Just what do you expect from Hughes?

PUBLISHED: 16:30 18 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:13 14 September 2010

Just what do you expect from Andy? IT's a fine line between love and hate, that's what people say. And that's how The Man feels about our midfield talisman Andy Hughes.

Just what do you expect from Andy?

IT's a fine line between love and hate, that's what people say.

And that's how The Man feels about our midfield talisman Andy Hughes.

I've always said that if a City player puts the effort in, I'll back him.

Unfortunately, some of Andy Hughes' passing this season has led me to re-assess the situation.

However, I would never, ever, advocate getting on a player's back during the game.

A few fans were starting to give AH stick during the illuminating Seagulls encounter.

Some, albeit humorously, were giving him the ironic Mark Hughes style “Hughsie” chants.

Now, Andy Clap is not the most gifted footballer we have ever had, but he is no different to the footballer we signed from Reading.

If we'd signed Zidane and he was now spraying balls into the upper Barclay, then we would have cause for complaint.

But AH is simply an honest footballer, doing the same job he has always done.

If NW decided he was worth spending £500,000 on that is not Hughes' fault. That lies with Worthy, the board and the relevant scout.

The same applies for Etuhu.

The Man used to take a lot of pride in the fact we were a club - unlike someone like Wolves - that would give players a chance.

We've all been disgusted with how the season has unfolded, but to start turning on players would be out of order.

I know it's only a small minority, but come on, it hardly fits in with the notion of being a supporter.

The Man will be the first to admit he's harped on about the weaknesses of our players this season.

But let's keep that talk to the pubs and message boards, not during the 90 minutes.

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