Just 13 minutes into Hull City’s Premier League match against Chelsea yesterday, Hull midfielder Ryan Mason went up for a header in the box. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill rushed to intercept the ball, but instead, he smashed into Mason’s head, immediately sending him to the ground.
It seems almost quaint now to remember that last summer, the fallen wonderkid Xherdan Shaqiri at first rejected, before accepting, the bejeweled life raft Stoke City tossed him in order to rescue him from Inter’s bench and the career obsolescence that loomed dangerously close. Stoke are a mainstay in the biggest,…
The good news: Arsenal beat Hull in their FA Cup replay today, scoring some pretty goals and looking pretty good doing so, earning their way into the quarterfinals of the competition they’ve won two years running now.
Hull City hosted Arsenal in a Premier League match today, just now. They weren’t expected to win, and they didn’t win, because they were and almost always are gravely overmatched. But that’s not why I’ve gathered you here.
This story is a great example of the fundamental differences between European soccer clubs and American franchises.
This is Steve Harper, a 39-year-old goalkeeper in his first season for Hull City after being a fixture on the Newcastle United bench for the better part of 20 years, which included stints on loan elsewhere. He is, relatively speaking, baddish at his job.
Hull City's opened its first campaign in the Premiership since 2010 solidly; they're smack in the middle of the table, and stunning more established sides with spectacular plays. One of those came today as Sone Aluko slammed home a massive volley to steal a win from Newcastle.
Hull City doesn't want to be called boring old Hull City anymore. It's boring. What's a "city" anyway? Instead, say hello to Hull City Tigers.
Well, this is heartwarming. On the final day of the npower Championship regular season, second-place Hull City was playing Cardiff City, who had already won the league and promotion to the English Premier League. The way the Championship works is the top two teams are automatically promoted, while the third through…
Absolutely nobody could have possibly seen this result coming. The Tigers of Hull City are officially the biggest surprise of the new Premier League season, especially after their eye-opening 2-1 victory over Arsenal, at Emirates Stadium no less. The Gunners took a 1-0 lead shortly after the half on an when Theo…