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A roller coaster year: 2017/18 at Hull City in review

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Hull City have had a disappointing campaign, finishing 18th in the table after the season started with hopes of winning promotion.

Leonid Slutsky started the season as boss and Hull ended it with Nigel Adkins at the helm.

They won just 11 of their 46 matches this season compared to their 19 losses and they scored 70 and conceded the same total.

Next season, the Tigers will be hoping for much better but there have been some bright moments in amongst the poor ones this season.

Here, FLW shines a spotlight on their year and hands out some end-of-season awards.

FLW Player of the Year

There are no surprises here as Jarrod Bowen scoops the Player of the Year award.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a positive breakthrough year, scoring 15 goals for the Tigers and providing some exciting displays on the wing.

FLW Young Player of the Year

There were question marks over whether Max Clark could step up from League Two to Championship level but he has taken it into his stride.

The 22-year-old has been solid and reliable for the Tigers this season and they need to sort out a new contract for him soon so that he does not leave on a free.

FLW Goal of the Season

Harry Wilson scored the winner in Hull’s 4-3 win over Norwich and the goal really illustrated his class.

The 21-year-old played a pass to the right, picked the ball up again inside the box and weaved around two challenges before firing into the net with his left foot.

FLW Signing of the Year

Wilson also picks this awards up. The Wales international arrived in January on loan from Liverpool, netting seven goals and picking up three assists from the wing to guide Hull to safety.

FLW Performance of the Year

That 4-3 victory over Norwich features again as the best performance from Hull.

In a crazy game involving four penalties and a hat-trick for Norwich’s James Maddison, Hull fought their way back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 and claim a vital three points.

Jackson Irvine opened the scoring before an Abel Hernandez brace and Wilson’s 71st minute winner secured all three points.

FLW Best Quote

Hull’s former boss Slutsky nearly quit when his side blew a 2-0 lead at home to Bristol City to lose to an 89th minute Josh Brownhill strike.

The Russian dramatically revealed, “On Saturday I died, but on Monday I was a little bit better.”

The irony was that he left by mutual consent just days later.

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