Liam Rosenior, one of football’s genuinely nice guys hopes that Hull City can win their battle to stay in the Premier League, so that the can play against his ex employers.
Rosenior who played 144 games scoring one goal over a five year period for the Tigers before been released after his contract expired after the relegation season of 2014/15. He subsequently joined Brighton & Hove Albion who are today celebrating promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history and back in the top division for the first time in 34 long years.
Rosenior tweeted a reply to a good luck message prior to yesterday’s win over Wigan Athletic coupled with Huddersfield’s draw with Derby meant the Seagulls flew into the Premier League. Liam said ” If we win today nothing would make me happier than playing Hull City in the Premier League”.
If Liam gets his wish and turns out in the blue and white of Brighton at the KCOM next season he will, I’m sure receive a a great welcome back from the Black and Amber faithful for whom he has a great affection. After his release in 2015 ‘Rosey’ wrote an open letter expressing his pride at playing for the club and the five wonderful years he and his family spent in the City. He heaped praise on the Tigers fans for showing him ‘unbelievable support’.
If Liam gets his wish then Marco Silva and his squad have pulled off a fantastic achievement to stay in the Premier League and hopefully make a real push to consolidate next season.
While Liam has only made a handful of appearances this season for the Seagulls, having suffered a leg fracture early on in the season and then having to fight his way back in the team, I’d like to hazard a guess that his positivity and personality has been a great influence in the dressing room on the march to the Premier League and most likely getting there as Champions.
As well as ‘Rosey’ coming back to the KCOM next season a couple of other familiar faces may be in the oppostition ranks, David Stockdale (pictured with James Chester) and Chuba Akpom have featured for the Seagulls this year.
In fact Akpom will be celebrating two promotions to the top flight in two seasons, having been an unused sub in City’s play off win at Wembley last May, whilst Stockdale as had a brilliant season for the Seagulls.
I for one really hope that Liam gets his wish to once again grace the KCOM turf, if only from a City point of view it means, just like one of football’s genuinely NICE guys, the Tigers are Premier League