Hull City

Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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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

Ahmed Elmohamady's errant pass found white hot Peter Odemwingie just outside the box and the Stoke forward fired it home for the only goal of the day in Hull City's 1-0 loss to the Potters.

Overall it has been a strong season for Elmohamady but a lone mistake today cost his team a point. The trip to the Britannia Stadium is never an easy one for mid-table opposition and today proved no different as Stoke put up a defensive wall and even won the possession battle. Elmohamady's errant pass ended up at the feet of the wrong player, the in-form Peter Odemwingie, and that was the difference between the sides.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 29 - 1:28 PM

To add injury to insult, Allan McGregor is suffering from a kidney contusion in the wake of his collision with Mohamed Diame yesterday which also saw him sent off.

McGregor isn't going to play in Week 32 regardless due to his red card suspension but he will see a specialist after spending Wednesday night in the hospital after his collision with Diame. Managers who may be interested in keeping him on their bench at a low price will get more news after his evaluation. In the meantime, Steve Harper and Michel Vorm are solid low-priced alternatives with good match-ups in Week 32.
Source: @Physioroom
Mar 27 - 10:54 AM

James Chester's 54th minute own goal saw Hull City fall behind and ultimately lose in a controversy-filled match at Upton Park.

Hull City did well to fight back from a 1-0 first half deficit on the strength of a 49th minute Nikica Jelavic deflected goal. Unfortunately for Steve Bruce's men, James Chester's attempted clearance ended up in the back of the Hull City net for the final 2-1 score. Hull City were fighting uphill after Allan McGregor was sent off in the first half for taking down Mohamed Diame in the box. Mark Noble scored the ensuing penalty but Hull City equalized when Tom Huddlestone's free kick was directed home by Jelavic. The respite for Hull was short lived as Chester's miscue came a mere five minutes later.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 26 - 5:52 PM

Allan McGregor was at the center of a first half controversy as he was sent off for bringing down Mohamed Diame in the box. Mark Noble scored the resulting penalty for a 1-0 Hammers lead.

The play in question had a lot of moving parts. Mark Noble made a great run and saw his entry pass ricochet off of Diame's arm. Diame's touch put him in on McGregor who upended the midfielder who was in alone on goal before he could get off a good shot. The ball was cleared off the line by a defender with no call initial penalty call. After consulting with his linesman, who apparently didn't see Diame's touch, Mike Dean sent off McGregor and awarded West Ham a penalty that Mark Noble converted.
Mar 26 - 5:11 PM

Shane Long will be evaluated after coming off in the 77th minute of Hull City's 2-0 win over his former team West Brom on Saturday.

Shane Long has only come off the pitch two other times since coming to Hull City in January and one of those was as a time wasting tactic with his team up 2-0 in the dying minutes. The fact that he came limping off after 77 minutes on Saturday may seen him miss some Hull City's midweek match. Watch this space for further updates covering Week 32 and beyond.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 24 - 11:57 AM

Hull City climbed three points closer to safety as Liam Rosenior and Shane Long scored and Allan McGregor and the defense closed the door.

The only Hull player who will be disappointed with his day is Nikica Jelavic who had a penalty saved in the 31st minute. Shane Long continued his great form (3 goals and an assist in 8 matches) since moving from West Brom to Hull City. The Republic of Ireland forward came back to haunt his former team by winning the penalty that got Hull their first and then scored the second himself.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 22 - 1:09 PM

Hull City looked to be heading for a possible upset after Manchester City went down to ten men only ten minutes into the match, but the Tigers could not convert their chances and allowed the Sky Blues to take the points in a 0-2 loss.

Nikica Jelavic was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity early when he was tackled by Vincent Komapny, but the man advantage would not help their cause for the remainder of the match. If anything, it made Manchester City a more focused group. Jelavic went on to have a few more chances and put in a good shift, but he could not find the net. George Boyd had a huge chance in the 68th minute, but took a dive in the box rather than attempt to score, a move that should have been carded but instead Joe Hart would get a yellow for his unsporting behavior after the non-call. Hull have a double gameweek on the horizon, and the fixtures are pretty kind, so there are prospects to consider from the Tigers in spite of a poor fantasy day from the club.
Mar 15 - 11:02 AM

Hull City were rather disorganized and paid for it in a 1-4 loss against Newcastle United, though Curtis Davies was able to deliver his third goal of the season.

Hull were in this one, and could easily have been ahead, but nothing went right and they made more and more mistakes as the game went on. In the beginning, a fine double save by Tim Krul led to a counter attack which the Tigers failed to contain, giving them the early deficit. Then a terrible attempted pass by Maynor Figueroa back toward the keeper was not weighted properly and allowed Loic Remy to score. Another Newcastle attack was blundered when Allan McGregor spilled a Yohan Gouffran shot which resulted in yet another goal. However, if you paid the premium price for Curtis Davies, you were rewarded with his 3rd goal of the season, as he headed home a free kick delivered by Tom Huddlestone.

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.
Source: Twitter
Feb 25 - 6:22 PM

Nikica Jelavic continued his resurgence, scoring twice as Hull City rolled over Cardiff City 0-4.

Hull City took advantage of a dire Cardiff defense, creating space with ease and finishing on their chances. Regardless of how poorly the Bluebirds defended, the Jelavic/ Shane Long partnership has begun to look somewhat dangerous and Jelavic has shown he can score multiple goals in the Premier League, making him somewhat on the fantasy radar, especially in upcoming weeks with several clubs not playing. Along with scoring twice to give him three goals in three matches, he was involved in the opening goal from Tom Huddlestone.
Feb 22 - 2:02 PM

The Hull City attacking midfielder has been ruled out of his team's Week 27 trip to struggling Cardiff City.

Remember when Brady was one of the early season fantasy surprises and we were all excited that he was coming back from hernia surgery early? That was mid-November and he's only played a full match once since and has been a sporadic substitute as he nurses a groin injury. Whether he is unlucky or the quick return undermined his health isn't clear but if he were an Arsenal player we'd all be saying "here we go again". A shame really but maybe he'll be cheap again going into next season.
Source: @Physioroom
Feb 20 - 2:33 PM

Shane Long hit the post with a glancing header on Tuesday but couldn't convert as Hull City fell to Southampton at home.

Shane Long has been in fine form since his arrival at Hull City having scored twice including a winner over the weekend. On Tuesday against Southampton the forward went close hitting Artur Boruc's post but neither he nor his teammates could break through with a goal. Nikica Jelavic had a couple of half attempts on goal but none were as close to finding the back of the net as Long's header. With the bottom half of the table incredibly bunched, Hull could see themselves drop from 10th on Tuesday morning to as low as 15th and perilously close to the relegation places.
Feb 12 - 10:17 AM

Shane Long and fellow new recruit Nikica Jelavic both scored in Hull City's 2-0 win over Sunderland.

The Tigers' effort was aided greatly by a fourth minute red card to Wes Brown but given that advantage Steve Bruce's men made no mistakes with the rest of the script. Shane Long put Hull City ahead after 16 minutes and Jelavic gave them an insurance goal. The three points saw Hull City move to the top half of the table. That good news was supplemented by substitute appearances by three key players returning from injury - Robbie Brady, Sone Aluko and Robert Koren. An excellent weekend all around for Hull City.

Sone Aluko has been out since early November with an Achilles injury but may return to the Hull City line-up for their match against Sunderland.

Aluko's return should be monitored by fantasy managers but no one should be jumping in until he a) is a sure starter; b) he proves himself healthy; and c) his role in Hull's revamped line-up becomes clear. Give it at least a couple of weeks before you jump in and then only in the event of a favorable match-up for the Tigers.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Feb 7 - 7:32 PM


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