Hull City weren’t great last year and have had two tumultuous offseasons. How do the supporters feel this is going to affect the team this year? We sit down with Amber Nectar to discuss this.
Cottagers Confidential: Teams coming down to the Championship don't have the best recent history of popping right back up, is there any reason to think Hull City could buck that trend?
Amber Nectar: None whatsoever. City have endured their second shambolic summer in a row, and the long slog of the Championship will be too much for our thin squad.
CC: Leonid Slutsky probably is a fairly unknown manager to anyone who doesn't follow Russian football. What does he bring to the club and how would you describe his style.
AN: It's hard to discern a style yet, as we're presently winless on the road in a year yet we've looked okay at home. The aforementioned close-season chaos means he hasn't been able to build a squad in his own image, so we aren't sure what that might even be. Nonetheless, he seems a remarkably affable man who City fans have rapidly warmed to.
CC: Which three players on Hull should Fulham fans watch out for?
AN: Jarrod Bowen. He's a young player who may not have got much of a chance if the reviled Allam family hasn't spent July selling everything that wasn't nailed down, but he's taken his chance well. Eye for goal and a commendably combative attitude.
Kamil Grosicki. Now, this all depends upon how arsed he can be, and his protracted sulk at not managing to join the exodus means he's often sports a questionable approach. On his day, he can destroy teams on his own at this level.
Jackson Irvine. He has beautiful flowing locks, from his recently ended Burton days he always seems up for a fight and actually wanted to join us. What's not to like?
CC: Predicted score and lineup?
Kingsley Dawson Hector Aina
Grosicki Meyler Larsson Bowen
Prediction: We haven't won away in over a year, managing four points from 21 winless League games. Fill the rest in...