Entries by Les

All the better for snowing

Snowflakes! No, we’ve not gone all alt-right and taken to denigrating Millennials, we’re talking about actual snowflakes. Right now 24 hour rolling news channels will be losing their shit, ‘SNOW BLASTED BRITAIN IN TRAVEL CHAOS’ across the bottom of the screen ticker as a blonde in a Berghaus fleece stands outside in Dundee for no […]

Available soon: The ‘Deano’ bobble, by Football Bobbles.

Our friends at Football Bobbles, purveyors of fine headwear based on (amongst other things) football kits of historic note, have made the logical step of basing a bobble hat on a shirt that is simultaneously the greatest and the worst ever conceived. Named in honour of (who else?) Dean Windass, ‘The Deano’ riffs on City’s 1992/93 […]

FAMOUS FIVE: City third kits

City’s 2015/16 third kit makes a belated debut at Bristol City on Saturday, so we thought we’d take a look at five other third kits worn by the Tigers over the years… 1: 1971/72 We tend to think of third kits as a relatively modern innovation, a Premier League-era method of generating extra revenue from shirt […]

The Soul of Hull City #15: Hednesford cup defeat

HEDNESFORD CUP DEFEAT Depths of despair The 1990s was a long procession of debasement and debilitation for those of a Tiger persuasion. Humiliations jostle with one another for supremacy in our scarred memories, with no clear winner, no definitive top ten possible, just an unending slurry of dismay. However, while we may never be able […]

Music Giveaway – Everliving by Steve Cobby

Tuesday mornings are normally when we upload the weekly sonic assault that is the Amber Nectar Podcast, but that’s on close season hiatus until August, so we’re going to offer you the chance to listen to something far more beautiful than Matt’s dulcet tones… Prolific local musician and City fan Steve Cobby a.k.a. The Solid […]

Match Report : City 0 Manchester United 0

Hope. People deal with it in different ways. Some embrace it, hoping for better things, whereas some fear it, knowing that hopes can be cruelly dashed. Our hopes for the last game of 2014/15 were, in truth, always slim. City needed to beat Manchester United for the first time in the Premier League, a tall […]

Match Report – City 0 Burnley 1

We filed into the KC Stadium nervous, ahead of a key fixture in the relegation battle. We left the KC Stadium angry, after witnessing what was tantamount to a relegation surrender. Some people will shake their heads and wonder how a side that has taken four points from Liverpool and drawn at Arsenal and Manchester […]

MATCH REPORT : Hull City AFC 1 Sunderland 1

The significance of this home draw against a relegation rival is not immediately apparent, we can but speculate upon how this game will be viewed when we review City’s full body of work at the close of 2014/15. Steve Bruce sees it (publically at least) as a point gained, and opined that it might just […]

MATCH REPORT – Hull City AFC 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

Robert Carlysle, the Scottish essayist, once noted that “the first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.” Both sets of fans were forced to contemplate their respective sides’ inability to conquer fear of defeat as they filed out of the KC Stadium on Saturday, […]

Pivo, Policia and THAT Penalty: A City in Europe travelogue

The game itself might have been a damp squib, but the event of City’s first competitive European tie was a momentous occasion indeed. Amber Nectar travelled to Slovakia to see The Tigers take on AS Trenčín in Žilina. Instead of a match report, here’s a travelogue piece of our beer drenched experience. Self indulgent? Yeah, probs.