16 Facts About Hull City


Hull City Association Football Club is a professional football club based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, that compete in the EFL Championship.

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Still under the managership of Ambrose Langley, Hull City continued to finish consistently in the top half of the table.

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Hull City finished third, level on points with second placed Oldham Athletic, missing promotion on goal average by 0.

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Hull City regularly finished in the top half of the table before the First World War, but after the war the team finished in the bottom half in seven seasons out of eleven, culminating in relegation to the Third Division North in 1930.

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The cup run saw Hull City knock out the eventual champions of the Second and Third Divisions; Blackpool and Plymouth Argyle respectively.

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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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When Hull City missed out on promotion by one goal the following season, Appleton left to manage Swansea City.

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

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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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In October 2015 Hull beat Leicester City in a penalty-shootout to take them through to their first ever quarter-final appearance in the Football League Cup.

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Hull City was replaced by former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins who led the team to avoid relegation and finish 18th at the end of the season.

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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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Allam justified the intended name change as part of his plans to create "additional sources of revenue" for the club, after Hull City Council refused to sell him the stadium freehold so he could develop, as he had stated, "a sports park" on the site.

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Hull City held a news conference confirming the club had been put up for sale due to the English FA's decision on 9 April 2014.

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

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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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