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2008–09 Hull City A.F.C. season

Hull City
2008–09 season
Chairman Paul Duffen
Manager Phil Brown
Stadium KC Stadium
Premier League 17th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Geovanni (8)
All: Geovanni (8)
Highest home attendance 24,945 (vs. Manchester United[1])
Lowest home attendance 24,282 (vs. Wigan Athletic[2])
Average home league attendance 24,816[3]

The 2008–09 season was Hull City's first ever season in the Premier League. Home games were played at the KC Stadium,[4] which has a capacity of 25,404.[5] On Friday 6 June 2008 Hull City announced they had sold out all 20,500 season tickets.[6] Hull City's first ever top-flight fixture was a home game against Fulham,[7] which they won 2-1. City finished the season in 17th place in the table, successfully avoiding relegation by the narrow margin of one point over Newcastle United. In the FA Cup, Hull reached the quarterfinals stage for the first time in 38 years, where they were knocked out by Arsenal with a controversial offside goal.

Players

Squad

Updated 24 May 2009.[8][9][10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Boaz Myhill
2 England DF Nathan Doyle
3 England DF Andy Dawson
4 England MF Ian Ashbee (captain)
6 England DF Michael Turner
7 England FW Craig Fagan
8 England MF Nick Barmby
9 England FW Dean Windass
10 Brazil MF Geovanni
11 England MF Bryan Hughes
12 England GK Matt Duke
13 England MF Ryan France
14 Australia MF Richard Garcia
15 France DF Bernard Mendy
16 Hungary MF Péter Halmosi
17 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Kilbane
18 Republic of Ireland FW Caleb Folan
19 England MF John Welsh
20 Netherlands MF George Boateng
No. Position Player
21 Wales DF Sam Ricketts
22 England MF Dean Marney
24 Guinea DF Kamil Zayatte
25 Gabon FW Daniel Cousin
26 Trinidad and Tobago GK Tony Warner
27 England FW Nicky Featherstone
29 England DF Matt Plummer
30 England DF Anthony Gardner
31 England MF Will Atkinson
32 England MF James Bennett
33 England MF Jimmy Bullard
35 Scotland DF Liam Cooper
36 Republic of Ireland MF Jamie Devitt
38 England DF Joe Lamplough
39 England DF Steve Gardner
42 England FW Ryan Kendall
43 England GK Tom Woodhead
England FW Michael Bridges

Squad statistics

Updated 16 May 2009.

 [11][12][13][2][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][1]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Wales Boaz Myhill 28 0 3 0 0 0 31 0 2 0
2 DF England Nathan Doyle 2+1 0 3 0 1 0 6+1 0 0 0
3 DF England Andy Dawson 25 1 3 0 0 0 28 1 8 0
4 MF England Ian Ashbee 31 1 2+1 1 0 0 33+1 2 10 0
5 DF England Wayne Brown 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
6 DF England Michael Turner 38 4 4 1 0+1 0 42+1 5 3 0
7 FW England Craig Fagan 15+7 3 3 0 0 0 18+7 3 9 0
8 MF England Nick Barmby 13+8 1 2+1 1 1 0 16+9 2 2 0
9 FW England Dean Windass 1+4 1 0 0 1 1 2+4 2 2 0
10 MF Brazil Geovanni 32+2 8 3 0 0 0 35+2 8 3 0
11 MF England Bryan Hughes 1+5 0 0+1 0 1 0 2+6 0 0 0
12 GK England Matt Duke 10 0 2 0 1 0 13 0 0 0
13 MF England Ryan France 1+1 0 2+2 0 1 0 4+3 0 1 0
14 MF Australia Richard Garcia 13+10 1 3+1 0 0 0 16+11 1 2 0
15 DF France Bernard Mendy 15+13 2 2+2 0 1 0 18+15 2 6 0
16 MF Hungary Péter Halmosi 4+14 0 4+1 1 1 0 9+15 1 3 0
17 DF Republic of Ireland Paul McShane 17 1 2 0 0 0 19 1 3 0
17 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Kilbane 15+1 0 0 0 0 0 15+1 0 1 0
18 FW Republic of Ireland Caleb Folan 2+13 1 2+2 0 1 0 5+15 1 2 1
19 MF England John Welsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Netherlands George Boateng 21+2 0 2 0 0 0 23+2 0 6 0
21 DF Wales Sam Ricketts 27+2 0 6 0 0 0 33+2 0 7 1
22 MF England Dean Marney 26+5 0 4 0 0 0 30+5 0 6 1
23 FW Jamaica Marlon King 19+1 5 0+1 0 0+1 0 19+3 5 1 0
24 DF Guinea Kamil Zayatte 31+1 1 5 1 0 0 36+1 2 7 0
25 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 18+9 4 3 1 0 0 21+9 5 1 0
26 GK Trinidad and Tobago Tony Warner 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 FW England Nicky Featherstone 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0 0
28 FW Angola Manucho 6+7 1 2+2 0 0 0 8+9 1 1 0
29 DF England Matt Plummer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF England Anthony Gardner 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
31 MF England Will Atkinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF England James Bennett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 MF Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos 0+2 0 1 0 0 0 1+2 0 1 0
33 MF England Jimmy Bullard 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
35 DF Scotland Liam Cooper 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
36 MF England Jamie Devitt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW England Bill Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF England Joe Lamplough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF England Steve Gardner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 FW England Ryan Kendall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 GK England Tom Woodhead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Mark Oxley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Starting 11

Considering starts in all competitions[55][56]
No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
1 GK  WAL Boaz Myhill 31
21 RB  WAL Sam Ricketts 33
6 CB  ENG Michael Turner 42
24 CB  GUI Kamil Zayatte 36
3 LB  ENG Andy Dawson 28
22 CM  ENG Dean Marney 30
4 CM  ENG Ian Ashbee 33
20 CM  NED George Boateng 23
10 AM  BRA Geovanni 35
23 CF  JAM Marlon King 19 Paul McShane has 19 starts
25 CF  Gabon Daniel Cousin 21

Transfers

Summer

Craig Fagan rejoined the club from Derby County, having spent the latter part of the previous season on loan at Hull. On 5 July Hull completed the signing of Brazilian winger Geovanni on a free transfer, following his release from fellow Premier League side Manchester City.[57] Hungarian winger Peter Halmosi soon followed.[58] Hull were also eager to sign Fraizer Campbell, who played for Hull on loan in the 2007-08 season.[59] On 14 August, Hull made Anthony Gardner's loan from Tottenham Hotspur into a permanent deal for £2.5 million, breaking their transfer record. On 1 September, Hull City made a £7 million bid for Fraizer Campbell, but Campbell joined Tottenham on a season-long loan as part of the deal that took Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United.

In

Out

Winter

On 23 January, Jimmy Bullard was purchased from Fulham for £5 million on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the record transfer fee paid by the club.[77] However, Bullard suffered a serious knee injury on his debut against West Ham and played no further part in the season. Kamil Zayatte's loan was made permanent, and City also brought in the versatile Kevin Kilbane from Wigan.

In

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