Entries by Matt

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

FAMOUS FIVE: Players for City and QPR

There has never been much love in recent times between QPR and Hull City. Think the kneecapping of Mark Lynch, McGregor’s penalty save, punishing the timewasters of 2007, John Gregory scampering down the touchline like a six year old, the Snodgrass knee injury, Taarabt’s tantrum, Myhill’s red card, Charlie Austin’s ill-advised chutzpah, the premature pitch […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Big gaps between spells

If Fraizer Campbell plays for Hull City in August, it will represent a gap of nine years and nine months since he last pulled on City colours. Who else has featured for us in two spells with a yawning passage of time in between? 1: Dean Windass, 11 years 1 month The most famous comeback […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Damien Delaney

Ah, Damien Delaney. Not many players go unappreciated quite like he does. It happened during most of his long Hull City career, which racked up 224 league appearances in three divisions and yet saw him leave in January 2008 for big money with little more than a casual wave. Yet once Peter Taylor realised that […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Victories from a man down

We’re a bit late with this, but after City got over Oumar Niasse’s recent (unjust) red card by winning the match, we look back at five other occasions City have gone on to win or clinch all the points while a man down… 1: Chesterfield, 2004/05 This was especially impressive, as Chesterfield (or Cheatersfield, as […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Successful City loanees

To prove we’re not just sneery, negative misanthropes when it comes to professional footballers, we’re following up our Failed Loanees piece with one that celebrates five temporary acquisitions who proved nothing but a success for City. We sought the opinions of 12 other City fans of our acquaintance before picking, mainly at random, five from […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Failed City loanees

Mark Noble is apparently the answer to all of England’s midfield problems, if you believe the improbable number of supporters he has in the media. However, we remember him as a bored, slow, entirely unmotivated midfielder during a wretched loan spell with the Tigers more than a decade ago. Whatever (little) he has achieved as […]

FAMOUS FIVE: Quirky goalscoring achievements

So, Sam Clucas has scored in six straight seasons in six different divisions, climbing a division each time. It’s a brilliantly geeky footballing feat, as well as a fine tribute to the persistence of a stellar player to make it as a top professional, and we should be proud of him even if we only […]