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Tom Ince moved to Hull City on a "free" over the summer but apparently free isn't as free as you might think with the Seasiders awarded compensation that could rise as high as £2.3m.

The rules around signing young prospects whose contracts have expired are not the most transparent but the gist is that the club that developed the player is due compensation for developing the player if that player's contract expires and he leaves before the age of 23. The size of the fee is the part that isn't entirely transparent but presumably it is tied to Ince's future exploits for club and country.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 12:09 PM

Hull City remain hopeful that defender Alex Bruce will be ready for action in game week 23 after failing to re-appear for the second half at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday.

Bruce adds to an ever-growing injury list after suffering from a thigh strain although the initial reports suggest that the pull is only minor with a projected absence of between 2-4 weeks. With nine players currently unavailable due to injury or illness Steve Bruce will welcome the opportunity for a much-needed rest this weekend and the chance to heal his walking wounded having fell at the first FA Cup hurdle losing 2-0 at the Emirates in the third round. Alex Bruce is one of four defenders hampered by injury with Liam Rosenior and James Chester currently out long-term while Andrew Robertson could be back in early February.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 20 - 4:43 PM

James Chester became the sixth player to suffer a shoulder dislocation in the Premier League this season – fifth defender - and ninth Hull City squad member to join the current injury list after an awkward fall moments before half-time at the Boleyn Ground.

Steve Bruce confirmed post-match that the full-back would undergo surgery to repair damage to his acromio-clavicular [AC] joint following his shoulder separation although Chester did go for an MRI scan today. Both Patrick van Aanholt and Fabian Delph went under the knife to repair similar problems earlier this season - sidelining them for 62 and 59 days respectively - which fits with the Tigers’ initial prognosis of between 8-10 weeks. The recently recalled Maynor Figueroa – loan spell at Wigan – looks set for an extended spell in the first team with Andrew Robertson, Liam Rosenior and Alex Bruce all out injured .
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 19 - 4:17 PM

With Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez out, the return of Gaston Ramirez and Sone Aluko to training may represent Steve Bruce's best hope for mounting any sort of attack at Upton Park in Week 22.

Neither Ramirez nor Aluko is a sure thing for Week 22 but both at least have a chance after resuming training. No one should be too high on any Hull City attacking players but if you find yourself in a pinch in a single ownership format and need a short term substitute then either player represents at least a solid bet to include a starting attacker in your line-up.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 16 - 9:33 AM

Curtis Davies may not be Steve Bruce's favorite player right now but he's been racking up strong phantom points since being restored to the starting line-up.

Fantasy managers and real life managers aren't always on the same page about the value of a player and Curtis Davies is a prime example of that early in 2015. Rumors have Steve Bruce ready to move on from one of last season's surprises but fantasy managers have been loving performances like the one he gave in Hull City's 1-0 loss in Week 21. Davies intercepted eight passes and blocked a shot in a double digit (Yahoo) performance. As Michael Dawson and James Chester return to health, it will be interesting to see what becomes of Davies and his starters minutes.
Source: Yahoo.com
Jan 14 - 1:11 PM

Steve Bruce confirmed during Fridays’ press-conference that he would be interested in bringing Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo to the KC Stadium on-loan after Arsene Wenger confirmed the player would be available with a team in the Premier League his preferred destination.

Bruce will face stiff competition from the likes of Crystal Palace but the Tigers’ boss may need to go all out to land the French youngster as their injury cursed continued. Hull lost both centre-forwards within 40 minutes of the defeat at the Hawthorns on Saturday while Robbie Brady and Tom Ince were asked to adopt unfamiliar roles but in truth the Tigers’ were toothless losing to a single Saido Berahino strike with less than 15 minutes remaining. After the game Bruce was able to provide an update on the pair with Abel Hernandez expected to miss around a month while Nikica Jelavic would need a scan for suspected knee ligament damage.
Jan 10 - 4:19 PM

Hull City lost the services Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez in the first half due to injury.

Both strikers were forced off before the 40-minute mark. Jelavic was pulled in the 33rd minute and Hernandez came off six minutes later. Robbie Brady and Tom Ince came on as replacements, but the visitors were left without a recognized striker on the pitch. Hull managed just two shots on goal the entire match. Things won't get any easier for the Tigers next Sunday when they travel on the road to face West Ham, a team that is currently ranked seventh in the latest PL standings.
Source: ESPN FC
Jan 10 - 1:29 PM

Michael Dawson will be fit enough to make the squad for Hull City's Week 21 trip to the Midlands to face West Brom.

Out since mid-December with a hamstring tear, Michael Dawson has recovered sufficiently to be included in the traveling party to face West Brom in Week 21. Given the nature of his injury, it is likely that he will be brought along slowly as he regains match fitness. Expect Dawson to start the match against the Baggies on the bench this week with Week 22 a more likely timeframe for a return to the starting line-up.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 9 - 1:28 PM

Hull City will be without reserve attacker Sone Aluko for their trip to the Hawthorns for Tony Pulis' first Premier League match in charge of the Baggies.

Already missing Robert Snodgrass, Andrew Robertson, Liam Rosenior, Gaston Ramirez, and Mohamed Diame and having lost Hatem Ben Arfa to poor form/effort, Steve Bruce will be worried that he is down yet another player for the trip to West Brom. Hull City need every point they can find against their fellow strugglers and a trip to the Hawthorns seems like a solid chance to pick up one or even three. Aluko's injury doesn't appear to be serious but he will definitely miss this opportunity to contribute to Hull City's survival.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 9 - 1:25 PM

Ben Arfa (age 27) had a loan deal with Hull City brought to an early end and his contract at Newcastle terminated before signing an 18-month deal with Nice.

Ben Arfa, who started his career at Lyon, returns to his homeland four-and-a-half years after leaving Marseille to move to St James' Park. He scored 13 goals in 76 league appearances for the Magpies but when Hull manager Steve Bruce ended a loan deal early in December, a route back to Tyneside was not on offer and his Newcastle contract was terminated on January 4.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 5 - 7:29 PM

Gaston Ramirez added to Hull City's injury woes with news that he will be out for about a month with an abductor injury.

Steve Bruce must be wondering what he has to do to keep his players healthy. Already losing Michael Dawson, Mohamed Diame, Andrew Robertson and Liam Rosenior in recent weeks, the Hull City manager indicated that Gaston Ramirez will be out about a month with an abductor injury. On the brink of the relegation zone, Hull City will face some difficult challenges maintaining their spot in the Premier League if they can't keep their best players on the pitch.
Jan 5 - 10:10 AM

Hull City suffered a triple injury blow in the New Years’ Day win over Everton and manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the club are still waiting to discover the full extent of the problems to Andrew Robertson, Gaston Ramirez and Liam Rosenior.

None of the trio will be involved in Sundays’ FA Cup trip to the Emirates and will remain in the treatment room along with Robert Snodgrass, Michael Dawson and Mo Diame although the Tigers’ will welcome Tom Huddlestone, Stephen Quinn and James Chester back from suspension for the third round tie. Andrew Robertson was able to confirm his ankle was not broken although there is suspected ligament damage with Ramirez [groin] and Rosenior [hamstring] both nursing soft tissue injuries which could result in a number of weeks on the sidelines. Steve Bruce will be hoping to come through the game unscathed with Abel Hernandez – suffering from fatigue – and the Hatem Ben Arfa ending his loan spell.
Source: Goal.com
Jan 3 - 5:41 PM

Steve Bruce was said to be "very concerned" after Scottish international Andrew Robertson was stretchered off during the win over Everton at the KC Stadium on January 1st.

The Tigers’ full-back was starting for the first time since tweaking his hamstring in mid-December but his involvement was short-lived as Liam Rosenior was called into action on 23 minutes. Robertson was later taken to hospital for an X-ray on a suspected fractured ankle although the player himself confirmed later that those tests were clear although he would need an MRI scan to check for ligament damage. With 2 wins from 3 Hull have climbed away from the relegation zone but with Mo Diame, Michael Dawson and Robert Snodgrass all suffering significant injuries Bruce may be tempted to spend in the transfer window to provide some much-needed cover. Gaston Ramirez [groin] and Liam Rosenior [hamstring] will also be assessed after limping out of the win over Everton.
Jan 2 - 3:56 PM

Hull City deservedly won at home to a weak Everton side by a score of 2-0.

Nikica Jelavic and Ahmed Elmohamady each scored a goal to give Hull City a 2-0 lead that they held for the entire match. Antolin Alcaraz was sent off for a second yellow near the end of the match, making Everton's defensive struggles even more worrisome. With Tim Howard out, Everton makes for a great matchup for opposing forwards.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 1 - 12:46 PM

Gaston Ramirez could recover from a groin injury in time to feature against Everton at the KC Stadium on New Years Day.

On the score sheet on Boxing Day, Ramirez could give the slumping Tigers a boost if he proves fit for the visit of Everton to kick off 2015. Hull City have been struggling mightily to score goals and pick up points and the visit of reeling Everton could be an opportunity but only if they can manage to score. Ramirez, who has been slow to contribute after a deadline move from Southampton, could help the cause significantly if he can recover and provide some attacking impetus.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:16:00 PM


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