Entries by Amber Nectar

Things We Think We Think #26

1. The reaction to the Burnley defeat remains, two days on, primarily one of shock. What little recriminations there have been have centred on a poor substitution made at the wrong time; most are just accepting that every now and then inexplicable things like that just happen in football. 2. While the 15 minutes of […]

Things We Think We Think #25

1. As much as our managerial alteration was untimely and potentially disruptive, in the short term at least the appointment of Hull’s greatest footballing son to the top job looks like a masterstroke. One game makes no season of course, but just to have Nick Barmby re-iterating the importance of club and team to a […]

Things We Think We Think #24

1. So Nigel Pearson is gone. That fills us with sadness rather than a sense of outrage, as he was doing a sterling job of rebuilding the team. He had (with help) removed disinterested mercenaries and packed the squad with hungry, motivated and talented players who it seemed would run through a brick wall if […]

COMPETITION: Win a Savile Rogue cashmere football scarf in Tigers colours

We have teamed up with Savile Rogue to give you the chance to win one of the world’s finest cashmere football scarves in City colours Savile Rogue scarves give a nod to football terraces of yesteryear, shunning in-your-face logos and cheap nylon in favour of a traditional bar design and the comfort, quality and warmth of top grade wool It’s the sort of scarf you would […]

Things We Think We Think #23

1. On the day of the Barnsley match last week, the Hull Daily Mail credulously carried an article with the usual scaremongering by Humberside Police, quoting Chief Inspector Andy Oliver as saying “The match will be an all-ticket game due to an anticipated increased demand – no supporters should travel to the game without a […]

Things We Think We Think #22

1. Forest on Saturday was just about the textbook away performance. Soak up some early pressure, frustrate the home side, ruthlessly capitalise on an opportunity to score and close the game out. It wasn’t as pretty as some of the stuff City have played lately, but you don’t gets points for artistic merit in the […]

Things We Think We Think #21

1. City played better against Brighton than Watford, yet drew the former and won the latter. Four points from the two games is probably therefore fair. 2. Pinching a last-minute winner bodes well for the future. City’s young team will remember that moment for the rest of the season and will always feel itself capable […]

Things We Think We Think #20

1. The draw at Brighton was, seemingly by common consent, the best 0-0 draw we’ve seen in recent years. At full-time the players came over almost sheepishly at failing to win the game; hopefully the hearty roars of approval they were greeted with will remind them that all is currently very well between team and […]

Things We Think We Think #19

1. Given the usual post award slump, Nigel Pearson not being declared manager of the month is a good thing, especially if you’re of a superstitious bent. Still, it is good to see our manager’s efforts recognised with a nomination, and it is a shame that some of our own supporters don’t see his worth, […]

Things We Think We Think #18

1. City can win this division. Absolutely no question. 2. One feels slightly unclean at the prospect of singing a song for Adriano Basso that should be the exclusive property of the iconic Boaz Myhill, and therefore has yet to join in. Still, it’s nice to see our new keeper being well appreciated. 3. The […]