Thursday, 12 March 2009

Winter on Sparkyisation

Well, almost.

Henry Winter previewed City v Aalborg today by writing about Hughes' desire to impose himself on the club, in order to make us mentally stronger:
Hughes had moved on, but he knew all about the time and effort, the mistakes and the lessons endured en route before United found their reward. In detailing his ambitions for his present club, Hughes talked of City as "they'' and his management team as "we''. He was determined to impose "our" philosophy on "them'', particularly in building a team and mentality capable of winning a competition like the Uefa Cup.

"It's been too long,'' said Hughes of City's 33-year wait for major honours. "For the amount of time they've been in the top tier of football they should have won more trophies. We are trying to change the mentality of everyone here and that takes time. But we are starting that process and will be helped if we can progress in trophies like the Uefa Cup. We're in good shape. That first trophy is important to everybody. [emphasis added]

This is along very similar lines to what I wrote yesterday.

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