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Get Hughes Out! City Lose AGAIN!

Manchester City
0 - 1
Everton FC

The City Of Manchester Stadium


Attendance: 41,344


Mark Hughes makes three changes to the side that last took to the field. Robinho, Elano and Richards all come in to the side as Hamann, Vassell, and Tal Ben-Haim all drop to the bench.

It only took 6 minutes for Everton to pose a threat. Leon Osman almost gave the Everton fans something to shout about when his effort flew wide of Harts Left-hand post. Arteta then shook the post from 20-yards when he took a free-kick. Manchester City looked awful inside the first 10 minutes.

Manchester City had their first chance in the 13th minute; Elano moved the ball forward and fed Benjani after a nice one-two with Robinho. Benjani then found Ireland but his shot was high and not at all handsome. Robinho was involved again as he bought a fine save out of Howard who managed to claw the ball away at full stretch.

Everton then had appeals for a penalty turned down on 30 minutes which angered Moyes who believed Osman was tugged down by Ball. City then got on with the decision quicker as they broke forward. Elano found the ball and stung it straight towards goal but straight into the gloves of Howard, who was unable to hold the ball due to the velocity of power on the shot, but nothing came of it.

Manchester City then managed to hit the bar at the other end. After a short space where nothing happened, Shaun Wright-Phillips made one of this trademark shots that left Howard standing, as he watched his crossbar shake. However it was Everton who ended the half on the front foot. Fellaini could have scored twice, when he was inches away from connecting with a cross from the left, and then his low shot was well kept out by Hart who produced a fine save.

Halftime: Manchester City 0 Everton 0

Benjani replaced Jo at halftime, although its not know whether it was tactical or due to injury. However it seemed to change the game as the second half started without any real chance for either side. Zabaleta`s important interception from Neville`s cross was as exciting as it got in the first 15 minutes.

Wright-Phillips then ran down the wing but he was hustled out of it and City won a corner. The corner came to nothing and I`m sure the crowd were all yawning by now. In fact it took to the 72nd minute before either team really threatened the goal. Jo won the ball from a Hart goal-kick, and from this he fed Ireland who ran on and produced a clever shot, that would have nestled into the corner of the net if Howard did not get across and produce a good save.

Mark Hughes then showed more reason to why I now believe he should leave. Ok Robinho was shocking today but it would have only of taken one piece of skill to change a game. So what does he do? Yes. Vassell comes on for Robinho.

Jo then again manage to take the ball down from the air this time from a corner, and fed Shaun Wright-Phillips who fired wide and high. Pretty much summed up the performance of the whole City side.

Disaster! Everton get the ball down City`s end and Cahill beat Richards to the Ball from a cross, and fired the ball home.

Manchester City are lost, they look nothing like the team in the first half of the season under Sven. I`m sorry but Hughes I don`t want you spending this money.

Final Score: Manchester City 0 Everton 1

Aaron`s Conclusion:

I really don`t know what to say, I`m overly annoyed and angered not only by Hughes but the whole team in general. I really don`t think the system and the personnel at the club are right to take the club forward.

Star Player

Forget Star Players. The Fans deserve the praise today because 41 odd thousand still gathered to support a team unable to produce anything worth seing.

Date:Saturday December 13 2008
Time: 5:23PM


Why are you annoyed at Hughes?? Because he played the team that all his knockers have been asking for? The players let us down today NOT HUGHES. It looked to me like some were under the weather, there has been an illness going round BUT F*CKING COMPARING THIS TEAM TO THE DIRE PILE OF ****E WE PLAYED UNDER ERIKSSON. JESUS!!!! I'm sorry but I don't want idiots like you publishing this tripe about my team.
13/12/2008 17:48:00
Well I certainly can see Kaka,Messi,Buffon all playing in Championship.Well u also can see
13/12/2008 18:01:00
Aaron I have to say I too disagree with some of your comments. I would have picked exactly that side and it is probably close to our strongest 11. The problem is all the uncertainty hanging over their shoulders and a general lack of confidence in my opinion. And you cannot slate hughes for bringing robinho off, he was obviously injured and doing nothing, fresh legs was what we needed at that time and that was the logical choice. We are going to have to grin and bear the next month Im afraid and not expect too much. Then we can go into the new year with renewed focus and desire, because its obvious we need it. Lets get behind the team, and if we win then good. We don't need more calls for hughes' head
13/12/2008 18:24:00
i ment as in the type of play we had under sven IN THE FIRST HALF of the season. You can not say we were not good then? This Idiot adores "ur" Club,.. and like i said you dont have to agree to my opinions, but is their any need for that? lol.. The players can only play as they are told, and this week preperation for this game? you would have least of thought we'd be fresh. We didn't have a clue, spesh in the second half.
13/12/2008 18:27:00
Whatever is happening, the team is lacking motivation and inspiration and hughes is partly to blame. The crowd is also largely to blame too. There is always an air of uncertainty at home games, especially when we're not scoring, and today was no different. We always seem to create these situations with our constant gasping, lack of singing and periods of silence. And the players too, most of them spineless - that has to come back to the manager and his predecessor - we have no leaders and Dunne is a joke. Rant over -I'm drinking gin and its depressing. Tomorrow is a new day.
13/12/2008 18:31:00
I understand but this 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 just dont work. it did at first but not now. I was a tad harsh on Hughes now, but imagine you were a member of ADUG, would you honestly want to give a guy 100million + who cant even motivate the player to beat Fulham, Everton, Hull, Wigan? There is something wrong, im not totally blaming Hughes because it is down to the players aswell but you can all slate that Elano and Jo are not playing aswel, but what would you feel like if you were being pushed out of a side where you know your capable of fitting in.
13/12/2008 18:40:00
richest team in the Championship at this rate guys :-)
13/12/2008 19:31:00
Give "Jim Cassell" a chance.
city 81
13/12/2008 19:47:00
Time to stand firm, Blues. We are in the **** here. 2 points off the drop zone. Hammers and Barcodes with a game in hand. I said last week that the 433 has been sussed and that we don't have the strikers available who can play the lone role. We should aim to play to strengths and get in behind full backs with a 442 and create more, especially at home. But. We still have to remember MH has a lack of options. However, I'm not convinced many of our players are up for the cause or can handle the intensity of the 28 fixtures we have played. We're literally limping towards January which will be no quick fix. What concerns me now is if we start to really go after this squad's fragile confidence and end up in dire straits by Christmas. We've got to see this through, but Hughes really has got to get a grip of them.
Johnny Baguette
13/12/2008 20:12:00
JB, I see the Problem is the player not play in they original place, Look to Duune play left center back ( His orignal place is Right CB), Kompany he play center ( His orignal place is Right CB ), Micah play RCB ( Orignal place is RB ).
city 81
13/12/2008 20:32:00
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