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9th January 2016 KC Stadium – The Tigers progressed to the 4th round of the FA Cup via a sound home win over Brighton.

Robert Snodgrass slotted in a penalty in the 41′ following a foul on Harry Maguire by the Seagulls Lewis Dunk.

Stats cannot tell everything about a game but this time they come near. City managed 18 shots to Brighton’s two. OK only 7 were on target but the visitors had none on target. Although they managed to hit the crossbar in the dying minutes of the game.

As expected both teams rested players and it was the usual turn for Jakupovic to get between the sticks and Taylor, Huddlestone, Hayden, Diomande and Aluko all got starts. Plus Luer had to replace the injured Diomande after 51′.

Brighton have not won in the last 7 games and seem to be struggling.

Post match Steve Bruce said

“We’ve seen Snoddy produce a performance to show us what we’ve missed. A big pat on the back to him and I have to say to my medical staff. It’s been one of these complicated injuries. He has been terrific.”

“I’ve said repeatedly one of the reasons why we are not in the big league is the loss of our big players.”

Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Moses Odubajo, Ryan Taylor, Curtis Davies, Tom Huddlestone, Robert Snodgrass, Harry Maguire, Isaac Hayden, Sone Aluko (Sam Clucas 85), Adama Diomande (Greg Luer 51), Andrew Robertson. Bench Unused: Allan McGregor, David Meyler, Abel Hernandez, Mohamed Diamé, Ahmed Elmohamady.
Brighton: Niki Maenpaa, Lewis Dunk, Andrew Crofts, Inigo Calderon (Kazenga Lualua 63), Connor Goldson, Elvis Manu (Tomer Hemed 76), Danny Holla (Sam Baldock 57), Rohan Ince, Adam Chicksen, Richie Towell, Liam Ridgewell. Bench Unused: Casper Ankergren, James Murphy, Bobby Zamora, Robert Hunt.




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14th December 2014 Saturday KC Stadium – The Tigers dominated the first half of this match with the 3-5-2 set up, but during the second half a resurgent Stoke had Hull City hanging on and were no doubt pleased to come away with a share of the points.

Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (who had to prove his fitness before the start) made some fantastic saves particularly from Elmohamady and Sagbo, without him Hull may well have pocketed 3 points.

The Tigers desperately need more strike power but the 4 first class serves made by Begovic were crucial to the final score. He completed 100% of his attempted punches and claims for the ball.

Hull City: McGregor, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Davies, Bruce (Brady 67′), Chester, Livermore, Meyler (Rosenior 78′), Graham (Boyd 82′), Sagbo, Huddlestone. Bench: Rosenior, Koren, Brady, McShane, Boyd, Harper, Faye.

Referee Mike Dean

Attendance: 23,324

Stats: Opta via BBC, and Squawka.Stats FT HullvStoke

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2nd September 2013 Monday – Tigers left-back Conor Townsend has joined Carlisle United on a 28-day loan; a deadline day deal

He graduated from the Tigers’ youth ranks 2 years ago and has had  loan spells at Grimsby Town, where he was named young player of the 2011-12 season, and Chesterfield, also playing for City in the League Cup win at Leyton Orient.


conor townsend

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15 July 2013 Hull signed their second goalkeeper in this window and agreed a one year contract with 38 year old Steve Harper, who was released by Newcastle United at the end of the 2012–13 season. Steve had been a Newcastle player for 20 years and appeared 199 times for the club (157 being league games).

The 6ft 2″ stopper is vastly experience having played in the Champions League and has 20 Euro games under his belt.

It is believed he has agreed initially to act as a back-up to City’s number one keeper Alan McGregor. He has in fact played as back-up to various first choice magpie keepers during his career and came very close to dislodging Shay Given. Steve played in the 1999 FA Cup Final, when Newcastle lost 2–0 to Manchester United. The Newcastle Manager at the time Ruud Gullit appeared to see Harper worthy of playing over Given.

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16 July 2013 Jack Hobbs went out on loan to Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2013–14 season. The popular centre back and erstwhile club Captain had fallen down the pecking order, as it seems Bruce does not fancy him against fast PL strikers. We wish him luck and a good season at Forest.

Jack Hobbs


19th July 2013 Friday – The Tigers website announced that Sunderland have agreed to the loan of 27 year old striker Danny Graham to the Tigers for the coming season. It is understood there is a call back clause during the January window.

Bruce and Thompson have pulled off a good deal here without reducing the transfer budget and have brought in a player with PL experience who if used correctly can be deadly in front of goal.

Being a Geordie never helped Graham at Sunderland (that weird hostility thing!) and he must be relieved to have got a move not too far from his home territory.

Gateshead born Graham started his professional career at Middlesbrough in 2003, making his debut for the club in a Premier League match against Manchester United the following year. During his four years at Middlesbrough, Graham made just one first team start. He was loaned out to clubs in all three divisions of the Football League, before joining his final loan club Carlisle United on a two-year deal in 2007.

At the end of his contract, he joined Championship side Watford, who were subsequently ordered to pay compensation. Graham was Watford’s top-scorer in both of his seasons at Vicarage Road, as well as Watford F.C. Player of the Season and the Championship’s overall top scorer in 2010–11.

In July 2011, Graham transferred to newly promoted Premier League team Swansea City for £3.5 million, where in his first season he was their top goalscorer with 12 league goals.

He signed for Sunderland on 31 January 2013 for £5 million on a three-and-a-half-year contract. He made his debut on 2 February, coming on as a substitute in the 79th minute to replace Stéphane Sessègnon in a 2–1 defeat away to Reading. Despite playing 11 games for Sunderland in his first half season at the club, Graham has been unable to score his first goal for Sunderland

Danny has netted 94 times in 303 league games for all the clubs he has played for; his Premier League records shows 23 goals in 94 games, so not prolific but indicates that given the chance with a good partner he will be a fine asset for Hull City this coming season.

He has a good disciplinary record and seems to be team player which is important knowing the already good atmosphere in the dressing room.

Danny was capped once by England at under-20 level, starting a 2–0 victory against Russia on 4 February 2005.

We wish him good luck in the Tigers shirt this season.

Danny Graham

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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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4th July 2013 Thursday – Hull City Official Website confirmed Andy Dawson‘s testimonial match . It will be against the Spanish side Real Betis at the KC Stadium on Saturday 10th August 3pm kick off.

Andy famously played in all four divisions of English football for Hull City after a free transfer from Scunthorpe United he joined the Tiger ranks on 16th May 2013.

He was to make 317 appearances for our club and scored 8 goals before being released – also on 16th May – this year to move back to Scunthorpe.

One of the most dedicated and consistent players to don the black and amber the left sided fullback did everything that was asked of him including wearing the captains armband on many occasions.

Andy will play for the Tigers in his testimonial.

This will be City’s last per-season fixture and the only one at the KC.

Andy Dawson

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3rd July 2013 Wednesday – Following the signing of Allan McGregor Steve Bruce has sanctioned and agreed a deal  for the 6 months loan of the Tigers goalkeeper Mark Oxley to Oldham Athletic.

Mark’s loan is said to include a 24-hour recall clause to the KC Stadium.

He signed originally for City in August 2008 for a fee of £150,000 from Rotherham United but has only ever appeared once for the Tigers first team.

Oldhams Manager Lee Johnson has seen two goalkeepers leave his club at the end of last season, with Aussie Dean Bouzanis being released and Polish keeper Alex Cisak not having an option for a further 12 months taken up by the club.

Mark Oxley

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