Overview: Although Steve Bruce has plenty of experience of managing at this level, its hard to see a way in which Hull can survive this season. Summer signings weren't bad from Bruce, but it remains to be seen if Danny Graham is cut out for this level.
Predicted finish: 18th
Key player: Tom Huddlestone - the summer-signing from Tottenham was once touted as the future of English football, but a series of injuries hampered his development at Spurs. Now with regular first-team football, we could see the emergence of a real star.
One to watch: Robbie Brady - the former Manchester United youth team player was a stand-out performer for Hull last year in their promotion push. The tricky winger will provide good service for Hull's strikers.