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Rovers Boss Hughes 99 Not Out

Rovers Boss Hughes 99 Not Out

As Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes takes guard on 99 not out, clocking up his 100th match in charge against Chelsea tonight he has reflected on his time at Ewood Park.

Having initially arrived at the club as a player six-years ago yesterday Hughes takes charge of Rovers for the 100th time tonight as we take on Chelsea in the third round of the Carling Cup.

Reflecting on both roles Hughes said:

"It doesn't seem like six years. And tomorrow is my 100th game in charge which is amazing.

"You don't realise these things, so the only thing I can say is that time goes too quickly.

"I had a fantastic time here as a player and I'm really enjoying my time here as a manager and long may it continue.

"When I first signed here it was a different challenge for me. I'd never played at a lower level than the top and we were in the Championship then, but I really enjoyed trying to get promotion.

"The last game I played was the League Cup final which wasn't a bad way to go out. When one door closed on my football career, my managerial career was getting more significance and thankfully I've returned here and I am really enjoying myself.

"I'm proud of what we've done in the short space of time, the 100 games has gone very, very quickly, it only seems like yesterday I was waving to the crowd before the Portsmouth game in my first match.

"The games do fly by and they come thick and fast. I think we've moved the club forward not only as a team, but the way we are viewed as a club as well. I think people are appreciating the type of football we're producing now and we hope that can continue because there is still work to be done."

Nobody can question what Hughes has achieved with Rovers, turning them from a struggling relegation threatened side into one that very nearly managed a top four finish last season.

As Hughes says he still has work to do so let's hope this work can see trophies in the cabinet soon. A victory tonight over Chelsea in the Carling Cup would enable him to celebrate his 100th match in charge in style and put them one step closer along the path to achieving this.

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Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday October 25 2006
Time: 8:55AM

Comments

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The article should have had an image of Hughes but for some reason it didn't work! We all know what Hughesy looks like though don't we!
Hughes Da Man
25/10/2006 08:58:00
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So Hughes is the man to take you forward then? What do you all think Blackburn can achieve this season and into the future?
The Fear
25/10/2006 09:01:00
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The Fear looks like I almost jinxed Barry last night after praising him and his penalty technique! If Rovers can achieve a top six position again, have a good run in ALL Cup competitions and possibly even win at least one I'd see that as another superb season. I'm feeling the UEFA Cup myself!
Hughes Da Man
25/10/2006 09:03:00
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Well when u think of wot Hughes has done for the club in 99 matches its hard to really take in!! From the mess Souness left us in its really good to have a manager that seems to know wot plan he has for the club. Lets hope the 100th game is a good one for him but I wouldnt be too worried about the Carling Cup as I'd rather have a good UEFA league run, no offense to the Carling Cup as it would be nice to win to but u have to priortise
Clint
25/10/2006 09:03:00
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his first one was a blinder Hughes da man, his second was - ahem, cough cough. To be fair their keeper Henderson (?) was bang on form. Uefa would be a superb achievement, think there are a few quality sides who might have the same idea though! Maybe we'll (Villa) will meet you in Cardiff for the League Cup final.
The Fear
25/10/2006 09:06:00
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Yeah I heard the first was another cracker and from listening on the radio seemed like Henderson had a blinder. Still unbeaten who'd have thought that!
Hughes Da Man
25/10/2006 09:11:00
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Sparky has performed such a fantastic job hasn't he. Souness did OK to start with but left Sparky with a team in a mess going nowhere. He's transformed them into a team certainly going somewhere. If we are looking to win competitions then if we come through Chelsea the League Cup would be easier to win than anything else realistically. I'd sacrafice a top six place for a UEFA Cup win thats for sure.
Hughes Da Man
25/10/2006 09:13:00
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I think to consolidate a top eight finish and enjoy a cood cup run in Europe perhaps with the League Cup or FA Cup at the end would be a remarkable season. Proud to have Hughes at the helm.
roversman
25/10/2006 09:51:00
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HDM - we need sixth spot or FA cup final to claim a place back in Europe - we aren't Liverpool who can get away with whinging and getting the rules changed. - so as much as I want success in ALL 4 competitions (my priorities are at least 6th spot, UEFA, FA, Carling) don't we have to be realistic? Big Up to "The Fear" nice to see the only decent team in the Midlands doing well... despite the colour of their strip!
Ex Ewood Resident
25/10/2006 09:54:00
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Mark Hughes is Magic, He wears a magic hat, when he saw the UEFA cup, he said "I'm having that"!
Ex Ewood Resident
25/10/2006 10:06:00
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