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Offline Fernhurst

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Aaron Hughes released
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:09:08 PM »
Will he now be the last of the Europe team to retire??

Offline bobby01

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 06:34:23 PM »
I thought he was a great unsung player for us, he made brede look good with all the quiet covering he did. One of the best cb we have had imho.

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 06:36:11 PM »
He was outstanding

Wasnt it that he had never been booked?


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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 07:57:51 PM »
Hughes and Hangeland, oh that we had them today. Going back even further I would also settle for Brown and Gale.

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 09:23:29 PM »
A great player for us and a fine unassuming person as well.

Wonder what he will do now??

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 09:31:10 PM »
Give him a job Scotty!


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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 09:33:37 PM »
He was a wonderful defender for us. I think he was rarely booked as well.  :54:

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 10:27:40 PM »
wonder if he has done his coaching badges....

Offline Andy S

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 12:44:21 AM »
A top quality centre back


Offline Vinnieffc

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 01:06:06 PM »
Him and Brede aka The Thames Barrier the best CB pairing I've ever seen at the Cottage (I go back to 1978).

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2019, 04:21:23 PM »
He was outstanding

Wasnt it that he had never been booked?

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2019, 10:49:27 PM »
Him and Brede aka The Thames Barrier the best CB pairing I've ever seen at the Cottage (I go back to 1978).

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2019, 04:27:29 PM »
I thought he was a great unsung player for us, he made brede look good with all the quiet covering he did. One of the best cb we have had imho.
Couldn't agree more - one of the very best CBs we have ever had - so good at reading the situation and anticipating danger in his prime. And, if memory serves, signed by Sanchez from Villa for just £1m, so credit where it's due. Of course, he also signed Hameur Bouazza.....

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 09:12:58 PM »
Best Centre Back pairing ever. I go back to 19961.
We have to  Thank Sanchez for signing ( I think)

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2019, 05:56:02 PM »
You know it would be good to see that Euro final team together again in a warm up friendly at the Cottage again next season.
I wonder what they are all up to now.


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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 06:35:57 PM »
Always thought he made Hangeland look better than he actual was. In fact Roy pulled together a bunch of players that together, brought the very best out of themselves.

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2019, 11:57:58 AM »
You know it would be good to see that Euro final team together again in a warm up friendly at the Cottage again next season.
I wonder what they are all up to now.

They roll out the United and Liverpool legends at the drop of a hat to every charity game going. It’s not a bad thing , I’m sure thousands would go see a game involving say the team of 2010 versus a team of “celebs” or something

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2019, 08:25:53 AM »
You know it would be good to see that Euro final team together again in a warm up friendly at the Cottage again next season.
I wonder what they are all up to now.

It would be a great day out and I, for one, would love the chance to applaud them all one more time. We may have come up just short but that team gave me some of the proudest and most enjoyable days of my life. And for that I will be eternally grateful.

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2019, 05:40:42 PM »
And he started so badly as well, didn’t he s ire a own goal against Blackburn or Wigan, went onto to be a legend, see him filling up with petrol, ( Judy beat juve ) I said can I kiss you 😂

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Re: Aaron Hughes released
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2019, 07:43:59 PM »
He always reminded me of John Dempsey who was probably the best centre half we had up until him (apart from the legend Paul Went of course)

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