Hull City

Hull City

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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

Nikica Jelavic was expected to start at the Emirates last weekend but was a late scratch with a knee issue that could see him out for as long as six weeks.

The Croatian forward has been in great form for Steve Bruce so far this season but Hull City will have to get by without him as he will be on the shelf for approximately six weeks with a knee complaint. Abel Hernandez will likely continue to start with Bruce likely to see which of Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez is better suited to play regularly in Jelavic's stead.
Oct 24 - 1:07 PM

Michael Dawson contributed to a solid outing against Arsenal on Saturday but faces the possibility of time out with an injured ankle.

Apparently the North London rivalry didn't recede from Michael Dawson's consciousness despite his move to Hull City. In his first post-Spurs match against Arsenal he contributed four blocked shots, two tackles, two interceptions and even managed a shot on target for a massive 15 point performance in the Yahoo format. Enthusiasm will be slightly tempered though as he now faces questions over an ankle issue. Check back later in the week for a more definitive assessment of the injury and his status for Week 9 and beyond.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 22 - 1:31 PM

Steve Harper could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines if a scan next week confirms the former Newcastle United goalkeeper suffered a bicep rupture at the Emirates.

The aging stopper was in sparkling form on Saturday - belying his advancing years - with a string of top class saves to keep Hull in the game as Arsenal pushed hard to end the match as a contest during the first half. However moments before the 45 minutes played out Harper landed awkwardly as he scrambled down to make a save and immediately called to the sidelines for medical assistance. Harper – deputising for the injured Allan McGregor [shoulder] – could now face a number of months out if a grade three tear is confirmed meaning Steve Bruce may recall fourth choice goalkeeper Mark Oxley from his current loan spell at Hibernian.
Source: ESPN
Oct 18 - 8:28 PM

Steve Bruce was left scratching his head in frustration after an injury time goal once again cost his Hull side three points in game week eight.

Having lost striker Nikica Jelavic to a knee injury during the pre-match warm-up Steve Bruce could’ve been forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t going to be his day – especially after Sanchez burst through to open the scoring on 13 minutes. However The Tigers quickly settled and although Mo Diame scored a controversial equaliser there was no denying the finish by Abel Hernandez moments after half-time to put Hull firmly in control. Michael Dawson was immense throughout but it was the loss of the defender to an ankle problem which helped Wenger grab a late point. The big centre-back had marshalled his troops well but his withdrawal coincided with an Arsenal onslaught culminating in a Welbeck goal a minute into added on time.
Oct 18 - 7:54 PM

Mohamed Diame continued his red hot form with his fourth goal in five Hull City matches but Hull City gave away another late lead to settle for a draw.

Two of the major story lines of the season thus far for Hull City have been the performance of their new signings and their propensity to give away leads late. Late August arrivals Mohamed Diame and Abel Hernandez both scored to continue the positive trend but Hull City saw Danny Welbeck peg back their lead in stoppage time with a nicely taken left footed goal from an Alexis Sanchez run. Hull City lost Nikica Jelavic to an injury in warm-ups and Steve Harper to a shoulder ligament issue in the 43rd minute.
Oct 18 - 1:29 PM

Mohamed Diame played on Wednesday and then traveled back to England from Tunisia leaving his availability for Saturday at the Emirates up in the air.

Diame owners in salary cap leagues where there is unlikely to be an update on Diame's starting status before transfer deadlines should play it safe and sit/sell the midfielder despite his recent goal streak. Owners who have him in a unique ownership format or who are allowed greater flexibility to change line-ups closer to kickoff should have a substitute available in the event that Diame is rested.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Oct 17 - 12:46 PM

Nikica Jelavic is in fantastic scoring form for Hull City this season with Week 7 seeing him score his fourth goal in seven league matches.

The Croatian hit man has played all but 10 minutes of the Premier League season for Steve Bruce and it is easy to see why. Despite the volume of new attacking arrivals at the KC Stadium, Jelavic has kept his place by scoring goals and doing so fairly efficiently. You'd like to see more than 6 of his 17 shots hit the target but his ability to turn six shots on target into four goals helps make up for the inaccuracy. In formats that prioritize goals over other contributions, Jelavic has been one of the better forwards in the league. In formats that put a greater value on secondary actions (SOTs, corners won, successful crosses, etc.) Jelavic is an OK option but he becomes a poor play when he doesn't score.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 8 - 3:13 PM

Curtis Davies showed well in Hull City's 2-0 Week 7 win over Crystal Palace evoking memories of his exceptional year last year.

Curtis Davies has been good so far this season both in real life and for his fantasy managers but he hasn't been quite as good as he was last season until this past week. Part of the issue has been Hull City's overall tendency to give up goals late and part of it has been a lower volume of tackles and interceptions from the player himself. Week 7 saw Davies return to his commanding best as HCFC finally rewarded supporters with a clean sheet victory.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 8 - 3:01 PM

Andrew Robertson was among the top overall scorers in most scoring systems in Week 7 with an assist, clean sheet and a wide variety of phantom points.

The Scottish left back has made quite an impression on the Premier League since his summer arrival from Dundee United. His results thus far have been solid but Week 7 was a coming out party with Robertson contributing all over the pitch. It doesn't get much more complete than an assist, two successful crosses, a corner won, a blocked shot, four interceptions, and four tackles won all without committing a foul on the way to a clean sheet. Production at this level isn't likely to be sustainable for any defender but knowing that there will be the occasional weeks like this to go with general solidity makes Robertson a worthy pick-up in unique ownership leagues as well as a spot starter in salary cap leagues where his price hasn't gone too crazy.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 8 - 2:56 PM

The Mohamed Diame revolution at Hull City continues as the midfielder scored his third goal in four matches to power Steve Bruce's men to a 2-0 over Crystal Palace.

Mohamed Diame has never scored more than 4 goals in a Premier League season but he is now on the verge of matching that total after only four matches at Hull City. Fellow reclamation project Nikica Jelavic was also on target again as Hull City cruised past Crystal Palace at the KC Stadium. Diame's second half goal came on a header after the ball had deflected out to the wing. Jelavic sealed the win late breaking the offside trap and beating both the last defender and Julian Speroni with a classy finish.
Oct 4 - 12:08 PM


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