UK time is: 17:09:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

If I Was Mark Hughes?

Google language translator


I`m sitting at my desk in my office and thinking to myself how do I get my team out of this predicament. I have the royal family of Abu Dhabi breathing down my neck and the papers that just won`t leave me alone.

My Course of Action:

1) Go back to basic`s. Get the team playing basic football, one-two training programs that sort of thing. Tell anyone if they can`t perform on every occasion then the exit door will be looming.

2) Place Michael Ball, Darius Vassell and Gelson Fernandes on the transfer list, and tell Danny Mills to go out and earn his money by releasing him. (Beware Channel 5 viewers)

3) Start the Ball rolling on possible deals for:
- Kolo Toure (£8 million)
- Yaya Toure (£24 million)
- David Villa ( £50 million)
- Shay Given (10 million)
- Michael Owen (8.5 million)

4) Start producing some sort of Wining Mentality and instead of blaming the players every week, I will encourage them and believe in them.

After this I can sit back and watch my team cruise up the table and by the end of the year, we can be happy and reflect on a good year after finishing in the top 6.

My Team after January:

Given
Zabaleta, Richards, Toure, Bridge
SWP, Toure, Ireland, Robinho
Villa, Owen

See why are these manager`s paid so much money, in my opinion it`s rather easy.


Joking aside, If you where Mark Hughes what would you do? Would you have the patience to sit through the hard times, or would you walk knowing that you tried? Who would you look to bring in? The Bellamy`s, The Nolan`s of the game or such talent as The Villa`s and The Owen's of this world.

Have your say on our forums or in the comment box below.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: amcollinz Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 6 2009

Time: 4:02PM

Your Comments

So thats the line up sorted against pomper then.
Buzz Lightyear
Aaron Collins ha ha really easy then.U just put ur thoughts & Hughes actually need to go through it after all the deals are done.Secondly common u have trillions why 8,10,20 millions? No it mut be above 25 for any player.Why only Villa?Kaka,Messi,Eto where are they u have the money to get them even in Jan.
Saimon_blues
If Hughes is now running about looking to sign Premiership journeymen like Bellamy, Scott Parker, Santa Cruz, Lucas Neill -- then he must have been sitting on his hands since the Summer. There really must be negotiations for players who can not only guarantee a good end to this season -- but can also enable us to challenge Top 4 next season. If he hasn't been putting the work in then he will have only himself to blame.
Sindbad
I see you have a dream - have you woken up yet mate?
merlin
Tick Tock Tick Tock one player signed in nearly a week....maybe our next signing isn't a player.
City Girl
....id resign tommorow.
enzo city
I am not exactly happy that its only been one player up to now......he said he wanted to do afew deals early in the window.....and yet we keep hearing that there have been NO bids for all these different players......whats going on....???
lincolnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pellegrini - We'll Fight Until The End (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Bayern Munich (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Team News: City v Bayern Munich (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Character Pleases Pellegrini (Monday November 24 2014)

The Ped Report...City 2-1 Swansea City (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Man City v Swansea (Saturday November 22 2014)

Team News: City v Swansea City (Friday November 21 2014)

Pellegrini Sets New Year Target (Friday November 21 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 331
2. Skoorb 262
3. Bluedub 155
4. fifthcolumnblue 140
5. kennyclementstache 119
6. rojo2010 105
7. BamaEngineer 90
8. OziMan 81
9. CITYBOY1000 61
10. ManchestEZ City 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 +19 32
2. Southampton 12 8 2 2 +18 26
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 +11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 +4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 +3 18

Breaking League News

Warnock - Swansea Are The Best I've Seen
» Crystal Palace : 27/11/2014 17:06:00
Wilshere Ruled Out Till 2015
» Arsenal : 27/11/2014 17:04:00
Moses to miss festive period
» Stoke : 27/11/2014 17:00:00
Fans Expectations
» Stoke : 27/11/2014 17:00:00
Evans Raring to Go!
» Man Utd : 27/11/2014 16:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal From The QPR Horror Show?
Suggested By:  The Headshaker Ritual
Agüero 32′ 45%
Agüero 83′ 55%