Hull City

Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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Alex Bruce, Steve Bruce and the entire Bruce family have been relegated after a final day draw with Manchester United.

Hull City needed a win and a Newcastle draw to stay up. Instead they got a draw and a Newcastle win meaning they will be relegated. Hull City supporters will be frustrated that they couldn't even manage a goal in their effort to stay up...even after Marouane Fellaini was sent off in the 77th minute.
May 24 - 12:27 PM

Jake Livermore, who remains suspended for a positive drug test, will be Steve Bruce's only enforced absentee for their season finale against Manchester United.

It is all on the line for Hull City as Manchester United come to the KC Stadium looking to guarantee their former player Steve Bruce and his charges are relegated. Hull City need to win against the fourth place team in the league and get help from West Ham who must win or draw at St. James' Park for Hull City to stay up. Bruce will likely name an unchanged side for the match which means Nikica Jelavic, Dame N'Doye, Ahmed Elmohamady and Robbie Brady are likely the most interesting fantasy prospects.
Source: BBC Sport
May 22 - 10:54 AM

James Chester certainly exerted himself in trying to keep Spurs at bay but they dropped yet another decision as relegation looms.

Winning at White Hart Lane was always going to be difficult for Hull City regardless of who had what on the line. Spurs just have more talent. James Chester did his best to beat back that talent with five interceptions, two blocked shots, and three tackles won. Sadly for Steve Bruce's men, it wasn't nearly enough as Spurs scored twice and kept a clean sheet pushing Hull City closer to relegation.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 21 - 3:51 PM

Nikica Jelavic returned to the Starting XI for Steve Bruce's side but it was not enough to get their attack to produce a goal as Hull City suffered a 2-0 loss at White Hart Lane.

Jelavic may have had the best chance for the Tigers today when he clanked one off the corner of goal from close range in the second half. Otherwise, it was little for Spurs to do to keep them out as Hull's opportunities were limited by a considerable disadvantage in the possession battle. Now, in order to stay up, Hull have to win next weekend and either Newcastle needs to lose their remaining game or Sunderland would need to drop all six of their possible points from the two matches they have left in order to stay up. It will be Manchester United left for Hull.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 12:06 PM

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore has been suspended for the final two weeks of the season following a positive test for cocaine.

Steve Bruce will be doubly mad about Livermore's suspension. There's the normal aggravation that a manager has with a player who gets suspended for something entirely avoidable. This is compounded by the fact that Hull City are fighting for their Premier League lives and now they'll have to do it a man down. Whether there will be longer term ramifications for Livermore will likely be revealed over the summer.
May 16 - 7:11 AM

Nikica Jelavic was a substitute again in Week 36 as Hull City dropped a 1-0 decision to Burnley and Steve Bruce will have to decide if another week of recovery is enough to start the forward.

With a trip to White Hart Lane up next for Hull City as they look to crawl out of the relegation zone, Steve Bruce faces a difficult decision on Nikica Jelavic. The Croatian forward has been injury-ravaged for the second half of the season and has only been fit enough for substitute duty the past two weeks. Bruce, desperate for three points on Saturday, will have to decide if he is willing to risk starting Jelavic and potentially having to substitute him off early or continue bringing him off the bench. The combination of the match-up and the uncertainty are enough for fantasy managers to avoid Jelavic at all costs.
Source: espnfc.com
May 15 - 10:05 AM

Tom Huddlestone bounced back from a disastrous outing against Arsenal but Hull City dropped a 1-0 home decision to Burnley to push them closer to relegation.

Tom Huddlestone had a shockingly bad match against Arsenal on Monday. Personally, he rebounded to at least some extent with a shot on target, two corners won, a blocked shot, a pass intercepted, a tackle won, and a successful cross. It was not enough, though, as Hull City couldn't score against scrappy Burnley and lost to the already-relegated Clarets 1-0 at the KC Stadium. Not good news for Steve Bruce's men as they face Spurs and Manchester United over the final two weeks as they search for survival.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 14 - 9:50 AM

Southampton loanee Gaston Ramirez will miss the final 2-games of the season after picking up an injury in training last week.

Hull face a tricky trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday before Manchester United visit the KC Stadium on the final day and Steve Bruce knows that his side must take at least 2-points to give them any chance of beating the drop. However Ramirez will not be a part of the Tigers’ squad after suffering from his eighth muscular problem of the campaign – a hamstring strain – meaning the attacking midfielder returns to his parent club earlier than expected for treatment. Hull also confirmed this week that Mo Diame underwent surgery in France to cure a persistent knee problem – tendinitis – a procedure which is expected to take around 3-months to fully heal.
May 14 - 1:54 AM

Robbie Brady was tantalizingly close to goal twice on Saturday but Hull City couldn't score and dropped a 1-0 decision to now-relegated Burnley.

The result was no good for either side as Burnley were relegated by virtue of Leicester City's win over Southampton while Hull City were dragged into the relegation zone with the combination of their loss, Newcastle's draw with West Brom, and Sunderland's win over Everton. Steve Bruce resisted the urge to start Nikica Jelavic who is coming off an injury but there just weren't enough chances and now Hull City head into their final two matches at White Hart Lane and against Manchester United at the KC Stadium needing points from strong opposition.
Source: espnfc.com
May 9 - 12:44 PM

Nikica Jelavic is coming off a troublesome knee injury but he may be inserted into the starting line-up in an attempt to keep Hull City from the drop.

It's all hands on deck time for Steve Bruce as this weekend's match with Burnley could be his last chance of the season to pick up three points. With difficult opposition in Weeks 37 and 38, the would-be Tigers need the points and Steve Bruce is likely to take a risk by starting Jelavic. When he has been healthy, Jelavic has been effective and he was fit enough to come off the bench on Monday. As far as value goes, Jelavic is a solid bet to return some value if you're in a pinch in single ownership formats.
May 8 - 1:51 PM

Jake Livermore was poor against Arsenal on Monday and now faces a late fitness test ahead of Hull City's massive match against Burnley at the KC Stadium.

If Steve Bruce is going to get the Livermore we saw on Monday - misplacing passes and being dispossessed in inopportune parts of the field - then maybe he'll be hoping that Livermore fails his fitness test. At his best, Livermore is an integral cog in Hull City's midfield but that certainly wasn't the case against Arsenal. With Hull City needing three points in the worst way, Bruce will likely be conservative with any injury decisions.
May 8 - 1:48 PM

Time has been called on Mohamed Diame's sputtering attempt to return to the squad as he underwent another procedure on his troublesome knee that will rule him out for the season.

There were definitely some highlights from Diame's time as a fit player for Hull City this season but the injured days far outweighed the fit days over the second half of the season. The gangly midfielder got some playing time over the past month or so as he tried to return for a late-season push but it wasn't to be. With relegation a real possibility, it may be that Diame has played his last match for the club.
May 8 - 1:44 PM

Nikica Jelavic returned to first team action on Monday with a ten-minute substitute appearance against Arsenal.

He wasn't able to do anything to influence the outcome of this week's match but the return of Nikica Jelavic may have some influence in the battle to stay out of the third relegation spot. When he's been healthy, Jelavic has been a productive player for Hull City and managers looking to pick up a useful player in single ownership formats, Jelavic may be available on waivers after a second half of the season riddled with injuries. If you can pick him up on the cheap then it might be a solid get.
Source: espnfc.com
May 6 - 4:50 PM

Ex-Spurs performed poorly in midfield against old rivals Arsenal as their give-aways fueled a 3-1 Arsenal win.

Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore arriving at Hull City in the summer of 2013 was seen as very good business for Steve Bruce's side, it certainly wasn't on Monday as the pair conspired to ignite multiple Arsenal attacks. One such give-away led to the foul and free kick that Alexis Sanchez turned into Arsenal's first goal. There were more give-aways that had consequences ranging from good chances to nothing serious but as with so many of Hull City's acquisitions under Steve Bruce, things started out well enough but the value hasn't been sustained.
Source: espnfc.com
May 6 - 4:42 PM

Ahmed Elmohamady continued his strong fantasy production with an assist on Hull City's lone goal against Arsenal in the 3-1 loss at the KC Stadium.

After 17 fantasy points last week we wrote about the surprise that Ahmed Elmohamady is Hull City's leader in fantasy points this season. He didn't disappoint in Week 35 with an assist, three successful crosses and a tackle won. It wasn't a transcendent performance by any stretch of the imagination but when looking for players in single ownership formats heading into next season (assuming Hull City stays up) Elmohamady isn't a bad value play, even more so if he's listed flexibly as both a defender and a midfielder.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 6 - 4:37 PM



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