SLOPPY CITY SLUMP TO ANOTHER DEFEAT
HULL CITY 0-3 NEWCASTLE UNITED
(Cabella 40’, Ameobi 50’, Gouffran 78’)
McGregor A few decent saves throughout the afternoon. Could do very little with the first and last goals, however to concede three for the second game in a row is a concern. (6)
Elmohamady A danger going forward, caused Ameobi problems in the early exchanges. A couple of his crosses probably should have been capitalised on. A very cynical attempt to gain a goal, probably should have resulted in a red card. (6)
Dawson* Numerous challenges and blocks help keep the score to a minimum. But it cannot be forgotten he had probably one of the best chances in the game. (7)
Davies Looked a little uncomfortable and lacked in confidence. Still better than the majority, even with a hamstring injury towards the end. (6)
Robertson Added a spark and some pace which caused problems until he was replaced. A poor pass gave Newcastle the first goal, not the first time this season has the young Scot done that. (6)
Meyler Not a winger. He may put a lot of effort in however he was lost and it was for all to see. His desire to win the ball and battle may find him revert to central midfield in future. (5)
Huddlestone A star passer who can open a defence gave the ball away on numerous occasions more notably a goal came from one of the misplaced passes. (5)
Livermore Flurries of desire and effort, however his sauntering back on a couple of occasions did not go unnoticed. When an opportunity arose to move forward with the ball when 2-0 down he chose to turn and pass to the defence. (4)
Ramirez Assisted the Newcastle second goal. Looked more committed to challenging for the ball than what is normally shown by the Uruguayan. Some good touches showed the magic to unlock a defence but was unable to. (6)
Jelavic His hard work and endeavour caused a few issues for the Newcastle defence. Yet never got the service he needed and when the chance came he could not adjust in time. (6)
Hernandez Looked a fraction of the player which tore open Everton’s defence, this may be due to early return from injury. Link up with fellow Uruguayan Ramirez early on offered hope but petered out as the game progressed. (5)
Aluko (Meyler 56’) Some energy and effort, dropped too deep to effect the final third. (5)
Ince (Hernandez 67’) Had little impact. Never showed the pace and skill to beat a player which he has showed can open defences. (5)
Brady (Robertson 71’) Far too late for him to gain any impact as Newcastle had already the game by the throat.
Unused subs: Harper, McShane, Bruce, Quinn.
Krul (7); Janmaat (7), Coloccini (6), Williamson (6), Haidara (7); Anita (7), Colback (7), Sissoko (7); Cabella* (7) (Gouffan 72’ 7), Perez (6) (Cisse 82’), Ameobi (7) (Abeid 93’).
Unused subs: Alnwick, Santon, Obertan, Riviere.
Referee: Phil Dowd (6)
A very mediocre Newcastle were made to look extremely good by a terrible performance by Hull City. The game (as always against Newcastle) provided a bit of drama. The Elmohamady hand ball incident in particular. Dowd may have been booed off at half time but the concourse was packed to see why the goal wasn’t to stand. Dowd had made the right decision much to mine and others dismay. A moment of madness meant the game slipped out of reach in the second half. What was to make it worse was Elmohamady’s appealing against the decision when it was blatantly obvious that he had, Maradona style, punched the ball home.
During the course of the last 15 games, City have failed to score in 11 - a great concern that may hinder any transfer movement over the course of the next 24 hours. Lennon was supposedly in Hull on Saturday but may hold out for a better deal, unsurprising after such a poor display.
The start from City was one of great promise, after a poor second half performance lead to a 3-0 defeat in London last time around. It was to be a similar story today with squandered chances which were begging to be put in the net. A Davies header from an Elmohamady cross after 18 minutes was well saved and lead to a scrabble only for Newcastle to gain a free kick. Good link up play with a quick tempo opened up a couple of potential opportunities. However it was not to last, a poor choice of pass by Robertson allowed Cabella to score a wonderful first goal for the Magpies.
Ramirez’ free-kick on the stroke of half time was a delivery almost on a par from earlier in the game, which saw Dawson go close at the far post. Instead of heading the ball, Elmohamady handled it. Half time came and went and once again a City player forgot the colour of the shirt he was playing in and gave the ball to Ameobi whose strike from 30 yards nestled in the corner.
From this point onward Newcastle controlled the possession not allowing Hull any chance to regain a foothold. This lead to a couple of defensive lapses and allowed a couple of chances to score arise. Hull City are still a team which mistakes can be made against and you will not be punished. A rush of blood to the head caused Coloccini to scuff a clearance across goal, only a Newcastle player was there to follow up his captain’s mistake. When the ball did fall to a City player it ricocheted away much to the disbelief of the home support. Top scorer Jelavic was unable to turn in a low hard cross after some good build up play down the left by Robertson and Ramirez. The cross proving too powerful to control and a clearance like finish meant Krul could keep his clean sheet.
As the half wore on the effort and confidence drained from many City players. It was epitomised by Jake Livermore who allowed Gouffran to run by him with the ball in the lead up to the third goal.
The substitute ran through the defence like a hot knife through butter and with a deflected shot looped the ball beyond the helpless McGregor. The victory sealed.
A fairly good and lively start was met by a very poor and deeply concerning second half display. Anything like the same display as in the second half against Manchester City at the Etihad next week will potentially see a double figure goal-fest.
MADE IN HULL
BACK TO BACK PERFORMANCES FROM TEN HULL BANDS
Tuesday 27 January - Doors 8pm
Part of Independent Venue Week
Monday 26 January - Sunday 1 February
Hull Kingston Radio will be launching their full service on 107.4FM
at 9am on Thursday 5 February
Best of luck to everyone at the station from us all at Tigerlink
FROM SAO PAULO TO BRAZIL
WELCOME TO HULL MATHEUS!
A very warm welcome to our Tigerlink Champion and friend from Brazil, Matheus Campos. Matheus started his journey yesterday and here is his first 'From Sao Paulo to Hull' diary entry;
'So my big journey finally started yesterday, picked up a plane at Sao Paulo, made a fast connection to Lisbon and right now I am inside a train on my way to Hull!
It's difficult to put in words the feeling of realising my dream of almost 10 years...a dream that started watching Myhill in the goal, Windass up front and Phil Brown guiding that incredible team to the first promotion....a dream that only got stronger when my compatriot Geovanni started to use our number 10 with so much talent and effort!
Thanks so much for everyone that helped me to realise this dream and to every Tiger from anywhere on the planet, that always are so nice when I go talk with you guys!
This is just the beginning of the journey! See you soon!'
Matheus Campos - Hull City Brasil creator
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular diary entries from Matheus during his time in Hull
ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST EVER
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE
The route for the Tour De Yorkshire has been announced and the fantastic news is that the race will pass through East Yorkshire, riding through Beverley during Stage 2 on Saturday 2 May 2015.
Check out the website for full details
WEST HAM v HULL CITY
PREVIEW BY OLLIE HARSLEY
Read Ollie's thoughts before today's game in the capital - can we get a result with our two star strikers absent? It's going to be a tough ask for a makeshift front line that's for sure.
KYLE EDMUND JOINS ANDY MURRAY IN
MAIN DRAW FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Some more fantastic news for local lad Kyle, qualifying for the Australian
Open main draw. great to see Kyle having more success and we wish him the best of luck in the tournament.
Read all about it on the BBC Sport website;
Check out this interview from our Gallery page
Kyle did for Tigerlink in 2013;
HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST
MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE
The Hull City Supporters' Trust have launched their membership scheme.
Full shareholding membership costs just £5 (junior memberships are also available for £2).
For full details of how to join check out the website via the link below;
CULT CINEMA SUNDAY
SUNDAY 18 JANUARY
(Third Sunday of every month)
£5 ON THE DOOR
FOOD AND DRINK, QUIZ, RAFFLE AND ART PRINTS
Cult Cinema Sunday takes place on the third Sunday of every month at Fruit. This month's film is 'The Thing' - doors open at 6pm with a quiz at 6.30pm before the film starting at 8pm.
For more information visit
WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT CUP FINAL DAY?
Was it that piece of heaven when we were 2-0 up?
So it's Arsenal once again, it feels like 'Groundhog Day', is there any chance of another 2-2?
And don't forget the game is LIVE on BBC1 (5.20pm). So yes, we are
first on Match Of The Day at last!
Let's go back to Wembley this year?
THE FA CUP THIRD ROUND
ARSENAL v HULL CITY
SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2015
3 January 2015
CELEBRATE CITY TILL WE DIE
LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW
WHILE STOCKS LAST
As the transition from CTWD to the Hull City Supporters' Trust gathers pace, why not celebrate City Till We Die by purchasing one of these limited edition t-shirts.
Choose between white on black (pictured) and black on white. At just £9.99 they won't be around for long - grab them while you can!
The link below takes you to the CTWD website
1 January 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What a year 2014 was - Wembley twice - never thought we would see the day! Memories we will cherish forever.
Here's to more on-the-field success in the coming year for our beloved Hull City AFC
HAVE A FANTASTIC 2015
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