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Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has no doubts at all that Robinho sees his future at Eastlands.

Hughes defends huge agent fees

Mark Hughes has defended the vast sums of money Manchester City have spent on agents over the past 12 months.

Barry wants Robinho to stay at Manchester City

Gareth Barry has urged Brazilian star Robinho to stay at Manchester City, and claimed: "Any team in the world would welcome him."

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The latest episode of our crime reporter's job swap with his counterpart on the 'Baltimore Sun' looks at how justice works on either side of the pond

Mark Hughes in Baltimore: 'Wire' star joins real fight against crime

The latest instalment of our crime reporter's job-swap with his counterpart at 'The Baltimore Sun' focuses on community efforts to tackle the US city's crime problem

Robinho staying at Manchester City insists Hughes

Mark Hughes insists Robinho's future still lies with Manchester City.

Mark Hughes in Baltimore: The trials of 'Baltimore's Boris'

In the latest instalment of our crime reporter's job-swap with his counterpart at 'The Baltimore Sun', the combustible relationship between politicians and the police force in the Maryland city comes under the microscope

Mark Hughes: 189 homicides this year – this is The Wire, only real

In our week-long job-swap the Independent's crime correspondent finds himself amid the Maryland city's drug wars

Mark Hughes In Baltimore: Just minutes after I arrived, I was at the scene of a shooting ...

Today marks the first part of a unique collaboration between The Independent and The Baltimore Sun in which our crime correspondent, Mark Hughes, swaps places with his counterpart, Justin Fenton. From the streets of Brixton to Baltimore's projects, we’ll report on the reality of crime in Britain and Baltimore to find out if the shadow Home Secretary is right when he said our streets are going the same way as those portrayed in the US TV series The Wire

Mark Robins: 'Has Sir Alex thanked me for saving his skin? No'

Weeks after arriving at Barnsley, Mark Robins faces his old boss in the Carling Cup tonight. He tells Tim Rich about the goal that kept the Scot in his job 19 years ago, and why he looks back on the Old Trafford days with regret

Robinho unlikely to return until late November

Manchester City have been forced to put Robinho through a new regime of treatment on his ankle after being told that he is still another two weeks away from recovery having broken a bone in it.

Kompany signs new Manchester City deal

Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City.

Set pieces give Mark Hughes cause for optimism

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes believes his side have added an extra tool to their armoury and become dangerous from set pieces.

The nastiest coaches in sport

Sport is a chippy business, there's no doubt about it. Whether it is Mark Hughes and Sir Alex Ferguson exchanging barbs or Netball coaches in Australia getting nasty, it seems that the most successful coaches and managers might be the most aggressive.

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