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 NameNo.DatesDate of Birth
Place of Birth
Player Biographies
Callum Jones22020:07:05
2020:07:18
5 April 2001
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City Under-23 regular signed from Bury in 2019, having previously played for TNS and Oswestry Town. Callum has been capped by Wales at under-18 level.
Andy Smith22020:02:08
2020:02:11
11 September 2001
Banbury
City under-18s defender.
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.
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
Spent 2017/18 at City after joining from Everton, left in 2018 for a brief spell at Witton Albion.
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 May 2018.
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.
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.
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)
Young forward spent 2013/14 season at Hull City, returned to Australia in 2016.
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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