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welshneil
11-10-2015, 11:01 PM
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Hedgehog
11-10-2015, 11:33 PM
Assuming it is not "The" Michael Hughes - that's an odd one... my Google search of Michael Hughes only turns up a B rated actor and a serial killer.

Not the usual candidate to have street named after them her in The US.

East-End Eagle
12-10-2015, 07:42 AM
One of my all time favourites

Seagull-Eater_ Miss_Selhurst_ SE19_denizen
12-10-2015, 08:30 AM
i can never remember an eagle so keen to get the ball. Always wanted it, chased it and asked his team to pass it to him. Even when he had 3 opposition defenders around him, he still wanted the ball

99percent
26-10-2015, 09:29 PM
Very understated status among us , was one of the best midfielders we have had at the club ......ever unbelievable workrate,brave and no little skill and football intelligence

maestro
26-10-2015, 09:30 PM
Very very good left winger in his younger days aswell.

Had the sweetest left foot id ever seen.

Bit if a dirty player though, like to leave a boot in!

ForestGateEagle
26-10-2015, 09:35 PM
What's he upto these days? Anybody know?

mushroom
26-10-2015, 09:35 PM
Love him for what he did to Savage

cpfc4evandeva
26-10-2015, 09:45 PM
What a player but more importantly, what a man.

jaspercpfc
26-10-2015, 09:53 PM
A player who had been in the football wilderness for over a year (The ensuing dispute over who held his registration) when he turned up at Selhurst. He epitomised what football is about, and had a natural love for the game. Not afraid to put himself about, and a scorer of crucial goals. Provided some great memories along the way

maestro
26-10-2015, 09:54 PM
I loved the way he calmly lifted the ball into the top corner with the winning penalty vs Sunderland

Such class.

cappuccinoeagle
27-10-2015, 01:05 AM
What's he upto these days? Anybody know?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hughes_(footballer)#Carrick_Rangers

knowlesyUCLA
27-10-2015, 03:48 PM
Good thread. I remember being chuffed when we signed him on a free (I think?).

The guy was integral to our promotion run in the centre of the park with Derry/Aki. A cracker of a left foot on him and the attitude of a real leader – he, Shipperley and the aforementioned Derry really dragged us through some difficult moments.

Didn’t have quite enough pace for the Premier League but still used his nouse to have an impact at that level.

And what a penalty against Sunderland. What a penalty.

sir_minty
27-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Sadly he's the only player to be binned so far in our Ultimate 25 Man Squad Poll.

Icy
27-10-2015, 05:10 PM
Bit if a dirty player though, like to leave a boot in!

Will always remember him kicking the Portugese winker about 6ft into the air when we played the wankers at home. Ronaldo spent the rest of the game avoiding the ball and Hughes.

Mictor Voses
27-10-2015, 08:25 PM
What a signing on a free transfer. One thing I remember about that promotion winning season was that he seemed to get stronger, better and quicker the more games he played aged 34

mushroom
27-10-2015, 08:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xf7UAcCSKQ

WandsworthEagle
27-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Loved him in a Palace shirt. But his horrible tackle on Robbie Savage who he then got sent off, while playing for his country, is one of my favourite things i've seen a player do on a football pitch

Ogmios
27-10-2015, 08:48 PM
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/51276805-michael-hughes-of-northern-ireland-pushes-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QEqe4MoFEUrAd82wmk4%2FQZDW7R Tk5Wbx3zvv7EBurWg9Domw%2BTELYtj9duxS7mJliw%3D%3D

Would love a high quality copy of this to stick on my wall.

Bognor Eagle
27-10-2015, 09:09 PM
Great player, loved watching him play had everything

Typical Palace
27-10-2015, 11:31 PM
Hughsie obvs had a premonition of what a noxious, toxic pundit tiny brain Savage would become so destroyed him in an act of selfless devotion to Norn.

What a huge pair of tits Savage and Bellamy look with their Pre Game of Thrones closet dodging coiffed blonde locks. Bet they spent more time on their Barnets than their WAGs did on theres. Divorce citing competing desire for the hair dryer. Women not allowed in the bathroom. No room for her hair products in the nouveau mock tudor footballer's mansion bathroom.

jobiinthelastmi
28-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Hughsie obvs had a premonition of what a noxious, toxic pundit tiny brain Savage would become so destroyed him in an act of selfless devotion to Norn.

What a huge pair of tits Savage and Bellamy look with their Pre Game of Thrones closet dodging coiffed blonde locks. Bet they spent more time on their Barnets than their WAGs did on theres. Divorce citing competing desire for the hair dryer. Women not allowed in the bathroom. No room for her hair products in the nouveau mock tudor footballer's mansion bathroom.

Funniest thing for me is that Savage didn't actually do a lot wrong to be sent off :D

adman50
28-10-2015, 02:33 PM
One of my all time favourites and had a quality chant of "Michael Hughes M'lord" to the tune of Kumbya

Seagull-Eater_ Miss_Selhurst_ SE19_denizen
29-10-2015, 11:14 PM
the greatest accolade must be that michael always wanted the ball.

Eagle El
02-11-2015, 08:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xf7UAcCSKQ

Still love that!!

foresthillbilly
03-11-2015, 08:59 AM
Love him for what he did to Savage

One of my finest bits of football memorabilia is a photo of Michael swinging, and Savage leaning back, with his feet 6 inches off the ground,....signed by the great man.

smileysmith
03-11-2015, 11:00 AM
One of my finest bits of football memorabilia is a photo of Michael swinging, and Savage leaning back, with his feet 6 inches off the ground,....signed by the great man.

:lux::p

No4 Son
03-11-2015, 12:13 PM
Great great player for us! Really got everyone going and drove us forward when needed.

Pub Idol
03-11-2015, 01:37 PM
Great when a player is a worker, bit dirty and has skill as well.

When we signed him and ships I think we all thought that was two great free transfers to get in pre-season.

ammiller
03-11-2015, 01:59 PM
Great when a player is a worker, bit dirty and has skill as well.

When we signed him and ships I think we all thought that was two great free transfers to get in pre-season.

So the 2 signings by Stevie Kember pre-season were free transfers.
At The Millenium, one scored the winner and the other was awarded Man of the Match.

Pub Idol
03-11-2015, 07:38 PM
So the 2 signings by Stevie Kember pre-season were free transfers.
At The Millenium, one scored the winner and the other was awarded Man of the Match.

He also gave Johnson a prolonged run in the team. He like Boring Trev played his part in the promotion of 04.

Typical Palace
03-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Funniest thing for me is that Savage didn't actually do a lot wrong to be sent off :D

Yes, so true. It's brilliant. Makes him blub

mcmean
26-11-2015, 11:09 PM
Anyone got the video of his diving header against Norwich? Brilliant, started the come back

cranesparkeagle
10-01-2016, 09:34 PM
What's he upto these days? Anybody know?

I watched the Fantasy football show last night which featured one Iain Dowie. Yeah I know but bear with me. He named 3 Palace players in his side, Coleman, Southgate and... Michael Hughes. They asked the same question. I gather Hughes owns an Irish league side but I didnt catch which one so if any of our Irish chapter are reading this? I should add I think that year out probably added to hunger and desire when he knew he was already something of a veteran when he joined us. It was Kembos best managerial moment signing him

sherrifbart
10-01-2016, 09:51 PM
Michael runs his own football Academy,it is in Carrickfergus,and is also chief exec. of the Carrickfergus Football club.

DARZET EAGLE
11-01-2016, 09:08 AM
He was a real dynamo in midfield making 127 appearances for us, the most for any club in his career. I believe he had a contract dispute with his previous clubs Birmingham and Wimbledon before signing for us which kept him out of the game for a year.

jobiinthelastmi
11-01-2016, 10:33 AM
He was a real dynamo in midfield making 127 appearances for us, the most for any club in his career. I believe he had a contract dispute with his previous clubs Birmingham and Wimbledon before signing for us which kept him out of the game for a year.

He did have a broken leg in between that too I think?

RDSdaEAGLE
11-01-2016, 10:52 AM
His goal against Stoke, where he ran through the middle of the pitch while flicking the ball up, is one of my favourite goals ever. He was fantastic alongside Aki Riihilahti.

DARZET EAGLE
11-01-2016, 11:45 AM
He did have a broken leg in between that too I think?

Yes he was injured whilst out of football prior to joining Palace.