If you're a Hull fan like me, then I'm sure you'll be feeling pretty down at the moment. Following on from what was an unfortunate FA Cup Final defeat, the painstaking start to the 2014/15 campaign has become even more damaging over the previous couple of days.
One key issue that the club is tackling is the amount of empty seats inside the stadium on match days. A substantial amount of empty seats were visible inside the KC Stadium in the 0-0 stalemate between the Tigers and West Bromwich Albion, primarily down to the turbulent form that Steve Bruce's side are currently undergoing.
A recent statistic was released by Come On where it revealed that if the Premier League table was restructured by average attendance, Hull would actually be in the same position as they currently stand in the league due to an average of 23,118 fans attending this season inside a stadium which holds 25,586.
Subsequent to a huge increase in price in season passes and tickets, the average attendance has dramatically dropped from last season's impressive figure of an average of 24,902. Assem Allam decided to express his anger through raising the cost of ticket prices after failing in his bid to change the club's name to Hull Tigers.
But owner Allam has more important things to worry about. On Friday, Uefa opened an investigation in the club after breaching their financial fair play rules. The law suggests that clubs should not overspend on transfer fees and player wages, but it appears that the East Yorkshire based club have gone over their budget.
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Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were just two of a handful of teams who were found guilty of breaking the rule last season and were consequently fined £49 million alongside transfer spending restrictions.
If caught red handed, it could spell the end of Hull's Premier League status by the end of the season. But that is of course if their weakening form doesn't get the better of them.
Just two wins have been taken from fifteen league fixtures so far since the start of the season and an extremely poor 0-0 draw at home to West Brom at Saturday will give the Tigers an uncomfortable journey to the capital next week to face a Chelsea side who will be looking for bounce back ability.
Currently at 18th in the Premier League table, Hull have failed to meet Steve Bruce's minimum expectations and the Geordie boss has admitted that he is desperately trying to find the form that they had last season.
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