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48,000 City Fans Singing Hughes OUT?


With a full house against Hamburg on Thursday, there is a real possibility 48,000 Manchester City fans might be left with no option but to sing MARK HUGHES OUT & YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING.

Make no mistake the tide is turning with the anti- Hughes camp gathering momentum. The boo brigade was out in force following the 3-1 home defeat against Fulham on Sunday and then to add insult to injury someone was heard to boo Hughes during his post match interview.

I for one have spread the pro-Hughes message ever since his appointment but even my patience is beginning to wear thin. I also appreciate his task must be a difficult one, but you just have to look at the players body language to say they are an unhappy lot. I wonder if they are puzzled as we are at the Welshman's poor tactics, and on occasion, bizarre substitutions.

To get any result on Thursday is going to test the very best Mark Hughes has to offer, however representatives from ADUG will be at the game and if they witness a poor display and hear the fans chanting anything derogatory against you know whom, well I wouldn't be surprised to see Hughes joining the dole queue come Friday morning.

Good luck Sparky, you need it.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 13 2009

Time: 1:14PM

Your Comments

isnt it funny(i dont mean funny in that way) that the last game has swayed a lot of the people who have backed hughes to turn on him? i along with a few have seen this from his lack of tactics for ages now and then after being told counless times from not only members on here but people in"real life" that he should be given time i went along with that because maybe i thought i was wrong. but i went along with it for about 6 games and things have gone from bad to worse and now peole are seeing the same things that i and lots more saw a good while ago and maybe we more people had seen it sooner hughes would have been gone before january and we would have had a manager in with HIS new signings and comfortable in the uefa cup and F.A. cup. now we have been put back a couple of seasons...yes thats 2 YEARS because of this clown and we are left thinking what might have been.
bluemooner_mcfc
isnt it funny(i dont mean funny in that way) that the last game has swayed a lot of the people who have backed hughes to turn on him? i along with a few have seen this from his lack of tactics for ages now and then after being told counless times from not only members on here but people in"real life" that he should be given time i went along with that because maybe i thought i was wrong. but i went along with it for about 6 games and things have gone from bad to worse and now peole are seeing the same things that i and lots more saw a good while ago and maybe we more people had seen it sooner hughes would have been gone before january and we would have had a manager in with HIS new signings and comfortable in the uefa cup and F.A. cup. now we have been put back a couple of seasons...yes thats 2 YEARS because of this clown and we are left thinking what might have been.
bluemooner_mcfc
Sack Hughes and thats another two seasons down the Swanny. When 'The Special one' arrives and gets the 'You dont know what your doing' sang to him what then? dig up Alan Ball? God almighty City fans never never learn. I just hope the owners are far more intelligent than the average IQ of us City fans which must be close to zero.
jackblue
Sack Hughes and thats another two seasons down the Swanny. When 'The Special one' arrives and gets the 'You dont know what your doing' sang to him what then? dig up Alan Ball? God almighty City fans never never learn. I just hope the owners are far more intelligent than the average IQ of us City fans which must be close to zero.
jackblue
I know you've stuck with Hughes, Tudor, and believe me I have tried to. But The Hughes era is turning out to be an agonising loss of opportunity and time. I honestly can't see him ever making the grade for City. The longer he stays the more damage he could do to the club's future (let alone the mental and emotional wellbeing of the paying public). What's to stop ADUG from pulling out and buying Seville or some other side? They don't HAVE to spend 100M a year making our dreams come true... Do they?
Sindbad
I know you've stuck with Hughes, Tudor, and believe me I have tried to. But The Hughes era is turning out to be an agonising loss of opportunity and time. I honestly can't see him ever making the grade for City. The longer he stays the more damage he could do to the club's future (let alone the mental and emotional wellbeing of the paying public). What's to stop ADUG from pulling out and buying Seville or some other side? They don't HAVE to spend 100M a year making our dreams come true... Do they?
Sindbad
I dont know why you guys fill your stadium very rarely. If you are a club of the size you proclaim to be then you really should not have any trouble filling a 48000 stadium week in week out.
Yid_from_India
I dont know why you guys fill your stadium very rarely. If you are a club of the size you proclaim to be then you really should not have any trouble filling a 48000 stadium week in week out.
Yid_from_India
Jack, Svennis was removed by Thaksin so City fans were not behind his ousting, far from it. If the only reason Hughes should remain in place is stability, then that's simply not enough. We have lost half of our league games now, been humiliated in both domestic cups and scraped through to the UEFA QF thanks to our goalkeepers and a win in Schalke. We've suffered a raft of training injuries all season and there is no promised improvement or fitter squad. We need to see some glimmer of coherence, team work ethic and consistency in the remaining games for Hughes continued tenure to be justified. Meanhwile, Yid in India. Not everybody can afford to fork out for tickets with regularity these days.
Johnny Baguette
Jack, Svennis was removed by Thaksin so City fans were not behind his ousting, far from it. If the only reason Hughes should remain in place is stability, then that's simply not enough. We have lost half of our league games now, been humiliated in both domestic cups and scraped through to the UEFA QF thanks to our goalkeepers and a win in Schalke. We've suffered a raft of training injuries all season and there is no promised improvement or fitter squad. We need to see some glimmer of coherence, team work ethic and consistency in the remaining games for Hughes continued tenure to be justified. Meanhwile, Yid in India. Not everybody can afford to fork out for tickets with regularity these days.
Johnny Baguette
Svennis oversaw City 0 Chelsea 6 and boro 8 (eight) City nowhere.
jackblue
Svennis oversaw City 0 Chelsea 6 and boro 8 (eight) City nowhere.
jackblue
Amen to that Tudor. My patience is being tested yet i'll not be party to 48000 people booing one man, never (with the exception of Alan Ball of course, grrr). I'll not start naming names but some of our players, homegrown AND bought, are patently not up to the job, squad fringe players at best. Yid From India, please feel free to add to your insightful comments.
RobsonGreensleeves
Amen to that Tudor. My patience is being tested yet i'll not be party to 48000 people booing one man, never (with the exception of Alan Ball of course, grrr). I'll not start naming names but some of our players, homegrown AND bought, are patently not up to the job, squad fringe players at best. Yid From India, please feel free to add to your insightful comments.
RobsonGreensleeves
Ive said from day 1 that hughes wasnt the right man for city. Every1 didnt agree with me. The only reason he isnt put under pressure by the national media is because he is young and british. Hughes baffled me in preseason saying he wanted to sign players in the last week of the transfer window, even though thaskin gave him money. All clubs did the logical approach and signed player early. Allowing players to settle in and get formular with tactics and formations. No wonder ADUG bought robinho without his consent. That was my first concern about hughes. All i hear is about the massive improvements we have made since the summer - with 130 million spent by hughes, TEN POINTS worse than we were this time last season under sven and no uefa cup guaranteed for next year... how can this man stay in a job? Next season is completely ruined with no uefa cup football now - what big manager or big player would want to come to city now? Hughes must resign.
enzo city
Ive said from day 1 that hughes wasnt the right man for city. Every1 didnt agree with me. The only reason he isnt put under pressure by the national media is because he is young and british. Hughes baffled me in preseason saying he wanted to sign players in the last week of the transfer window, even though thaskin gave him money. All clubs did the logical approach and signed player early. Allowing players to settle in and get formular with tactics and formations. No wonder ADUG bought robinho without his consent. That was my first concern about hughes. All i hear is about the massive improvements we have made since the summer - with 130 million spent by hughes, TEN POINTS worse than we were this time last season under sven and no uefa cup guaranteed for next year... how can this man stay in a job? Next season is completely ruined with no uefa cup football now - what big manager or big player would want to come to city now? Hughes must resign.
enzo city
Make or break time for MH, hope he can turn it around!!
shauny
Make or break time for MH, hope he can turn it around!!
shauny
I unlike BM have always been neutral about MH and his choices because I am not nor have ever been a manager and I don't know the ins and outs of the players personalities and (true) injuries etc and I want some sort of stability in my club. When I look at what the rags have done with one manager and what we have done with 17 over the same period I pray for us to choose one manager and stick with him. However even my neutrality is has worn thin.
Doody
I unlike BM have always been neutral about MH and his choices because I am not nor have ever been a manager and I don't know the ins and outs of the players personalities and (true) injuries etc and I want some sort of stability in my club. When I look at what the rags have done with one manager and what we have done with 17 over the same period I pray for us to choose one manager and stick with him. However even my neutrality is has worn thin.
Doody
Jack, Svennis also oversaw a double over the rags. The players disgracefully striked for the 8-1, Chelsea was a lesson for a young side. I'd never portray him as a saviour, but he never got the resources Hughes has, nor the transfer window time Hughes has had.
Johnny Baguette
Jack, Svennis also oversaw a double over the rags. The players disgracefully striked for the 8-1, Chelsea was a lesson for a young side. I'd never portray him as a saviour, but he never got the resources Hughes has, nor the transfer window time Hughes has had.
Johnny Baguette
Johnny don't want to fall out with you but svennis bought all his (mostly) dross by video. Doing well in Mexico isnt he?
jackblue
Johnny don't want to fall out with you but svennis bought all his (mostly) dross by video. Doing well in Mexico isnt he?
jackblue
im afraid to say i saw this coming 5 months ago http://www.skysports.com/fanzone/blogs/story/0,24015,15201_4694812,00.html
Deejayvu
im afraid to say i saw this coming 5 months ago http://www.skysports.com/fanzone/blogs/story/0,24015,15201_4694812,00.html
Deejayvu
Yes, Deejayvu good point. I posted and ensured Arabian Business printed every word of my pointed analysis of Hughes in the middle of December when I wanted him out then. How I would have preferred to have been proven wrong during the season. Enzo City yes I cannot say you have written much that I have not agreed with over the season apart from I conceded we had to support Hughes during the transfer period after the owners failed to dispense with him prior to it. http://www.arabianbusiness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=1&id=540949#comment-35525 Has anything changed from the basic ineptitude of Hughes and his mgt team from what I highlighted at length in Arabian Business on the 14th Dec 08?
City Girl
Yes, Deejayvu good point. I posted and ensured Arabian Business printed every word of my pointed analysis of Hughes in the middle of December when I wanted him out then. How I would have preferred to have been proven wrong during the season. Enzo City yes I cannot say you have written much that I have not agreed with over the season apart from I conceded we had to support Hughes during the transfer period after the owners failed to dispense with him prior to it. http://www.arabianbusiness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=1&id=540949#comment-35525 Has anything changed from the basic ineptitude of Hughes and his mgt team from what I highlighted at length in Arabian Business on the 14th Dec 08?
City Girl
Me neither Jack, yet in fairness, Sven and his people had just under 4 weeks to bring in signings after his appointment and then a January transfer window with little or no promised funding available. I just wish he hadn't fallen out with Thaksin over that lack of funding, because he had already sussed out the wasters who got a stay of execution prior to his arrival and of course again after it as MH had to get to know the squad all over again. Of course, there's now a chance that some are about to get a third escape from the axe. The stakes are high and on paper we have gone backwards save for the aforementioned European scrape throughs. Anyway, whatever has gone before or behind the scenes, Hughes needs a big result this week.
Johnny Baguette
Me neither Jack, yet in fairness, Sven and his people had just under 4 weeks to bring in signings after his appointment and then a January transfer window with little or no promised funding available. I just wish he hadn't fallen out with Thaksin over that lack of funding, because he had already sussed out the wasters who got a stay of execution prior to his arrival and of course again after it as MH had to get to know the squad all over again. Of course, there's now a chance that some are about to get a third escape from the axe. The stakes are high and on paper we have gone backwards save for the aforementioned European scrape throughs. Anyway, whatever has gone before or behind the scenes, Hughes needs a big result this week.
Johnny Baguette
Good god CityGirl! Just read your piece in AB, the knife was well sharp on that one! Agree with every word still. MEOW!
RobsonGreensleeves
Good god CityGirl! Just read your piece in AB, the knife was well sharp on that one! Agree with every word still. MEOW!
RobsonGreensleeves
I take it there will be a few outside chanting aswell, as the ground only holds 47000 odd and I dont think Hughes will be singing along do you. There will strill be a few pro Hughes supporters in there rooting for a good win, to sway the on the fence fans.
Buzz Lightyear
I take it there will be a few outside chanting aswell, as the ground only holds 47000 odd and I dont think Hughes will be singing along do you. There will strill be a few pro Hughes supporters in there rooting for a good win, to sway the on the fence fans.
Buzz Lightyear
Its only fair we as fans give ADUG the opportunity to bring in their own manager and plan next season properly. After all, they are planning to awash city with billions in the coming years. When anyone buys a house, your not going to keep the old furniture are u? unless its gold... Lets get behind the lads on thursday because uefa cup football is important to citys plans next year. With or without hughes. Judging on current form, im afraid of west brom getting something at eastlands on sunday :(
enzo city
Its only fair we as fans give ADUG the opportunity to bring in their own manager and plan next season properly. After all, they are planning to awash city with billions in the coming years. When anyone buys a house, your not going to keep the old furniture are u? unless its gold... Lets get behind the lads on thursday because uefa cup football is important to citys plans next year. With or without hughes. Judging on current form, im afraid of west brom getting something at eastlands on sunday :(
enzo city
That last point has me thinking enzo. The fact that Hughes was Thaksin's appointment could carry a lot of weight in any managerial review.
Johnny Baguette
That last point has me thinking enzo. The fact that Hughes was Thaksin's appointment could carry a lot of weight in any managerial review.
Johnny Baguette
if 47000 fans boo MH on thursday we will still be the team that shoots ourselves in the foot again for the umpteenth time and got to look forward to another year of stability then another year of nearly winnin a trophy( a good cup run) and then the fans boo the manager and we start all over again.... does it sound familiar to the last 20/30 years cos it bloody does to me.... so why not break with tradition and stick with sparky for 5years and see where it takes us, its not as if we've never seen bad teams before is it?
cityman51
if 47000 fans boo MH on thursday we will still be the team that shoots ourselves in the foot again for the umpteenth time and got to look forward to another year of stability then another year of nearly winnin a trophy( a good cup run) and then the fans boo the manager and we start all over again.... does it sound familiar to the last 20/30 years cos it bloody does to me.... so why not break with tradition and stick with sparky for 5years and see where it takes us, its not as if we've never seen bad teams before is it?
cityman51
Because as we all know, 48000 fans being audibly negative about the club and the manager is all the inspiration the players need to put in the herculian performance we need to win this game. Wake up and smell the coffee City fans - WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMIES.
fifthcolumnblue
Because as we all know, 48000 fans being audibly negative about the club and the manager is all the inspiration the players need to put in the herculian performance we need to win this game. Wake up and smell the coffee City fans - WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMIES.
fifthcolumnblue
Our owners will be at the match on Thursday - will be interesting to see what Friday brings.
Thaibluefan
Our owners will be at the match on Thursday - will be interesting to see what Friday brings.
Thaibluefan
 

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