Entries by Matt

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 […]

FAMOUS FIVE: The last five 5-0 defeats

Friday night’s debacle at Derby was the 22nd 5-0 defeat in league football suffered by City. As we can’t resist a spot of black humour, let’s look at numbers 21 down to 17… 1: Wigan Athletic (h) 2008/09 Ooorgh, bit too fresh in the memory, this. Afterwards it was cast by the ever-reserved tabloid media […]

PODCAST: Two defeats amid takeover rumours…

A difficult week for City, and difficult weeks are meat and drink to podcasts. We could have gone on forever about the performances on the pitch and the sagas off it. But we stuck (roughly) to our planned duration and had Hull City Supporters Trust chair Geoff Bielby on to join in. And…click. https://soundcloud.com/amber_nectar/podcast-149-two-defeats-takeover-rumours-and-coventry-ten-years-ago