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 Name
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No.
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Dates
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Birth Date/Place
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Player Biographies
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Harry Wood12020:09:082 August 2002
Leeds
City Academy product.
David Robson22020:09:08
2020:11:10
22 January 2002
Northallerton
City Academy product.
Matty Jacob32020:09:08
2020:11:10
2020:11:17
3 June 2001
Barnsley
City Academy product.
Ryan Hanson12020:09:086 December 2000
Dover
City under-23 player signed in 2019 from Crystal Palace, who acquired Ryan from Dover Athletic in 2014. He returned on loan to Dover in November 2020.
Andy Smith32020:02:08
2020:02:11
2020:09:08
11 September 2001
Banbury
City Academy product.
Elliot Bonds52019:09:14
2019:12:29
2020:02:08
2020:02:11
2020:07:18
23 March 2000
Kensal Rise
Guyana international midfielder signed from Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2019. Spent 2020/21 season on loan at Cheltenham Town.
Callum Burton22018:03:10
2018:05:06
15 August 1996
Newport 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.
James Yates12017:08:223 April 1998
Huyton
England youth international at Everton who spent 2017/18 at City. Left in 2018 for Witton Albion, joined City of Liverpool FC in 2020.
Liam Edwards12017:08:2224 June 1999
Aberdare
Spent 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.
Tom Dyson12017:08:2214 October 1997
Pembroke
Spent 2017/18 at City, joining from Swansea City. Left the club in 2018 and joined Carmarthen Town in 2020.
Lewis Ritson42017:08:22
2018:12:08
2019:01:06
2019:01:26
1 November 1998
South Shields
City under-23 player, had a loan spell at Blyth Spartans in 2019 and joined Whitby Town in 2020.
Charlie Andrew12017:08:226 January 2000
Hull
City youth goalkeeper who had loan spells at Bradford Park Avenue (2018/19) and Alfreton Town (2019/20) before a permanent transfer to Lincoln City in January 2020.
Harvey Rodgers12016:08:2320 October 1996
York
Youth teamer that left City in 2017 for Fleetwood Town, moving to Accrington Stanley in 2018.
Rory Watson22014:10:25
2014:11:01
5 February 1996
Hull
Youth team goalkeeper was on City's senior bench at Anfield after an injury crisis. Left City in 2017 for Scunthorpe United.
Matthew Fletcher12014:01:0412 May 1992
Sydney (Australia)
Australian youth international forward spent 2013/14 season at Hull City, returned to Australia in 2016 and played for Central Coast Mariners, Manly United and Green Gully.
Trevor Carson62012:01:14
2012:01:21
2012:01:28
2012:01:31
2012:02:11
2012:02:14
5 March 1988
Downpatrick
Joined City on loan from Sunderland in January 2012, subsequent played for several lower league clubs.
Rob Peet12012:01:0711 October 1992
Melton Mowbray
Joined City from Grimsby Town juniors in 2010, moving on to Hinckley United in 2012.
Danny Emerton12011:08:0927 September 1991
Beverley
A product of City juniors, striker Emerton had half a season at Northampton Town in 2013/14 before signing for North Ferriby United.
Joe Cracknell52011:08:09
2012:04:17
2013:01:05
2013:01:15
2013:01:26
5 June 1994
Hull
Juniors product had four years at City before playing for Bradford City and Harrogate Town.
Gavin Holohan12011:01:0815 December 1991
Kilkenny
Irish 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.
Mark Tyler122008:02:02
2008:02:09
2008:02:12
2008:02:16
2008:02:23
2008:03:01
2008:03:04
2008:03:08
2008:03:12
2008:03:15
2008:03:18
2008:03:22
2 April 1977
Norwich
Joined 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.
Tom Woodhead22007:09:22
2007:09:26
9 May 1990City juniors goalkeeper who left the club in 2009, now owns a catering business in the Newport and Cardiff area.
Michael Byron12006:12:2316 August 1987
Liverpool
Played a handful of games for Notts County on loan from City, left City in 2007 and joined Hinckley United.
Matty Plummer22006:10:24
2007:01:06
18 January 1989
Hull
A product of City juniors, he left the Tigers in 2009 and joined Darlington.
Curtis Aspden32006:02:04
2007:09:15
2007:09:18
16 November 1987
Blackburn
City juniors product who left City in 2008, playing non-league football for four years before moving to Australia.
Stuart Brock52004:10:20
2004:10:23
2004:10:30
2004:11:06
2004:11:20
26 September 1976
West Bromwich
Signed on loan for a month from Telford United, having just completed seven years in the Kidderminster Harriers first team.
Saul Deeney132002:10:26
2002:10:29
2002:11:02
2002:11:09
2002:11:23
2002:11:30
2002:12:14
2002:12:21
2002:12:26
2002:12:28
2003:01:01
2003:01:04
2003:01:11
23 March 1983
Derry
Spent 2002/03 on loan at City from Notts County, went on to play for Burton Albion.
Peter Turnbull12002:10:22City junior that left the club in 2003 and joined North Ferriby United.
Danny Harvey42002:10:22
2002:11:16
2003:01:18
2003:12:06
7 September 1985
Hull
City junior that left the club in 2004 and joined Bridlington Town.
Michael Blythe11999:03:0621 September 1980
Hull
City junior player who left for North Ferriby United in 2000.
Phil Poole11998:12:051981
Newcastle Upon Tyne
City youth team goalkeeper who moved to USA in 2000 and carved an impressive career as an international goalkeeping coach.
Danny Brown11998:12:051981City youth team product who went on to enjoy a long non-league career with Guiseley, Gainsborough Trinity, Goole AFC and Ossett Town, while also working at Bradford Academy School.
Simon Hennessey11996:04:23Winger who later played for Retford United and became a prison officer in Nottingham. In 2008 he suffered a brain tumour.
Julian Capuano21996:04:23
1996:04:27
11 August 1978Striker who had a long non-league career with Brigg Town, Glapwell, Belper Town, Eastwood Town and Heanor Town.
Liam Garside11994:10:01Goalkeeper who went on to play amateur football in West Yorkshire and took part in an epic penalty shoot out in 2001 that reached 17-17 after 34 kicks.
Steve Fisher11992:09:01Midfielder who went on to play at North Ferriby United and Bridlington Town.

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