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Three things we learned from Hull City's abysmal season

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What a horrendous season it has been for Hull City. 12 months after reaching the FA Cup final, they have been relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

Just as they did during their first spell in the top flight, the Tigers have lasted two seasons since marking their return from the Championship.

So, in one of the club's darkest hour, let's recap three major things we have learned from their 2014/15 campaign.

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Money doesn't buy you everything

Hull have learned the hard way that money doesn't buy you everything, and after spending £25 million to still get relegated, it's pretty embarrassing.

Abel Hernandez, who has only scored three times, cost City a whopping £10 million, whilst their winter signing, Dame N'Doye, who cost a mere £3.5 million, scored five goals in half as many games.

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£7million was spent on Robert Snodgrass from Norwich City in the summer, only for the Scotsman to get injured twenty minutes into his Premier League debut, being ruled out for the rest of the season.

Jake Livermore, whose £8million summer transfer brought delight to East Yorkshire, was caught red handed by a drugs test which came back positive for cocaine last month. Now, he'll probably never play for the club again, and nobody is likely to come in for him because of his reputation with illegal substances.

Out of the money spent, the most valuable transfer this year has been Andy Robertson, who joined the Tigers for £2.85 million from Dundee United. Even still, the youngster hasn't featured on a weekly basis under Steve Bruce due to injuries and inconsistency.


Big time Charlies do exist

After Hull lost 1-0 away to Burnley back in November, Steve Bruce blasted his players, labelling them as "big time Charlie's." At first, the remark seemed a bit harsh, but as the weeks unfolded, it appeared that some individuals were playing a little bit too confidently.

Tom Huddlestone is a key culprit. Just because he is playing for a smaller club than his previous, Tottenham Hotspur, that does not make him better than anyone else at Hull. However, he seems to play with that in mind with his tame trickery and irritating arrogance on the field. In all fairness, I hope he leaves the club, because the Tigers would probably fare better without him. Plus, it would clear some space for a better central midfielder to join the club.

Hitting the target isn't easy

Nikica Jelavic, Abel Hernandez, Dame N'Doye and Yannick Sagbo have all proved throughout the course of the season that scoring goals in the Premier League isn't as easy as you would think.

The statistics don't lie. With Hull failing to score in a bewildering 17 games out of 38, it comes as no surprise that they have been relegated.

On too many occasions has the ball bobbled around in the area promisingly, only for it to do anything other than ripple the net.

With the quad of forwards confirming that they will be heading out of Humberside ahead of the next season, Steve Bruce has the major task of luring a new set of forwards in.

That's much easier said than done, however, as the manager's transfer history doesn't shine brightly. One in five of his signings turn out to be starlets, the other four are more or less the scraps.

Are you a Hull fan? How do you feel on your club's current situation. Voice your concerns in the comments below!

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Football
Steve Bruce
Premier League
Hull City
Tom Huddlestone
Championship

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