Hull City: Punching Above Their Weight Or A Blessing In Disguise?
With the season well underway and the league table starting to take some sort of shape, it is quite a surprise to see an unfamiliar team sitting in third place in the league. At the start of the season everyone is asking whether the big four of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool can be separated and if so would the usual suspects of Everton, Tottenham, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa be the ones to do it. Then on transfer deadline day comes a new contender on the scene when Manchester City are taken over and spend a British record transfer fee on Robinho.
However, two months into the season, none of those teams mentioned, with the exception of Aston Villa, can truly say that they are setting the league table alight. In fact you have to look at the table upside down to see Tottenham anywhere near the top. Their worst start to the season since 1912 leaves them in bottom place (I guess you can say that they are the strongest team in the league). So who am I getting at?
The answer to that question is Hull City. A team that never played a top flight game until this season are currently sitting proudly in that 3rd place spot. The most refreshing part of the whole story is that they are approaching games in the correct way. There will not be too many games that will go to both the Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane this season and win both games, but that honour does go well and truly to Hull. They go on the pitch for each game with the same attitude. We are here to enjoy ourselves and no one is going to stop this dream from happening.You just have to look at the current league form and in particular the away form table. Hull City are currently joint top with Liverpool with a total of 10 points from 4 games, only currently Premiership leaders, Chelsea, boast a 100% record from their 3 games played.
So what will happen to Hull City for the rest of the season?? The future is uncertain, but what odds would you give for them to be the team to break the Stamford Bridge hoodoo for teams, and I am a Chelsea fan. I will be keeping a keen eye on Hull. Good luck for the season and I for one think it is certainly a blessing in disguise.