Phil Brown doesn’t read Off The Post

Posted by - July 28, 2009 - Hull City, Transfer News and Gossip

… but he ought to start

Yesterday, we wrote a piece taking a light-hearted dig at Phil Brown’s love of giving interviews detailing every precise detail of his transfer dealings. In particular, we suggested that the Hull boss’ propensity for telling the media which players he is interested in, whether they have had talks with him, how the talks went, what hot beverage they drank during the talks, how much the player wanted for wages, the registration plate of the car the player arrived in, and the chances of the player signing on The Phil Brown Transfer Likelihood Scale might be slightly deterring some players from signing for the Tigers.

Indeed, Michael Owen, Fraizer Campbell, Marc Antoine Fortune and Daryl Murphy have all turned Brown down already this summer. The latest news yesterday (which prompted our post) was that Bobby Zamora had rejected a move to Hull days after Brown had been telling Sky Sports News how confident he was of capturing the striker.

So what was Brown’s response to his latest setback? Straight back to the media, of course.

Of the Zamora transfer, he said: “Fingers crossed, as far as I’m concerned it’s not [over].”

Good work, Phil.

  • Premier League Hull

    Hows does my tan look? Thinking of changing my name to Phil Orange !!!

  • hollis

    Could Hull not find anyone to play on a pre-season tour?

    I have a feeling that Phil is going to be absolutely superb in any form of interview come November. A few bad results early on should drive him completely mad.