said Hughes.

'But people forget how many times he has saved this team - not just this season but in the past. He's still in credit in respect of the times he has saved us.
'It's just a spell he's going through, he'll come through it. He's a strong character and I have no worries in that particular respect."

Mark Hughes seems to be living in the past. I agree that he has saved City on numerous occasions, but I have never seen him in this form before. A mistake here and there is ok, but to depend on a player who seems to be lacking in performance every week is simply not good enough.

I pray that Richard Dunne begins to show his true colors again, because I do want to remember the good things rather than the mistakes when he either moves or retires, but the thing that annoys me is, the Irishman is set to return to the defense against Arsenal tomorrow. I know Ben-Haim is about as good as Russell Brand`s prank calls, but why not try out Onouha, or even Berti? I am amazed to why Hughes brought in Berti? If he is not good enough then why did we spend money on him at a time when we didn`t no what our financial future would be.

What would you do if you were Hughes? Would you continue to play the Irishman and risk the fact he may never regain his high standard of performance or do you believe that Dunne is well and truly dusted?

Writer:amcollinz
Date:Friday November 21 2008
Time: 8:36PM

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