After guiding Hull City to relegation, Steve Bruce is surprised to have not been sacked

With only 8 wins in the entire previous Premier League season, Hull City was relegated from the top English League and will now have to compete in the Championship League. There are a number of reasons on why Hull City suffered this abysmal fate but most of them arrived due to the decisions that the coach Steve Bruce made.

Hull City splashed €10 million in signing Abel Hernandez but the record transfer player made a number of underwhelming performances as he did not live up to his price tag. Steve Bruce and his squad went through a string of negative results which left them in the bottom spots of the Premier League and they failed on getting away from the relegation zone.

Steve Bruce is well aware of the fact that many managers in his position would have already been sacked and he is fortunate to still stay in charge of Hull City and in order to compensate as well repay the head chiefs of the English club, he will it give it everything in his power to bounce back from this disappointing season. Read more »

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Leyton Orient Reaction With Steve Bruce

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Hull City ended Season End Deal with Newcastle United

Hull City recently ended the season long loan deal with Newcastle United over midfielder Ben Arfa much earlier than scheduled. This comes as a shock to many given that they expected the Frenchman to finally blossom in the Premier league after showing flashes of brilliance on several occasions.

Even though Hull maybe struggling with the prospect of relegation, manager Steve Bruce has decided to cut short the loan spell with more than five months remaining. He has blamed the attitude of the player as the first and foremost reason. Coming from the school of Sir Alex Ferguson, Bruce is known as strict disciplinarian.

Even then, he took the opportunity on Ben Arfa despite being aware of the issues surrounding the Frenchman. Bruce has explained the reasons behind the early exit of the 27-year-old. Read more »

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Rumors over return of Palacios to English Football

Several rumours appear that midfielder Wilson Palacios could be coming to the end of his spell in English football. The Honduras midfielder came close to joining a Middle Eastern club in the summer only for the move to fall through at the last moment. The midfielder does not appear to figure in the plans of manager Mark Hughes and this has resulted in his £ 35,000 per week not being justified at the moment. The tough tackling midfielder could be allowed to move on, but Stoke appear aware that they cannot command a transfer fee for the 30-year-old. Hence, they are prepared to allow him to leave on a free transfer.

This will make Palacios an attractive prospect given that he still has a few more years left in him. After coming to English football with Wigan Athletic, he made a big impression and this led to the move to Tottenham. Even though he was a first-team regular at Spurs immediately upon his arrival, problems with his personal life led to a drop in form. He made 43 appearances in his second season at Tottenham, but a move to Stoke came soon afterwards. Palacios has been averaging only around 20 games per season and is no longer a key player at the club.

The likes of Steve Sidwell, Glen Whelan, Charlie Adam, and Steven N’Zonzi are about him in the pecking order. Further, the contract of Palacios expires in the summer. He is free to negotiate terms with foreign clubs once the January transfer window opens. The club even looked at the possibility of ending the contract through mutual consent in the summer, but this did not go through due to various reasons. Stoke are expected to confirm new contract for the likes of Peter Crouch, AsmirBegovic, and manager Mark Hughes in the next few days.

North Ferriby United 1 Hull City 1 | Match Highlights | 21st July 2014

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