Steve Bruce imagines what might have been during Hull’s difficult season

Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted he never imagined the Tigers would be fighting for their Barclays Premier League lives after starting their campaign with arguably the strongest squad in the club's history. Bruce was widely credited with landing the pick of the transfer deadline day buys with Abel Hernandez, Mohamed Diame, Gaston Ramirez and on-loan Newcastle midfielder Hatem...
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Manchester United-Hull City Preview

Hull City have to beat Manchester United at the KC Stadium on the final day of the Premier League season to have any chance of avoiding relegation. The Tigers (8-10-19) are third from bottom in the table and even if they did take maximum points from the Red Devils (20-9-8), they will survive only if fellow strugglers Newcastle United fail to beat West Ham on Sunday in their match...
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Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

It’s all about survival in European soccer this weekend, with the key clashes in various divisions set to determine which teams will stay up. In England, the quest to preserve top-flight status will go down to the final day. Elsewhere, the top two sides in the MLS Eastern Conference go head-to-head stateside, while the final team to be promoted from the Championship to the Premier...
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Hull in last-chance saloon in relegation battle with Newcastle

LONDON -- With due respect to the still-considerable but perceptibly faded force that is Manchester City and the gifted but maddeningly inconsistent Arsenal, the race for the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League title always seemed likely to go out with a whimper rather than, say, the dying-minutes-of-the-season bang so fondly recalled from 2011-12, when Sergio Aguero won it for City...
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Hull City vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

Hull City vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats - originally posted on Manchester United are guaranteed a fourth place finish but they are involved in one of the biggest matches on the final day as Hull City need to beat the record English champions if they’re to have a chance of playing Premier League football again next season. Three points...
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Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival on final day

MANCHESTER, England (AP) The Premier League is set for an afternoon of goodbyes on Sunday - to either Hull or Newcastle as the relegation places are decided and to two of English soccer's top midfielders. Most of the focus in the final round of games will be on which team joins Burnley and Queens Park Rangers in losing its status in the world's most lucrative league. Hull is in...
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Hull manager in shock at player's failed drugs test

HULL, England (AP) Hull manager Steve Bruce said he was ''shocked, saddened, disappointed and angry'' after his midfielder Jake Livermore failed a drugs test. The 25-year-old Livermore, who played once for England in 2012, was suspended by the English Football Association and Hull on Friday. He faces a ban of up to two years. Bruce broke the news to Livermore of the failed test...
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Livermore suspended by Hull City after testing positive for cocaine

Jake Livermore has been suspended by Hull City for the remaining two matches of the season after testing positive for cocaine. The 25-year-old midfielder, who signed for the Tigers from Tottenham last summer, failed a random drugs test after the 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace on April 25. His suspension is a huge blow to manager Steve Bruce whose side are currently in the relegation...
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Former Tottenham midfielder tested positive for cocaine

Former Tottenham midfielder tested positive for cocaine - originally posted on Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore has been reportedly tested positive for cocaine and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The Telegraph reports the 25-year-old will not play for Steve Bruce’s side and it is a massive blow for the Tigers’ relegation survival. He came up...
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From Europa League to possible relegation for Hull

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Hull started the season competing in Europe for the first time in its history, and could end it by dropping out of the English Premier League. The offseason last year was full of optimism for the northeast club, which spent freely in the summer transfer window and was buoyant after qualifying for the Europa League through reaching the FA Cup final. However...
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Hull City face battle for Premiership survival

Originally posted on Burnley and QPR were relegated from the Premier League last weekend but there are still five teams involved in the battle for survival. Hull City are currently filling the third relegations spot and look in a precarious position. They suffered a home defeat by Burnley and their remaining games are against Tottenham and...
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Hull players will have wages slashed up to 50% if they’re relegated

Steve Bruce has revealed that Hull players will have their salaries slashed by up to 50 per cent if they are relegated. The Tigers are fourth-bottom of the Premier League with one of the toughest run-ins facing them, and Hull manager Bruce said all players' contracts have been set up to protect the club financially in the event of relegation. Hull have the third-lowest total wage...
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Watch Southampton 2-0 Hull City match highlights

Steve Bruce remains confident that Hull can stave off relegation, despite leaving Southampton off the back of an all too familiar defeat. Last season's run to the FA Cup final and Premier League safety is a distant memory for City fans as their side slide worryingly close to a Championship return. The latest blow came at St Mary's, where James Ward-Prowse and Graziano Pelle ended...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Swansea City 3-1 Hull City match highlights

Steve Bruce felt two controversial decisions cost his Hull side the chance of easing their relegation worries at Swansea. Hull remain three points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone after losing 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium, but Tigers boss Bruce was upset with the nature of Swansea's second goal from Bafetimbi Gomis and the 53rd minute red card shown to Tigers midfielder...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look Back as Steve Bruce Signs a New Three-Year Deal

A Look Back as Steve Bruce Signs a New Three-Year Deal - originally posted on Hull City announced today that Steve Bruce had signed a new three-year deal to continue his management of the club, on the same day that the Premier League announced that he was a nominee for February’s Manager of the Month competition. Interviewed about his new contract, all the talk...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Bruce agrees to new deal with Premier League team Hull City

HULL, England -- Hull manager Steve Bruce has agreed a new deal with the Premier League club after overseeing the most successful period in its history. Hull says Wednesday that the former Manchester United defender will sign his new contract ''within the next 24 hours.'' Bruce took charge in 2012 and helped the team win promotion to the Premier League in his first season. In the...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce agrees new deal with Premier League team Hull

HULL, England (AP) Hull manager Steve Bruce has agreed a new deal with the Premier League club after overseeing the most successful period in its history. Hull says Wednesday that the former Manchester United defender will sign his new contract ''within the next 24 hours.'' Bruce took charge in 2012 and helped the team win promotion to the Premier League in his first season. In...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct by FA

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce. The 47-year-old Uruguayan has until 6pm on March 9 to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing midfielder Jack Rodwell booked for diving by referee...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Managers Steve Bruce, Gus Poyet Clash During EPL Game (GIF, Video)

Neither Steve Bruce nor Gus Poyet behaved as grown-ups, or children, should in front of a global audience. Bruce and Poyet nearly fought on the sideline during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw between hosts Hull City and Sunderland in the Premier League. Officials had to separate the two managers, who might have came to blows during the game between two, relegation-threatened teams. The ugly...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has no regrets over clash with Steve Bruce

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says he has no regrets over his touchline clash with Steve Bruce during the 1-1 draw against Hull. The managers were involved in an altercation in the 35th minute of the match and had to be separated by a referee's assistant. It started when Poyet kicked a water bottle in frustration at Jack Rodwell being booked for diving and was sent to the stands by...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet play down spat

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet both attempted to downplay their touchline spat after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw between Hull and Sunderland. The rival managers clashed after Poyet was sent to the stands in the first half for reacting to Jack Rodwell's caution for diving by angrily kicking a container of water bottles. The Uruguayan made a beeline for Bruce before making his way and ...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Brady Falls Down Hole, Suffers One Of Soccer’s Strangest Injuries

Spare a thought for Hull City and Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady. Brady could miss the rest of the 2014-15 season due to an injury he suffered in the bizzarest of circumstances. Brady fell down a hole last Friday during practice at Hull City’s facility. He suffered a calf injury during the fall that will sideline him for up to six weeks, according to...
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How worried should Hull City fans be?

How worried should Hull City fans be? - originally posted on   Steve Bruce’s Hull City are in a precarious position.  Yes, they sit in 15th position of the English Premier League, three places and four points above the relegation zone.  Certainly, 15th whilst heading into March is not a disaster for a club of Hull City’s size and ambition, whose end of season...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Hull City

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Hull City - originally posted on The Britannia Stadium will be the host for Saturday’s Premier League clash between Stoke City and Hull City. When the Tigers took on the Potters earlier this season, the tie ended in a 1-1 draw at Kingston upon Hull. Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes are manager of the two clubs in action today, with Bruce managing...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Bruce rubbishes Fulham speculation

Hull boss Steve Bruce has ridiculed reports linking him with a summer move to Fulham. Bruce has grown used to hints of his impending departure from the KC Stadium having been strongly tipped to succeed Alan Pardew at Newcastle earlier this season. And just last week Bruce was fielding questions about his future in charge of the Tigers after a 3-0 home loss to Newcastle dumped them...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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