Entries by Andy

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 […]

SLUTSKY LEAVES CITY

With unhappy inevitability, City have this evening parted company with Leonid Slutsky. It’s been a rotten season so far, with City in serious relegation trouble after just four wins from 20 league games. Appointed less than six months ago, he arrived in East Yorkshire after intensively learning English and moving to the UK following a […]

Revealed: City’s 2017/18 attendances

City’s attendances this season have been much discussed. The official average stands at 15,739, which is the lowest since 2002/3 — when the Tigers were in the bottom division. But are fifteen thousand people really turning up to watch City every week? With the Upper West Stand closed, we’re instantly losing around 5,000 from a […]

REPORT: Doncaster 2-0 City

Any walker will tell you that even the wintriest and most fleeting shaft of sunshine can briefly illuminate the bleakest of landscapes. It needn’t last long, and it may change very little; but you savour it nonetheless. Savour this League Cup defeat at Doncaster, my friends. Marvel at our 2-0 loss to a side we […]