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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

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Hull City supporters, angry at the lack of investment in the club by its owners, which has resulted in a shortage of available players from which new manager Marco Silva can select, have organised a new protest.

The fans attending Saturday's home fixture against AFC Bournemouth are being asked to turn up wearing football boots to show their availabilty to play. Many, it's thought, will also come brandishing a piece of A4 paper and a pen, to indicate their willingness to sign a contract.

Hull were promoted to the Premier League via the play-off system in May, but started the current campaign with only 13 players after owners, the Allams, refused then-manager Steve Bruce any cash to strengthen his squad. Bruce left, and Mike Phelan took over, but he was sacked last week with the Tigers bottom of the league.

Current boss Marco Silva was installed last Thursday.

Fans have endured more than three years of acrimonious dispute with the Allams over various issues including a proposed namechange to the Hull Tigers, and a divisive membership scheme, which proved so costly, that it left many supporters unable to afford to watch their team play. Arguments ensued and insults were thrown, but deadlock has been the result.

Now, however, supporters of the latest protest hope that a light-hearted approach may be the way forward.

Leader of the project, Moys Kenwood, told us:

"There's been too much hostility on both sides. We have to find a different way of addressing the club's situation. We're appealing to the owners' sense of humour, and, when all else fails, comedy is often the way."

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