Tag: Hull City

Hull City Are No Longer Being Rebranded By Stealth

This was, as we noted before when discussing this subject, supposed to be a time when the supporters of Hull City AFC were supposed to be getting excited at the prospect of a return to the Premier League, but any feelings of anticipation have, on the part of many, now been replaced by anger at the news that the club is actively seeking to rebrand itself as ‘Hull City Tigers’ for its first season back. When we first reported on this three weeks ago, it felt scarcely felt credible that the club would seem to alienate and anger its fan-base by seeking such a change on the sly whilst making ameliorating noises in the press about wishing to preserve the club’s history. There cannot have been a single person amongst the club’s senior management who wasn’t aware of how this tackiness was likely to be received by supporters of the club, yet they did anyway. The only reasonable conclusion that the muddied statements made by the club over the last few weeks and months were made with a degree of disingenuity. The club had the whole of the summer to make this decision. Why wait until little more than a week before the start of the season before formally announcing the decision? It has been reported that season tickets have already been returned by furious supporters. How many season...

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Match Of The Past: Hull City

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...

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