Match Of The Past: Hull City

1 By Ian  |   The Ball  |   September 20, 2012  |     9

This evening, in this series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship, we turn our attention Hull City, and five matches from five decades coupled with a news report from one of the clubs darkest hours. First up is an FA Cup Fifth Round match against Tottenham Hotspur from the 1953/54 season at a packed Boothferry Park. Our next two matches come from the clubs twelve year spell in the Second Division, which lasted from the mid-1960s until the late 1970s. The first of these two is from from the 1968/69 season, and it sees Hull travel across Yorkshire to play Huddersfield Town at Leeds Road. For those of you wondering who the commentator with the slight accent is, it’s the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and Northern Ireland international, Danny Blanchflower. The second of these, meanwhile, is a home match from the 1971/72 season against Fulham.

We then skip to the 1982/83 season, which ended with the club getting promoted from the Fourth Division, for a home league match against Port Vale, before we finish off the matches with a home match against Blackburn Rovers from the 1990/91 season. Finally, however, is a reminder of one of the lowest ebbs in the clubs history, with a news report of the clubs entry into administrative receivership during the 1981/82 season which features an interview with club legend Raich Carter and offers a window into the world of the rash of insolvencies that blighted English football in the early to mid 1980s. Our thanks – as well as the thanks of all Hull City supporters – go to YouTube user TigerTubeAmberNectar for collating these.

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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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