Hull 1 Stoke 2: Tigers boss Brown hopes for TV draw to lift spirits

10 May 2009 09:46
Phil Brown will be watching Monday night's game between Newcastle and Middlesbrough knowing the psychological damage that it could do to his sliding Hull side. [LNB]Hull's match against Stoke had been described by Brown as being as important as the Wembley play-off final last season. Defeat means they could drop into the bottom three for the first time this season if there is a winner at St James' Park. [LNB]Brown faces a return to Bolton on Saturday, where he was assistant manager, and is praying for a draw in the North-East derby to keep his players' spirits up. [LNB] Full of it: Ricardo Fuller (R) rubs salt into Hull's wounds as he celebrates what could prove an extremely costly goal for the beleaguered hosts[LNB] 'I won't go to the game but I'll watch it on television,' said the Hull manager. [LNB] Hull v Stoke: How the action unfoldedHull lose skipper Ashbee for climax to relegation dogfightHULL CITY FC

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