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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

New Hull City midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is unlikely to feature in Week 4 over concerns about his match fitness.

It seems surprising some two weeks after his signing that the French winger is not yet fit to participate for Hull City but Friday brought news that neither Ben Arfa nor fellow new signing Gaston Ramirez is likely to participate in Week 4. Ben Arfa was reportedly relegated from first team contact at Newcastle but it doesn't speak highly of the player that six weeks from the commencement of meaningful pre-season matches he hasn't trained sufficiently to be ready for his Hull City debut. For other players this might not be as big a concern but given Ben Arfa's reputation for a poor attitude at Newcastle, this bears watching.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 1:27 PM

Abel Hernandez's arrival at Hull City is eagerly awaited but it is likely to have to wait until Week 5 at the earliest as paperwork related to his work permit is completed.

Hull City host West Ham United in the sort of match that both clubs will look at as critical to the success of their season. Hull City will likely go into the match without their biggest deadline signing as Abel Hernandez awaits his work permit. With Hernandez still out, Nikica Jelavic will certainly feature as Steve Bruce's only true first team forward.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 1:23 PM

Michael Dawson should fit in well at Hull and is a solid fantasy pick for the Week 4 home game against West Ham.

The former Spurs captain was a legend at White Hart Lane and will be sorely missed around the club, but sadly it was inevitable that he would be unable to adapt to the high-line played by Mauricio Pochettino – as he was under Andre Villas-Boas - due to his lack of pace. However, the defensive system employed by Steve Bruce will suit Dawson perfectly, and we should see some big fantasy scores as the 30-year-old puts his body on the line with blocks, interceptions and last-ditch tackles.
Sep 11 - 9:45 AM

A huge blow for Scotland as the Scottish FA confirm Andrew Robertson will miss this weekend's match against world champions Germany in Dortmund because of injury.

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson has enjoyed a meteoric rise within the last two seasons which has seen his career catapulted from amateur at Queen’s Park to Dundee United to the dizzy heights of the British Premier League and the $4.5 million summer signing hasn’t disappointed playing every minute domestically so far. However a calf injury now threatens that accolade following his early return to Kingston-upon-Hull although the youngster remains "hopeful" he will recover in time to face West Ham United on Monday in a little over ten days.
Source: The Scotsman
Sep 4 - 8:34 AM

Hull City have completed a move for Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.

The midfielder will be at Hull until the end of the season. That completes a very good transfer window for Hull, who have also signed Gaston Ramirez, Mohamed Diame, and Abel Hernandez today. Ben Arfa was great for Newcastle last season and is almost guaranteed to start at Hull. He is an exciting player who can create and finish chances and will be an interesting fantasy option in a revamped Hull City team.
Source: Hull City
Sep 1 - 8:19 PM

Hull City have signed Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez on a season-long loan.

Ramirez is a very capable midfielder/winger who has been a regular off the bench at Southampton in the past year. New boss Ronald Koeman apparently didn't have him in his plans, so he has sent him out on loan until the end of the season. Ramirez should be a starter at Hull and will have the opportunity to be a fantasy contributor, so he is definitely someone to keep an eye out on.
Sep 1 - 5:33 PM

Hull City have acquired midfielder Mohamed Diame on a £3.5 million transfer from West Ham United.

West Ham have done some good business this summer and had a bit of a jam at midfield so they've decided to recoup of the money spent on big signings Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia by shipping off Diame. Diame will certainly be a big part of Hull this season, whether he comes off the bench or ends up as a starter. He will at least be part of the rotation and will help provide a spark at times. Despite that, he remains inconsistent and not enough of a stat-stuffer to be a good fantasy option.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 4:34 PM

Hull City continue their deadline day dealings by signing striker Abel Hernandez from Serie A side Palermo for a £10m transfer fee.

A nice bit of maneuvering by the Tigers as they dealt Shane Long to Southampton for £12m. They bank £2m in the exchange and have a younger striker with arguably more potential who is fresh off of some priceless World Cup experience. He was also instrumental in helping Palermo's promotion to Serie A last season, scoring 14 goals in 28 appearances. Steve Bruce should have his two striker formation in place as Hernandez and Jelavic look to be regular partners up top.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 1 - 1:04 PM

Hull City have signed Cork City defender Brian Lenihan for an undisclosed fee.

20-year-old Lenihan is a right-back who can also play in midfield, and is a Republic of Ireland U-21 international. He becomes Hull's seventh signing of the summer and will provide competition for Ahmed Elmohamady on the right flank.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 1 - 4:54 AM

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


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