Posts Tagged "Hull City"

The Petulant Outbursts Of Assem Allam

The Petulant Outbursts Of Assem Allam

By on Jan 15, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

There’s nothing like a bit of blackmail to liven up English football in a quiet news week (and, alas, FA Cup third round replay week is such a week). Good job, then, that Hull CITY owner Assem Allam isn’t resorting to blackmail in order to force English football’s governing body (the Football Association, in case you didn’t recognise them from the description) to...

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There Are No Prizes: The 200% End Of 2013 Awards

There Are No Prizes: The 200% End Of 2013 Awards

By on Dec 31, 2013 in Latest | 3 comments

It’s the time of year when handing out awards for things that have happened to people and organisations over the previous twelve months or so comes into vogue, and even though the football season somewhat inconveniently doesn’t pay too much attention to the machinations of the Gregorian calendar, we’re going to give it a go anyway. (For those of...

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On Coventry City, Cardiff City & Hull City’s Winter Of Discontent

On Coventry City, Cardiff City & Hull City’s Winter Of Discontent

By on Dec 23, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

There are three football clubs at which the Christmas period may well prove to be a period of reflection. The circumstances that have engulfed these three clubs over the last few weeks and months have come to act as something of a barometer for the state of professional football in this country at the moment. None of them are sufficiently insignificant as clubs to...

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Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

There’s an attempt at a coup d’etat going on in football in this country at the moment, and it feels as if point is rapidly approaching at which supporters of all hues will draw a line in the sand and say “enough.” Indeed, that point may already have been reached this week with the confirmation that, having originally promised that there...

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Dr Assem Allam Writes His Own Legacy At Hull City

Dr Assem Allam Writes His Own Legacy At Hull City

By on Dec 1, 2013 in Latest | 1 comment

Dr Assem Allam is not a young man. At seventy-four years old, we might have expected him to start taking things a little easier at his time of life, to spend a little more time with the Daily Telegraph’s cryptic crossword, tending to his garden and feeding the birds in the park, but one of the more unfortunate traits of the sort of capitalist baron of which...

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