26 April

 

 

THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE IS COMING!

 

 

1-3 May 2015

 

Excitement is building for next weekend as the Tour de Yorkshire passes through East Yorkshire during the 174km long Stage 2 on Saturday 2 May.

 

 

For full details of the race check out the official website at

 

letour.yorkshire.com

 

 

 

You can also follow the Tour de Yorkshire on social media

 

@letouryorkshire

 

facebook.com/letouryorkshire

 

 

 

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE FLY THROUGH VIDEO

 

 

The Hull Daily Mail website also features an article on some of the places you might like to stop and cheer on the riders along the route, as well as details of all road closures on Saturday 2 May. Have a look and see where you fancy taking in the race....

 

 

 

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - HULL DAILY MAIL

24 April

 

 

VIEW FROM THE TRAPDOOR PART ONE

 

www.matchpint.co.uk

 

 

Check out this article we contributed to on the Match Pint website featuring Hull City and Sunderland - undoubtedly both in danger at the wrong end of the table.

 

 

 

http://www.matchpint.co.uk/mobile/sports-blog/about-the-view-from-the-trapdoor-part-one-917

 

 

23 April

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

It’s judgement day in rugby union as both Hull teams discover their fate. After 2,320 minutes of a gruelling season, Ionians are one win away from being crowned National Two North champions for the second time in three years. All they have to do is go to Caldy and win. Easier said than done, but Ionians are in pole position and deserve to finish top of the table ahead of Ampthill who to their credit have pushed Alex Crockett’s side all the way. While Ionians are trying their best to get out of the division, Hull RUFC are doing their utmost to stay in it. Occupying the final relegation place, there are so many permutations surrounding Hull’s final game at home to Preston Grasshoppers who are hoping to hop over them in the table. Hull need to earn a bonus point win while preventing Preston from earning a bonus point of their own. Complicated? Yes. Achievable? Yes. Gary Pearce admits avoiding relegation will be right up there with winning the title with Ionians.

 

It may not be judgement day yet for Hull City, but it’s getting pretty damn close to it. Without a win since the 2-1 victory over QPR back on 21 February, City are sitting on the precipice of relegation. They are only outside the bottom three by virtue of goal difference and they could find themselves bottom of the table if they fail to get anything from their trip to Crystal Palace. Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City have reaped the rewards of going into games with a ‘go for it’ attitude which is something City fans would love to see from their players. With a very testing finale coming up with games against Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, bringing home points from Selhurst Park is essential.

 

North Ferriby bring the curtain down on their season with a home game against Bradford Park Avenue. The FA Trophy winners ended a run of five games without a win by beating Guiseley 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Villagers can finish ninth with a win and make their summer break all the more enjoyable. Meanwhile, a search for new owners continues after the club was put up for sale last week, just 19 days after the greatest day in their history.

 

In Super League, Hull KR face a tricky trip to Catalans Dragons knowing defeat will see the French side leap-frog KR, pardon the pun. New signing Dane Tilse will make his debut after arriving a week after playing his final game for Canberra last week, helping the Raiders come from

22-0 down to beat Wests Tigers 30-22. Tilse will be needed to contain a physical Catalans pack that love to battle a team into submission. Rovers have already beaten Catalans this season but repeating that 50-20 win won’t be easy. Hull FC face a team they have already beaten this season. On the opening day, FC went to Huddersfield and won 19-0. Keeping the Giants scoreless won’t be as easy, especially with so much talent in the Huddersfield squad, that includes Jordan Cox, on loan from Rovers.

 

Yorkshire, with Steve Patterson leading the way with wickets and Will Rhodes opening the batting, play their first home game of the season. Headingley will expect a win against Warwickshire when the championship match gets underway on Sunday. Yorkshire remain unbeaten after their draw at Trent Bridge against Nottinghamshire. Rhodes scored 41 in the first innings while Patterson took match figures of four for 110. It may be early in the season, but it looks clear that Hull will play a big part in the Yorkshire title defence this season.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

 

Charlie Mullan

 

Hull KR new boy Dane Tilse
23 April
 
 
PALACE v CITY PREVIEW WITH THE EAGLES BEAK
 
 
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Selhurst Park, we caught up with Jay from Crystal Palace fan site 'The Eagles Beak'. Here are his thoughts ahead of a crucial game for City...

 

 

 How do you see the current relegation battle in the PL and do you give Hull City fans any hope?

 

It is getting closer as the weeks pass and can really see it going to the wire with the way that the fixtures pan out. The key I think is hitting form at just the right time although the fixtures have to be favorable. I do give
Hull a chance, for sure. You are in a better position that the likes of Burnley, QPR and Leicester but there is plenty of football left to play. The only problem is the run in. After you travel to Selhurst you have five games
left to play, four at home so the fans have to be that extra man. It will be a big ask having to face the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United which means that the Burnley game is absolutely massive.
Getting a win in that game with two more to play could be pivotal.

 

Many Hull City fans will see the Crystal Palace game as a 'must win' or 'must not lose' fixture. After the recent great run then defeat to West Brom, any signs of complacency in the Palace ranks?

 

The home loss to Pulis and his West Brom side was very frustrating indeed. A couple of lapses in concentration was the difference and put us on the back foot. Unfortunately for Hull, I really expect Palace to show a reaction to that against you. I'm not saying it will be easy but it will be a tougher proposition now than if we had beaten the Baggies.


 

So what is the key to Pardew's success? Amazing how he was treated at Newcastle and they have slumped since his departure.

 

I really think that Pardew has come back to Palace knowing that he is a bit of a cult hero. It is no secret that Newcastle fans were against him for large parts of this season. He has inherited a very good team in fairness
but he has come in and got us playing football. It is much more noticable in that we pass the ball around and possession stats have increased no end. A lot of the players appear to have more confidence on the ball rather than looking to get forward with it as quickly as possible. It has been very refreshing and while it did not particularly work against former boss Pulis last weekend, I see that as a mere blip in what has been an excellent second half of the season. Newcastle fans tell us only time will tell. Most will perhaps wonder if they should have actually got rid of Pardew or what appears a bigger problem in Mike Ashley.

 

Tell us a bit about your youth and academy structure. It's something many Hull City fans believe we need to improve significantly if we are to establish ourselves in the PL in the near future.

 

We have a lot of pride for our youth academy. It has produced plenty of players such as Nathaniel Clyne, Victor Moses and Wilfried Zaha. It says a lot about what it means when it was the one thing that was kept when the club was stripped bare when we went into administration in 2010. Thankfully, the outgoing chairman Simon Jordan would not allow it to be sold. The only down side though is that being in the Premier League, clubs like Palace are less likely to blood youth players in the first team. It is deemed a risk unless they have impressed out on loan with one or two clubs at Championship level. There just is not the true competition for the young players and I think that this is something that is a problem for a lot of Premier League clubs. I have recently spoken to a Chelsea fan about this very subject as they are more likely to spend a large transfer fee rather than blood one of their talented youngsters. If we were in the Championship I would say two or three would have broken through by now. The latest big thing is Sulley Kai Kai who is currently on loan at Cambridge. A real talent who scored against Newcastle in the League Cup. Look out for him.

 

Damian Delaney was a very popular player here in his early days. Bought by Peter Taylor from Leicester for only £50,000 in October 2002 he grew in confidence after a rough start and was Player of the Year in 2003/4 and won our Goal of the season the same year. He was the last player to score at our old ground Boothferry Park. Tell us a bit about his time at Palace?

 

Damo! Everybody loves Damo. He has been quite a story since he joined us. After his contract was cancelled by Ipswich Town he was heading onto the scrap heap. Or the MLS in America. But we picked him up and the rest is history. A real heart on the sleeve kind of player (not meant to be a pun as he has a heart tattoo on his arm)! Often leads by example and you only have to look at the image of him with Peter Ramage at Wembley after winning the play off final. The guy was in tears, it was a real roller coaster after his nightmare at Ipswich. It was a real moment that all Palace fans will recall. It showed just what it meant to a professional footballer which made him one of us. I am guilty of thinking that would have been the end of him, or at least, his first team appearances for the club in the top division. How wrong I was, he has not looked out of place in the Premier League, more so since Scott Dann joined us who is a real calming influence alongside him. In the absence of our captain Mile Jedinak he took the captains armband. For me, it was the perfect choice.

 

Any view on the Hull City name change saga?

 

It is all about money. There is a clear idea to make the club more recognisable but for me it is not something that will work in football. It works perfectly in US sports which I am a big fan of but football is not set up in the same way. There are so many differences it is untrue so if that is their model then it is completely wrong. There must be a clear aim at marketing the club overseas particularly in the US and Asia. I am all for change but for the right reasons and this would be a travesty if it was allowed to happen. I say that as I hear recently that the idea has not been completely shelved by the owners. Crystal Palace Eagles? South London Eagles? Selhurst Eagles? No thanks.

 

And finally, a score prediction for Saturday...

 

As I mentioned above, I really am expecting a reaction for this one so I cannot see anything other than a 2-1 win for Palace. It will be tight though and I am expecting a real battle as you will want the points more than us.
We know only too well how relegation threatened teams can fight for a result.

Those of you travelling, enjoy the trip down and the famous atmosphere in our small corner of London.

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL

 

4-6 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL

 

 

A first glimpse of what promises to be another great festival, headlined this year by the band Public Service Broadcasting

 

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL LINEUP - LATEST NEWS

 

HUMBER STREET SESH

 

1 AUGUST 2015

 

 

£5 wristbands for this year's Sesh are now on sale

 

 

Grab yours now from www.hullboxoffice.co.uk

 

or you can pay over the phone by calling 01482 221113

FRIDAY 24 APRIL

 

 

THE LAMMS - PLUS DJ

 

 

KARDOMAH 94

 

TICKETS £5

 

 

For full listings of all events coming up at Kardomah 94

click the poster to visit the website

17 April

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

 

Check out the latest edition of the Fans Forum for some lively discussion and debate on all things Hull City. Can we scramble out of trouble and stay in the Premier League?

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 17 APRIL

 

15 April

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Congratulations to Cottingham cricketer Will Rhodes on hitting the winning runs on his County Championship debut for Yorkshire at Worcestershire on Tuesday. The 20-year-old made up for his first innings duck to help the defending champions to a 10-wicket win at New Road, putting on an unbeaten partnership of 105 with captain Alex Lees. Hull-born Steve Patterson got his season off to a great start taking 5-11 as Worcestershire were dismissed for 100 in their second innings. Rhodes and Patterson will hope for similar success at Nottinghamshire on Sunday looking to make it two wins from two.

 

Hull City need a win of their own to stave away relegation to the Championship. Just one place above the drop zone with Burnley and QPR breathing down their neck two points behind the Tigers, it is certainly squeaky bum time for Steve Bruce and his players. Crystal Palace away is the latest hurdle City have to manoeuvre if they are to extend their current stay in the Premier League to a third season. Palace are safe thanks to the shrewd appointment of Alan Pardew who has turned the club’s fortunes around since arriving earlier in the season. QPR have no game this weekend while Burnley travel to Everton where a win and a City defeat will see Bruce’s side drop into the dreaded drop zone with their finals matches against Liverpool (h), Arsenal (h), Burnley (h), Tottenham (a) and Manchester United (h) to play.

 

Another side in need of a win to halt a four-game losing streak is North Ferriby United. After winning the FA Trophy so dramatically, the Villagers have not won since in Conference North. A 4-1 defeat at Barrow, saw the Cumbria side regain top spot from AFC Fylde. With three games to go and their place in the division already secured, manager Billy Heath wants his players to snap their losing streak so they have something positive to take into their third season in Conference North.

 

In rugby league, Super League takes a break for the fourth round of the Challenge Cup. Because Hull FC and Rovers finished outside last season’s top eight, they start their cup adventure a round earlier than the other Super League sides, meaning their scheduled matches against Wakefield and Salford respectively, will have to be rearranged later in the season. Hull travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield Eagles looking for their third successive win while Rovers need a win at Bradford Bulls to put last weekend’s disappointing 25-4 defeat at Castleford behind them.

 

In rugby union, Hull Ionians could be crowned champions and Hull RUFC relegated on Saturday. If Ionians, who have their destiny in their own hands, beat Huddersfield at Brantingham Park and Ampthill lose at home to Broadstreet, Alex Crockett’s side will be celebrating their second National Two North title in three seasons. Realistically, both Ionians and Ampthill should win taking the title chase to the final day. At the other end of the table, Hull RUFC desperately need a win to stay in the division. Their destiny is not in their own hands which leaves Gary Pearce’s side looking for help elsewhere. Even if they win both their final two matches at Birmingham & Solihull and at home to Preston Grasshoppers it might not be enough to avoid the drop to National Three.

 

Golfer Richard Finch tees it up for the first time in a couple of weeks in the Shenzhen International, desperate for some form. Only once this season in 24 rounds has he shot a round in the 60s which is why he hasn’t achieved higher than a top 60 finish.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport.

 

 

Charlie Mullan
 

SEASON TICKET PRICES SET TO GO UP....AGAIN

 

 

Another good article from the Hull City Supporters Trust. A lot of questions need answering by the club and let's hope the fans are properly informed ASAP.

 

 

 

HCST - HULL CITY SEASON TICKET PRICES ARTICLE

 

10 April

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

 

This week's edition of the Fans Forum is now available to download. Discussing all of the latest Hull City news, including a review of the Swansea performance, a look ahead to our trip to Southampton, our chances of beating the drop and the FSF's backing of the HCST request for clarity on the ASI situation.

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 10 APRIL

 

 

9 April

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Hull City go to Southampton knowing they need a win to help stave off relegation to the Championship. The Tigers are only two points clear in 17th place knowing they cannot afford many more slip ups. Last week’s 3-1 defeat at Swansea was compounded by David Meyler’s straight red card just as it looked as though City were getting back into the game. Saints will be every bit as tough as the Swans were and it’s getting to the stage where City have to stop relying on others to do them a favour and get a win themselves to ease their fears of the drop. City are capable of producing a big result and with big hitters Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham to play, City need a big result and fast.

 

Wembley winners North Ferriby United lost both their fixtures over Easter to kill their play-off hopes. Thankfully for the FA Trophy winners, they have enough points in the bag to secure their place in Conference North for a third successive season. Manager Billy Heath will use the final five fixtures to check out who deserves to stay at the club next season and who doesn’t. Some of the fringe players will be given a run of games to impress Heath who wants to end the season knowing they gave the play-offs their best shot possible.

 

After a busy weekend Hull FC and Rovers are back in action. FC are at home to Widnes at the KC Stadium on Friday night looking to build on their superb 28-20 win at St Helens on Easter Monday. Lee Radford’s side have yet to win back-to-back games this season and a home game against the Vikings gives them a chance to do so. Rovers travel to Castleford fourth in the table thanks to four wins in their last five games. They are the in-form side and have the tools to end a poor run at Castleford’s Jungle where they haven’t won since 2010.

 

With three games left to play in National Two North, both Ionians and Hull RUFC have everything to play for. Hull are playing for their place in the league for next season while I’s are chasing their second National Two North title in three seasons. A trip to Stourbridge shouldn’t pose too many problems for the league leaders, who won’t need reminding it was Ionians who denied them the title in 2013. Hull are second from bottom two points from safety but with two home fixtures remaining, the support of the home fans will be crucial.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport

 

 

Charlie Mullan

6 April


 

HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL - GET INVOLVED!


 

Hull Comedy Festival returns in November for two weeks of great entertainment and plenty of laughs.

 

From sponsorship to performing or volunteering, there are several ways we can all get involved. Take a look at the promotional document below for full details;

 

STARTS TODAY!

 

HULL FASHION WEEK

 

4 - 11 APRIL

 

Hull Fashion Week is here again!

 

Loads of great events and something for everyone

 

 

www.hullfashion.co.uk

 

 

HULL FASHION WEEK 2015 PROGRAMME

 

2 April


 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

If all roads led to Wembley last weekend for North Ferriby United’s historic and dramatic penalty shoot-out FA Trophy final win over Wrexham, then the KC Stadium is the place to be this week. It’s the first derby of the Super League season between Hull FC and Rovers. No matter how often ‘pundits’ on TV say that the St Helens/Wigan derby is the biggest, it isn’t. They aren’t even in the same city. Families are divided by this one game for one day where men won’t speak to their wives or girlfriends because they support the other team. Form suggests Rovers have the upper hand, but being the home side will give FC an advantage with over 20,000 inside the KC Stadium.

 

Hull City are back in action at Swansea this weekend where a win will edge them closer to a place in next season’s Premier League. Swansea, however, won’t be any easy push overs. Sitting eighth, they are ready to pounce if those above them slip up. City travel to the Principality just three points clear of the relegation places and are far from safe just yet.

 

North Ferriby return to league duties after one of the most hectic weeks in the club’s history. They take on Chorley at the Eon Visual Media Stadium where a win will keep their play-off hopes alive. They are currently 10 points off the pace, but they have a couple of games in hand on those in and around the top five. It’s been a long drawn out week for the Villagers with civic receptions and the emotionally draining experience of playing 120 minutes at Wembley and going through a dramatic penalty shoot-out. A place in the play-offs will cap a wonderful season.

 

Rugby union takes a break this week for Easter after which Hull Ionians have three matches to negotiate if they are to be crowned National Two North champions. Hull RUFC will return to action second bottom in the league with three matches to save their season. At this stage both sides will be leaving National Two North, but in different directions.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

 

Charlie Mullan

29 March

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS STINGRAYS

 

 

Hull Stingrays have made it through to the Elite League Play Off Finals Weekend where they will face league champions Sheffield Steelers in the semi final at 1pm on Saturday 4 April.

 

Following on from North Ferriby's Wembley heroics, what a weekend for our local sports teams!

 

 

Well done lads and best of luck for the Finals Weekend

THEY'VE DONE IT!!!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE FA TROPHY 2015

 

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED AFC

 

 

Read the Hull Daily Mail match report here

 

FA TROPHY FINAL MATCH REPORT

SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015

 

The biggest day in the history of North Ferriby United

 

THE FA TROPHY FINAL

 

NORTH FERRIBY UNITED v WREXHAM

 

WEMBLEY STADIUM

 

LISTEN LIVE

 

For live commentary of the game, tune in to Hull Kingston Radio on 107.4FM - build up starts at 11am live from Wembley Stadium

 

27 March

 

EPL ROUND TABLE

 

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 61

 

 

Check out the latest podcast from EPL Round Table

featuring Tigerlink's Peter Johnson

 

 

EPL ROUND TABLE - SEASON 2, EPISODE 61

 

MORE GREAT LOCAL SPORT IN OUR

WONDERFUL CITY THIS WEEKEND

 

Best of luck to the Stingrays in their play off fixture

against Braehead Clan.....

26 March

 


LOCAL SPORT ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

If you're not at Wembley for the FA Trophy Final this Sunday, why not? Hull City fans have no excuses because their team have no game due to the international break. It is fair to say that North Ferriby will be empty as the residents of the quiet village travel to the capital to cheer Billy Heath's side on to victory in the biggest game in the club's 81 year history against Wrexham. Ferriby carry the weight of the nation on their shoulders in a case of England versus Wales. The Villagers have proved to be a hard team to beat this season having only lost 10 of their 47 games played and one of thoser was a second string XI that lost 2-0 to Reckitts in the East Riding FA senior Cup. It's been a great story thus far and the ending is waiting to be written. History is ready to be written

 

Both rugby league sides found out this week where their road to Wembley begins and both are on their travels. Hull FC travel to Sheffield in the fifth round while Rovers face a tricky trip to Bradford, relegated at the end of last season.

 

In the league, Hull go to Castleford looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Confidence will be high after a 33-22 win over Catalans Dragons at the KC Stadium last riday night. It's a return to the wonderfully named Mend-A-Hose Jungle for Marc Sneyd, who joined FC in a £100,000 move.

 

As for Rovers, they have the unenviable task of stopping league leaders St Helens from making it seven league wins from seven this season. Rovers' record against teams that have gone into KR games as league leaders is not great with just four wins from twelve. Three of those have bee against Saints who haven't won at Rovers since 2007.

 

Both Hull's rugby union sides can do each other a favour this weekend. Hull Ionians can edge closer to the National Two North title when they take on Luctonians at Brantingham Park while Hull RUFC travel to Ampthill. Ampthill are Ionians' nearest rivals and a Hull win coupled with an Ionians victory would take the I's a big step closer to automatic promotion to National League One. Luctonians are just two points and one place above Hull RUFC. With just four matches left to play, this could be a massive weekend for both Ionians and Hull.

 

Hull Stingrays face a Braehead double header this weekend in the first round of the Elite League play-offs. Omar Pacha's side finished the regular season seventh and face a Braehead side they have already beaten home and away this season. The first leg of this weekend's play-off is in Scotland on Saturday with the second leg at Hull Ice Arena on Sunday night.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

 

Charlie Mullan

23 March


HUMBER NUMBER ONE
HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

A great idea supporting and promoting local artists and bands.

 

After each Humber Number One show (live at 8pm every Sunday), Hull Kingston Radio listeners have the chance to vote for their Humber Number One.

 

The first Humber Number One playlist is:

 

Track 1 Emma Fee Sirens Lullaby 
Track 2 Don’t Call me Baby The Lamms
Track 3 Breeze Post Youth
Track 4 Michael Phelan Christina Smile
Track 5 Cuba Drive 5 Reasons
Track 6 Age of Atlas New Raise
Track 7 Johnny Jepson Whole Lotta Rock 'n' Roll
Track 8 Izzy Thomas Rock and Roll
Track 9 Chasing Athena Poems
Track 10 Fronteers Youth
Track 11 Kismet Ryding Comin’ Up 
Track 12 The Jody McKenna Band Emergency Nation
Track 13 The Finest Hour November
Track 14 Cherokee Soul Lust Groove
Track 15 The Resonance Alibi
Track 16 Need Flatline 
Track 17 Streaming Lights Do The Math
Track 18 English Manners Wise Man 
Track 19 The Raywells Highway Song
Track 20 Eskimo Party Reconfigure


You can vote by text to 60777 starting the message 1HK followed by Track then the number eg Track 3, after tonight's programme. Remember to get the track number right!


Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday. Texts charged at your normal network rate, winner announced Sunday 29 March

22 March

 

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST

 

LIVINGS SEAS CENTRE EXTENSION

OPEN IN TIME FOR EASTER VISITORS

 

 

The Living Seas Centre at Flamborough will open it's brand new extension this Easter weekend - including new classroom facilities and a bespoke bird ringing laboratory. The centre will open 10am - 5pm and give visitors the chance to find out more about this beautiful part of our coastline.

 

 

Full details can be found on the YWT website at

 

www.ywt.org.uk/news/2015/03/20/living-seas-centre-extension-opens-public

 

20 March

 

 

LOCAL SPORT ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

CHAMPIONS-ELECT Chelsea come to the KC this weekend as Hull City look to add to Jose Mourinho’s recent blues. After being knocked out of the Champions League by Paris St Germain, Chelseas dropped points against Southampton last weekend and will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the Tigers. Steve Bruce has been dealt a major blow with the news that the club’s all-time leading Premier League scorer Nikica Jelavic is out again with a knee injury.

 

North Ferriby United play their final league game before making their way to Wembley next weekend for the FA Trophy final. Billy Heath’s side travel to Brackley who are fifth from bottom in the Conference North. It’s the last chance for the players to impress Heath and earn a coveted place in his squad for the biggest game in the club’s history. Ferriby go into the game having won their last three matches and should extend that run to four.

 

Hull FC hope to lift themselves off the bottom of Super League with a home win against Catalans Dragons. Lee Radford’s side have lost their last four since beating Huddersfield 19-0 in their season opener. The Dragons has defensive problems having leaked 50 points to Hull KR last weekend and 40 points at home to Salford the week before. The Dragons have stayed in Manchester this week after conceding 46 unanswered points to Chris Chester’s Rovers.

 

Rovers will be looking for their third win in four games when they travel to Widnes this weekend. Only Leeds Have scored more points than Rovers’ potent attack that have scored 26 tries in their first five fixtures. Suddenly, the doom and gloom of losing their opening two matches has gone. Last weekend’s 50-20 win over Catalans lifted them to eighth and the hard work starts now to stay there.

 

The Hull Stingrays have made the play-offs with two matches to spare. Wednesday night’s defeat to Coventry failed to produce a goal in 60 minutes of action by either side. Omar Pacha’s side end their regular season with trips to Breahead and Coventry before embarking on the post-season the following weekend.

 

Hull Ionians and Hull RUFC have no games and will no doubt be glued to their TVs to watch the end of the Six Nations unfold with Wales, Ireland and England all in with a chance of winning the title.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

 

Charlie Mullan

 

TALKING BALLS

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP SHOW

WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

The latest edition of Talking Balls is now available for download. If you missed it last night live on Hull Kingston Radio 107.4FM, check it out right here, right now!

16 March

 

 

PLAYING NAME REMAINS HULL CITY

AFTER DECISION BY INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL

 

 

HULL CITY NAME CHANGE - FA STATEMENT

13 March

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

 

This week's edition of the Fans Forum is now available for download. The latest City news and views - check out what Millsy and the fans had to say.

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 13 MARCH

 

6 March

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

 

Tonight's edition of the Fans Forum is now available for download. Reviewing the games against Stoke and Sunderland, deliberating about team selection and analysing whether we can do enough to stay up - hear what the fans had to say to Millsy this week!

 

6 March

 

 

LOCAL SPORT ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing roll into town again on Saturday for another big night of boxing at the Ice Arena. And no, try as hard as Steve Bruce did to get himself on the bill, he and Gus Poyet will have to watch the action on TV, if they haven’t got their tickets yet. Top of the bill is Tommy Coyle and his fight with Martin Gethin. It won’t be easy for Coyle with a blockbusting home fight with Olympic champion Luke Campbell at the KC Stadium in a couple of months time. Luke Campbell’s fight against Levis Morales should be more straightforward. It should be a great night for other local boxers Tom Knight, Charlie Payton and Connor Seymour. Bruce has the weekend off to cool down after his confrontation with Poyet. I may be alone in my thinking but shouldn’t Bruce be reprimanded for manhandling an official, regardless of what was said? If a player had done that, wouldn’t they have a case to answer?

 

Wembley bound North Ferriby United have a lot of football to play as a result of their FA Trophy cup-run. After a 1-1 draw at Oxford City on Wednesday night, the Villagers take on Lowestoft at the Eon Visual Media Stadium, scene of their dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Bath City last Saturday. With Wembley places up for grabs, manager Billy Heath won’t have to motivate his players too much as he chases a play-off place at the end of the season. Ferriby are 12 points adrift of fifth placed Guiseley and with three and four games in hand on the others in the top five, Ferriby’s dream of reaching the play-offs is still a possibility. However, they cannot afford any more slip ups. Ferriby would be higher up the table if they had managed to turn a couple of their 12 draws into wins.

 

In rugby union, Hull Ionians welcome third placed Chester a week after claiming top spot in National Two North. A 24-19 win at Stockport last weekend saw them climb over nearest rivals Ampthill who are at home to Huddersfield this weekend. Last week’s win may not have been as emphatic as many would have expected given Stockport’s place at the bottom of the table. But a bonus point win was all they needed and Alex Crockett’s side got the job done. There are six rounds of fixtures left to play and there promises to be more twists and turns to come in the chase for the title and automatic promotion to National League One.

 

Hull RUFC’s fight to avoid relegation takes them to Broadstreet, who are four places above them in the table. Both sides had last weekend off and will hope having a fortnight to prepare for this game will help. Broadstreet look to be safe, but defeat will drag them back into the relegation mix. Hull’s 30-18 win over Caldy in their last outing was much needed given Luctonians and Birmingham/Solihull also won to keep the relegation battle as close as it has been all season.

 

Having lost 4-3 at Nottingham on Wednesday, the Hull Stingrays head to Scotland for a double header against Fife and Dundee. You have to feel sorry for the Stingrays who are being asked to play a ridiculous number of games in a short space of time. They played three matches in three nights last weekend and now they have three more games in five nights. Considering the battering they take, those boys deserve a well-earned rest.

 

 

Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

Charlie Mullan

 

MADE IN HULL: TEN GREAT INVENTIONS AND PRODUCTS

 

Hull has been associated with some great inventions and products over the years - including the first rules for Assocation Football, devised by Hull born Ebenezer Cobb Morley.

 

Check out the full list in the Hull Daily Mail article below;

 

MADE IN HULL: TEN GREAT INVENTIONS

3 March

 

TALKING BALLS

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN 

 

Last night's edition of Talking Balls is now available to download. Packed full of local sport including North Ferriby and their upcoming Wembley trip, Hull City, Hull FC, Hull KR, Stingrays, Ionians and boxing.

 

TALKING BALLS WITH CHARLIE MULLAN - MONDAY 2 MARCH

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