STAGE @ THE DOCK
New 350 seat amphitheatre under construction - and it will be ready in time for the summer too!
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
Check out the latest edition of the Fans Forum - can we win at Turf Moor? Hear what Ian and the boys think...
It's been a year now since Hull Kingston Radio arrived on the airwaves and they have been celebrating today! Huge congratulations to all involved in what has been an amazing first year. It is a real privilege for us to contribute to the Hull City Fans Forum and Talking Balls and we can't wait to see what is in store in what is sure to be a bright future for the station.
Some real quality stuff guys, keep it coming!
A VIEW FROM HOLLAND #5
Great to hear from Dennis Matthijs.....
As we're approaching the business end of the season, City seem to have found back their best form just in time after having encountered a little wobble in December. All six games in January were
won by the Tigers and suddenly we find ourselves back top of the league. The future's looking very bright and as long as Abel Hernandez stays injury free, I don't think there's anything that can stop
us from winning automatic promotion.
I went to Fulham last week (long live Easyjet and their ridiculously cheap flights between Amsterdam and London). A great day, almost ruined by City dropping points at a bottom half team once again, but the Tigers had luck on their side as they somehow managed to produce the only goal in a game that could very much have gone either way. City fans were brilliant throughout the afternoon and especially in the last 25 minutes we produced loads of noise. A big contrast to the current situation at home games. Despite the great season we're having, the attendances and the atmosphere at the KC Stadium have been rather disappointing so far. The reasons for that are obvious as we all know, and with the abandonment of cash turnstiles and the introduction of the £2 "irrelevant fan tax", the situation is unlikely to improve. I can see why the club wants to shift ticket sales to the online platform, but the way in which they've done it has been a huge own goal (not their first one in the past couple of years).
Anyway, we have a good chance of automatic promotion to the top flight which means that the ground should be packed to the rafters again next season. Moreover, if we get promoted indeed, it's very likely that the club will change owners in the summer. We're hearing more and more rumours about Chinese investors willing to take the club over. Personally I can't see it happening before May. For both the buying and the selling party, it would be madness to agree a price without knowing which division the club will be playing in next season. Let's hope though that, whoever they are, the new owners will treat the fans with respect and do the right things for Hull City AFC.
Personally I would have liked to see an attempt made to make the club fan-owned, but I guess that's just unrealistic at the moment given the current financial situation and the ambition of the club to establish itself in the top flight. Nevertheless, it would give us fans a great feeling of pride and belonging, which to many might be worth just as much as success on the pitch. Of course I want City to be in it, but I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of the Premier League. I've been to a number games in England over the past few years, across all four divisions, and there's such a huge difference in many ways between the Premier League and the lower leagues. Sadly it's getting harder to find the real, typical English football atmosphere in the top flight. Ticket prices have increased massively and more often than not you find yourselves surrounded by tourists and plastics. Moreover it's a lot more fun to fight for promotion than to battle against relegation. So far I've enjoyed this season much more than last season. However, with the immeasurable amounts of money involved, it's simply crucial for City to get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible. It's the best thing for the development of the club and it brings huge advantages for the regional economy and international exposure of Hull.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Fulham game. City fans really are the friendliest bunch of people I've ever met. Sadly it was just the first game I've managed to visit this season. For various reasons it's been tricky so far. Not sure if I'll make another one this season, but I'll definitely be at the KC again next season, and of course I'll make sure I'll visit Hull in 2017 to enjoy our year of fame as UK City of Culture.
DATE WITH THE OLD ENEMY
THE REWARD FOR DISPATCHING BURY
Bury 1 Hull City 3
BBC Sport Match Report
The FA Cup Fifth Round Draw
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
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WAS THIS YOUR FAVOURITE CITY KIT?
Good fun looking through this website showing every home kit that every club has used over the years - anyone remember the turkey?
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TIGERS ON TOP.....
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HULL CITY 6 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0
Abel shows his class with first half hat trick
FA CUP FOURTH ROUND
Bury/Bradford City v Hull City
Bantams or Shakers - which away trip would you prefer?
Full Fourth Round draw results here;
SCALE LANE BRIDGE
'ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPRESSIVE'
Our bridge is in great company in this feature from popularmechanics.com, sitting alongside the likes of the Ponte Vecchio and the Golden Gate Bridge!
JANUARY 2016 DATES
TOP TEN CITY
Hull makes the Rough Guides 'Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2016' list
Here's to a great Christmas and a
rise to the very top of the tree for City in 2016!
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GOOD LUCK ROBBIE!
Best of luck to ex-City favourite Robbie Brady and his Republic of Ireland squad as they take on Bosnia in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.
Wish Macca, Quinny and Meyler were fit for tonight but we are sure they will all have a part to play should the Republic get to Euro 2016.
NEW ENGLAND WOMENS' HEAD COACH MARK ROBINSON
'You'd have to be an absolute idiot not to realise the explosion there has been in women's sport, not only cricket, in the last couple of years. But it's really my daughter who's brought me into the women's game, as a dad. She's been playing in the Sussex teams for the last four years.'
Congratulations to Hull-born Mark on his new role as England Ladies Head Coach. The former Yorkshire bowler has left his previous job as manager of Sussex CCC to work with the ladies national team and we wish him the best of luck.
Read the full article on the ECB website here
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
Latest edition now available - hear what Ian and the guys think of our chances against 'Boro
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CITY OF CULTURE LOGO UNVEILED - WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Exciting times as we move towards our year in the spotlight. Radio Humberside have just reported on social media that the official logo for Hull 2017 City of Culture is here!
Reports state that the logo was designed by a company in Sheffield with input from Hull people. What do you think to the design? Do you think it could have been designed using a Hull company?
BP have also been announced as a major partner. Further announcements are expected later today - there is an event at Hull Truck this morning and BBC Radio Humberside's Burnsy will be there from 9am.
Tune into 95.9 FM for more from 9am.
A VIEW FROM HOLLAND #3
Great to hear from our friend in Holland, Dennis Matthijs...
So here we are. Ten league games played and Hull City are fifth in the Championship, having collected 18 points. With an international break coming up, it's a good time to reflect on the start of
the season. Most City fans seem pretty satisfied with our first two months. Maybe I'm thinking a bit too pessimistically - a habit that you're bound to acquire when you support Hull City - but
personally I feel that we should be able to do a lot better.
Looking at the quality in our ranks, it's fair to say that City are the best team in the Championship and it slightly worries me that we're struggling so much to win our games. In thirteen matches this season there hasn't been one in which we scored more than two goals, and I feel Steve Bruce should adopt a more attacking style of play. It seems more and more that, although he can be regarded as a good manager (give him some money and you can be sure that he'll bring some decent football players to your club), one can seriously question his ability as a trainer-coach. He's not the greatest tactician and to be honest, ever since January 2014, City's team performances have been worse than what you could expect when adding up the individual qualities of the players. The thing that annoys me most is that every time when we get a 1-0 lead, we sit back and defend in the entire remaining part of the game, unnecessarily bringing ourselves into trouble. Let's hope that Bruce can get the team back to its best soon. In my view we really have to be in the top two - it would be a disgrace if we missed out on promotion with the squad we have now.
Although the team performances are shaky, at least it's great to see some individuals getting back to their best shape. Big Mohamed Diame is bossing the midfield and looks as if he's never been away. Jake Livermore has made a miraculous comeback after an absence of over four months. Meanwhile, it's good to see that record signing Abel Hernandez has finally started to score some goals for the club. Allan McGregor seems to have recovered really well from the howler he made against Wolverhampton Wanderers and also Curtis Davies is looking more and more like himself after the terrible season he had last year.
One of the best things regarding off-pitch matters lately, was that Hull City Supporters' Trust have been allowed to officially sponsor a City player (Sone Aluko). At first I thought there was something wrong with my telly, but indeed the words 'Hull City Supporters' Trust' were announced on the tannoy at the KC Stadium! A promising sign that the club has for once and for all stopped the cold war against its own fans. Meanwhile, local media keep spreading rumours about a consortium willing to take over the club. Apparently, one of the investors is former City chairman Paul Duffen. Let's wait and see if Assem Allam regards Duffen as a 'good home' (I don't), but my feeling is that he'll wait to see if we get promoted to the Premier League, since he can get a lot more money for the club in that case.
The second international break of the season is coming up now - quite irrelevant for the English, quite crucial for the Dutch. The Oranje have been really poor in their qualifying campaign and are now fourth in their group. We need to jump to the third place in order to still have a chance to qualify for Euro 2016. Even if we manage to win our own two games, we'll have to rely on what Turkey do in their matches. It would be absolutely embarrassing to miss out on Euro 2016 after having finished second and third in the last two World Cups, so for the next two weeks, I'm swapping my Tigers shirt for a Netherlands shirt and I'll have my fingers crossed...
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A bit of info about the festival, by the organisers;
It's finally here! Nine films over eight days in six venues around the city. Hull Film Festival is back for the second year with a little bit of everything, supported by the good folks at KC in the Community and our sponsors Richer Sounds.
We launch the festival with a special Cult Cinema Sunday pizza party screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; move into more serious territory on Monday with documentary A Syrian Love Story, featuring a Q&A with Hull-born director Sean McAllister; and on Tuesday we bring you the challenging but rewarding The Tribe, told entirely in sign language with no subtitles or voiceover.
On Wednesday we take a look at the best in short film with Bafta Shorts 2015, with Bafta-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Chris Hees in attendance for another fascinating Q&A session. Thursday night brings us Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, the tale of a Japanese woman who thinks the film Fargo is a real-life treasure map.
We move into the weekend with a first ever film since Hull Screen days at the Trinity House Theatre on George Street: suspenseful West Yorkshire drama Catch Me Daddy will be preceded by a special event launching the BFI Film Academy Hull, a programme of training events aimed at giving 16-19-year-olds the skills to get into the film industry.
On Saturday we have a family matinée of Moomins on the Riviera and a special edition of Fudge Film Club showing Grease, one of the most famous musicals of all. Finally on Sunday we wrap up with award-winning European drama Clouds of Sils Maria followed by a few celebratory drinks to mark the end of the Festival.
Click below to visit the Festival website where you can find full details and ticket information. Tickets are available individually or you can buy one of our great value passes. Discounts on tickets and passes are available to HIC members.
We can't wait for the Festival to begin, and we can't wait to see you there!
HULL TRINITY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 25 - SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2015
Fancy exploring the beautiful Old Town area of Hull and taking in some live music? Hull Trinity Festival gives you the chance to do just that, with 12 venues and over a hundred music performances to choose from.
For full details of the festival check out www.trinityfestival.co.uk
BEVERLEY ROYAL SUMMONS FOR VICTORIA PENDLETON
Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has been confirmed to ride Royal Etiquette at Beverley on Tuesday.
Lawney Hill’s eight-year-old is one of 17 declared runners in the mile-and-a-quarter Betfair Supports Amateur Riders’ Handicap at 5.30pm. Hill’s inmate will break from stall 14 and shares joint-top weight with Brockfield, who won a division of this race 12 months ago.
The former track cyclist, who receives a 7lb claim on the Westwood, made her debut as an amateur jockey aboard Royal Etiquette at Ripon on August 31 when the partnership finished a head second behind 33-1 chance Jordaura. Hill has worked closely with Pendleton since the double Olympian said in March she wanted to become a jockey, with a long-term goal to compete in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur riders at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.
Her ‘Switching Saddles’ adventure is in partnership with online bookmakers Betfair, who have provided the fledgling jockey with a team of specialists including Team GB eventing performance manager Yogi Breisner.
Pendleton, 34, had her first raceday experience in the George Frewer Charity Race at Newbury on July 2, when she finished eighth aboard the Hill-trained Mighty Mambo.
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