MATCH PREVIEW: Hull City v Newcastle United, KC Stadium, 1/Mar/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

by • February 27, 2014 • Match previewsComments (5)1030

So the win vs. Villa takes us on to 40 points and only a logic defying set of outcomes steve-brucebetween now and May could see a major slide down the table and see us finish in a lower table position, and looking upwards, it would take a level of confidence that I don’t have to predict a finishing position of any higher than 8th. So with that, it looks as though we’re ‘battling’ Southampton for 8th and go on then, lets say that 1 other team, maybe West Ham go on an excellent run and join us and Saints in the epic race for 8th, I think top ten looks virtually assured, so bonuses achieved all round, and maybe a few run outs for youngsters to boot……. Hopefully, not quite Ossie Ardiles style, where adult sized shirts, shorts and socks looked too big on most of our team!!

So, Saturday sees us on a trip to Humberside, which looks like it’s been a popular one for travelling Mags, with all tickets sold out. Please obliterate the diabolical ditties about Garden Sheds etc from our jukebox track-lists. It is the song choice of the ‘cunt.’ If you’re that stuck for a song to sing, just sing the Blaydon races, (Correct words please) instead.

Hull City then, 11th and 6 points off the relegation places, and their recent months have been played out to a backdrop of a much talked about name change to incorporate the word “Tigers.” Obviously all right-minded folk hope that this never comes off.

They recognised they were in a spot of bother and in January fetched in Jelavic and Shane HullprotestLong, for a combined £13.25m, which has worked to good effect. Their home form is decent with 5 wins (Norwich 1-0, West Ham 1-0, Mackems 1-0, Liverpool 3-1 and Fulham 6-0) 4 draws (Cardiff 1-1, Aston Villa 0-0, Stoke 0-0 and Spurs 1-1) and lost 4 times, to Chelsea 2-0, Man Utd 3-2, Crystal Palace 1-0 and Southampton 1-0. Robbie Brady is their leading scorer with 4, but Jelavic has 3 in 6 apps.

Brady, McShane (sadly), Alex Bruce, Huddlestone and Rosenior are their injury doubts. They have no suspensions.

Team News

Pardew says Hatem Ben Arfa and Davide Santon are both injury doubts with “knocks”….. Hmm. Obertan is injured and so too is Bigirimana.

The back 5, will pick itself after last week’s win, unless something happens in training tomorrow. Personally, I prefer Haidara to Dummett, but the kid has let nobody down.

Tiote and Anita will more than likely be permanent fixtures in midfield now, fitness/suspensions permitting, so it just requires Pardew to decide on whether it’s a 4 or a 5. Gouffran and Sissoko are his preferred choices for the wide spots

Remy is our star man and it remains to be seen whether he gets a solo mission or a strike partner, with both Cisse and De Jong having plenty to prove.

Injured

Ryan Taylor – Knee – Next Season

Bigirimana – Ankle – No return date

Obertan – Knee – No return date

Santon – Knee – Fulham

Ben Arfa – Knock – No return date

Possible Team (4-2-3-1)

1.Krul: 2. Debuchy, 5. Williamson, 6. Coloccini, 3. Dummett: 8. Anita, 4. Tiote: 7. Gouffran, 10. Sissoko, 11. Sammy Ameobi: 9. Remy

Subs

Elliot, De Jong, Steven Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Gosling, Yanga-Mbiwa, Cisse,

Referee: Kevin Friend

League History at Hull City

1989/90 Won 3-1. United, under The Bald Eagle were making a decent fist of getting an instant promotion campaign underway. Mick Quinn was the man in form, ably assisted by the mint, John Gallacher. Mark McGhee had been a major summer acquisition but had yet to find the net. That would change at Boothferry Park. He, John Anderson and Gary Brazil continued the good start. Attendance, 9,629

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdueW6eM3ww

1990/91 Lost 2-1 The wheels of another decent start had started to come off after a defeat at Bristol City, we’d go on a run of just 1 win in 12. On the plus side, we’d get to see former Cadbury’s sales man and Berwick Rangers striker (yes, we used to sign players from Berwick Rangers back than) in our side. McGhee with our consolation goal here. Hull would finish bottom, but beat us twice. This was a grim campaign. Attendance, 8,375

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYzPZA06Fd4

2008/09 Drew 1-1 Time was running out for us to click into gear and nail survival. Kinnear had taken ill and we were back in the hands of Hughton. Steven Taylor’s equaliser earned us a point, but this was a poor showing and many fans who left the stadium, feared they’d seen a side certain to face the drop. Attendance, 24,914

Hull Fanzines

City Independent  http://www.hullcityindependent.net/

Amber Nectar  http://www.ambernectar.org/

Hull City Mad http://www.hullcity-mad.co.uk/feat/edx5/fanzines__websites_section/index.shtml

Some paper back stuff here http://www.footybooks.com/index.php?cPath=3_124

#MagsInHull

Keep an eye out for the twitter hashtag

Dangermen

The new acquisitions, Long and Jelavic.

Prediction

A draw, 1-1

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5 Responses to MATCH PREVIEW: Hull City v Newcastle United, KC Stadium, 1/Mar/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

  1. Tom Bates says:

    Well I’ve finally done it and cancelled the season ticket. After being initially told I couldnt cancel because I’d missed the deadline, I then pointed out the February deadline to them and they said they needed 3 days notification and I couldnt cancel over the phone. Finally they have agreed to cancel. Like most cancellers its not the league position thats the issue, we’ve seen far worse,its the fact Ashley is taking the pee out of us. Also the sterile atmosphere in the ground means its more enjoyable watching in the pub these days. And personally I dislike Pardew and his patronizing put down,s his latest ‘hopefully the fans will understand that we cant spend big / compete with Hull’, waffle waffle etc.

  2. graeme banks. says:

    What a strange thing to do. It sounds more like you wanted to justify not renewing cos you found something better to spend your cash on. To be fair with season ticket sales accounting for 3% of income I think mike Ashley is not bothered either way whether anyone buys a season ticket. Supporters in 2014 are tv extras at best.

  3. Steve Mitchell says:

    He butts who he wants, he butts who he wants…..