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Sparky Sets Record Straight After Dunne Criticism

Sparky Sets Record Straight After Dunne Criticism



Mark Hughes, gearing up for City's first crack at 'The Big Four' this weekend has responded to bitter comments from Aston Villa's Richard Dunne over his City departure...

It was well documented and discussed last week that in a massively disappointing outburst Dunne had gone on record as saying he was pushed out of Manchester City and also questioned City CEO Garry Cook's role at the club.

Sparky issued this response:

'Richard obviously felt the need to discuss his thoughts on his leaving of City. But the decision was his at the end of the day. He was the only one who signed a piece of paper to change from being a City player to an Aston Villa player.

'It wasn't as if he was forced out of the club. It was a little bit unfair to highlight Garry Cook and his perceived role in discussions.'

The Blues boss went on to underline how City's hierarchical channels work:

'From my point of view I have had great support from Garry and from the chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak. We work as a team to make sure the club is strong and competitive in future.

'Decisions will be made which affect players, and they may feel they have a view on things which they feel the need to express. But we are just trying to make City a good, strong club, and a successful one.'

Straight talking diplomacy and hopefully this unfortunate episode can now be closed. Dunney will welcome City at Villa Park in a few week's time. Unfortunately his comments will have knocked some of the gloss off the vocal appreciation he can expect from the Blues' travelling army.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday September 9 2009
Time: 12:05PM

Comments

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i can see right through hughes' lies
ric112
09/09/2009 12:16:00
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its ok hughes saying its dunnes choice to sign but when you get 2 faced people one minute telling you you are wanted and then telling cook to get rid then no wonder dunne felt he needed to leave..the hughes interview isnt worth the bandwith its written on IMVHO.
bluemooner_mcfc
09/09/2009 14:52:00
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The truth is out there, er, somewhere! That Villa v City game next month is going to have some extra edge now!
Johnny Baguette
09/09/2009 15:13:00
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Who do you believe? Surely it was Dunne who wanted out, as keeping Dunne would have been the smart thing to do for City.....right?
bluesnozza
10/09/2009 09:43:00
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We don't need the £6M so why sell Dunne? He would have been a great squad member - somebody is telling fibs here MH or RD?
Thaibluefan
10/09/2009 10:30:00
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IU'll back my club and not some ex-player who turned out to be a liability for the last 18 months of his City career. No offence intended Richard, and speaking as someone who voted for you as player of the season on more than one occasion, but good bloody riddance.
fifthcolumnblue
10/09/2009 21:53:00
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