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Hull City’s strange, but successful, season

As the final whistle on Hull City’s 2011/12 season nears, you might expect fans to be rejoicing at one of the club’s most successful campaigns in a generation.

The previous nine months have seen many of the usual trials and tribulations – perhaps the most pressing of which was the departure of manager Nigel Pearson in November. His move threatened to seriously rock the boat and scupper the Tigers’ promising start to the season.

But City came through it – new gaffer Nick Barmby performed admirably in taking on a side he had not built and, with no prior experience … Continue Reading