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Player News - Hull City

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Nikica Jelavic's Week 2 performance wasn't great but it was the best Hull City could muster in their 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

Breaking double digits in the Yahoo format is a solid barometer that you've had a good fantasy week. Nikica Jelavic can be satisfied that he hit that mark on the strength of his opportunistic opener against the Potters. Where fantasy managers will worry is that he didn't do much else of note during the match. Goals are hard to predict and it's even harder to pick a forward who gets few points other than the goals.
Source: Yahoo.com
Aug 27 - 9:34 AM

After a summer of speculation, Michael Dawson has made a permanent move from Tottenham to Hull City.

Steve Bruce has been searching all summer for an upgrade at center back. After being rebuffed in efforts to sign Steven Caulker, Joleon Lescott and others, Bruce finally got his man in the form of Spurs stalwart Michael Dawson. Dawson was available after being supplanted at Spurs by Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Eric Dier with rumors of another center back floating around as well. Dawson should see significantly more playing time at Hull City than he would have at Spurs.
Source: @hullcity
Aug 26 - 2:30 PM

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has agreed a deal "in principle" to sign Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson.

Dawson has been a long time target of Hull manager Steve Bruce as he looks for a suitable partner for the outstanding Cutis Davis, and the defender is now in talks to join the likes of Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone in making the move from Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino needs his defenders to have pace so they can play a high line, something that 30-year-old Dawson has struggled with in the past, most notably under Andre Villas-Boas, and so he is unlikely to feature very often if he remains at White Hart. Spurs are likely to replace Dawson with Federico Fazio from Europa League winners Sevilla, with an £8million bid being reported.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 26 - 4:33 AM

James Chester scored the winner for Hull City last weekend but this weekend he saw red early forcing his club to play a man down for most of the match.

Hull City will be happy to have gotten a point after playing a man down from the 14th minute on. The Tigers even managed to go up a goal when Nikica Jelavic beat the Stoke City defense to a Tom Huddlestone rebound just before halftime. Hull City fought valiantly to maintain their lead and will be disappointed at the series of events that led to the Ryan Shawcross equalizer in the 83rd minute. Hull City had clearly won a throw in their defensive end but the linesman called it for Stoke who proceeded to put the ball into the box where Shawcross toe-poked it home.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 24 - 10:46 AM

Blackburn Rovers are holding out for the entire fee Hull City received for Shane Long or maybe even more if they are to part with prolific hitman Jordan Rhodes.

Hull City looked like savvy players in the transfer market when they more than doubled their money on Shane Long in approximately six months (half of which were vacation months). That windfall may quickly head back out the door if reports are to be believed that Hull City want Jordan Rhodes and Blackburn want the entire £12million for the man who has scored 53 goals for them in 99 Championship appearances. It seems likely Rhodes will want to make the move but will the clubs come to an agreement?
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 22 - 5:25 PM

We didn't get much of a chance to judge Tom Ince in his brief Premier League cameo last season but this season started off very strong for the Son-of-Paul.

I guess we need to initiate the Mido All-Stars (for guys who take a lot of shots and a lot of them end up being shots on target) in addition to the Joel Ward All-Stars (for guys who get a lot of blocks/interceptions/tackles). If/when we do create that team then Tom Ince is looking like a strong candidate based on his Week 1 performance. His three SOTs combined with three corners won saw him pile up an exceptional 12 points in the Yahoo format despite not scoring or assisting. With Robert Snodgrass reportedly out for six months and Shane Long off to Southampton, Ince seems likely to get a serious run in the team and should have very solid potential.
Source: Yahoo.com
Aug 20 - 12:15 PM

Hull City left back Andrew Robertson continued his rocket ride up from the Scottish third division with a great fantasy debut in Week 1.

I'm pretty sure the Scottish third division is just a touch more competitive than most pub leagues but Andrew Robertson has risen quickly from those origins to being a first choice starter for Hull City in their Premier League season opener. The young left back picked up 14 points in the Yahoo format and 7 in the PL.com format on the strength of a blocked shot, 2 passes intercepted, 3 tackles won, and a successful cross. Hull aren't likely to pile up the clean sheets but the "phantom" stats and his low price in both formats as an unheralded new entrant to the league mean he will have some serious value potential for at least the next few weeks, longer in the PL.com format.
Source: Yahoo.com
Aug 20 - 11:58 AM

Steve Bruce has confirmed that new signing Robert Snodgrass is set to miss at least six months after a scan revealed the midfielder dislocated his knee and damaged ligaments during the win over QPR.

The news comes as a devastating blow for the Scottish international who was hopeful of a return within 2/3 months; but a second battery of tests indicated the damage was far worse than first feared after his initial scan proved inconclusive. The Hull City squad is already stretched having to fight on two separate footballing fronts - Premier and the Europe League - and this latest development could force the Tigers coach back into the transfer market with only ten days of the window remaining.
Aug 20 - 8:28 AM

Hull City's opening day victory at Loftus Road was tainted by the news that new signing Robert Snodgrass could be set for an extended spell on the side-lines.

Steve Bruce fears the worse after midfielder Robert Snodgrass was replaced just before half-time after failing to recover from a heavy Joey Barton tackle. The Tigers manager confirmed post-match that his new £7 million man twisted his knee in the challenge and will be sent for a scan to confirm the full extent of the damage. The injury adds to a growing list of concerns which include Liam Rosenior and Alex Bruce (both back); Hull City take on Lokeren from Belgium on Thursday in the Europa League.
Aug 17 - 7:11 AM

James Chester scored a goal and then had to hold his breath as he conceded a penalty that Charlie Austin ultimately missed giving Hull a 1-0 win.

With Robert Snodgrass, Tom Ince and Andrew Robertson getting their debuts it was veteran James Chester who was integral in the match's two biggest plays. He scored the winning goal and conceded Austin's ill-fated penalty. It may have been a bit lucky but it was a good start for Steve Bruce's team just days after losing Shane Long.
Aug 16 - 4:34 PM

Robert Snodgrass is another midfield recommendation in this week's player picks column.

Hull have completed some decent business over the summer, none more so then securing Snodgrass from relegated Norwich. The Scottish international looked a class apart last season and will be a constant danger from corners and free-kicks around the area. At a fantasy price of £7million it's hard to think of a reason not to pick him.
Aug 15 - 2:58 AM

Goals from David Meyler and Andrew Robertson inside the first 12 minutes were enough to dispose of Stuttgart 1-2 as Hull City wrap up their preseason schedule in Germany.

Steve Bruce fielded an XI with only a couple of projected starters for the upcoming season as they are amid the qualifying stages of the Europa League and still comes out a winner. The positive outcome does require the manager to re-evaluate his plans for the season opener. Like last year, expect a steady shift between 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations.
Aug 10 - 4:50 PM

Hull City played a more attacking, midfield-centric line-up in their home Europa Cup win last night that featured a start for Robert Snodgrass.

High profile signing Robert Snodgrass started the second leg of Hull City's Europa Cup qualifying win over AS Trencin where he came in off the bench in the first leg. Given the fee paid for Snodgrass, the expectation will be that he will start far more frequently than he doesn't and this was no exception. It is newsworthy because he didn't start the previous match. As a pre-season bonus, Snodgrass started the move that yielded the winner for Hull City.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 8 - 8:52 AM

Ahmed Elmohamady scored Hull City's first goal and assisted on Sone Aluko's winner to see Hull City one step closer to the Europa Cup group stages.

Robbie Brady, returning from an illness that kept him out of the first leg, set up Elmohamady for a powerful header that drew Steve Bruce's men even after giving up an early goal to AS Trencin. Elmohamady then turned provider late when he headed a Robert Snodgrass ball toward Sone Aluko who drove it home from close range. The win means one home-and-home tie (opponent still to be decided) from the Europa Cup group stages. Heady stuff for a club that was promoted to the Premier League last season.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 7 - 7:14 PM

Tom Ince has been a big name in the transfer rumor mill for the last two seasons but with his move to Hull City complete, what can we expect?

Ince brings the dreaded "potential" tag with him due in part to his skills and in part due to his last name. With a relatively strong midfield already present at Hull City, it isn't evident that Ince will be able to push his way into the starting line-up this season. Robbie Brady, David Meyler, Ahmed Elmohamady, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore were already entrenched at HCFC before Ince's arrival and Robert Snodgrass has joined the squad as well. It seems likely that Snodgrass will get the first chance at significant minutes in the wide areas with Brady and Ince fighting it out for any remaining time. Expect Ince to get a chance to be an impact substitute off the bench with an occasional spot start but more than that is unlikely.
Aug 6 - 1:51 PM


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