Entries by Amber Nectar


That’s it, we are no more. Have this final podcast on us, about everything that has happened since Amber Nectar began in 1998. We’ve had a good ride, and on this final occasion a good reminisce, and now we’re closing the door for the final time. Thank you to all who appeared on the podcast, […]

PODCAST: “Windmilling my compact todger…”

A final podcast to look at 2018/19 (we’ll do another one at the end of this week to say farewell…) and it includes… * The closing game against Bristol City * Farewell moments for Campbell and Grosicki * Adkins’ status * “Do A Deano” * Staying up a decade ago after games against Bolton and […]

Calling Time: Don’t Look Back In Amber (Nectar)

7749 days 21 years 2 home grounds 6 owners 10 managers 4 Head Coaches 1 Temporary Football Management Consultant 4 divisions 5 promotions 3 relegations 2 Cup semis and a final 4 trips to Wembley 109 different opponents 6 overseas trips 1 forum members’ wedding 3 (at least) funerals 2 lodgings at Her Majesty’s Pleasure 1 […]

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, […]

REPORT: Swansea 2 City 2

In days of Tiger Chat yore, I would imagine that the assignation of ‘The Swansea Report’ was not one fought over by your intrepid team of match reporters. Times have changed from those Vetch ventures of violence and vitriol and as a soon-to-have-too-much-time-on-his-hands Lancashire bloke respectfully pointed out prior to proceedings, “they even let girls […]

Things We Think We Think #333

1. Four-fifths of the way through the 2-2 draw at Swansea, the most popular refrain among frustrated City fans was surely “on the beach”. City were labouring their way to a routine loss in South Wales — not an uncommon experience for those of a certain age — while the home side were enjoying a […]

PODCAST: Dedicated to Peter Skipper

The latest Amber Nectar podcast does talk about City’s recent disappointments against West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United, but we dedicate it in its entirety to Peter Skipper, and devote the first section of it to his memory. Skipper, a Hull boy who signed from local football as a teenager, died suddenly over the weekend […]

REPORT: City 0 Sheffield United 3

For some City fans today’s penultimate home game of the season was a stark choice in terms of who they would rather go up automatically: Leeds or Sheffield United. A punch in the face or a kick in the balls. But for most fans today was primarily about City and how they would perform with […]

REPORT: City 2-1 Wigan

After shaking hands with their opponents, the victorious players trudged off the muddy field at Post Office Road and went into the stand to collect the U18 Northern Schools Rugby League Cup. After mauling St Johns Rigby, Hull’s Wilberforce 6th Form College sat proudly on top of the RL U18 pyramid in 1992 proving for […]