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Tom Huddlestone | Midfielder

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 176

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Due to their victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the 5th round of the FA Cup on Monday, Hull City's week 29 match with West Ham United has been postponed to accommodate the Tigers next Cup commitment.
Two more clubs join a growing list of Week 29 absentees as we now sit at only 10 clubs remaining to play, making for difficult decisions ahead for fantasy managers. Steve Bruce mentioned after the match that Tom Huddlestone, Alex Bruce and Liam Rosenior were rested with knocks, so there is a slight shred of doubt to their availability this weekend, but it sounds as if they should be good to go. Feb 25 - 6:22 PM
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With a fairly thin squad, Steve Bruce will welcome opportunity to rest the newly shorn Tom Huddlestone along with Curtis Davies and Allan McGregor against Middlesborough in the FA Cup.

Huddlestone, who has been excellent since arriving from Spurs over the summer, could use a rest. After years as a squad player at Spurs it is likely that he is enjoying being a started and being exhausted by it in equal measure. The opportunity to face off with a lower division opponent offers Bruce the opportunity to rest some of his key starters to ensure that they are fresh for the second half of the Premier League season where so many fast-starting newly promoted sides have found the going tougher.
Source: BBC.com
Jan 3 - 1:21 PM

Tom Huddlestone, after coming on as a substitute against Chelsea, is likely to get his first Hull City start against Norwich this weekend.

Hull looked better as soon as the former Tottenham midfielder entered the match. After seeing that impact, Steve Bruce is highly likely to insert THud into the starting line-up now that he's had a full week of training at the club. Huddlestone's price looks to be a solid bargain at 6.07 now that he's very likely to be starting every week.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 06:51:00 PM

Tom Huddlestone, 26, has joined Hull in a three-year deal for a fee in the region of £5m.

Huddlestone will bring proven Premier League experience to his role of orchestrating the attack from a deeper-lying position. Call him a (very) poor man's Xabi Alonso but that's a pretty good thing for Hull to get. Look for THud to be a solid fantasy bargain early in the season.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 09:08:00 AM

On the heels of rumors that they were in the lead for his services comes a report that Steve Bruce and Hull have agreed to a fee in the £5million neighborhood.

We haven't seen the medical and the official signing yet but this one seems like it is steaming toward a conclusion and it will be a good one for Hull if it does come to fruition. Huddlestone will bring proven Premier League experience to his role of orchestrating the attack from a deeper-lying position. Call him a (very) poor man's Xabi Alonso but that's a pretty good thing for Hull to get. Look for THud to be a solid fantasy bargain early in the season.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Tom Huddlestone has been a popular name this summer and Steve Bruce's Hull City Tigers have been added to the list of teams that might be interested.

Bringing in a player like Huddlestone who is in his prime would be a nice compliment to the veterans that Bruce has been adding in numbers over the course of the summer. What we know about THud is that he isn't good enough to start for Spurs. What we suspect is that he'd be very handy starting for a mid-table or bottom end team in the Premier League. Whether it is Hull, Cardiff, Sunderland or somewhere else, we might finally find out this season.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:18:00 AM

THud has been languishing on the Spurs bench for a few seasons now and a move to a team like Cardiff where he'd play regularly would be good for him.

Cardiff need improvements all over the pitch to compete in their first season in the Premier League. Tom Huddlestone is entering his prime and should be playing regularly somewhere and it is unlikely to happen at Spurs barring a bunch of injuries. He has been linked with Sunderland this summer but a move to Cardiff - who have apparently lost out on Etienne Capoue - would give him a great opportunity. If he moves into a full time role he will be inexpensive in fantasy games.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone is set to join Sunderland in a £5million deal.

A number of outlets are reporting that Spurs have given Huddlestone permission to talk to Paolo Di Canio about a move to the Stadium of Light - and it's a move that makes sense. Hudd's first team football opportunities would've been extremely limited next season following Paulinho's signing and Sandro's return from injury, and Spurs could do with the money to aid their attempts to sign a top quality striker. The 26-year-old midfielder is one of the best passers in the Premier League and would add some creativity to a midfield sorely lacking a key to open opposition defences.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 05:07:00 AM

Brazil midfielder Paulinho's expected £17m move to Tottenham has moved closer after the player revealed he would be leaving Corinthians.

"The other interest we got was of Inter Milan, but the only offer came from Tottenham. The proposal came, we sat down, analysed it and decided. It was a big decision to go to a big club. There comes a certain point when you need new challenges." - these words came directly from Paulinho in a press conference so it appears the deal is almost done. The talented midfielder's arrival is likely to see Tom Huddlestone leave the club. Sunderland are reportedly interested in taking the 26-year old to the Stadium of Light in a £5million deal.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Sunderland hope to sign Spurs' Tom Huddlestone for around 5 million pounds.

Huddlestone isn't the most mobile of central midfielders, but THudd would give Sunderland a bit of stature and excellent passing out of midfield that they've lacked in recent years. He could also take corners and set-pieces. His sale would be another sign that Spurs are confident of signing Paulinho.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 01:12:00 PM

"With the imminent departure of Paulinho", said Corinthians president Mario Gobbi Filho.

Paulinho, who scored Brazil's match-winner today against Uruguay, has been linked to Spurs (and would likely make Tom Huddlestone and/or Scott Parker surplus to requirements). But Real Madrid could swoop in a scuttle the deal. Evidently, we'll know soon enough. After the weekend's Confederations' Cup final most likely.
Source: TeamTalk
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 05:47:00 PM

The Sunday Mirror claim Tottenham are battling Borussia Dortmund to sign Brazil wonderkid Bernard while also lining up a surprise move for Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic.

Bernard is an attacking midfielder who would add some much needed creativity to the Tottenham midfield, and any such deal would push the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Scott Parker closed to the exit. The Mirror also suggest Huddlestone could be used as bait to persuade Fulham to part with Kacaniklic, who is wanted as cover for Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 04:02:00 AM