So, here we are again, ahead of another Premier League season and being written off as no hopers, despite being only two weeks into an eight week transfer window.
On the message boards across the UK, fans are predicting which clubs will be relegated and Hull City are on almost all of the lists, despite no one knowing who will be in Hull City's squad next season.
I like to pretend that I don't really care what other clubs fans think, but in reality, it irritates me a little.
I appreciate that we were shocking people in the second half of last season.
I appreciate we are once again relegation favorites, and I appreciate that some of the players we've been linked with are less than impressive.
Despite the issues we have, the fact remains that we are a Premier League football club, with great support, in a great city, with a lot going for us.
We know what we did wrong last season and the assumption is that we'll repeat that mistake.
I personally find that hard to understand.
We will sign around six players ahead of next season. Zamora and Murphy will not be our first choice strike force(though Zamora may well be one of our starting strikers) and until we know who will be in our squad, it's hard to judge anything.
We have learned much from our debut season.
We know that we have plenty of work to do, but Hull City AFC is a long way from a write off for next season.
Anyone who tells you otherwise, is probably an Arsenal fan.....................we still have Geovanni