UK time is: 00:55:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Season Preview - Hull City

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Hull City

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1904

Nickname: The Tigers

Ground: KC Stadium - 25404

Manager: Nigel Pearson

SELECTED HONOURS

Football League Championship Playoffs: Winners - 2007-08

Football League One: Runners Up - 2004-05

Football League Third Division: Champions - 1965-66
Football League Third Division: Promoted - 1984-85

Football League Division Three: Runners Up - 2003-04
SELECTED HONOURS

Record attendance: 55019 v Manchester United (FA Cup, 1949)

Record victory: 11-1 v Carlisle United (Third Division (North), 1939)

Record defeat 0-8 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Second Division, 1911)

Record Buy: Jimmy Bullard - 5,000,000 from Fulham

Record Sale: Michael Turner - 4,000,000 to Sunderland

PREVIEW

Hull City are testament to the financial implications of dropping out of the top flight and the importance of not spending beyond your means in the Premier League.

The Tigers paid the price for a hefty wage bill and inconsistent form, with the likes of Jimmy Bullard able to take a handsome salary out of the club despite being sidelined for the majority.

After the initial elation of performing beyond their means under Phil Brown, the Tigers staked their future on survival, and ultimately the financial model failed along with the side.

Under new guidance now, the importance has never been so paramount that City bounce back at the first attempt while slashing their wage bill in the same breath.

Prediction: 2

In stark contrast to Burnley I expect Hull to be challenging the higher echelons of the league, because of their manager, not in spite of him.

Nigel Pearson has proven himself to be a manager that can play effective football, with varying degrees of attractiveness and that would suit City down to the ground.

He has a job to do, some useful players at his disposal and a league that really is struggling for a leader - Pearson could be the man to take City back to the promise land at the first attempt.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 25 2010

Time: 11:18AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Chester Downs Rangers (Saturday August 16 2014)

QPR v Hull - Match Preview (Friday August 15 2014)

One to Watch - Robbie Brady (Friday August 15 2014)

QPR Draw Burton Albion (Wednesday August 13 2014)

Hoddle Joins QPR (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Fans To March Demanding Fairer Prices (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Isla Arrives on Loan (Friday August 8 2014)

QPR Capture Midfielder Mutch (Tuesday August 5 2014)

Granero Joins Real Sociedad (Monday July 28 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 49
2. Ashdown_Ranger 23
3. The Uncredibale Hulk 16
4. ImSitiv 12
5. rodneeranger 12
6. sandydl 12
7. Gillard 9
8. Superhoop50 9
9. DMD_QPR 8
10. dustman 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Hull City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0
18. West Ham 1 0 0 1 -1 0
19. Burnley 1 0 0 1 -2 0

Breaking League News

Santon Injury Blow
Newcastle : 21/08/2014 23:18:00
de Jong Expected To Make Debut
Newcastle : 21/08/2014 23:11:00
Hull City : 21/08/2014 21:53:00
Hammers seek Belgian Defender
West Ham : 21/08/2014 18:40:00
What if we bought Pogba?
Chelsea : 21/08/2014 18:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 21%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 65%