DAVIES WANTS PHELAN TO CONTINUE

Curtis Davies has supported Mike Phelan to become the club’s manager on a permanent basis and stressed the importance of stability at the club.

Despite having just 13 fit senior players in his squad at the when the season began, caretaker Hull City manager Phelan has led the Tigers to two wins out of three Premier League matches and one winning in the England Football League Cup.

The Tigers energized their team with six new players before the transfer window closed, but Phelan’s stay at the club remains dangling with prospective new owners yet to decide on a permanent replacement for Steve Bruce who left the club in pre-season.

When Davies was asked maybe he would want Phelan becoming the club’s manager on a on a full-time deal, he told Sky Sports News: “100 per cent, because he has been relaxed with us, the way we have played we have tried to be positive, we have tried to go into games to try and win.

“I suppose his continuation has been a big thing. He obviously takes the training, he has been our first team coach for a year-and-a-half now and the fact that he has continued with that, he has kept his style going and also he has brought a calm mentality to us.”

The 31-year old performances in August earned him a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award, and he emphasized on a busy pre-season as the reason for his sharpness.

The Englishman thinks the fact that he played in all the pre-season games makes him more agile and vibrant at his job, he explained if there was a replacement, he would not have appeared in seven pre-season matches.

“That helped me hit the ground running this season and my form has been OK.” He added.

Antonio Conte is certain that David Luiz will become a world-class player

David Luiz completed is transfer from Paris Saint-Germain over to Chelsea on the deadline day of the summer transfer window and he was expected to make his debut appearance for Chelsea on September 11 when his new club faced off with Swansea City in a Premier League match but it didn’t happen as the Brazilian defender was sidelined to the bench.

The transfer fee that Chelsea had to pay in order to bring David Luiz to Stamford Bridge was £34 million and Antonio Conte is confident that he is going to be able to turn his summer signing into one of the best defenders in the world.

“At 29, he is at a fantastic age to become one of the best defenders in the world. You can always improve and I’m seeing great commitment from him. He wants to play for Chelsea. This is a great opportunity for him also to improve. I repeat: he has good characteristics to become a fantastic defender.’’

“It’s important to remember when I started at Juventus, with Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli, the defence had been conceding a lot of goals. I remember that, before my arrival, many people told me: ‘They are no good, these defenders. No good.’ But then I started to work with them, I found a great commitment and attitude. Through the work, now we are talking about three of the best defenders in the world in Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli. But remember, when we started in that first year at Juventus, it wasn’t like that.” Chelsea’s Antonio Conte said.

David Luiz is anxious to start getting playing time and wear the Chelsea jersey in his first competitive match after having to settle on the sidelines during their recent match against Swansea City. With the injury of John Terry, defensive reinforcements can provide a significant help to Antonio Conte who has to the task of guiding Chelsea to the top spots of the Premier League and to compete in the Champions League.

Davies wants Hull City to be bold

Hull City player Curtis Davies has stated that Hull City need to be determined if they want to remain in the Premier League.

He said that clubs such as Bournemouth and Watford have shown that it is possible to stay in the Premier League and that it is important for the club to follow the same example.

Hull City went through the play-offs in order to win promotion to the Premier League but has been earmarked as the favorite candidate for relegation this season. Curtis Davies believes that there need to be a change in mentality if the club is going to move forward.

Curtis Davies said that Hull City have to learn from other promoted teams. They did not just sit back and wait for the opposition to come to them but attack. He said that the players should remain positive and ensure that they take their chances in the games. He knows that it will not be easy, but they will need to fight if they want to remain in the Premier League.

Hull City is currently experiencing problems with their owners refusing to inject money into the club. They are reportedly looking for a seller but at the moment there is no concrete offer on the table. The club has been losing players in the transfer window and may have trouble fielding a competitive team for the start of the Premier League.

The team is also without a manager at the moment after Steve Bruce has left the club. He said that there was no guarantee from the owners that they wanted to move the club forward and that he will be better off working somewhere else.
Curtis Davies is aware of these problems and has urged fans to remain behind the club.

HULL PLAYERS WARY OF TEAM SPOT UPON EPL RETURN

There a few players in the Hull City team that are not yet assured of their spot in the team as they return to the English Premier League.

The team has flown out to Portugal as they begin preparations for the return to top flight football in England. Manager Steve Bruce is leaving no stone unturned as they saw what Leicester City did in the League in the past campaign, lifting the trophies despite playing in the Championship two years back.

Hull plan for about a week training under warm weather before they hope to face Grimsby town on the 15th of July in a pre season friendly. Tom Huddlestone insists that the club need not spend on many signings as they are anxiously await the start of the EPL.

Harry Maguire is one player that must impress Bruce if he wants to play since English Centre Back Curtis Davies displaced him. Maguire did well to impress the coaching staff of the club in the last campaign but an ankle injury ensured he stayed out. He was set to star along with the Captain Michael Dawson but the injury to the 23-year old means he might have to wait longer since joining from Sheffield United two years ago. Davies has taken over with his popularity growing with time since his move to the club from Birmingham in 2013.

Adama Diomande failed to get a place in the bench when they played in the Championship play-off final at Wembley despite claiming to be fit. He got injured and the groin surgery ensured he played catch-up halfway through the Championship. He still has two years on his deal but would need to convince Bruce if he wants an extension. Former Celtic and Aston villa man, Shaun Maloney would need a lot to convince Bruce of a place in the team, despite the latter signing his praise. There’s also the left winger, Sam Clucas amongst others at the club.

Curtis Davies wants Steve Bruce to stay as manager of Hull City

Curtis Davies has stated that he wants Steve Bruce to remain as the manager of the club.

Despite having brought the club the back to the Premier League one year after having been relegated, there is news that Bruce might be leaving the club.

Davies said that the club needed Steve Bruce to stay as manager of the club. For him, it is thank to him that the players are still there and that they have succeeded in gaining promotion to the Premier League. He said that if a club wants to be successful there need to be some stability around the team. He stated that it is a team that has been assembled by Steve Bruce that has won the promotion, and he said that the team needs him if they want to be successful.

Davies added that if the team intends to stay in the Premier League there need to be some stability and that the manager should remain at the club. He said that he is happy for the team to have won the promotion to the Premier League and that they deserved it.

Curtis Davies said that he would have had problems to enjoy himself on his holidays if ever the team did not make it to the Premier League. He stated that it was a painful experience to be relegated and that he does not want to experience such feelings again.

He stated that the team will need to prepare well for next season as it is going to be tough in the Premier League. He admitted that it was quite tough to play in the Championship but that they will need to be even better if they want to survive in the Premier League.

Hull City Problems are well Known

Hull City’s inability to finish off teams has been their biggest problem, according to defender Curtis Davies.

The club were looking certainties for promotion through the automatic places a few months ago. However, their form has nosedived spectacularly and manager Steve Bruce recently admitted that the automatic promotion spots were out of reach. The club will now look to gain momentum before the play-offs begin. Form rather than quality is seen as the biggest factor in winning the play-offs. Despite having an experienced defender like Davies, the club has struggled to keep off opponents.

Davies’ comments came in wake of a 2-2 draw with Leeds United. Hull City appeared to be in a comfortable position and heading for three points, but they were pegged back by a late equaliser by Dallas. The result meant that Hull City are without a clean sheet in the last five games. Furthermore, they have allowed the opposition to score twice or more in three out of those games. Defensive performances are leading down the team, but Davies reckons that the team need not conceded late goals if they finish off the opponents much earlier. Davies admitted that their club are regretting their huge downfall in the last six weeks.

The club can now only hope that they get lucky in the play-offs.”There’s massive regrets. We know we were there or thereabouts six weeks ago. You look at Boro, where we lost 1-0 in the 93rd minute (on March 18) and now they’ve gone 10 points clear of us.It’s frustrating but we’ve only got ourselves to blame. Everyone else has kept their momentum going and kept up their form. When they’ve had bad patches, they’ve come back from it.Now we have to deal with the situation we’re in and make sure we’re ready for these play-offs,” said Davies.

Curtis Davies is out of the reach of Bournemouth

For the past few months, Bournemouth has shown interest in signing Curtis Davies of Hull City but unfortunately for the Premier League club, they aren’t going to be able to sign the 30 year old defender as he is fully involved with Hull City and he is even ready to sign a contract extension with his current team.

Curtis Davies is one of the standout players not only of Hull City but also of the entire English Championship League as the veteran defender is constantly helping out his team in winning games and the work that he makes in every single match has not gone unnoticed.

The English defender has a contract with Hull City which expires in the summer only in a few months’ time but the player himself has stated that he will accept a contract extension with the club if he gets assurance of consistently making it into the first team and this is what Curtis Davies has been doing non-stop.

Davies is undisputedly one of the more important players in the team of the manager Steve Bruce and there is no reason at all for him to be dropped as he has been playing amazing and has played a huge role in the recent success of Hull City as they are currently located at the top spots of the English League Championship.

“My contract is up in the summer and, right now, I am playing for my future. We are in talks over a new deal but, if the effort is not here to keep me, then I shall have to move on.

I’ll be 31 at the end of the season, and I need to be playing games. I would be happy to sign on again here because I’ve been at Hull for three years and really enjoyed it.’’ Hull City’s Curtis Davies said as he voiced his desire to remain with his current team and extend his stay beyond what his contract has stipulated.

The rumours of Abel Hernandez being chased by the Gunners

The rumours of Abel Hernandez being chased by the Gunners have not amused Steve Bruce one bit and he has labelled all those news stories as total rubbish.

Hull City, with the results so far, seems to be well on its way to be promoted to Premiership.

They are topping the English second tier and the contribution of Hernandez in that has been huge. So, according to Bruce, there is just no point selling him or anyone at this time.

Bruce also revealed that he had interacted with Arsenal coaching staff three-four days back to enquiry of a loan move and they dropped no hints in that conversation that they were looking to have Hernandez on board this winter.

Most of the fans and also, the pundits are opined that although the Gunners have got most of the areas covered and they are well and truly in the fight for the title in the Premiership, what they are short of, in comparison to the other teams, is a forward who is skilful as well as aggressive and can take the game to the opposition on his own.

Hernandez is someone who fits the bill in aggression, but, he had featured in Premiership in the 2014-15 Season, which was his first one in England, and he had struggled to cope with the level of Football.

However, his recent showings in Championship suggest that he is getting used to English Football now.

He has netted at a fantastic rate for Hull lately. And, thus, it’s easily understandable why Bruce is adamant not to let go of him right now.

The Hull boss was quoted as saying, “There are always rumours in media nowadays and some of them are utter rubbish to be frank.”

Curtis Davies has spent most of his career playing

Curtis Davies has spent most of his career playing in the midlands for clubs like Aston Villa and West Brom.

However, he is now going through his least successful spell in his career with Hull City and there are rumours that he could soon end his stay with the Championship club once and for all. After the relegation into the second division of English football, Hull are finding it increasingly difficult to keep hold of their star players. Davies may be a star name on paper but he has not been one of the untouchables in Steve Bruce’s team sheet.

There are intense rumours that Premier League minnows Bournemouth would come in with an offer in the upcoming January transfer window for the defender, who is valued at around £ 3 million. Bournemouth are eyeing up the deal since they see this as a great opportunity to get an experienced player on a cheap. Davies is out of contract in the summer and Hull would rather cash innow rather than allow him to leave on a free transfer. Bournemouth find themselves in the relegation zone after 13 matches in the league and one of the reasons has been the poor defensive record.

The club has conceded 27 goals already and Eddie Howe has reportedly identified Davis as the stopgap. Further, signing the 30-year-old will also protect the club from a financial meltdown should they return to the Championship after just one season in the top division. Davies did not feature for Hull in the last three months of last campaign. He was made as a scapegoat for the club’s relegation into the Championship. Even though he has been in great form this season, he has been recently replaced by former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. Davies came to Hull for £ 2.25 million.

Steve Bruce has admitted that the club need to make at least four or five signings

Steve Bruce has admitted that the club need to make at least four or five signings in order to think about a return to the Premier League by either winning or finishing second in the Championship.

Despite being one of the newly relegated teams, Hull are already behind Derby in the rank of favourites for promotion according to popular bookmakers. These odds can be improved only by signing some top quality players while also retaining existing big names like Curtis Davies. It has been speculated that the former Aston Villa defender could be poached by Premier League clubs.

Davies has so far remained silent on the issue and has pledged his future with Hull, but the persisting interest from top division clubs could change the outcome. Bruce is aware that most of the signings made by him last summer have not worked out. Hence, he has little time in order to get things right at the KC stadium. The former Sunderland boss often starts extremely well with results petering out towards the end of his career at a club. It remains to be seen if Hull will remain patient with Bruce even if the club has a poor start to the season. The opening match of the season is against Huddersfield Town.

“I would have thought we need at least four or five (new signings) at the moment. We’ll not have Robert Snodgrass and Mo Diame for the first month so with those two out we’ve got 19 players, and two of those are goalkeepers.We are a little bit thin on the ground, but I’m quietly confident we’ll bring in some fresh faces and have a squad capable of challenging for promotion.The football is just starting now. We’re all back to work after one of the quietest summers I can remember and you can see things picking up,” said Bruce.