Entries by Matt

FAMOUS FIVE: January window departures

The current incarnation of Hull City is desperate for nourishment in this January transfer window, something that in times of feast rather than famine we have happily gorged upon since the restrictions were imposed on clubs outside the Premier League in 2005/06. But, of course, transfer windows are as much about acquiring good money for […]

FAMOUS FIVE: January window signings

Although the January transfer window is 15 years old this month, that’s only in the Premier League. Mere mortals who existed outside the elite in 2003 managed to struggle on for another three years before the restrictions on when to buy and sell players was extended to further down the football pyramid, and as such, […]

REPORT: City 2 Fulham 2

“Urgent — order some updated headed notepaper. Stuff trifling matters like festive bin collections or pothole repairs. The stationery is out of date! And while we’re at it, those auto-responses on email need updating too. Three letters need adding. An important three letters! “And once you’ve done it, you ought to write on my behalf […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Players for City and Leeds

A sizeable number of ex-City footballers down the years have been less than choosy regarding the company they keep when making other career decisions, hence why they have ended up at Leeds United. Still, the usual interest in the trip to Elland Road on Saturday cajoles us into reminding you of some of them. You’ll […]

FAMOUS FIVE: City in the FA Cup first round

City may not be in the FA Cup first round, but most of us can remember a time when we were always in it — and more pertinently, seldom got any further. As this weekend heralds media over-use of the word ‘proper’, we though we’d have a proper (ahem) hark back to days when City […]

NEWS: Les Mutrie dies, aged 66

Former City striker Les Mutrie has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer. Mutrie played professional football for Carlisle United briefly at the age of 26 but otherwise was a non-league centre forward in his native north east throughout the 70s, playing for Gateshead and most famously, Blyth Spartans, for […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Players for City and Reading

There are currently four ex-City players in the Reading squad, so it feels as opportune a moment as any to remind ourselves of a random quintet of other players who featured for both the Tigers and the Royals… 1: Stephen Hunt Probably Reading’s most notorious player of the modern era simply for one challenge on […]

REPORT: City 1 Sunderland 1

If ever you want to know what makes a touchline different from a goal line, or what materials football pitches have to be made of, then read Law 1 of the rules of association football. It’s not racy, nor is it unputdownable, and there are nopictures, but it’s handy. Especially if you’ve just watched a […]