Hull City’s game on Saturday is a must win, but The Tigers fans are confident the side can beat Swansea to help them stay in the Premier League writes Paul Elliott.
The side has been in a relegation battle all season, which led to City’s board sacking former boss Mike Phelan at Christmas and replacing him with Marco Silva
Despite Silva’s inspirational start to life at The KCOM, the 3-1 defeat to Leicester last weekend indicated that the road to safety for Hull is going to be a bumpy one.
Lifelong fan Ian Howson, 52, from Bransholme said:
“If they keep it tight and they get players pushing forward, they have a chance.”
The Portuguese manager’s arrival saw the side pick up some much needed valuable points, including wins against Liverpool and Bournemouth and a impressive 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
Ian Thomas, 28, from North Hull, who is heading to the game is hopeful that the side can deliver the performance that is needed.
The Yorkshire club find themselves six points behind their visitors heading into this weekend’s game and a defeat to the Welsh club will not only virtually condemn them to facing next season in The Championship, but also secure The Swans survival.
Where Swansea, under new boss Paul Clement seem to have found a way to play, it appears that Silva has placed more emphasis on stopping their opponents. While it has undeniably caused the club to pick points earlier on, it looks like it may not mean actually winning enough games to survive the dreaded drop.
A loss this weekend and it would appear that Hull City will are doomed, but their fans as always, are behind their team.