Its been a while since we have gone head to head with Hull City, in fact some four years have passed since we last met at the KC Stadium back in March 2016. On that day we drew 1-1 with the high-flying Tigers who were in third place while we were struggling in 19th place, a tale we are all too familiar with today, and this weekend’s fixture sees a similar situation. In our last meeting Anthony Kay scored a towering header just after half time only for Sam Clucas to beat David Martin with a 20-yard freekick just three minutes later to share the spoils.
HULL CITY – THE SEASON SO FAR – Hull City currently lay in 2nd place in the League 1 table with a record of PLAYED 11, WON 8, DRAWN 0, LOST 3, GF 18 & GA 9 with 24 POINTS.
FORM AT A GLANCE – WWLWLW
LEAGUE RESULTS 2020/21
Hull 2 Burton Albion 0
Swindon 2 Hull 1
Bristol Rovers 1 Hull 3
Hull 1 Peterborough 2
Hull 1 AFCW 0
Rochdale 0 Hull 3
Fleetwood 4 Hull 1
Hull 1 Plymouth 0
Northampton 0 Hull 2
Hull 1 Crewe 0
Gillingham 0 Hull 2
HOME GROUND – KCOM Stadium (25,586)
NICKNAME – The Tigers
THE MANAGER – Grant McCann aged 40 and born in Belfast.
As a midfielder McCann started his youth career at Lisburn Distillery FC before turning pro at West Ham, but he got few opportunities and went out on loan to several clubs including Livingston, Notts County and Cheltenham where he finally signed on a permanent contract. In his career he also played for Barnsley, Peterborough United, Scunthorpe and Linfield making 581 appearances scoring 106 goals. McCann also represented his country of birth Northern Ireland on 50 occasions at Under 21 and Full level scoring 4 goals.
Most Dons fans will know McCann from his time as the Posh Manager where he spent 3 seasons, he has also managed Doncaster Rovers and has been manager of the Tigers since June 2019 where he is on a 1 year rolling contract.
His managerial stats are pretty decent for this level with a record of GAMES 232, WON 93, DRAWN 54, LOST 85, giving him a 40% Win Ratio.
FORMER MANAGERS – A long list for Hull City in their 116-year history including Jan Molby, Terry Neil, Wilf McGuinness, Eddie Gray, Mark Hatley, Phil Parkinson, Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Nigel Pearson, Nick Barmby, Steve Bruce, Mike Phelan, and Nigel Adkins.
PLAYED FOR BOTH – The ones I can find are David Amoo, Keith Andrews, Matt Baker, Michael Bridges, Jimmy Bullard, Jake Livermore, Jon Otsemobor, Stephen Quinn, Carl Regan, Rowan Vine and Aaron Wilbraham.
MATCHDAY MASCOT – Roary the Tiger and his sidekick Amber.
FAMOUS FANS – Omar Sharif (TV Film and Bridge playing fanatic), Sinitta (1980’s Pop singer and bit of fluff to Simon Cowell) who incidentally promised / threatened (delete according to your musical tastes) to sing at their 1st home game if they ever get promoted back to the Premiership.
SHOOTERS BOOTS – Mallik Wilks with 7 goals so far.
CURRENT INTERNET MATCH ODDS – MK Dons 9/5 Draw 23/10 Hull 6/4
LAST TIME ROUND – 12th March 2016 – Hull City 1 MK Dons 1Team – Martin (Cropper), Lewington, McFadzean, G Baldock, Kay, Carruthers, Potter, Powell, (Williams) Hall (Bowditch), Murphy, Revell.Unused Subs – Reeves, Emmanuel-Thomas, Maynard, Spence.Goals – Kay 51’, Clucas 53’Referee – Jeremy Simpson (5 Yellow Cards)Attendance – 16,183
HEAD 2 HEAD
2015/16 – Hull City 1 MK Dons 1 – Kay 2015/16 – MK Dons 0 Hull City 22004/05 – MK Dons 1 Hull City 1 – Lewington 2004/05 – Hull City 3 MK Dons 2 – McLeod, Chorley