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Liverpool fans protest Hull City ticket prices

Two leading Liverpool FC supporter groups have announced plans to boycott their team's trip to the KC later this month because of the away ticket price of £48.

Liverpool fans protest Hull City ticket prices

Spirit of Shankley say that the mark up in price compared to the same fixture last season and compared to other Premier League games at the KC this season is unfair.

With support of the Spion Kop 1906 group, the Spirit of Shankly Management Committee have decided that we will not be attending this match. Instead, we will hold a demonstration at Anfield to voice our displeasure at the disgraceful pricing of Premier League tickets.

In solidarity, many of the regular independent coaches that are organised and travel from Liverpool will also not betravelling to this fixture. Fans can simply not afford to attend every game at the prices that are currently set.

We would encourage fans to join us on that night to tell the money men of the Premier League cartel that they cannot continue to charge exorbitant prices, whilst making obscene amounts of money. This wealth should be shared and passed back to the lifeblood of the game, the supporters.

– Spirit of Shankley

Hull City are yet to comment on the protests.

Sheff Wed announce new advisor appointments

Hull City's former chairman Adam Pearson is returning to football as an advisor to Sheffield Wednesday's new owner Dejphon Chansiri.

Adam Pearson Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pearson, who will remain in control at Super League side Hull FC, will be part of a three man committee to help run the club, alongside former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder, and current Owls boss Stuart Gray.


Court hears ex-Hull City striker's match-fixing allegations

An ex-Premier League footballer "cast his net around" for players in a plot to fix lower league matches, a court heard today.

Former Hull City striker Delroy Facey Credit: Press Association

Former Hull City striker Delroy Facey, 34, is alleged to have become involved in the "ugly side" of his sport by acting as a middleman for two men who have already been convicted of match-fixing.

Facey, who also played for Huddersfield, Lincoln and Rotherham, denies conspiracy to commit bribery and is standing trial at Birmingham Crown Court alongside former non-league player Moses Swaibu.

Football in this case is really nothing more than a means to an end - it's an opportunity to make money. It's described sometimes as the beautiful game but football has an ugly side to it as well, and it's that ugly side we are going to be looking at.

– Nick Mather, prosecutor

Hull City plans to convert Airco arena on hold as "bubble pitch" bid considered

Hull City have announced that they have put plans to convert Airco arena into a 3G football pitch have been put on hold while they consider building a 'bubble pitch' behind the arena.

Plans to convert Airco arena have been put on hold Credit: ITV News

Work was due to start on Tuesday but the Premier League has agreed to push back a deadline by which to review the Academy set-up.

Bruce to make decision on McGregor

Hull boss Steve Bruce is yet to decide whether to drop out-of-form keeper Allan McGregor for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton.

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Veteran Steve Harper is on standby to replace McGregor if Bruce opts to give the Scot a rest while he has a number of other selection issues to contend with.

Tom Huddlestone returns from suspension but David Meyler is out after his red card last week while Gaston Ramirez and Nikica Jelavic are also both unavailable. Curtis Davies' thigh injury will be assessed.


Hull City confirm fresh name change bid

A Hull City AFC spokesman has confirmed that the club have formally reapplied to the Football Association for the name change to 'Hull Tigers'.

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The spokesman added that no developments are expected before September.

Hull manager Steve Bruce has asked fans to put the ongoing debate over the proposed name change for the club to one side for the rest of the season.

Council step in to try and save Hull Airco arena

Hull City Council is stepping in once again to try to save a sports arena used by local clubs.

Hull City owners, the Allams, say they need all the clubs which use Airco Arena out by next week, in order to improve their youth academy and turn it into a football pitch.

The Council has already said it would buy the company which runs the arena and now civic leaders have written to the Premier League asking that the club gets more time to apply for the upgrade.

Helen Steel reports:

Hull City handed FA fine for failing to control players

Hull have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Leicester on March 14, the governing body has announced.

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City initially denied the charge but were on Friday found guilty of "failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion".

The incident was brought about by the reaction of a number of Hull players after Alex Bruce was booked by referee Jon Moss following a tackle on Riyad Mahrez.

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