Lichaj of the Tigers: Eric at Hull City

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  1. BostonRed

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    He ended up making a cameo appearance during second half stoppage time in a 2-2 draw.
     
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    Came in as an injury replacement late in the 1st half. They lost 3-0.

    Hull City: David Marshall, Todd Kane, Ondrej Mazuch (Eric Lichaj 43), Robbie McKenzie, Stephen Kingsley, Kevin Stewart, Markus Henriksen, Jarrod Bowen, Evandro (Fraizer Campbell 46), Kamil Grosicki (Marc Pugh 66), Chris Martin

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  7. schrutebuck

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    Notably, this is the second straight week that Lichaj is playing center back.

    Hull City lead 2-0 in the 82nd minute.
     
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    Played well enough for MOTM consideration:

     
  9. LouisianaViking07/09

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    https://sbisoccer.com/2019/02/adkins-praises-lichaj-for-man-of-match-performance-at-centerback

    Eric Lichaj did not play his traditional fullback position on Saturday but that didn’t stop the veteran defender was putting in a superb shift for Hull City.


    The Tigers downed Stoke City 2-0 in EFL Championship play, claiming their fifth consecutive home win in all competitions. It also helped Hull snap a two-match winless run in league play which saw points dropped against Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers.


    Hull City manager Nigel Adkins was the first to applaud Lichaj’s performance as they shut down a Stoke City side who came into the match, two points behind them in the standings.


    “For me Eric Lichaj was man of the match in the centre-half position,” Adkins said. He’s usually a full-back, we’ve asked to play in the middle and I thought he was phenomenal. His defensive attributes were excellent and we’ve kept a great clean sheet.”


    Lichaj finished the match with an 80% passing completion rate, while completing a team-best nine clearances and six duels. Ultimately, Lichaj helped an injury-plagued Hull backline hold the Potters to two shots on goal out of their nine in total.


    “Another clean sheet at home, that’s five wins at home on the spin and a good response from last week,” Adkins said. “I thought our defensive shape was excellent, Stoke spent a lot of money in the summer and they spent again in January. We’ve got a team and everyone is working so hard for each other. Individual egos, we haven’t got any, they are all on one side.”


    With five centerbacks currently injured for Hull City, Lichaj could very well see more time out of his usual position. His 25 appearances in all competitions are the second most of any Hull defender this season, and will continue to rise should Lichaj stay fit.


    The Tigers face a trip to Derby County on Feb. 9th knowing a win paired with other results will move them to eighth in England’s second-tier.
     
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  11. schrutebuck

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    Today's excursion at center back did not end so well, as Lichaj and Hull City lost 2-0 at Frank Lampard's Derby County.
     
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    2-1 win. Lichaj got a yellow in the 90th minute. Hull go up to 11th, 6 points shy of the playoffs.
     
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    He really seems to do wonders for mid-table clubs in the Championship. I had hoped he might have done enough to get picked up for cheap last summer by a PL club. Like for depth.To get a last run out in the Premier League.
     
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    Hull are only 4 points back of the playoff, and that #6 slot is wide open. Could still happen.
     
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  19. schrutebuck

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    Lichaj played 90 minutes today against his old club Nottingham Forest, but Hull City fell to a 3-0 defeat.
     
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    Actually I think he has all the conditions to be a Championship lifer. Which is not bad, all things considered. At 30, he may keep there for a few more years. His current contract is done in the summer of 2020, so this summer he'll be looking forward at negotiating a final extension.

    If he gets two more years (to the summer of 2022), he'd complete a remarkable record of ten seasons in the Championship (also counting his time with Leeds in 2011) with 220 games played so far. That's a nice tidy sum of dough, I'm sure.
     
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    Lichaj of the Bench.

    They were not getting enough oomph from him on the side any more, so they moved our guy to CB for a time. Not that great as a CB, so now it's the bench.

    Aging sucks.
     
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