Happy Birthday Hull City AFC

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On this day 114 years ago, the nascent East Riding of Yorkshire Football Association gathered in the Manchester Hotel on George Street in Hull city centre to discuss the creation of a new football team in Hull.

The outcome was Hull City AFC, founded by Messrs Gilyott, Lilley, Crompton, Ramster, Andrews, Frost, Barraclough, Levitt, Bielby, Emmerson, Shaw, Hay, Hobbs, Morison, Spring and Wrightson. The new club was too late to apply for entry into the Football League for 1904/5 and played a season full of friendlies, before joining the national league in its Second Division a year later.

Since that day, which is now perilously close to slipping from living memory, we can hardly say that the ride has been dull, can we? Happy Birthday, Hull City AFC.