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Hughes vs Mancini: Players Appearances

Hughes vs Mancini: Players Appearances


This is the first of my 'Hughes v Mancini' articles analysing the amount of appearances and sub appearances made by Manchester City's players under Mark Hughes and then under Roberto Mancini.

Key:

40 - Forty starting appearances
(3) - Three appearances from the bench
* - January Signing

(Statistics are in chronological order and are from all competitions)

Manchester City under Hughes:

Hughes managed 21 games in all competitions.

Shay Given: 21
Gareth Barry: 20
Shaun Wright-Phillips: 19 (1)
Carlos Tevez: 18 (2)
Kolo Toure (c): 18
Wayne Bridge: 17
Joleon Lescott: 16
Emmanuel Adebayor: 15
Stephen Ireland: 14 (5)
Craig Bellamy: 14 (3)
Micah Richards: 14
Nigel de Jong: 13 (3)
Pablo Zabaleta: 8 (3)
Robinho: 6 (1)
Sylvinho: 4
Martin Petrov: 3 (7)
Roque Santa Cruz: 3 (6)
Vincent Kompany: 3 (5)
Nedum Onouha: 2 (2)
Richard Dunne (sold): 2
Vladimir Weiss: 0 (3)
Michael Johnson: 0 (2)
Benjani: 0 (1)

Major injuries (3 games missed or more) were sustained by:

•Wayne Bridge
•Joleon Lescott
•Robinho
•Martin Petrov
•Roque Santa Cruz
•Vincent Kompany
•Nedum Onouha
•Michael Johnson
•Benjani

Suspensions awarded to:

•Pablo Zabaleta
•Craig Bellamy

Manchester City under Mancini:

Mancini has managed 20 games in all competitions so far.

Shay Given: 19
Pablo Zabaleta: 18 (2)
Nigel de Jong: 18 (1)
Gareth Barry: 17 (1)
Vincent Kompany: 17
Carlos Tevez: 14 (1)
Craig Bellamy: 11 (6)
Micah Richards: 12 (1)
Javier Garrido: 9 (2)
Stephen Ireland: 9 (1)
Kolo Toure (c): 9
Martin Petrov: 8 (2)
Emmanuel Adebayor: 8 (1)
*Adam Johnson: 7 (2)
Joleon Lescott: 7 (1)
Wayne Bridge: 7
Shaun Wright-Phillips: 6 (7)
Dedryck Boyata: 5 (2)
*Patrick Vieira: 4 (4)
Roque Santa Cruz: 3 (6)
Sylvinho: 3 (6)
Benjani: 3 (2)
Nedum Onouha: 2 (4)
Robinho: 2 (3)
Vladimir Weiss: 1
Abdi Ibrahim: 1 (1)
Stuart Taylor: 1
Greg Cunningham: 0 (1)

Major injuries (3 games missed or more) were sustained by:

•Micah Richards
•Stephen Ireland
•Kolo Toure (c)
•Martin Petrov
•Joleon Lescott
•Wayne Bridge
•Shaun Wright-Phillips
•Roque Santa Cruz
•Nedum Onouha

Suspensions awarded to:

•Emmanuel Adebayor
•Patrick Vieira
Compassionate leave given to:

•Emmanuel Adebayor
•Carlos Tevez
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There is clearly a difference between the players used by Mark Hughes and by Roberto Mancini, and this is taking into account all the injuries, suspensions and unavailabilities. Firstly, the most used player by both managers is Shay Given which is no surprise. However, Hughes no.2 and no.3 are Gareth Barry and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Mancini's no.2 and no.3 are Pablo Zabaleta and Nigel de Jong. And then there's Shaun Wright-Phillips who finds himself behind the likes of Martin Petrov and Javier Garrido in Mancini's list which for a regular in Fabio Capello's squad, isn't good enough. And there's no excuses, this has nothing to do with his contract negotiations but everything to do with his poor form and attitude.

Another big-mover in Mancini's list is Vincent Kompany who had actually returned for selection 11 games before Hughes' departure. But Mancini has used the Belgian in virtually every game he's managed and sees him as an integral part of the squad. Then there's Javier Garrido, who didn't make 1 appearance under Hughes but has flourished under Mancini scoring a fantastic goal at Molineux. Finally we have Nedum Onouha who I rate very highly, but unfortunately for Onouha, he managed to injured at exactly the wrong times under both managers; when he was put into the starting eleven, he got injured almost staright away.

Mancini has also put his trust into the Academy's prospects, most notably Dedryck Boyata. I hadn't heard of young Boyata before he was thrust into the spotlight at the Riverside and was then selected to play both ties of the Manchester derby semi-finals in which he did himself proud. Boyata recently signed a new contract and is a very promising prospect. Mancini has also used the likes of Abdi Ibrahim and Greg Cunningham.

Then there's the January signings. Adam Johnson (who was probably not signed by Mancini) has really flourished in his 7 starts and has managed to thrust name into the picture for a late surge into Fabio Capello's provisional 30-man squad at the World Cup. Finally, there's Patrick Vieira, disliked by many but I think he may have an important part to play yet despite his lack of pace.

What are your thoughts? What do these statistics tell you?

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

Writer:bigal84
Date:Wednesday March 31 2010
Time: 5:46PM

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Comments

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Brilliant Scragg, It maybe that Viera needs 10 games to get upto speed and adjust himself back into the English game. I am a critic of PV and think that he should be introduced slowly to get the feel of the game. Nedum you quite rightly point out got injured when his chance had come. Garrido in my opinion is as good as Bridge.
Buzz Lightyear
31/03/2010 18:04:00
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Good stuff Scragg and an interesting read. It shows Mancini favours Zab and Garrido and they have flourished under him rather than Hughes, in contrast players like Stevie and SWP have been missed out a lot more under Mancini. Who's selection is best? I'm not too sure, but i'd probably say Hughes, apart from the use of Toure.
Once a Blue
31/03/2010 18:27:00
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Yet another top quality article from our resident Statto!!
Johnny Baguette
31/03/2010 19:24:00
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I so agree with you about Nedum and would hate for him to leave and for example join Gollum at Everton. The guy never disappoints and is so more intelligent and consistent a footballer than say Micah, who is helped by hhis potential hype.
Wswilly3
31/03/2010 19:39:00
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But boy as the stats show we do miss Robhino.............................
Once a Blue
31/03/2010 19:48:00
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I thought PV was being brought in to be an impact sub, but Mancini seems to have made him a starter in the last few games. Class player once upon a time, possibly still might have a decent swan-song in him, but can't see what he brings to the side when he starts. Nedum is class, but never seems to get his timing right! VK is probably the best defender at the club; Mancini has recognised this - suspect Hughes knew it too but was too stubborn to admit that signing Toure was a mistake. The biggest loss this season (apart from Michael Johnson) has been Lescott - Every time he gets a run and looks like he's starting to justify the silly money we payed Gollum for him he gets bloody injured! I rate Joleon very highly and hope that he and Vinnie become the first choice CB pairing for many seasons to come. As to SWP and Stevie, well they need to buck up their ideas BIG TIME.
fifthcolumnblue
31/03/2010 20:24:00
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I agree with you about Lescott and think he and Kompany will make a really good pairing but we need two regular and classy full backs who are defensively sound but can overlap and cross a ball. That means goodbye Micah for sure and Wayne and Zab have to be challanged for the roles.
Wswilly3
31/03/2010 22:48:00
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Two backs, a gun midfielder and proven striker is what we need for next season. Then we will fly higher and higher.
johnkelv
01/04/2010 01:16:00
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Those injury stats make for interesting reading. I'd go so far as to suggest that as many as 5 of those players won't be Blues this summer.
Johnny Baguette
01/04/2010 08:54:00
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Ever since his dad complained about him being treated poorly SWP has not shown once why we should improve his contract, he could go for me.
arthur7171
01/04/2010 13:41:00
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