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Hughes: Toshack Should Swallow Pride

Hughes: Toshack Should Swallow Pride

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has reached out to Welsh International manager John Toshack to end his feud with Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage, swallow his pride and recall him.

Toshack and Savage (as well as other Welsh players) have been at loggerheads since Toshack took over from Hughes, when he left to join Rovers and as a result Sav eventually announced his International retirement, but the arguments went on. It is not just Sav that has received the cold shoulder from Toshack, there have been others but Sparky feels it is time for Sav and others to be brought back into the International fold.

Hughes told BBC's Sport Wales: "Robbie Savage is a situation which has been disappointing for all parties.

"There are guys plying their trade at Premiership level, not just Robbie, good players who would help the Welsh cause and they are not getting picked for whatever reason.

"Maybe that's a difference between international management and club management.

"With club management, you can ostracise players and just ignore them, but I don't think you can do that in international management.

"With a country such as Wales, you have to use all the resources available to you. If you've got players playing in the Premier League, I would've thought it would make sense to play them
."

Sparky and Toshack have also not exactly been on the greatest of terms with Toshack critical of Sparky's reign as Welsh manager, even though he took them to within one match of Qualification for the European Championships in 2000, whereas in two Qualification campaigns for major tournaments Toshack has not even come close.

He added: "There is a lot of criticism aimed my way, unwarranted I feel, certainly in regards to the young players coming through.

"If you look at the likes of Jason Koumas, Simon Davies, Danny Gabbidon and James Collins, they are all guys I gave debuts to. I didn't completely ignore the youth situation at Wales level.

"There are things that have been said maybe to protect certain people's positions, but I know the job I did there. I got an OBE for what I did so someone thought I did something good
."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday October 5 2007
Time: 10:54AM

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Personally as Wales isn't my country if I am completely honest I am not that bothered. However, I do not like things going so badly for a home nation so I would like to see things improve for Wales.
I don't personally like Toshack's style or way of managing, it seems to old school and not cut out for International football, but what do I know!!!
I can't see Sav playing for Wales again, with or without Toshack in charge though, but you can never say never I guess.
Hughes Da Man
05/10/2007 10:56:00
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your right HDM... Wales just dont have the quality or bite in the midfield to forget about Sav but with Toshack in charge he will never play again.
MikeyGamst
05/10/2007 10:59:00
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savage and toshack will never get on, they are too much alike
muffdaddy1983
05/10/2007 11:44:00
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good point that muffdaddy. But Toshack is a manager and Savage is a player. Toshack needs to show more maturity in my eyes...
MikeyGamst
05/10/2007 12:22:00
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If the boot was on the other foot, and Savage had publically questioned Hughes methods, and criticised him, Savage would be on the transfer list, and his career at Blackburn, if not his career as a whole, would be over. If Toshack is a man, he will not back down. Player power will rule. Not the way forward. Not that I care one iota about the Welsh...
Decimus Poole
05/10/2007 12:31:00
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careful decimus!!! lol... BomBom is Welsh lol
MikeyGamst
05/10/2007 13:38:00
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If there is someone better than Savage in his role then I've yet to see him, all a case of pride if you ask me!
merlin
05/10/2007 19:18:00
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Toshack will never let Savage back in after all that's been said, but I totally agree with Sparky on this one!
martinr
05/10/2007 20:08:00
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Maybe if we get the maniacs to get rid of Tishack... lets get a new Welsh manager for BomBom!!!
MikeyGamst
05/10/2007 20:11:00
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Speaking on BomBom where is he?!?! He's vanished again.
Hughes Da Man
06/10/2007 19:42:00
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