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Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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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

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

Ramirez missed the first week of the season through a groin injury and is now expected to be out for at least one more.

The Uruguayan midfielder still doesn't know his role in new manager Ronald Koeman's gameplan so it's hard to make an accurate estimate for his fantasy upside this year. With that in mind, Southampton played well over the weekend and were dangerous in attack with James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic, and Steven Davis contributing to the attack, meaning Ramirez may very well be coming off the bench once again this season. Avoid until we see his role in Koeman's team.

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


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