With just two weeks to go until the start of the season Hull City have been on a preseason tour of Austria.
Their training base is the picturesque town of Leogang, 100 kilometres south west of Salzburg. A city made famous by a certain 1960's musical.
Chris Dawkes reports:
Hull City defender James Chester looks set to join West Bromwich Albion for a fee in the region of £8million.
The 26-year-old reportedly flew home from Hull's pre-season tour in Austria on Tuesday to open talks with the Baggies.
Chester, who has played 156 league games for Hull, has one year left on his existing deal.
Hull City played out a goalless draw with German side Hannover on their tour of Austria.
Despite a lack of goals, a stunning Alan McGregor save and the jubilant holiday atmosphere kept fans entertained while Tigers boss Steve Bruce said it was a good result for the team.
Chris Dawkes reports:
Hull City have confirmed the singings of Ryan Taylor and Sam Clucas.
Free agent Taylor has joined the relegated club on a one-year deal while Clucas signed from Chesterfield for three years.
Hull City are in action this evening against German side Hannover in Austria and could be joined on their pre-season camp tomorrow by Chesterfield's Sam Clucas.
Steve Bruce has exclusively told Calendar that a deal has been agreed to sign the 24 year old winger for around 1 million pounds. Bruce and his players flew out to Austria yesterday afternoon and had their first training session at their base in Leogang, 75 kilometres outside Salzburg, last night.
As well as revealing the Clucas deal Steve Bruce talked about trialists Wilson Palacios and Ryan Taylor. Bruce worked with them both at Wigan.
It is less than three weeks until the new football season and many clubs are in Europe, readying their players for the challenge ahead.
Hull City are among those who have chosen the Austrian mountains as their pre-season training camp, and have invited Calendar along with them.
Chris Dawkes reports from Salzburg:
A source close to Hull City has confirmed the club have received 2 offers from Besiktas for striker Dame N'Doye.
However, neither have yet to trigger the release clause inserted into the Senegalese international's contract.
N'Doye scored 5 goals after joining from Lokomotiv Moscow in February but they were not enough to prevent the Tigers' relegation from the Premier League in May.
The Football Association has rejected controversial proposals from the owners of Hull City to re-brand the club as 'Hull Tigers'.
The news has been welcomed by fans who have fought a long-running battle to keep the name - but will disappoint owner Assem Allam who believes the change would generate more money by helping them tap into a global market.
A Football Association Council met today in Burton in Staffordshire and overwhelmingly rejected the proposal by 70 votes to 30.
Hull City football club have issued a statement regarding the FA council's decision to reject a recommendation to change the club's name to Hull Tigers.
"The club acknowledges the FA Councils decision with regards to our name change application.
We always knew that following a change to the FA's policy the chances of changing the name were slim but we also feel it is important to fight for what you believe in and we believe that being called Hull Tigers would be the best strategy for the future.
We will be taking some time away from the Club to consider our options and we will make no further comment until we have come to a conclusion."
The FA council has voted against a bid for Hull City to change its name to Hull Tigers for a second time.
The Council’s decision – carried by a 69.9 per cent vote of its members – came after a recommendation from The FA’s Membership Committee.
The Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the recommendation in reaching its decision.
The name change, which was first mooted in August 2013, has previously been rejected by the Football Association.
However, Hull City owners were able to get that verdict in 2014 quashed and call for the controversial proposals to be reconsidered.
Hull owners Dr Assem Allam and his son Ehab were pushing for the change and felt that re-branding would open up global marketing opportunities.
Ian Waterson from Hull City Supporters Trust says he is relieved and hopes this is now the line in the sand.