Entries by Andy

City draw Millwall in the Cup

The Football Association Challenge Cup has reached the stage where it incorporates City and other top-two-tier teams — but it doesn’t seem especially pleased to see us, vomiting an away tie at Millwall in our direction. As draws go, being obliged to travel to a club in the same division as you is decidedly uninspiring, […]

NOSTALGIA: ten years on from THAT win

How we’ve enjoyed the various reminisces today about what happened ten years ago: THAT win against Arsenal. Rather than attempt our own retrospective, here’s how we viewed the biggest shock in the history of the Premier League at the time, with the match report we wrote the following day. We’ve had worse days on the […]

NEWS: City draw Derby in League Cup

City’s dubious reward for overcoming Sheffield United on penalties two nights ago is a home fixture against Derby in the second round of the League Cup. The competition is no longer seeded at this stage, though still regionalised, and it’s fair to say that both clubs might have hoped for something a little more interesting […]

Happy Birthday Hull City AFC

On this day 114 years ago, the nascent East Riding of Yorkshire Football Association gathered in the Manchester Hotel on George Street in Hull city centre to discuss the creation of a new football team in Hull. The outcome was Hull City AFC, founded by Messrs Gilyott, Lilley, Crompton, Ramster, Andrews, Frost, Barraclough, Levitt, Bielby, […]

What price a City World Cup winner?

The greatest tournament on earth – no, not Super League – has kicked off, and it’s hard not to be impossibly excited. World Cups are evocative occasions, summoning up memories of competitions past and a time of your life long gone. You never forget your first World Cup. As a member of Club mid-30s, it’s […]

City draw Sheff Utd in League Cup

City have this morning been drawn away to Sheffield United in the first round of the 2018/19 League Cup. The draw was made in Ho Chi Minh City in order to capitalise upon the competition’s fanatical following in Southeast Asia, and this season’s incarnation sees City enter in the first round for the first time […]

Wembley Day, 10 years on

It’s ten years today since perhaps the greatest day in our entire history: the day that Hull City AFC, after 104 long years, were promoted to English football’s top flight for the first time. So much has changed since then, and the decade that followed even produced some occasions to almost match it. But not […]

Happy “No To Hull Tigers” Day

One of our favourite Hull City AFC anniversaries today: No To Hull Tigers Day. Four years to the day when the FA sided with Hull City fans and rejected Assem Allam’s halfwitted idea of changing the club’s name to “Hull Tigers” (it still sounds stupid when you say it out loud, doesn’t it?) He may […]

NEWS: City drawn away to Chelsea

City’s reward for Saturday’s hugely enjoyable victory over Nottingham Forest in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup is…Chelsea away. It’s a distinctly underwhelming tie, providing us with a trip to a ground we’ve visited a few times in recent years that’s a long way away and probably won’t end well. There’s an argument to […]