Tag: Hull City

Hull City & The Worst Promotion Ever 

There must have been times over the last few months or so when the supporters of Hull City have wondered why they even bother. Over the last couple of years, they have been booted from pillar to post by their club over the “Hull Tigers” fiasco, a sequence of events that demonstrated very clearly where their interests fell in the club’s list of priorities, but somehow, even in the midst of promotion back to the Premier League, the club has started to unravel in such a profound way that to merely read a newspaper article about the club feels...

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The Championship Play-Offs: Hull’s Fractured Relationships

There seems to be an inherent contradiction at the heart of the Football League Championship play-off final. In the hours and days building up to the match, commentators are very quick to tell us just how much a place in the Premier League will be worth to the winners. A combination of the continuing upward spike in the value of contract revenues and the apparently infinite capacity of broadcasters to over-hype whatever is put in front of them has ensured this, and there is an entertaining game to be had in guessing what the most outrageously over the top...

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Hull City: How To Lose Your Fans

These matters are usually relative, but on the sixth of February this year, the season was progressing reasonably healthily for Hull City. Sure enough, the owners were still sounding off about that whole “Tigers” thing – seldom elsewhere in recent years have the owners of a football club made its very nickname so unappetising to such a large proportion of its supporters – but Steve Bruce had just been awarded the Manager of the Month award for January and even a one-nil defeat couldn’t dislodge the team from the top of the Football League Championship table. Following relegation at...

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Video of the Day: Hull City vs Preston North End, September 1984

Staffordshire-born Brian Horton may never quite have scaled the heights of either fame or fortune as a player, but in almost six hundred appearances for Port Vale, Brighton & Hove Albion and Luton Town, he earned a reputation as a solid, dependable midfielder, and played not only in the Brighton team that was promoted to the First Division for the first time in the club’s history in 1979 but also in the Luton Town team that won were promoted to the top flight as champions of the Second Division four years later. Horton was appointed as the player-manager of...

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City Til They Die: Hull City AFC, It Shall Remain… For Now

On the surface, it feels as if it should be a definitive decision. Yesterday afternoon, the FA Membership Committee met, deliberated, and eventually agreed that Hull City AFC should not have its name changed to Hull Tigers on the whims of its owner, Dr Assem Allam, and that, we might presume, should be that. After all, this isn’t the first time that Allam has put his case before the governing body and failed to successfully make his case. However, while the decision reached by the Membership Committee yesterday can only be interpreted as another victory for those that have...

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