What an awful 45 minutes again! Hull have had all the chances so far and are playing all the football. Our best player has been Faye and that says it all!
Noble has been industrious but gave away a stupid free kick on the edge of our box in best Scotty Parker fashion. Collison has been utterly and completely anonymous. Nolan collected a stupid booking, taking revenge right in front of the officials. He is looking well wound up and it would be no surprise to see him collect a second yellow. On the ball he has been shite. And Diop is Diop. He isn't going to open up the opposition with anything inventive is he?
When McCartney and Faubert get forward, their crossing is poor. Faubert is over hitting his and McCartney stands them up with no pace to help the strikers. Carew and Nolan have been caught offside a number of times because the passing is so slow and telegraphed.
Fryatt should have scored when clean through but a combination of Green's legs and Faye's boot kept us on level terms. Green also had to turn a long range shot around the post and made a bit of a hash blocking another shot, directing it back into the middle of his box. Tomkins hacked it clear before a Hull striker could pounce on the rebound.
This is not a very good Hull team but we look like a bunch of clueless mugs up against them. We have created one genuine chance so far, when Baldock cut in from the left, but two opportunities to shoot were scorned and eventually Collison lost possession. Apart from that, Carew and Tomkins have headed wide and Nolan shot well wide.
Is is utterly uninspiring stuff. But I expect the Allardyce acolytes are happy because, as things stand, we are heading for a point!