Things We Think We Think #7

1. The club have taken a ‘novel’ approach to marketing the new away shirt, asking fans to hunt around the city centre for someone wearing it in order to post blurry phone camera pictures on Facebook. We don’t appear to be using adidas to market this shirt, which is an odd decision given that they know a thing or two about promoting sportswear. Oh and that sponsor patch is not the work of adidas if you’re looking to blame someone.

2. Speaking of sponsors, is this the most dismal, soul-destroyingly corporate-speak-bollocks-riddled assembling of words in the history of language?

3. Having a picture of the longest ‘serving’ supporter on the season passes is, however, a really nice touch.

4. The club should not, even idly, consider changing the crest.

5. Home friendlies are largely rubbish anyway, but replacing a game against former European Cup and UEFA Cup winners Feyenoord with one against a Fourth Division side? Pfffffffft.

6. It is going to cost £31 to watch Ipswich v City. Thirty-one pounds. Further comment seems entirely superfluous. Except…

7. … the person writing entry #7 is now not going to Ipswich.

8. Liam Cooper will be one of the best defenders in League One next season.

9. We’ve sent a Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police asking exactly why the Feyenoord friendly was cancelled. Legally they must reply by August 8th; it may be interesting to see what they come up with.

10. Jozy Altidore’s nomadic existence has now taken him to Holland. Can’t help but think that he’d be magnificent in the Championship though…

The club have taken a ‘novel’ approach to marketing the new away shirt, asking fans to hunt around the city centre for someone wearing it in order to post blurry phone camera pictures on Facebook. We don’t appear to be using adidas to market this shirt, which is an odd decision given that they know a thing or two about promoting sportswear. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a picture of the longest ‘serving’ supporter on the season passes is, however, a really nice touch.

The club should not, even idly, consider changing the crest.

Home friendlies are largely rubbish anyway, but replacing a game against former European Cup and UEFA Cup winners Feyenoord with one against Bradford? Pfffffffft.

9 replies
  1. Johnny Reggae Reggae
    Johnny Reggae Reggae says:

    With regards to the Feyenoord friendly, maybe you should take note of what happened at Darlo the other night in regards to under policed friendlies & morons hell bent on causing trouble?

  2. Rods Tiger
    Rods Tiger says:

    The police are all on holiday somewhere expensive courtesy of bungs from the media so no friendly, nice call on Josy. Dead right and could do wonders for his confidence. He’d generate interest abroad &do a job if we got promoted.

  3. Westhullonian
    Westhullonian says:

    @J Reggae Reggae; The Feyenoord game was called off because of the excessive ‘costs’ requested by the Humberside Police Force, as a result the game was cancelled. The club’s hand was forced.

    A terribly poor showing by an organistaion entrusted with the safety and protection of the general public – and at one of the most enjoyed/supported venues in the City. The pitch invasion at Darlington is more to do the with the (poor) planning of security for fans, how that failed is largely irrelavent to the predicament Hull City found themselves in.

  4. Johnny Reggae Reggae
    Johnny Reggae Reggae says:

    But if a large contingent of trouble causers were known to be coming (along with those from Hull), then surely the the costs for policing would have far outweighed the gate receipts, so sounds like the right decision to me.
    Instead of all sundry blaming the police (although they do rightly deserve “some” criticism) you should also be having a go at the idiots who still blight the game as well.
    But of course it’s just easier to blame the plod isn’t it?

  5. gjhdurham
    gjhdurham says:

    Having read the posted comments/evidence on the Dutch fans, think you’ve got to ask what the Hull the Tiger’s management were thinking of!!!…Never mind the police fees, etc….& some will still come…be interesting to see what happens.
    Re-watched the Jozy/Ghilas cameo the other day….Don’t get why this combo didn’t get more outings, but think Ghilas looked quick enough to do a job in this div!! Jozy did best for the US as a battering winger creating chaos for others to score…think he ‘s not a natural goal scorer, as he proved! Could be better than Adebola though….

  6. Prawn Sandwich
    Prawn Sandwich says:

    Jozy Altidore really was a letdown for City, let’s not get revisionist here. He played 28 league games for City, starting 16 (if I’ve read the OC7 tables right), and scored once. He proved in the World Cup that he’s a battering ram with little/no cutting edge.

    Yes, that really was a bad analogy. Point stands.

  7. Rods Tiger
    Rods Tiger says:

    As far as doing the sums re: policing, we can’t until we know how many were likely to show up. I imagine NSF would have rather not have had a load of tossers onboard at the most lucrative and family orientated time of year. Couldn’t the cost of policing been partly factored into the cost of away fans’ tickets?

  8. Haitian Horace
    Haitian Horace says:

    Altidore was a let-down as a goalscorer, but not as a team footballer. He was strong, quick, possessed a reasonable touch and seemed to care. His finishing needed work but the point made on here merely states that at a lower level than the Premier League he would probably be outstanding.

  9. Knuckledragger
    Knuckledragger says:

    Altidore was 19 years old and far from the finished article. Flashes of potential is all most kids of that age at that level tend to show. Give or take a Rooney here and there. The problem was we were forced to rely too heavily on him.

    I still believe he’ll be a cracking footballer given the right tutelage.

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