Those We Have Lost: Boothferry Park, Hull City

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    My mam and her friends used to go regularly in the 1940s and 50s, if anyone thinks women at football is a modern phenomenon. I went as a child in the 80’s, the atmosphere was so vile I never went back, went to rugby instead. I’ve been to a few games at the KC, the atmosphere was as poor as the football. Still prefer rugby.

  2. gotta agree with you on that City vs Scarborough game
    In all the years ive followed City , this one game is the standout memory as far as matches are concerned (Wembley was a blur).

    Stange that i had so many great times at BP i dont really miss anything about it , bar the playing surface .

  3. I’m Ri of changerules.net, a site on radicalizing football rules, and I’m new here. I got directed here through The Guardian’s post about best football blogs. I must say that paying some sort of tribute to heritage is something unlikely found in the world of football. So yeah, this blog post got me impressed.

  4. Tim Arundell says:

    Fantastic eulogy on BP. I’m in total agreement. I first went in 1967 and was hooked. Before that I used to play footy with my mates on Costello playing fields, listening to the Boothferry Park Roar and imgining being there. You are right it was a journey from one low to another, with the odd interuption of a promotion, but loved every minute of it. Remembering the good old days and knowing that they’d never come back. I genuinely thought I’d go to my grave without seeing City in the top flight, like the old man. I now believe we can go back there.Where we truly belong.

  5. Jimi Arundell says:

    My Uncle Tim (just posted above, I think) and my Uncle Chris used to take me every Saturday. I think week on week of taking a knock taught me a few things about life.
    Only been to KC a few times and it always seemed a bit too family friendly for me. Not enough of the good old shouting and bumping into people for a quick chat.
    Still can’t believe its less than rubble now n

  6. carl hughes says:

    I live on the old boothferry park ground now.it’s a new housing estate but sure I can still hear people shouting fish out in the early morning.

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