Entries by Amber Nectar

Things We Think We Think #316

1. What on earth to make of Saturday’s frenetic affair at Birmingham? Both sides will be left somewhat ruing the outcome — Birmingham for losing a two-goal lead, City for conceding a late equaliser. On balance, the result was probably about right. But what a remarkable afternoon. 2. It’s impossible to let much of City’s […]

REPORT: Birmingham 3 City 3

“They came from Birmingham, which is not a place to promise much, you know, Mr Weston. One has no great hopes of Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound” So wrote Jane Austen in Emma. And it’s probably a view to which the Tiger Nation, doubtless setting off for St Andrews […]

PODCAST: Boing, boing … to 23rd

Very soon we’ll no longer be the FSF Club Podcast of the Year, but we wish our shortlist of potential successors well. Meanwhile, for the next month we’ll continue to label ourselves grandly while talking about stuff such as… * Beating West Brom * Fraizer Campbell’s goalscoring touch * City’s tightened defence * The FSF’s […]

Things We Think We Think #315

1. Well! Haven’t things changed? Two successive 1-0 wins, and all of a sudden this grotty season has been lent a faint but unmistakeable (and not misplaced) sense of hope. The single goal victory at Bolton was decent, but beating a West Brom side with automatic promotion hopes was authentically impressive. And not just for […]

PODCAST: Concede late, score early

Here we are again. A quite upbeat podcast by usual standards… * Promise at Bristol * A result at Bolton * League table analysis * Trust barred from supporters’ meeting * Déjà-vu at Ferriby * Chelsea and Manchester United win a decade ago

Things We Think We Think #314

1. A week that began with City in the bottom three ended with City still in the bottom three — yet, courtesy of the victory at Bolton, feels a little less hopeless than before. What a pity our brace of away fixtures began with defeat at Bristol City, with a second successive 93rd minute concession […]

REPORT: Bolton 0 City 1

Even while you’re lying in the gutter, cast your eyes upwards, yearn for the stars. Sound advice, if slightly touchy-feely American kitsch. What would be in those stars for the optimistic Hull City fan, if any such creature exists as the clocks go back in October 2018? The disappearance of the Allams from our club […]

PODCAST: But really, those substitutions…

On a bright and breezy, positive and sanguine podcast, we have:- * None of the above characteristics * A chat about the Preston game * Those substitutions * Away games at Bristol and Bolton * Wins over Wests Ham United and Bromwich Albion in 08/09 Here y’are…

Things We Think We Think #313

1. City are back after the blissful hiatus for an international break (remember when we used to curse these?), and nothing much has really changed. The draw against Preston just wasn’t a good enough result for a side in our desperate predicament, and showed quite perfectly why we look like a side heading for relegation. […]

Things We Think We Think #312

1. It’s been a week of contrasting emotions. The glimmer of hope presented by a doughty draw with Middlesbrough was extinguished in defeat to Leeds, a match that started well but ended pretty pathetically, with City completely unable to lay a glove on their opponents despite trailing only by one. 2. Nigel Adkins’ view of […]