Not much to say really for this game, we go there unbeaten in three games, they have won one in their last four games, the pitch is nothing spectacular and probably in a worse condition than ours, they beat us last time out, but we never did ourselves justice, this will probably be the benchmark to judge ourselves on………. game on.
HULL CITY – THE SEASON SO FAR – Hull City currently lay in 2nd place in the League 1 table with a record of PLAYED 27, WON 15, DRAWN 4, LOST 8, GF 41 & GA 22 with 49 POINTS.
FORM AT A GLANCE – DWWLWLD
LEAGUE RESULTS 2020/2
Hull 0 Lincoln 0
Hull 1 Swindon 0
Hull 3 Accrington 0
Hull 1 Blackpool 1
Hull 3 Fleetwood 2
Hull 2 Charlton 0
Hull 0 Portsmouth 2
Hull 0 Shrewsbury 1
Hull 2 Doncaster 1
Hull 2 Burton Albion 0
Hull 1 Peterborough 2
Hull 1 AFCW 0
Hull 1 Plymouth 0
Hull 1 Crewe 0
That’s a record of PLAYED 14, WON 9, DRAWN 2, LOST 3, GF 18 & GA 9.
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 253, WON 102, DRAWN 61, LOST 90, 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 9 goals so far.
CURRENT INTERNET MATCH ODDS – Hull 11/10 Draw 23/10 MK Dons 3/1
LAST TIME ROUND – MK Dons 1 Hull City 3
Date – Saturday 21st November 2020.
Team – Fisher, O’Hora, Keogh, Lewington (Cargill), Sorinola, Kasumu (Morris), Houghton (Surman), Fraser, Gladwin (Poole), Walker, Jerome (Sorenson).
Unused Subs – Nicholls, Freeman.
Goals – Magennis 8’, Walker 11’, Magennis 12’, Scott 76’
Referee – Scott Oldham
Attendance – Behind Closed Doors
HEAD 2 HEAD
2020/21 – MK Dons 1 Hull City 3 – Walker
2015/16 – Hull City 1 MK Dons 1 – Kay
2015/16 – MK Dons 0 Hull City 2
2004/05 – MK Dons 1 Hull City 1 – Lewington
2004/05 – Hull City 3 MK Dons 2 – McLeod, Chorley