colin Posted February 3, 2010 Share Posted February 3, 2010 THE HULL CITY FC DIARY (with interludes) 28th November 2009 Manchester City v Hull & here’s Jimmy-Bullard’s taking-the-mick celebration in retaliation for the public dressing-down handed out by Phil Brown last season when they were 4-0 down at half time. Today was a 1-1 draw. here 13th December Our 0-0 draw at the KC Stadium. That was a snore-fest wasn’t it? 19th December Hull lose 3-0 at Ashburton Grove. Against Arsenals’ under 18’s. AW does “win things with kids.” Hull is a shortened version of its real name, Kingston Upon Hull. It was never integrated into the national telephone network and as a result had its own phone system owned by the Council and had cream coloured public phone boxes, as opposed to the rest of the country’s red ones. The council sold the phone system to Kingston Communications a few years ago and some of the money was used to fund the construction of the KC stadium which the football club share with the league egg-chuckers 21st December Hull City’s manager Phil Brown‘s chemistry teacher was Brendan Foster. He(Phil Brown, not Brendan Foster) worked as Sam’s assistant at both Blackpool and Bolton. 5 years was all it took for Hull City to climb from the bottom rung of English football to the top tier. The Tigers' 104-year wait to reach the top flight ended on 24th May 2008 with a win against Bristol City in the play-off final. Hull won 1–0. Adding to the romance was the identity of the goal scorer: 39-year-old Dean Windass, a Hull-born cult hero who once made a living packing frozen peas.” Watch the ex-pea packer do the job here. In Tugay-style. How about that! Hull's rise from the fourth tier to the first is not, however, the quickest on record, with Swansea (1977-81) and Wimbledon (1982-86) sharing that particular distinction. “ You can read all about Hull AFC’s history here Our very own “Mr Pointy” spent a year at Hull in 2004-2005 where he scored a goal. The wikipedia contributor wrote “Keith is also a player known for his awareness and calmness when being on the ball, and shouting out vital instructions for both his club and country.” Sense-of-humour credit to that contributor. 26th December Hull 1 Manchester United 3. Rooney lived up to his expectations. Mr Potato-Head played a blinder . 29th December A good away point for The Tigers, 2-2 as the Trotters fans booed their team off the field at The Breezeblock. Stephen Hunt scored in the 71st & 78th minutes. That evening Bolton “parted company” with Megson. Much to the joy of many of the Bolton fans. 2nd January 2010 - FA Cup At the same time as we died against Villa, Hull did a lot worse. At Wigan. 0-1 up at half time they put on their comfy-socks and they lost 4-1. Attendance -5335. We think we’ve got problems. Phil Brown was a guest DJ on Radio Humberside that evening and started off by playing London 0 - 4 Hull The Housemartins:Here's a clip for “Happy Hour” from the Hull-based pop funsters from 1986. Weird Uncle Colin does this kind of dancing at parties That’s Norman Cook in there. Paul Heaton went on to make £lots with The Beautiful South In 2003 “The Idler” magazine ran a poll to find Britain’s “Crap Towns.” Hull came top. You’ll need to scroll down a bit.her Goodness, here’s a surprise - Burnley! Scroll down some more “The Stoops Estate – I once waited for a bus coming out of Stoops: it came past at 60mph, on fire. Then a car down the road exploded. I decided to walk“. - brilliant! Blackburn isn’t in there, so it must be a really great place. 16th January 0-0. Nicky Barmby got booked after 28 minutes for time-wasting. Pretty much indicative of how Hull set out. But it was keeper Boaz Myhill who kept them in the game with a series of brilliant saves. A cheesed-off Spurs fan commentated on football365.com “I was actually at the game, & saw one of the most turgid 90 minutes of 'football' I've ever had the misfortune to endure. Strangely, the Match of the Day production team chose not to show you highlights of Hull's heroic 'football' players rolling around on the floor for five minutes before getting up totally uninjured and jogging to the side of the pitch for a breather.”Hull did that strange thing of not playing in their first kit, opting to don a light blue ensemble. They looked enchanting. Hull East has John Prescott as its MP. the famous egg-chuck and what looks like a pretty good left jab from Prescott.23rd January A quick location reversal from 26th December and Hull travelled to The Theatre Of Merchandising where Mr Potato Head scored all 4. Hull are now in 18th place with a -26 goal difference. The worst in the league 30th January 2-2 at the KC v Wolves. Stephen Hunt scored a penalty for Hull, he was a target for Mick McCarthy, the Wolves manager. Mick on Hunt: "Personally I think he's a little shirt, scoring the penalty the way he did. I have never confirmed or denied any bids for him. Me and you can dance around our handbags all night long but I'm not going to talk about it." Bless you Mick, and your broad Barnsley accent and your big bendy nose. Mick Ronson from David Bowies “Spiders From Mars” combo way back in 1974 was from Hull. he is in his best plank-slapping, stack-heeled glory. Mind you, I bet he never went back to his Mum’s house in Hull dressed like this.2nd February Hull 1 - 1 Chelsea I bet few people expected that result. By all accounts Hull played well, and deserved the point. 6th February Hull at home to Manchester City…………………………. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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