Losing is never easy for a team in any sport. Losing big is even worse. However, losing big and losing ugly is even worse.
Hull City fans will tell you that after tonight’s game against Derby County where the visiting Tigers were torn apart by the rampant Rams at the iPro – Derby winning 5-0 on the night and moving up to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table.
It was a nightmare first-half for the East Yorkshire side as Derby jumped out to a 4-0 lead, the game effectively over as anything meaningful when both sides trooped off the field. An early Matej Vydra goal (15′), was followed by his second of the night (34′) in a game that was already moving away from Hull.
This was compounded by two further goals from the home side first through former Hull City defender Curtis Davies (38′) and then Bradley Johnson (45′). The second-half brought some respite from the onslaught of the first 45 minutes, in that Hull didn’t ship as many goals.
By that time though, one more or ten more was immaterial, what with the Tigers well and truly clawed. In fact, the second of Johnson’s brace (58′) was the only action that worried to scorer as Derby ran out as easy winners.
In the face of a defeat of that magnitude, especially for a side relegated last season from the Premier League, Hull City fans have not taken the beating lying down and have taken their voices to Twitter.
Derby demolish sorry Hull – Tigers fans react on Twitter
— Alex Lancaster (@AlexJLancaster) September 8, 2017
— Hawker Hurricane (@Hurricane1940) September 8, 2017
Well that went well #hcafc
— Chewy (@chewytiger) September 8, 2017
— Dave Wheldrake (@davidwheldrake) September 8, 2017
It's now 21 league games without an away win for #hcafc. Or four points from a possible 63 in that time.
— Philip Buckingham (@PJBuckingham) September 8, 2017
Well, I've had better Friday nights. #hcafc
— Lee Ranny (@Ranban696) September 8, 2017
A bonus from tonight no one is injured because they didn't pull a sweat #hcafc
— studwell (@Jhanwell92) September 8, 2017
— Steve (@FullySteve) September 8, 2017
For me, no heart from #hcafc tonight. No bite and some players were too lightweight. Too many significant players bullied or left isolated
— James Hoggarth (@jameshoggarth) September 8, 2017
Hull will have to quickly regroup ahead of a potentially tricky fixture on Wednesday night away at Fulham, another side who have the attacking armoury to tear teams apart. A fragile Hull City will have to toughen up after tonight’s game or it could be another tasty night in London for the KCOM side.