Hull City, the 'Premiership newboys', whose League form away from their KC Stadium has, by far, outstripped their displays at it, have applied to the FA to play all their remaining fixtures away.
The Tigers have lost four of their nine home games so far, but have lost only one - at champions Manchester United - on their travels. Only Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Everton have scored more points away from home, and Tigers fans can savour the incredible memories of notable victories at West Brom, Newcastle, Spurs and Arsenal to tell their grandkids about in embellished stories.
Hull have surprised many teams with their attacking, in-yer-face style of playing, and have won many friends by so doing. Favourites for relegation at the start of the campaign, they now sit proudly in 6th position, just outside the Champions League spots, and manager Phil Brown believes his side can maintain their healthy run of form, if only they can avoid playing at the KC. Said Brown:
"That bloody KC is a bloody death-trap fr'uss. Even bloody Sunderland trounced uss 4-1! And Wigan, of all bloody teams - 5-0! I ask ye! Playin' away from home is a better option for uss - don't tell that t' me missus, though!"