The less than magnificent seven: Phil Brown's fruitless hunt for a permanent Hull captain

29 October 2009 10:39
Tough times: Brown

Under-fire Hull City manager Phil Brown claims his players are 'behind him 1 million per cent' but he has picked seven different captain in his side's last seven Premier League matches, so it's no wonder the team are such a shambles.

Five points from a possible 21 have left the Tigers languishing in the bottom three and with reported financial difficulties, things don't look too rosy for the East Yorkshire club.

Here's the list of players that Brown has thrown the armband to over the past eight weeks.

Anthony Gardner - Hull 0 Portsmouth 0,  October 24The boos that rang out around the ground at half and full-time spoke volumes as the home fans vented their frustration at Brown's team's inability to force a result against fellow strugglers Pompey. Gardner was made captain in just his twelfth appearance for the club.

Swift promotion: Gardner tussles with Portsmouth's Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Kilbane - Fulham 2 Hull 0, October 19The Tigers' lack of ambition infuriated many as the Cottagers eased past their woeful opposition and made it an uneasy return to his former club for Jimmy Bullard.

Nicky Barmby - Hull 2 Wigan 1, October 3Success at last. But only Hull's third victory in 30 matches as goals from Hesselink and Geovanni eased the pressure on the manager. Barmby was on the pitch for just one of the goals.

George Boateng - Liverpool 6 Hull 1, September 26Brown was looking for an experienced head to guide them through the match at Anfield but Boateng wasn't the man to stop Torres from bagging a hat-trick to make the journey back across the M62 quite miserable.

Off the pace: Boateng struggles to keep up with Dirk Kuyt at Anfield

Ibrahima Sonko - Hull 0 Birmingham 1, September 19Vennegoor of Hesselink made his full debut for City but it was Garry O'Connor who nicked the three points for Birmingham as Hull slipped into the bottom three.

Paul McShane - Sunderland 4 Hull 1, September 12A woeful day for the Tigers that had shown some promise after they equalised through Kamil Zayatte after Bent had given the Black Cats the lead.

Zayatte went on to score an own goal and captain for the day McShane was booked for handball.

Michael Turner - Wolves 1-1 Hull, August 29Hull were in 14th spot going into this match but the Tigers allowed Wolves to steal their first home points of the season after taking a very early lead through Geovanni.

This was also Turner's last game for the club before moving to Sunderland.

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