Officer Crabtree wrote:Port Vale 3 Hull City 2 when we were promoted from League 1.
An exhilarating game, Barmby's first City goal, a last-minute equaliser for City who had battered Port Vale all game (only for Vale to score a stupid goal immediately afterwards, signs that we were going to have a good season, and a large, vociferous City following in a pretty good lower-league ground. This was also Junior Lewis's finest 90 minutes in a Hull City shirt.
The best thing about that game was immediately after the game in the car park, when a rotund Valester declared "you're in with the big boys now!" Stupid cunt.
I quite enjoyed the 3-0 defeat away at Preston a couple of seasons ago on a Tuesday night, but only for the 15 minute long "Peter Taylor's black and amber army" from the away support on concession of the third goal.
As an aside, by favourite non-victory city game was the 3-3 draw at Rushden. I'll always hate Ryan Williams for missing that sitter right at then end of the game. Cunt.