Archive for October, 2008

Official: Hull City more popular than Leeds United

Google adds up all the search terms typed in on their website and displays them on their Google Trends website. Most people use it to see which celebrity is being searched for most.

However, more importantly, you can track the numbers of people searching for Hull City. Between 2004 and April 2008, the numbers remained pretty constant.

The play-off win was accompanied by a massive spike in traffic and now we’re consistently twice as searched for as we were in our Championship days.

It’s meant that, until recently, Leeds United were searched for more than Hull City. The roles have now reversed. You’re not Googled any more!

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Billy Whitehurst t-shirt anyone?

No money is changing hands for this plug – it’s just a quite a good product.

A website called Cult Zeros sells t-shirts bearing the visage of, among others, Rambo Billy, Keith Edwards, Dean Windass and Ken Wagstaff. In recent days they’ve added Geovanni and Marlon King too.

Here’s a link.

http://www.cultzeros.co.uk/products.asp?cat=89

Check out Dean Marney’s pebbledashed acne on his t-shirt, though.

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Hankering for Hull City’s good old days?

There’s a website called Archive.org which saves websites on a regular basis. It means you can read some Hull City news from the good old days of the late 90s and early 00s – perfect for new fans.

So here’s how City Independent looked on a day we’d just survived a winding-up order

http://web.archive.org/web/20010309173903/http://hullcity.rivals.net/

Or how about Amber Nectar when we’d been evicted from Fer Ark?

http://web.archive.org/web/20000605165318/www.ambernectar.com/index2.htm

Great days, great days.

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The only pundits to tip Hull City to stay up?

In all the dozens of national media predictions before the season began, very few pundits thought we wouldn’t finish bottom. Sam Allardyce thought we’d do well, but still still tipped his mate Phil Brown’s team to get relegated in third bottom.

However, on Mark Chapman’s Premiership podcast before the opening game, Crystal Palace-supporting comedian Kevin Day, former referee Graham Poll and ‘Chappers’ himself all tipped the Tigers to stay up.

Incidentally, Paul Duffen is a regular guest on the show.

Did any other self-styled football expert predict a good season for Hull City?

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