Hull City and Dean Windass—The Neverending Story, Pt. 3: The Unhappy End

Brian RhodesSenior Analyst IJune 26, 2016

The Story so far.

When we left our hero, he was returning to his beloved Tigers with his tail firmly between his legs from the distant land of Oldham.

He had gone to try to salvage the Kingdom of his old friend John Sheridan from obscurity and the ignominy of another season of Coca Cola League One football. What Deano didn't count on was a loss of form after a bright start.

His turn between the sticks to thwart run away leaders and now crowned Champions Leicester City was not enough as both he and Sheridan were sent packing by the Oldham hierarchy.

So, Deano returned to home to Hull City with renewed vigor and optimism. He was to be allowed to return on condition that he stop with his mischief making blog but as part of his loan contract with Oldham he would only be able to play in the Hull City reserves.

So after two months in Oldham exile he returned to the KC Stadium. His return saw him training with the Hull City first team but only making two reserve team appearances, scoring in both. Unfortunately, the chance of a coaching role seemed to have diminished to the point that it was none existent.


How the mighty have fallen.

With only eight weeks left on his current contract 40-year-old veteran striker Dean Windass has been asked not to return to the club. The old warhorse and the Tigers have agreed to go their separate ways, with only one more reserve team fixture in the campaign.


A ray of hope.

Dean Windass' second home of Valley Parade, the home of Bradford City could be the next port of call for our hero. The place where many a Deano chant has been heard, are in dire trouble.

The Bantams second favourite son Stuart McCall has struggled to win a play-off berth for the West Yorkshire club and is considering resigning as Bradford City's player-coach. It has been reported that one Dean Windass could return to the club that he has played for on two separate occasions, scoring 76 goals in 216 appearances.

With all his UEFA pro-coaching credentials in hand Dean Windass could well be set to rise to the ranks of Football League manager as Bradford City's prodigal son returns (again).

This is not the end but mearly the end of the beginning.