Hull City

Hull City

Player News - Hull City

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In Week 15, Allan McGregor had a huge fantasy week as Hull City kept a clean sheet but his fortunes sunk markedly in Week 16 as they fell 2-0 to Chelsea.

Such is the danger of goalkeepers outside of the top clubs. Occasionally a goalkeeper on a team that is outclassed as Hull City were by Chelsea will pick up a bunch of saves to offset the negative points associated with goals conceded and picking up the loss. In this case, McGregor only managed one save and registered a negative point total. That makes two significant negative outings in the Yahoo format (-7 and -6) over the past four match weeks. Just a word to the wise if you were thinking of skimping on your goalkeeper to focus your resources elsewhere.
Source: Yahoo.com
Dec 17 - 1:56 PM

Hull City have confirmed midfielder Tom Huddlestone will serve a four game suspension following his sending-off for a reckless challenge on Chelsea full-back Felipe Luis.

However the game at Stamford Bridge will be remembered more for the referee and his failure to award Gary Cahill a second yellow card for diving before tempers began to fray and it was Tom Huddlestone who vented his frustration first as he was quite rightly shown a straight red card for a terrible tackle on Luis. The Tigers’ midfielder will serve a four match ban keeping him out until the FA Cup tie against Arsenal in January – there had been some confusion regarding the length of his absence initially as Huddlestone collected his fifth yellow card of the season prior to his red but the FA later confirmed the player will serve [3] games for the challenge plus [1] game for accruing five cautions before New Year.
Dec 15 - 11:10 AM

The enormity of Hull Citys’ task at Stamford Bridge on Saturday grew with the loss of Tigers’ defender Michael Dawson with only ten minutes gone.

Having found themselves a goal down after seven minutes to Eden Hazard Steve Bruce was dealt a further blow when Dawson pulled up with a suspected hamstring tear – a scan will confirm the extent of the problem but the former Tottenham central defender will be out for at least a month. The Hull City boss also confirmed that his side will be without the services of Mo Diame until early 2015 after a specialist confirmed the midfielder would need to keep his knee in a brace for the next month before being able to return to training. However his absence won’t be enough to convince Bruce to extend Hatem Ben Arfa’s loan spell – the Newcastle player has fallen out of favour recently and will return to his parent club in January.
Source: Daily Star
Dec 15 - 10:25 AM

Curtis Davies has been rested (or rotated or benched) for two consecutive matches but seems likely to return with Chelsea the upcoming opponent requiring a stalwart defensive effort.

After being something of a revelation last season after making the jump up from the Championship, Curtis Davies hasn't been quite as impressive so far this season. Whether it is down to the player himself, fatigue, or the play of the team around him Steve Bruce has had Davies on the bench for the last two matches. With Davies rested and Chelsea the opponent, it seems likely that Steve Bruce will require all hands on deck which likely means Davies will return to the starting line-up.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Dec 12 - 11:31 AM

Andrew Robertson came out of the gates in exceptional form in his first season in the English top flight but his performances have waned in recent weeks.

There would be no shame in slowing down a bit as a 20-year-old starting to play internationally and taking a massive step up in level of competition. That appears to be the case with Andrew Robertson as the season moves into it's busiest period. Over his past four PL matches Robertson has started twice (zero and eleven fantasy points in the Yahoo format) and then been brought on as a substitute in the next two (zero and two points respectively). Seems like it might be time to jump off the bandwagon in single-ownership leagues and look elsewhere in salary cap leagues.
Source: Yahoo.com
Dec 10 - 9:40 AM

James Chester joined Allan McGregor as the only two Hull City players to reach double figure fantasy points in the nil-nil draw with West Brom.

Typically, we associate the big defensive phantom point games at Hull City with Curtis Davies but for Week 15 James Chester did the work four passes intercepted, two tackles won and a blocked shot in addition to the clean sheet. For the season Chester still trails Davies by about 20 points in the Yahoo format so if you're choosing on any given week then Davies is still probably the guy.
Source: Yahoo.com
Dec 10 - 9:34 AM

It hasn't been a great season for Allan McGregor between injuries and his side's poor play but he had a huge day against West Brom in the Week 15 nil-nil draw.

Anytime a goalkeeper saves a penalty it's usually a sign that a big fantasy day is in the offing. In Week 15, Allan McGregor managed not only a penalty save but three additional saves and a clean sheet on the way to 22 points in the Yahoo format. Just to give a sense of how big an outlier this was compared to the rest of his season the 22 points brings his season total to 45 meaning that his Week 15 effort contributed one point shy of half his current season total. Probably not a bandwagon to jump on in reaction to this past weekend.
Source: Yahoo.com
Dec 10 - 9:31 AM

Hull City fell into the relegation zone after QPR won and the Tigers could only draw with West Brom.

We keep saying that Hull City appear to be too talented to be relegated and yet they keep going in that direction. This week it took a saved penalty by Allan McGregor against West Brom to save even a point for Steve Bruce's men. Even the point couldn't prevent them from dropping a spot into eighteenth place.
Dec 6 - 2:32 PM

Abel Hernandez returns for Hull City's Week 15 clash with West Brom after being in Uruguay for the past two matches due to the birth of his child.

Hull City took a single point from matches against Manchester United and Everton in Hernandez's absence but will look to rebound at home against lesser competition in the form of West Bromwich Albion. Whether Hernandez is returned to the starting line-up now that he is back in the UK remains to be seen. Given their recent form though, Steve Bruce will be desperate to do whatever he can to get all three points.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Dec 5 - 11:57 AM

Ahmed Elmohamady contributed across the board to Hull City's Week 14 draw at Goodison Park.

There wasn't a ton to love from a fantasy point of view outside of Sone Aluko's goal and even that was probably not terribly useful because he came in off the bench to score. One bright spot in the match was Ahmed Elmohamady's combination of three passes intercepted, three tackles won, two successful crosses and a corner won. It made for a solid 11 point outing in the Yahoo scoring system, the only HCFC starter to make it to double digits.
Source: Yahoo.com
Dec 4 - 2:34 PM

Hull City stopped the bleeding at least a little bit with a surprising 1-1 draw on the road at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

The Toffees were dominated in terms of possession (58% to 42%), shots (13 to 8) and shots on target (5 to 1) but managed to stay even where it matters most, on the scoreboard. After falling behind to a 34th minute Romelu Lukaku drive from a nice Kevin Mirallas pass from the by-line, Hull City scored an equalizer through Sone Aluko. Aluko had been on the pitch for only six minutes when he left Sylvin Distin in the dust to score his goal.
Dec 3 - 4:50 PM

Hatem Ben Arfa hasn't had a lot of opportunity since arriving at Hull City and when he got a chance he came off injured early.

Ben Arfa's presence or absence probably didn't make a bit of difference as Hull City were outclassed from the get go. United's early waves of attack failed to find the net but Curtis Davies and company couldn't stem the tide forever as Manchester United scored three and it felt like it could have been more. Hull City have to worry about the threat of relegation if they continue to play as poorly as they have been in recent weeks.
Nov 29 - 12:16 PM

Abel Hernandez will miss Hull City's matches in Week 13 and 14 as he attends to the birth of his child in Uruguay.

Hull City will be without Gaston Ramirez due to suspension and Abel Hernandez due to the birth of a child in Uruguay. The forward will miss out on the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday and then the mid-week match as well. Nikica Jelavic is probably the preferred starter now that he is healthy again but he is certainly going to start for the next two matches.
Nov 28 - 9:42 PM

Hull City are confident Senegalese midfielder Mo Diame will be available for selection when the Tigers travel to Old Trafford after a scan this week confirmed the player suffered no significant damage in a training ground injury last weekend.

Diame returned from international duty unscathed and his absence against Tottenham was thought to be due to fatigue following his late return after Africa Cup of Nations duty but Steve Bruce confirmed post-match that the midfielder had a problem with the tendon in his knee which required a scan. The news of his potential return is a major boost for Hull who have only won once since their opening day victory over Queens Park Rangers and hover precariously above the relegation zone. Hatem Ben Arfa will once again be pushing for a start while Bruce has a decision to make as Gaston Ramirez is suspended – Stephen Quinn will battle it out with Abel Hernandez for a place in the eleven.
Source: Daily Star
Nov 27 - 6:05 AM

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



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