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Tag Archives: Mark Hughes

Why Tony Pulis Is The Right Man to Replace Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace Manager

Posted on by Nick Ottman
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If I was Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish, there’s only one man I would be considering to replace Ian Holloway. Tony Pulis has to be the perfect fit for the club. The Eagles are currently 19th in the Premier League with … Continue reading

El United (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

Posted on by Laurence McKenna
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Some lovely football played around Europe this weekend and why should the EPL be any different? Well, there weren’t any headline games as we know them but even the pod’s featured game of United – United had history and rivalry … Continue reading

Zamora Suffers Injury Heartache

Posted on by James Beckett

Just two days ago I wrote about Bobby Zamora singing a new contract at Fulham, but just typical of the cruel luck that is often associated with the sport, the Fulham forward suffered a horrific leg break in his very … Continue reading

Robinho Was A Success At Manchester City

Posted on by James Beckett

The sale of Robinho has marked the end of an era for Manchester City. The Brazilian arrived with high expectations of taking City to the next level and in a strange way he has sort lived up to the expectations. … Continue reading

Hull City Search For A Hero

Posted on by Paul Bestall

In a strange yet understandable move, Hull City Chairman Adam Pearson has removed Phil Brown from his position as manager at the struggling side. It strikes me as strange as Brown has been moved on after an impressive, if limited, … Continue reading

Can Joe Hart Become England's Number One?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

With just over 15 weeks left until the 19th World Cup begins in South Africa and one player is making a real case to force his way in to the starting line up. Joe Hart could have been put out … Continue reading

How Can Manchester City Solve A Problem Like Robinho?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It was the marquee signing that announced that Manchester City had money to burn and were determined to usurp the comfy old pals act at the top of the Premiership. Fans flocked to Eastlands in tea-towels to show their new … Continue reading

British Managers Squander Opportunities To Join Premier League Elite

Posted on by tyduffy

In his WSJ column, Gabriele Marcotti brings up the dearth of British managers at the top of English football.  Seven of the 20 Premier League managers are foreign.  Sir Alex Ferguson is the only British manager among the so-called “Big … Continue reading

Burnley Have To Make The Right Choice

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So it’s official then, Owen Coyle will be the new manager of Bolton Wanderers and Burnley now have to find the right man to replace him as they look to continue the good work this season has produced. It is … Continue reading

Where Might Craig Bellamy Land in January?

Posted on by Dave Warner

It should be plainly obvious to any football fan with half a brain that Craig Bellamy is looking at the front door. From the moment that his fellow Welshman Mark Hughes was sacked at Manchester City, reports emerged that Bellamy … Continue reading

Garry Cook and the Uncomfortable Press Conference: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Press conferences in England are hardly ever tame experiences (ask Joe Kinnear), but Monday’s unveiling of Roberto Mancini as the new manager of Manchester City didn’t go particularly well for City chief executive Garry Cook. The City chief executive, who … Continue reading

Manchester City Lose Patience With Mark Hughes

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So it’s official now, Manchester City’s owners have shown there true colours with yesterdays sacking of Mark Hughes and replacing him with Roberto Mancini. Rumours had been circling Hughes since Saturday morning, with several British papers stating that the game … Continue reading

Manchester City Vs Arsenal: Round Two

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well if there was one game I couldn’t wait for the return leg this season so far, then Manchester City vs Arsenal was the one. Now thanks to the magic of the League Cup draw, we get an extra episode … Continue reading

Talk Of Manchester City Making A Top Five Is Premature

Posted on by Paul Bestall

If I was an Arsenal fan, I’d be fed up already listening to people saying that Manchester City were obviously going to usurp them as one of the “Big Four” sides. It’s amazing what spending money does to peoples judgement … Continue reading

What Will Arsenal Do With the £39m from Manchester City?

Posted on by tyduffy

Manchester City are spending their way into the Premier League top four. Paradoxically, the club most amenable to their ambition is Arsenal, whom they wish to supplant. The Gunners sold City striker Emmanuel Adebayor for £25m. Less than two weeks … Continue reading

Is Mark Hughes Building a Barcelona Clone at Eastlands?

Posted on by Dave Warner

Say what you will about the obscene amount of money being spent by Manchester City this summer, but you have to admit that there’s a certain perverse pleasure in watching someone build a real-life club lineup in much the same … Continue reading

Now Mark Hughes Knows Exactly What’s Required

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When Mark Hughes agreed to replace Sven Goran Eriksson last summer, no doubt he knew things would be interesting at Manchester City, it very rarely isn’t in the sky blue half of Manchester, but I doubt he’d have expected anything … Continue reading