In the latest interview during the mid-season break, we caught up with Brunos Magpies shot-stopper Tom Hull to get his thoughts on the season so far for last season’s Second Division runners up.
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Brunos find themselves fifth, largely after an inconspicuous start to the season, but recovered in recent weeks to show the form that took them to the playoffs last season. We asked Hull for his thoughts on the team and himself this season: “We started off slow but gained momentum. The break came at the wrong time really but we know what we’re capable off and we’ve strengthened well in the right areas! Personally it’s the best decision I’ve ever made, my form was good but there’s levels to goalkeeping and I’m along way off where I want to be; I’ve got to keep improving!”
The keeper came over to Gib and joined Brunos after a career spent in England, so we asked the young keeper to give us a bit of a background on his prior footballing experience: “My background is basic – I was a Wigan schoolboy at 10, signed for Wigan had two spells there then did a year at Liverpool before being released. I went playing with my friends to get the enjoyment back then Witton Albion came in for me and I had a few games there!”
Bruno’s recent upturn in form has given the team confidence, while in the cup they have last season’s Second Division champions, Gib Phoenix. We asked if Hull thought his team could juggle the demands of the league campaign and a good cup run in the second half of the season: “We’re quietly confident; we’ve played a lot of the Premier Division sides in pre-season and this mid-season break and we get better in every game we play against them. Anything can happen in a cup!”
The Magpies have built a core fanbase in the last couple of season’s that may make a few of the Premier Division teams a little envious, and this support inevitably feeds into performances on the pitch. This is something echoed by the team’s first choice keeper: “The fan base is quality; having people watch you play was always a dream for me growing up. We have amazing fans and Gib football is evolving so the crowds are only going to get bigger.”