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Not The Time For The 'Hughes Out' Brigade

Ireland based Manchester City fan, mcfcirish sent us the following.

The dreaded Fulham curse strikes again. 2-0 up at home and within the space of 10 minutes its back to 2 -2. Yet again Roy Hodgson's men refused to lie down and let City boss them.

However, now is no time to be calling for Hughes' head and here are some facts as to back up my point:

1: City have been beaten once this season while everyone else in the league has been beaten at least twice.

2: When we go a goal down we are not getting rolled over, for example at the swamp and at the rugby ground...sorry the DW Stadium. Last year we would have been thrashed by the rags had we gone behind so early. As for Wigan, well they have always been a tough team for City to beat.

3: Hughes has bought Premier League experienced, players such as Tevez, Adebayor, Barry etc and moulded them into a unit that seems to be gelling faster / fitter than a lot of people would have thought.

4: Hughes has got the best out of the players who were originally here. Ireland, Petrov and Bridge for example. Now Bridge is the main one for me as I was very negative towards him last year and now I must say he has improved an awful lot.

5: City, with a game in hand are not only fighting for a top 4 place but, and I say it with hushed breath, a title spot. How long has it been since we've said that?

Now, don't get me wrong. Hughes has his faults, for instance playing players out of position being my main criticism, but I think now is the time to be getting behind our manager and show him we, the City faithful still have our trust in him.

So come on lads, get behind the tall handsome Welsh not that way!!

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Date:Monday October 26 2009

Time: 10:23AM

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26/10/2009 10:54:00

i think that it says alot about our owners aswell,they are sticking by him,lets hope it doesnt come to it but im sure if things get bad,they will still stick with him.
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26/10/2009 11:11:00

Seriously can't believe we're even having this debate! We dropped two points yesterday and performed poorly to be sure. But to call for the manager's head after one disappointing result? Someone is surely having a laugh. I've been over to the MUEN comments pages and there are indeed a load of idiots calling for Hughes' head, guess that just shows that no matter how lofty our league position, some fans will not excuse Hughes his former association with that teaqm from Salford. As mcfcirish points out, we still have a game in hand over most of the other top 6 teams, so let's not panic and call for the manager's head just yet!
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26/10/2009 13:18:00

Who has been calling for the managers head then?
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26/10/2009 13:19:00

i had to check for a moment then if i had called for his head whilst i was in a drunken rage but ive not had a drink lol - theres no way i would call for his head after yesterday but i will say one thing which i thought his tactics was terrible playing petrov mainly on the right and bellers on the left so whats that all about ?? - but calling for his head? NOT ME
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26/10/2009 13:57:00

Methinks we are being guilty of what the newspapers do - hear a couple of reports about something and make a big deal out of it. We shouldn't even be addressing this at all.
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26/10/2009 14:14:00

It's not the generally sensible posters on Vital that are starting up with their chorus of "Hughes Out" yet again, but there is a substantial minority on the MUEN who are. We're pretty good at sensible debate on Vital and no one to my knowledge has called for Hughes to go, but I really do despair at some of the foamers who can't wait for Hughes to fail that exist on other threads.
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26/10/2009 15:13:00

is it the Primary children asking for Hughes to be Sacked? as i'm not proud to be called a blue if the disenchanted voices get louder we have NOT lost at home for 9 or 10 matches, we have had our best start to a campaign since 1976 and the morons are screaming for Sparky's head after DRAWING with our 2 bogey teams.... WTF are they on it must be some heavy duty drugs as i can't see any logic in 'these so called fans/'.... tossers the lot of em
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26/10/2009 17:55:00

At least everyone at Vital has their heads screwed on. Ive seen a fair few fans on other forums blaming Hughes for the recent draws... DRAWS!!! its not even a LOSS!!! Absolutely rediculous.
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26/10/2009 18:27:00

i drew up this article after a vist to the MEN paages,a few of the hughes out lads crawdled out of the woodwork again.
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26/10/2009 19:26:00

This is a non-issue. It defies belief anyone could be calling for Hughes to be sacked because despite the poor finish to Sundays game we still sit in 6th place with only one loss from 9 games. A very good start to the season for mine and Hughes has to given credit for that.
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27/10/2009 09:00:00


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