22 Facts About Hull City

1. Hull City were forced to return to the Boulevard Ground from 1944 until 1945 because of the poor condition of the planned stadium at Boothferry Road.

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2. Hull City built their own ground, Anlaby Road, which was opened in 1906.

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3. Hull City changed their crest in June 2014, becoming one of few English league teams without the club name on their crest.

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4. Hull City was replaced by 34-year-old veteran player Warren Joyce, who steered the club to safety with games to spare.

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5. Hull City reached the Second Division in 1985 under player-manager Brian Horton.

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6. Hull City became the first team in the world to go out of a cup competition on penalties, beaten by Manchester United in the semi-final of the Watney Cup on 1 August 1970.

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7. Hull City finished third, level on points with second placed Oldham Athletic, missing promotion on goal average by 0.29 of a goal.

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8. Hull City traditionally play in black and amber, often with a striped shirt design, hence their nickname, The Tigers.

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9. Hull City is quite small, but there are many villages in the metropolitan area.

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10. Hull City recruited a number of players for the new season including Craig Fagan on a permanent transfer, former Barcelona player Geovanni, Peter Halmosi and Anthony Gardner.

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11. Hull City began the season with six new signings in their squad, including Keith Andrews from Wolves and Stephen McPhee from Port Vale.

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12. Hull City were allocated into the Midlands Group which consisted of 14 teams.

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13. Hull City finished their first league season in fifth place and remained in the top half of the table for much of the period up to the First World War.

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14. Hull City has had a poor examination success rate for many years and is often at the bottom of government GCSE league tables.

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15. Hull City has two athletics clubs based at the Costello Stadium in the west of the city—Kingston upon Hull Athletics Club and Hull Achilies Athletics Club.

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16. Hull City is unique in the UK in having had a municipally owned telephone system from 1902, sporting cream, not red, telephone boxes.

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17. Hull City is the only team in the Football League which hasn't got a single letter that you can colour in.

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18. Hull City are under significant pressure to reduce their wage bills.

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19. Hull City will be hitting the road upon their Championship return as they head to Swansea on Saturday before going to Hull next Tuesday.

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20. Hull City boss Nigel Adkins is confident he will see a response from his central defenders Tommy Elphick and Jordy de Wijs when the Championship season resumes at home to Nottingham Forest this weekend.

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21. Hull City will enter in the third qualifying round, in their first ever European campaign.

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22. Hull City fans refer to this season as "The Great Escape".

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