Premier League & Mark Hughes

The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE (born 1 November 1963), is a former Welsh international footballer and the current manager of Queens Park Rangers having joined on 10 January 2012. As an international footballer, he made 72 appearances and scored 16 goals. 5.0/5

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Stoke City 2-2 Leicester result: Follow the Premier League action as Mark Hughes looks to secure a home win
Mark Hughes: "Kevin De Bruyne is head and shoulders above any player in the Premier League."
Mark Hughes: "KDB is head and shoulders above any other player in the Premier League at the moment."
Mark Hughes' all-time Premier League handshake completion falls to 77.4%
Mark Hughes is unbeaten in his last four Premier League games against Jose Mourinho. Goals: 5. Conceded: 4. Clean sheets: 1. Fi…
400 – Mark Hughes will tonight become the sixth person to manage 400 Premier League games. Milestone.
Premier League: Peter Crouch in contention to start against Everton says Mark Hughes
owner Peter Coates urged Potters fans to get behind manager Mark Hughes and his team, who are without a win in the Premier League
Stoke are bottom of the Premier League, but chairman Peter Coates says manager Mark Hughes has the club's "full support".
Mark Hughes has 'full support' of Stoke board despite poor start to Premier League season  -
Mark Hughes sent to the stands and swears at the Tottenham fans. No way to act as a Premier League manager
Stoke are bottom of the Premier League. Remember when Mark Hughes thought were interested in him? Funny times.
Paul Ince, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe with the Premier League trophy, 1993.
MOTD just said Ronald Koeman was the best player out of Premier League managers. Think that's a fair shout, although Mark Hughes has a claim
"You could make a case for Ronaldo Koeman being the best Premier League manager as a player". NAH MATE > Mark Hughes
Ronald Koeman as the Premier League current manager who was the best player? I'd edge Mark Hughes ahead actually!
Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth: Jon Walters and Mame Biram Diouf earn Mark Hughes' side first Premier League victory of the season as visitors'
The Quiet One and the Special One - could Mourinho learn from Mark Hughes' renaissance as a Premier League...
Mark Hughes believes Gareth Bale should resist calls to return to the Premier League.
MARK Hughes says sixth spot in the Premier League could be his ultimate target for Stoke City. His in-form team...
Mark Hughes looking to seize opportunity to secure Premier League status
Stoke used fear of being the next Premier League side to exit the FA Cup as motivation, says boss ...
Stoke City to send Robert Huth on loan but offer Peter Crouch new deal Mixed day: Peter Crouch will be offered a two-year deal but Robert Huth is going out on loan Photo: GETTY IMAGES Mark Hughes is ready to send Stoke City defender Robert Huth out on loan and offer Peter Crouch a new two-year deal. Hughes has held talks with Huth and agreed to sanction a temporary move away from the Britannia Stadium for the German centre-half. Huth is already in demand and attracting interest from a number of Premier League and Championship clubs. The 30-year-old has not started a Premier League game this season and appears to have fallen further out of favour following the loan signing of Philipp Wollscheid last week. Stoke are also set to discuss a new contract with Crouch in the next few weeks as they bid to keep the ...
7 - Mark Hughes has won more points against Jose Mourinho in the Premier League than any other opposition manager (W2 D1 L6). …
Stoke City vs Chelsea – Premier League: the Blues were at their clinical best against Mark Hughes' spirited Stoke
A round-up of football stories and transfer gossip from today's morning newspapers. Daily Mirror Arsenal are trying to beat Real Madrid to the signature of Brazilian wonderkid Lucas Silva, 21, from Cruzeiro in January. Spanish reports claim Arsene Wenger has had a £11.9million bid accepted by the Brazilian Serie A club for the midfielder dubbed as the new Kaka. The Gunners are also set to bid for Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings, 21 in January. Stoke boss Mark Hughes has joined the race to sign Arsenal forward Joel Campbell. Sam Allardyce has claimed it will take a bid of £20million for West Ham to sell Winston Reid in January. Ronald Koeman has told Arsenal and Tottenham that Southampton will not let Morgan Schneiderlin go in January. Fernando Torres, 30, currently on a two-year loan at Milan from Chelsea, is to offered for free around the Premier League clubs in January by the Rossoneri - only four years after costing the Blues a British record £50m. THE SUN Everton and Newcastle are locked in a three-h ...
Liverpool: Full Report Card for Every Position for November - It was a hugely disappointing, deflating month for Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side, who struggled to find form or consistency in both the Premier League and the Champions League throughout November. Losses against Newcastle United , Real Madrid , Chelsea and Crystal Palace were followed by a draw away to PFC Ludogorets Razgrad and a 1-0 victory over Mark Hughes' Stoke City at the end of the month. Amazingly, ...
Former Man United captain Bryan Robson has revealed that Gary Neville used to be “petrified” of the Man United dressing room, when he first broke into the first-team. Robson played for Man United 13 years, becoming one of Old Trafford’s favourite sons.During his time with the Red Devils he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, One Cup Winners Cup and one UEFA Super Cup. Furthermore, during the peak of his career, Robson saw the emergence and growth of the ‘Class of 92′ revealing that the senior Man United players used to scare a young Neville, due to their loud and aggressive outlook. Robson told the Manchester Evening News : “I always remember Gary Neville saying years later how petrified he was when he got into the first team dressing room because of the way we spoke to each other. We were angry and aggressive and it probably looked an unfriendly place.” “But we had big characters in there like Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Brian Mcclair and we were like that becau ...
Stoke City supporter and journalism student Joe Haynes believes cup form should be rewarded as Mark Hughes prepares his team to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League. AT the start of the...
SATURDAY'S PAPER TALKS THE SUN Louis Van Gaal wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United. Alan Pardew today steps into a cauldron of hate at St James' Park, declaring: "I'm not scared". Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City should have been stripped of the Premier League title or banned from the Champions League for breaching Financial Fair-Play rules last season. Steve Bruce has revealed he is ready to give an "aye" to the Tigers even if Alan Pardew gets the bullet at Newcastle. Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed just how desperate he was to get away from Alan Pardew. Fulham are picking up the pieces in the wake of Felix Magath's 'blinking mad' regime. Manuel Pellegrini has urged Manchester City supporters to lay off Yaya Toure - as he is still getting over the death of his brother Ibrahim this summer. Harry Redknapp has blamed Mark Hughes for the broken squad he inherited at QPR. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to gamble on Diego Costa's fitness against Manchester City tomorro ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, could cancel his loan move to Hull and return to Newcastle if Alan Pardew is sacked. (The Sun - subscription required) Stoke manager Mark Hughes says he has had no contact with QPR counterpart Harry Redknapp regarding striker Peter Crouch, 33. (Daily Mail) Isco has been sidelined at Real Madrid by the signings of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Dele Alli, 18, says his performance for MK Dons in the Capital One Cup victory over Manchester United has inspired him to aim to play in the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph) Liverpool and Arsenal are readying bids for Real Madrid's unwanted playmaker Isco, 22, in the next transfer window. (Daily Express) The Gunners are also ready to make a January move for unhappy PSG striker Edinson Cavani, 27. (Daily Express) Hull City are leading a nine-club chase for 21-year-old Middlesbrough winger Adam Reach and are ready to pay £2m to secure his signature. (Daily Mirror) Bolton want Crystal Palace def . ...
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Mr Predictor September 20th ENG   QPR vs Stoke – Saturday 20th September – Premier League   Mark Hughes returns to Loftus Road to face his old side with Stoke. In their relegation season, QPR were beaten on both occasions by Stoke, but the year before that the West Londoners did the double over the Potters. These encounters are never the most thrilling, but they are close affairs. Looking at their recent Premier League history, only one in four matches between the pair ended with a more than one goal winning margin and only one had over 2.5 goals. It’s safe to say this will be a low scoring affair, between two teams who are in poor form and I can’t separate the two.   Mr Predictor’s Verdict: QPR 1 vs 1 Stoke (Long List selection 3)   West Ham vs Liverpool – Saturday 20th September – Premier League   West Ham welcome last year’s runners-up Liverpool in a game that is likely to produce goals. The Hammers have struggled recently against the Anfield club, having won only two out of the ...
From Manchester United's first win of the campaign to Diego Costa's impressive start at Chelsea - all the best stats from the fourth round of Premier League fixtures By Duncan Alexander SEVENTH HEAVEN Views on how Diego Costawould do in the Premier League were definitely mixed when the Atletico Madridstriker signed for Chelsea. Some saw his bullish performances in La Liga as ideal fare for England’s top-flight, while some looked at his lacklustre displays for Spain in the World Cup and shook their heads. STAND-OUT STATS Liverpool hit only one shot on target against Aston Villa. The only team that restricted them to a single shot on target in a game last season? Aston Villa. Arsenal have already conceded four headed goals this season (one in each of their games), 25% of the league’s entire total. Crystal Palace have never won a Premier League home game in September (D4 L5). Villa did not register a single shot in the second half in their 1-0 win at Anfield. Mark Hughes actually succeeded in making cli ...
Premier League: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes to give winger Oussama Assaidi time to regain fitness -
Stoke City registered their first Premier League victory in Manchester as Mame Biram Diouf's fine solo effort stunned the champions. Man City 0-1 Stoke Diouf 58′ The Senegal international and former United striker raced 70 yards before slotting under Joe Hart. The hosts could have had a late penalty but Yaya Toure was booked for diving. Stoke had lost all 12 previous league matches at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford and manager Mark Hughes will savour this victory at his former club. The odds were stacked against the visitors who had not even scored at Manchester City in the Premier League By contrast, Manuel Pellegrini's men had failed to hit the net in just one of their last 70 home matches and the Chilean started with Sergio Aguero, who had taken just 23 seconds to score off the bench against Liverpool, up front. The Potters had failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 league matches but a resolute performance from Hughes's side saw them do just that and Diouf's second-half strike capped a . ...
Daily Express Roy Hodgson is set to name Wayne Rooney as England's new captain ahead of the start of Euro 2016 qualifying next month. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is ready to make an offer to Celtic for defender Virgil van Dijk - he is rated at £8m by the Scottish champions. THE SUN Galatasaray are set to sign Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski but have been told there will be no double deal involving Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell. Manchester United will offer a bumper new contract to England defender Phil Jones. Gareth Barry refuses to give up on his England career, feeling he still has plenty to offer Roy Hodgson. Stephen Ireland revealed Mark Hughes laid into Stoke's players after their opening day Premier League defeat by Aston Villa. Liverpool have made the first moves to bring AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli to the club on a season-long loan. Steve Bruce is looking to Rotherham star Ben Pringle as a replacement for injured winger Robert Snodgrass. Lokomotiv Moscow are hoping to sign Newcastle midf ...
Daily Mail Southampton have had a £12million bid accepted for Hull City striker Shane Long. Ronald Koeman wants a proven Premier League performer. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated £30,000 to help Sweden's learning difficulties national team travel to the INAS World Football Championships. Chelsea assistant first-team coach Jose Morais has taken a one-year sabbatical in order to become the manager of Saudi Arabian side Al- Shabbab. Elche midfielder Carlos Sanchez, nicknamed 'The Rock' is expected to jet into England to complete a £4.7million switch to Aston Villa. THE SUN Mark Hughes fears Stoke will miss out on Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi. Leeds want £10million for Sam Byram. Owner Massimo Cellino has already rejected a £4.5m bid from Southampton and rebuffed an enquiry from Sunderland. West Brom and Swansea are competing to sign Algeria World Cup star Hassan Yebda. Daily Express Arsenal are set to turn to Olympiacos centre- half Kostas Manolas in their search for Thomas Vermaelen's replacement. M ...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly entered the race with Liverpool, West Ham and Stoke to snap up Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko. The 24-year-old winger is much coveted across the Premier League, especially by Potters boss Mark Hughes, but Abramovich believes he can edge out the competition, as per Gary Jones of the Daily Star: Potters boss Mark Hughes has stepped into the race and is willing to pay £12m. The Ukraine international is ready for a switch to England and the Blues owner has moved to cut out the competition by sounding out Kiev over the details. It's understood Yarmolenko would prefer a move to the Stamford Bridge outfit but wants regular football. Yarmolenko's desire for regular football may cause Abramovich problems in his negotiations as Chelsea's squad depth is such that he would likely get many more games elsewhere. Furthermore, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers could also be a competitor for Yarmolenko's signature as he is a long-term target of the Anfield outfit, which last year fa ...
Here is the daily look at the Sports pages gossip…. Manchester United are back on the trail of their former midfielder Paul Pogba - now valued at around £60m by Italian champions Juventus. Pogba, 21, was a United target when David Moyes was in charge, and talks were at an advanced stage at the time the former manager was sacked. Paul Pogba Pogba's value has rocketed since he was last a Manchester United player Didier Drogba is set to return to Chelsea this summer. The 36-year-old striker is currently with Turkish club Galatasaray, but Blues manager Jose Mourinho has never disguised his desire to re-sign a player who left Stamford Bridge after the Champions League final in 2012. Southampton will hold another round of talks next week with Ronald Koeman, 51, as the Dutchman emerges as the favourite to replace Mauricio Pochettino, 42, as manager. Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes is interested in signing 32-year-old Norweigan centre-back Brede Hangeland, who was released last week by Fulham. Sunday Sun Manche ...
Marc Muniesa has appeared today in a Catalan Sport how. He has been asked mainly by Luis Enrique (new manager of FCB) but has said some things about Stoke and Premier League. -He recommended A.Begovic to barça leaders as a goalkeper to take into account. -Said his beggining in Stoke was difficult but he has progressed very well and he is very happy now. -"The training philosophy is so diferent". he says "in England the clubs prepare so much the physical than in Spain". -He had never seen himself playing in the premier league when he was in barcelona principally because he is not strong physically. -"Ryan Shawcross is a top defender in the EPL". -He compared the diferences between the style of Stoke of the lasts years with Tp and the style of MH this year. With Mark Hughes the style of play is most similar to FC Barcelona. -"English fans are always pushing, from minute 1 to 90". -It's so enjoyable how all the stadiums are full . even the last in the table fill the stadium. -He faces the next season so mu ...
Fulham’s 13 years as a Premier League club ended with a whimper, thoroughly outplayed by a Stoke side who could have sent them on their way with a real hiding had they been equipped with the top-class striker Mark Hughes says is his team’s missing ingredient. Sunderland’s win at Manchester United means that Felix Magath’s side cannot escape the bottom three even if they beat Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage on the last day of the season.
PREVIEW Stoke City v Tottenham; Premier League | Britannia Stadium | Sat 26 Apr | 3pm Billed as Two teams filling a Match of the Day late slot. The lowdown THE END, as the man with the big placard likes to announce, IS NIGH, but these two teams move towards the summer in very different frames of mind. STOKE FORM Cardiff 1-1 Stoke (Prem) Stoke 1-0 Newcastle (Prem) Chelsea 3-0 Stoke (Prem) Stoke 1-0 Hull (Prem) Aston Villa 1-4 Stoke (Prem) TOTTENHAM FORM Tottenham 3-1 Fulham (Prem) WBA 3-3 Tottenham (Prem) Tottenham 5-1 S'land (Prem) Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham (Prem) Tottenham 3-2 So'ton (Prem) Stoke head into the final three games with a spring in their step and a head full of happy, positive thoughts. After a bleak midwinter run of four consecutive defeats in January, Stoke have been beaten just twice in their last 12 games – winning six of them and drawing four. But it's the frisky manner in which they have progressed that has the locals slobbering. Mark Hughes is Tony Pulis's polar opposite; embracing a ...
PREMIER LEAGUE MONTHLY AWARDS! The March Barclays Player of the Month nominations are Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Jay Rodriguez & Romelu Lukaku The March Barclays Manager of the Month nominations are Brendan Rodgers, Roberto Martinez, Manuel Pellegrini and Mark Hughes. Winners to be announced tomorrow
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel has been ruled out of today’s Premier League against Stoke City. The Portuguese coach who did not give the nature of Mikel’s injury revealed this during his pre-Stoke press conference at Cobham on Friday. Revealing the team’s injury updates ahead of the game, the good news is that Ashley Cole is back in the first team squad for the first time in a month, but the manager will be without Mikel and Samuel Eto’o. The media room at the club's training ground was virtually full as Mourinho spoke about a number of topics, including the type of challenge the team can expect from Mark Hughes's side today and the improvements made by his side this season. 'John Mikel Obi is injured, Eto'o is injured,' said the Portuguese. 'Van Ginkel is on his way back but still playing with the Under-21s. Ashley Cole is back with the squad.' Today's game will be the third meeting between the sides this season, with each having come ou ...
Nigeria: Odemwingie Pushes for World Cup Place, Scores in Third Consecutive Match 30 MARCH 2014 Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images-Stanbic Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria and Haminu Dramani of Ghana (file photo). Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie scored for the third game running as Stoke City continued their impressive form with a 1-0 win over Hull City in the Premier League yesterday. Odemwingie scored in the 62nd minute at the Britannia Stadium, seizing on a loose pass from Hull wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady before drilling home from the edge of the box. It was Stoke's third successive win, taking Mark Hughes's side to the 40-point mark synonymous with safety from relegation and leaving FA Cup semi-finalists Hull seven points above the bottom three in 14th place. It was not until shortly before half-time that Stoke first threatened, but Marko Arnautovic's tame low shot was comfortably saved by Harper. Harper had to save from Odemwingie early in the second half, before Begovic readjusted brilliantly to block a ...
Osazie Scores in third Consecutive Match! As lone strike gives Stoke City all three points againt Hull.Stoke City remain on course to achieve their best points total in the Premier League after a hard-working victory over Hull at the Britannia Stadium. Peter Odemwingie's well-taken goal, his third in as many games, was enough to secure the win for Mark Hughes's men. The former West Brom striker Odemwingie found the net just after the hour mark, intercepting Ahmed Elmohamady's cross- field pass before surging forward to drive home a low finish. Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We deserved the results, made the better chances but we didn't have the spark in the first half. That was a credit to Hull because they came and defended well. When we got the goal lead, we were quite comfortable. We have won four in five which is good at Premier League level. "We have needed the threat in behind and Peter Odemwingie gives us that. He ran through the middle and capitalised on the errant pass. He has hit the ground runni . ...
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FUTBOLL LATEST Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood wants to sign Red Bull Salzburg's Senegalese winger Sadio Mane, 21, but faces competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle. Nicklas Bendtner's Arsenal career thrown into further doubt after being pictured watching FC Copenhagen. Southampton prepare £2million bid for Brazilian defender Andre Ramalho. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers warns Premier League title rivals: 'You're scared of our firepower'. Manchester City's Joe Hart admits he has not come to terms with being dropped by Manuel Pellegrini. Arsenal's Per Mertesacker blames early kick offs after string of poor results away from home. Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes says Potters striker Peter Crouch, 33, has the "international class" to make a return to the England squad. Arsenal's 20-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain twice told referee Andre Marriner he had mistakenly sent off Kieran Gibbs, 24, in Saturday's 6-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea. Manchester United will be offered the ...
Stoke defeat is a major blow - Wenger 02 March By Brendan McLoughlin STOKE-ON-TRENT, United KingdomArsene Wenger conceded Arsenal's stuttering Premier League title bid had suffered a “major setback” after they lost ground at the top with a shock 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Jon Walters' second-half penalty handed Stoke a famous win at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday and left the Gunners four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea in third place. The North Londoners have now won just once in their last eight trips to Stoke and Wenger admitted it was the worst possible start to what he had branded a season-defining month. “It is not slightly worrying, it is a big worry for us to lose a game like that. It's a massive setback,” Wenger said. “In a game like that, we didn't produce the performance we wanted. To win a title when you are expected to perform you have to perform. It's as simple as that.” Although it was Mark Hughes, as opposed to predecessor Tony Pulis in the Potters' home dugout, ...
on this day in premierleaghue. 25 February 2006: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Arsenal Morten Gamst Pedersen scored in the 18th minute to give Blackburn Rovers a victory which sent them above their opponents to go fifth in the Barclays Premier League table. Pedersen converted his eighth Premier League goal of the season from close range following a cross from Craig Bellamy. Arsenal had won 1-0 at Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League five days earlier but it was Blackburn who made the brighter start. After the goal, Rovers were on top and Andy Todd and Robbie Savage each had a chance to stretch the lead. The Gunners had their best spell of the match midway through the second half with Philippe Senderos heading over and Cesc Fabregas shooting straight at goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who then had to deny Emmanuel Adebayor. It was Blackburn’s third win in five league matches and manager Mark Hughes said: “It was a fantastic performance from each and every one of my players. We were really brave in everything that ...
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes wants his side to copy the example set by West Ham and go on a winning run that takes them clear of Premier League relegation trouble.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL Paul Lambert is refusing to panic about Aston Villa's precarious Premier League position despite a last-gasp defeat at Newcastle edging them closer to relegation trouble. EXPRESS & STAR West Brom striker Matej Vydra today asked for a first-team chance alongside Victor Anichebe as the Baggies searched for a partnership to save them from relegation. Pepe Mel today insisted Scott Sinclair has a role to play in Albion's survival fight. THE SENTINEL Mark Hughes has told his players to give it some Hammer to drag themselves out of the nether regions of the Premier League. FULHAM CHRONICLE Lewis Holtby has defended Fulham boss Felix Magath's controversial methods and said: "He's not a murderer." SOUTH WALES EVENING POST Brendan Rodgers has backed Garry Monk to become Swansea City's full-time boss after saluting the "brilliant" job he has done in just a few weeks at the helm. WALES ONLINE Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay insists cancelling the warm-weather training trip to Abu Dhabi could be ...
Mark Lawrenson predictions for weekend BBC pundit picks wins for Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City With another weekend just around the corner, it's time to take a look at Mark Lawrenson's weekend predictions! Chelsea 2-0 Everton "Chelsea have never lost at home in the Premier League under Mourinho, going back to his first spell at Stamford Bridge, and I am backing them to win here to extend that impressive record." Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland "I don't think Sunderland are good enough to go to the Emirates Stadium and get anything." Cardiff City 1-1 Hull City "I am not so sure about Cardiff, although they should get a draw on Saturday." Manchester City 3-0 Stoke City "It is always interesting to see Stoke boss Mark Hughes going back to his former club, but I don't think the Potters will be able to keep Manchester City out." West Brom 2-0 Fulham "West Brom look a bit short of firepower up front but I am still backing Pepe Mel to get his first win as Baggies boss." West Ham 1-1 Southampton "Overall, though, t ...
The latest news from Lambay Dock, Dollymount: Lambay Island boss Rene Meulensteen has been sacked with the club stuck in the relegation zone. Previous manager Mark Hughes was sacked in November with the club 18th in the Premier League and 2 points below safety. Meulensteen's 4-month stint as manager brought no real improvement in Lambay's fortunes, and the club are still awaiting a first away win this season. Felix Magath has taken charge of the struggling Dollymount club on an 18-month contract. Lambay Island's fans are optimistic that Magath, who previously managed 8 Bundesliga clubs, can lead them to safety.
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes believes that striker Peter Crouch will reach the 100-goal mark in the Premier League.
FACE MANCITY TUESDAY, SOOO AS USUAL WE LOOK AT THEIR STADIUM AND A FEW THINGS. Aguero is injured. Maybe its good for us. The 2001 to 2011 history of the club has been marked by stability, with the club establishing itself as a Premier League regular since 2002. The club was taken over in 2007 by Thaksin Shinawatra , who invested a considerable portion of money into the club with Sven-Göran Eriksson. After being arrested for political corruption in the summer of 2008, Shinawatra had to sell the club. 2008 The Abu Dhabi United Group become the new owners of Manchester City. Former Wales, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Mark Hughes becomes the new City Manager (Dont underestimate Hughes next time you see him). The club break the British transfer record for the second time with the £32.5m signing of Robinho from Real Madrid. 2009 Roberto Mancini, former manager of Inter Milan became manager. From there we know what happened. L'ding...
PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND UP Manchester United slipped to another defeat as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his first Premier League win as a manager and Sunderland claimed the north east derby honours. Everton got their UEFA Champions League qualification hopes back on track with a home win over Aston Villa, but Tottenham Hotspur were held by Hull City. West Ham United picked up an important home victory over Swansea City, but Fulham tumbled to the foot of the table after being blitzed by Southampton. Stoke City enjoyed a first league win over Manchester United since Boxing Day 1984 after Charlie Adam's double clinched a 2-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium. Former United striker Mark Hughes' side took the lead in fortunate fashion on 38 minutes when Adam's long-range free-kick deflected off Michael Carrick and wrong-footed United keeper David de Gea. Moments later, United lost a second centre-half as Phil Jones joined Jonny Evans in being forced off through injury. But United responded positively to equalise tw ...
LEXYMAN SMALLY FOOTBALL NEWS TRANSFER GOSSIP Arsenal failed in a late move to sign Lazio striker Miroslav Klose on deadline day. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger saw the 35-year-old as a short-term fix to increase the Gunners' attacking options. Full story: Daily Star (external) Manchester United discussed swapping winger Nani, 27, for Tottenham's Andros Townsend, 22, but Spurs, after initially entering discussions, rejected the deal. Full story: Daily Mirror (external) Manchester City's bid for defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, and midfielder Fernando, 26, collapsed after Porto told the Premier League leaders they would have to pay £46m to land the duo. Full story: Manchester Evening News (external) OTHER GOSSIP Stoke manager Mark Hughes has had talks with on-loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti, 21, after his outburst about not starting. Full story: Daily Mirror (external) Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not to blame for the hamstring injury that has ruled out top scorer Sergio Aguero ...
So how many Premier League managers are from Manchester United the greatest club in the world? Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce, Ole Solskajer and René Meulensteen. That is one fifth of the Premier League. How many Chelsea managers? Any Arsenal's? Liverpool maybe? NONE ZERO NOTHING That is how great Sir Alex Ferguson was
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Yesterday's 1-0 win over Stoke saw the Blues set up an intriguing FA Cup fifth round tie away at Manchester City, butMark Schwarzer believes thoughts surrounding that game now need to be put on hold as attention turns back to the Barclays Premier League.Schwarzer deputised for Petr Cech during the victory over Mark Hughes's side, our seventh in a row in all competitions, secured courtesy of a brilliant Oscar free-kick.The draw saw the top four in the Premier League table all paired together, with Arsenal hosting Liverpool in another standout tie, and while Schwarzer is desperate for us to progress in the competition, our immediate focus must now be geared towards the four tricky league encounters which precede the next round of the cup.'It's obviously a very tough draw and if you look at our game, and Arsenal against Liverpool, people maybe expect that to happen later in the tournament, but that's the way the FA Cup is, it's the luck of the draw,' said the Blues goalkeeper.'We've got a lot of football to ...
Mark Hughes mid-season review Tony Pulis managed Stoke City for almost seven years and took them to the Premier League where they have continued to play their own brand of football. Mark Hughes replaced him after the board decided a change in direction was needed and although he had a disturbingly quiet start, he has lifted Stoke up to 12th in the table and away from early season relegation worries. He was accused of trying to change too much too soon, but soon galvanised his team by mixing a short passing game with the long ball game they were used to. He has picked players on form, something his predecessor was criticised for not doing and has gotten the best out of players like Stephen Ireland and Charlie Adam. The Britannia Stadium is becoming a fortress again, but with the January window approaching he will be hoping to find a solution to his team's lack of goals. Illegal Immigrant
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Just how much money Mark Hughes is allowed to spend over the next month will depend in large measure on how seriously the club's owners are taking the threat of relegation. The Coates family has made little secret of its belt tightening after what they regard as their generous outlay under Tony Pulis. Mark Hughes consequently spent relatively little in his first transfer window after arriving in the Potteries last summer. Now he will be doing everything in his persuasive powers to convince the owners to release more funds now, not next summer, but they may be more convinced by the current league table. And no-one, surely, can safely assume Stoke will definitely be around for a seventh season in the Premier League come next August. Much as we want to believe there are three worse clubs in the Premier League – and there surely are – that offers little assurance to those of us still haunted by the miserable run afflicting the club in the second half of last season. The current Stoke side have shown welco ...
PREVIEW Stoke v Everton, Premier League | Britannia Stadium | Wed 1 Jan | 3pm Billed as Mark Hughes attempts to patch up Stoke's defensive wounds as they meet his former club (remember that?), while Everton smell blood. The lowdown Let's start off by insulting just about everybody: it's a testament to the Premier League's poor standard this year that Stoke are 12th. This isn't a dig at Stoke as a unit, and in fact the league's currently-diminished quality is leading to exciting battles for first, fourth and 17th, but a note that the Potters are haemorrhaging goals on the road (well, not literally on the road... or literally at all, in fact) yet still command a healthy league position. STOKE FORM Spurs 3-0 Stoke (Prem) Newcastle 5-1 Stoke (Prem) Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa (Prem) Stoke 0-2 Man Utd (LC) Hull 0-0 Stoke (Prem) EVERTON FORM Everton 2-1 So'ton (Prem) Everton 0-1 S'land (Prem) Swansea 1-2 Everton (Prem) Everton 4-1 Fulham (Prem) Arsenal 1-1 Everton (Prem) Halfway through the season, they sit two point ...
Stoke boss Mark Hughes will be without a trio of key players for Sunday's Premier League trip to Tottenham. Midfielder Glenn Whelan and defender Marc Wilson were both sent off in the 5-1 Boxing Day defeat at Newcastle and will miss out through suspension. In addition, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could be sidelined for up to six weeks after breaking a finger in training the day before the game at St James' Park, Ryan Shawcross is nursing a groin injury and defender Robert Huth continues his recovery from knee surgery.
Watching highlights of game. No wonder Mark Hughes is raging. Martin Atkinson is worst referee in Premier League history
Kenwyne Jones is a target for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The Stoke striker, 29, has started just four Premier League games this season under new boss Mark Hughes. Trinidad & Tobago international Jones will be allowed to leave for a cut-price £1million. (B)
Teamtalk.comStoke manager Mark Hughes insists Peter Crouch will not be leaving the club in January after he propelled the Potters into the top half of the Premier League table. The England striker scored the winning goal in the 70th minute at the…
Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen have been left guessing over who will line up in goal to try to prevent Wayne Rooney and Co from shattering Stoke City's Wembley dreams this evening. Sorensen has played in Stoke's three previous Capital One Cup ties this season because Begovic is number one in the Premier League. But boss Mark Hughes says he will make a late decision on who gets the nod for tonight's Capital One Cup quarter-final at the Britannia Stadium (7.45pm). Hughes also has a big call to make on whether he is going to accommodate Jon Walters, who is now free from suspension, for either Marko Arnautovic or Oussama Assaidi. Stephen Ireland looks set to start, meanwhile, because he is ineligible to play against parent club Aston Villa on Saturday. Hughes is adamant he will name a powerful line-up – and insists a good cup run can go hand-in-hand with a profitable league return. He said: "I've gone strong in the earlier rounds, so why wouldn't I in the quarter-final?"There might be some changes, with ...
GET INVOLVED Andre Villas-Boas became the 19th manager to leave a club this season when he was sacked by Tottenham on Monday. His departure came after 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday - Spurs' worst at White Hart Lane in 16 years. But, Villas-Boas left with a win percentage of 53.7% in the league, which is the highest of any Spurs manager since the Premier League era began in 1992. He was the fifth Premier League manager to depart this season, stark contrast to the end of December 2012 when only two managers had gone - Mark Hughes at Queens Park Rangers and Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea - and there are undoubtedly others in the Premier League who will be glancing nervously over their shoulders. So are chairmen too quick to get rid? Is there too much desire for instant results over building for the future? Are the fans to blame for being too impatient? Have you say
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Fulham are confident of fending off competition from West Ham and Stoke City to re-sign Clint Dempsey on loan in January. The USA star scored 60 goals during five years with the Cottagers before his switch to Spurs in 2012, only to leave White Hart Lane for Seattle Sounders less than 12 months later. However, Dempsey is available on a short-term deal during the MLS off-season and Rene Meulensteen could swoop to bring the 30-year-old back to SW6. Asked about his January plans, the Dutchman said: "You need to look to the short term, what can we do now to make sure Fulham keeps its Premier League status." West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is desperate to add to his firepower in January after seeing his struggling side manage just 13 goals in 16 games. Stoke chief Mark Hughes, who worked with Dempsey during their time together at Fulham, is also weighing up a move.
MATCH REPORT: Stoke City 3 CHELSEA 2 Posted on: Sat 07 Dec 2013 Summary The Blues were beaten by a last-gasp Oussama Assaidi wonder strike at the Brittania Stadium, having taken an early lead in the game. Andre Schurrle scored inside nine minutes, but while we dominated the opening 45 minutes for long periods, we were made to pay for missed chances three minutes before the break when Peter Crouch equalised from close range. Five minutes into the second half Mark Hughes's side took the lead through Stephen Ireland, but we were back on terms within three minutes when Schurrle scored his second of the game - and third of the season - with a wonderful effort after Stoke had failed to clear a Juan Mata free- kick. It was clear as the second half progressed that a piece of magic could prove decisive, and so it proved, as Assaidi intervened right at the death, condemning us to our third Premier League defeat of the season. Team news Jose Mourinho made two changes from the side which won 4-3 at Sunderland in midw ...
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Stephen Ireland should be fit to give boss Mark Hughes a selection headache for Stoke City's trip to Everton on Saturday. But winger Jermaine Pennant looks like having to be more patient for his chance to burrow his way back into the matchday 18. Midfielder Ireland missed last Saturday's 2-0 Premier League victory over struggling Sunderland after a late call-off following an accidental incident in training the previous day. "There was about 30 seconds to go in training and we were having a little five-a-side when he did a kind of slide tackle on Oussama Assaidi," said assistant boss Mark Bowen. "He's caught the muscle on the inside of the shin bone and just went away from training a bit sore, but then on the morning of the match he was struggling to put his foot on the ground. "We sent him away for an x-ray as a precaution and fortunately that showed nothing."It has since settled down and he has trained again this week, so he should be available for the weekend again." That leaves Stoke with a likely choi ...
Other results on saturday includes : Hull 0 Crystal Palace 1: Perfect start for new boss Pulis as Bannan strikes,Barry Bannan scored the only goal of the game nine minutes from the end to lift 10-man Crystal Palace to victory in front of new manager Tony Pulis. Newcastle 2 Norwich 1: Remy and Gouffran pile the pressure on former Toon boss Hughton Fulham 1 Swansea 2: Shelvey hands strugglers fourth defeat in a row as final whistle is greeted with 'Jol out' ,Fulham slumped to a fourth Premier League defeat in a row thanks to Jonjo Shelvey's late winner. Stoke 2 Sunderland 0: Black Cats bring no luck after Brown is sent off for firm but fair challenge, Mark Hughes recorded his 100th win as a Premier League boss but Sunderland were reduced to 10 men after Wes Brown was controversially sent off. Brown was sent off for making contact with the ball.
CITY IN THE NEWS: The Beast finds the Premier League to his liking, Joleon Lescott linked with Mark Hughes reunion and Isco remains on Manuel Pellegrini's radar: would you like to see City sign in January?
7(SEVEN) BITTER TRUTH U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CURRENT EPL TITLE CHASE..1. Chelsea yet to convince as potential champions Having ended up in the stands after the 2-1 win over Manchester City last week, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho cut an altogether more bedraggled figure in watching his side slip to an insipid 2-0 loss at Newcastle United. Mourinho rightly lamented his side's performance after blowing the chance to go top of the Premier League before Arsenal hosted Liverpool later in the day. Mourinho had used all his substitutes by the 70th minute to suggest all wasn't well. A baffling and saturated day for Mourinho in Geordieland. 2. Begovic goal highlights Stoke problems Asmir Begovic joined a select band of goalkeepers to score in the Premier League when his wind-assisted clearance from the Stoke area managed to somehow elude Artur Boruc before bouncing over the Southampton goalkeeper in the opening minute. Southampton recovered to earn a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium. The problem Mark Hughes' St ...
Fulham forward Adel Taarabt has hit out at claims his best days are over, insisting he has nothing to prove in terms of his Premier League credentials. The attacking midfielder, who moved to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan deal from Queens Park Rangers, has come under criticism from former manager Neil Warnock. Warnock, who coached Taarabt at Loftus Road, believes the Moroccan's time in the English Top Flight is limited following his recent downturn. The flamboyant playmaker flourished under Warnock but has failed to excel to the same heights with successors Mark Hughes and Harry Redknapp at QPR. However Taarabt, who is only 24, claims he already has the backing of Fulham boss Martin Jol and believes he can shine under the Dutch manager's guidance "I do not have anything to prove because I've proved to people what I can do already," Taarabt told the London Evening Standard. "At the moment Neil is the only one who took me when I was shining all of the time. But it is no problem for me and I can do it ...
Leicester City's reward for defeating Fulham is a Capital One Cup quarter-final tie at home to Manchester City. The Foxes, who are the one remaining non-Premier League side in the competition, will host Manuel Pellegrini's charges at the King Power Stadium in the week commencing 16 December. Elsewhere, Mark Hughes faces a reunion with his former side after Stoke City were drawn at home to Manchester United. Tottenham, who like Stoke required penalties to reach the last eight, are at home to London rivals West Ham United. The Hammers were 3-0 winners when they visited White Hart Lane earlier this month in the Premier League. Sunderland and Southampton meet next week in the one remaining fourth round tie, knowing that victory will earn them a plum home draw against Chelsea.
League Cup: Birmingham City 4 Stoke City 4 (aet, pens 2-4) Stoke City overcame Birmingham City on penalties, after throwing three leads away in a thrilling 4-4 League Cup draw at St Andrew's. Stoke had been 3-1 up on Tuesday, following the first-half dismissal of Birmingham’s Wade Elliott, but two late Peter Lovenkrands goals took the game to extra time. Kenwyne Jones then put Stoke back in front but substitute Olly Lee got a 118th-minute equaliser, his first senior goal, to take the game to penalties. Birmingham missed their first two spot kicks, Mitch Hancox and Callum Reilly off target, and though they converted their third and fourth, Stoke scored each of their first three, leaving Steven N'Zonzi to step up and fire home the winner, sending the visitors through to just their second League Cup quarter-final since 1978-79. Stoke boss Mark Hughes made five changes from Saturday’s defeat at Old Trafford and two of his inclusions - Marc Muniesa and Ousama Assaidi - combined to put the Premier League ou ...
Today's paper talk THE SUN ON SUNDAY Stoke boss Mark Hughes was left fuming by Javier Hernandez's dramatic winner for Manchester United. Meanwhile, United manager David Moyes may be willing to let £15m summer signing Wilfried Zaha go out on loan in January. Liverpool's Luis Suarez fired the Premier League's first hat-trick of the season as West Brom lost 4-1. Tony Pulis wants £2m a year to become the new manager of Crystal Palace. Owen Hargreaves wants face-to-face talks with Sir Alex Ferguson over allegations in his book that he was one of the former United manager's worst signings. SUNDAY MIRROR Gus Poyet hopes to return as Newcastle's hoodoo man today in the Wear-Tyne derby. Javier Hernandez was Manchester United's supersub hero in a fightback 3-2 win over Stoke. Zinedine Zidane has told Sir Alex Ferguson that his negative verdict about Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is wrong. Former England U21 manager Stuart Pearce has confirmed his interest in the vacant Crystal Palace job. Arsenal are plotti ...
Javier Hernandez is joint 12th on the all time Premier League top scorer list, along with Mark Hughes, on 34 goals!
Five Things To Look For David Moyes’ team go on the hunt for all three points against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. It’s a fixture that's gone only one way in recent years... Dominant Reds United have a fine record against Stoke and are unbeaten at home against the Potters since 1976. The Reds have won nine and drawn one of the 10 Premier League meetings between the two sides and the last 10 in all competitions at Old Trafford. This weekend’s visitors have only managed to score three times here since they last left with a point, way back in December 1980. Sparky’s Back Former Reds striker Mark Hughes will be back in familiar surroundings but Sparky has struggled as a manager against his old club. He has won just twice in 15 attempts when managing sides against United, and his only victory as a visitor at Old Trafford came back when he was in charge of Blackburn in 2005. Hughes’ last trip ended with his QPR side beaten 2-0 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes. Van th ...
Premier League preview Black Cats host Magpies; Blues tackle City; Eagles face Gunners The Wear-Tyne derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United takes centre stage this weekend, as Crystal Palace begin life without Ian Holloway. Elsewhere, title hopefuls Chelsea and Manchester City lock horns and Steve Clarke, Mark Hughes and Malky Mackay take their current sides out on the road against former employers. The Premier League action kicks off at Selhurst Park, with managerless Crystal Palace charged with the task of kick-starting their season and derailing Arsenal's pursuit of the top-flight crown. Holloway packed his coaching bags on Wednesday, with a larger-then-life character revealing that he was too 'tired' to embark on another basement battle. Filling the void in the dugout is a top priority for Palace, but so is generating results on the field - with three points taken from a possible 24 on offer. In contrast, Arsenal already have 19 in the bag and have opened up a two-point lead at the summit. Thei ...
HARRY REVEALS . Harry Redknapp has lifted the lid on the "undisciplined" QPR squad he discovered when he took the job in November last year. Redknapp has revealed the full extent of the dressing-room anarchy that was arguably the major factor in Rangers finishing rock bottom of the Premier League last season. The West London club had taken just four points from their opening 13 Premier League games when Redknapp took over at Loftus Road on a two-and-a-half year contract the day after the dismissal of Mark Hughes. Three straight draws and a first win of the season at home to Fulham briefly took them off the foot of the table, and when they beat Sunderland 3-1 in March, they were only four points from safety. However, behind the scenes, Redknapp was fighting a losing battle with certain Rangers players and there was to be no 'Harry Houdini act'. The club failed to win any of their remaining nine league fixtures and were relegated. "Jose Mourinho would not have kept QPR up last season," wrote Redknapp. "The ...
Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes his side are ready to consign their reputation as long-ball merchants to history by matching the big guns in the goalscoring stakes. The Potters' solid start to the new Premier League season is still yet to entirely convince the critics, after yielding just four goals from their first five league games. But Hughes reckons the tactical revolution he has overseen at the Britannia Stadium since replacing Tony Pulis in the summer will soon pay off - starting with Sunday's visit of struggling Norwich. Hughes said: "I am convinced that at some point things will turn and we will score a greater amount of goals. "We are certainly creating chances and that is encouraging. I think it is only a matter of time until we really take the game to somebody and score quite a few goals." Despite being tipped by many as relegation candidates, Hughes' men have impressed in their opening encounters having been unfortunate not to beat Manchester City before a tough loss at Arsenal last week. And ...
Matthew Etherington is promising to go in with nearly all guns blazing to try and finally end Stoke City's hoodoo at Arsenal. Stoke travel to North London on Sunday (1.30pm) seeking their first Premier League point at the Emirates after drawing blanks on their previous five visits.And Etherington believes Stoke's current confidence, plus their positive approach under boss Mark Hughes, could do the trick. Details"It would be a massive result if we got one, but we are capable of doing it," said Etherington."We will give Arsenal the respect they deserve, but our confidence is high after the way we have played this season and we feel we can get a result"We have got to have a go – and I'm sure that's what the manager will want us to do. "It's a case of finding the right mix of being solid, working hard and not being too open, but also having a threat going the other way and not being backs-to-the-wall, which is what we have done in the past."Against top teams you have to be strong and solid, otherwise they w ...
411 HEADIES: • Sunderland are "very disappointed" with FA chairman Greg *** after he criticised the amount of foreign players signed by the club. • Southampton's Victor Wanyama says being away with Kenya's national side has helped him to overcome a 'tough' start to Premier League life. • Alan Pardew felt Hatem Ben Arfa was "unplayable" during his goalscoring display in Newcastle United's 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday. • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with a point after a tough 0-0 draw with Stoke. • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has expressed disappointment at the way his side defended in their 2-1 loss to Newcastle United. • Jordan Rhodes' late intervention saw Blackburn Rovers secure a 1-1 draw away to fierce Lancashire rivals Burnley on Saturday. • Arsene Wenger praised Aaron Ramsey for his dramatic improvement over the past year, as his brace helped Arsenal to a 3-1 win at Sunderland. • Mark Hughes praised his Stoke City side for their battling display a ...
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Wayne Rooney fears Manchester United fans will boo him when the Premier League season kicks off next month. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has joined the race for Celtic's £12m-rated midfielder Victor Wanyama. Arsenal will step up their interest in Freiburg midfielder Matthias Ginter, 19, with Borussia Dortmund also interested, while the Gunners are also keen on Manchester City and England midfielder Gareth Barry. Stoke City are interested in Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 30, as Mark Hughes looks to reunite the England striker with Peter Crouch. Burnley striker Charlie Austin will have a medical at Hull City on Monday ahead of a £4.5m move. Liverpool hope to land Valencia defender Aly Cissokho for around £4m due to the Spanish club's financial problems. Meanwhile, the Reds have turned down Bolton's request to take winger Raheem Sterling on loan, but England U21 defender Andre Wisdom could be sent out to Wigan, with Fulham also interested. Juventus have offered Manchester City a £1.2m loan fee for de ...
STOKE boss Mark Hughes says he would have been kicking himself if he allowed Jermaine Pennant to move to another Premier League club. Pennant will report for duty with the rest of the squad on Monday after Hughes made offering the winger a new contract the first major decision of his reign. The 30-year-old was poised to leave on a free transfer, but turned down interest from the Premier League and abroad to re-sign for Stoke. DEAL Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.uk myprint-247View Details Hughes met up with Pennant at a Stoke City golf day at Trentham Park yesterday and said he expects the winger to justify the decision to grant him a one-year contract. The manager said: "He was out of contract and on the list of players who weren't going to be retained. "I looked at that and thought 'Would I be upset if I saw Jermaine Pennant in someone else's shirt?' "The answer to that was a very clear 'yes'. It didn't make sense to me to allow him to leave the club. "He has a real affinit ...
It will be all change as far as Stoke City are concerned next season. Having been at the club since 2006 and overseen their elevation to an established Premier League side, Tony Pulis has decided to call it a day. While his side's direct style of play had been often criticised by opposition supporters, as the Potters slid dangerously close to relegation trouble last term, some of Pulis's own fans had started to call for new ideas. The man charged with the task of altering things is Mark Hughes, who has a point to prove after quite frankly a disastrous stint with Queens Park Rangers. He's already acquired left-back Erik Pieters, but more signings are needed. With that in mind, Here is a list of five players that may help Stoke improve upon their 13th-placed finish during the most recent campaign. Danny Rose, Tottenham Hotspur It seems that one of the first things that Hughes noticed when he arrived at the Britannia Stadium was that he needed a left-back. Swift action was taken in the form of Dutch internat ...
Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for every Premier League club during the summer 2013 transfer window. • Rumour of the day: Manchester City want to bring in Real Madrid centre-back Pepe to partner captain Vincent Kompany at the heart of their defence. • Long shot of the day: Brendan Rodgers is considering making a move for Real Madrid winger Jose Callejon. Related Articles⁠ Premier League Transfer Talk interactive • Done deal: Defender Erik Pieters has become new Stoke manager Mark Hughes's first signing after moving from PSV Eindhoven on a four-year deal. Latest Arsenal Arsenal will sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, but are unwilling to meet the wage demands and transfer valuations for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams (Daily Mail) Arsenal will start the bidding war for Wayne Rooney and are ready to bid £25 million. (Manchester Evening News) Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, 28, might not be moving to Arsenal after all a ...
Peter Coates says new Stoke boss Mark Hughes will not be limited to signing younger players who can increase in value with the Potters. Stoke do want to look at younger players, having allowed former boss Tony Pulis to invest heavily in experience, including signing a then 30-year-old Peter Crouch for £10m from Spurs in August 2011. The club, who had the third oldest Premier League squad last season, appointed Mark Cartwright as Technical Director in December as part of a long-term plan to identity more value for money signings, particularly abroad. But Stoke chairman Coates says the club is more comfortable buying players who are likely to hold or increase their value, as Pulis did with Ryan Shawcross and Asmir Begovic.However, Coates, pictured, has made clear that this doesn't mean Hughes will be barred from signing players coming towards the end of their careers. He said: "When you are dealing in the transfer market and spending money, you do like the players to be the right age so they have a residua ...
A nice little piece of trivia here for you: Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder, Alex McLeish , Mark Hughes, Ruud Gullit, Kenny Dalglish, Roberto Mancini, Joe Kinnear, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Nigel Pearson , Chris Hughton, Tony Parkes, Paul Lambert and John Carver. These are 16 people who have managed in the Premiership, some for just 1 game as a caretaker. But there is ONE player that they have all managed. Guess who he is! (HINT: He still plays today with a Premier League club) - AG
In FAI League managerial news, Skellig Island manager Roberto Martinez has turned his back on the Kerry club to take charge of Rugged Island. Skellig finished 18th and were relegated to the Ford Championship. Thomas Schaaf and Fred Rutten were not interested in the managerial post at Skellig Dungeon. Tony Pulis is happy in his job at Cork club Skeam East, while Mark Hughes has also pledged his future to Lambay Island. Brian McDermott will remain as Foynes Island manager after another successful survival campaign, finishing 16th. A replacement for Roberto Martinez has yet to be decided. Talbot Island manager John Coleman has decided to stay with the Galway club despite finishing bottom of the Premier League. Valentia Island survived after Phil Brown took over from Danny Wilson in February, finishing 17th, but Brown has still been sacked. His hot-headed attitude towards players was the main reason for the dismissal. Former Fota Island boss Dave Jones turned down the managerial post at the Kerry club.
Newly appointed Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes has sanctioned the release of seven players, the Premier League club revealed on Thursday.
Mark Hughes and Stoke - A match made in heaven? Will Mark Hughes revive his personal fortunes at Stoke City? When Mark Hughes received his marching orders from QPR back in November a lot of people wondered where he would go next. He has certainly had his fair share of decent positions from managing his home country to taking the helm at a series of Premier League clubs. I for one thought his next step would be down into the Championship or below, similar to Steve Bruce's path. However after growing pressure from Stoke City fans, who want a bit more flair and beauty at the Brittania, Tony Pulis departed the club and left behind what could well be the perfect hotseat for Hughes. If you look at his recent record it is easy to think that Hughes is not a good manager, he was replaced by Mancini at Manchester City after only two wins in a run of 11 games, he walked away from Fulham after it appeared that his relationship with club owner Al Fayed broke down and then he was sacked by QPR in the middle of a season ...
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Mark Hughes is close to becoming the new manager of Stoke City, replacing Tony Pulis. Hughes, the former Queens Park Rangers boss, has had talks with the club and hopes to fill the vacant managerial position at the Britannia Stadium after Pulis left the club last week. The 49-year old is considered be be the Potters' first choice as leading figures at the club has claimed Hughes would be a 'good fit.' However Bryan Shaw, chairman of Stoke City's Supporters Club, doesn't see Hughes as the ideal replacement. "From all the people available, he would not have been my first choice, although he has a reasonable record apart from at QPR," he told the BBC. "If you ask the majority of Stoke supporters, Mark Hughes would not be their first choice. That said, whoever the chairman appoints we have to get behind. We just have to hope he proves us wrong." Hughes had got plenty of previous Premier League experience having managed Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers. His first job in manag ...
Mark Hughes is closing in on a surprise return to Premier League management with Stoke City.
Interesting David Beckham Story At the beginning of the 1996–97 season David Beckham was given the number 10 shirt that had most recently been worn by Mark Hughes. On 17 August 1996 (the first day of the Premier League season), Beckham became something of a household name when he scored a spectacular goal in a match against Wimbledon. With United leading 2–0, Beckham noticed that Wimbledon's goalkeeper Neil Sullivan was standing a long way out of his goal, and hit a shot from the halfway line that floated over the goalkeeper and into the net.[32] When Beckham scored his famous goal, he did so in shoes custom-made for Charlie Miller of Rangers FC ("Charlie" embroidered on boots), which had been given to Beckham by mistake
Remember when Manchester City had players like Jo, Benjani and Richard Dunne? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Remember when Roque Santa Cruz was one of the best strikers in the Premier League? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Remember when it seemed like Mark Hughes would just sign a random assortment of players? Like Gareth Barry, Sylvinho and Stuart Taylor? Pepperidge Farm remembers. - Biscuit.
Last 5 managers to draw 0-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League - Arsene Wenger, Steve Coppell, Steve McClaren, Kevin Ball and Mark Hughes
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QPR would be ninth in the Premier League if the season had started on the day Harry Redknapp took over from Mark Hughes!
Football - Premier League Paper Round: QPR's boozy 'stag party' benders Several QPR players stayed out until 5am drinking alcohol at a training camp in Dubai last month, according to one of today's papers. The Daily Mirror quotes three unnamed players from the Premier League's bottom side as saying the training camp descended into farce with one saying it was more like a "stag party". Manager Harry Redknapp, whose side are seven points adrift and looking on the verge of relegation, confirmed he had stayed in a different hotel to the squad but was incredulous about the allegations. "If it happened they must have done something I didn't see," former Tottenham boss Redknapp told the paper. "I don't believe what you're saying. I can't see it." QPR, owned by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, had a terrible start to the season under Mark Hughes but results have failed to pick up significantly since Redknapp replaced him in November. They have won twice in 27 league games despite spending big on transfers. ...
FA CUP WITH BUDWEISER 5TH ROUND MIDDLESBROUGH VS CHELSEA These clubs first met in 1907; Chelsea have won 53 of the 113 games and Middlesbrough 31. They last clashed in the 2008-09 Premier League season, when Chelsea did the double and took their winning sequence to five since Middlesbrough's 2-1 home triumph in August 2006. Chelsea lead 2-1 in the FA Cup head-to-head standings, with the most significant tie being their 2-0 victory in the Wembley final in May 1997, when Roberto Di Matteo famously scored after 43 seconds, Ruud Gullit became the first foreign manager to win the cup, and Mark Hughes picked up a fourth winners' medal. A trip to Old Trafford awaits the winners, and a quarter-final tie against Manchester United on Saturday 9 March.
City v Chelsea: Top five connections. We take a look at the links between the two clubs ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium. Can you name any 5 connections ahead of the super Sunday? Lets Juggle your mind a little bit. Shaun Wright-Phillips Famously let go by Nottingham Forest for being “too small”, Shaun Wright-Phillips certainly proved that size doesn’t matter after breaking through City’s Academy to make more than 150 appearances for the Blues between 1999 and 2005. He broke City hearts by joining Chelsea in 2005 but after three years in the capital found he made a hero's return under Mark Hughes in 2008. SWP made a further 64 appearances for City in his second spell before the signings of Adam Johnson and David Silva saw him fall down the pecking order prompting his transfer to QPR. Daniel Sturridge City Academy product Daniel Sturridge won the FA Youth Cup in 2008 and made 16 appearances for the first-team before joining Chelsea on a tribunal in 2009. Despite fl ...
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge hopes the beginning of a “telepathic” understanding with Luis Suárez will make their partnership one of the most lethal in Premier League history. Sturridge already has his sights on matching pairings that have entered English folklore such as Andy Cole with Dwight Yorke, or Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday also offers an opportunity to offer the champions a reminder of what they missed when Sturridge walked out as a 19-year-old to join Chelsea in 2009. At the time, the club – then managed by Mark Hughes – felt his wage demands were excessive for a teenager. Having stalled at Stamford Bridge, the move to Anfield offers a chance for the 23-year-old to start afresh, banishing the suggestions of materialism which have shadowed him at previous clubs. With three goals in five appearances, Sturridge is confident he has already proving his value. “It’s always a weight off your shoulders if you start quite well. It h ...
QPR Make fresh bid for Porto ace Queens Park Rangers have placed a third bid to sign Porto defender Rolando this month according to the Daily Mirror. Rangers are set to lose Ryan Nelson in the coming weeks as he moves to a managerial role in the MLS and the likes of Anton Ferdinand and Clint Hill are struggling to shut out Premier League attacks. Rolando has twice rejected a move to West London, firstly when Mark Hughes was in charge and more recently when Harry Redkanpp arrived in November. A third and final bid may be enough to persuade the Portuguese club and player to accept after Rangers showed they mean business with the £8million signing of Loic Remy this week. The 27-year-old has been extremely successful with Porto and may now look for a move abroad with Italian improvers Napoli also rumoured to have made a bid for the central defender. Rolando’s move to Loftus Road along with the possible purchase of Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila would completely revamp the spine of the Premier League strug ...
QPR ready to spend big again in transfer window to avoid relegation. On the day Tony Fernandes bought Queens Park Rangers, he spoke of prudence and stability. He would not bankroll the club, he said. QPR would be run with common sense, good judgment - a model of how to succeed in a world where the value of footballers had become "completely inflated." "Football needs to change," he declared. "There are clubs out there who are spending money that if they were in a real business they could not afford. That inflates it for everybody. For the sake of football, proper business sense has to be made." Some 17 months on, Fernandes is finding out that it is not at all easy to stay within a tight budget when the pressures of sustaining Premier League football weigh heavily on you. Since he made that statement, managers Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes have departed and some 20 players have arrived. Nevertheless, having narrowly escaped an immediate return to the Championship last season, QPR are bottom of the Premier L ...
Transfer window: The perils of recruitment in the Premier League. If ever a club offered a cautionary tale about the limitations of simply throwing money at a problem, then it is Queens Park Rangers this season. Since the club won promotion to the Premier League 19 months ago under Neil Warnock, 23 players have been signed by Warnock and successor Mark Hughes - both since dismissed - yet the club survived only by the skin of their teeth last season and are bottom this time round, having taken 17 games to record their first league win. Continue reading the main story “ For some signings you don't do as much due diligence as you would like and take an educated gamble ” Dan Ashworth WBA Technical Director New boss Harry Redknapp will now expect to put his own stamp on the team in the January transfer window, but his predecessors' experiences demonstrate that mass recruitment has its dangers and no amount of preparation can guarantee a player will be suited to the rigours of England's Top Flight, whatever ...
Beware a repeat of the great QPR transfer folly. As the January transfer window creaks open once more, Chris King wants QPR to learn from past mistakes as they plot their next moves. Back in May Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes promised supporters that “we’ll never be in this position again” after the club finished just above the bottom three and avoided relegation to the Championship. Besides providing a potentially infamous soundbite that may soon be included in the “football’s greatest quotes” books often bought as stocking fillers around Christmas time, Hughes was rather tempting fate. At the halfway point of the campaign his words appear to have been proven right, as Rangers are on course to exit the Premier League with a whimper. Bottom of the table having failed to win away from home in 13 months and had more red cards than victories, the Rs are paying the price for what has been, from the moment it began, an expensive folly. Throughout the summer supporters were bombarded with m ...
Gareth Bale is the fifth Welshman to score a hat-trick in the Premier League. The others? Mark Hughes, Gary Speed, Dean Saunders and Rob Earnshaw.
Harry Redknapp believes Queens Park Rangers still have “a big chance” of avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season despite losing his unbeaten record as Hoops boss. QPR were narrowly beaten by out-of-form Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend, bringing to an end a run which saw Redknapp’s men pick up seven points from a possible 12. More football news... Everton manager David Moyes heaps praise on ‘brilliant’ Leon Osman The latest Premier League news All of the latest football transfer gossip The West London outfit welcome Steve Clarke’s high-flying West Bromwich Albion to Loftus Road on Boxing Day as the R’s look to narrow the gap on 17th-place Southampton. And Redknapp, who replaced Mark Hughes in November, remains confident about QPR’s prospects of survival ahead of a decisive run of fixtures over the festive period. “We’ve still got a big chance,” he told QPR’s website. “That was our first defeat at the weekend since I’ve arrived. “We defended fo ...
[[}{]] Harry Redknapp says it would be tough to top keeping QPR in the Premier League [[}{]] Harry Redknapp says keeping QPR in the Premier League would be the biggest achievement of his managerial career. Redknapp has overseen something of a change in fortunes since arriving at Loftus Road as a replacement for the sacked Mark Hughes last month. They have only won one of his five games in charge, but with only game having been lost as well, the ship has been somewhat steadied... albeit remaining in deep waters at the bottom end of the table. Speaking to Sky Sports News' Jim White on Christmas morning, Redknapp said: "We've got a challenge on and if we can pull this one off between us, the players, myself, the owners the fans, it will be a great achievement from everybody's perspective, and we're all looking forward to giving it a go. "This probably would be (my biggest challenge ever). Going back to Portsmouth was a difficult one when I went back there having left and then having gone back, if I hadn't k ...
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted his openness in bringing Nicolas Anelka to Loftus Road, but he stated that any deal depends on how expensive it will be for the Premier League strugglers. The West London side's first win of the season over Fulham last weekend saw the club move up from the bottom of the league table, but the Rs are still five points adrift of safety even after Redknapp replaced Mark Hughes on the bench. Redknapp believes that the 33-year-old Anelka, said to be departing Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, could help fire his side to safety, providing the terms suit both the club and the player. "[Anelka] is a player that is of interest to anybody. I think he is finishing in China so he is available," Redknapp told reporters. "He is a top player, so he is a player we would be interested in, but whether we could afford to get anywhere near him, I am not sure."
QPR confirm that Technical Director Mike Rigg has left the club. Rigg joined the Premier League strugglers from Manchester City last season to renew his partnership with then Rangers boss Mark Hughes. But following Harry Redknapp's appointment as Hughes's successor last month the club have opted for a further change.
Great expectations: Mancini's challenge is to maintain City success, says Joe Royle 'In some ways, it's a no-win situation' says former City boss ahead of the Italian's three-year anniversary Roberto Mancini's biggest challenge is meeting Manchester City's increased expectations after his successful first three years in charge. Today is the third anniversary of Mancini's unveiling by City and former Blues boss Joe Royle claims the Italian has delivered by winning the FA Cup and Premier League. The downside of this success is that Mancini has raised expectation levels at the Etihad and Royle claims he will find it difficult reaching these new standards. "There was a lot said when he was brought in to replace Mark Hughes because of the circumstances, but he's done what he was brought in to do," said Royle. "He's won the FA Cup and the Premier League and he's brought world-class players to City. "I wouldn't say that he's exceeded expectations because he has operated with an open chequebook over these three y ...
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed Mark Hughes would have been given more time to rescue the struggling Premier League side if Harry Redknapp hadn't been available.
QPR finally claim first win QPR brought the Premier League's longest ever winless start to a season to an end with their first victory of 2012-13, Adel Taarabt's brace sealing a 2-1 win against West London rivals Fulham Adel Taarabt's inspired performance proved the difference at Loftus Road as Harry Redknapp's side belatedly broke their duck with a narrow victory against their near neighbours. Few could have predicted the Hoops' winless start to a campaign, with a summer of high-profile acquisitions and ambitious plans raising expectations in Shepherd's Bush. Last weekend's draw at Wigan saw them break the record for the longest winless start to a Premier League season, with chairman Tony Fernandes this week admitting the season has been ``nothing short of a disaster``. The R's have, though, shown signs of improvement since Redknapp succeeded Mark Hughes at the helm, following up three successive draws with a first win - thanks in no small part to Taarabt. The Morocco international proved a thorn in Fulh ...
It is somewhat surprising dat only two Premier League managers – Roberto Di Matteo and Mark Hughes – have fallen on their swords thus far
Guillem Balague says A striker available: Nolito (Liverpool, West Ham, Newscastle, QPR interested) For clubs that are looking for a cheapish striker, a fox in the box but with quality to play out of the box too, Nolito, former Barcelona B player, seems to be one of the bargains of the winter transfer window. He would cost 5 million euros and Benfica are willing to sell him as they signed two players in his position thinking that he might have gone in the summer. There are four teams in the Premier League that have enquired about him. Newcastle might be looking for a replacement in case one of their strikers goes, Liverpool needs a partner to Luis Suarez (and they would combine well, both mobile, hard workers, good eye for pass and great finishers), QPR was thinking about him before Mark Hughes left. ~MR
Harry Redknapp watched from the stands as Manchester United came from behind to beat his new Queens Park Rangers side at Old Trafford. QPR, who announced Redknapp as their new boss on Saturday morning, led when Jamie Mackie pounced from close range. Headers from Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher, on his first league start for over a year, put United in command. Substitute Javier Hernandez stroked in the third as Sir Alex Ferguson's men moved top of the Premier League table. United's three goals in the space of eight second-half minutes puts the pressure firmly back on neighbours Manchester City, who know they can return to the summit by beating Chelsea on Sunday. QPR, who sacked Redknapp's predecessor Mark Hughes on Friday, stay bottom of the table as they remain without a victory in their opening 13 matches. But there will be plenty of positives for Redknapp to take from the match before he assumes control on Monday. Under the guidance of Hughes's former coaches Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, the hard-w ...
QPR will hand Redknapp seven-figure bonus if they stay up Harry Redknapp is on a £1million-plus bonus to keep Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League. Redknapp will take full charge on Monday after QPR’s trip to Manchester United – According To Realdream Sport Inc ©. and has agreed a £3m-a-year, three-year deal. His task will be to save a club that's bottom of the Prem and winless after 12 games - the only side in all four divisions of the English pro game without a league win (Horrible) from relegation. Mark Hughes was sacked by the West Londoners on Friday morning , not not until after he became infuriated by media reports of Redknapp’s impending arrival. The Welshman was irate to discover former Spurs boss Redknapp was about to come in on a huge contract and that he had found out about second hand. Former Wales boss Hughes was changed and in his tracksuit, ready to take training... then the knock on the door came from QPR chief executive Philip Beard and board member Datuk Kamarudin - chair ...
Am enjoying the recent drama going on in EPL (English Premier League) sacking of incompetent or failed coaches depend on what you decide to call it, Roberto Di Matteo was sack as Chelsea Manager and Mark Hughes was also sack as Queens Park Rangers Manager. Guess who is next? I guess it’s the turn of Roberto Mancini of Manchester City FC, kudos to Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal FC for keeping their job for several years till date.
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Queens Park Rangers have confirmed they have terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes.
QPR should replace Mark Hughes with Danielle Lloyd. She has a lot of experience handling large squads of Premier League footballers
Mark Hughes is yet to win a Premier League game at Queens Park Rangers this season, Roberto Di Matteo held the Champions League trophy aloft six months ago. Guess who is first out the door?
Mark Hughes is favourite to be first premier league manager sacked and its was Roberto Di Matteo, would be 45-1 to 60-1!
QPR boss Mark Hughes insists he will not resign despite defeat by Southampton leaving his side five points from Premier League safety. Some angry Rangers fans demanded Hughes's sacking during and after the 3-1 loss to fellow strugglers Saints, a result that leaves the Hoops winless. One banner in the crowd urged owner Tony Fernandes to replace the Welshman with ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.
Queens Park Rangers are still without a victory in the Premier League after they lost 3-1 to Southampton at Loftus Road
I'm glad that Mark Hughes and Chris Hughton are such bad managers - it means Stoke should only need to be wary of avoiding the third from bottom place in the Premier League this season. The optimist in me is aiming for 8th.
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Chris Kamara talks Luis Suarez, Mark Hughes and Theo Walcott in his Premier League round-up.
Hughes expects QPR to keep faith: Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes believes he still has the club's backi...
West Ham pile more misery on Queens Park Rangers as their win keeps Mark Hughes's side bottom of the Premier League table.
West Ham defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Loftus Road leaving Mark Hughes' strugglers at the foot of the Premier League
Premier League FT : QPR 1-2 West Ham Taarabt 57 Jarvis 3, Vaz Te 35 QPR remain bottom of the pile after this home defeat and all that money spent in the summer looks wasted as another long winter battle against relegation looks inevitable. To inflict further misery on QPR boss Mark Hughes, Samba Diakite saw red for a second bookable offence. The Hammers also had eight players booked.
As QPR entertain West Ham tonight, should Mark Hughes learn from Sam Allardyce's approach to Premier League survival?
It makes perfect sense, therefore, that he is thinking ahead to make sure United are in the best possible shape when he eventually retires - and he is likely to have the deciding say on who succeeds him at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are, in Ferguson’s mind, the only two candidates who can take on a job that is virtually impossible. How do you replace the greatest club manager ever, a man who has won 12 Premier League titles? It is not a task that someone like David Moyes could take on with confidence given he has never won a trophy with Everton. Nor is it a job for a United legend like Ryan Giggs or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Yes, they are certainly the type of figures who know the club and are worth having in the coaching set-up, but the job is too big for them. A few years ago, the likes of Roy Keane, Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes were all being mentioned as potential replacements for Ferguson but would not even make a 50-man longlist now. No. Replacing the best requires the best. Ferguson ...
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Mourinho backs Manchester City for future Champions League success. The two-time European Cup winner Mourinho will guide his side against the Premier League champions in their opening Champions League match on Tuesday evening and the Portuguese has likened City’s investment-fuelled progression to that of his former club Chelsea’s after Russian billionaire Roman Abramovic took control of the West London outfit. Mourinho told reporters: "I don't think it is very different to Chelsea. “Since Roman bought the club, [Claudio] Ranieri was the first coach, then I came and we won the first league, some cups and some more titles. Carlo [Ancelotti] then came and they continued to win and finally they won the Champions League. "With City it started off with Mark Hughes, they started spending money and buying good players. "Then Roberto [Mancini] came and he has done a very good job. He has created a great squad, the first cup then the first title arrived. "I don't know if it is this season or next season with ...
Anton Ferdinand snubbed John Terry and Ashley Cole during the pre-match handshakes between Chelsea and QPR at Loftus Road. All eyes were on the trio in what was their first encounter since Blues captain Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing Ferdinand, with Cole appearing as a witness for his team-mate. As the teams lined up for the handshakes Ferdinand ignored Terry's hand and also missed out Cole further down the line. Terry and Cole were also roundly booed by the home fans every time they touched the ball. The Premier League confirmed on Friday that the pre-match handshake would go ahead as normal despite reservations from the likes of QPR boss Mark Hughes. The tradition was abandoned in advance of the previous two encounters between the clubs with court proceedings still pending, but the ritual was carried out by both teams.
Goal.com shared the following link and had this to say about it: The Premier League have confirmed that the pre-match handshake will take place tomorrow when Queens Park Rangers meet Chelsea at Loftus Road. The announcement comes after suggestions that certain players in Mark Hughes' side would spurn the hand of John Terry. What do have to say about this pals? Base on the prevoius mis-understanding between them
Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes has said the Premier League
Granero: QPR was my number one choice Esteban Granero insists he had no interest in joining Arsenal, Tottenham or Liverpool once QPR had declared their interest in him. The midfielder moved to Loftus Road from Real Madrid at the end of the transfer window in a real coup for Mark Hughes' side, and Granero says it was an easy decision to move to the West London club despite rumours of the Premier League's big guns having an interest in his services. He said: "Every summer there are many clubs interested and it's good for players, but once I talked to QPR I didn't think about going anywhere else."
Robert Mancini took the Manchester City job after Mark Hughes failed to win any silverware. Since the Italian took the job, City have won an FA Cup, a Community Shield and the Premier League. Three trophies in two years sounds good but is it good enough to be unsackable?
It's the first time Bolton's bounding striker Kevin Davies has found himself in the same list as Manchester United legends Mark Hughes and Roy Keane
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Football: QPR close on Tottenham's Dawson Tottenham Hotspur have accepted a bid in excess of £9m from Queens Park Rangers for defender Michael Dawson, according to reports. R's boss Mark Hughes stepped up his efforts to sign a new centre-back following the 5-0 home drubbing by Swansea in Saturday's Premier League curtain-raiser. Dawson is now set to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms at the West London club, with a proposed deal set to be eventually worth up to £10m. The 28-year-old's future at White Hart Lane has become increasingly doubtful and he was left out of the squad beaten by Newcastle at the weekend. Thwarted by injuries last term, he made just 13 appearances and consequently fell behind Younes Kaboul, William Gallas, Steven Caulker and Jan Vertonghen in the pecking order. It is also understood fellow stopper Matthew Connolly is on the brink of a move to Cardiff.
Mark Hughes to be the Premier League's first managerial casualty & Harry Redknapp to become the new QPR boss by the new year.
Football: Premier League kicks off! Arsenal host Sunderland as a new mouth-watering Premier League season kicks off today. With the nation still catching its breath after the Olympics, it's time for football to regain control of the backpages with champions Manchester City welcoming newboys Southampton on Sunday. Arsene Wenger is confident his new-look Gunners will cope despite offloading his striker Robin Van Persie to rivals Manchester United. After losing out to City with the final kick of last season, Sir Alex Ferguson wants to wrestle the trophy back from his noisy neighbours and is adamant United's four-pronged attack will deliver. While Van Persie and Co. have the weekend off ahead of Monday's opener at Everton, there are six other top-flight matches today. Michael Laudrup's Swansea welcome Mark Hughes' QPR, Championship winners Reading host Stoke and Brendan Rodgers begins his Liverpool rein with a visit at West Brom. Chris Hughton takes his new Norwich side to Fulham, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce ...
R’S GAFFER Mark Hughes spoke to the press earlier today (Friday) ahead of Rangers’ Premier League opener against Swansea City ...
Mark Hughes celebrates with the Premier League trophy alongside Paul Ince,Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe, 3May1993.
Morning Headlines & Transfers - Manchester City target Edinson Cavani has been warned by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he will be left to "rot on the bench" if the he makes exorbitant wage demands to remain at the San Paolo. - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that he expected Wayne Rooney to struggle to make an impact for England at Euro 2012. - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side can still compete for the Premier League title despite not being able to match the financial power of their rivals. - Thorgan Hazard looks set to join his older brother Eden Hazard at Chelsea, after Lens sporting director Antoine Sibierski admits the club are resigned to losing the player. - Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels that there is a lot he can learn from the club's new manager Brendan Rodgers. - Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has paid tribute to former boss Mark Hughes and refused to rule out linking up with the Welshman at QPR. - Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in ...
Premier League wrote: South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung has left Manchester United after seven years to join Queens Park Rangers. Full story: good a signing is Park for QPR boss Mark Hughes and the club?
Manchester United short in midfield after selling Park Ji-sung to old boy Mark Hughes
BARTON FUTURE TO BE DECIDED Sorry about this, because we imagine you'd forgotten about Joey Barton a bit, but The Daily Mail reports that QPR will decide on his future once the club's investigation into his final day brainstorm at Manchester City is done. The paper claims the result will be known by Monday at least, but could be as soon as today. The Mail reports: 'Mark Hughes wants Barton out of the club ahead of the new season and has already decided not to name him in his 23-man Premier League squad if he remains at Loftus Road. 'Club officials have looked into the possibility of sacking Barton for gross misconduct - but it is understood QPR have been advised doing so could leave them in a difficult legal position. 'It is more likely that Barton will face a heavy fine and be stripped of the club captaincy.'
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Ferguson believes United paid the price for City's game finishing later than other matches. The champions' winner came after their opponents, Queens Park Rangers, knew they had been saved from relegation by Bolton's failure to beat Stoke. "That's something that the Premier League should look into because no team should be finishing after the other team," Ferguson said. "It happened and it's unfortunate. We all thought we'd done it and then the Sunderland fans started cheering. "We knew QPR were in front. QPR played very well until they found out they were safe and I think, as Mark Hughes said, they quit."
Man City v QPR-Mancini's men hold Premier League title destiny in their own hands.Equalling or bettering Manchester United's result would seal glory at the Etihad Stadium,but former boss Mark Hughes aims to spoil the party in order to avoid relegation.Roberto Mancini's side have won 17 of their home league matches so far,their only blip a 3-3 draw with Sunderland on March 31.
Who knows?Mark Hughes might pour sand into Manchini Gari by avoiding defeat against the highly favoured Machester City to guarantee his team's Premiear League status and do his former Boss a favour to land their 20th Premier League title,GO Mark go,GO QPR go you can do it for yourself and Man United!
Roberto Mancini says Sunday's title decider against QPR is bigger than either him or Mark Hughes. The Italian replaced Hughes at Manchester City in December 2009 and has taken the club to within one win of their first championship since 1968. Barring a record Manchester United success at Sunderland, victory will secure the Premier League for Mancini's men, but with Rangers fighting relegation
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As we count-down to English Premier League Showdown which shall decide 2011/2012 EPL winner. With one match left; Manchester City and Manchester United will go into the final day of the season level on points. City recorded a huge 2-0 win at Newcastle before United beat Swansea by the same scoreline, leaving Roberto Mancini's men with an eight-goal advantage ahead of next week's game with QPR. Alex Ferguson has called on Mark Hughes to kill off Manchester City’s title bid — and avenge his “unethical” sacking. The desperate United boss knows only an upset by Sparky’s QPR next Sunday could let the Red Devils retain their crown. Fergie’s side took the title race to the final day with a win over Swansea. Fergie’s side must now go to Sunderland and win to have any chance. Another report says; Anton Ferdinand has received begging phone calls from his brother — for QPR to beat leaders Manchester City. Rangers are fighting for their Premier League survival and will need to get something from the E ...
Mark Hughes is in line for a £1m bonus if he keeps QPR in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday with a result that could also stop his former club Man City winning the title.
Mark Hughes has warned old club Manchester City that QPR’s survival is written in the stars. Rangers boss Sparky takes his relegation-threatened side back to the Etihad on Sunday with implications for both ends of the table. Leaders City will be looking for a win to seal their first Premier League crown, while Hughes’ Hoops know a point guarantees them survival. In fact, Rangers could even lose at City and still stay up IF Bolton fail to beat Stoke. Hughes was City boss for 18 months before the club’s Arab owners callously replaced him with Roberto Mancini in December 2009. Sparky said: “It would be just fantastic to go there and get something. They are going for the title and we’re trying to stay in the league. When I took over at QPR, I looked at the fixtures and that one lurked ominously in the distant future. It does feel a little bit fated for them and for us.”
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