Raw Tigers face a battle

August 8, 2008
By Dale Johnson
No longer the largest city in Europe never to grace the top flight, Hull City have had a long wait for the big time.

It marks the completion of a meteoric rise for a club which just five years ago finished in the bottom half of English football's basement division. They also came within hours of going out of business and have had to sell simply to stay afloat.

Since 2003 the club has been rebuilt from top to bottom, changing ownership and moving to a brand new stadium.

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