The Hull City manager Steve Bruce has said that the Championship is one of the difficult leagues to win in all of Europe because it is extremely full of surprises. Steve Bruce is looking to get promotion back into the Premier league with Hull City. It has been a few seasons since Hull City were last in the Premier league.
Steve Bruce does not have a lot of recent experience of managing in the Championship because he has been largely involved with Premier league clubs like Wigan and Sunderland in the last few seasons. However, he has previously secured promotion from the Championship into the Premier league with the likes of Birmingham city.
He has said that he intends still use that experience in order to help Hull City back into the top flight. Hull City have been adopting an attacking style of football in the first few weeks of the campaign. This is paid rich dividends for the clubs so far after they find themselves in the eighth position with 13 points on the board. They are only three points behind the leaders Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Bruce reckons that he will be able to achieve promotion with Hull City if they carry on playing in the same manner.
“When you consider how just three points separate the top 10 teams in the table after eight games, that shows how close things are right now. It is often said that most teams can beat each other in this division and that has certainly been the case this season. It can be crazy at times. I suppose we only have to look at the last week or so to see just how things can change," said the Hull city manager after the 3-1 loss at the hands of Peterborough United during the weekend.
Corry Evans’ club, Hull City, has been defeated by Leicester City in a Championship match played on Sunday. Leicester won the match by a profound margin of 3-1. This was the fourth win in a row for Leicester. David Nugent was the hero of Leicester’s victory. The English striker scored a hat trick and took his team to a convincing victory. With this victory, Leicester has moved up to no. 7 in the points table. The position of Hull City in the points table didn’t get affected with that defeat and they are still at no. 4.
Nugent opened the scoring for Leicester in the 7th minute of the match with a powerful shot. The ball flew past the Hull City goalkeeper into the bottom corner of the goal post to give Leicester a lead of 1-0. But, Leicester didn’t manage to be ahead in the game for too long. Just after a few minutes, the leveller was scored by Jay Simpson.
Nugent again took Leicester ahead in the match just three minutes before the half time break. He capitalized on the cross of Anthony Knockaert and found the back of the net with a brilliant header. In the second half, the Hull City players should have attacked a bit more, but, surprisingly, they played with a defensive approach and let Leicester run away with the game.
The final nail was put in the coffin by Nugent in the last minute of the match when he found the net for the third time in the match by taking advantage of a wonderful pass from Lloyd Dyer. The manager of Hull City, Steve Bruce, was gutted with the end result. As per Bruce, the team deserved to lose the match. It was a horrible performance by the boys. The body language of the players was not good at all. You need to fight till the very last minute. You can’t afford to sit back and let the other team come hard at you. It was overall a pretty dismal performance.
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New Hull city manager Steve Bruce has said that his son Alex Bruce will certainly be able to handle the pressure and perform at the new club. Steve Bruce has signed his son Alex Bruce on a two-year deal and there have been suggestions that it would cost fractions within the squad.
However, the former Sunderland manager has said that his son will not be burdened by the fact that he is the son of the manager. Alex Bruce has become the sixth major signing of the summer, as Hull city look towards getting back into the Premier league.
The 27-year-old has been training with the Championship club for the last three weeks now, and Steve Bruce has seen enough in order to persuade him that Alex Bruce can be a good signing. This is not the first time Alex Bruce will be playing under his father. The pair have been together at Birmingham city when Alex Bruce was making his name as a 20-year-old youngster. Since then, they have gone their separate ways only to be reunited at Hull city. Steve Bruce recently oversaw the 1-0 win over Rochdale in a friendly match. The confidence inspiring victory can be the foundation for a great season according to the former Sunderland manager.
"Of course it puts a bit of pressure on him being the manager's son, but he's played in the Championship for a long time and enjoyed a good career at this level. Nepotism is the word that will always crop up, and you have to think about that, but he's at an age where he can handle it. I'm sure it won't be a problem. When you look at what's going around on the Bosman market, he makes a very good free transfer," said Steve Bruce after the signing of Alex Bruce.
Former Man Utd player Corry Evans has been ruled out of the friendly that Northern Ireland were scheduled to play against Holland. Corry Evans is regarded as one of the best players within the northern Ireland squad.
Hence, it is a major blow for the national team to be able to face the 2010 World Cup runners-up in a friendly match. It could possibly be the best time to face the Dutch because they come on the back of a humiliating exit in the Euro 2012. The Dutch have failed to progress past the group stages of the competition, despite being the favourites to win it.
The Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has said that Corry Evans came to the training session not feeling well, but the situation has worsened after taking part in light training. As a result, the decision has been taken to send Corry Evans home. A number of high profile players will be missing for Michael O'Neill to choose from ahead of this match. Corry Evans is the latest injury casualty after a long and hard season. Johnny Evans, Gareth Bale, Chris brunt, and Chris Baird are some of the players missing from the team ahead of the match.
"Corry felt a little but unwell on Wednesday when he turned up and he had deteriorated rather than improved. He pulled out of today's session very early and it made sense for Corry - and for the the health of the remainder of the the squad - that he went went home. He got a flight this afternoon. It's unfortunate for Corry but it gives an opportunity for someone else. In terms of the experience we have in the squad at the minute, I just felt Sammy was the natural choice. He captains his club and he has captained them through a very difficult season," said manager Michael O'Neill.
Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said that he is extremely flattered to be linked with a club like Hull City. Hull City has been linked with a move for the manager, who has guided Carlisle United to the eighth position in the League One.
It is the same position achieved by Hull City in the Championship, but Greg Abbott has revealed that he does not want to become the next manager at the KC stadium. The club recently sacked manager Nick Barmby, who took over the role permanently from Nigel Pearson only six months back, due to the bad comments made about the club's financial position.
A number of managers have been linked with the position, but most of them have turned down the opportunity to do so. Greg Abbott has become the latest manager to join the list. Greg Abbott would be a good selection as far as the fans are concerned due to the fact that he played and captained the club for a four-year period. It is thought that the 48-year-old would be interested in a new challenge having spent four seasons at Carlisle United. However, he has turned down the opportunity to join Hull City stating that they are not the kind of club he would like to join right now.
“It’s more flattering than being talked about as the next one to get the sack, let’s put it that way. I’d rather be talking to you about a move upwards than downwards. People only speculate about people at our club if they’re doing all right, that’s players, staff, everybody. You tend to take it just as what it is – you’re employed by a football club and work your hardest, from the chairman down. We’re just getting ready to prepare the squad for another assault on the division in what will be another tough year,” said Greg Abbott.
Corry Evans scored his first goal of the season for Hull City, which enabled the Tigers to get their season back on track. Hull City's form has been questioned at the start of the season, but they seem to be coming back to form at just the right stage ahead of the Christmas fixture list.
Hull City have now won four matches out of their last six, and the latest victory over Coventry has had a dramatic effect on the league table. Hull City are now up to fifth position in the table, with only a few points separating them from West Ham in the automatic promotion places.
It has been really a tight season in the championship, with not a lot separating the top teams from the bottom ones. This can be evidently seen in the difference in the number of points between the leaders Southampton and Leeds in the final play-off position. Only eight points separate the two teams, with six teams in between them. Hull City are also in the mix and the latest victory over Coventry City provides them with a much-needed points to keep up their challenge for the promotion this season. Hull City's financial problems following relegation from the Premier League are well-documented, but the promotion back to Premier League will provide them with the much-needed support financially.
"Nick is doing a great job at the minute and long may it continue. I hope Nick gets the job. He's attack-minded whereas Nigel was more defensive. It means we might be quite open sometimes at the back but that's how he wants us to play," former Manchester United trainee Corry Evans said after the impressive victory. Corry Evans scored the only goal of the game with a powerful shot from within the box.