Lichaj of the Tigers: Eric at Hull City

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  1. BostonRed

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    Not a great start. Down 3-0 at halftime.
     
  5. BostonRed

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    Starts 2nd half in friendly:

     
  7. OWN(yewu)ED

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    ooooooo Captain Lichaj how fancy
     
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  8. BostonRed

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  9. UncagedGorilla

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    Good deal for Eric Lichaj. Nice to see he's impressed the new manager.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He's on the last year of his contract right?
     
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  11. UncagedGorilla

    Sep 22, 2009
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    Yes, he signed a two-year contract with Hull last summer. I suspect he'll stay in England but I don't know about Hull. We'll see how they fare under their new manager but they're projected to finish pretty low. Hull went really young this offseason so I'm not surprised they're counting on Lichaj to serve as a leader. If the youth is up to the task, maybe they'll be a surprise.
     
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  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    One of those totally underrated and overlooked Yanks Abroad.
     
  14. UncagedGorilla

    Sep 22, 2009
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    Here's the report from Hull's newspaper on his player rating:

    Eric Lichaj

    City’s new skipper was typically diligent at right-back and pushed on in support of his winger when possible. Most of the Tigers’ problems came down the opposite flank to the more impressive Lichaj. 6

    I read in the game story he had a nice shot from distance that swerved just off frame. Overall not a great result for Hull but our YA put in an honest shift in his first as permanent captain.
     
  15. BostonRed

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  16. Suyuntuy

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    I suspect Eric has the highest minutes-as-pro-in-England to minutes-played-for-the-NT ratio, for any US player.
     
  17. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Probably one of our most high-profile 2nd tier European-based players ever.
     
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  18. autobus39

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  19. superdave

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    It’s not traditional, so many won’t like it, but I love the black stripes on the kit.
     
  20. autobus39

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    Hull ended up losing 2-1. Lichaj went the distance and picked up a yellow card.

    In the highlights below, he draws a yellow card at 2:22 (right on the left edge of the video). Runner gets behind him a 6:42 eventually leading to a chance.




    During the 2018/2019 season he played in 39 games (35 starts) for Hull City registering 1 assist and 5 yellow cards. Lichaj also made 1 start in the FA Cup.
     
  21. UncagedGorilla

    Sep 22, 2009
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    I went back and watched most of this game. Hull had a good chance to steal a point without their best striker, Bowen. Swansea did not look very good for a team many favor for promotion.

    I did not think it was one of Lichaj's better games. Some uncharacteristic stuff I expect he'll clean up. However, he probably should have been moved to LB to start the second half. Dyer killed Kingsley, their LB, all game. It felt like any goals Swansea got would come from him and he basically got two assists although he won't be credited with the first. They also have some new CB's they're working in.

    Of note, rumors that Kingsley may be sold to Scotland which could lead to Lichaj moving back to LB as he did at the end of last season. That combined with Hull getting 10 million pounds from the Maguire sale could make for an interesting end to the transfer window for Hull.
     
  22. Suyuntuy

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    Lichaj didn't end last season in good form, at least compared to how he looked when he regained his starting spot back in January. That's why I stopped asking to see him with the NT too.
     
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  23. UncagedGorilla

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    I thought he looked really good when they moved him to LB and let him stay there the last third of the season. Between that, his Portugal friendly, and the dearth of other options, that's when I started calling for him to be the LB in earnest. He was looking a little shaky for Hull towards the end of the winter when he was moving to a different position, even CB, each game. When they basically got down to him as the LB and let him play there all the time, he was really solid when I watched. I guess we'll see what shakes out the rest of this transfer window. The new manager seems to like him so that's a positive.
     
  24. Suyuntuy

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    Eric's not going anywhere unless his form drops dramatically. Thing is, Hull is a mid-table Championship club at best, with no big ambitions. So he's ok, but just ok.
     
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  25. BostonRed

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