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Goodbye Phil Brown

By | 19th October 2009

phil brownNine games into the  Barclays Premier League 2009/10 season, Hull City find themselves in the relegation zone. While fans around the Premiership point fingers and laugh at the Tigers, one man is not laughing: Phil Brown.

Following yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday night, Phil Brown knows that his job is on the line. The perma-tanned manager proved that Hull had the goods at the beginning of last season, but following a fall from grace he finds himself in serious danger.

Only West Ham United and Portsmouth have less points than Hull City at the moment, and few people are doubting that Hull will get relegated this season. It’s not for the lack of firepower. Hull boast the likes of Jan Venegoor of Hesselink, Kamel Ghilas, Jozy Altidore, and Daniel Cousin up top, Geovanni, George Boateng, and Jimmy Bullard in midfield, and plenty of strong, physical defenders at the back, but without a competent manager this is all going to waste.

Phil Brown has accepted mediocrity at Hull City for far too long. This is the team that twelve months ago was third in the Premiership – they are now third from bottom! When things haven’t worked he has accepted the status quo and blamed bad fortunes instead of turning things around.

Now, when things clearly aren’t working, Brown is afraid to give youngsters such as Jozy Altidore a shot. What Hull has been doing isn’t working, and it’s time for a change. It’s time to bring in a manager that isn’t afraid to take risks and time to bring in a manager that can motivate a squad that looks like it has never been motivated before.

For the sake of Hull, Phil Brown needs to go. Immediately.

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  1. j6pini says:

    I agree completely. Yes I'm biased because I live and die with the US MNT (Altidore). And I know Brown has tried to ease him into the team because he's only 19 and new to the league. But this is the time to throw him in there, and I'm talking about a start, not a substitution. In fact I expected him to get more than 20 minutes today. By the time he came in all Hull did was launch hopeful balls into the box. If you go back to Christmas-ish last season, the team has been horrible. Bye-bye Phil.

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