Hull City’s Nearly Men

The Nearly Men are Hull City players past and present that have been named as a substitute one or more times but never made it onto the pitch. Here they are!

Players still on City’s books have their names in bold. 

Player NameMatchesMatch DatesDate of BirthPlace of BirthNotes
Steve Fisher11992:09:01Midfielder who went on to play at North Ferriby United for many years.
Liam Garside11994:10:01Goalkeeper.
Julian Capuano21996:04:23/2711 August 1978Striker.
Simon Hennessy11996:04:23
Danny Brown11998:12:05City youth team product who went on to play for Guiseley and North Ferriby United.
Phil Poole11998:12:051981Newcastle Upon TyneCity youth team goalkeeper who moved to USA in 2000 and carved an impressive career as an international goalkeeping coach.
Michael Blythe11999:03:06City junior player who left for North Ferriby United in 2000.
Danny Harvey42002:10:22
7 September 1985HullCity junior that left the club in 2004 and joined Bridlington Town.
Peter Turnbull12002:10:22City junior that left the club in 2003 and joined North Ferriby United.
Saul Deeney132002:10:26/29
23 March 1983DerrySpent 2002/03 on loan at City from Notts County, went on to play for Burton Albion.
Stuart Brock52004:10:20/23/30
26 September 1976West BromwichSigned on loan for a month from Telford United, having just completed seven years in the Kidderminster Harriers first team.
Curtis Aspden32006:02:04
16 November 1987BlackburnCity juniors product who left City in 2008, playing non-league football for four years before moving to Australia.
Matty Plummer22006:10:24
18 January 1989HullA product of City juniors, he left the Tigers in 2009 and joined Darlington.
Michael Byron12006:12:2316 August 1987LiverpoolPlayed a handful of games for Notts County on loan from City, left City in 2007 and joined Hinckley United.
Tom Woodhead22007:09:22/269 May 1990City juniors goalkeeper who left the club in 2009, now owns a catering business in the Newport and Cardiff area.
Mark Tyler122008:02:02/09/12/16/23
2 April 1977NorwichJoined City on a two month loan from Luton Town in January 2008 as cover for Matt Duke while he had surgery, Had a long career into his 40s.
Gavin Holohan12011:01:0815 December 1991KilkennyIrish youngster spent two seasons at City, leaving in May 2012. After a season out of the game he played for several Irish League clubs. Signed for Hartlepool United in 2019.
Joe Cracknell52011:08:09
5 June 1994HullJuniors product had four years at City before playing for Bradford City and Harrogate Town.
Danny Emerton12011:08:0927 September 1991BeverleyA product of City juniors, striker Emerton had half a season at Northampton Town in 2013/14 before signing for North Ferriby United.
Rob Peet12012:01:0711 October 1992Melton MowbrayJoined City from Grimsby Town juniors in 2010, moving on to Hinckley United in 2012.
Trevor Carson62012:01:14/21/28/31
5 March 1988DownpatrickJoined City on loan from Sunderland in January 2012, subsequent played for several lower league clubs.
Matthew Fletcher12014:01:0412 May 1992Sydney (Australia)Young forward spent 2013/14 season at Hull City, returned to Australia in 2016.
Rory Watson22014:10:25
5 February 1996HullYouth team goalkeeper was on City's senior bench at Anfield after an injury crisis. Left City in 2017 for Scunthorpe United.
Harvey Rodgers12016:08:2320 October 1996YorkYouth teamer that left City in 2017 for Fleetwood Town.
Charlie Andrew12017:08:226 January 2000HullCurrent City youth player. Had loan spells at Bradford Park Avenue (2018/19) and Alfreton Town (2019/20).
Lewis Ritson42017:08:22
1 November 1998South ShieldsCurrent City under-23 player, had a loan spell at Blyth Spartans during the first half of 2019/20.
Tom Dyson12017:08:2214 October 1997PembrokeSpent 2017/18 at City, joining from Swansea City. Left the club in May 2018.
Liam Edwards12017:08:2224 June 1999AberdareSpent 2017/18 at City after joining from Swansea (where he won Wales u16 and u17 caps), left in 2018 and joined Welsh League Division 1 side Cambrian & Clydach Vale.
James Yates12017:08:223 April 1998HuytonSpent 2017/18 at City after joining from Everton, left in 2018 for a brief spell at Witton Albion.
Callum Burton22018:03:10
15 August 1996Newport (Salop)Goalkeeper signed from Shrewsbury Town in 2017. Spent the first half of 2018/19 on loan at Chesterfield and joined Cambridge United in June 2019.
Elliot Bonds12019:09:1423 March 2000Kensal Rise, LondonGuyana international midfielder signed from Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2019.