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    Mark Hughes

    In line for the Southampton position. That's them well and truly down now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex_pat_magpie View Post
    In line for the Southampton position. That's them well and truly down now.
    Yes in his other clubs it has taken a while to get organised,8 games is too short a time for him.

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    Any team up to Brighton could go down.
    I think Watford are safe on 36 because I believe 36 is the magic number.

    Mark Hughes has every opportunity to get Southampton out of relegation if he can get the players onside.

    I'd say W.B.A are resigned to the drop and most likely would welcome it in a weird way.
    As for the rest.....well....it's a lottery.

    It's nice to be 5 points ahead of the relegation pack because it gives us a bit of breathing space.

    It's all going to come down to who's got the heart, desire and the legs to coast or crawl over the line, or sink.
    If we can keep the extra bit of positive mindset we've gotten used to then there's no reason why we can't actually go on a bit of a storming finish and hit a respectable 12th or dare I say it....a mental 10th.

    That's a glass half full mindset and I'd like to believe this is the road we'll trek.
    Just that little bit of extra balance, shows.

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    Mark Hughes has every opportunity to What?

    He was sacked from Stoke for the state he got them in, and still are.

    I can just imagine the Southampton dressing room when he tips up.

    Wilf, you know absolutely nothing about football. Sorry to tell you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanleymag View Post
    Mark Hughes has every opportunity to What?

    He was sacked from Stoke for the state he got them in, and still are.

    I can just imagine the Southampton dressing room when he tips up.

    Wilf, you know absolutely nothing about football. Sorry to tell you that.
    What Ghost is saying is not that off. Theoretically it's more than possible, but there are so many teams whose performance in every game will matter from now to finish that there's no telling how it will all end.

    I doubt Mark Hughes is the right man though. Who knows.

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    West Ham are also a shambles on and off the pitch, and have some really tough fixtures and so do Palace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanleymag View Post
    Mark Hughes has every opportunity to What?

    He was sacked from Stoke for the state he got them in, and still are.

    I can just imagine the Southampton dressing room when he tips up.

    Wilf, you know absolutely nothing about football. Sorry to tell you that.
    Not another one.

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    Southampton are a strange one-they've got some quality players in their ranks who they spent some decent cash on-reminds me of us when we went down...the whole was actually weaker than the sum of its parts.

    Hopefully 8 games isn't enough to turn it round. It wasn't for us....

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    I hope it's not enough to turn them around but i think it could happen.

    With the state West Ham are in i could see them crashing down in to the relegation zone.

    In regards Saints, i think we'll see in their next match what effect he's had.

    They play West Ham next, big game for both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Not another one.
    Be careful in your tone plastic ****wit.

    Not long ago you didn't value my opinion.

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    Hughes is not a strange appointment in Saints' current situation. The strange thing is that if he keeps them up, his contract will be extended. That's where most clubs go wrong.

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    Long contracts need to be evaluated I think. It's becoming too easy for managers to reap rewards they don't deserve.
    I'd say that's the case with players but that's a whole bigger complicated issue.
    Last edited by ghostrider; 15-03-2018 at 06:39 AM.

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    The honeymoon period is a well proven factor - it all depends if he can change the mindset of the players. Im not that sure he can.
    Seems many managers can come in and make a short term improvement at a club (even Pardew sometimes) but only the good ones can build a squad over time for consistent success. Heres hoping Rafa gets the time to see if he can, for us

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    Mark Hughes is in the loop.

    Hughes, Pardew, Moyes, Hodgson, allardyce, pulis...

    it's rinse and repeat!

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    I think even a dinosaur manager can get a tune out of the fiddle that is Southampton
    They have some real quality players and have had spent mega bucks over the past 10 years while weve gone backwards

    They are not to far away to get back in the mix
    Just look at Swansea a half decent manager with some organisation can do wonders Im afraid

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    I think a few will be surprised at what hughes could achieve

    they don't have bad players and they weren't playing for the last manager

    they have 2 strikers that if you get the ball into the box they will score

    wont be pretty though

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    Quote Originally Posted by pboromag View Post
    I think a few will be surprised at what hughes could achieve

    they don't have bad players and they weren't playing for the last manager

    they have 2 strikers that if you get the ball into the box they will score

    wont be pretty though

    Like what he achieved at QPR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    Like what he achieved at QPR?
    Er, the two strikers who never got a sniff at SJP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pboromag View Post
    I think a few will be surprised at what hughes could achieve

    they don't have bad players and they weren't playing for the last manager

    they have 2 strikers that if you get the ball into the box they will score

    wont be pretty though
    I don't disagree with most of this to be honest.

    Even if they just double the effort they put in for previous manager he'll get them safe i reckon.

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