Could Hull City be on the verge of ‘doing a Leicester’ this season?

Could Hull City be on the verge of ‘doing a Leicester’ this season?

Despite famously beginning the 2016/17 Premier League campaign with only thirteen fit senior players available and no permanent manager for the determined Tigers faithful to call their own right in the here and now – Hull City’s impressively efficient start to the new season has certainly taken many fans of the English top-flight by total surprise.

 

Last year’s unlikely champions – in the form of Claudio Ranieri’s triumphant Leicester City – simply didn’t have enough about them to stop a bold effort from the Tigers, led by former Manchester United assistant-coach Mike Phelan, on the opening day of the season. Swansea City also subsequently fell short against the recently promoted outfit last time out in the league, prompting many football fans to ponder what comes next for this admittedly buoyant Hull City side.

 

Can the Tigers really go all the way and begin to emulate last season’s achievements of Leicester City near the upper echelons of the league table, or will Hull City ultimately succumb to their obvious vulnerability once the initial adrenaline-rush of Premier League football eventually dies down?

 

 

Although most sensible Premier League watchers seemingly find themselves rather indifferent towards Hull’s promising start to the new campaign…

 

 

…a small minority of fans nonetheless seem to expect big things from Mike Phelan’s current outfit between now and the end of the season…

 

 

…and after the once completely unimaginable feats of Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes last term…

 

 

…who’s to say that Hull City don’t have enough about them to at least impress throughout the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign?

 

 

Abel Hernandez has applied himself quite effectively so far this term it must be said, as have several other crucial first-team members of the current Tigers squad…

 

 

…so even though relegation could still admittedly loom heavily for Hull City in the not too distant future…

 

 

…now is as good a time as any to start building upon a newfound sense of hope down at the KCOM Stadium!

 

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