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It hasn't been a very productive second season at Hull City for Jake Livermore so far but Week 12 saw a goal against his former club.

It isn't exactly clear what Jake Livermore is. He isn't an attacking midfielder peppering the net with shots. He isn't a wide creator sprinkling in crosses and making fancy moves on the wing. He isn't a classic number ten dribbling and setting up easy goals for his teammates. He isn't a Makelele-style destroyer from deep or even a Pirlo-like initiator of attacks from a deep lying role. He just sort of "is" without any single outstanding quality. As such, you should probably look at his goal against Spurs as a nicely taken anomaly rather than the start of something.
Source: Yahoo.com
Nov 26 - 12:15 PM

Curtis Davies faces a fitness check on his sore back before Hull City's Week 12 home match against Spurs.

Hull City welcome back three key players in the form of Allan McGregor, Michael Dawson and Nikica Jelavic but that good could be undone if defensive rock Curtis Davies isn't available. The center back's, urm, back is hurting and Steve Bruce faces uncertainty over his ability to play as his club look to rebound from their horrible loss to Burnley in Week 11. You're going to have to wait until line-ups are out to decide what to do on this one.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Nov 21 - 11:50 AM

Michael Dawson returns to the Hull City line-up just in time to face his former club Tottenham at the KC Stadium in Week 12.

Hull City must have a rotten taste in their collective mouth after losing to bottom of the table Burnley in Week 11. There will be at least some hope for a better result with Michael Dawson coming back to the line-up to face his former teammates in Week 12.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Nov 21 - 11:47 AM

Nikica Jelavic trained fully over the international break and is set to make his return from a knee injury.

Hull City are quietly dropping down the table and need the sort of boost that getting three starters back can provide for their Week 12 match with Spurs. Nikica Jelavic joins other returnees Michael Dawson and Allan McGregor in returning for the match at the KC Stadium. Despite Spurs poor showings of late, Hull City will be hard pressed to pick up points given their own rotten form.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Nov 21 - 11:44 AM

Allan McGregor returns to action after missing approximately six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Hull City welcome back Allan McGregor to a squad that infamously was on the losing end of Burnley's first Premier League win in Week 11. They will hope to get a lift from not only McGregor but also Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson who are returning from injury issues of their own. All three players trained fully during the international break and should be ready to go.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Nov 21 - 11:33 AM

Robbie Brady started and scored a brace for the Republic of Ireland against an over-matched USA side in a 4-1 route of the Americans at the Aviva Stadium.

The USA had generally played well on European soil under German manager Jurgen Klinsmann but not on this day as Robbie Brady led Ireland in a route of the Americans. Anthony Pilkington got the scoring started early in the first half only to see his opener matched by Mix Diskerud toward the end of the half. The second half was all Ireland though with Brady, James McClean and Brady again scoring for the Irish. Not a good day for what should have been a very solid American defense despite the inclusion of young goalkeeper Bill Hamid over presumed number one Brad Guzan.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Nov 18 - 4:44 PM

Despite recovering from his injury, Andrew Robertson was not restored to his starting spot in the line-up for Week 10 with disastrous consequences.

Robbie Brady did excellent work deputizing as the left wingback in Steve Bruce's 3-5-2 system against Liverpool but the magic ran out against Southampton. Brady's poor back pass to his goalkeeper resulted in the poor clearance that landed at the feet of Victor Wanyama who drove it home from 40 yards for the only goal of the match. You can't help but think that the excellent Robertson would have been less inclined to make that mistake. It seems likely that he will be restored to his starting spot for Week 11 but fantasy managers must beware that the risk of Brady starting still exists despite his Week 10 gaffe.
Nov 4 - 11:06 AM

He wasn't the only one but Abel Hernandez was particularly poor for Steve Bruce and fantasy managers in the Week 10 loss to Southampton.

Hernandez has been a strong addition to the Hull City attack since joining at the transfer deadline but his Week 10 performance wasn't what Steve Bruce or fantasy managers will have been hoping for. Not only didn't he manage to score but there was barely any indication that he played other than the two fouls he committed. Over 90+ minutes of action that just isn't acceptable regardless of how good Southampton's defense has played this season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Nov 4 - 11:02 AM

Eldin Jakupovic's failure to clear a poor Robbie Brady back pass resulted in the only goal of the match from Victor Wanyama as Hull City lost to Southampton 1-0.

Robbie Brady may have been the hero of last weekend's draw against Liverpool but he was integral to Hull City's downfall this weekend as a poor back pass to third string goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic wasn't properly cleared. It found it's way to Victor Wanyama who steered it home from 40 yards out. Steve Bruce didn't have any choice but to start Jakupovic but he may regret not starting Andrew Robertson who has been strong all season as opposed to Brady's unlikely strong performance last weekend. Expect Robertson to return to the starting line-up next weekend.
Nov 1 - 1:30 PM

Andrew Robertson has been excellent but after Robbie Brady excelled in Week 9 against Liverpool the Scottish defender will have to earn his spot back.

Robbie Brady was excellent in shutting down Raheem Sterling in Hull City's nil-nil draw with Liverpool last weekend. He only had the role as a result of Andrew Robertson's injury but after a virtuoso performance Robertson will have to earn his spot back. Given the rumors related to Robertson, Steve Bruce will be thrilled to learn he has another option on the left side of his 3-5-2 if Robertson leaves in January.
Oct 31 - 4:47 PM

Robbie Brady isn't known for his defense but that's exactly what he contributed to Hull City's draw with Liverpool.

You aren't going to see too many one blocked shot, four interception, five tackle won stat lines from Robbie Brady but he can eventually retire knowing he did it once at the Premier League level. Generally a strong Brady performance involves shots on target, successful crosses and some corners won but against the Reds he managed none of those but piled up the defending stats. Maybe a conversion to holding midfield is in order.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 28 - 4:43 PM

Alex Bruce deputized for the injured Michael Dawson to great effect in the Week 9 nil-nil draw with Liverpool.

The arrival of Michael Dawson has limited Alex Bruce's opportunities to start this season. With Dawson out of the starting line-up for a spell, Alex Bruce took the opportunity to contribute to a surprise clean sheet against a usually potent Liverpool attack. The manager's son blocked three shots, intercepted four passes and won a tackle for the cause. Dawson may still be out for a while longer but Bruce isn't likely to repeat this performance often given Hull City's recent defensive effort.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 28 - 4:40 PM

James Chester turned in the best fantasy performance from among Hull City's three center backs in their shocking nil-nil draw with Liverpool.

Given Hull City's propensity to give up goals and Liverpool's recent reputation for scoring them, a nil-nil draw was certainly not high on anyone's list of likely outcomes in the Week 9 clash. James Chester led a game Hull City central defense with blocked shot, five interceptions and four tackles won en route to the clean sheet. It's hard to imagine there will be too many of these but anyone who had him in the line-up will enjoy it.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 28 - 4:37 PM

Hull City were under a steady bombardment by the Liverpool attack but refused to concede, earning a cheeky road point at Anfield in a 0-0 final.

Liverpool dominated the stat sheet but if there were a stat for "moxie", Hull certainly were the better side. Despite being on the back foot for most of the match, they never appeared disorganized and tore down every buildup by the Reds systematically, with Davies as the leader in the back. On the negative side, their own attack was virtually non-existent and may be a worry going forward. They will try to correct when they host a tough opponent in Southampton next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 12:19 PM

Michael Dawson was heroic against Arsenal but won't be able to build on that effort as he has been ruled out with an ankle injury for six weeks.

Steve Bruce spent the summer looking for a strong third center back to join James Chester and Curtis Davies in a 3-5-2 alignment. In Michael Dawson he appeared to find that player but he will have to make alternative arrangements for the next six weeks as Dawson will be out. The likely options are the manager's son Alex Bruce may return to the starting line-up with the alignment remaining the same or Bruce reverting to a 4-4-2 with another midfielder coming into the starting line-up in place of Dawson.
Oct 24 - 1:10 PM



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