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Hull City Search For A Hero

In a strange yet understandable move, Hull City Chairman Adam Pearson has removed Phil Brown from his position as manager at the struggling side. It strikes me as strange as Brown has been moved on after an impressive, if limited, performance against Arsenal on Saturday. Removal after the dismal showing […]

Bullard’s Resurgence Can Lift Hull City

Things are very rarely simple at the K.C. Stadium, not while Phil Brown is there. Back in January, he raised eyebrows when he paid £5 million for the effervescent Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard. Not that there is any doubting the quality that Bullard offers, but that a player who had […]

Two Wins In A Calendar Year Isn’t Mischief Making

Hull City Chairman Paul Duffen has ridden to the defence of his beleaguered, battered and bruised manager after another capitulation on Saturday saw Hull brushed aside 6-1 at Anfield. 7 games into the season and Hull City have just 4 points, with a solitary win against Bolton and a point […]

Can Hull City Avoid Second Season Syndrome?

Looking at the predictions that are currently flooding the world of Premiership football, two teams are entrenched in a dogfight for who will finish bottom. No-one, but no-one thinks both Hull City or Burnley will stay up. One if not both of them, in the eyes of everyone think they’re […]

Who Will Relegation Hit The Hardest?

With West Bromwich Albion’s fate sealed last week we can now prepare ourselves for a dramatic conclusion to the Premier League season on Sunday. The neutral (including yours truly) will relish it and will want to see as many twists and turns as possible. Anyone supporters involved will have struggled to sleep for a […]

When Did It Go Wrong For Hull City?

In light of the news of Phil Brown “attacking” Geovanni, many football fans are wondering, when did it go wrong for Hull? As the season started, fans and pundits alike were raving about the breath of fresh air he brought to the Premiership. Bucking the trend for promoted sides, his […]

Not a Happy Guus While Rafa’s Going No Where,

I’m happy Guus is not as thrilled about Chelsea’s 1-0 win as I am. A bit of a side bar before I get into the news tonight. Chelsea are extremely lucky they are a goal to the good heading into their Champions League second leg. For starters, I don’t believe […]

Hull City To Go Down?

Can anyone remember the last time Hull City won a Premier League game? December 6th at home to Middlesbrough was the last time. Since then, they have been very much in freefall.  When Hull first arrived in the Premiership, they were tipped to go straight back down but decided to […]

Hull City’s U.S. Charm Offensive Will Pay Dividends

EPL Talk’s ex-pat and Anglophile readers familiar with the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses will likely remember the program’s 1985 Christmas special, “To Hull and Back,” in which Del Boy and Rodney unwittingly end up in the northern English city of Hull on their way to picking up […]

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 […]

Time To Stop Underestimating Hull City

So, how many people thought Hull City would be Premiership cannon fodder, this seasons Derby County, bravely battling against the odds in a futile struggle that would ultimately lead to relegation. If so, how many had actually seen Hull City play before they came up? Not many I bet. Fair […]

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Who Will Cash-Strapped Chelsea Sell This Summer?

Chelsea announced a £65.7m loss for last year, a staggering sum, particularly as it marks an improvement over the loose-pursed past.  Though the tangible sum is less, the impact will be felt more, after Roman Abramovich as billionaire Roman Abramovich potentially lost the bulk of his fortune.  Abramovich’s woes have […]

Mexico International Raul Jimenez Signs Six-Year Deal With Atletico Madrid, Say Reports

Atletico Madrid has signed Club America striker Raul Jimenez to a six-year deal according to the Spanish press. An official announcement from both clubs will be made on Wednesday and the player is rumored to be on his way to Madrid to be unveiled to Atletico supporters. The reigning champions […]

NASL pursuing litigation against US Soccer; Here’s how it might play out

On Monday, The Financial Times newspaper reported that the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) has launched a legal case against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) regarding first division sanctioning. In a nation without promotion and relegation, USSF is able to create arbitrary standards with the first-tier league MLS to determine […]

What Do You Think Should Be Done to Stop Match-Fixing?

Is it any surprise that match fixing occurs?  Every year countless billions are wagered on sports around the world.  In 2011, $3.2 billion was wagered on sports… in Nevada casinos alone!  Just online sports gambling in England, France, Italy and Spain equals about $15 billion.  Between legal and illegal (or […]

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5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]