PODCAST: “God bless the man’s gables…”

Our penultimate podcast of the season features our longtime friend and contributor Richard Gardham, whose book, The Decade, is now on sale and is already an Amazon best-seller. It focuses principally on the 2000-2010 era of Hull City and all the drama and success that went with it, and features contributions from nearly 200 ex-players, managers, owners, journalists and supporters.

Richard is best known on our forums as Officer Crabtree, and is responsible, among other things, for the exceptional tributes to Raich Carter, Ian Ashbee and Nick Barmby featured elsewhere on this website.

Aside from discussing his book (which makes the podcast more than an hour long, for which we do not apologise in the slightest!), we also discuss:

* the 2-2 draw at Swansea

* Jarrod Bowen’s return to goalscoring

* the forthcoming finale against Bristol City

* the EFL’s ludicrous award to City for “family excellence” – and their reaction to AN’s protest

* two games from 2008/09 – Villa away and Stoke at home

It’s all here, along with beer, flying pens, obscure references to 80s sophisti-pop and shirts that never existed … and a bit of swearing.

Richard’s book is officially launched this Saturday at Mr Chu’s in Hull, 7.30pm onwards, to which all fans are invited (although you are asked to book with Mr Chu’s in advance). Numerous ex-Tigers will be in attendance. Books will be on sale that night subsequently at Waterstones in Hull and the Cut-Price Bookstore in Beverley. The Dove House Hospice is the worthy beneficiary of all proceeds, and their shops will also be selling the book.