What do you remember about the 2016-17 Hull City team? Not what do you know now, but what can you recall. For a lot of you, it’s probably nothing. That’s four seasons ago, and the team got relegated with a minus 43 goal differential. Why waste brain space on any of that, or any of what I’m about to describe. For others, it’s the black and orange sad tiger stripes. And for some, it’s probably a handful from a roster full of That Guys: Sam Clucas, Ryan Mason, Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies, Michael Dawson, Robert Snodgrass, Jake Livermore, Adama Diomande, Lazar Markovic, Andrea Rannochia, Oumar Niasse, Omar Elabdellaoui, David Meyler and Shaun Maloney. If you were an unspectacular journey man from the British Isles or a briefly-touted prospect from elsewhere, chances are you played for Hull City in 2016 or 2017.
If you were both, you also played for Hull and were Tom Huddlestone the man with the perfect right foot. Also, one of my dad’s favorite players.