Continuing with our fan previews, Andy Dalton from Amber Nector discusses all things Hull. Follow @Amber__Nectar on Twitter.

Scott: How did you rate 2012-2013 for your club?

Andy: 2012/13 was a very enjoyable surprise. We thought we’d probably challenge for the play-offs, in which anything’s possible. No-one really saw automatic promotion coming, nor did we anticipate it being done with such stylish football. Arguably the finest season in our history.

Scott: Who was your best player?

Andy: Sone Aluko, slyly poached on a free from poor old Rangers last summer. He’s fast, clever and incredibly skilful. If he can make the step up (and he should) then he’ll command a lot of attention and require some watchful marking.

Scott: Which player are you expecting most important in 2013-2014?

Andy: Remember James Chester? You maybe don’t, but he made the Championship look an absolute stroll. He’s been in no small responsible for our tight defence of the past couple of years, and he takes to a higher level, we’ll do okay at the back.

Scott: If you could take one United player, who would it be?

Andy: Nemanja Vidic. Well, everyone likes watching a gigantic beast of a centre-half splattering forwards, don’t they?

Scott: Are you pleased Fergie’s retired?

Andy: Manchester United aren’t really direct competitors of ours, so it probably makes little difference to us. However his timing was impeccable – always leave ‘em wanting more, out on a high, and all that. There was nothing else much to achieve really.

Scott: Where do you think your club will finish this season?

Andy: 16th.

Scott: Where do you think United will finish?

Andy: Champions (I’m not just saying that to be nice either).

Scott: What do you think of Steve Bruce?

Andy: We love Steve Bruce with much deeper intensity than is strictly appropriate for a portly Geordie with a multi-directional nose. He’s straight talking, whether we’re good or crap, he’s got us playing with style and he seems to have recaptured his love of football with us. Even if we’re 20th in February, he has to stay.

Scott: Do you think Hull will be strong enough to avoid relegation?

Andy: Just. Um, maybe. But all new boys probably say that and we’re realistic enough to know that we’ve as good a chance of finishing bottom as anyone. We’re already guaranteed to be Yorkshire’s top club, which is nice.




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