Entries by Matt

MATCH REPORT – City 1 Tottenham 5

Men against boys. And while it is both correct and easy to point out the excellence that is clearly present in the Tottenham Hotspur ranks these days, this was as witless and as frightening a Tigers display as we’ve seen in many a year. Phil Brown talks about gameplans a lot, and presumably the system […]

NEWS – Ashbee out for nine months

Hull City skipper Ian Ashbee has been ruled out of action until the spring after suffering an unspecified ‘setback’ in his recovery from a knee injury. Ashbee damaged his anterior ligament in the opening minutes of City’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa towards the end of last season but had hoped to be back before […]

City delight and disappoint in the Masters

A team of Hull City alumni exited their first ever Masters tournament at the Sheffield Arena after one draw and one defeat from their brace of games. Barnsley’s team of rotund veterans beat the ex-Tigers 2-1, then Leeds United twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw and go through on goals scored. Duane […]

MATCH REPORT – Aston Villa 1 City 0

The Premier League — Monday 4th May 2009 Hull City’s inaugural season in the Premier League seems to have transmogrified into a mini-series. Irrespective of whether we end up sinking or afloat, we are playing game after game which sums us up as a whole. Good attitude, good endeavour, low quality, inevitable defeat.

MATCH REPORT – Wigan 1 City 0

The Premier League — Sunday 22nd March 2009 It’s galling to lose when playing poorly; galling also to lose a game which was deeply uninspiring to begin with; perhaps the biggest gall to come from defeat at Wigan Athletic is that even in the upward echelon of the Premier League, next to nobody from Wigan […]

MATCH REPORT – Arsenal 2 City 1

FA Cup Sixth Round — Tuesday 17th March 2009 Journeying through the northbound M1’s roadworks last night, I received a text message from one of Amber Nectar’s gruppenfuhrers (can we use that word now?) suggesting, without any sense of duress on his part (just an offer of burgling my house and snapping my shoulder blades […]

MATCH REPORT – City 2 Millwall 0

FA Cup Fourth Round — Saturday 24th January 2009 There was a football match played at the KC Stadium this weekend. It will be a pity if the actions of a couple of violent idiots overshadow the good work done by Hull City in achieving a fifth round place in the FA Cup for the […]

MATCH REPORT – Newcastle 0 City 1

FA Cup Third Round (replay) — Wednesday 14th January 2009 Newcastle United, Notts County, Chelsea (twice), Rotherham United, Chester City, Lincoln City, Wrexham, Crewe Alexandra, Hednesford Town, Aston Villa (twice), Kettering Town, Oldham Athletic, Macclesfield Town, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Middlesbrough and Plymouth Argyle. There are some right rum old names on that list — […]

MATCH REPORT – City 0 Aston Villa 1

The Premier League — Tuesday 30th December 2008 Five minutes remained and still the deadlock was unbroken. After two severe hammerings at the hands of Sunderland and Manchester City, the time had come to be pragmatic and play safe. So, off came the adventurous Nick Barmby and on was slung Bryan Hughes. Two minutes later, […]

MATCH REPORT – Stoke 1 City 1

The Premier League — Saturday 29th November 2008 Human nature presupposes that it’s impossible to feel sympathy for anyone associated with Stoke City, from their lamentable manager to their knuckledragging fans, taking in a fair few cumbersome players in the process (although we’ll let Leon Cort off). But, well, even the hardest of hearts can’t […]