Hull City AFC tat of yesteryear, part 1

This is a new flashback feature, where The Three O’Clock At Kempton harks back to something from Hull City’s inglorious past. Think of it like Mally’s Memories in the Hull Daily Mail – but we’ll call it Melly’s Mammaries because we’re puerile.

We’re starting off with this quality Hull City AFC memorabilia from the 1987/88 season, newly rescued from a box in a loft.

Hull City FC Tigers On Tour t-shirt

Hull City FC Tigers On Tour t-shirt

I believe it was produced by the club’s official supporters’ club, so they should have known not to miss out the ‘A’ in our name, Hull City AFC.

The cartoon tiger’s tongue is lolling to one side, making him look a little bit drunk. He’d never had got into the ground with that rattle either. And the ball being spun on his claw is presumably in homage to the Harlem Globetrotters, who visited Boothferry Park at some point in the Eighties. (Google doesn’t seem to know when exactly it was).

On the reverse, the club’s name is written properly, together with a tasty looking fixture list. Current Premier League sides Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City are on there, while there are plenty of Yorkshire derbies – Bradford City, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and Barnsley. Then there’s the two legged cup tie with Manchester United as well.

Fixture list on back of t-shirt

Fixture list on back of t-shirt

* Have you got any Hull City tat you want people to know about? Add a comment below.


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