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posted Jun 4, 2008

it couyld have been worse, souness and allardyce are still unemployed.

I think most of us are happy, he is a very astute manager, he has done very well on no cash, he will have a full stadium and plenty of cash with us. SJust a matter of gving him some time to settle in, look at the players leavinmg and hopefully the ones coming in, santa cruz and bentley plz.

wouldnt surprise me if we saw elano leave, I cna not see him figuring in a 4-4-2 of the like that huges had at blackburn.

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comment by mcfcoj (U1919929)

posted Jun 4, 2008

i think he will do a good job, probably what we need as he will add steel which we have been lacking. i have no time for the lack of respect he has for referees and assistants. i sincerely hope he can curb that because i will struggle to warm to such a whinger.

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posted Jun 4, 2008

Hughes found a way to accomodate Tuguy. He can do the same for Elano.

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posted Jun 4, 2008

Once a Red
Always a Blue

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posted Jun 4, 2008

I think he will toughen the squad up

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posted Jun 4, 2008

Can someone tell the BBC swots that NONE of their videos are working. Well, none of the ones worth watching anyway..... The Aaron Ramsay one and the Euro 2008 behind the scenes thing arent working but ive not tried any others.......

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posted Jun 4, 2008

I think he must be mad. I can understand him going to a bigger club - but Sven did OK, and he got a year.

The guy that owns Man City is not anyone's idea of the perfect boss...is he?

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posted Jun 4, 2008

My concern is that City are being used as the final stage of Mark Hughes,s grooming for the United Job. seeing how he handles a big club with big money to spend. That said City should do very well with Mark Hughes in charge. He wants to suceed the fans want City to win somthing, top 6 minimum, european quaifaction.
Will he get the time? will he get the players?
we shall see,either way it is good to be a Blue
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comment by RTM08 (U10827149)

posted Jun 4, 2008

You city lot will not get your 'transfer targets' because:

-Rovers are refusing to sell to City
-Bentley will not follow Hughes because he is a hypocrite
-Hughes has lied to all the rovers staff, fans and players.

END OF SUBJECT

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posted Jun 4, 2008

I can understand your bitterness but he has to progress to a big club with ambition to match his own.Rovers will sell to city.Why would'nt they?

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posted Jun 4, 2008

Being a red I admire Hughesy but I'm baffled by his appointment at Citeh.

I thought Thaksin was apart from being an obscenely rich powerful megalomaniac, a clueless clown when it comes to football - and would only appoint someone he might have heard of during his power lunches and business meetings during world cup matches - but no he doenst appoint scolari or pele, he appoints mark hughes! Possibly the most nondescript manager in the premiership - a non flashy no nonsense guy who has never scored against brazil in a world cup final. Im flabbergasted Thaksin has heard of him - never mind appointed him.

Anyway - as good as Hughesy might be, I really cannot see him being more successful than Svennis - and I think it will be 1 season and out... if he is lucky!



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comment by RTM08 (U10827149)

posted Jun 4, 2008

stalybridgeblue, the chairman has already stated that we will not sell because we don't need to and no transfers will go on until we have a manager, which some of the targets are at Euro 2008

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posted Jun 4, 2008

He's a lunatic. I just hope he keeps his grubby hands off Rovers' players.

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posted Jun 4, 2008

I can't for the life of me understand why Hughes has picked City for his next move.I am certain the City board cannot believe their luck.Although a key move was to get this new chairman.With Hughes City should stay up next year.I think they are years away from the Champions League but with Sven in charge I saw them having a tough time next year.Having seen them a few times after Xmas including that appalling performance against Middlesborough
I am astonished that people were surprised when he was toasted.They looked completely disorganised and badly coached.No pride at all.All that money he spent got one or two good players but they had little structure all year.Once the other teams had watched the video
and figured how to defend Elano etc there was nothing left.
Unless Hughes has some players up his sleeve I can't see City finishing above Blackburn for a couple of years.What is Hughes thinking??He seems a smart guy.The only player he would rate of the current gang is Dunne and he is on his way out the door!!
This is great for City but you have got to believe Hughes has made a mistake here.

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posted Jun 4, 2008

cheerycymruboy

I can't for the life of me understand why Hughes has picked City for his next move

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Wouldn't have anything to do with the millions that will go directly into his savings account, would it?

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posted Jun 5, 2008

he went cos he is a typical premiership person - greedy arrogant and with no loyalty to anyone except his own pockets.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

On paper this looks an excellent appointment for both parties but I wonder if Thaksin has any idea of how to realise his ambition at City.
For example, he obviously thought 50 million would ensure first season success. Unfortunately 50 million is not much when you consider the top 4 generally spend this type of figure every season. Thaksin will need to spend this for a few seasons running before he will establsh City in the Champions League.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Is he using MC to go to MU?

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posted Jun 5, 2008

cheeryCymruboy

"only player he would rate of the current gang is Dunne...!!"

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your obviosuly very clueless about football, before you go making wild accusations look at the squad first. i mean by ur statement hes not going to rate richards? get off it pal

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posted Jun 5, 2008

all im saying is good luck to him having thaksin as a chairman, clerly have no clue about football and winning takes time (years)

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posted Jun 5, 2008

comment by RoquesaTalisMan08 (U10827149)
posted 13 Hours Ago

You city lot will not get your 'transfer targets' because:

-Rovers are refusing to sell to City
-Bentley will not follow Hughes because he is a hypocrite
-Hughes has lied to all the rovers staff, fans and players.

END OF SUBJECT

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START OF SUBJECT:

I'm sick of your posting your and idiot, heres the easiest conter arguement to yours ever

-Rovers can refuse to sell all they want, but when Roque throws his tos out the pram and refuses to play, then i'm happy to watch your ticket money pay his wages (you also need to get over the fact that your players aren't actually any good! hence why nobody else actually wants them! nobodies said city want them, to be honest not many city fans actually do, Hughes made them who they are, without him, the are nothing)
-Hypocrit or no hypocrit, Bentley is not Blackburn through and through at all, and if the chance came to go to a more ambitious club then lets face it loyalty is nothing in football and he'd easily jump ship
-Does anybody other than Rovers care? His backroom staff certainly won't, they have the same ambition as Mark Hughes, to be successfull and challenge at the top of table, Blackburn don't and won;t have that ambition for a long time
- and as the old chant goes, **** ground, no fans! hence why they're leaving i honestly won;t want to manage a club with fans like you

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posted Jun 5, 2008

all im saying is good luck to him having thaksin as a chairman, clerly have no clue about football and winning takes time (years)

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Idiot

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Guys

The money, even though it will be said that it was not a reason is a massive factor.

Hughes is human, any of us in our professions would take an opportunity for a rise in salary. Especially when the contract means if he is sacked in 12 months he will have a big pay off.

I hope he does well but I think the lack of knowledge at the top will cause for rash decisions to be made if the results do not come in.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

This is a great day for City.

After Sven was given the nudge I really feared we were going to go backwards and appoint either a Martin Jol type or an Allardyce. no offence to either of those guys but they wouldn't be brought in to take us forward.

Hughes on the other hand is a real forward move.

Can't wait for Middlesboro/villa away

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posted Jun 5, 2008

or too further his career?, bit ungrateful arnt you for what he's done

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posted Jun 5, 2008

(you also need to get over the fact that your players aren't actually any good! hence why nobody else actually wants them! nobodies said city want them, to be honest not many city fans actually do, Hughes made them who they are, without him, the are nothing)

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Blackburn finished above Citeh, so if their players are crap what does that make yours? And yet Thaksin thinks the Champions League is a realistic target! Good old Citeh, always good for a laugh.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Blackburn to Man City is a downwards step - look at their recent records. Chelsea tried to buy a seat at the top table and failed = what chance Man City? (though at least someone is actually prepared to take that job, unlike Chelsea)

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Bad move for Hughes.

City under Thaksin are gonna become a bigger and bigger joke until the finances run out and they crash down the leagues.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

bluebarsidebob

50 million is plenty if it's spent right....I doubt of Arsenal spent nearly that much by the way, but that's another story.
My point is that Sven bought 9 or 10 players and only Petrov, Corluka and Gelson were real successes.....Bianchi didn't want to be there, I'm convinced Benjani was a panic buy to be seen to be doing something positive in January, and his attitude suggests he couldn't give a damn. Spend big but spend it well

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posted Jun 5, 2008

and how is that, he sack sven when they had a great season!

U idiot

you cant have instant success

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comment by Fuzzy (U9861085)

posted Jun 5, 2008

Hughes has the potential to be a great manager but I am sceptical whether he will be afforded time to fulfil that potential at City. I get the impression Thaksin is not a patient man and judging by some of his statements is unrealistic with regards the success he expects from the level of investment. Furthermore Thaksin was talking to the press about transfer targets such as Ronaldinho and Jo even before Hughes was appointed. It is hard not to be excited by these names but would Hughes want them? I am sure everybody got excited when Abramovich signed Shevchenko for Chelsea and look what happened there!

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posted Jun 5, 2008

We All Follow United

Maybe, just maybe, Blackburn finished ahead of City because they had a manager who was capable of getting the absolute maximum out of reasonable players by tactics and motivation, while City had a good bunch of players with a manager who couldn't motivate or chande tactics when things went badly.....

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posted Jun 5, 2008

He maybe from the wrong side of Manchester but the bloke's got talent and I think he can take us forward. We might have to put up with a little less flair play, even though Rovers were capable of putting together some classy moves, like we had under Sven but at least we'll see the team battle a bit more.

My only concern is that he doesn't have Sven's scouting network, which will mean that we'll have to pay a bit more for quality players rather than getting say someone like Elano for only 8mil.

City sould be back on the up again now.

CTID

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Can someone please explain to me why many posters make so much of the issue of money and how much they wish other people/teams to fail just because they have a few quid to spend?

Every fan would like their team to be in a position to improve their team, improve their results and have some success and generally this achieved through the use of money (at whatever level in the club) and has been so for over a century!

To ignore the presence and the effect of money in the game is a sign of naivety, ignorance and probably jealousy.

It does seem that the owner of Man City does not seem to have quite grasped English football and seems to have bought the club for something of a trophy but I would still wish Hughes and the club well. Why would I or should I wish any harm and seek to take some sort of high moral ground and laugh at them.

Perhaps we could have a special 'baby' 606 for those that wish to throw around childish nonsense all day.

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comment by Fuzzy (U9861085)

posted Jun 5, 2008

50 million is plenty if it's spent right....I doubt of Arsenal spent nearly that much by the way, but that's another story.
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The difference between City and Arsenal is that City just escaped relegation the season before and needed a major squad overhaul whereas Arsenal have had an excellent squad for years that only required one or two additons. I do agree that most of Sven's purchases were massive gambles, an opinion I voiced on these boards at the start of the season, which was met by derision by my fellow blues.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

" A great season"?

Hardly...a great autumn maybe and then what? My point was that he is was supposed to be a great manager with vast worldwide knowledge and a great network of contacts....his purchases suggest that isnt quite the case. He had all january to find the striker we all knew City were crying out for and he panicked on the 31st when he realised he hadnt got one

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comment by Noshaq (U11522369)

posted Jun 5, 2008

City - top 8 08-09
top 6 09-10

Can't see them going any higher.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Diegomoran

I was answering a point that the Big Four consistently spend 50million and more to maintain their positions. Maybe if Arsenal had spent more they wouldn't have fallen apart after the African Cup of Nations and when they had a few injuries, by the way.
I do take your point about the need for a massive overhaul, but I for one felt Sven could have bought a lot better than he did, we flattered to deceive in the Autumn and he hadn't got what was needed to turn things around later when results wenet downhill. He never had a plan B or motivational skills with england and sadly he hasnt found them since

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comment by mizuno1 (U2647074)

posted Jun 5, 2008

bluebarsidebob

50 million is plenty if it's spent right....I doubt of Arsenal spent nearly that much by the way, but that's another story.
My point is that Sven bought 9 or 10 players and only Petrov, Corluka and Gelson were real successes.....
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I thought Elano is quite successful and scored some important goals.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Perhaps we could have a special 'baby' 606 for those that wish to throw around childish nonsense all day

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well said that man. and perhaps i shouldn't mention the hypocrisy of Blackburn fans complaining about a chairman throwing cash arounf

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posted Jun 5, 2008

As MrBlueBurns said money does make a difference and many who want Hughes to fail seem to be bitter Blackburn fans, As I'm on the red side on Manchester I wish City all the bad luck they can get, but now Hughes is there I hope they can get 4th and Kick the Scousers out of 4th!

I have no doubt that given a couple of seasons he can at least get them to consistently finish 5th or 6th. Especially with the money Sinawatra seems to be willing to put in, just think, if he can get Blackburn to finish in the uefa spots with 10m-ish a year, what can he do with 50m-ish a year??

I wish him luck as he is a great bloke and a great manager!!

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posted Jun 5, 2008

My only concern is that he doesn't have Sven's scouting network, which will mean that we'll have to pay a bit more for quality players rather than getting say someone like Elano for only 8mil.
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Rest assured. Sparky picked up Nelson and Samba his very solid defensive pairing for under 1million! Santa Cruz was 2.5 and Mccarthy was something similar. He has been excellent with money and shown he has good network in place arguably more so than Sven.

People talk about Elano like he's some kind of revelation but he was in the Brazil squad and playing in Europe with Shaktar. Likewise Petrov who was a hit in La Liga and Corluka who was very good against England.

Do you fellas think Dunne might stay now?

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Long ball merchant - who transformed blackburn in to a pack of thugs, give hime a 100m a leapord cant change its spots, hard work closing down get the ball up front fast - is what city have to look forward to.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

mizuno1

A seriously talented player who should have produced much, much more given his natural talent....a pale shadow of himself by Jan/Feb and an emergency right-bcak???/

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posted Jun 5, 2008

well said that man. and perhaps i shouldn't mention the hypocrisy of Blackburn fans complaining about a chairman throwing cash arounf...

Yes remember Dalglish

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Not to worry you or anything, but when Sam Allardyce joined Newcastle, he was doing well at a lower club in the league. I'm not saying the same will happen to you, but dont be shocked if it does.

Big Sam dropped like a stone, even though he was a good manager at Bolton. You better hope your owner gives Hughes time so that he doesn't do the same!

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Im not rly a big fan of Mark Hughes but I belive we should all get behind our new man. Sven will never be forgotten but we now have to put him to one side and move on. The good thing about Hughes is he will probably sign some premier league players unlike sven and heres hoping that he brings bentley and santa cruz with him! As for Ronaldinho, who wudnt want him in their team? if everything that thak is saying is true then it looks as if eastlands could hav a brand new number 10 smiley

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posted Jun 5, 2008

"My only concern is that he doesn't have Sven's scouting network, which will mean that we'll have to pay a bit more for quality players rather than getting say someone like Elano for only 8mil."

You're joking aren't you? Mark Hughes has snapped up bargain signings from abroad such as McCarthy and Santa Cruz (was Gamst-Pedersen a Hughes signing too?) and even got (usually expensive) british talent like Bentley and Warnock for next to peanuts!

I think the signing of Elano and Petrov (on much bigger fees than those that Hughes has spent at Blackburn) who have been decent (although Elano has faded somewhat) this season has made you think that you've lost some of Svens contacts but when you compare them in terms of money spent and performances then Sparky's signings at B'burn compare just as favourably with Svens if not more so!

Im a complete nutural here as a Sheffield United fan, but found it strange that you can question Mark Hughes' transfer activity over Svens - admittedly Sven was good, and his dissmissal was a shock and uncalled for, but if, for example Sven had retired and been replaced in a more mutual way then i don't think anyone would have been dissapointed in replacing him with MH! (barring his Man Ure connections of course!)

Good luck citeh anywho!

UP THE BLADES!!

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Bellion-wonderland

havent always agreed with you mate, but a quality post.

Getting Dunne to stay would be as good as signing a new player of real quality

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posted Jun 5, 2008

Long ball merchant - who transformed blackburn in to a pack of thugs, give hime a 100m a leapord cant change its spots, hard work closing down get the ball up front fast - is what city have to look forward to.
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I was at Stamford Bridge for Hughes's first (I think) game in charge of Blackburn and it was a complete men against boys mis-match.

I would say that Hughes did get them to play somewhat functional football to form a base to build on and this was shown no more so than the return Blackburn Chelsea fixture. That day, it certainly was a battle! (although any team that has the extremely limited talents of Savage and Dickov are never going to do much)

Since those early days though, safety was secured and I have been impressed with Blackburn the more I see them. There are some good players and they do play some nice football.

I think the fact that Hughes had them winning ugly and winning well is a testament to his flexibility and recognising what type of pay is necessary and when.

Despite some of the fanfare, even the so called 'pretty teams' do not play well al the time and get involved physically from time to time.

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