Farewell to Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs completed a permanent move to Nigel Pearson’s Hull City this morning…

Hobbs, still only 22, moved to Humberside for an undisclosed fee following a 13 game loan spell last season.
This time last year Hobbs won The FOX Subscribers Player of the Season by a landslide… readers comments read: “Future City Legend… Pearson’s best signing… Ready for the Premier League… Liverpool’s loss, our gain… Incomprehensible that he wasn’t in the team of the year… I only hope that we can hang on to him… Hardly put a foot wrong… A class above the rest… Future Captain… Can’t believe how he has matured this season… Another Elliott?… Hardy an error all year… Exceptional maturity in a demanding position… Future England player… Immense… Solid and reliable… very classy.”

A year on, he is surplus to requirements having struggled to adapt to Paulo Sousa’s playing style and then losing his place under Sven Goran Eriksson.
We thought he would be a long-term City captain and Leicester legend… perhaps our new benchmark is higher than that.
Best of luck in the future Jack…

A replacement centre-half could soon be on his way, with Preston North End apparently accepting an offer from City for their Irish international Sean St Ledger.

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  1. Gaf the Horse

    I would guess that Hull haven’t paid more than £500K, possibly less, for Hobbs. And apparently we have bid at least £1.2M, possibly a lot more, for Sean St. Ledger. Is he better than Hobbs? Or is this another example of Sven’s magic transfer policy? I hope our new Thai owners sell a lot of duty free over the next year to keep funding stupidity like this, or they could find themselves rather a lot poorer.

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