Sven v Mark Hughes – Who’s the best?

With Mark Hughes having pipped Sven Goran Eriksson the post of Fulham manager, most people appear to believe the Cottagers are doing the right thing. Is this the case?

Having watched both try (and fail) to match the expectations at City, the case for Hughes over Sven is more debatable. They’re completely contrasting figures with the elderly urbane european perspective of Sven opposed by the more abrasive Brit manager.

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City transfer talk: 28 July – Jo and Santa Cruz linked with exits

With other teams looking to form their squads for the new season, today brings fresh interest in two strikers who are likely to leave City this Summer.

First we find Jo linked with Blackburn. Big Sam likes a big striker, but Jo is hardly your archetypal target man. Maybe Allardyce believes he can shape Jo’s potential into something more solid and suitable for the Premier League. One thing’s for sure, the shrewd Allardyce won’t be paying the kind of sums Blackburn charged us for Roque Santa Cruz.

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Possible squad for 2010/11 (update 3)

Many people are finally cottoning on to the idea that this transfer window is about shaping a 25 man senior squad, and not just about having a strong first choice eleven.

As a consequence the past couple of days have seen increased speculation about the futures of Craig Bellamy and Stephen Ireland in particular. Yet it’s still possible for them both to make the squad even with the new players coming in.

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