COMING UP IN HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE......
CITY OF CULTURE INTERACTIVE MAP
Brought to you by VHEY (Visit Hull and East Yorkshire), this interactive map of Hull is fantastic and we'll worth a look.
To view the map click HERE
PUMPKIN CARVING COMPETITION
Fun for all ages at The Adelphi Club tonight;
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
Tonight's edition of the Fans Forum is now available on Soundcloud - just in case you missed it at 7pm live on www.hullkingstonradio.com.
RIDDLERS BAR AND FOOD - NEW IN THE OLD TOWN
LIVE MUSIC EVERY TUESDAY
This Tuesday 21 October The Sesh turns 13!
Help them celebrate in style....
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CTWD PUBLISHES ITS DRAFT SUPPORTERS' TRUST
VISION, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The City Till We Die committee have tonight published, for consultation with CTWD members and Hull City fans everywhere, it's draft Supporters' Trust vision, aims and objectives.
CTWD are interested in feedback and ways to get in touch can be found in the full publication HERE
OLD TOWN TO GET NEW NAME?
English Heritage's Urban Panel visited Hull and were impressed with what they saw. This recent Hull Daily Mail article outlines a few suggestions and thoughts, including a possible name of Kings Town for the Old Town area of the city.
What do you think? Read the full article HERE
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
Last night's edition of the Hull City Fans Forum is now available on Soundcloud. Chat about all things City including the Palace victory, the Ebenezer Cobb Morley statue campaign, Hull City's off the field issues and a look ahead to today's game at The Emirates.
To listen CLICK HERE
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust invites you to join them for a day of wildlife celebration at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull.
Saturday 25 October
10:30am - 12:30pm
Pearson Park Wildlife Garden
It may be getting cooler and the days are drawing in, but it’s still a great time of year to see wildlife. Join the experts at the Wildlife Garden where they will explore the garden for signs of wildlife and look at how wildlife prepares for the winter. There will be autumn themed crafts and bird feeders to make.
Booking is essential please call the Trust on 01904 659570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event cost £3 per child (for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members) and £5 per child (for non-members); accompanying adults are free.
Pearson Park Wildlife Garden is located just off Prince’s Avenue in Hull and is open 7 days a week from 9am – dusk. Parking is available around Pearson Park located off Beverley Road.
For more information on the Wildlife Garden visit the Trust website www.ywt.org.uk
For specific event details click the image below
EBENEZER COBB MORLEY
CAMPAIGN FOR STATUE TO HONOUR HULL BORN
'FOUNDER OF FOOTBALL'
Widely regarded as the founder of modern football - Ebenezer Cobb Morley was born down Princess Street and lived in Hull until the age of 22.
After some initial local interest a few years ago, a statue seems to be no nearer being created. A new Twitter account has been set up hoping to generate support for a statue. Let's celebrate our history and heritage - we have a lot to be proud of in this city!
Follow @ForStatue and support the campaign!
HULL CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE
WALTON STREET CAR PARK CLOSED
Due to the arrival of Hull Fair, the Walton Street car park will be closed for this afternoon's match. Fans are advised to use Park and Ride facilities or alternative car parks in the city centre.
The Park and Ride facility is located on Priory Park (HU4 7DY) close to a large Sainsbury store on Priory Way. This is sign posted from the A63 (Clive Sullivan Way) and is open every matchday. The facility provides up to 650 parking spaces with a frequent bus service to the city centre dropping off and picking up spectators outside the stadium on Anlaby Road.
Full details can be found on the Stagecoach Hull website - click the image to visit the website;
For full details on parking, travel and much more, have a look at
HULL KINGSTON RADIO
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
The latest edition of the Fans Forum is now available for download. If you missed it live on hullkingstonradio.com last night, check it out here;
HULL CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE
Q & A WITH THE EAGLES BEAK
Thanks to Jay at Crystal Palace fan site 'The Eagles Beak' for answering a few questions for us ahead of the visit of the Londoners on Saturday. Here are his thoughts;
Is there a clear picture now of the sequence of events prior to the departure of Tony Pulis?
Not really, it is all hearsay and both parties have kept very quiet about the situation. The view is that it was a mutual agreement which in most fans eyes had a lot to do with the finances at the club which restricted Pulis in what he had visions of doing. Palace is a club that has had its financial history and the current owners are those that picked it up off the floor the last time. They know as well as anyone what a poor position the club were in when they took over in 2010. This is why they have a wage structure along with what they see as an appropriate transfer budget. If Pulis could not understand or appreciate the reasons why then the relationship would only have got worse in time so perhaps it was best it happened when it did. Not ideal two days before the season starts but arguably better at any stage during. Regardless, we are thankful for what Pulis came in and did for us last season and we move on.
How was the appointment of Neil Warnock received? And how has the club settled down after the early season dramas?
Many fans were looking above and beyond such an appointment which is perhaps why it was not met with an awful lot of excitement. For me, the appointment just fits. Neil Warnock left in 2010 and we could not financially keep him on the payroll as we headed towards our second period of administration. He did well for us in his time at Selhurst Park then before it was ended abruptly but the big question mark is that he has not really cut it as a Premier League manager before. I like Warnock and he likes the club and the area, it just works for us and he has been known to reveal that this is arguably the only position that he would have been interested in taking up. Since he joined we have not looked back. Unbeaten in the Premier League and at the time of writing sitting 9th. It simply could not have been any better, the last two wins against Everton away and Leicester at home were superb. There will be ups and downs as the season progresses no doubt but right now, we are a happy bunch.
How would you assess the current squad and where do you expect to finish in the table?
The squad that we have at the moment is arguably the strongest that we have had for several years now. This much is evident by being able to field a completely different starting eleven in the League Cup at home to Newcastle and run them close. The first eleven from last season has been built on solidly. The addition of James McArthur has been excellent business having now watched him play a few games for us. It remains to be seen if Zeki Fryers will be able to break into the first team but Martin Kelly from Liverpool, Brede Hangeland on a free, Kevin Doyle on loan from Wolves and the return of Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United just add strength throughout.
What are your own views on the FA's decision re the Hull City name change request?
Superb. I had my doubts whether the FA would have some compassion for the fans even though the campaign was excellent. As you know, we at TEB supported the campaign throughout and followed it closely. In the end there was only one decision that needed to be made and thankfully the FA did. If they didn't then it would simply have opened a can of worms but there had been previous with the decision to allow MK Dons to exist. That is what created the doubt in my mind.
Who are your 'form' players at the moment and have there been many changes in style and personnel since your great form last season?
In terms of style, I think we are set up in pretty much the same way and have built on that this season. We give up possession an awful lot, that is plain to see from the match statistics but our strength is winning the ball and turning that quickly into attack. It is not direct or long ball, it is effective for the personnel that we have. In terms of form players, there are plenty at the moment all playing well. If I was being pushed to pick one or two then it would have to be our captain Mile Jedinak for his two goals in the last two games, James McArthur for his tireless running throughout games and Yannick Bolasie for his goal at Everton and his exciting wing play. With Bolasie, you just do not know what he is going to do next.
Do you know much about the Hull City squad and are there any players you fear or rate highly?
The new Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez looks an exciting, powerful player after scoring a few goals for you since joining. Curtis Davies at the back is an excellent defender but it's a shame Robert Snodgrass is injured so early in the season as I rate him highly. A real addition to your midfield.
Your score prediction and the type of game you expect?
With our recent form in mind and confidence at a real high, you will forgive me for expecting a decent result from this one. I would not be too disappointed with a draw as the KC is a difficult place to travel to get a result but we managed it last season. I am going to be bold and predict a 2-1 win for Palace.
Tell us a bit about your Group?
We started as a small blog site in June 2012 by fans, for fans and simply
have not looked back since. A twitter account began alongside the blog site which grew as well and within a year we moved to our own website after accumulating a handful of regular writers. Our first year on the new site we achieved hits of around one million and we have gone from strength to strength by continuing to provide popular news and views from not just Palace fans but we are proud with our interaction with opposition fans too. We are planning to evolve over the coming season with plenty more being worked on behind the scenes. It's certainly an exciting time for us. We are represented often on the EPL Roundtable podcast as well as a few other online football shows.
Q & A: THE EAGLES BEAK ASKS TIGERLINK
Great to hear from our friends at The Eagles Beak asking us a few questions ahead of City v Palace this weekend. Have a look at their site to see what we had to say;
BOOST FOR SPURN
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Eon to open visitor centre
near Spurn National Nature Reserve
Great news today that Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is working in partnership with Eon to develop plans for a new visitor centre close to Spurn.
The Trust hopes that work will start in spring 2015 subject to planning permission being secured.
For more information visit http://www.ywt.org.uk/news/2014/09/26/boost-spurn
YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN
Volunteers joined Yorkshire Wildlife Trust this weekend as they took part in the Great British Beach Clean.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust along with volunteers from across Yorkshire collected over 555 individual pieces of litter at South Landing Flamborough as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean.
Vicky Pawson, Living Seas Centre Trainee said: “We take every precaution when carrying out beach cleans as you never know what you might find. This year some of the items included a kitchen knife with a blade measuring 4.5 inches, fragments of broken glass and life-like fishing lures with hooks intact. We would urge everyone to dispose of their waste responsibly and recycle as much as they can.”
“The beach at South Landing is now a cleaner and safer place for all to enjoy and the waste collected will not be returning to the sea; therefore protecting our marine wildlife. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all the wonderful volunteers who came and helped this weekend. Anyone who is interested in organising regular beach cleans to help us monitor litter on Yorkshire’s coastline can get involved with our Waves of Waste project by contacting us on 01262 422103.”
Young marine conservationist Isabella Coy (6) from Beverley has also received her Blue Peter environmental badge for her project about a recent beach clean organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Flamborough Head.
Isabella, who has always been a keen conservationist, had created a list of environmental projects she would like to complete by the time she is ten. Having sorted out recycling at home, created a bug hotel and a compost heap, she was determined to take part in a beach clean. Having already visited the Living Seas Centre at Flamborough, and taken part in some of the educational opportunities the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has to offer, it only seemed natural to give back to the centre by taking part in one of their organised cleans.
Of the day, Bella says “It was really fun but I also learnt a lot about the litter on the beach. I liked getting to spend time on the beach and helping the animals.”
For information on visiting the Living Sea Centre visit
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust runs a packed events programme all year round and for upcoming events visit wwwww.ywt.org.uk/whats-on
CITY TILL WE DIE
CALL FOR HULL CITY FANS TO UNITE IN SUPPORT
Today's statement can be read on the CTWD website.
Click the image below;
HULL TRINITY FESTIVAL 2014
ALMIGHTY OPENING PARTY FUNDRAISER
Holy Trinity Church, Friday 26 September
All other Hull Trinity Festival events are free - 28 venues
across the Old Town
A VIEW FROM BRAZIL
#2 - INTERNATIONAL BREAK
The second edition of Matheus' Hull City blog - 'A view from Brazil'
is out now.
Read it here 'A view from Brazil' #2
FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2014
WHAT A WEEKEND!
Check out this short film showing some of the many highligths of this year's Freedom Festival. If you were there, see if you can spot yourself!
A Shoot J Moore film, commisioned by Freedom Festival Trust and Visit Hull and East Yorkshire
FANTASTIC FREEDOM FRIDAY
Some spectacular sights around Hull last night to kick off the festival. Another two days ahead jam packed with music, culture, comedy, art and much more. It's great to be in Hull!
With thanks to Jerome Whittingham for use of this photo
View Jerome's 'Freedom Festival 2014' gallery at jerome.photoshelter.com
FREEDOM IS HERE!
The Freedom Festival starts tomorrow and the excitement is building. The official website has everything you need to know about the festival and a full programme of events.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VISIT THE
FREEDOM FESTIVAL WEBSITE
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
The latest edition of the Hull City Fans Forum is now available. Up for discussion this week - the Stoke game, all the latest transfer speculation, the Europa League exit and this weekend's trip to Villa.
MICHAEL DAWSON - WELCOME TO HULL CITY
Great to see Michael on the pitch at half time on Thursday evening being introduced to the fans as a City player. A true pro like his brother, we think Daws junior is a fantastic signing. Good luck Michael!
HULL FOLK FESTIVAL
TICKETED EVENTS NOW ON SALE
Hull Folk Festival features over 40 free live acts. The two ticketed concerts featuring Martin Simpson and The Young 'Uns and
The New Rope String Band are now on sale.
Click on the poster to go direct to the website to book your tickets
HULL CITY v STOKE CITY
MATCHDAY TRAVEL INFO
Fans travelling to today's game - there are currently roadworks on Spring Bank West in Hull. The road is closed eastbound between the Luton Road junction and the Walton Street junction, because of resurfacing work.
Check out the following articles for details;
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
The Fans Forum is now live on www.hullkingstonradio.com - Fridays at 7pm. Here's another chance to listen to last nights episode, featuring a review of Thursday's trip to Belgium and a look forward to the first game of the new Premier League season at the KC.
A VIEW FROM BRAZIL
#1 EUROPEAN DREAM......
Hey guys, welcome to my weekly column 'A view from Brazil'. First of all I want to thank TIGERLINK for giving me the opportunity to write here and share my opinion on what’s happening with our club.
For my first blog I would like to talk about our pre-season and the European adventure that began last month!
During the close season I think that Steve Bruce has made some great signings, bringing in quality and youth to the squad and we sure have a stronger squad this season. The squad looks promising for the future with so many young players who are all talented footballers.
The Europa League Third Qualifying Round saw us beat AS Trencin to progress to tonight's game in Belgium. It was tough and Trencin played well, but we did what was expected against a weaker team despite not being in our best form. I believe that our level of playing will only get better now - and will need to, because our opponents will only get stronger if we qualify for the Europa League proper. Lokeren will be a good test for us!
I am a big fan of Liam Rosenior and the other thing that the Europa League and pre-season games have shown me is that Rosenior should start. I don’t care if Steve Bruce plays him on the left or on the right, but he needs to be a starter. He is one of the most reliable players that we have in our squad, really strong in defence and supports our attacking play. Liam is one of the best English right backs in my opinion and extremely underrated.
At the other end of the pitch, now Long has gone we will need someone good to replace him (even though we have lots of quality in Aluko and Ince) and I hope we can buy a quality striker.
That’s all for now - thanks for reading!
C'mon the Tigers!
SUNDAY 17 AUGUST - SKY RIDE HULL
A chance to get on your bike and enjoy traffic free roads in and around Hull City Centre. See goskyride.com/HullSkyRide for more details
HULL CITY FANS FORUM
The Fans Forum is now live on www.hullkingstonradio.com - Fridays at 7pm. If you missed the season opener last night you can check it out here;
NOT LONG NOW.......
TIGERLINK APPRENTICE AND HESSLE COLTS RANGERS'
MARK BRADLEY SHARES HIS THOUGHTS
AHEAD OF THE NEW SEASON
'The start of the new season is edging closer. Newly promoted side Queens Park Rangers will host our very first game of the new season at Loftus Road. Players have left the club, new players have joined. Players who have left are Conor Townsend (loan), Mark Oxley (loan), Joe Dudgeon (loan), Matty Fryatt (Forest), Abdoulaye Faye (released), Robert Koren, (released) and Nick Proschwitz (released). Proschwitz was one of Steve Bruce's first signings for the Tigers and he is the only transfer flop Steve Bruce has made in his two years in charge. Also today, breaking news as Shane Long leaves the Tigers for a £12m fee and heads off to Southampton.
Tigerlink would like to wish all of the players who have departed the club best wishes for the rest of their careers.
However, there are also new faces at the KC Stadium for this season. Robert Snodgrass, Tom Ince, Harry Maguire, Andy Robertson and Jake Livermore are the new signings at the club. Livermore joins Hull City after a successful loan spell at the club last season. Robert Snodgrass was arguably Norwich's best player last season and will hope to keep up his form this season. The likes of Tom Ince and Harry Maguire have proven themselves at Championship and League One level respectively. Not many fans have heard of Andy Robertson though. The left back joined the Tigers from Dundee United at the end of July. He scored a goal against Stuttgart in City's last pre season friendly. On Twitter, rumour has it that City are close to a deal with Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck for £14m to replace Shane Long. If Welbeck was to sign, he'd be on £60,000 a week.
Away from the league, City are also competing in Europe for the first ever time in their 110 year history. Thanks to a bullet header from Ahmed Elmohamady and a spectacular volley from Sone Aluko (after AS Trencin striker Malec had given the Slovakian side an early lead in last week's game), the Tigers go through to the play off round and will come up against Belgian side Lokeren in home and away legs.'
PHIL PAGE - G'DAY FROM AUSTRALIA
Here is a message from Phil, a lifelong Tigers fan who has been following City from Oz for the last five years;
'I've been supporting City all my life but me and son Charlie gave our East Stand passes up in September 2009 to migrate to Adelaide. Saw everything at Boothferry and the playoff at Wembley and first 18 months in the Premier League before coming out here. I miss it terribly but watch every game home and away on Foxsports channel in Oz. Don't really have a favourite player in the current team we have, to us they are all as good, think it's a fab team we are devoloping. Billy Whitehurst was a fave of mine in the 80's and Tony Norman. I have just joined 'Hull City Australia' and we have 420 members in just a week. I would like to wish Steve Bruce and the players all the best for the coming season. UTT!'
Phil features on our 'TIGERLINK CHAMPIONS' page - check it out to see more photos including a very stylish looking car with smart reg plates!
Wherever you are in the world, get in touch if you would like to be featured on our page!
HULL CITY FANS FORUM RETURNS!
The Fans Forum is back on Friday and it's live! Hull Kingston Radio have got a fantastic website where you can listen live to the station;
GOOD LUCK ROBBIE
Tigerlink would like to wish Robert Koren all the very best with his new club Melbourne City. Robbie's time as a Hull City player coincided with some of our most glorious years and he played a big part in stabilising the Club in the Championship and their return to the Premier League and the Wembley adventures. He leaves some great memories and goes with our very best wishes.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION DISPLAY AT HUMBER STREET SESH
Wonderful effort by all concerned and a fantastic event today
HAPPY YORKSHIRE DAY
Get out there and enjoy our beautiful county.......
EUROPA LEAGUE - AS TRENCIN v HULL CITY
31ST JULY 2014
We would like to wish the lads best of luck for tomorrow's tie in Zilina - a historic day for Hull City AFC.
The match is being played in Zilina to comply with UEFA's stadium requirements. For more info about Zilina, check out this site;
THE DAISY APPEAL - NEW CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPENS
Tigerlink is proud to support the Daisy Appeal and we are delighted about the official opening of the Jack Brignall PET CT Centre. Here's an extract from www.facebookcom/DaisyAppeal announcing the news;
'We're very excited for tonight's official opening of the Jack Brignall PET CT Centre. It's been operational for a few weeks now, but tonight Baroness Bottomley - former health secretary, sheriff of Hull, and chancellor of Hull Uni - will officially open the centre. A big massive thank you to everyone who has helped and supported Daisy get to this important milestone.'
For more information on The Daisy Appeal and ways you can support the charity, check out;
HUMBER STREET SESH - SATURDAY 2 AUGUST
WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW
Have you got your admission wristband for this year's Humber Street Sesh yet? Over 180 acts will perform on Saturday 2 August in and around Humber Street.
Wristbands can be purchased through hullboxoffice.com for posting to your home address. Alternatively, pick them up in person from The Warren, Chinese Laundry, Theiving Harrys, Beasleys, Welly, Polar Bear, The Sesh, O'Rileys, Fruit, King Billy, Minerva and Afrika Studios.
There will also be a sales team outside St Stephens over the next few Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.
'THIS CITY BELONGS TO EVERYONE'
This is a fantastic and moving video produced in support of Hull's bid to become UK City of Culture 2017. Still as good whether this is your first view or your twenty first!
We are a social media based Hull City AFC supporters group 'serving the Tiger Nation at home and abroad'. We also promote tourism and the economy of Hull and the East Riding. We hope to use Hull City's return to the Premier League as a platform to promote all things Hull and maximise the opportunities presented by the Tigers' elevation to the top tier.
TIGERLINK - PROUD TO SPONSOR HESSLE RANGERS COLTS
TIGERLINK is proud to support The Daisy Appeal
HULL CITY AFC
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