Entries by Amber Nectar

A tribute to Nick Barmby: The player

This article charts the storied career of Sir Nicholas Barmby of England, be warned that it’s suitably long… I hate Nick Barmby. It’s 1986, and I’m stood on a rain-soaked playing field round the back of Hall Road school. Hull City Boys’ final trials are taking place, and I’m a hopeful right-winger, knowing that I’m […]

Things We Think We Think #30

1. Middlesbrough and Burnley represented a brace of disappointing results yet solid performances. Hearing opposition managers whose outplayed sides have just beaten us offer praise is going to wear thin sooner or later, however. 2. Sadly, Derby was a much poorer outing. The Tigers looked tired and in need of a few fresh legs in […]

Things We Think We Think: #29

1: Fourth at Christmas. We can cope with that. 2: A mixed response to one Amber Nectar author’s view that Brian Horton would be a suitable assistant manager to Nick Barmby, which is fair enough. However, as Barmby gets ever nearer to ditching the caretaking caveat and becoming the bonafide boss, the issue of an […]

Things We Think We Think: #28

1: With only Middlesbrough matching the Tigers for victory among the top six at the weekend, and with the two teams at the top both undergoing a little pre-festive wobble, it’s not unrealistic to believe that City could be in an automatic promotion place sooner rather than later if our own form, verve and confidence […]

Things We Think We Think: #27

1: Well, that felt good on Saturday. Before the game, We anticipated an afternoon of low wit on the terraces, but “We’re not boring anymore” was very good. Time to put the Pearson vitriol to bed now though. 2: Southampton are by far the best team we’ve faced this season and are top of the […]

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 […]