With several teams in the Barclays Premier League currently engulfed in the relegation battle, Hull City look the least likely to beat the drop.
Time seems to be up for Steve Bruce and his men, unless of course they can pull off the unthinkable and escape ejection from the top division.
But I'm not an optimistic person, so here are three reasons as to why the Tigers will go down.
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In all fairness, injuries have been extremely harsh on Hull City this season. In fact, I think that at some point in the duration of the season, every player has suffered at least one casualty that has put them out for a minimum of four weeks.
Whilst their physio room may not be jam-packed at the moment with only Nikica Jelavic and Liam Rosenior nursing injuries, it was a different story a few weeks ago when the doctors in East Yorkshire found themselves rather busy.
Mo Diame, who had scored four goals before devastatingly being ruled out for approximately five months, looked set to be the top summer signing for Steve Bruce, and should the Tigers have been involved in a relegation dogfight with the Senegalese international at their services, times may have been a little more comfortable for Hull.
The same applies for top scorer Nikica Jelavic whose goals have guided City onto several victories this year. However, it's been all a bit frantic for the Croatian whose injuries have led to his appearance graph looking not too dissimilar from a yo-yo string.
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The unsettlement in the side is really significant and this knocks the chemistry between the players which would explain why so many games have been lost.
Lack of spirit
Unlike fellow relegation rivals such as Queens Park Rangers, Leicester City and Aston Villa, Hull have shown very little fight and spirit in their games in order to get the results which they need to stay up.
I remember just over a month ago that the Tigers were trailing 2-0 at home to league leaders Chelsea after ten minutes. To the surprise of most people, the hosts pulled it back to 2-2, but despite their best efforts they couldn't take any points from the game.
That along with exceptional results against Sunderland and QPR has been the only time when the players have shown real determination to get all three points.
Hull need to immediately realise the situation that they are in because it all seems as though they are leaving it too late. Back-to-back defeats against Southampton and Swansea City really signify the trouble that Steve Bruce and his men are in.
This is the primary reason which is persuading me to believe that Hull will be relegated. Looking at the remaining games on the fixture list, things don't look positive for the East Yorkshire based club. Home ties against Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are still on the calendar whilst trips to the in-form Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur await.
The only game I can see the Tigers winning is their home fixture against fellow relegation rivals Burnley. The Clarets are a bogey team to Hull and defeat on May 9th could spell the end for Steve Bruce and his men.
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