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Mark Hughes

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by SimonW, Feb 24, 2022.

  1. Kevin1954

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    Roy McFarland paid off, so did Trevor Cherry, although I get they were both PM’s

    As someone said, certainly left field. But hey I’ll give the bloke a chance. Plenty of experience and that’s what we all wanted? Right?
     
  2. bantamdave41

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    “Mark will be provided with the tools he requires in order to achieve our goals - be that in coaching, recruitment, sports science, medicine or any other area.

    Ryan Sparks.

    Now that is a statement. So over the next few days, I'd like to see some more clarity from the club upon this statement.
     
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  3. SimonW

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    Likes spending money but usually badly. So I guess a good fit for you as that's buying badly has been pretty much the norm for you recently
     
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    That should have surprised everybody!

    When he was a PL manager, my impression was that he always appeared to be splashing the cash (and not always successfully). That seemed to be his way of getting his team out of trouble. He'd better get used to a different way of managing in the khazi!

    Good luck Mark .. and I'm sure you'll help ST sales ;)
     
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    We don't have the players to fit ANY system.

    Not sure what to make of this appointment. He's managed at the very highest level, he's played at the very highest level. There were no standout candidates for me anyway. Lets see how he does. The real issue is, despite the words of Sparks in this announcement, he won't be set up for success.
     
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    I’m staggered. He’s not in the Robson or Stapleton category. He’s lifted the club to a new level. Just put Sky Sports News on to see. A really positive statement by our club.
     
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    Spark you into life hopefully.
     
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  8. Kevin1954

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    He’s offered him the free car wash already! Got any game tickets Mark, my Duracells are running low.;);)
     
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    Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki. They are meant to be top class coaches so won't be cheap
     
  10. Kevin1954

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    Money?
     
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    We have no reason whatsoever to believe a single word of that statement.
     
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    Why ambiguous? Not a criticism of your post but I'm not sure 'ambitious' is the word I would use, in context to previous managers.
     
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    Cook had a hernia op in december, are you trying to kill the poor sod!
     
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    Bradford City on the map.

    I didn’t see it coming but he has links to investors. Maybe just maybe we can get Rupp out now.
     
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    Well it’s a big name. Assume he’ll help attracting players-Gareth Bale in the summer!
    Should be connected to bigger clubs for decent loans hopefully. but we do need someone for DOF or recruitment
     
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    So which ones Sparks which ones Sparky ?
     
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    Thanks Damo…interesting!
     
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    It’s not me who needs sparking into life look at my earlier post
     
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    TBH with the way he likes to play he would be a better fit than most of your players. Probably less injury-prone too
     
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    Well spotted , the dynamic Sparkies. Sounds like a 60’s Tamla ensemble?
     

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