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9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

geovanni hull city 9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

I admit it. I have a soft spot for underdogs. Three years ago, I was enamored by Wigan’s brilliant beginning to the season where they surprised so many teams and fans by playing attacking football. Two years ago, it was Reading’s turn to brighten up the Premier League. Last season there was no underdog, but this year we have Hull City, the Yorkshire Terriers of the Premier League.

After watching Hull’s gutsy performance against Manchester City in the 2-2 draw, here are 9 reasons why it’s impossible to not to love Hull City:

  1. They give 100% whenever they go in for 50/50 balls,
  2. Midfielder and captain Ian Ashbee has been at Hull City for seven years,
  3. Geovanni. Say no more,
  4. Striker Marlon King has regained his form despite being kicked off the Jamaica team and written off by many pundits when he was at Watford two seasons ago,
  5. The foreign contingent of Kamil Zayatte, Daniel Cousin and George Boateng have been spectacular,
  6. Defenders Paul McShane, Michael Turner, Zayatte and Andy Dawson have been a rock for Hull City at the back,
  7. Unsung heroes such as Boaz Myhill, Dean Marney and Samuel Ricketts have been a joy to watch,
  8. Phil Brown looks like a Sam Allardyce in training, which is exactly what he is (in a good sense), and
  9. Perhaps most importantly of all, the entire squad plays together so well as a team.

Hull City is everything a Premier League underdog should be. They’re battlers. They’re a joy to watch. The fans are exuberant. Their stadium is sold out. And the eleven players on the pitch never give up.

Phil Brown has instilled a winning belief in the Hull City side. They don’t play in fear of their opponents. How could you not love a team like Hull City?

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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8 Responses to 9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

  1. krossfader says:


  2. mikeythetiger says:

    10. Ten years ago they were BOTTOM of the league and facing extinction.
    11. Ian Ashee has captained the tigers in all four divisions, a feat unrivalled in the modern game.
    12. They have the coolest shirts.

  3. tiger says:

    hull city, hull city,hull city, hhullhull city, hull city, cihull city, hull city,ty, hull city,ull hull city, hull city for ever. geo geo geo geo

  4. Andrew Dixon says:

    My Dad took me to my first Tigers game in 1963, it was in the third division (now league one) and we beat Halifax 2 – 0. For 45 years I've been dreaming of Hull City getting to the top division. Last season's success was completely unexpected and I still hadn't caught my breath when this season got under way. Being an optimist I thought that we'd stay up but even the most optimistic City fan could not have anticipated the style with which we have started the campaign. The potential is immense, In 66/67, following promotion from the third division, we pulled in well over thirty thousand for some games. The previous season 45,000 saw Hull take on Chelsea in an FA Cup quarter final replay. It is immensely gratifying to know that we are popular for all of the reasons that you have outlined in your article, we know it will not last, but while we've got your attention, just imagine how good it feels to know that many thousands of young kids in Hull and East Yorkshire will be pestering their parents for a City shirt this Christmas instead of Liverpool, Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal.

    Thanks for noticing


  5. jess says:

    living in north london seeing my home town do over yet alone both north london clubs but west and east london clubs is a sporting feeling i cant describe ! sheeer class !!

  6. Hull are entertaining to watch, my fav team is dundee united tho

  7. gochi says:

    Good reasons to love the team, If you love any team it is not easy task you should pick some reasons why to choose that team that is what Gaffer did in this post.

  8. hull rule says:

    city till we die

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