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MetiNews.Com - Hull City supporters have delivered a damning verdict on Assem and Ehab Allam’s stewardship, with the overwhelming majority blaming the club’s under-fire owner
Breaking News ! Hull City supporters have delivered a damning verdict on Assem and Ehab Allam’s stewardship, with the overwhelming majority blaming the club’s under-fire owners for relegation to League One. Ten days after the Tigers lost their battle to survive in the Championship, the blame has been laid at the boardroom door in our end-of-season survey involving almost 2,000 fans. Over 76 per cent – or three in every four supporters – hold the Allams primarily responsible for the club’s relegation back to the third tier after sliding from eighth on New Year’s Day to eventually finish rock bottom. By contrast, there was 18 per cent of fans blaming head coach Grant McCann and less than six per cent holding the players responsible for a disastrous run of one win in 20 Championship games. Hull City owners Ehab Allam, second from left, and Assem Allam flanked by Cliff Byrne and Grant McCann at the club's squad photo for 2019-20 (Image: Hull City) Although McCann’s low approval rating was highlighted by the fact only 15 per cent of fans believe he should be given the chance to lead the Tigers into the 2020-21 season, the strained relationship between supporters and owners was particularly apparent. Over 85 per cent of fans questioned did not think a long-awaited takeover would go through before 2022, with almost 97 per cent of the belief the Allam family’s asking price of £40m is too high. Worryingly, there is the concern that the discord will lead to attendance figures falling sharply in League One. Only a quarter of the fans to take part in the survey said they would retain their membership in 2020-21, with most of the votes cast before City announced they are to resume monthly payments in August. Almost half of supporters told us they would not return as members next season, with another quarter currently undecided with the new campaign six weeks away. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Those that replied they would not return in 2020-21 were asked what would likely make them change their minds and almost 68 per cent said it would take a change of ownership for them to to reconsider. Close to 22 per cent said it would need a show of ambition, while the rest of the vote was split between lower prices and improved results. The Hull City players look dejected after relegation is confirmed City fans are yet to hear from the club’s owners since relegation was rubber-stamped by a 3-0 loss away to Cardiff last Wednesday. A sixth straight defeat capped a dismal run of form in the second half of the season and reopened old wounds. A small section of fans protested angrily outside the KCOM Stadium when City lost a must-win game at home to Luton Town behind closed doors and there has since been a social media campaign calling on the Allam family to go. An open letter from the Hull Daily Mail is yet to be acknowledged and the only direct correspondence from the club in their official channels was the confirmation that membership payments would resume in August ahead of the new season beginning next month. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles There is the caveat that supporters will not be able to attend home games until October at the earliest but the club said they would be “offering suitable forms of compensation such as access to free match streaming or more payment holidays” if further delays are encountered. The EFL and Premier League are due to begin their 2020-21 seasons on September 12 and it will require marked changes over the next six weeks for supporters to find optimism. Less than 2.5 per cent of City fans believe their club is currently capable of winning automatic promotion at the first attempt, with a further 10 per cent backing a play-off finish. Over 38 per cent believe it will be a mid-table finish but over 18 per cent are predicting another relegation fight. Hull City head coach Grant McCann Most supporters say it should be the signing of a new striker that is prioritised ahead of 2020-21 in an uncertain transfer market and McCann, should he stay on, will know he needs a quick start to win supporters over. Only 15 per cent of fans believe the head coach that oversaw City’s relegation from the Championship deserves the chance to lead the rebuild in League One, with the rest favouring a managerial change in the summer. McCann, though, is well aware of his popularity. “It’s very hard because no one will believe me now,” said City’s boss after the defeat to Cardiff. “That’s me being honest. No one will believe anything I say at this present time. Whatever I say will be twisted into something else and that’s just how it is. “But we’ve got a belief that we can bring a strong and robust group into the club, adding to to the boys we’ve already got here and we can have a push.
.28% Grant McCann: 18.14% The players: 5.58% Q2: Should Grant McCann be given a chance to lead the team at the start of next season? Yes: 15.5% No: 84.5% Q3: Right now, how do you expect Hull City to do next season? Top two: 2.46% Play-offs: 10.42% Mid-table: 38.45% Bottom half: 30.39% Relegation fight: 18.28% Q4: What one area is the priority for recruitment this summer? Right back: 26.4% Centre back: 14.67% Centre midfield: 16.73% Wingers: 3.5% Striker: 38.7% Q5: With Hull City still up for sale, when do you think a sale will happen? Before end of 2020: 2.32% Before summer 2021: 4.27% Before end of 2021: 8.23% Not until 2022 at the earliest: 85.18% Q6: The reported asking price is close to £40m, are the owners asking too much for Hull City? Yes: 96.77% No: 3.23% Q7: If you are a current member, will you continue to hold a membership in 2020-21? Yes: 24.84% No: 49.19% Undecided: 25.97% Q8: And, if not, what would make you most likely to return? Lower prices: 5.02% Change in ownership: 67.83% Show of ambition: 21.96% Improved results: 5.19%
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