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  2. Pedro

    Hull (A)

    I'd go three at the back, definitely not Bell or Williams as an out and out LB.
  3. Wood26

    Hull (A)

    Great 3 points that, and two clean sheets in a row. I feel we controlled the second half. After losing the first 2 games, I still felt we will progress and have a good season and I still believe that.
  4. Tugay-is-God

    Hull (A)

    Lenihan and Del at the back as well; what is that, 6 wins out of the last 8 they've played together at the back? Could have a proper Championship partnership pairing at the back there.
  5. Drover

    Hull (A)

    Definitely agree with everyone that Johnson is a big upgrade. Slightly cautious though. He got the ball tangled under his feet a few times tonight and made a few heavy touches which resulted in lost possession in our own half quite a few times. Will be punished for that against the bigger teams. Downing MOTM. Best footballing brain on the pitch tonight. Not sure what to do about LB on Saturday.
  6. rigger

    Hull (A)

    Cunningham can’t play against Cardiff
  7. The Hypnotic

    Hull (A)

    Great result 👍 Good points for me Defensively we are very much improved on last season, the difference made by playing an actual left back there is pronounced. Lenihan and Williams are a very good cb partnership for this level. Walton was great when called upon and looked commanding when dealing with high balls. Downing - wow, I was worried that we had whittingham mk II but he was immense tonight and stood out with his intelligence and passing ability. Dack came into the game more in the second half until he was clashed but he was beginning to look dangerous. Johnson gets stuck in and really puts himself about, good to see. Travis was superb, tracking back and showing a lot of energy The bad... Going forward we look poor, not much creativity and we give the ball away a fair bit. Final ball was often a let down. Perhaps this will improve as the squad gets more familiar with each other and the new style of play. Bennet was poor, along with Gallagher and Armstrong. If we had a good RB and a dangerous striker then we would be looking at top 6 I reckon. Overall a really enjoyable match. I feel proud to be a Rovers fan when we play like that, with commitment and graft. Hopefully Dack isn’t injured and continues to improve back to the level he reached last season. I’d love to see Brereton given more of a chance up front as I don’t think Gallagher is the answer there and Graham has been wonderful but is surely nearing the end of his time with us.
  8. RV Blue

    Hull (A)

    Great win and second half performance. Still an awful lot to improve on, which I think is a positive in a weird way. We’ve got the makings of a decent side, it just needs to be put together in the right way. I don’t think that Mowbray is the man if I’m being honest, but he’s bought himself a few more games to have a go after the past 2 results.
  9. Ossydave

    Hull (A)

    It's a real shitter that Cunningham can't play at weekend. I'd actually be inclined to play Hart at left back though rather than shunt William's out wide, even if Tosin is fit. Lenihan, Williams and Walton need to keep on playing together and developing their understanding on the pitch.
  10. DE.

    Hull (A)

    Of course he gets credit for the wins. Doesn't change the fact we are still seeing some strange decisions in terms of our £5m striker playing ineffectively on the wing and Bennett repeatedly shooting us in the foot at RB. Nothing wrong with constructive criticism, it's the only way to improve. Tony's comments suggests he knows this though so it's fine.
  11. BankEnd Rover

    Hull (A)

    Our downfall last season was our defence. By the looks of things (if we keep them fit) we are much stronger there.
  12. Husky

    Hull (A)

    Anyone would think Hull City are the new Leeds Utd the way Sky Football are going on about them.
  13. Tugay-is-God

    Hull (A)

    The manager's brought in half the team by now, and coached the rest of them for two and a half years. If he's taking the stick for the loses, give him the credit for the wins.
  14. oldjamfan1

    Hull (A)

    Downing is the new Gordon Cowans. Very impressive display tonight, well done Rovers!
  15. DE.

    Hull (A)

    Hopefully he's including himself in that. We aren't far away but the manager is still making some unnecessary team selections which are making things harder than they need to be.
  16. Yonder12

    Hull (A)

    Cunningham is eligible to play for Rovers in this season's Carabao Cup, but not in any games against his parent club.
  17. imy9

    Hull (A)

    Think we play Cardiff and Cunningham can't play.
  18. Tugay-is-God

    Hull (A)

    "So much more still to be improved" - Tony He's not wrong. He's got his head screwed on and he wants what's right for this club. Long may it continue!
  19. rigger

    Hull (A)

    But Mowbray would still pick Bennett
  20. Paul Mani

    Hull (A)

    This is a great point. We made our own luck tonight by going away and being in the front foot. Every credit!
  21. DE.

    Mowbray Out.

    Although we won I wouldn't say he got everything right. Gallagher out wide and Arma up top was a mistake that hindered us until Gallagher came off and Arma went out wide. Armstrong also could easily have cost us our goal with his positioning, although it's possible he's been told to do that. Bennett at right back is also wrong and repeatedly put us on the back foot when we didn't need to be. Travis/Johnson partnership is looking good. Del/Lenihan/Tosin as CB options look solid. Downing has started strong, hopefully his legs will hold out for the whole season because he's a difference maker. Cunningham at LB is superb but if he gets injured we're screwed. Better teams will take advantage of our inability to score from open play and very weak right hand side, but Hull weren't that team tonight. Still plenty of work to be done.
  22. OnePhilT

    Hull (A)

    Really difficult to pick a MotM tonight, but Williams produced two superb moments, and he's really in his element in his proper position. What a professional performance that was. #OnePointOffThePlayOffs 😃
  23. neophox

    Hull (A)

    We need a proper rightback, Bennett or Nyambe is not the answer.
  24. BankEnd Rover

    Hull (A)

    I've got to say mate, I disagree. That's the best I've seen us pass the ball around. Especially in the second half. We passed the ball around them. Yes we gave the ball away cheaply but I was impressed with a lot of our play. Not seen us pass the ball around that in a long while. As you explained other teams would of maybe took more of an advantage of our mistakes but I certainly think we can move forward with this on the floor play. We just need to improve our final ball/shooting.
  25. davulsukur

    Hull (A)

    Dropping him is one thing but Nyambe had a chance to make a claim and failed. A right back should be the main priority (along with signing Cunningham permanently) in January. Hes going to need to try another player on the wing too, Gallagher is not a winger. Never will be.
  26. Paul Mani

    Hull (A)

    Great point. That triangle of Cunningham, Johnson and Downing is brilliant. I’d like to see Nyambe, Travis and Rothwell on the right.
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