Mark Hughes

English Premier League

A Race that never ends

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Chris Hughton's dismissal from Norwich City yesterday was the ninth sacking in the Premier League this season.

Eight of the twenty teams have fired their managers since the campaign began last August, Fulham have pulled the trigger twice (on Martin Jol and Rene Meulensteen) and the result is a tableau of carnage with only six clubs employing the same coach they had in 2012.

Tough test ahead for United

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Away from the transfer deadline day shenanigans, ITK Twitter accounts and the dreaded "Sky Sport sources" line, for Manchester United and David Moyes there's the small matter of a second Premier League game in four days to deal with.

Having finally got back to winning ways against Cardiff on Tuesday night, United travel to the Britannia, which, while it clearly isn't the fortress the press have spent the last five years harping on about, remains a hotbed for dire football, generally windy and unpleasant days and, more importantly, some of the worst fans the Premier League has ever seen.

Here we go! Another massive week for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea!

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Time to focus on the Football club and the players that remain here now as we have yet another massive week ahead of us.

This afternoon we take on Stoke City in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Stamford Bridge, followed by the visit of struggling West Ham United on Wednesday and then our biggest game of season the following Monday night at Manchester City - both games in the Premier League.

Stoke City

Mark Hughes Era At Stoke City Is Taking Shape

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After the hope and excitement last Spring among Stoke City supporters that a quality manager would be hired to take the Potters to the next level, a feeling of being underwhelmed swept through supporters when the news was announced that Mark Hughes would be the club's 38thmanager. After the sad but necessary departure of Tony Pulis, the fans thought big.

Mark Hughes Will Be Able to Get The Best Out Of Stephen Ireland

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Stephen Ireland was once the best player on an expensively assembled Mark Hughes managed side. The year was 2009 and Manchester City had just been subject to a takeover from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. At the time, Stephen Ireland was the best player on the Blues team that included Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Robinho and Daniel Strurridge.

Stoke Fine Kenwyne Jones £80,000 For Texting Through His Unavailability To Mark Hughes Before Liverpool Game

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By Chris Wright

Stoke City have reportedly fined Kenwyne Jones a hefty £80,000 after the cumbersome striker texted manager Mark Hughes to let him know he was unavailable to play against Liverpool last Sunday.

According to the Daily Mail, Jones sent the message to Hughes the day before the game, informing the Potters boss that he did not wish to be considered for selection.

Huge Percentage Expect A Win Against Stoke

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The last time 80% of fans thought we'd win a league game was back in September, when a massive 84% thought we'd (easily) beat Hull City and lo and behold we were beaten 3-2 after we had won our previous three games. Mark Hughes Stoke City manager So maybe there should be some caution [...]

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: ‘Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj seems to get a lot of decisions’

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A Capital One Cup fifth round tie between Stoke and Manchester United doesn't seem like it would be a hotbed of mind games, but that appears to be the case ahead of this evening's game. United boss David Moyes had suggested that 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj needed protection from referees in future games after claiming [.

Stoke v Chelsea Prematch Facts

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Chelsea should make it 13 games unbeaten against Stoke in all competions tomorrow having already handed out the Potter's worst ever Premier League defeat, 7-0 in 2010 expect more of the same!

MATCH FACTS

Stoke City have scored just three goals in 10 Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea, failing to net in the last four in a row.

Stoke vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Stoke vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium, where Blues manager Jose Mourinho would be looking for nothing less than full three points.

Stoke City v Chelsea: Chelsea changes? - YOU pick the Chelsea starting eleven!

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Chelsea travel to the Britannia Stadium tomorrow afternoon to take on Stoke City and ex-Chelsea man Mark Hughes as we look to protect Jose Mourinho's unbeaten December record! Who do YOU think should start for Chelsea?

I fully expected Jose Mourinho to make some changes to his side against Sunderland from the Southampton game last week and had stated that I thought the likes of De Bruyne, Mikel and Demba Ba would come in and start in place of Essien, Oscar and Fernando Torres!

Stoke vs Sunderland: Preview, Team News & Prediction

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Stoke vs Sunderland: Preview, Team News & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland will travel to Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City, looking to get full three points and continue their revival under new manager Gus Poyet. Stoke City under Mark Hughes are just three points and two places above them so both the team will know the importance of three points here.

Stoke vs Southampton Preview: Team News & Prediction

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Stoke vs Southampton Preview: Team News & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stoke City will welcome Southampton at the Britannia on Saturday where manager Mark Hughes will be desperately looking to change the fortune around with a much needed victory.

After an early good start, Stoke City have found themselves in a mess.

USMNT and Stoke City Midfielder Brek Shea Has a Thing for Shoes

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It is no surprise that a professional footballer has an affinity towards his shoe collection, but one player in particular, USMNT and Stoke City midfielder Brek Shea, enjoys posting photos of his latest shoes in a routine "Kicks of the Day" series on his Instagram.

The Texas-born winger is currently on the books at Stoke City, but he has failed to make an impact with Mark Hughes.

Stoke City's Brek Shea Eager for Move, More Playing Time

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American Brek Shea has found playing time hard to come by since moving to England to Stoke City from FC Dallas in January. He's notched only one Capital One Cup appearance this season on top of two substitute appearance for Stoke in the Premier League at the end of last season.

Desperate to impress to earn a ticket to Brazil with the United States next summer, he's been angling for a move that would bring more playing time.

David Moyes denies Man Utd are vulnerable

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has rejected suggestions from Stoke boss Mark Hughes that the champions are vulnerable. He told his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's game against the Potters: "That might be Mark's opinion. "He's entitled to that but we'll wait and see. "There's only two months of the season gone and [.

Manchester United Projected EPL Lineup Against Stoke City

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Manchester United have struggled all season to get the results that they are accustomed to getting in the league, in Europe and most of all in front of their fans.

With only 11 goals scored in the English Premier League in total this season so far and only 11 points out of 24 to show for their efforts, the Red Devils and David Moyes are under the gun to start getting things going in the right direction.

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

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If I was Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish, there's only one man I would be considering to replace Ian Holloway. Tony Pulis has to be the perfect fit for the club.

The Eagles are currently 19thin the Premier League with only 3 points off their first 8 games. That solitary win came against fellow strugglers Sunderland at home.

Stoke beat Arsenal, Man Utd and Real Madrid to Belgian youngster Julien Ngoy

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Stoke City have seen off competition from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid to sign highly-rated Belgian youngster Julien Ngoy. After a short trial with the Potters, manager Mark Hughes has snapped up the 15-year-old despite interest from some big-name rivals. Although the deal was wrapped up two weeks ago, Stoke have [.

From Orcs to Swans?

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Stoke City, 9 letters . Mark Hughes, 9 letters. One would think a match made in heaven. What is the significance of the number 9? According to Chinese belief the number 9 represents attainment and success; on a personal level it signifies leadership.

Only .... as the eagle eyed geniuses who read AA will have spotted Mark Hughes has 10 letters and the number 10 signifies a cheating, spiteful, ignorant, charmless man (thank you, Morrissey)

Those who regularly read my posts will know my feeling towards both these entities I have written many Stoke PM's and all have the same theme.

From Orcs to Swans?

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Stoke City, 9 letters . Mark Hughes, 9 letters. One would think a match made in heaven. What is the significance of the number 9? According to Chinese belief the number 9 represents attainment and success; on a personal level it signifies leadership.

Only .... as the eagle eyed geniuses who read AA will have spotted Mark Hughes has 10 letters and the number 10 signifies a cheating, spiteful, ignorant, charmless man (thank you, Morrissey)

Those who regularly read my posts will know my feeling towards both these entities I have written many Stoke PM's and all have the same theme.

Arsenal vs Stoke City EPL Projected Lineups include Ozil and Begovic

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Arsenal returns to London after another strong showing in action despite injury issues depleting the squad to face a resurgent Stoke City team that has been getting better every week under new manager Mark Hughes.

The Potters have been developing their game more in the opening weeks of the Premier League campaign, but according to the discussion previewing the match between Thomas Atzenhoffer (@socceratz) and Elliot Smith (@YankeeGunner), Stoke are expected to revert to some of their old Tony Pulis style tactics to break up the play against Arsenal and try to find a goal or two.

Stoke City vs Manchester City Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City supporters were thoroughly dejected by a poor performance from their footballers today during a hard fought 0-0 draw for Stoke City.

Former City manager Mark Hughes will be feeling more pleased with the result given how Stoke City were the better team during spells of the game.

Premier League predictions: easy wins expected for Arsenal and Manchester United

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Premier League predictions: easy wins expected for Arsenal and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just one week without watching our clubs drives us crazy. We want club football and it is back. It is also the first full round since the transfer window shut and will be our first chance to see the completed squads in action.

Who Are Ya? Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Marko Arnautovic Age: 24 Position: Winger Signed from: Werder Bremen Fee: £2 million Did you know? Last year, Arnautovic was ruled out with a knee ligament injury sustained while playing with his dog. What's the deal? Mark Hughes has snapped up the 6ft 4in Austrian [.

Stoke target Manchester City striker John Guidetti

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a £5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.

Crystal Palace tweet message of support for opponents Stoke City

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Crystal Palace are going to have a tough enough challenge staying in the Premier League this season even without their official Twitter account cheering on the opposition. Yet that's exactly what happened for yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Stoke. The person manning the Eagles' account had clearly copied and pasted the Stoke line-up from a Potters [.

Liverpool: This Weekend's Top Three Performers

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Liverpool topped Stoke City in the first game of the EPL season, 1-0, off an expert strike from Daniel Sturridge. Notable as Liverpool have not beaten Stoke City in the Premier League since February 2, 2011. Mark Hughes took over for Tony Pulis in the summer, and the former Manchester United man couldn't continue Pulis' unbeaten league run against the Merseysiders.

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40 Years Ago: #QPR Knock #Chelsea Out of the FA Cup...Club-Fans Meeting #QPR1st Report...2 Yrs Today: Mark Hughes QPR Debut...#QPR's Skapetis Scores Australia Winner....

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Flashback Two Years


January 11, 2012
1 Man City 20 40 48
2 Man Utd 20 29 45
3 Tottenham 19 16 42
4 Chelsea 20 14 37
5 Arsenal 20 8 36
6 Liverpool 20 6 34
7 Newcastle 20 4 33
8 Stoke 20 -9 29
9 Norwich 20 -5 25
10 Sunderland 20 4 24
11 Everton 19 -2 24
12 Swansea 20 -3 23
13 Aston Villa 20 -4 23
14 Fulham 20 -4 23
15 West Brom 20 -9 22
16 Wolves 20 -14 17
17 QPR 20 -16 17
18 Bolton 20 -18 16
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FLASHBACK TWO YEARS.

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Manchester United

Top five conclusions: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

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1. You can play no strikers or three strikers and be equally bereft of any attacking potency. 2. It's not a great game if the highlight of it is the visiting manager looking for a pen. Try to find anything to top it in the video above you'll struggle. 3. The award for most [...]

Everton Look to Loan Signing to Strengthen Midfield

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The Blue side of Merseyside looks to be making moves to complete another signing before their summer transfer work is done. According to The Guardian, Everton are in talks with Manchester City to bring defensive midfielder Gareth Barry to Goodison Park for a season long loan.

Barry has been a huge part of the Citizens transformation in the last four seasons since his move from Aston Villa under Mark Hughes.

The Rest

Story Meeting

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No, we are not talking about a sitcom or movie. The folks at Stoke would do well to get their story straight because mere hours after the chairman lied his face off to say 'nothing has been signed' with Juan Agudelo, manager Mark Hughes directly debunked his claim in a press conference.- Greg Seltzer

Pardew – Newcastle Have Tremendous Assets in Background

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We were not at our best in that first half today, but Stoke manager Mark Hughes after the game was stretching it a bit when he said Stoke were well positioned and would have gone on to win the game, if they hadn't had two players sent off just before the break but we [...]

Report: Stoke manager Hughes reveals that Agudelo won’t join in January

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By DAN KARELL

The surprising news earlier this week that Juan Agudelo's work permit application was denied has cost him a chance to join Stoke City in the English Premier League in January.

At his pre-match press conference Stoke manager Mark Hughes confirmed his disappointment with the news, saying that due to the decision, the club will continue their search for a new striker in January.

“We weren’t good enough” – Union bits, local college and youth players excel, playoff updates, more

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Zac and Mac on where the Union fell short. Local college and youth players coming up big. Playoff news. More news.

Mark Hughes: My first hero

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Soon after he announced his decision to retire, I was asked to compile my best XI of the Ferguson era. Of course these things are entirely subjective and possibly pointless but that doesn't stop them being quite good fun. It was an easier task than I'd anticipated and, after due consideration, I went for Schmeichel in goal, a back four of Neville, Ferdinand, Stam and Irwin, a midfield comprising Ronaldo, Keane, Scholes and Giggs then Cantona and Van Nistelrooy up front.

Morecambe vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights from Wednesday evening's League Cup game between Morecambe and Newcastle United. Alternative highlights. Score and goalscorers. Morecambe 0, Newcastle United 2 (Sh.Ameobi 84, Sm Ameobi 93). Teams and other match facts. Morecambe (4-3-3): Barry Roche (G), Andrew Wright, Andy Parrish, Mark Hughes (C), Tony Diagne, Ryan Williams, Stewart Drummond (Joe Mwasile 88), Andrew Fleming [.

Liverpool Youngster Set For Loan Move

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Stoke are plotting a loan move for out-of-favour Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old appears to be surplus to requirements at Anfield, despite only having arrived at the club last summer.
Potters chief Mark Hughes is keen to take advantage of this as he continues his quest to inject some creativity into his inherited squad.