Entries by Matt

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

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 […]