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George Boyd | Forward

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 174

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Steve Bruce handed George Boyd a start upon returning from a three match ban for spitting on Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, and the midfielder rewarded his manager by scoring the game-winner as Hull City defeated Swansea City 1-0.
Boyd had been mostly a fringe player for the Tigers this season, making several more appearances from the bench than starts heading into today's match, but Steve Bruce must have felt Boyd deserved a chance to redeem himself, and the boss was right. Liam Rosenior, who is a crossing specialist, sent another perfect cross to the back post in the latter stages of the first half, and Boyd was there to head it in. Bruce has been a joy to watch manage this season, given the talent he has to work with, changing tactics and shuffling XI's to get the most out of what he has. The win should solidify their place in the top flight next season. Apr 5 - 12:15 PM

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Hull, having spent the early part of the summer bolstering their defense, are now looking to the attack with a bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

There are two solid reasons to make this move. At 23 year-old, the 6'2 Austin has scored 41 goals in 82 matches for Burnley. The combination of his age and scoring in the Championship mean there is some chance he can be a productive forward in the Premier League. Even should that fail and Hull be relegated, he is a proven scorer a level down and would be a great asset to another promotion campaign. Assuming his wages aren't too high, this is a prudent move for Hull.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 02:46:00 PM