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Hull City - There's No Place Like Home

A Yorkshire man, a dream and his home town club
Started on 27 January 2020 by OMGItsToddzy
Latest Reply on 1 March 2020 by Justice
A good start for both Hull and their likely talisman, Rhian Brewster.
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3 yearsEdited

Back With An Ang

Angus MacDonald returned to training this week and was met by warm applause in the changing rooms. Tears aplenty it's been a long road to recover for Angus who was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer some months ago. It was a heartbreaking moment for the ex Barnsley center back but the overwhelming support for him really aided his recovery. Angus said "I was lucky to catch it early and to overcome this in just a few months is really fantastic and the support for me has been nothing short of incredible" when asked when he would see himself back playing Angus was quoted "Well that's up to the gaffer, we have a few meetings to catch up and it looks like things won't be rushed but watch out for October, I think I'll be ready by then". These are the types of stories you love to see, good news comes once every blue moon and this will certainly be a gift of optimism and togetherness at the KCOM Stadium for the season ahead.

In other news, there has yet to be any news on a potential suitor for Hull City after numerous attempts to sell the club have fallen through. The fans have held nothing back this season again with numerous chants from the sidelines screaming Allam out. Its been no secret that a mixture of poor performances, overprices tickets and poor ownership has driven fans away from the KCOM Stadium with Hull only managing to fill around half the seats of their KCOM Stadium. Something will surely need to be done to see fans return to West Hull and Caville is hoping he can be the spark to reignite that flame. When asked by local newspaper Hull Daily Mail if the club was aware of the support being driven away from the club Caville's answer was one of optimism " I think it's a definite concern for sure, over recent years there has been a lot of incidents on and off the pitch and ultimately I think the fans are becoming fed up, its not my place to discourage the owners as they have given me this wonderful opportunity, however, I think that reinventing this club from top to bottom and focus on the pitch can help push this club realize the ambitions of every supporter far and wide". Who knows what's to come in the Hull City Sage all we do know is that a fantastic month in August has positioned Hull 8th in the table to points of the play-offs.

September Pre-Phew!

Consistency is key will be reverberating across all of Hull this month with The Tigers set to play another month of Championship Football. September will be sure to separate the boys from the men as form will take hold and we can get our first glimpse of who will be promotion favorites and who's set for further misery. City will be looking to take full advantage of their current form and will be hoping to hit the ground running when they play (Team). A 2-week break will allow tired legs to rest and hopefully see the attacking trio Grosicki, Bowen and Brewster (G.B.B) back to full fitness and form. With an impressive start its no suprise to see Brewstewr picking up young player of the month for August

Hull will have 2 games at home against QPR and Coventry on the 21st and 24th of September respectively whilst the traveling supporters can look forward to trips to 2nd placed West Brom and 10th placed Cardiff City on the 14th and 28th. There are plenty of points to be won this month and Caville will surely be looking to keep on defying expectations and showing the pedigree of what looks like a strong Hull City side this year. A case of injuries may be called into question at some point with the depth wearing thin for the first team and a team with such quality on the field could easily be derailed if key players begin to fall foul to the injury plague. Let us know how you think September will go for The Tigers and we will join you back for a comprehensive review of The Tigers in Septemeber, in the words of Porky Pig "Tha Tha That's all folks..."
What an absolutely banging start for Brewster!! Good luck in September.
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3 yearsEdited

September In Review

September in review... and a positive outcome in areas for Caville picking up 4 points out of a possible 9 in a month of mixed emotion. Games against teams such as West Brom would always be hard but Hull's bounce back ability has shone well and see's The Tigers sit in 6th place in the league. A chance to impress in the cup and progress would likely prove a test and play-off contention still at the forefront of Tigers fans.

Preparing for October will be a challenge for City and below par performances from Kamil Grosicki has led Hull to feel a little uncomfortbale in their build up play. One noticable downfall for Hull will be misplaced passes and being second to the ball in there own half which has contributed to uneeded goals finding there way past Will Mannion. Lets take a look at what happened in Septemeber.

West Brom 2 - 0 Hull City

Optimism looked to be drained from the City players as a powerful West Brom showed that conistency is key and why they are keen to find their way back to the Premier League. Former and sacked Hull City player Jake Livermore would stun the Tigers scoring on 25 minutes with a well placed goal and gave West Brom something to build on at half-time. The puncture wound would be found with an amazing goal from ex Arsenal wing back Kieran Gibbs scoring from the left edge of the box out of the reach of Will Mannion. Hull failed to really make a dent in the game and would travel back to East Yorkshire feeling rather deflated.

Hull City 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

Bounce back ability was key for Hull when they played host to QPR and the itch to get back to winning ways was scrated when Hull took all 3 points at the KCOM Stadium. Young player of the month Rhian Brewster showed his ability once more gicing Hull the lead some 20 minutes into the game. It would become more comfortable just 6 minutes later Brewster would gather his brace with a well worked team move courtesy of Jarrod Bowen. Caville seemed to be happy with the performance and controlled the rest of the game, Brewster was denied his third with tight margins ruling his match ball to be offside but the third goal was not needed with Hull seeing out the game 2-0.

Hull City 2 - 2 Coventry City (Hull win 5-3 on Penalties)

The Carabao Cup Third Round saw Hull City take for granted a strong Coventry City team at The KCOM Stadium. Surviving early dominance Hull managed to take the lead with who else but Rhian Brewster on 34 minutes. Just 3 minutes after the break Bowen would score his first goal of the season after cutting in from the right and slotting home putting Hull teo goals to the good. Eric Lichaj making his first appearance of the season after a pre-seaosn injury would give away a penalty on the 59th minutes and Liam Walsh would revive hope with a cooly finished penalty. Coventry were on the front foot and continued to pressure Hull and persistance paid off when Tennai Watson equalised 5 minutes from time. It would take a big save from Mannion and a no pressure finish from George Honeyman to secure a penalty shoot out victory in what was a shaky affair. If Caville wants to compete with the best then he has his wish as the Fourth Round will see The Tigers welcome Manchester United to The KCOM Stadium on 29th October

Hull City 1 - 1 Cardiff City

Unlucky... Would be the best way to describe the way Hull capped off a fine September labouring to Cardiff who sat 16th place before the whistle. Hull started the game brighlty but Rhian Brewster will be miffed to how he missed a spilled ball from Neil Etheridge and a wide open goal just 16 minutes in. Brewster would soon forget that when Kamil Grosicki took Hull into the lead on 41 minutes clearing up a loose ball in the box. Continuing the same energy into the second half it would be Bowen who would come close seeing his shot roll along the line before being cleared away just 7 minutes into the second half. With just 30 minutes left an ambitios run from Iassac Vassell would see him brought down in the box by Da Silva Lopes with Gary Madine scraping Cardiff level. In a game which saw Hull dominate thoroughly it would be a point a piece come the final whistle with Hull to reflect on missed chances and food for though in the displinary department

Creativity, hunger and passion sums up the way City performed in September but an important reminder to edge carefully when challenging in the opposition in your own area. Caville told media "I'm extremely happy with the way we have played this month and with a bit of luck we could be looking at an eyebrow raising league table, however, the ability of this team and their commitment is second to none and we must allow the team to be praised for their ability to remain competitive in most games"

Hull will see themselves play 6 games in October with the most exiting prospect of facing Manchester United in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round. Providing consistency remains stable and Hull continue to work hard on the pitch and in training there is no reason why they can't beleive they can make a real go of the League this season. You can see the latest table below and join us for the October preview, as always let us know your thoughts because we love to see it, for now its goodbye, stay safe and as always stop conceding penalties...

Toppsy Turvy month there but it looks like we're beginning to see the start of what could be a nice little cup run, hopefully you can go far.
Decent in the grand scheme of things. The prospect of playing Manchester United is still an exciting one for supporters. Rhian Brewster has certainly taken to life at the KCOM fantastically so far.
Think you'd have to accept that West Brom are simply too strong to beat this season with their strength in depth. That's one cracking month though, with cup progress and league wins.
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3 yearsEdited

In the Spotlight

Marcus Henrikson was tipped to be leaving Hull City at the beginning of pre-season feeling as if he had outgrown the club and was stuck in a sinking ship. Two months on and I don't think anyone could be predict that Henrikson would be still at The Tigers let alone putting in performance after performance in both the league and cup competitions. It seems that a new belief has been restored in Henriskson and he says its all down to Caville and his positive philosophy he has instilled within the club. Although things off the pitch are very precarious it hasn't stopped Hull from achieving a 9th place spot at the end of September. Moving on to October Henrikson will hope to keep on catching the eye with his star performances, his incredible touch, vision and passing ability have contributed substantially to the points Hull have battled for so far this season.
Not only have we seen star performances from Henrikson but we have also seen quality on the wing in the form of Jarrod Bowen and the source of all goals Rhian Brewster who City fans will be hoping can keep up consistency as we they approach a 6 game packed month.

October Preview

Stoke City will be first on the cards for The Tigers as the questions can Hull do it on a wet Tuesday night at Stoke. Hull travel the the Bet365 Stadium to 10th place Stoke which will no doubt be a test of Hull's away abilities. The prospect of a home game against rivals Leeds United at The KCOM Stadium will excite many and even cause a selection headache for Caville with the games being 4 days apart. Bielsa see's Leeds sitting third watching West Brom and Fulham with firm binoculars. Hull can look forward to a rest while International Duty takes place before travelling to Oakwell to face struggling Barnsely in the 3rd game of this month. The final two games in the league this month will see The Tigers welcome Luton to East Yorkshire before travlling to Charlton in which 6 points may be necessary.

To round of the month Hull will welcome Manchester United to the KCOM in what will certainly be a spectacular event for the club with players looking to play their trade with the best of the best. There is expected to be a bumper crowd for this game to see the Elite travel to The KCOM which has been a fortress this season so far, progression could well see Hull confident of upsetting the apple cart and with the right attitude a their second major cup final.

Join us when we recap Tigers in review for October and begin to ponder the question of is promotion on the cards for Caville and Hull, until next time adios amigos, lets beat this red.
Looking forward to the outcome of the Man United game!
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3 yearsEdited

October In Review

Mixed bag of emotions is the best way to describe October for The Tigers but away form is certainly something that needs to be addressed by Caville if they are to show they are not just overachieving. Hull took on Stoke City, Leeds United, Barnsley, Luton Town and Charlton in the league this month with a total of 15 points on offer which would certainly be invaluable in Hull's suprising bid for promotion.

Preparing for October was predicted to be a challenge for City but in hindsight you have to feel that the expectation was handled rather well with Hull picking up

Stoke City 2 - 0 Hull City

The Stoke Cliche... would not be one of positivity who saw themselves slump to a 2-0 loss to The Potters which showed some of Stoke's remaining Premier League pedigree. Hull once again hapless away from their home ground and chasing the ball like a dog for large portions of the game. It always seems to come apart in the first quarter of the game and so it would be with Joe Allen netting on 13 minutes. Just 10 minutes later would see Stoke two to the good with Scott Hogan adding to the scoresheet, from there on out Stoke would see the game out and take all 3 points.

Hull City 2 - 2 Leeds United

Fierce Rivalry and Hull City took a late lead for granted against Leeds United. It took City just 19 minutes to find the lead from the spot when Jarrod Bowen tucked a penalty home courtesy of the Leeds defence. It would take till 60 minutes for Hull to become their own worst enemy when poor defending from a corner saw Jordy De Wijs put the ball in his own net giving the game a level playing field with 30 minutes to go. The game was even with both sides showing promise and Hull would be in awe as Jarrod Bowen netted in the 91st minute surely securing a massive 3 points but celebrations would be short lived as once again a lack of concentration saw Kalvin Phillips level it with seconds to go earning both sides a point in a hard fought battle.

Barnsley 1 - 3 Hull City

Match Ball Brewster saved Hull when they travelled to Barnsley after a very unispiring first quarter from the black and amber army. Meritan Shabani giving Barnsely an early lead just 10 minutes in. Hull showed incredible bounce back ability again and whoelse to save the day but Brewster who scored a second half hat-trick to give Hull their first away victory at the third attempt.

Hull City 0 - 2 Luton Town

Unbeaten at home all season a certain 3 poimts turned into a nightmare for Hull when they face recently promoted Luton Town. Another game in which Hull made uneeded errors and misplacing passes which allowed Luton to take full control of the game. Training ground basics Caville echoed as his side dropped all points in an affair which saw James Bree and Callum McManaman scoring in each half leaving much to be desired for Hull in the final league game of October.

Charlton Athletic 1 - 3 Hull City

Alas Hull would seal a comfortable away win with three seperate goalscorers on a fine afternoon in Charlton. It didnt look all to comfortable to begin with when Charlton took the lead through Jonny Williams scoring just 5 minutes into the game. It would soon be level with Rhian Brewster levelling things up on 22 minutes. Jack Rodwell would score his first Hull goal just 5 minutes later giving Hull the advantage at half time. The second half looked well controlled from Hull and Charlton's frustration showed when 3 minutes from time Bowen was brought down in the area. Bowen would follow up to give Hull 7 points from 15 in October.

Hull City 1 - 0 Manchester United

The Carabao Cup Fourth Round saw Hull City welcome Manchester United to The KCOM Stadium for a fiesty affair with progression to the quarter finals on offer. "We haven't got a snowballs chance in hell" one fan tweeted before the game and I'm sure we all would like to have seen his jaw drop when Rhian Brewster headed home on 26 minutes sending The KCOM into pandemonium. United dominated to no supriose but it would be Hull who would take to the dressing rooms with hope and optimism with just 45 minutes of the game left to play. In the second half Hull would battle bravely showing fight conjured from the dressing room and Brewsters mid first half goal. Hull held their own tactically closing down Manchester to secure a victory that will be remebered for generations to come as the final whistle blew The KCOM erupted into a series of cheers and song as Caville and his black and amber barmy army would see themselves enter the hat for the quarter final.

Plaudits all around for Hull who capped off a fine month with progression into the Carabao Cup Quarter Finals and picking up 7 points in 6 games is a great achievement for a team predicted to survive the drop by the skin of their teeth. November will be sure to conjure up some quality football and we can only look forward with optimism after what can only be described as a powerful month of football for everyone involved at The Tigers.

Jarrod Bowen scooped the player of the month award and a very deserving award for a player who seems to be embracing his time at Hull City and it will be no doubt that this will only increase interest in his services with everyone tipping him to move on to greener pastures.

Rhian Brewster with out a doubt has been the player of the season at Hull and his goals have certainly been crucial in Hull's bid for promotion this season. Brewster picked up his second league award of the season which can only bring further confidence to his game, if he keeps up this form Jurgen Klopp may have to look to him as a potential choice for the reigning champions of Europe.

Hull City will make the trip to The Emirates for the Carabao Cup Quarter Finals and Hull will be hoping they can rectify that gutting FA Cup Final loss to The Gunners in what will certainly be a heated game of football. Confidence from the Manchester United game will surely have Hull players beleiving they can upset the apple cart once more and reach the semi-finals of the coveted League Cup.

Well... what a thrilling month it has been, stick around for more comprehensice coverage of Hull City and see what they get up to in Novemeber when we review 5 more games for Caville as we slowly approach the Christmas period. From all of as at Hull City we wish you well, ciao for now.

1-0 vs United? Woah.

Can he do the business at the Emirates?
The loss against Luton could be attributed down to the attention of the players being drawn towards the United clash. Regardless, a fantastic result against them to book your place in the QF's. A tough game awaits once again, but to win the competition you have to beat the best. It could happen, you never know.

The Youth Academy

Robbie McKenzie has shown that whilst not producing a batch of incredible talent, there is still a few budding stars coming throug the ranks at Hull. Caville reportedly joined Hull City with a long term view of overhauking the club and building an established youth academy to ensure they are producing the best footballers they can. This can be seen as players such as Robbie McKenzie now 20 years old has been an integral part of The Tigers defence and continues to show greta intelligence and understanding of his role and duties in the modern game. Hull are currently sitting 10th in the Sky Bet Championship and seem to have picked up a few clean sheets this season. This is not all down to McKenzie as another fine youth prospect who has started all games this season for Hull is Will Mannion. A fine performace against Manchester United showed he can save even the best of quality as he has undoubtfully proven he should be number 1 between the sticks.

Further to this Brandon Fleming has managed to keep Callum Elder and Stephen Kingsley out the squad with his impressive performances catching the eye of Caville. Rounding up the quartet would be Keane Lewis-Potter who is currently on loan at Sutton Utd. Keane has impressed in his loan spell and Caville has been watching keenly with rumours swirling that he may recall the youngster in January if the club can't find sufficient back up for Rhian Brewster and Lewis-Potter will be sure to put in key performances for his chance in The Tigers first team. Overall mixing the youth with the experienced seems to have paid of for Caville who has seen a nice balance in the first team showing quality in large quantities in the first quarter of this campaign. In final news there had been rumours swirling of a potential takeover to releive the Allam's from the club, howver, this was crushed by they directors squashing rumours of any potential sale of the club due to insufficient evidence and no formal request from any suitors being launched.

November to Remember

The Liberty Stadium is where Hull will travel on 2nd September which will no doubt be tough game but following up with two games at home against Birmingham and Middlesbrough who Hull beat in the Carabao Cup First Round. Hull will wrap up with two games on the road against Brentford and automatic promotion contenders Fulham. Caville will want to keep up his push for the play-offs currently sitting 5 points of the pack going into November.

There's questions aplenty such as will Rhian Brewster claim a hat-trick of young player of the month awards, will Henrikson's decling form pick up, will Jardod Bowen stop being good and how will the youth academy prospects fair? Join us for the month in review when we return.
Hull has a decent catchment area to enable talent to be found, so it's certainly not unreasonable for Hull to produce their own talent. Those mentioned give hope to the future.
Looking forward to a surge up the table in the coming months as I expect Brewster to take you in to the play offs!

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