Archive for May, 2009

From Boothery to Wembley

I hope the seller of this t-shirt on eBay hasn’t printed hundreds of them…

If so, they’d better buy a black marker pen.

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Hull City’s season in numbers

The Mirror today listed some interesting records claimed by the Tigers this season – some wanted others unwanted:

10 – the number of corners from which we scored
12 – the number of corners from which we conceded
29 – the number of times the opposition hit the woodwork against us.
51 – the percentage of goals we scored from set-pieces.
141 – the number of times we were flagged offside
566 – the number of fouls we committed

Of course they missed the most important numbers:

1 – the number of Yorkshire teams in the Premier League
2 – the number of divisions we’re above Leeds United

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We are the pride of all Yorkshire

Is Middlesbrough in Yorkshire? Who cares any more?

After the Smog Monsters’ relegation, the debate over whether they’re a rubbish Yorkshire side (as they were seen traditionally) or a rubbish North Eastern side (as they are happy to be portrayed nowadays) becomes irrelevant.

And with a woeful Sheffield United falling well short of Premier League quality in the play-off final yesterday, it confirms what everyone has alway known in their hearts anyway – Hull City is Yorkshire’s finest team.

* The best league team in Yorkshire (17th in the Premier League).
* The best FA Cup team in Yorkshire (quarter finalists).
* The best reserves team in Yorkshire (9th in the Reserves Premier League North).
* The best youth team in Yorkshire (2nd in North East Youth Alliance).

No Yorkshire team fared better in any of these competitions.

And with Hull Kingston Rovers currently the county’s top Rugby League side, who can argue that Hull is the sporting capital of Yorkshire?

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Let’s Kick Leeds Out Of Football

The city of Hull – and just about every other conurbation in the Western Hemisphere – celebrated long into the night as Leeds United lost in the Division Three play-offs last night.

If you need reminding why Leeds are despised by every other set of fans, just take a look at this picture from last night’s game from the Yorkshire Evening Post website.

Leeds - the family club

Leeds - the family club


During the game Millwall’s goalkeeper was struck by a coin, while afterwards hundreds of Leeds fans rampaged through the city.

This comes after the club went unpunished for the thuggish pitch invasion during the game on the day they were relegated from the Championship. (‘Super Deano, he sent the Leeds down’).

Not to mention the way they tried to squirm their way out of punishment for going into administration.

Just what will it take for the authorities to finally kick Leeds out of football?

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Hull – a footballing City

According to this article in today’s Hull Daily Mail, 19,000 season ticket holders have already renewed for next season – despite it looking likely they’ll be viewing Championship football.

With league rules stipulating we can only have 20,500 pass holders, those on the waiting list and in the membership scheme are likely to snap up the remaining tickets.

It means that next season we’ll be backed by sell-out crowds each home game once again.

Who can argue with the slogan now – “Hull – a footballing City”?

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Hull City helping to save the tigers

Hull City have donated £1,500 to wild tiger conservation charity 21st Century Tiger, according to their website.

The cash was raised from a golf match and the Ricky Hatton sportsmans’ dinner.

So we’re helping to save tigers – but who will save the Tigers?

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Hull City academy players show off their skills

It seems like every Hull City fan will have already watched this, since it’s been viewed 130,000 times already, but if not here’s two Hull City youngsters, John Leonard and Liam Simpson, on Sky Sports showing off some impressive ball skills.

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