Written by HullCityJournals

Hull city continued their bad losing streak, pushing it to 6 straight defeats following an unlucky loss to Watford.

Special mention to Watford’s right winger Nordin Amrabat, (who once had links with Hull.) I thought he was the best player on the pitch as he terrified Clucas and Hull’s left side all game long and was the cause for their many bad moments for the tigers.

A pressuring passage of play from The Hornets caused a corner against the purple-kitted men. Pereyra whipped in a cross to the edge of the 6 yard area, where centre half Younes Kaboul hit a bullet header onto the crossbar leaving Marshall stranded and confused. The ball squirmed back out and the main man, Amrabat, put in another cross which was headed back and pushed sideways to Pereyra who took on a shot from 30 yards out, it was placed almost perfectly but unluckily it hits the outside of the post. I thought this was a certain goal as 3 Hull players backed off him, not one went to close him down, this is the problem with our defensive issues.

The lads from the KCOM stadium had very few chances but when did, it proved it be weak attempts on goal. The yellow army countered the majority of the time as Hull lost it easily. Watford got up the pitch quickly and Amrabat hit a volley down into the ground which bounced over the defence for both Ighalo and Deeney to what was closer to an open-goal. The defence was nowhere to be seen and the forwards were not tracked, this was lucky for Hull.

Mike Phelan’s team did get a good attack in the second half, Marshall hit a long ball up for Mason who flicked a header on and Hernandez gathered it in between the 2 defenders took it wide and put in a half-decent shot but was only smothered by Gomes in goal, this was Hull’s best chance.

However the deadlock was broken late in the game and broke the hearts for the team and fans that had travelled for 4 hours. Amrabat doing what he did best all game long, teasing Clucas before pulling it back to ex-Newcastle full back Janmaat who whipped in a low cross, the ball missed everyone until it reached Dawson and bounced off him and into the goal, I thought this was very unlucky for Hull but Watford had deserved the game more from constant attacks and attractive football.


Not long after the goal came another horrific piece of defending, which was shown by Ighalo dancing around at least 5 of the away team players, who then only narrowly missed and hit the side netting. The defending needs to be sorted out, saying that, every aspect of our football plan needs to be changed.


Hull fans, what does Phelan need to change? Did the side deserve something from the game? Let us know in the comments below!