Our Ultimate Hull City Five-A-Side Team - What's yours?

These Tigers would burn bright.
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These Tigers would burn bright.

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Goalkeeper: Alan Fettis

A decent custodian in the club’s darker days, Fettis proved himself to be a useful emergency striker, coming off the bench to score twice. A handy string to his bow in case we decide to play fly-goalie.

Defender: Michael Turner

During the club’s first Premier League campaign, Turner was at times a one-man defence. His career maybe hasn’t glittered like it should have done, but defenders who’d rather die than concede a goal are always useful to have.

Midfield: Ian Ashbee (Captain)

Not the most skilful of footballers, but every team needs a leader. Captaining the club through all four divisions and several serious injuries, Ashbee is the kind of man you’d want by your side in the trenches. A proper warrior.

Midfield: Nicky Barmby

Still the most talented footballer to come out of the city, and after a nomadic career, returned to play his part in the club’s rise to the Premier League. Technically as good as anyone and not afraid to start an argument in an empty room.

Striker: Billy Whitehurst

The definitive burly centre-forward and Alan Hansen’s worst nightmare on the football pitch, his attributes maybe aren’t ideally suited to the intricate game of 5-a-side, but do you fancy telling him he’s not playing?

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Goalkeeper: Tony Norman

Mr Consistency, Norman was a fixture between the sticks throughout the 1980s. Capped by Wales, his wider-reputation would have been secured if Neville Southall hadn’t been in his prime.

Defender: Paul McShane

His Hull City career has seen him enjoy more lives than a cat, but he remains the very definition of a cult hero. His determination and obvious delight in laying his body on the line for the team make him worth a place in the squad.

Midfield: Gary Brabin

A prototype Ian Ashbee and another leader, it’s fair to say if it wasn’t for men like Brabin clawing the club to safety from the basement of the football league in 1999, the Hull City story would have been very different.

Midfield: Theo Whitmore

In the late-1990s, Hull City didn’t sign international footballers who’d played and scored in the World Cup, but somehow the talented Jamaican found himself having to prove he could do it on a cold night in Hartlepool. Inconsistent, but on his day, unplayable.

Striker: Dean Windass

Deano will rightly be remembered for his Wembley volley in the 2008 Championship Play-Off Final, but in his pomp, his trickery and skill was simply outrageous. Tenacious and combustible, expect the unexpected and plenty of goals.

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