TIGERTUBE : 10 years ago, ‘Reggae Boyz’ debut for Tigers

It’s not often a 0-0 draw against Rotherham is notable, but a decade ago this week the Tigers and Millers played out a goalless stalemate at Boothferry Park that was relatively entertaining, and certainly full of talking points. The main note of curiosity was the first appearances of Jamaican international pair Theodore Whitmore and Ian Goodison, who just a year before had represented their homeland in the France ’98 World Cup. It took ‘Tappa’ and ‘Pepe’ a while to acclimatise to the rough and tumble of Nationwide League Division Three but when they did (and when Goodison was moved from full back to centre back) they livened up what was a fairly drab season, on the pitch at least, off it there were rumblings about financial misgivings that would reach a crescendo the following year. This game is also memorable for the actions of the Millers on loan defender Guy Branston, who after getting himself dismissed for flailing at David Brown, punched through the ref’s room door, a door with glass on the inside, and shredded up his arm. To compound his misery, City billed him for a new door. Heh.

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  1. eidur
    eidur says:

    Some better football there from City than we saw at Fulham the other week in the much-vaunted Premier League. At least they strung a few passes together and seemed to know where the oppo’s goal was.

    I thought there was some justification for Branston’s getting in a pickle (heh). Browny did seem to jump on him with his studs, although it was difficult to see if he actually made contact.

    But the main joy for me was the fab Tiger logo in the TV studio at the end. How could we ever have dropped that? Such an amazing piece of artwork…

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