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Pellingrino sacked by Saints
#51
There’s a slight irony in that Hughes tried to sign half of the Southampton team for us, but they kept gazzumping us. Maybe we’ll get to see what he can do with his first choices.

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#52
Surprised that Saints are potentially appointing Hughes. Not sure what he's done at club level since Blackburn, other than spend a lot of money, and not actually improve the team he's managed. Mid to lower end table teams just seem to roll our the same old tired names.
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#53
(03-13-2018, 08:43 PM)ElbowGrease73 Wrote: Surprised that Saints are potentially appointing Hughes. Not sure what he's done at club level since Blackburn, other than spend a lot of money, and not actually improve the team he's managed. Mid to lower end table teams just seem to roll our the same old tired names.

He improved us for three years after spending the square root of bugger all. Then we gave him money to burn and he erm...burnt it. 

We played some great football those first three years though. The great and the good of the Oatcake largely hate him for the state he left us in, but I’ll always think well of his time at Stoke. Massively enjoyable at times.

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#54
(03-13-2018, 08:48 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(03-13-2018, 08:43 PM)ElbowGrease73 Wrote: Surprised that Saints are potentially appointing Hughes. Not sure what he's done at club level since Blackburn, other than spend a lot of money, and not actually improve the team he's managed. Mid to lower end table teams just seem to roll our the same old tired names.

He improved us for three years after spending the square root of bugger all. Then we gave him money to burn and he erm...burnt it. 

We played some great football those first three years though. The great and the good of the Oatcake largely hate him for the state he left us in, but I’ll always think well of his time at Stoke. Massively enjoyable at times.
Fair enough DK, totally respect your views. To be fair, anyone who replaces Pulis would always be thought of positively.... Well, almost anyone  Smile
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#55
(03-13-2018, 08:43 PM)ElbowGrease73 Wrote: Surprised that Saints are potentially appointing Hughes. Not sure what he's done at club level since Blackburn, other than spend a lot of money, and not actually improve the team he's managed. Mid to lower end table teams just seem to roll our the same old tired names.

Ex Saints player isn't he? Surprised tbh. Sort of shite we would go for
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#56
Wasn't Hughes part of QPR's implodation.
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#57
(03-13-2018, 10:43 PM)ColliersWoodBaggie Wrote: Wasn't Hughes part of QPR's implodation.

Sacked after 12 games without a win at the start of the season. ‘Arry took over to finish the job.

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#58
(03-13-2018, 10:43 PM)ColliersWoodBaggie Wrote: Wasn't Hughes part of QPR's implodation.

In Hughes’s defence, he didn’t have a lot of say in that club, as agents and ageing pros galore took Tony Fernandez to the cleaners.

Hughes did a very good job at Blackburn, Fulham and for the most part, Stoke, he just went stale.

Managers have a shelf life of 3years in the PL, and then the relentlessness and constant need to improve to stand still takes its toll.
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(03-13-2018, 11:52 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote:
(03-13-2018, 10:43 PM)ColliersWoodBaggie Wrote: Wasn't Hughes part of QPR's implodation.

In Hughes’s defence, he didn’t have a lot of say in that club, as agents and ageing pros galore took Tony Fernandez to the cleaners.

Hughes did a very good job at Blackburn, Fulham and for the most part, Stoke, he just went stale.

Managers have a shelf life of 3years in the PL, and then the relentlessness and constant need to improve to stand still takes its toll.

There's a general feeling that something happened at Stoke that we'll probably never get to the bottom of. He went from giving us possibly the best football most of us have ever seen when we dismantled Man City and Man U almost effortlessly in the space of a couple of weeks, to suddenly conceding goals for fun and playing turgid clueless football. 

People can easily make the assumption that once the Pulis backbone disappeared, so Hughes' powers dwindled. But the transformation didn't happen gradually. It happened almost overnight. He went from getting everything right to looking laughably inept, from signing Arnie for a couple of million to desperately chasing a woeful Berahino. Very odd.

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(03-13-2018, 11:52 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote:
(03-13-2018, 10:43 PM)ColliersWoodBaggie Wrote: Wasn't Hughes part of QPR's implodation.

In Hughes’s defence, he didn’t have a lot of say in that club, as agents and ageing pros galore took Tony Fernandez to the cleaners.

Hughes did a very good job at Blackburn, Fulham and for the most part, Stoke, he just went stale.

Managers have a shelf life of 3years in the PL, and then the relentlessness and constant need to improve to stand still takes its toll.

I agree with this. Dyche is the next one to watch imo. Has had Burnley punching well above their weight for a few seasons. Not so sure he'll sustain it for too much longer.
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