Hull City vs Cardiff City
The Tiger | Official Matchday Programme of Hull City | Issue 17 Hull City vs Cardiff City | Sky Bet Championship Saturday 4th February, 2023 | KO 3pm | MKM Stadium
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Hull City vs Cardiff City | Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 4th February, 2023 | KO 3pm | MKM Stadium
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ISSUE 17 // £3.00
vs CARDIFF CITY
SAT 04 FEB 23 // 3PM
4 THE LINE-UP 8
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HEAD NOTES COACH
GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME TO TODAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
MATCH AGAINST CARDIFF CITY AT THE MKM STADIUM.
It was a great feeling to get my first home
win against Queens Park Rangers – a
result that had been coming after some
strong performances. The fans made a
huge difference and it was wonderful to
finally be able to celebrate in front of
our home crowd. They helped create an
incredible atmosphere and we will need
that again today and for every game.
Aaron Connolly took his goals very well
and it’s always nice for a striker to get off
the mark at a new club. We feel he’s in the
right place here to showcase his undoubted
ability, which he demonstrated with not
just his goals but with an outstanding allround,
selfless performance. Every player
in the starting XI and those who came off
the bench offered something to the team;
it’s not about individuals but the whole
group and everyone is contributing.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to
Cardiff manager Sabri Lamouchi, his staff,
players and their fans to today’s game.
Sabri is an experienced manager who has
done well before in the Championship
with Nottingham Forest. His team will be
organised and difficult to break down, while
they’ve got players who can win games and
they’ll be coming here to do just that.
We were delighted to bolster our ranks
with the deadline day signing of Karl
Darlow, a goalkeeper of real quality and
experience who will contribute on and
off the pitch. Yuriel Celi has been signed
as a player with potential for the future,
while Harry Vaughan is highly thought of
and joins our academy set-up. I would
like to thank the departing players for
their efforts and wish them all the best.
Every member of the squad is here for
a reason and I am delighted with the
players at my disposal. Every player has
something to add and I am excited about
what we can achieve moving forward.
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Christopher Needler on the right with his two sisters (from
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Mrs Hilary Needler at the Opening of the Needler Suite.
HULL CITY WERE SADDENED TO LEARN THE NEWS FROM A FAMILY SPOKESMAN THAT MR. GEORGE
HENRY CHRISTOPHER NEEDLER SADLY PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2022.
He was born in Kirkella in 1944 and lived
in Hull, Nottingham and London until the
sale of his family’s interest in Hull City
Football Club in 1997, following which he
moved to live in Monaco and also had a
summer house in the South of France.
He was educated at Repton School in
Derbyshire and then qualified as a chartered
accountant with Hodgson, Harris and Co. of
Parliament Street, Hull. He then attended
Trinity College Cambridge as a mature student
and following that he joined his father, Harold
Needler, in the family business Hoveringham
Gravels Ltd., together with various family
companies in the UK and Canada. Among
recent projects has been the creation of the
mixed use development of Kingswood in Hull.
He was a director of Hull City Football Club
from 1975 until its sale to David Lloyd in 1997.
Whilst having lived in Hull, Nottingham,
London and Monaco, he only ever supported
one team, Hull City A.F.C, whilst he regretted
not having achieved the success that he
and his family sought, he was relieved to
have been able to ensure the clubs financial
survival in the 1970’S and 1980’s until he was
able to give someone else the opportunity
of trying. Although he has not attended
games in recent years, he was nevertheless
delighted to see them play at Wembley in the
FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United
and against Arsenal in the final in 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Delphine
and her daughter Loulou.
Apart from Hull City, his other passion
was gardening, which he enjoyed
during summer months in France.
THIS AFTERNOON, WE WELCOME
CARDIFF CITY TO THE MKM STADIUM
FOR ANOTHER FIXTURE IN THE 2022/23
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON...
Cardiff City Football Club
Cardiff City Stadium
Opposition Focus by: Oliver Harsley
Games Played: 29 (Won: 7, Drawn: 8, Lost: 14)
Goal Difference: -11 (For: 21, Against: 32)
Ryan Allsop (29)
Top League Goalscorer:
Callum Robinson (4)
Callum Robinson (5)
Last Match: L 1-0
v Luton Town
In his playing days, Sabri Lamouchi was a
midfielder and represented clubs including
Auxerre, Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and
Marseille. He also earned 12 caps and
scored one goal for France. Lamouchi
began his managerial career in May 2012
as Head Coach of the Ivory Coast.
He led them to the 2014 World Cup and departed
after they were eliminated from the competition.
After this, Lamouchi spent almost three years
with Qatari side El Jaish and just over a year at
Ligue 1 outfit Rennes. Whilst with the latter, he
guided them to a fifth place finish and Europa
League qualification. In June 2019, Lamouchi
was appointed Head Coach of Nottingham
Forest. He just missed out on guiding Forest
to the Championship play-offs in his only full
season in charge before being sacked in October
2020. He’s recently taken charge of Cardiff
City after the departure of Mark Hudson.
The Bluebirds made one signing in
the January window, bringing in
Sory Kaba from FC Midtylland. Sean
Morrison and Curtis Nelson have left
the club permanently whilst Everton
loanee Niels Nkounkou was recalled
by his parent club and Max
Watters and Ollie Tanner have
both gone out on loan. The
Bluebirds have brought back
Mark McGuinness from his
loan and Chanka Zimba and
Eli King have both returned
to the Under-21 side.
In the Summer transfer
window, Cardiff brought
in Kion Etete, Andy Rinomhota,
Mahlon Romeo, Sheyi Ojo,
Callum O’Dowda, Jamilu Collins,
Romaine Sawyers, Jack Simpson,
Ryan Allsop, Jak Alnwick,
Vontae Daley-Campbell, Ebou Adams and
Callum Robinson on permanent deals.
These were joined by the loan arrivals
of Jaden Philogene and Cédric Kipré.
Philogene was signed from the Premier
League whilst Kipré arrived from
a fellow Championship club.
First-team players Will Vaulks,
Josh Murphy, Aden Flint,
Marlon Pack, Alex Smithies,
James Collins, Ciaron Brown,
Sam Bowen, Leandro Bacuna and
Isaac Vassell all departed the club
permanently. Dillon Phillips and
Kieron Evans went out on loan.
Seven players left the Under-21
side and three players departed
the Under-18 side. Matthew
Turner is currently out on loan.
BETWEEN THE POSTS:
Since his arrival last summer, Ryan Allsop
has been Cardiff’s first choice goalkeeper
this season. Ever present within the Bluebirds
goal in the league, Allsop has picked up
nine clean sheets thus far. The 30-year-old,
who possesses over 320 career appearances
to his name, has previously played for sides
including AFC Bournemouth, Coventry City,
Wycombe Wanderers and Derby County.
Another summer arrival, Jak Alnwick has
provided the main competition in the
goalkeeping ranks this campaign. Alnwick
hasn’t been utilised in the league by Cardiff,
but has featured in both the Carabao Cup and
FA Cup. He’s previously represented clubs
such as Newcastle United, Port Vale, Rangers
and St Mirren and has racked up just over 260
More cover is provided by the relatively
inexperienced Rohan Luthra. The 20-year-old
is yet to make a senior appearance for the
Bluebirds, but has been involved in the match
day squad three times this season.
AT THE BACK:
Cédric Kipré, Perry Ng and Mahlon Romeo
have all gained a lot of minutes as part of the
Cardiff defence so far this season. Kipré and
Ng both have one league goal to their names
whilst Romeo has a tally of three assists.
Romeo has earned 12 caps for Antigua and
The Bluebirds have also regularly utilised
Jack Simpson and Tom Sang in their back
line. Formerly of AFC Bournemouth and
Rangers, Simpson featured 11 times in the
Premier League for the Cherries and helped
the latter win the Scottish Premiership title in
the 2020/21 season. He also made one Europa
League appearance for Rangers.
Jamilu Collins, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Joel
Bagan, Mark McGuinness, Oliver Denham
and Xavier Benjamin are other defensive
options for the Bluebirds. Collins, Daley-
Campbell, Bagan and McGuinness have all
been utilised in the league. Denham has
featured in the Carabao Cup whilst Benjamin,
captain of Cardiff’s Under-21 side, is yet
to make his senior debut. Collins has been
capped 26 times by Nigeria, Daley-Campbell
has represented England in four different
age groups and Bagan and McGuinness
have earned 22 caps between them for the
Republic of Ireland Under-21 side.
IN THE MIDDLE:
Having progressed through the Bluebirds
academy, Joe Ralls is the club’s longest
serving player and also their club captain.
Ralls made his senior Cardiff debut in October
2011 which came against the Tigers and also
scored his first senior goal in the same match.
He’s racked up just over 335 appearances for
the Bluebirds and has two assists this season.
Ryan Wintle, Callum O’Dowda, Andy
Rinomhota and Romaine Sawyers have all
been regular features within Cardiff’s midfield
this season. Wintle, O’Dowda and Sawyers
have contributed seven league goals and
four assists between them whilst Rinomhota
has registered one assist. O’Dowda has
represented the Republic of Ireland 25 times
and Sawyers has earned 31 caps and bagged
five goals for Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Elsewhere, Rubin Colwill and Ebou Adams
provide other options within the Bluebirds
midfield. Out of the two, Colwill has been
utilised in the league this season. He made
one appearance for Wales at the 2022 World
Cup and has a total of eight caps and one
goal to his name. Adams hasn’t featured for
Cardiff this season due to injury. A Gambian
international, he’s earned 11 caps.
There’s a former Tiger within Cardiff’s forward
line in Gavin Whyte. Whyte spent the
second half of the 2020/21 season on loan
at the MKM Stadium and helped the Tigers
secure the League One title with four goals
scored in 20 appearances. A Northern Irish
international, Whyte has earned 29 caps and
scored five goals. He has one league goal and
one assist for the Bluebirds so far this season.
Callum Robinson has provided the most goals
and assists for Cardiff so far this campaign.
He possesses a tally of four league goals
and five assists and also bagged two goals
in the FA Cup. He’s made exactly 305 career
appearances for clubs including Preston
North End and West Bromwich Albion and has
won 34 caps and scored eight goals for the
Republic of Ireland.
The Bluebirds have also utilised Mark Harris,
Sheyi Ojo, Jaden Philogene, Kion Etete
and Isaak Davies as part of their attack this
season. Harris, Ojo, Philogene and Etete have
produced a combined total of seven league
goals. Etete also has one assist to his name.
WE MEET AGAIN…
WE LOOK AT THE PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS AGAINST THIS AFTERNOON’S OPPOSITION CARDIFF CITY…
2022- Away kit Tigers
win at Home
Playing in the all-black away kit, Hull City
welcomed Cardiff City to the MKM Stadium
on Friday 15th April 2022. The Tigers
took the lead in the eighth minute when
some energetic pressing from Allahyar
Sayyadmanesh led to a stray pass within the
Cardiff defence which allowed the Iranian
to easily bag his first goal for the club.
Three minutes later, Shota Arveladze’s
side doubled their lead through an effort
from Lewie Coyle who fired the ball
home. Aden Flint pulled a goal back for
the Bluebirds in the 81st minute, but the
Tigers held on to secure all three points.
1993- City Go Top
after Late Victory
In September 1993, Hull City emerged
victorious from a seven goal thriller
at Ninian Park as they claimed a 4-3
win against the Bluebirds. Throughout
the game, Terry Dolan’s team showed
tremendous strength and resilience as they
fought back from being 2-1 and 3-2 down.
half hat-trick had
the Tigers 3-2
up at half-time.
In the 88th
fourth goal of the
game and made
things a lot more
side. He holds
the record for the
most goals scored
by a Tigers player
against the Bluebirds in all competitions
with a total of 10 goals to his name.
1921- Tigers Secure First
Under the management of David Menzies,
the Tigers welcomed Cardiff City to Anlaby
Road on Saturday 30th April 1921.
Chris Lee grabbed a goal in both halves
whilst Steve Moran also got his name on the
scoresheet. The winning goal came in the
89th minute courtesy of Southampton loanee
Matt Bound [pictured]. This moved the Tigers
to the top of the League Division Two table.
1966- Wagstaff Puts
Four past Bluebirds
On Saturday 8th October 1966, the Tigers
left Ninian Park with the points after
securing a 4-2 victory. Ken Wagstaff’s first
Two quick fire goals
from Bobby Hughes
and Tom Brandon
[pictured] in the
first half proved to
be enough for the
Tigers to earn their
victory against the
days earlier, the
sides contested their
first ever competitive meeting which took
place at Ninian Park and ended goalless.
OVERALL RECORD: GAMES PLAYED: 70 HULL CITY WINS: 27 CARDIFF CITY WINS: 22 DRAWS: 21
TOTAL GOALS: 183 HULL CITY GOALS: 96 CARDIFF CITY GOALS: 87
HOME RECORD: GAMES PLAYED: 34 HULL CITY WINS: 12 CARDIFF CITY WINS: 6 DRAWS: 16
Heritage Number: #763
Hull City Career: 21 appearances
Cardiff City Career: 338 appearances, 5 goals
Born in Caerphilly, Jason Perry started his
professional football career with boyhood
club Cardiff City. He made his senior debut
for the Bluebirds as a 16-year-old in March
1987 and was part of the 1987/88 squad
which gained promotion to Division Three.
Over the next couple of years, Perry
cemented his place within the centre of the
Cardiff defence and was also made club
captain. This then led to him making three
appearances for the Wales Under-21 side in
1990 and 1991. He subsequently captained
the Bluebirds to the Division Three title in the
1992/93 season. Perry earned his one and
only senior cap for Wales in March 1994.
After spending just over a decade within
the Bluebirds first team, Perry left the
club in August 1997 and joined Bristol
Rovers. He had one season as a Rovers
player, in which he made 32 appearances,
before moving to Lincoln City in June
1998. He spent six months at Sincil Bank
and featured 15 times for the Imps.
Perry then joined the Tigers in December
1998 and seemingly looked to bolster their
struggling defence. However, he suffered
an injury in January 1999 which ruled him
out for most of the “Great Escape” heroics.
He returned from this setback and played
in four of the last five league games of
the 1998/99 campaign. Subsequently,
Perry struggled to hold down a regular
place in the Tigers defence as he featured
sporadically over the next couple of
seasons. He left Boothferry Park in 2001.
After leaving the Tigers, Perry returned
to Wales and signed for Southern Premier
League Premier Division side Newport
County. He made 30 appearances for the
Exiles across two seasons. Perry ended his
playing career in 2005 following a twoyear
spell with Welsh Premier League outfit
Cwmbran Town. Since his retirement, he’s
worked as a pundit for BBC Radio Wales
and as a lecturer at Bridgend College.
A ST AT
OVER HALF A MILLION
SKY BET CUSTOMERS USE DEPOSIT LIMITS
TO MANAGE THEIR BETTING BUDGET.
THAT’S ENOUGH TO FILL:
201 ALLY PALLYS.
OR 8 CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP DAYS.
(THAT’S A LOT OF TWEED)
ALL GOOD BOOKMAKERS
HAVE DEPOSIT LIMITS.
SO WHOEVER YOU BET WITH,
SET AN APPROPRIATE ONE FOR YOU
AND THEN ENJOY THE SPORT.
THAT’S BETTING BETTER.
ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE PITCH WITHOUT
PERMISSION AND THOSE CARRYING OR USING
SMOKE BOMBS OR PYROS WILL NOW RECEIVE
AN AUTOMATIC CLUB BAN.
‘LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME’
A message about anti-social and criminal behaviour
To mark the new season, we want to
make you aware of new measures
being taken across all of football
to ensure everyone can have a safe
and enjoyable experience. We are
supporting strong action from the
FA, Premier League and EFL to tackle
anti-social and criminal behaviours
that put all of us at risk.
This reflects the seriousness of
the risks to fans and staff – pyros
can burn at 2000 degrees Celsius
and cause lifechanging injuries,
while entering the pitch endangers
players, managers and match
We know those who commit these
illegal acts do not represent the
majority of supporters.
ONCE OUR PRE-MATCH OR HALF-
TIME ENTERTAINMENT HAS
FINISHED, WHY NOT TAKE PART IN
OUR LITTLE TIGERS TRIVIA QUIZ?
YOU’LL FIND SIX RANDOM
QUESTIONS RELATING TO
THE CLUB BELOW. LET’S
SEE HOW YOU GET ON!
1] Which current Hull City midfielder made
his 50th league start for the club in our
fixture against Sheffield United last month?
2] Can you name this former Hull City and
Cardiff City player from their career path?
• Bryansburn Rangers (Youth)
• Lisburn Distillery (2005-2006)
• Glentoran (2006-2007)
• Cardiff City (2007-2010)
• Grimsby Town (Loan) (2009)
• Aberdeen (2010-2014)
• St Mirren (Loan) (2014)
• Kilmarnock (2014-2016)
• Charlton Athletic (2016-2018)
• Bolton Wanderers (2018-2019)
• Hull City (2019-2022)
• Wigan Athletic (2022-Current)
3] How many appearances did former Hull
and Cardiff midfielder Seyi Olofinjana
make for both clubs combined?
4] True or False? Our first competitive
encounter against Cardiff City
was played at Anlaby Road.
5] Who scored the Tigers’ first goal in the
3-2 victory over Cardiff City last time out?
6] Which Premier League club has new Hull
signing Malcolm Ebiowei joined from?
Answers: 1.) Regan Slater, 2.) Josh Magennis, 3.) 82, 4.) False – it was played at Ninian Park, 5.) Dimitrios Pelkas, 6.) Crystal Palace
IN A BLUR
IN A BLUR
Can you name the blurred
player featured here?
IN A BLUR
SPOT THE BALL! Can you guess what position the real ball is in?
Can you find
In a Blur: Ryan Woods
Spot the Ball: A
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HULL CITY 3
Connolly (10’, 64’), Dickie (62’ OG)
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0
Hull City: 1 Ingram ; 33 Christie, 5 A. Jones,
17 McLoughlin, 3 Elder; 7 Tufan, 8 Docherty,
24 Seri , 27 Slater;
44 Connolly ⚽⚽, 19 Estupiñán
Substitutes: 32 Lo-Tutala , 2 Coyle (for
Connolly 84’), 6 Figueiredo, 15 Woods (for Tufan
75’), 16 Longman (for Seri 75’), 22 T. Smith (for
Estupiñán 89’), 35 Simons (for Christie 89’)
QPR: 1 Dieng ; 2 Kakay, 4 Dickie ⚽,
3 Dunne , 22 Paal; 47 Iroegbunam ,
15 Field ; 37 Adomah, 11
Roberts, 10 Chair; 18 Lowe
Referee: James Linington Attendance: 16,418
Substitutes: 13 Archer , 5 Clarke-Salter (for
Paal 45+3’), 6 Johansen (for Field 75’), 7 Willock
(for Roberts 79’), 16 Hämäläinen, 17 Dozzell (for
Iroegbunam 46’), 30 Armstrong (for Adomah 46’)
PLAYER IN FOCUS
HERITAGE NUMBER: #1079
Hull City Career: 65 appearances
DEFENDER SEAN McLOUGHLIN HAS BEEN
LOVING LIFE UNDER LIAM ROSENIOR.
The 26-year-old centre-back made a
return to the team following the midseason
break away at Watford and has
established his place in the starting line-up
with some impressive performances.
“It’s been really enjoyable,” said McLoughlin.
“I think from the first day he came in, he’s
been a breath of fresh air. He has a lot of
new ideas on how to play the game. I think
we’ve all bought into his ideas really well and
I’m sure everyone can see our performances
on the pitch are a lot better. I’m loving it.”
Rosenior has been in charge for 12
games in all competitions so far, picking
up four wins and five draws to move us
to within six points of the play-offs in
the Championship. McLoughlin says the
38-year-old’s attention to detail is a key
factor behind the team’s upturn in form.
“It’s just his attention to detail in terms
of where you need to be, depending on
where the ball is or who has the ball. He’s
made us all aware of exactly where we
need to be. That’s not just for the players
who are starting, it’s the players who are
coming on as well. He makes it really clear
and that’s all you can really ask for as a
player. He also gives us freedom to go and
play. We’ve really bought into his ideas
and we’re really enjoying work with him.
“He’s come in with a different style of football
to what we’ve played before. He’s come in
with his own ideas on how the game should be
played and how he feels we should play. Every
manager I’ve played under has different ideas
on how the game should be played. It suits us
down to the ground. We’ve shown we can get
on the ball a lot more and be a possessionbased
team. We’ve been really enjoying it.”
and has been flourishing in the new style
of play being implemented. He admits he
has been really enjoying his football and
can only see the team improving further.
“I’ve been really enjoying it,” explained
McLoughlin. “I like to get on the ball myself
anyway and play out from the back. The gaffer
has come in and we’re set-up to play that way.
It’s not going to reach perfection overnight.
There’ll be a few bumps along the way. What
we’re showing now against some top teams
like Sheffield United and Fulham in the FA
Cup, is that some of our play out from back
was brilliant. I think it’s only going to get
better. We’ve got a real sense of direction
now and I think we’re all buying into it.”
“The (mid-season) break was ideal for us.
When the gaffer came in and changed
the way we’re playing, he said he’s only
doing it because he believes in the quality
we have. He wasn’t coming into a team
where he didn’t feel like we could do what
he’s asking. He’s put a real belief and
confidence into all of us. I think in the last
couple of games especially we’ve shown
we can play the way he wants us to.”
SEAN McLOUGHLIN IS PROUDLY
Having been named in the starting line-up
by Rosenior for our last eight games in the
Championship, McLoughlin has been one
of the standout performers in recent weeks
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THROUGHOUT THE 2022/23 SEASON, WE WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTING
ONE HERITAGE NUMBER AS WE FOCUS ON THEIR PLAYING CAREER…
Hull City First Appearance: 4th
November 1922 v Leicester City [A]
(Division Two), 26 years, 291 days old
Christened John Robert, but often
known as Jack, Middlemas hailed from
Easington in the County Durham coalfields,
being born on the 17th of January
1896. Starting his career at local side
Herrington Swifts, the right half spent
time at Blyth Spartans before joining his
first league club in Hull City in 1922.
Hull City Career: 11 appearances
Hull City Final Appearance: 3rd
February 1923 v Clapton Orient [A]
(Division Two), 27 years, 17 days old
Making his debut in a 1-0 away win against
Leicester City at Filbert Street, Middlemas
made his home debut in the return fixture
against the Foxes a week later. The right
half kept four clean sheets in 10 Division
Two appearances, and also featured in the
Tigers’ 2-1 win over Manchester United in
City’s final fixture of the calendar year.
Also featuring in the FA Cup once for the
club, Middlemas’ final appearance came in
February 1923 in a 2-0 away defeat against
Clapton Orient. Leaving the Tigers in the
summer of 1923, the right half joined the
reformed York City in the Midland League.
Making his York debut in the first game of
the 1923/24 season against Scunthorpe
United, Middlemas netted in the club’s first
game in the FA Cup, defeating Castleford
& Allerton United 2-1 in September 1923.
The Easington-born right half spent six years
with the Minstermen, scoring five goals in 259
appearances for the club, leaving York in July
1929 prior to their first season in the Football
League after they replaced Ashington in
Division Three North. Middlemas was awarded
a testimonial match against Middlesbrough
in April 1929, which earned him £111.
Returning to Blyth Spartans for the
remainder of his footballing career,
Middlemas sadly passed away on the
24th of April 1984 at the age of 88.
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ONCE A TIGER, ALWAYS A TIGER
J E F F
Hull City Career: 65 appearances, 11 goals
Cardiff City Career: 62 appearances, 26 goals
Achieving his dream from an early age,
Jeff Hemmerman began his footballing
career with hometown club Hull City.
Becoming an apprentice at 15 after leaving
school, a successful run in the juniors
and the reserves saw Terry Neill sign the
forward before he made his debut in the
Anglo Italian Cup Group stage fixture
against Hellas Verona in April 1973.
“I came on as a substitute and I remember
their centre-half spitting in my face believe
it or not and I thought that was a great
welcome!” said Hemmerman. “It was always
my dream to play for Hull City. I started on
Bunkers Hill and my hero was Ken Wagstaff.
I ended up training with ‘Waggy’ and ‘Chillo’
(Chris Chilton), learning my trade; they
were good memories. I had great people
round me at the time. Andy Davidson had
a lot to do with me, Billy Bremner really
helped me and Terry Neill was fantastic,
because he gave me my first chance.”
Netting his first Hull goal within the opening
minute of a 2-1 win over Blackpool in April
1974, the now 67-year-old spent time on
loan at Scunthorpe United a year later before
remaining on the fringes of the first team.
The 1976/77 season was Hemmerman’s
breakthrough season, finishing as the club’s
top scorer after netting seven goals in 33
appearances in all competitions, including
a Goal of the Month winner against
Wolves. However, the Hull-born forward
left the club at the end of that season.
“I don’t mind saying that I was in tears a
little bit, but I sat down with my father and
he said ‘come on son, you’re good enough
for all this lot, we just have to prove them
wrong now.’ I loved my time at Hull as it was
my hometown club, but I don’t think Hull
saw the best of me. I would have liked them
to see me score 26 goals in a season like I
did at Cardiff,” explained Hemmerman.
A season at Port Vale followed before making
the switch to Portsmouth in May 1978. In
his debut campaign for Jimmy Dickinson’s
side, Hemmerman finished top scorer with
16 goals. The Hull-born forward netted
44 goals in 138 appearances for Pompey,
achieving promotion from the Fourth
Division in the 1979/80 season, before
being allowed to leave the club in 1982.
“Jimmy Dickinson was a gentleman. He
gave me my chance (at Portsmouth) and
we had some great names in that team.
Joey Laidlaw, Peter Mellor in goal, Steve
Foster, Alan Rogers on the wing. If I couldn’t
score in that team, I couldn’t score in any!
I had four good seasons and the second to
last game of the season we played Crewe
at home. I scored a hat-trick and the new
manager Bobby Campbell wasn’t even there
and that is when they wanted me to go.
“There was a bit of an uproar in the papers
and believe it or not I was speaking to
Bill Foulkes to go and play indoor league
in Louisiana. They had offered me some
great money, but Frankie Burrows spoke
to Lennie Ashurst at Cardiff and he said
to him that you have to get this man
and we formed a team with a lot of free
transfers and we all gelled together.”
His debut season at Cardiff was his best
goalscoring campaign. Scoring an impressive
26 goals, Cardiff were promoted from the
Third Division. However, a serious injury
suffered on the final day of the season would
see an early retirement for Hemmerman.
“My season changed five or six games in
when we signed Bob Hatton so at the time
we had Hatton and Hemmerman and we
always had a bit of banter; we did really well.
We played good football, had good crowds
and the Cardiff fans made a song for me.
On St David’s Day, I had a friend of mine
make me about 20-odd leaks out of cloth. I
signed them all and went to throw them in
the crowd to say I’m Welsh now and since
then they took me under their arm and
I’d like to think I never let them down.
“It was a sour end to the season, “
explained Hemmerman. “The bitter part
was Bristol Rovers as we needed a point
to go up and I was never one to duck out
and it was a 50/50 ball against Phil Kite.
I ruptured all my cruciates, my medial
ligament, my medium meniscus; I was
in a bit of a mess but I recovered.”
After trying to play again after recovering,
Hemmerman became a physio at Cardiff
City before becoming his own boss,
running his own physiotherapy and
rehabilitation practice in Newport. However,
he did have the opportunity to manage
in Sweden after a short spell there.
“During my recovery, I was down at the
Royal Infirmary studying physio almost every
afternoon. I had rung the commander at
the hospital in Portsmouth and I finished
my course in the Navy. I had the best
training ever and my knee is still fantastic.
“Cardiff insured me for £250,000 and we
tried to get lawyers on it to say my injury
will take two or three years to recover. They
took it to the letter of law and said that he
has to prove his fitness within 12 months
and he has got to play 10 consecutive
games before he is reinsured. I got pitched
in about eight months against Swansea and
I came off with bone strains, calf strains; I
could hardly walk. There was no way I was
near ready to play so the club had to take
the money after 12 months which was their
right and if anybody wanted to buy me after
that, they would have to pay the £250,000.
“After I did all my physiotherapy, I wanted
to see if I could still play. I couldn’t play
in this country so I went to Ostersunds in
Sweden,” revealed Hemmerman. “I did
quite well over there and I think I scored
half a dozen goals and then they went
bankrupt and I thought that was my luck!
I hadn’t been playing for three weeks to a
month and we were at the Chairman’s house
one mid-summer’s day. We were having a
drink and they said we’re going to reform
as Ostersunds II and we want you to be
player-manager. I had a drink and I said ‘no,
I want to have a think about this and I will
tell you in the morning’ and I came in and
said ‘no I am going to go back and start my
own physio’. That was the nearest I became
to becoming a manager, but I have never
looked back because I am good at my job.”
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In July 2016, Hull City announced a
multi-million pound deal with Kenyan
betting company SportPesa to be our
front of shirt sponsor ahead of our
2016/17 season in the Premier League.
On the 27th February 2017, a select
Hull City XI faced a SportPesa All-
Stars side at the MKM Stadium.
The Allstars were handpicked from the best
Kenyan footballers in the Kenyan Premier
League to play in the fixture, with the journey
starting the previous November. Academy
coaches Richard Naylor, Kris Blakeston
and Terry Boyle travelled to Kenya on a
scouting mission and selected a original
47 players for a training camp in January.
The two-week camp in January was
delivered by Dean Windass, Terry Boyle,
Richard O’Donnell and Daniel O’Keefe,
with the quartet facing the difficult task
to reduce it to a 18-man squad to travel
to face a young Hull City side, which
included future first-team stars Jarrod
Bowen, Jacob Greaves and Josh Tymon.
After a bad head collision between Max Sheaf
and Western Stima defender Wesley Onguso,
City opened the scoring in the first half as
Elliot Holmes headed home from close range
before Gor Mahia’s Harun Shakava diverted
Ben Hinchcliffe’s cross into his own net.
Tusker FC midfielder Humphrey Mieno scored
what would be a consolation for the Allstars
in the fixture, who were managed by Stanley
Okumbi, while fans also saw Dean Windass
appear as a substitute for the Tigers.
City would travel to Kenya at the end of the
2017/18 season for a post-season tour of the
country before playing Kenyan Premier League
champions Gor Mahia in front of 60,000 fans
at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. The game
finished goalless, but Nigel Adkins’ men
reigned victorious 4-3 on penalties as Robbie
McKenzie dispatched the winning spot-kick.
Hull City: Andrew, Akbas, Adamson, Greaves,
Tymon, Hinchliffe, Olley, Sheaf, Bowen,
Kelledy, Luer. Subs: Cartwright, Dunkerley,
Wilson-Rhiney, Holmes, Windass.
SportPesa All-Stars: Matasi, Situma,
Kamura, Shakava, Onguso, Mieno,
Kasuti, Wanga, Nondi, Makwata, Monday.
Subs: Okello, Orunchum, Kataka,
Odhiambo, Nyakha, Otieno, Ndung’u.
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READING THROUGH OUR RICH HISTORY, WE TAKE A
LOOK AT GAMES WE PLAYED ON THIS DAY…
Games Played: 17 (Wins: 10, Draws: 4, Losses: 3)
Goals Scored: 50 (Scored: 34, Conceded: 16)
Saturday 4th February 2017
v Liverpool (H) Premier League – W 2-0
Marco Silva’s men secured a famous
victory over Liverpool, defeating the
Reds 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium.
Alfred N’Diaye scored the opening goal a
minute before half-time, firing home on his
debut from close range. Substitute Oumar
Niasse secured the three points in the second
half as he raced onto Andrea Ranocchia’s
long pass before confidently finishing
his one-on-one past Simon Mignolet.
Saturday 4th February 1995
v Cardiff City (H) League Division Two – W 4-0
Hull City defeated this afternoon’s
opponents Cardiff City 4-0 on
this day 28 years ago in front of
3,903 fans at Boothferry Park.
Hull City XI: E. Jakupović; O. Elabellaoui,
H. Maguire, A. Ranocchia, A. Robertson; T.
Huddlestone, A. N’Diaye; K. Grosicki (D. Meyler
80’), Evandro (J. Tymon 62’), S. Clucas; A.
Hernández (O. Niasse 65’). Subs Not Used: D.
Marshall, A. Diomande, S. Maloney, D. Mbokani.
It took just 28 minutes for Ian Ormondroyd,
who had joined on loan from Leicester
City, to score on his debut heading
home from close range. Two minutes
before half-time, Ormondroyd netted his
brace with a second headed finish.
Linton Brown and Warren Joyce scored in
the second half with clinical one-on-one
finishes to give Terry Dolan’s side the victory.
Hull City XI: A. Fettis, A. Lowthorpe, J.
Graham, G. Hobson, R. Dewhurst, N. Allison,
W. Joyce, N. Mann, L. Brown, D. Windass, I.
Ormondroyd. Used Subs: C. Lee, R. Peacock.
OVER 1,100 PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED A PROFESSIONAL
GAME FOR HULL CITY. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT
PLAYERS WHO WERE BORN ON THIS DAY…
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Heritage Number: #106
Hull City Career: 15
appearances, 7 goals
Heritage Number: #613
Hull City Career: 47 appearances
Heritage Number: #194
Hull City Career: 34
appearances, 10 goals
Manager Sequence Number: #35
Heritage Number: #359
Hull City Career: 4 appearances, 1 goal
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victorious. The pair also awarded teams with
medals and a trophy for the winning team.
The event then concluded with a tour of
the MKM Stadium, with students getting a
chance to see behind the scenes areas.
TIGERS TRUST HOST
PREMIER LEAGUE INSPIRES
CLUB HEAT CHALLENGE
As part of this year's PL Inspires Challenge,
students carried out a team building
project that addresses issues of climate
change and environmental sustainability.
The Premier League Inspires programme
works with students in secondary schools
that typically face barriers to them achieving
their full potential such as low confidence
and self-esteem, attendance, or social skills.
Each team produced presentations
ensuring that their idea would consider
the would be inclusive and achievable
for both the team members and anyone
else who would be involved.
DALE LOVING LIFE AFTER
COMPLETING THE TIGERS
Back in 2022, Dale McBride, 18,
enquired about the Tigers Trust’s
Tigers Pathways programme which
is a free six-week programme
aimed at improving your chances of
employment, education, or training.
Dale had initially expressed an interest
Animal Care and has since found an
opportunity at Humber Llamas thanks to
the support from the Tigers Trust. This
support included help with searching for
job opportunities and improving Dale’s CV
to boost his chances of employment.
The Tigers Trust recently paid to Humber
Llamas to find that Dale is now thriving
and loving life in his new role.
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about the Tigers Pathways programme,
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Hull City Academy Scholars Rocco Coyle
and James Carr built up half of a judging
panel to determine which school’s idea
was considered the best and after careful
observation, Holderness Academy came out
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
HERITAGE NUMBER: #1129
Hull City Career: 4 appearances, 2 goals
AARON CONNOLLY HAS SET HIS SIGHTS ON TRYING TO HELP
US MAKE A PUSH FOR THE PLAY-OFFS AFTER CELEBRATING
HIS BIRTHDAY BY SCORING TWICE IN A 3-0 WIN AGAINST
QUEENS PARK RANGERS AT THE MKM STADIUM.
The 23-year-old, on loan from Premier
League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion,
opened his account just 10 minutes into
his fourth appearance for the club as
he fired home into the roof of the net
after being teed up by Cyrus Christie.
He then grabbed his second after 64
minutes as he raced clear after being
picked out by Jean Michaël Seri.
“To get three points and for me to score two
goals, I couldn’t have asked for anything
better,” said Connolly. “I had a chance early
on which I should’ve scored. Looking back,
I probably should’ve looked to go over the
goalkeeper instead of around him. Obviously,
in times gone by that would’ve played in my
head for the rest of the game. I just had to
forget about it. That’s one of the things the
gaffer has been big on since I’ve come in.
He’s told me that the top strikers miss chances
but it’s about their reaction to it. When my
second chance came, I took it. When my third
chance came, I managed to take that as well.”
“I think I timed it well (his run for his second
goal). We’ve worked on that sort of pass. He
(Seri) likes to play that sort of sensational
pass - the killer ball if you like. It’s nice to
play with someone like that. You know if you
make the runs, the ball is going to come to
you. It’s not going to come off all the time,
but it did (against QPR). I’m sure teams
will look at that and try and stop it moving
forward. Looking back, when I got the ball,
I was miles ahead of the two centre-backs,
but I think it’s just because they stopped.
“It was one of those where I was trying to
take a look at the linesman and take a touch
as well. In the corner of my eye, I couldn’t
see a flag, so then I just concentrated
on my touch and finish. The goalkeeper
gave me a certain part of the goal to aim
for, so I went for it, and it’s gone in. It
topped off a really good performance.”
Last weekend’s win against QPR was not only
the perfect way to bounce back from the
following weekend’s defeat against Sheffield
United, but also provided a much-needed
win in front of the home faithful at the MKM
Stadium. Although he only joined a matter of
weeks ago, Connolly said it was something
the players had been desperate to address.
“I haven’t been here for a lot of the league
games,” explained Connolly. “The boys have
been talking about the home form and our
results at the MKM. So, to come in and get
three points and play fantastically from Matt
(Ingram) all the way up to Óscar (Estupiñán)
is great. It’s one of those where it’s nice to
get two goals and get our home record out
the way. Hopefully, we can push on now and
keep looking upwards towards the top six.”
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PLAYER IN FOCUS
Hull City Career: 10 appearances, 1 goal
AFTER PENNING A NEW CONTRACT
WITH HULL CITY, CALLUM JONES
IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE
FUTURE UNDER LIAM ROSENIOR.
The new contract runs until the summer
of 2025, with the club holding the
option of an extra year. Making 10
appearances for the club since joining
from Bury in 2019, the 21-year-old is
delighted to commit his future.
“Anytime you get offered a contract by a
club, it is a big achievement so I am really
excited,” said Jones. “I have spent the
past three-and-a-half years here and I am
in sync with the system here. I am really
enjoying where I live and I enjoy my football
here so I was more than happy to sign.”
Spending last season on loan at Morecambe
and Grimsby Town and being capped at
Wales at Under-20 level, the midfielder
suffered a serious injury whilst on loan
with the Mariners in March 2022. Taking
a long route to recovery, Jones spoke
on the challenges he faced in the
process to get back out on the pitch.
“It was mentally tough, because the
injury itself maybe wasn’t in as much pain
and then as soon as you did things with
movement, it flared up. It was about staying
patient. It was tough watching from the
side and not being able to train and not do
anything so boredom was another thing.”
Playing a handful of games for Conor
Sellars’ Under-21 side, Jones featured for
the first-team as a substitute in the Tigers’
FA Cup third round fixture against Fulham
last month. Despite the result ending in a
defeat for Rosenior’s men, the 21-year-old was
delighted to be back out on the pitch as he
set both his short-term and long-term goals.
“I was on for 15 minutes and I thought we
were in control of the game at the time,”
explained Jones. “We had a lot of chances
and we were all guns blazing which led to
Fulham scoring the second goal, but I thought
we were on top of the game against a Premier
League side and that is credit to all the staff to
put things in place for us to know the system.
“I now just want to play as many games
as possible for the rest of the season.
I have committed to Hull City and the
plan long-term is to play here and get
the club back where it belongs.”
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Hull City Career: 1 appearance
THIS AFTERNOON’S OPPONENTS
CARDIFF CITY HOLDS CERTAIN
MEMORIES FOR ACADEMY
GRADUATE JEVON MILLS.
With the Tigers leading 1-0 at the Cardiff
City Stadium, courtesy of a Keane Lewis-
Potter finish, last season, Mills was handed
his Hull City debut in the final minute
of the fixture. Despite almost setting
up an equaliser for Cardiff, which saw
James Collins hit the post, Mills looks
back on the fixture with fondness.
“I remember being very nervous sat on the
bench,” said Mills. “We were winning 1-0 and
the gaffer (Grant McCann) told me to put my
shinpads and boots on so I knew it was time.
I came on and I nearly gave the game away,
but I got lucky with them hitting the post so
it was a bit surreal. It was a great experience
and I was glad that I participated. My debut
shirt is framed and it is at my dad’s house.”
Mills’ first-team debut was a selection of good
moments within that month for the defender.
Signing his first professional contract with
the club, the 19-year-old also represented
Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level when
they faced Sweden in two friendly matches.
“It was a good couple of weeks. From my
debut to my professional contract and then
representing Republic of Ireland Under-19,
it was just a bit of a crazy time, but I really
enjoyed the experience of all of it.”
Representing Falkirk and Gateshead
on loan over the course of 2022, the
Nottingham-born defender is looking to
implement what he has learned during his
two spells away with the Under-21s as he
targets another first-team appearance.
“The loans were an eye opener and I now
understand the other side of football,”
explained Mills. “It is not just about playing
football, but there are lots of other parts to
it. I learnt a lot on both loans and I am using
what I have learnt every day. I want to play
every game and just keep impressing.”
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1st - Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) 14
2nd - Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) 12
• Óscar Estupiñán (Hull City) 12
3rd - Carlton Morris (Luton Town) 11
1st - Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United) 7
• Ryan John Giles (Middlesbrough) 7
• Daniel Barlaser (Rotherham United) 7
• Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) 7
Most Passes Completed:
1st - Matt Grimes (Swansea City) 2,456
2nd - Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Burnley) 1,797
3rd - Ben Cabango (Swansea City) 1,676
Most Shots On Target:
1st - Joël Piroe (Swansea City) 33
2nd - Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) 32
3rd - Josh Sargent (Norwich City) 29
• Zian Flemming (Millwall) 29
Most Tackles [Won]:
1st - Ben Sheaf (Coventry City) 83 
2nd - James McClean (Wigan Athletic) 79 
3rd - Jacob Greaves (Hull City) 77 
1st - Ben Wilson (Coventry City) 13
2nd - Daniel Bachmann (Watford) 12
• Freddie Woodman (Preston North End) 12
3rd - Ethan Horvath (Luton Town) 11
1st - Viktor Johansson (Rotherham United) 115
2nd - Thomas Kaminski (Blackburn Rovers) 83
3rd - Daniel Bachmann (Watford) 82
Highest Save Percentage:
1st - Alex Palmer (West Bromwich Albion) 77.6%
2nd - Matt Ingram (Hull City) 75.3%
3rd - Viktor Johansson (Rotherham United) 75.2%
Most Crosses Stopped:
1st - Anthony Patterson (Sunderland) 41
2nd - John Ruddy (Birmingham City) 40
3rd - Viktor Johansson (Rotherham United) 38
Most Throws Attempted:
1st - Anthony Patterson (Sunderland) 173
2nd - Lee Nicholls (Huddersfield Town) 147
3rd - Ben Wilson (Coventry City) 144
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CONOR SELLARS’ MEN EARNED A POINT AFTER
A 2-2 DRAW AWAY AT BIRMINGHAM CITY IN
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
The Tigers led at half-time as Josh Hinds
broke the deadlock on 14 minutes before
Birmingham equalised in the second
45 through Rico Patterson’s converted
spot-kick. Jevon Mills thought he had
scored a winner in injury time for the
Tigers, but Keyendrah Simmonds added
time finish meant the points were shared
at the Wast Hills Training Ground.
The Under-21s then turned their attention
to the final Group A fixture in the Premier
League Cup as they welcomed Nottingham
Forest to the Dransfield Stadium. One of the
eight changes to the starting XI, Jim Simms,
saw his spot-kick saved in the first half by
Aaron Bott before Forest’s Julian Larsson
netted a brace in the second half to see the
visitors progress to the knockout stages.
U21s (v Nottingham Forest): Robson;
Chorlton, Leckie (Mills 73’), Emmanuel,
Trialist; Snelgrove, Wood (C) (O. Green
46’), Lovick, Jarvis; Simms (Hinds 68’),
Scott (Taylor 86’). Sub Not Used: Fisk.
JOHN ANDERSON’S SIDE HOSTED PLAY-
OFF CHASING SHEFFIELD UNITED
AT BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE.
The Tigers made four changes to the
starting XI that defeated Birmingham
City 4-1 last time out. Kyle Fanning
returned to the side alongside Archie
Cooper in defence. Under-16s goalkeeper
Kornel Misciur started while Glen Sani
replaced Ralph Nkomba upfront.
Chances fell to both teams before Kurtis
Havenhand opened the scoring for the
visitors after he headed home Mekhi Parris’
cross on 31 minutes. The Tigers pushed
for an equaliser in the second half, but two
quick-fire goals from Havenhand and Sam
Aston saw the Blades secure all three points
in the Professional Development League.
U18s (v Sheffield
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JOINING THE ACADEMY ON DEADLINE DAY FROM NATIONAL
LEAGUE SIDE OLDHAM ATHLETIC, HARRY VAUGHAN IS
LOOKING FORWARD TO REPRESENTING HULL CITY.
Signing a 18-month deal, with the
club holding the option of an extra
12 months, the former Manchester
United youth will link up with Conor
Sellars’ Under-21 side. Featuring as
an unnamed trialist in the Under-21s
2-2 away draw against Birmingham
City in the Professional Development
League last month, the 18-year-old is
raring to begin his Tigers’ career.
“I am over the moon to join. It has been a
long process and a quick turnaround and I
cannot wait to get started,” said Vaughan. “I
got recalled from my loan (at Radcliffe) and
then I went straight up to Hull on trial. It was
quick and it is probably the best thing that
could have happened. I was straight in with
the boys and I fully enjoyed it. I’m looking
forward to be working with Conor (Sellars) and
Richard (Naylor). They gave me confidence in
training and were always encouraging me.”
Making 40 appearances at Oldham Athletic
as well as representing Republic of Ireland
at Under-19s level, the 18-year-old will link
up with former Oldham and current Under-
21s player Jim Simms in the Academy.
“He is my best mate and it will be good to
get back on the pitch with him again. We
have a good chemistry on and off the pitch.
Hopefully I can get a few assists for him
and he can hopefully assist a few for me!”
Classing himself as a creative and technical
midfielder that is aggressive out of
possession and that doesn’t shy away from
a challenge, Vaughan is looking forward
to settle in the local area as he set his
goals he wants to achieve with the club.
“Short term plans, I just want to settle. I think
it is important that once you settle, you can
play your best football,” explained Vaughan.
“Once I am settled, I can hopefully kick on
and play games for the Under-21s and perform
to the best I can and impress the first-team
manager as there is a clear pathway for young
players to come to Cottingham and train with
the first-team and get the opportunity.”
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QUARTET LEAVE HULL CITY
Transfer deadline day saw four players leave
Tyler Smith, who has scored five goals in 39
appearances for City, has joined Oxford United on
loan while Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand returned
Josh Emmanuel and James Scott departed
permanently to join Grimsby Town and Exeter
City respectively. Emmanuel featured 38 times
for the club while Scott scored four goals in 36
AN EVENING WITH LIAM ROSENIOR
Hull City will host an exclusive
members Q&A evening at the MKM
Stadium on Monday 6th March with
current head coach Liam Rosenior.
The evening, hosted by Alex Burgess, will
take place in the Kingston Suite with doors
opening from 6pm for a 7pm start. Tickets
will be FREE and limited to two per Member.
Tickets will become available at 9:30am
on Monday 13th February online or
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Loaned from: Newcastle United
Born in Northampton, the 32-year-old’s
career initially began at Aston Villa,
before he moved to join Nottingham
Forest’s academy. Featuring on loan for
Newport County and Walsall in his earlier
career, Darlow made 111 appearances
for Forest, 44 of them whilst on loan
after signing for Newcastle United.
Signed from: Carlos A. Mannucci
Having played youth football at Club
Universitario de Deportes and Academia
Cantolao, the Callao-born midfielder
made his senior debut for the latter in
May 2019 in a 1-0 win over Pirata FC.
Making 17 appearances in his debut campaign
and netting one goal, the 20-year-old scored
nine goals and registered four assists with
Academia Cantolao before he made the switch
to Carlos A. Mannucci in 2022. Making his
debut in February 2022, Celi scored four goals
and registered two assists in 33 appearances.
Internationally, Celi has represented
Peru at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23
and senior level. Earning a combined
34 caps at youth level and scoring six
goals, the 20-year-old earned his one
and only senior cap in a 1-0 friendly
victory over Bolivia in November 2022.
Celi will stay in Peru after joining Club
Universitario de Deportes on loan for one year.
Linking up with his new teammates
at St James’ Park in July 2015, the
goalkeeper made his Magpies debut
in August 2015 against Northampton
Town in the Carabao Cup, before making
his Premier League bow a few months
later against West Bromwich Albion.
Following Newcastle’s relegation to the
Championship for 2016/17, Darlow began
the season behind Matz Sels in the pecking
order but became first choice
under the management of
Rafael Benítez, keeping
13 clean sheets in 34
appearances as the Magpies
were promoted as champions.
Overall, Darlow has
accumulated over 100
appearances over a
nine-year spell with the
Magpies, with over half
of those coming in the
Premier League, keeping
25 clean sheets. His one
appearance this season
came back in August as
he started in a 2-1 win
against Tranmere Rovers
in the Carabao Cup.
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SAT AUG 20 L 2-5 WEST BROMWICH ALBION CHAMP INGRAM COYLE n FIGUEIREDO n GREAVES ELDER † A JONES
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TUE AUG 30 L 1-3 QUEENS PARK RANGERS CHAMP INGRAM CHRISTIE FIGUEIREDO GREAVES n ELDER A JONES
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TUE SEP 13 L 0-3 STOKE CITY CHAMP INGRAM A JONES FIGUEIREDO GREAVES COYLE SERI n
SAT SEP 17 L 0-3 SWANSEA CITY CHAMP BAXTER COYLE FIGUEIREDO GREAVES ELDER SERI
FRI SEP 30 L 0-2 † LUTON TOWN CHAMP BAXTER COYLE A JONES † GREAVES ELDER WOODS n
WED OCT 05 W 2-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC CHAMP BAXTER COYLE n A JONES GREAVES ELDER n SLATER n
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SAT OCT 29 L 0-1 BLACKBURN ROVERS CHAMP BAXTER CHRISTIE FIGUEIREDO n A JONES GREAVES SERI
TUE NOV 01 L 1-3 †† MIDDLESBROUGH CHAMP BAXTER CHRISTIE † 1 FIGUEIREDO † n GREAVES FLEMING WOODS
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SAT JAN 21 L 0-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED CHAMP INGRAM COYLE A JONES MCLOUGHLIN GREAVES CHRISTIE
SAT JAN 28 W 3-0 † QUEENS PARK RANGERS CHAMP INGRAM CHRISTIE A JONES MCLOUGHLIN ELDER TUFAN
SAT FEB 04 15:00 CARDIFF CITY CHAMP
SAT FEB 11 15:00 STOKE CITY CHAMP
TUE FEB 14 19:45 NORWICH CITY CHAMP
SAT FEB 18 15:00 PRESTON NORTH END CHAMP
SAT FEB 25 15:00 BRISTOL CITY CHAMP
SAT MAR 04 15:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION CHAMP
SAT MAR 11 15:00 COVENTRY CITY CHAMP
WED MAR 15 19:45 BURNLEY CHAMP
SAT MAR 18 15:00 READING CHAMP
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FRI APR 07 15:00 SUNDERLAND CHAMP
MON APR 10 15:00 MILLWALL CHAMP
SAT APR 15 15:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS CHAMP
WED APR 19 19:45 MIDDLESBROUGH CHAMP
SAT APR 22 15:00 WATFORD CHAMP
SAT APR 29 15:00 SWANSEA CITY CHAMP
SAT MAY 06 15:00 LUTON TOWN CHAMP
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SLATER n ALLAHYAR n TUFAN ÓSCAR TETTEH COVIL ELDER CANNON WILLIAMS ROBSON MCLOUGHLIN WILKS
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SLATER ALLAHYAR TUFAN 1 TETTEH n ÓSCAR WILLIAMS WILKS COVIL CANNON BAXTER MCLOUGHLIN C JONES
SLATER WILLIAMS TUFAN TETTEH ÓSCAR 2 n WOODS COVIL BAXTER CANNON MCLOUGHLIN C JONES MILLS
SLATER n ELDER COVIL TETTEH ÓSCAR 3 CANNON LONGMAN WILLIAMS CHRISTIE BAXTER MCLOUGHLIN T SMITH
SLATER LONGMAN CANNON TETTEH ÓSCAR WOODS WILLIAMS T SMITH 1 BAXTER MCLOUGHLIN C JONES JACOB
SLATER ELDER TUFAN TETTEH ÓSCAR LONGMAN SERI T SMITH MCLOUGHLIN PELKAS BAXTER CHRISTIE
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SLATER n VALE TUFAN PELKAS ÓSCAR LONGMAN WOODS DOCHERTY n CHRISTIE INGRAM MCLOUGHLIN T SMITH
SLATER LONGMAN TUFAN PELKAS ÓSCAR DOCHERTY CHRISTIE SINIK SERI INGRAM FIGUEIREDO MCLOUGHLIN
TUFAN CHRISTIE PELKAS 1 SINIK ÓSCAR 1 DOCHERTY FIGUEIREDO LONGMAN INGRAM WOODS T SMITH SERI
TUFAN CHRISTIE n PELKAS LONGMAN n ÓSCAR SINIK SERI WOODS DOCHERTY T SMITH INGRAM FIGUEIREDO
TUFAN DOCHERTY PELKAS SINIK n ÓSCAR WILLIAMS n JARVIS WOODS SIMONS LONGMAN INGRAM MCLOUGHLIN
WOODS DOCHERTY 1 PELKAS n SLATER 1 n LONGMAN 1 n ÓSCAR SINIK FLEMING MCLOUGHLIN TUFAN INGRAM JARVIS
WOODS DOCHERTY PELKAS SLATER LONGMAN 1 TUFAN 1 ÓSCAR FLEMING SINIK COYLE INGRAM MCLOUGHLIN
WOODS n DOCHERTY PELKAS SLATER LONGMAN TUFAN FLEMING ÓSCAR SINIK COYLE INGRAM MCLOUGHLIN
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SERI SLATER PELKAS n LONGMAN ÓSCAR n DOCHERTY COYLE n T SMITH n MCLOUGHLIN INGRAM TUFAN SINIK
SERI DOCHERTY PELKAS 1 SLATER 2 LONGMAN TUFAN SINIK n COYLE INGRAM MCLOUGHLIN FLEMING T SMITH
SERI DOCHERTY SLATER LONGMAN PELKAS TUFAN COYLE SINIK INGRAM ELDER MCLOUGHLIN T SMITH
SERI SLATER PELKAS LONGMAN T SMITH DOCHERTY TUFAN COYLE FIGUEIREDO BAXTER ELDER SINIK
SERI T SMITH SLATER LONGMAN ÓSCAR TUFAN 1 SINIK VALE LO-TUTALA ELDER FIGUEIREDO DOCHERTY
SERI n LONGMAN TUFAN SLATER ÓSCAR 1 COYLE SINIK ALLAHYAR T SMITH LO-TUTALA FIGUEIREDO DOCHERTY
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SERI n LONGMAN SLATER ALLAHYAR ÓSCAR 1 T SMITH 2 WOODS TUFAN FIGUEIREDO COYLE LO-TUTALA ELDER
WOODS SIMONS VALE T SMITH TUFAN SLATER CONNOLLY TETTEH ÓSCAR C JONES LO-TUTALA | GREAVES | A JONES | CHRISTIE
SERI T SMITH SLATER LONGMAN ÓSCAR 1 TUFAN ELDER CONNOLLY TETTEH COYLE LO-TUTALA WOODS
DOCHERTY SERI SLATER ÓSCAR n CONNOLLY n TETTEH n LONGMAN TUFAN ELDER T SMITH LO-TUTALA WOODS
DOCHERTY SERI SLATER CONNOLLY 2 ÓSCAR WOODS LONGMAN COYLE T SMITH SIMONS LO-TUTALA FIGUEIREDO
P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
1 Burnley 28 11 4 0 32 12 7 4 2 23 14 +29 62
2 Sheff Utd 28 9 3 2 30 13 8 3 3 18 11 +24 57
3 Middlesbrough 29 7 5 2 20 12 6 1 8 24 23 +9 45
4 Luton 28 4 7 3 19 16 8 2 4 17 13 +7 45
5 Watford 29 7 3 4 20 13 5 5 5 14 18 +3 44
6 Blackburn 28 9 0 4 20 13 5 1 9 11 22 -4 43
7 Norwich 28 5 4 5 19 16 7 2 5 21 15 +9 42
8 Millwall 27 8 3 2 20 8 4 3 7 13 19 +6 42
9 Sunderland 28 5 4 5 19 16 6 4 4 22 16 +9 41
10 West Brom 28 6 4 4 20 14 5 4 5 18 16 +8 41
11 Preston 28 3 4 7 8 18 8 3 3 18 13 -5 40
12 Swansea 28 6 2 5 20 16 4 7 4 20 22 +2 39
13 Coventry 28 7 4 4 19 14 3 4 6 12 17 0 38
14 QPR 29 5 4 5 17 18 5 4 6 14 19 -6 38
15 Hull 29 5 3 7 17 23 5 4 5 19 21 -8 37
16 Reading 28 8 2 3 20 14 3 2 10 11 28 -11 37
17 Bristol C 28 5 4 6 19 17 3 5 5 18 21 -1 33
18 Stoke 28 4 3 7 17 18 5 3 6 16 19 -4 33
19 Birmingham 28 4 5 6 18 18 4 3 6 12 17 -5 32
20 Rotherham 28 5 4 4 24 17 2 6 7 9 23 -7 31
21 Cardiff 29 4 5 6 11 13 3 3 8 10 19 -11 29
22 Huddersfield 27 5 2 7 13 14 2 3 8 12 21 -10 26
23 Blackpool 27 3 3 7 14 19 3 5 6 14 21 -12 26
24 Wigan 28 2 3 10 11 30 4 4 5 16 19 -22 25
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