Posts Tagged ‘Mike Phelan’

10th September 2016 Saturday Turf Moor: City came very close to losing this, but a Snodgrass special free kick rescued the Tigers and gave them a precious point in the 95′.

The Clarets have been something of a bogey team to the KC outfit over the years and although the Tigers looked the better team at times it was the home side who went ahead after 72′ from Belgian Steven Defour their new midfield signing from Anderlecht, a stunning 25 yarder.

Solid displays from Snodgrass and Davies. Snoddy is a shining light and look too player for the Tigers and Curtis Davies is surely in the the best form of his life.

That’s 7 points from a possible 12, who would have dreamed of that!

The Mike Phelan Manager thing is now getting embarrassing for the club, Phelan, and all of us watching our dawdling, lost in the wilderness owners. They’ve already pissed off one great Manager this season, to do it twice requires Allam’s at their worst.

Mike Phelan:

“I’ve made it pretty clear I want to be in charge of this group of players.

I think the players have made it quite clear too,” he said. “At one point I thought we were playing really well, we might win the game and then it’s over to negotiations again…then at 1-0 down you think maybe not, maybe another week. “But I’m sure things will get resolved.

They probably will do, one way or another. “We haven’t fallen out or done anything drastic, we’re taking it day by day and hopefully another week doesn’t go by without it being resolved.”

“We suffered in the last minute in the last game (letting in a late goal against Manchester United).

“Credit to us as we kept going. The players did what we asked of them today.”


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23rd August 2016 Tuesday St James Park: We expected a lot more changes to the team tonight because that is what we have come to expect from City.

However Mike Phelan kept his word and respect for the competition by putting out a competitive starting line-up. Not an easy thing for him to do under the current circumstances and he had every excuse to do a more wholesale change.

He did have reinforcements on the bench in Robertson, Snodgrass and Huddlestone…. they were needed.

Hernandez didn’t travel, which speaks volumes for him still wanting a new club, a deal which is close now.

Maguire was an obvious candidate in defence (for more than one reason) and there was no Curtis Davis.

Dusan Kuciak, Greg Olley and Jarrod Bowen all made a debut for the Tigers.

Exeter’s  Jake Taylor got the opening goal in the 24th minute with a strike from outside the box, but it was cancelled out two minutes later by Diomandé with a headed goal assisted by Maloney.

In the second half Diomandé struck again 77′ and finally Snodgrass 81′ sealed it with one of his free kicks.

Hull City: Dusan Kuciak, Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Livermore, Harry Maguire, Josh Tymon (Andy Robertson 31), David Meyler, Shaun Maloney (Robert Snodgrass 77), Greg Olley, Adama Diomande, Jarrod Bowen, Greg Luer (Tom Huddlestone 57). Bench Unused: Will Mannion, Josh Clackstone, Harvey Rodgers, Ben Hinchliffe.

Exeter City: Christy Pym, Pierce Sweeney, Ethan Ampadu, Troy Brown, Craig Woodman (Connor Riley-Lowe 82), Jake Taylor (David Wheeler 82), Lloyd James, Jordan Tillson, Ryan Harley (Ollie Watkins 74), Liam McAlinden, Joel Grant. Bench Unused: James Hamon, Robbie Simpson, Matt Jay, Alex Byrne


Adama Diomandé got two goals for the Tigers

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20th August 2016 Saturday Liberty Stadium: City are making a difficult season look easy and the pundits are all over the place in what to say and write. Two wins from two games  = 3rd place in the EPL below the Manchester clubs on goal difference.

The Tigers were well worth this win with goals from Maloney 79′  nudging in from a deflected corner (on for Diomande 73′)  and Hernandez 93′ after an assist by Maloney. Hernandez seemingly wants away from our club…..he may have a change of heart.

Another good stint from Robert Snodgrass who is repaying the club for the loss of his services after joining us. But to be honest all this group had good games.

City are putting away chances when they really matter. Although they had a lot of defending to do, still managed to find time and opportunity to create chance after chance.

Possession at 43% isn’t bad for a Hull City away game in the EPL.

It’s likely that Exeter beckons for a few of the young faces on the Hull City bench this afternoon.

Once again Mike Phelan has done a great job…..what is Ehab waiting for?

Mike Phelan post match:

“We still are short on numbers and have to be realistic. It was a tremendous performance and the character of the group has been brilliant from day one.

“The difficulty to come here was to see if we could go after them or contain them. The players stuck to their task and we created more chances than them.”

Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Livermore, Curtis Davies, Andy Robertson, Sam Clucas, David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Robert Snodgrass, Adama Diomande (Shaun Maloney 73), Abel Hernandez. Bench Unused: Dusan Kuciak, Josh Tymon, Jarrod Bowen, Greg Luer, Greg Olley, Josh Clackstone.

Swansea City: Lukasz Fabianski, Jordi Amat, Leroy Fer (Ki Sung-Yueng 68), Fernando Llorente, Wayne Routledge (Jefferson Montero 55), Modou Barrow (Nathan Dyer 85), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jack Cork, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Stephen Kingsley.
Bench Unused: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Jay Fulton, Mike Van Der Hoorn.

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