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20 Clubs in 20 Weeks: Hull City
Hull City AFC were founded in 1904 after several attempts to do so despite the dominance of Rugby League in the area. Hull were brought into the Football League Second Division for the 1904-05 season. Hull finished 5th in their first year in the Second Division and challenged for promotion the next few years before a very close 1909-1910 season saw them finish 3rd, one spot out of promotion from the First Division. After World War I, the club became a Second Division regular before reaching their first FA Cup Semi-Final in 1930. Sadly, this would be the only big achievement for the club, one they would not match until just last year, and would only serve a distraction as Hull were relegated to the Third Division in 1930. In 1933, Hull would finally win their first trophy, the Third Division title, earning them promotion back to the Second Division before being relegated again in 1936. It would not be until 1949 when the club found its way back into the Second Division after winning the Third Division title before finishing 22nd in 1956 to be sent down into the Third Division. They would yo-yo in 1959 winning promotion to the Second Division before only lasting a year and being relegated in 1960. 1966 saw the Third Division title fall Hull's way and promotion with it. 1978 saw relegation to the Third Division before finishing bottom in 1981 saw the team reach the Fourth Division for the very first time. 1983 saw the club finish 2nd and win promotion before again accomplishing the feat in 1985 to get back in the Second Division. 1991 saw Hull finish bottom and relegated to the Third Division before the 1992 realignment following the breakaway of the Premier League put Hull back in the Second Division. They soon finished bottom in 1996 and were relegated back to the Third Division. Adam Pearson would then buy the club and pour in funds for a total rebuilding process that saw back-to-back promotions in 2004 & 2005 lead Hull into the Championship. In 2008, Hull City finally made the breakthrough, earning promotion to the Premier League. They would last 2 seasons until relegation in 2010. 2013 would see their return and one year later in 2014, Hull City would best their FA Cup record by making the FA Cup Final, one they would lose to Arsenal. Currently the 3 Third Division titles are the only trophies sitting in Hull City's cabinet, with their best League Cup performance being reaching the 4th round.
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I feel bad, they don't have a lot of success in their history.
3 years ago·Reply
@CitySarajevo It is what it is. Their recent history in terms of playing Premier League football and their FA Cup Final is probably the biggest high in the history of the club. If they survive this year it could help them to prosperous years to come.
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