Hull City

Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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Curtis Davies hasn't lived up to his performances from last season yet but Week 6 saw him at least start to approach those levels despite the 4-2 loss to Manchester City.

Curtis Davies was an absolute stud last season. Despite his team not notching an exceptional number of clean sheets he won enough tackles, blocked enough shots and intercepted enough passes to make himself one of the better fantasy defenders available in leagues that give credit for those sorts of things. He started the season significantly off of that pace but picked it up against Manchester City with two blocked shots, five passes intercepted and three tackles won. In leagues that take points away from defenders for goals scored against, he probably didn't have a great week but it was good to see him producing defending stats like he did last season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:02 PM

Abel Hernandez was back among the goals in Week 6 propelling him to a solid fantasy week in just about any format.

Hernandez has been up and down for sure with a strong debut effort against West Ham followed by a down match against Newcastle. He rebounded this week with a strong outing against Manchester City despite Hull City only scoring one goal on their own (the other was an Eliaquim Mangala own goal). In addition to the goal he was credited with two shots on target and two fouls won with a pass intercepted thrown in for good measure. Hernandez is still fairly dependent on scoring to get his fantasy points but the evidence so far indicates that he'll do that reasonably often which makes him a solid starter in unique ownership formats and a potential spot starter for the right price in salary cap leagues.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 1:57 PM

Hull City continued their frustrating form by conceding four goals to the defending champions at home.

Hull City have consistently allowed second half goals to squander points. This time around they managed to draw even after going down 2-0. From that spot they conceded two goals and it could have been more as the Tigers appeared to tire as they allowed City to attack relentlessly. Abel Hernandez did continue to prove his worth by drawing and converting a penalty for City's second.
Sep 27 - 12:08 PM

David Meyler sustained a back injury in mid-week against West Brom in League Cup action and may or may not make it back in time for Hull City's Week 6 match with Manchester City.

It is likely that Meyler would have dropped back to the bench for Hull City's match-up with the defending league champions as his start against the Baggies came at the expense of rested central midfielders Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone. It is only worth noting because it likely means that neither of those players is as likely to get a late match substitution because Meyler may not be available.
Sep 26 - 11:37 AM

Robbie Brady assisted on a Tom Ince goal and then scored one of his own but it wasn't enough as Hull City let a second half lead slip away for the third match in a row.

First it was West Ham United coming back from two one goal deficits to gain a 2-2 draw with Hull City. Then it was dire Newcastle coming back from two down in the second half for a 2-2 draw this past weekend. Now Steve Bruce has to be genuinely worried as his side have let a third second half lead in a row slip away to modest opposition. This time the result was a 3-2 loss and elimination from the Capital One Cup. Not a good trend for a team that was dangerously close to the drop last season despite their FA Cup final appearance and some famous results.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 24 - 7:24 PM

The initial Abel Hernandez high after his first match was tempered in Week 5 when with a tepid follow-up performance against Newcastle.

Hernandez has looked active each time he has played for Hull City but the results for fantasy managers have been widely divergent from Week 4 to Week 5. In Week 4 he scored and totaled 16 points in the Yahoo format. In Week 5 he managed only a single fantasy point while failing to register a shot on target. The long term concern for his fantasy value is that his worth is entirely predicated on him scoring. That isn't good unless he turns out to be a 15+ goal/season scorer.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 4:34 PM

Mohamed Diame scored for the second time in his two starts for Steve Bruce at Hull City.

Steve Bruce is starting to look like a transfer genius. He brings in a struggling Shane Long who doubles in value within seven months. He brings in a slumping Nikica Jelavic who starts scoring goals again. For his most recent trick he has brought in Mohamed Diame, a player who has never had more than four goals in an entire Premier League season, and promptly seen him score two goals in two matches. Throw in that both have been of the highest quality and we may have another great acquisition from Steve Bruce. For Yahoo players that's 30 points in two weeks for Diame.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 4:30 PM

Ahmed Elmohamady returned an assist and a strong overall performance for the second straight week in Hull City's Week 5 draw with Newcastle.

It is a shame for fantasy managers that most fantasy formats list Ahmed Elmohamady as a midfielder because he is typically playing as a right back these days but still getting forward and getting attacking points. Hull City aren't keeping many clean sheets so the mis-classification isn't likely hurting his value too much but after two straight weeks with an assist and a double-digit Yahoo format in Week 5 he would be a great buy as a defender. As it stands he's a solid buy against mediocre competition as a midfielder.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 4:14 PM

With three goals in five matches so far this season, Nikica Jelavic is repaying Steve Bruce's faith in the former Everton man.

Steve Bruce was widely panned for his purchases of Shane Long and Jelavic last January but after Long yielded a massive short term profit, Jelavic has provided the goals that the manager hoped he was getting for his money. With three goals in five Premier League matches this season Jelavic more closely resembles the player who won PL Player of the Month in April of 2012 while playing for Everton. The 2012-13 season brought a deep slump but he seems to have come out the other side and should be considered a solid starter in unique ownership leagues and leagues with restrictive salary caps.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 4:08 PM

Stephen Quinn had a strong two-way fantasy week in support of Hull City's come-from-ahead draw with Newcastle.

The result wasn't very satisfying for Hull City supporters for the second week in a row but don't tell that to Stephen Quinn's fantasy owners. The midfielder combined defending (four passes intercepted) with attacking prowess (an assist and two corners won) for a strong overall effort for Steve Bruce's side. Coming into the week with a price under 4.00 that made him one of the bigger bargains around this past weekend.
Source: Yahoo.com
Sep 24 - 3:56 PM

Nikica Jelavic was wonderful in Hull City's 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

Jelavic scored a fantastic scissor-kick goal to open up the scoring and was instrumental in winning a point. New signing Mohamed Diame then scored from outside the box to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. It was Newcastle's Papiss Cisse who ruined the party with two late goals but Hull have no excuse to give up a 2-0 lead. Hull City have been quite mediocre this season and this result confirms that. They sit in 9th place with six points and will likely hover around that position for the rest of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 20 - 12:35 PM

Hull City's new right back, Andrew Robertson, is fully fit for Week 5 in the Premier League against Newcastle.

The Scottish right back has risen from the ranks of the Scottish lower divisions with stunning speed to carve out a starter's role for Hull City this season. He was questionable for Week 4 but there is no doubt of his participation for Week 5.
Sep 19 - 8:00 PM

After a humdrum opening half hour, Abel Hernandez made a splash in his debut scoring the opening goal for Hull City, but the Tigers would squander two leads and ended up settling for a 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

Steve Bruce handed Hernandez an immediate start and the debutant rewarded the manager in the 39th minute when he headed home a cross from Ahmed Elmohamady. Shortly thereafter, Hernandez nearly bagged a brace when he rattled an effort off the bar. From that point on, the match opened up and became an entertaining exchange between the sides. After West Ham equalized, their former asset from just a couple of weeks ago, Mohamed Diame, would put the Tigers ahead again. Unfortunately for them, a Diafra Sakho shot squirted past the keeper and off Curtis Davies for an own goal that would settle the eventual draw. Pablo Hernandez and Hatem Ben Arfa were both given their debuts in the second half off the bench, but Abel looks an intriguing fantasy option after showing a consistent, quality display of attacking.

Allan McGregor made a spectacular save in the 35th minute against West Ham United to deny Enner Valencia a sure goal.

Enner Valencia had Allan McGregor dead to rights in a scramble in front of the goal. With McGregor moving from his left to his right, the Scottish goalkeeper was able to stick out a hand and poke Valencia's attempt away from danger. Given the angles involved it was a great bit of work to get enough power on the save to put it clear of danger but that's exactly what McGregor did.
Sep 15 - 3:48 PM

Gaston Ramirez will join fellow new arrivals Abel Hernandez and Hatem Ben Arfa on the sidelines for Hull City's Week 4 clash with West Ham United.

Short of match fitness after being outside of the first team picture at Southampton, Gaston Ramirez is apparently not ready for action at Hull City after two weeks on the job. With a number of new attacking options coming in over the past twelve months - Nikica Jelavic, Abel Hernandez, Tom Ince, and Hatem Ben Arfa - in addition to holdovers like Robbie Brady and Sone Aluko there is definitely a pecking order yet to be established at the KC Stadium. When Ramirez and Ben Arfa are healthy it will be interesting to see how plays and in what alignment.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 1:30 PM



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