Things We Think We Think #271


We could attempt to dissect the last two defeats where admittedly decent teams didn’t have to work hard to put seven goals past us and take all the points. We could attempt to articulate how we feel about the impact of the close season retention policy of ‘if there’s an offer he’s gone’ and a recruitment policy of ‘screw what the head coach needs or wants, it’s about freebies, loans and kids so parachute payments can be trousered’. We could register our contempt for the ongoing process of wrenching a community asset out of public hands and into the grasp of two selfish, greedy egotists who claim to be philanthropic yet act entirely out of self-interest.

Why though? It’s a waste of words and emotion, a two word hashtag says it all: it addresses who is responsible for the humiliation of our club, highlights the single causal factor for Hull City’s current league position, for the disintegration of the club/fanbase relationship and disenfranchisement many lifelong supporters feel, for the risible and needless battle with the people who built and own the ground that was a huge factor in our rise from Division Three to the Premier League. It does all that, but perhaps more importantly it identifies the one pivotal future event that will bring about positive change, a resuscitation of hope and the detoxification of a club that has been wilfully poisoned by poisonous people.

We’ll be more erudite on the podcast, we hope, but here’s a ten point distillation of what should fix every ill befalling #hcafc

1. #AllamsOut

2. #AllamsOut

3. #AllamsOut

4. #AllamsOut

4. #AllamsOut

5. #AllamsOut

6. #AllamsOut

7. #AllamsOut

8. #AllamsOut

9. #AllamsOut

10. #AllamsOut

23 replies
  1. HempholmeTigers
    HempholmeTigers says:

    Yes x 10
    FFS they are getting increasingly vindictive it that was possible. We are getting increasingly desperate.

  2. Dave
    Dave says:

    Whilst I agree the Allams must go, I was just as concerned to hear Slutsky speak on the radio – he really is starting to sound like somebody willing to lose the next game, just so he can leave this sorry mess. Can’t remember ever hearing a manager say he doesn’t know how to solve it!?. What we are all going to have to get use to is the fact this isn’t the end of our demise and that every drop down to the league below is just another opportunity to sell the best players on the books at that time. I’d guess there’s another 20m in players like Grosiki, Campbell and Bowen – Sell the whole first team again like last season and who knows maybe a 40m windfall for the Allams plus another parachute payment. And we’ll end up with bang average championship players for League one – and again it’ll happen. We wont be sold until we hit League 2 minimum and it’ll be for £1 like the spiteful C*word’s said they’d sell us for. I hate to say it, but I’m getting to the point where protesting is just about as pointless as you guys dissecting the recent losses – pointless and a waste of words.

  3. Exiled
    Exiled says:

    Great analysis can you now change the rating to 0/10

    We are heading the way of Coventry as that is the most pertinent and relevant example of the predicament we find ourselves in. The number one task now is to wake up the rest of the fan base especially the ”ageing desperados’ and those newbies who clealry haven’t been paying attention for the last few years. Meanwhile as a Hullensian by birth I am offended by the vandalism of our peoples stadium.

  4. Phil H
    Phil H says:

    I agree with all of the above points…. Especially point 1…. point 6 is my favourite one….

    Although points 7,8&9 are also incredibly valid!!

  5. Rich
    Rich says:

    Remember those who thought they were alright during the name change debacle? But then changed their minds when removal of concessions hit them in the pocket?

  6. Rottenborough
    Rottenborough says:


    I can’t agree protest is pointless.

    Why should the true fans allow the Allams an easy ride for however long they have left as owners? We may not be able to pressure them to go before they’ve milked the club dry, and worse, but we sure as hell can give ’em hell in the meantime. Bullies don’t like being challlenged, as has been amply demonstrated. The more we bow down to them the more they will carry on in the same vein.


    # COME ON U ‘ULL!

  7. Dave
    Dave says:

    Rottenborough, maybe your right mate. I think my current mood is probably similar to some of those fans who have just given up and stayed away from games.

    I really don’t want to give up my season pass, but all football club owners really need to start appreciating how the average Football feels, after a rubbish week at work, do you really want to surround yourself with further misery and pay for it. Not to mention the time you spend away from family travelling etc etc.

    All I want really is a Hull City side that competes on the pitch, regardless of the final result – just a team with passion that you can get behind.. Simple things you’d think, but something Allams seeming can’t manage.

  8. Bond
    Bond says:

    I agree, Allams need to go and fast but the fans responsible for the smoke bombs in a Sheffield pub, come on!!
    “Not our fault, we just left them in there” ffs!
    No City fans will be allowed near most Sheffield pubs now for the foreseeable, some poor landlord, probably existing on the tiny amount
    a brewery allows him to keep hold of will have to waste his time and effort cleaning up after that act of idiotic vandalism.
    Will Allam pay for damage? I doubt it, he wasn’t there to cause it. Will he give a toss, not a chance!
    I was at the away game last season when a moron let off a smoke bomb in the concourse, I have never seen children so petrified!!
    As much as we all hate the Allams just going around pissing off people in our opponents postcodes wont make a scrap of difference.
    Much better attacking The Football League for standing by and letting 2 vile twats tarnish what was once the beautiful game and dismantle almost the entire squad and fanbase of a football club in a shockingly short space of time.

  9. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    Rich – you’re a sanctimonious twat! Why does everyone have to agree 109% with you?
    For the record I’m paying less than I did a couple of years ago.
    I want the Allams out because they clearly have no interest in Hull City or in the supporters (customers).
    After the debacle of last summer, 2016, the loss of Steve Bruce, which only an idiot would and did repeat was the last straw. The lack of concessions is immoral.
    It’s time for new owners.

  10. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    It isn’t Rich but you’re trying to take some warped sense of moral high ground.
    We all support Hull City, we all want to see our club do well.
    The Allams are clearly lost interest years ago and need to go before they send us down again.

  11. Blackadder
    Blackadder says:

    Protesting is fine, behaving like childish fucking morons isn’t and anyone who thinks that letting smoke bombs off in pubs is ok should be locked up. As to the Allams they’ll leave when it suits them I’m afraid but I’d like to know just how much debt is remaining. I don’t see them paying it off any time soon and they’ll pocket the parachute money instead of servicing the debt, on which they get interest! I worry that they’ll let the club go into administration and walk away, leaving it in a worse situation than before they took over. That kind of vindictiveness is very possible given their history and treatment of the supporters.

  12. Blackadder
    Blackadder says:

    According to an article in HDM on October 20 2017 the club has a total debt of 81 million pounds after relegation from the Premier League last season with a current amount of 60 million owed to Allamhouse. 19 million was paid off the loan. We would all like to see an Allam free Hull City but who is going to buy the club when it has that kind of debt and is struggling in the Championship? And can the owners of a club put it into administration when the debt is owed to them? So much for running the club on a business footing, it is still heavily in debt . . .to the Allams!

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