Relatively unknows even in England, Hull City have managed to stun the football world and play out of their minds this season, their first in the top tier of the league. Ever! Along the way to some stunning results, the Tigers have also won quite a few admirers from football pundits & fans alike. I mean who doesn’t love an underdog! And this is a whole squad of underdogs whose combined salaries will amount to pocket change for one of the top star players in England.
Based out of Kingston-on-Hull, the club is nicknamed the Tigers for their amber & black stripes jersey. Despite being one of the favourites for relegation, they began life in the Premier League in great form, beating Fulham 2–1 on the opening day before a 1–1 draw away at Blackburn. They suffered a 5–0 loss at home to Wigan Athletic but responded well by winning four of their next five fixtures. Hull won 2–1 against Newcastle at St James’ Park and then drew 2–2 with Everton. This was followed by two straight away wins in North London against Tottenham and Arsenal and a 1–0 home success against West Ham, leaving them in third place in the table behind Chelsea and Liverpool.
watch waiting online Today they beat fellow promoted side West Bromwich Albion 3–0 at The Hawthorns to remain in 3rd place and are awaiting the result of the Chelsea v Liverpool game as Hull could conceivably reach 2nd place if Chelsea beat Liverpool by 5 or more goals. Hull can prove how good a side they are when they take on Chelsea, then Manchester United later this week.