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One Hull of a Ride

By | 17th April 2009

Every season Premier League fans are treated to some delightful surprises, and this season has been no different. We’ve seen Martin O’Neill develop an exciting crop of English youngsters, a few Manchester United teenagers make a splash, Liverpool finally put things together, and Alan Shearer finally made a return to the beautiful game.

One thing that I will always remember the 2008/09 season for, though, is the rollercoaster ride that Hull City has gone through. Once seated at the top of the table ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, Hull has since seen their form drop considerably, and Phil Brown’s side now find themselves embroiled in an intense relegation battle.

With less than a month remaining in the season, Hull desperately need to find some games to win – or else they’ll be worried about Championship opposition next season.

Looking back on it all, this is the very same team that rattled Arsenal’s cage at the Emirates as they were victorious there, put three goals past Manchester United at Old Trafford, and now haven’t won a match in over a month. Just four points separates the Tigers from the relegation zone.
I’ve now come to the conclusion that Hull City will face the drop. It’s a conclusion that I genuinely hope is wrong, and one that surprises even myself. There’s a very heated debate going on in the Premiership Talk Forum about the relegation battle, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about the relegation candidates.

Weigh in with your opinion in the comments section below, or head on over to the Premiership Talk Forum!



Reader Comments

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  1. I believe Hull will get relegated as they just seem to have imploded and lost their form. That said every game they have the potential to resurrect themselves as the team they were, if only briefly: a true threat to win any game.

    One wonders if the premier season was just too taxing on them relative to the goods they have n the squad, or whether, perhaps, Phil Brown has lost the ability to effectively drive them back to the heights. Certainly starting so high meant there was little that could get better after the season's bright start and perhaps the psychology of that, more than anything else, has been their undoing.

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