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Steve Bruce has added another name to his summer acquisitions with the arrival of Tom Ince on a free after his contract with Blackpool expired.

Ince broke through to the Premier League with a goal and an assist in his first competitive match with Crystal Palace after coming over from Blackpool on loan in January. After that first performance though, his star faded with only seven additional appearances (4 starts) that yielded no goals or assists. Still, out of contract, young and blessed with speed and success at the Championship level, Ince was always going to get another chance to settle. His chances comes with a Hull side that will need reinforcements as it faces the unusual combination of European competition and trying to stay up after finishing 16th in the table. It is likely that he starts the season as a key reserve with a chance to earn a starting spot as he gets acclimated.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 7 - 1:49 PM

Hull City continue an aggressive summer transfer campaign with the signing of Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass.

While not all of their efforts have been successful, Hull City can't be accused of lacking for ambition on the heels of their FA Cup final appearance. The club has already made Jake Livermore's loan permanent and chased Jolene Lescott. Snodgrass continues the search for quality players with Premier League experience.
Jun 30 - 10:40 PM

Honduras managed to score their first goal in a World Cup since 1982, and it put them ahead, but Ecuador leveled things quickly and would eventually go on to win in a 1-2 final.

Honduras were on a mission and put in a valiant effort but Ecuador's Enner Valencia proved too much to handle. Maynor Figueroa had a couple of free kick opportunities, but none that seriously challenged Ecuador's keeper. They are not mathematically eliminated yet but would need a miracle to escape group play now.
Jun 20 - 10:23 PM

Honduras XI: Valladares, Figueroa, Bernardez, Izaguirre, Palacios, Bengtson, Costly, Espinoza, Najar, Garrido, Beckeles

Hull City's Maynor Figueroa and Roger Espizona of Wigan Athletic make the starting XI for Honduras while Lactic Juan Carols Garcia does not. Stoke City's Wilson Palacios is in.
Jun 15 - 2:15 PM

Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaijko, Brozovic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Olic, Jelavic

Mario Mandzukic is suspended for the opening match for the Croatians so Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic gets his shot at leading the line against Brazil.
Jun 12 - 3:13 PM

On the back of a successful loan spell, Hull City have been trying to make Jake Livermore's deal permanent but today comes news he may be headed to Crystal Palace instead.

Tottenham have a crowded midfield before you start considering players like Livermore and Lewis Holtby who were loaned out last season. Spurs seem keen to cash in on at least one of those two players this summer. The common wisdom has been that Spurs and Hull City would come to an agreement that would make last season's successful loan permanent. Apparently there may be other suitors after Livermore was linked with Crystal Palace today. Palace could certainly use another strong central midfielder as they look to continue building on a strong second half under Tony Pulis.
Jun 11 - 11:23 AM

Steve Bruce's FA Cup runners up have been linked with a move for Norwich City attacking midfielder Robert Snodgrass.

With the Canaries being relegated it is inevitable that their better and more expensive players will be targets for transfer activity. With Hull City adding Europa Cup to their schedule next season they will need to expand their squad to prevent a step back in the league that they can't afford. Snodgrass would be a solid addition at the suggested price of £4million. He would help mitigate the expanded schedule as well as concern over a thin group of Premier League quality goalscorers.
May 29 - 11:23 AM

Hull City have elected not to offer Robert Koren a new contract and the creative midfielder is being pursued by Championship clubs Ipswich and Charlton.

After starting only 10 Premier League matches and sporadic-at-best action over the second half of the season, the writing was on the wall for Robert Koren after he helped power Hull City into the top flight with 9 goals and 5 assists in 2012-13. The club released the attacking midfielder who appears likely to return to the Championship where his track record indicates he can be a major asset in a promotion campaign.
May 23 - 10:07 AM

Hull City will start McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Chester, Rosenier, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Fryatt, and Quinn against Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Robby Brady and Sone Aluko have both failed fitness checks with Aluko only ready for the bench and Brady not even making that much progress as he is left out of the squad entirely. With starting forwards Long and Jelavic cup-tied Hull is likely to struggle to find viable attacking options.
May 17 - 11:44 AM

Attacking midfielders Robby Brady and Sone Aluko face fitness tests ahead of today's FA Cup final.

This is particularly important for Steve Bruce because his two best forwards - Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic - are both cup-tied and the manager will need to be creative to find the offense to compete with Arsenal. If Brady and Aluko are healthy and can start then the task will be easier, if not, Bruce will need to be very lucky or very good in his attempts to generate a sustained attack.
Source: bbc.com
May 17 - 9:37 AM

Allan McGregor is set to start in the FA Cup final against Arsenal after recovering form and fitness sufficiently for manager Steve Bruce.

With Hull's biggest match of the season on tap today, their number one keeper has won the race to be fit for the occasion. While McGregor isn't among the top keepers in the Premier League, he is the club's number one and they should get a boost from his availability.
Source: bbc.com
May 17 - 9:30 AM

Paul McShane is a strong bet to return for Hull's meaningless Week 38 match to gain some match fitness and give Curtis Davies a rest.

Paul McShane has been on the shelf for quite some time but the timing of his return is fortuitous for Steve Bruce who will likely employ the defender to give his most important defender, Curtis Davies, a rest in advance of the FA Cup Final next Sunday. It is hardly worth picking McShane despite this news but it is at least worth mentioning since his price is 5.7 which makes him a (relative) bargain of a defender.
May 10 - 7:47 PM

With nothing to play for in the league and a huge Cup match against Arsenal next Sunday Curtis Davies is likely to be rested to ensure he is at his best for the FA Cup.

It isn't 100% clear exactly who Steve Bruce will want to rest and who he will want to play to make sure they are sharp and comfortable together but it seems highly likely that the stalwart Davies will be in the former group. With Paul McShane returning from injury the situation seems ripe for McShane to get some minutes to help with match fitness if he is needed as a sub while Davies could use a rest after his breakout campaign in the top flight.
May 10 - 9:45 AM

With both players Cup-tied it is likely that Steve Bruce will rest his first choice strike force in an attempt to give the players likely to start the FA Cup Final some time together.

Hull City have had a strong season for a newly promoted side and get to celebrate a Cup Final in addition to another year of Premier League football for their efforts. The one negative is that newly arrived forwards Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic are both Cup-tied and can't play so Steve Bruce's favored attacking formation won't be available a week from Sunday. As a result, the manager is likely to give extended minutes to players likely to deputize next weekend.
May 10 - 9:37 AM

Allan McGregor has been out of action with various injuries since his ugly collision against West Ham but may win the race to play in Week 38.

Over and above just returning to action, McGregor will want to get some live match action in his bid to play in Hull City's FA Cup Final a week from Sunday against Arsenal. Without a first team match in nearly two months it would be difficult for Steve Bruce to feel good about choosing his usual first choice keeper.
May 10 - 9:30 AM


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