Hull city rise

Hull City on the Rise – Can they keep-up

Following Hull City’s emphatic promotion back to the Premier League after just a season in the second tier of English football, many pundits and players alike definitely dubbed Hull City to be prime relegation candidates due to the number of issues the team are currently facing on the pitch and behind the scenes with the Mike Phelan’s side facing a shortage of first-team players due to injury problems and lack of funds on the part of the Club’s owners.

Mike Phelan, who is known around the world for the work he did under Sir Alex Ferguson’s as the Assistant Manager of Manchester United, took over as the caretaker manager at Hull following Steve Bruce’s exit, and by the looks of things Mike Phelan appears to be the right man to take Hull to greater heights judging by what we’ve seen so far this season.

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Against all the odds, Hull City find themselves with six points which sees them sit at 5th place on the table when most people expected them to at the very bottom of the League table at this stage.

They’ve been a joy to watch so far this season. The disastrous season which many people expected The Tigers to have has so far been dashed by an uprising which has seemingly been inspired by Mike Phelan and all that’s going on in and around the club.

Hull City’s story this season could turn out to be a real classic, although not in the same ilk as Leicester’s unprecedented title victory last season, it might just prove to be phenomenal nonetheless.

It far too soon to say what Hull City can go on to achieve this term with the Premier League still yet to shape up, despite that though, early indications vehemently suggests that the Tigers could go on to have a stellar season, and one key indicator of that fact is the game against Manchester United – a game in which they succumbed to an agonising defeat.

Here’s why the loss against Manchester United will prove to be decisive For Hull;

In the build-up to the game, Hull’s 100% record from two games against reigning champions Leicester City and Swansea served as huge talking points, with the media acknowledging the fact that an upset could be on the cards ahead of the tie.

Manchester United looked unstoppable in their opening two fixtures as they tore through the teams that stood in their way with relative ease.

The game against Hull was meant to be another easy victory for Jose Mourinho and his array of stars, but Mike Phelan begged to differ.

Manchester United found it tough to break down Hull City’s defensive set-up, and they were restricted to aerial balls for most of the game in a bid to break the deadlock, but United’s breakthrough failed to materialise until the dying minutes of the game when Marcus Rashford came on to play the part of super sub as he fired United to their third successive win of the campaign.

The late goal indeed left the hearts of the Hull City fans shattered as their fairytale run came to an end at the hands of Phelan’s old club, but despite the result, a handful of positives can be taken from that game as it could serve as a benchmark for Hull City rise.

It seems as if Hull City is on the rise; they haven’t gotten to the point where they can be a good force to be reckoned with in the Premier League, but it’s already quite debatable that they can stay up this season and potentially secure a decent League finish.

Key Players Going Forward For Hull

Abel Hernandez has been an absolute revelation for Hull City this term as he’s spearheaded their attack with decent results thus far, although Diomande deserves some credit for Hernandez’s fortune in front of goal.

Diomande is somewhat like a Jamie Vardy type of player without the whole glitz, glamour and of course, the goals, but his willingness to run in behind defenders as well as to utilise a direct style of play has been particularly eye-catching to say the very least and Hernandez has undoubtedly benefited a great deal from Diomande’s direct style of play.

Hull’s Unfortunate Predicament

In the midst of all the excitement currently oozing out of Hull City, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the club. The owners seem hell-bent on abandoning the Tigers which has given the club some sinking ship look.

The finances are evidently low which has resulted in the club’s inability to pursue quality players actively in the transfer window.

The window is set to close within a week, and Hull is yet to bring in any new faces in an attempt to bolster the already diminished numbers in the squad.

An injury to any of the mainstays in the team could have a detrimental effect on Hull’s performances due to the shortage of experienced players available in the squad.

Half of the team’s bench don’t have substantial experience playing in the Premier League, and more so, not all the players currently in the first team squad are up to par as far as skill and expertise are concerned.

Hull City features a close-knit bunch of players with a burning desire to succeed, but judging by what we’ve seen in the past; Hull City needs to sign new players to stand the test of time this season.

About the Author Moha

Hardcore fun of the beautiful game. Played soccer for different clubs in my country before hanging up my boots. Now writer for My Soccer HQ

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