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Hull City's amazing journey could have sad ending

29 Oct 2009 20:19:39

Hull City's amazing journey could have sad ending

At this rate, though, the publishers should be planning a sequel, From Bust to Boom - and Back Again, because the club who almost became extinct in the late-90s are in an almighty mess on and off the field. Auditors Deloitte say Hull could go out of business if they are relegated with the club needing £23 million 'to meet current liabilities' and, if they go down, losing the £7 million they get from the Premier League. Wii folk are playing a dangerous gameThe Gordon Brown economy: No boom, lots of bustThis illustrates why Hull were so desperate for money that Sunderland were able to sign highly-rated defender Michael Turner for an initial fee of just £3.5 million, rising possibly to £8 million. That naivety was also apparent when Hull made Jimmy Bullard (pictured) their signing in a £5 million deal with Fulham. Arriving with a knee problem, his new employers took a gamble that backfired. He has yet to play at the KC Stadium.


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