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Hull 0 Fulham 2 – FA Cup 3rd Round

Hull v Fulham was never going to be one of the stand-out ties but was of keen of interest to both sets of fans because of connections between the two clubs.

Hull’s manager Liam Rosenior played for both Fulham and Hull in his time and – as his father Leroy also played for the Whites – they represent a unique Cottagers’ father and son.

Current Fulham coach Marco Silva had managed Hull exactly 6 years ago in that short spell at the Humberside club, Watford and Everton.

Older fans like me recall the great 1975 Cup Run to Wembley starting at Hull.

Fulham played 11 games to get there – a record most unlikely to be beaten as the latest self-serving blueprint for soccer wants to eliminate cup replays altogether.

Between 1975 and 2023 the FA Cup has declined in importance as the money and prestige are elsewhere.

Fulham fielded players who have rarely started like Mark Rodak in goal, Tom Cairney, Kurzawa, Harry Wilson and Vinicius.

It was enough to beat Hull relatively comfortably through goals from Kurzawa and Dan James.

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After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts