2021 has proven to be a roller-coaster of a year for the Hull City Tigers, with plenty of wins and losses under their belts, as well as a plethora of new and talented players joining their ranks. Halfway through the year and we’ve seen the team start to earn its mettle on the playing field, with some truly great victories from their biggest rivals.
Keep reading to learn all the latest from the Hull City Tigers and what the club has been up to over the last few weeks.
League One Team Awards
Four players from the Tigers’ award-winning team have been named for the PFA League One Team of the Year title. These players include Callum Elder, George Honeyman, Lewie Coyle, and Mallik Wilks. These earned their new award thanks to a general vote from their peers, which was aimed at the best XI of the 2020/21 season. Josh Emmanuel’s performance on the field meant that Coyle has forced to give it some time before he was able to break properly into the side, but now that he’s become something of a regular, the defender has never played better.
Coyle and Honeyman
Coyle has been part of the league a total of 28 times, and even adorned the captain’s armband when Richie Smallwood was absent from the team, and it proved to be a phenomenal success for the young player. Elder saw a total of 44 appearances over the season, where he provided 9 assists, which was only marginally short of Honeyman’s 13 in 41 games in total, who also scored 4 goals while on the field. Both players have also been chosen for the League One and EA Sports FIFA Teams of the Season, with Honeyman winning a number of other awards.
With these four players selected, the club now has more Tiger representatives present in the PFA League One side than any other team at the moment, something that everyone is immensely proud in a season that has seen the club start clawing its way back to its former glory, and it’s a great overview of how they play today.
Passing Of Chris Chilton
The Tigers have opened a Book of Condolence after the passing of Chris Chilton, who had the record for goalscoring. Chilton was regarded as a hero by the many thousands of fans that had watched him playing the 1960s and early 1970s, where he made a total of 477 appearances and scored 222 goals, something that few other players in the world have been able to match.
Chilton is considered the best goal scorer that the club ever had, and he has left a legacy that few will ever forget. For those that want to offer some of their memories of the player, they are able to write in the Book of Condolence that has been set inside the KCOM Stadium and can be located in the Tiger Leisure store. Any memories and remarks added will be passed on to the Chilton family at a later date.