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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 mixed bag of results to date but you are well in the promotion hunt! That result against Man Utd must have left you in ecstasy!
@ScottT - They are certainly giving me a selection headache already

@Imagine - Hopefully we can keep up the form :)

@Justice Consitency as key as we know but yes that Utd victory was wild
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3 yearsEdited

November In Review

Squeeky clean for The Tigers in a month which will have fans and nuetrals alike turning their heads as Hull have shown they are not just riding luck this season. 15 points were on offer this month and Caville took an impressive 13 of these securing an unbeaten month for The Tigers who have now propelled themselves into the play-offs and the automatic promotion hunt.

In theory it would be a tough month for City but they handled expectations in a month full of drama and exitement.

Swansea City 1 - 3 Hull City

Magic at The Liberty Stadium as Hull won their opening game of the month for the first time this season brushing aside Swansea City who did no favours for their own cause. Brewster giving Hull the lead on 26 minutes before Swansea fell from bad to worse two minutes letter with Kyle Naughton seeing red. Markus Henrikson netted the second giving Hull a comfortable half-time lead. There would be last minute drama when Wayne Routledge pulled one back in the 84th minute before nerves were put to rest as Norbert Balogh secured victory in the 94th minute.

Hull City 1 - 0 Birmingam City

Consitent once more in a game which lacked flair compared to previous fixtures this season but Hull showed that even on days such as this they can pick up important points with focus and consistency. Robbie McKenzie would give Hull the goal for 3 points just 9 minutes in. Hull would go on to be dominant throughout with a handful of decent chances which the Birmingham goalkeeper would be equal too.

Hull City 3 - 2 Middlesbrough

Back to Ours as Middlesbrough would face Hull for the 2nd time this season hoping to secure revenge after the 3-1 loss earlier in the season in The Carabao Cup First Round. Hull were dominant in the first half with a goal coming from Jackson Irvine which was powered home 25 yards out. Bowen would add to the sheet 2 minute sintop the second to hand Hull some comfortablility. Middlesbrough did not lay down and found themselves just one goal away from levelling as George Friend scored in the 56th minute. On loan winger Josh Bowler gave Hull their lifeline when he made it 3-1 in the 80th minute but shortly Jonny Howson made Hull nervous as he gave Boro some last minute hope of securing a point on 84 minutes. In the 90th minute a horror challenege saw Markus Henrikson sent off as Hull survived stoppage time to take 9 from 9.

Hull's on loan striker Rhian Brewster picked up an injury in the Middlesbrough game which will see Hull City's goal threat sidelined for around 2 months. This is a massive blow for Hull and options in the goalscoring department seem to be very thin. It will surely be a test of Hull's ability to keep the points coming as they will be much poorer without the Liverpool youngster in theory.

Brentford Town 1 - 2 Hull City

Bowen / Bowler had no trouble picking up the slack for goals as they saw themselves take hull to a fantastic 12 points from 12. Hull would take the lead on the stroke of half time as Jarrod Bowen scored a penalty from the spot. Bowler would net the second on 54 minutes which saw Hull managing expectations well. The hosts got back into the game from Ollie Watkins who scored on the 58th minute hoping to spark a comeback. It wasn't meant to be as Hull controlled and finished the game taking a valuable away win and making it unbeaten going into the final game of the month against promotion favourites Fulham

Fulham 3 - 3 Hull City

Deserving of a point a piece two of the considered promotion contenders this season saw a precited Fulham taking on promotion suprise package Hull. Bowen made it a clean run of penalties when his spot kick fired home in the 8th minute. The combination of Bowen and Bowler will surely cement the view that Hull are not a one man team this season as Hull went 2-0 up just 20 minutes in. Fulham were managing to scrap back into the game but were left bereft of confidence as Bowen but Hull 3-0 up on 37 minutes. In what looked like a definite 3 points it would not be so suprising to see Fulham show why they have been tipped to go back to the Premier Legaue. Anthony Knockaert gathered a goal back on 39 and soon doubled that on the 42nd minute shocking The Tigers and sending both sides into the changing room in a 5 goal first half thriller. Aleksander Mitrovic would then level things on 51 minutes to cancel Hull out in a crazy game. The game would stay even with both sides leaving with a point but it would be Hull still smiling as they secured an unbeaten month and saw themselves sitting in 4th place.

Nothing short of estatic for everyone involved at Hull City and going into the festive period Hull fans will certainly be smiling. The news of losing Rhian Brewster put a dampner on a very good month for The Tigers but quality and creativity have handled expectations with Bowen and Bowler showing their crative dominance

Keiran Caville made it two in a row picking up the manager of the month award and thoroughly deserved with the magic he has worked at Hull this season. The 21 year old was laughed ar pre-season for being so young but it will be Caville smiling as he keeps proving people wrong.

The FA Cup Third Round will see Hull City host Cardiff in what will likely be an even affair. The game will be played on Wednesday 8th January.

Remeber November as Hull have had an outstanding month of football and all eyes will be on this team next month with important league games and that Carabao Cup Quarter Final tie at The Emirates a definite check in the diary of every supporter. Let us know your predictions for next month, the league cup and any general thoughts you have, once more signing off... yours truly.
A great month to go unbeaten that really helps with the progression up the table. Automatic may be a bit of a push being eleven points behind, but still a while to go yet! Brewster has been brilliant so far this season, so losing him for up to two months is a massive loss, hopefully Bowen and Bowler can continue to score in his absence.
That's a brilliant month there mate, dropping points only once? You've beaten some top sides as well
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3 yearsEdited

Allam's Out

Whilst Hull are flying with a new found belief it is no secret that away from the positivity on the field The Tigers have found themselves in largely public stand-off with current owners Assam & Ehab Allam. The Allam's have found themselves at the as the target of an angry mob who with right are standing proud for their football club and their legacy. The Allam'swhilst loved at first infuriated the Tigers fans when he applied to rename the club and to branch out and create a franchise. The Allam's would rename the club Hull Tigers and change the clubs crest. This was originally approved by the FA and the fans had no idea at the time. Feeling betrayed Hull protested to stop the rebranding of a remarkable club and uproar pressured the FA to consider this decsion.

From this the owners where vocal to the media about this and openly critisised fans which turned any ounce left of forgiveness. Since then numbers have dropped rapidly with the club averagintg 10,000 fans last season in 25,000 seater stadium. There have been multiple protests staged, groups to pressure the Allam's to leave the club so Hull could heal from a turbulent history of unstability in the board room. To the current day the club have suffered from the toxic atmosphere and all parties want to move on but a club with such unstabilty and toxic atmosphere a suitor for the club has been hard to come by. On a few occasions there has been consortiums approaching the club bringing back some hope for Hull fans all over but on each occasion this has fallen through.

Tag Todi, Your It

It would seem that the search for a new suitor has worn thin for the Allams and enough has been enough as the Allam's will no longer stick around while a new suitor is found. In an interesting turn of events it looks like the Allam's will appoint a member of the board of directors to be the clubs owner. This whilst not solving the issue entirely will sure to bring celebrations that the turbulent and toxic past can now begin to heal. By no means will it be easy to recover from this saga but the compassion and support of this great club will propell them onto greater things. If the Tigers can keep that focus on the field and if Caville can give the club a dream then there is hope that this club will be full of love once more.

The front runner has been speculated as been Faroese born director Jodi Jonsson. Its speculated that in the wake and destruction of the Allam's that gathering control of the clubs finances is going to be a fierce challenge. Hull would bank on taking that play-off final and securing lucrative funding which could catapult the club from crisis. If a takeover can't be found and finances can't stabalise we could see another club fall from grace as we have seen so sadly before. Time will tell what is in store for The Tigers but we can all feel that the uncertainty is sickly when thought about.

December Preview

Distractions will be needed for Hull and what better than a packed month of football, giant killing ties and a push for the play-offs to keep you from picking your scabs. Hull will kick off the month in a local Yorkshire rivalry with Huddersfield. Then welcoming Wigan to the KCOM it would seem to be a straight forward first two games. 5 games to go in December will Hull travel away as they play Reading at The Madjeski Stadium but all eyes will be on the following fixture when Hull will clash with Arsenal at The Emirates for a chance to steak a place in the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals.

When Hull return to the League they will be back at their home and playing Blackburn Rovers who currently sit 19th. The final two games will be a trip to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road and finishing up at The KCOM against Swansea as we hopefully go into the new year with optimism and positivity.

Its been an emotional ride so far this season and the results on the pitch have sown a new sense of pride in the city in 2019. In what can only be described as a horror show win recent years has seen the pantomine villian leave and the support and togetherness of a wonderful city can put this saga to bed and rise.

We look forward to seeing how Hull fair in December and hopefully there will be a smile on the face of every support during the christmas cheer. Always remeber folks, there is always sunshine after rain and beggings always hide themselves in ends. Thats History for us.

That's a big month coming up, can't wait to see how you fare against Arsenal.
Allam needs to go having run the club into the ground for so many years. A change in ownership will bring a huge mood swing in the fanbase and no doubt the team. Good luck in the upcoming month!
It's about time the Allam's regime was brought to an end.
With the results that Caville is currently getting from his team, with some real backing and an owner who will help lift the club instead of running it down, there is no end to where Hull could go. Excited by this news ahead of a very big month.
Bowen and Bowler really stepped up in Brewster's absence here. Hope these consistent results continue now.
@Aaron - Hopefully we can do the business at The Emirates

@Jack - Hopefully so, something has to change

@ScottT - Couldn't agree more man!

@TheLFCFan - You just love to see it don't you :)

@Imagine - B&B putting games to bed ;)
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3 yearsEdited

December In Review

A Christmas Caville... Hull City will be feeling acomplished after December and a smile on all this Christmas in Hull as Caville extended The Tigers unbeaten run too 12 in the league at the end of this month a run which started late October. Going into the new year their will be plenty of talk as teams look to battle the league out on the other side of a new year. Hull will be looking to secure play-offs and if current form continues the automatic promotion places have this Tiger drooling.

Another tough month of games but Caville would want Hull to put the building blocks in palce for a new year, new club feel to forget the woes of the past. As news has come out that talks between the Allam's and Todi seem to have hit difficulties and this could threaten the resistance of Hull fans healing and coming out of hiding. Off the field things are shaky once more but on the pitch its a whole different story.

Hull City 0 - 0 Huddersfield

Boring Local at The KCOM Stadium as Hull and Huddersfield took a point each at an unthrilling league match. Nonetheless a point keeps Hull unbeaten and ever closer to creating a gap in the play-offs. There had been a few chances in the game but ultimately neither team could find any magical moments in 90 minutes.

Hull City 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic

De Ja Vu once more in a game which lacked any real goal scorring threat. Hull looked to be feeling the effects of top goalscorer Rhian Brewster's injury. In a game in which chances came few and far inbetween it would ultimately another below par performance for a team on a fantastic run. Caville was happy nonetheless and Hull extended tehir run plus one.

Reading 0 - 1 Hull City

Unbeaten Royal as Hull managed a steady 3 points in their first away fixture this month. The Tigers travelled to The Medjaski Stadium and came away smiling when George Honeyman netter on 11 minutes to give Hull the lead. The game was even with both teams showing periods of dominance and possesion. The game would end Hull the victors and looking closely at the closing gap in the automatic promotion spaces.

Double Blow. Hull's winger Josh Bowler who is on loan from Everton sustained a broken foot in the game at Reading which will keep him out for 3 months. This is another big blow for The Tigers as Rhian Brewster and now Bowler who are undoubrfully creative and energetic are now sidelined for the Tigers. January can't come quick enough as Hull will need to invest in the club but tensions in the boardroom could jeopordise this.

Its a fact this uncertainty will only add to the list of concerns on the minds of supporters but they will be looking to Caville to provide hope on the pitch.

Arsenal 2 - 1 Hull City

The Carabao Cup Quarter Finals almost saw Hull City suprise England once more as they gave Arsenal a good game right through the 90 minutes. Arsenal saw themselves taking the early intiative catching Hull off guard when Mustafi headered home a corner on 5 minutes. The attack was relentless as just 2 minutes later Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into a comfortbale lead. The early signs showed that Hull may be in for a hiding at The Emirates but soon saw that fighting power and they reaped what they sow when Grosicki pulled one back on 32 minutes. The game would see both sides carry the battle into the second half with Hull coming incredibly close on a few occasions. Maybe if Rhian Brewster had been fit the final whistle could of been a different different. Arsenal would win the game 2-1 but Hull could take huge confidence in their attempt as they bid to get in the Premier League

Hull City 2 - 0 Blackburn

Back 2 Back for Kamil Grosicki as he netted the first goal of Hull's afternoon just inside 2 minutes. Norbert Balogh would have his chance to prove himself in place of Rhian Brewster. Balogh netted on 32 minutes showing once more that Hull are a force to be reckoned with. The second half was dominated by The Tigers and the saw the game out to take all 3 points and once more extend the incredible unbeaten run in the league.

Luton Town 2 - 3 Hull City

Kenilworth Road was on the cards in for Boxing Day as Hull would face relegation favorites Luton Town. From a nuetral point of view you would certainly expect Hull to win this one comfortably but Luton perhaps made Hull work harder then they have had too all season to secure 3 points. Hull were stunned when Dan Potts put Luton ahead after 2 minutes and it didnt stop there as Luton looked rampant netting in the 19th minute through Harry Cornick. Luckly Hull's most wanted Jarrod Bowen was quick to put an end to things as he got Hull one back on 25. Luton would be going in at half-time looking to see the game out but Jarrod Bowen completed his promise and equalised in the 48th. Comeback complete and the scores level up step Robbie McKenzie who gave The Tigers the lead on 55 minutes with an amazing header out of the reach of the scrambling keeper. 3 points secure and one left to go, Hull once more unbeaten.

Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea City

See You Next Year... Hull would take themselves into the new year unbeaten in 12 when they welcomed Swansea City to The KCOM to round of the Christmas period. If there was anything Hull fans would want to see next year it would be Rhian Brewster in their starting line up and that wish came early as Brewster returned to business as normal being the difference in a close encounter. Brewster's 61st minute goal seperated the Tigets from Swansea and certainly filled the Hull faithful with optimism for the year to come.

10 points from the Automatic Promotion places and Hull have never looked in finer form. December has been Caville's second unbeaten month which has seen them create a 10 point gap of their own as they look to secure a place for the money match in May. Its been a crazy end to the year for Hull on and off the field but we hope to see more of the same come January. I'm sure we will be around to bring you all the latest from the board to the dressing room, transfers and all.
Agonising against arsenal but good to see you're in good stead for play offs this year!
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3 yearsEdited

2020 Go Home

Well January has long since washed away the exitement at The KCOM as off the field new ownership was once again crushed and the saga would continue. The Allam's released a statement saying that hopefull Chairman Todi Jonsson did not have the required criteria to take ownership of the club. In what felt like a smack in the face of supporters the Allam's expressed that they thank the club for its patience in what has undoubtfully been a stressful time.

With unrest in the boardroom to the stands it would seem that Hull are looking at damaging period of time but results on the pitch have told a different story as Caville see's himself sitting 4th in the League going into the new year. Good news that Rhian Brewster is back for the coming year as his goals have been undoubtfully the difference at most times.

Hot Property

Jarrod Bowen has been at the epicenter of swirling rumours surrounding him leaving The Tigers and sources are saying that Manchester United are preparing to make Bowen a United player.

Sources say a valuation of around £8,000,000 would be sufficient but Caville will not prepared a fine prospect and key player for a small amount. There is competition for Bowen with Newcastle and Aston Villa also being linked with the English winger. Bowen has been a talent in which you can build a great team and Hull will be a poorer team in his absence. Caville will be hoping he can keep Bowen and push for promotion to get Bowen the football he clearly deserves.

January Preview

January Blues will likely be the feeling this month but Caville will be hoping he can continue giving the supporters something to smile about. Kicking off the month with a tough rivalry against Leeds United will certainly give some much needed optimism. Hull will have the chance to progress to the 4th round of The FA Cup if they beat Cardiff on the second game of the month. Millwall will come to the KCOM next and Hull will travel to Derby after. The final games will be Bristol City at home and then the FA Cup 4th Round and closing the month will be an away game at Preston North End.

Hopefully Hull can keep the smiles in the stands as the search for a new owner continues and money is looking scarce. Join us when we recap January and the Transfer Window. FIngers crossed folks, we are Hull City!

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