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Question Time: Hull City with @J_Lester94

All you need to know on Hull City

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Another weekend which will put the shit flavoured icing on the top of the shit flavoured cake that is a week in the world of Bolton Wanderers, as will undoubtably lose another football game. This time the Whites will be losing to title chasing Hull City.

Here is everything you need to know, from Hull fan Jack Lester:

1) You've had quite a good start to the season, haven't you?

We've had a decent start, tainted by no win in three games and only one point since a resounding 3-0 win over Middlesbrough. It's no coincidence that with David Meyler and Michael Dawson (went off away at Bristol) injured for those games we've not been as solid as a unit. The form of Abel Hernandez has been refreshing, finding his feet in English football banging in the goals. No one expected this league to be a walk over despite the quality in our squad. The aim is automatic promotion.

2) What have your summer signings added to the team?

Seven summer signings: Moses Odubajo, Adama Diomande, Sam Clucas, Ryan Taylor, Shaun Maloney, Chuba Akpom and Issac Hayden. Odubajo has slotted in at right back with ease, with Steve Bruce opting to push Elmohamady to right wing, Moses gets forward at any opportunity and whips a mean ball into the box, he runs all day!
Diomande, hasn't played yet. Has been training and should make the bench. Sam Clucas, probably the signing of the summer for us, Steve Bruce has opted to start him on the left of midfield for most of the games this season, although he can play as a striker or even a left back when required, he has bags of pace, a sweet left foot and his versatility is a great asset, Clucas would be my one of three players to watch out for at the weekend. Ryan Taylor hasn't featured much, played against Manchester City in a three man midfield and was reliable against De Bruyne and David Silva to name a few, he's an older head and his experience will be valuable if not on the pitch then in the dressing room. Shaun Maloney, grabbed the equaliser against Bristol City, mainly used as an impact substitute, when he's been needed he's be reliable like Taylor. The Arsenal pair of Chuba Akpom and Issac Hayden have shown in parts why they're at Arsenal, Akpom scoring on Debut at the start of the season against Huddersfield, he's not been as clinical recently but he's only young and still learning. Hayden started the season in midfield in the absence of Jake Livermore but has found himself on the bench in the last few months after Jake was welcomed back with open arms into the squad, and with Tom Huddlestone, David Meyler fighting for places too, it's been tough to get back in the 11 for him, as many other players, he's been good when required.

3) Surely you'll go up automatically?

As I've said previously, the aim is automatic promotion, that's what it will stay as unless it gets mathematically impossible. In recent years it's shown that if you don't go back up straight away then you can endure all sorts of financial trouble. I'm confident we can do the job, but it won't be easy, this league never is.

4) Are you pleased you stuck with Steve Bruce? And did you think it was the right move at the time?

Too many teams sack managers after relegation and it doesn't always work out, sticking with the man who got us up in his first season was vital. The most successful manager in our history with 2 Wembley appearances including a first ever FA Cup final, and a brief flirt with the Europa league and out highest ever league finish. The way we're playing this season shows that it was the right thing to keep him. I think Steve Bruce is also a big factor in players signing for us, he's well respected.

5) That name change not happening any more then?

The FA voted against the name change as everyone knows, since that final verdict not a lot has been said about it, everyone is just getting on with it.

6) Was the investment that came from Assem Allam worth all the crap that came with it?

I think I speak for every Hull City fan when I say that the investment in the squad from Allam has been brilliant and we couldn't ask anymore of him in that respect. As the owner he has every right to campaign for what he thinks is right, most didn't agree with his opinions but he's as entitled to his as anyone else. The comments that "they can die when they want" were strange, after all what's a club without fans? Without his investment we would have seen ourselves in a position like Bolton are now, we had debts not as severe as Bolton but still a lot of money, he saved us. Two European away trips, an FA cup final and a highest ever league finish.... I'd say it was worth all the crap, we probably wouldn't be where we are now without him.

7) Would you advocate keeping ownership English or are you happy with foreign investment?

I'm more than happy with foreign investment, imagine if you were only allowed English owners, how many clubs would exist then? Foreign investors are needed.

8) Who are your best players these days?

Three players to watch, Sam Clucas (as mentioned earlier) Jake Livermore and Andy Robertson. Clucas and Robertson both on the left work wonders together and either can drop a cross on a 50p, they're that good. They know each other's game and link up incredibly well, with one overlapping the other giving the option of a ball out wide or an early cross it causes havoc for defenders, Middlesbrough couldn't cope at all and they have one of the best defences in this league. As a defender Robertson can slide tackle with impeccable timing, he's quick and he reads the game so well, almost as if he sees things happening before they do. Livermore has been a revelation since coming back, he's probably playing some of his best ever football and will run around all day, spreading the ball out wide or setting someone through, he's got it all. A special mention has to go to Harry Maguire, since he's been in the side he's been fantastic, still only young he's very solid and rarely puts a foot wrong, a few man of the match performances recently.

9) What type of football does Bruce have you playing?

This season we've mainly been a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-1-1. Fitting in Odubajo and Elmohamady into the same side almost forces a 4 at the back and 4 in midfield, although Odubajo did play in a back 3 with Elmohamady at right wing back against Manchester City. We create a lot of chances these days and our football is fun to watch again, very attacking but also defensively sound, a very well balanced side. Bolton can expect us to dominate the ball and be on the back foot for large periods.

10) Any Bolton players concern you at all?

If the whole Bolton squad was fit, the 3 players I'd worry about would be Zach Clough, Max Clayton and Wellington Silva, all have speed, agility and the ability to make things happen! Fortunately for us none of those will be playing. Apart from those 3, I don't think anyone else deserves a mention.

11) Finally, how do you see the game going and how many will you beat us by?

The first 15/20minutes will be frantic with both sides having chances, once we settle into the game I do expect us to dominate for large parts, I think Hull will score 1 or 2 in the first half. We seem to play better in the 2nd half of games, Bolton will have their moments as every team does but if we play something near our best football, Bolton will struggle to contain us, we're due to thrash a team at home by 4 or 5, why not this Saturday? I think we will win comfortably 4-0.

You can follow Jack on Twitter @J_Lester94