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29th July 2013 Monday – The Tigers beat Peterborough 0-1 last night at London Road, care of a great 30 yard strike from Maynor Figueroa.

Hull City: Harper (Jakupovic 46), Chester, Davies, Bruce, Figueroa (Dudgeon 60), Elmohamady (Proschwitz 60), Meyler, Quinn (Cairney 60), Boyd (Brady 60), Aluko (McLean 60), Graham (Fryatt 60).

Goal: Figueroa 33

Peterborough (1st Half): Olejnik, Alcock, Ntlhe, Zakuani, Bostwick, Tomlin (Swanson 33), McCann, Sinclair, Rowe, Kearns, Barnett.
Peterborough (2nd Half): Day, Brisley, Swanson, Payne, Ferdinand, Mendez-Laing, Knight-Percival, McDonald, Grant, Richens, Gordon.

City go to Germany on Friday for two games before returning to England for the final preseason game which is the Andy Dawson testimonial match at the KC against Real Biris

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5th July 2013 Friday – It is understood that 30 year old striker Aaron McLean has been released from his contract at the KC (he had 12 months remaining) making him a free agent.

 Aaron’s signing for City from Peterborough was announced on the club website 30th December 2010 for what was described then as an undisclosed fee – later said to be £1m

 He represented the Tigers in a total of 80 games scoring 12 goals (in league games 76 games, 9 goals).

 Known by the fans as a lively energetic player he never turned that into enough goals and was often seen to miss chances of scoring. He had scored 83 goals for Peterborough in 187 games but could not repeat that feat at a higher level.

Aaron McLean

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28th May 2013 Tuesday – Hull City  confirms they have signed their 2012/2013 loan player  George Boyd on a permanent deal. He has signed a two year contract after his contract with Peterborough expired.

The Scotland international joined City on loan in February and made an immediate impact at the KC Stadium, scoring four goals in his first five games. Although the 27-year-old couldn’t keep up that level up performance until the end of the season, he still played an important role in the City team as they secured automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Geo Boyd

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Following the week-end games Sat 9th  March Hull City stand 4th in the league on 65 points, Crystal Palace are 3rd on 65 points, and Watford 2nd on 66 points. City did not play of course and if they can win their game on Monday at Burnley they will go back to 2nd place.

Week-end Results were:

Birmingham 3-1 Derby

Bolton 1-0 Brighton

Bristol City 2-0 Middlesbrough

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leeds United

Huddersfield 0-1 Charlton

Leicester 0-1 Sheffield Wed

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Wolves

Peterborough 0-0 Ipswich

Watford 1-2 Blackpool

On Tuesday night 12th March 2013 it’s:

Barnsley v Brighton 19:45

Cardiff v Leicester 19:45

Leeds United v Peterborough

Although the Palace game was disappointing the other results since have gone in our favour a bit so it’s still all to pay for in this exciting league, and so much at stake.

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21st February 2013 Thursday – George Boyd today  joined the Tigers on an emergency  loan from Peterborough for the remainder of the season, and it is rumoured Steve Bruce will look to offer him a two year contract after the end of this season at which time he will be a free agent.

During Peterborough’s match against Millwall on Tuesday this week the 27 year old scored one goal and made three others. He has netted seven goals for Peterborough this season. He has scored 64 goals for Peterborough in 263 league appearances (74 goals in 295 total appearance).

There is mixed speculation on the fee City are parting with which ranges from £200,000 to a seven figure sum

It is reported that at least three other clubs showed interest in Boyd during the January transfer window and a deal with Nottingham Forest controversially collapsed when he failed an eye test. Peterborough have branded Nottingham Forest’s owners  “a disgrace to the game” over their handling of this incident.

Boyd started his career in the Charlton Athletic youth system, joining Stevenage Borough of the Conference National in 2001 and making his first-team début in 2002. He spent five seasons at Stevenage, scoring over thirty goals from midfield in all competitions. He left in January 2007 to join League Two side Peterborough United for a fee of £260,000, and won two successive promotions in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons. In March 2010, Boyd joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. On return to his parent club in July 2010, Boyd signed a new three-year contract at Peterborough.

He also played for the England National Game XI team, who represent England at non-League level, from 2005 to 2006, earning six caps and scoring one goal. Despite being born in England, his maternal grandfather comes from Scotland and he played for the Scotland B team in 2009.

Boyd is left footed and has been used on the left-wing throughout the majority of his career. He has describes himself as a winger, but has stated that he prefers to play “in the hole” because the position allows him to get more time on the ball.

While playing for his first Senior Club Stevenage he earned the nickname  “The White Pelé” due to his use of tricks, as well as the amount of flair Boyd brought to the team at such a young age.

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19th January 2013 Saturday 3pm – Eleven Hundred or so of the Tiger Nation travelled in bad weather to Peterborough hoping that Saturday would see a return to the dazzling form witnessed against Leeds; we know we can play like that and all hope it happens sooner or later but some of the magic ingredients are not there at the moment so we have to wait. Maybe we are being sussed a bit as well and Steve Bruce needs to counter that when he has the team he wants on the pitch. The statistics for this game where massively in our favour but we never converted and we were always at risk of a sucker punch, so maybe we only got what we deserved. The talk is all about DJ Campbell from QPR, he would fit the bill and the sooner the better please.

Both teams lined up 3 – 5 -2, another indication we need to re-think.

Proschwitz had the first chance and it was from a Brady cross, he jumped and twisted but the ball just cleared the right hand side of the goal.

On 33 minutes it looked like Koren had scored City’s goal, but instead the dubious privilege went to Newell of Peterborough. Koren’s poor corner from the left was driven straight at the defender who clumsily stuck out a leg and his keeper had no chance.

City in the lead 0-1 then and they had enjoyed a good spell of possession for the previous 20 minutes or so.  McShane playing well (hoping for a new contract) and Brady getting a lot of play down the left. In fact by half time Stockdale had not needed to make a single save.

Things changed a bit in the 2nd half as is almost always the way with Hull City. Ferguson either cajoled his players or used a mini hair dryer but whatever, they picked up the game and City found they were doing more defending than threatening another goal on the board.

On 62 minutes Corry Evans came on for Jay Simpson as Peterborough came more into the game. Peterborough had made two substitutions and were pressing.

On 74 minutes Rosenior put in a good cross for Proschwitz but the keeper took it before it could get to his head and on 76 minutes a ball high in the air dropped near the goal and it was nicked off Proschwitz’s head by the keeper.

But on 78 minutes came the penalty for the home side, James Chester fouling Tommy Rowe, and McCann put it away 1-1.

Still time for City to score again and Bruce changed things on 84 minutes with Stewart coming on for Koren and Cairney on for Quinn. Neither Koren nor Quinn had stood out and

In the 85 minute City finally managed a bit of pressure in front of their fans, a chance in the box for Campbell and then a low header by McShane but straight at the keeper who stooped low to collect it.

A bit of action in the last few minutes then but not much in the previous 90 to warm any of the City fans. Proschwitz rounded his man on the edge of the box but shot straight at the keeper in the 93 minute, he should have done much better, and in the closing minutes the home side were hanging on. And again in the 94 minute it was Proschwitz with the last touch in the match who had a shot from the edge of the box again but miss-hit it just before the final whistle.

Not a god performance and a long way away from the form we have enjoyed; far too many missed chances (yes we know a decent striker is needed) maybe the pitch and maybe the cold told, but no injuries, a winter game out of the way and a point. We sit 3rd in the table after 27 games on 50 points, equal with Leicester who are 2nd with a far superior goal difference.

Hull City: Stockdale, Chester, Bruce, McShane, Rosenior, Meyler, Koren (Stewart 84), Quinn (Cairney 84), Brady, Simpson (Evans 62), Proschwitz. Unused substitutes: Jakupovic, Hobbs, Olofinjana, Faye.

Peterborough: Olejnik, Bostwick, Wootton, Brisley (Mendez-Laing 66), Little, Boyd, Petrucci (McCann 63), Newell, Rowe, Gordon-Hutton (Swanson 82), Gayle. Unused substitutes: Day, Alcock, Ferdinand, Knight-Percival.

Stats: Possession 47% Peterborough to 52% Hull City: Shots 7 Peterborough to 14 Hull City (of those 1 on Target for Peterborough and 8 on target for Hull City): Corners 1 for Peterborough and 6 for Hull City.

Referee: Mr Tony Bates (Staffordshire) Attendance 6214.

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