Will Hull City be the fairy tale of this season? By the looks of it, they seem to be having a real run at it. The team has given some scintillating performances over the last two months of the Premiere league. They have turned their fortunes around. With every win Phil Brown must be just thinking that he’s that much closer to the safety zone. But going by their present rampage of all the London clubs that they have played, they might not slow down anytime soon.
Defeat at Wigan was a wake up call for the Tigers. They have bounced back beautifully one must say. They have just drawn against Everton. In the run they have defeated Arsenal at Emirates, which was their fortress since they have moved, having just lost once to West Ham United. They have also compounded Spurs woes by handing them a sweet defeat.
When everyone writes you off, there seems to be nothing to play for. Hull have shown them that there is everything to play for, when they write you off. The victory at Arsenal could not have been a joke for any team. Hull had a very steady defence. The midfield made it difficult for arsenal to look around and do their usual tricks. Theo Walcott showed some resilience in a more or less frustrated Arsenal side. But Cousin told the gunners that this it was not to be their day.
They have shown the league that it’s not the size and stature but desire that matters most. In a season where big spenders like Tottenham are having a tough time coming out of the bottom three, Hull are at the third position. Not a bad start for a team which made it through the last promotion spot from the Championship. Anybody can tell you how tough the Premiership is and Hull have made it that much tougher, and have given the others that much more to think about.
Phil Brown says he hit rock bottom while being overlooked by a lower division club in 2006. Since then I’m sure he hasn’t regretted one moment of his life. A victory to Arsenal is a perfect start to a hopeful season. The physical nature is quite reminiscent of the Bolton we knew under Sam Allardyce. Phil, it seems has taken cue from Big Sam, whether it’s the use of technology or strategy. A good move, which is paying dividends for them as of now…
Their little magician Geovani seems to have some neat stunners in his pocket. Manchester City might not have been the ideal beginning for the little Brazilian. He seems on course to change turn his fortunes around. Having bought in influential midfielder George Boateng from Middlesborough, Brown has made some good changes which are paying him rich dividends.
There have been many such tales since the Premiere League has started. We had an Oldham Athletic and Wimbledon. The charm of the small clubs in the Premiere League never dies out. Money, muscle may not be with them. One thing that is not lacking is the determination to do something. As of now they have twice the number of Points Derby County had whole of last season. That says volumes about the tenacity with which Phil’s boys have played the game.
Riding high on confidence, Hull will look to have a go at West Brom. Mowbray has a lot to worry if Hull’s form says anything about their brand of football. The Premiere League can be deceptive and unnerving. The league may change course anytime, but Hull can certainly take heart from their current run. Would be a wonderful story to tell, if this dream run goes on for as long as it does. Let us hope for them. Let us see the charm of the small clubs; we had a lot of Chelsea and Manchester United. I don’t know of others but I am certainly hoping for the best for this group of fighters.