COME ON CITY! LETS KEEP THE

PREMIER LEAGUE FLAG FLYING HIGH

ECSTASY OR AGONY?

 

How will we be feeling come 5pm today?

The equation is simple - beat Man United then hope Newcastle don't win against West Ham. Come on lads - do your bit!

23 May

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

 

A huge day tomorrow for City - hear what the fans had to say about our chances of Premier League survival.

 

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

LOTS GOING ON THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND....

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ASSEMBLE FEST

 

SATURDAY 23 MAY

For a full programme take a look at

 

issuu.com/assemblefest/docs/af2015_programme_issuu

21 May

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

There's a case of déjà vu going round Hull this week. 
 
On Sunday 24 May they host Manchester United in the final game of the season with their Premier League status hanging by a thread. Going into the final week of the season, relegation was down to Sunderland, Newcastle and Hull City. Rewind six years and the scenario was exactly the same. City welcomed Sir Alex Ferguson’s United side to the KC Stadium and while the Tigers lost 1-0 to a Darron Gibson goal, City survived and Newcastle were relegated after Damien Duff’s own goal. 
Will history repeat itself? Can City produce another great escape? Will City fans’ nerve hold up?
 
After 37 fixtures and 3,330 minutes of football, City’s fate comes down to the final 90 minutes of their season. The bad news is that recent form has been poor with just two wins from their last eight games. The good news is that Newcastle’s form is even worse with no wins from their last eight with Jon Carver in charge. They might as well have appointed Bob Carver who’d know what to do when the chips are down. City never do things the easy way and fans will expect nothing less than a rollercoast ride. Come 5pm on Sunday, City fans will happily listen to another north east manager clutching a microphone serenading the fans knowing Premier League football will return to the Karaoke Stadium next season.
 
Both Hull FC and Rovers return to Super League action after booking home Challenge Cup quarter-finals against Leeds and Catalans respectively. Rovers will need to find a side to travel to Leeds with nine first choice regulars missing, Dane Tilse and Graeme Horne the latest to be sidelined. Nobody expected Rovers to beat Wigan at Leigh on Friday night but they did with a spirited and gritty performance. They will need a similar display if they are to win at Headingley and make it four successive games without a win for the Rhinos. Having beaten Wigan twice this season, and St Helens, Rovers know they can beat anyone in Super League. Hull are believing that too. They take on St Helens at the KC Stadium having won six of their last seven matches. Saints will be without Jon Wilkin who was suspended for one game. Hull, who announced prop Mickey Paea was leaving and Scott Taylor is joining on a four year deal, look to have added an attacking edge to their game that was based on strong defence. A win for Hull would see them cement their place in the top eight where they could be joined by the Robins.
 
 
Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!
 
 
Charlie Mullan

BEVERLEY RACES

 

A VERY BRITISH RACEDAY ON SATURDAY 23 MAY

AT BEVERLEY RACECOURSE

 

 

Here is the latest press release from the Beverley Racecourse team;

 


What makes A Very British Raceday at Beverley Racecourse so unique?  

 

Some top flight racing, family entertainment, Pimms and fine food, and a sing-a-long to see you home - that’s what makes this one of those special days and a date that merits a big tick in the diary.
 
This exceptional day at Beverley Racecourse will keep you and your family entertained from start to finish.  With racing from 2.05pm, the meeting showcases high calibre racing, including the Hilary Needler and Brian Yeardley Trophies for two year old fillies – a race that is traditionally used by trainers to prepare their very best fillies for Royal Ascot - so an exciting race where you may get a sneak peek at some of the best runners to come.

 

Plus there’s a hilarious Donkey Derby (1.30pm) where professional jockeys get to ride a very different sort of ‘steed’, there’s Punch & Judy too and other traditional country fair pastimes to enjoy.  All in all, a fun filled day while racegoers are serenaded by the uplifting music of a jazz quartet. And, with music in the air, the finale of the day is the sing-a-long with the Dagger Lane Singers, providing some locally home grown talent and a flourish of classic British entertainment to set you on your way home.

 

 

For full details see beverley-racecourse.co.uk/event-info/a-very-british-raceday-2015

18 May

 

 

EPL ROUND TABLE

 

 

We were back at the EPL Round Table representing Hull City for episode 76 of this season's podcast series. Let's hope we are still in the Premier League next season to continue our participation!

 

 

EPL ROUND TABLE - SEASON 2 EPISODE 76

18 May

 

 

WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERMORE?

 

 

Tigerlink's Peter Johnson has an article up on the Vital Football website giving his thoughts on the recent news that Livermore tested positive for cocaine.

 

 

JAKE LIVERMORE: TIP OF THE ICEBERG

CIVIC UNVEILING OF A PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF EBENEZER COBB MORLEY

 

Hull History Centre

Saturday 16 May 2015

 

Fantastic to see a plaque honouring Ebenezer Cobb Morley unveiled at the History Centre today. A great boost for Ollie Harsley and all who support the @ForStatue campaign.

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HUMBER STREET MARKET

 

SUNDAY 17 MAY

14 May

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

The Premier League season is down to the final two games and the scenario does not look good for Hull City. Two points adrift of safety, with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur and a home finale against Manchester United, the bookies have unsurprisingly installed Steve Bruce’s side as favourites for the final relegation place. Last week’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley should have been a third win in four games but the loss only ramped up the tension surrounding the team. Bruce said his players froze on the big occasion which isn’t filling anyone with confidence ahead of this weekend’s game at White Hart Lane. Nothing less than a win will be enough and defeat could hasten relegation before City face Manchester United on the final day of the season.

 

Some good news finally emerged from North Ferriby this week with the majority of the FA Trophy winning squad staying on for next season. With the club confirming they would remain in Conference North, Adam Nicklin, who saved three penalties in the shoot-out at Wembley and Ryan Kendall who came off the bench to score twice in the 3-3 draw have pledged their future to the Villagers. Others staying are captain Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Hone, Josh Wilde, Tom Denton, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Mary Gray, Curtis Bateson, Danny Emerton, Tom Nicholson, Louis Bruce and Tim Taylor. Manager Billy Heath has also signed Bradford PA captain Nathan Hotte and brought Dean Lisles back to the club after spending the latter part of last season at Scarborough Athletic.

 

In rugby league, both Hull clubs look to take a step closer to the Challenge Cup final at Wembley in August. Rovers take on Wigan at Leigh Sports Village while Hull FC host Castleford. Rovers have a chance to put right a few wrongs from their last meeting with Wigan when the Warriors romped to a 60-0 win. That was played at the DW Stadium, but with this game being played at Leigh, Rovers feel they have a chance of winning. Realistically, the cup is the only trophy both Rovers and Hull could win given their lowly position in Super League. Hull will fancy their chances of knocking Castleford out at the KC Stadium after winning five of their last six matches.

 

Congratulations to Kyle Edmund this week for climbing to a career high 123rd in the ATP men’s rankings. Three quarter-final appearances in three clay events in Italy have helped close the gap between the Tickton star and British number two James Ward.

 

Good luck to Richard Finch in the Open de Espana at the wonderfully named Real Club de Golf El Prat. Finch is looking for his fourth cut of the season in this his 12th European Tour event. This tournament hasn’t been kind to Finch in the past with an aggregate score of +26 from the 28 rounds he has played. Twice he has shot 80 with only five rounds in the 60s.

 

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

 


Charlie Mullan

14 May

 

IN THE BEGINNING HULL CREATED FOOTBALL

REMEMBERING EBENEZER COBB MORLEY

 

Fantastic news that a plaque is to be unveiled in Hull this weekend to commemorate Ebenezer Cobb Morley, widely acknowledged as the founder of modern day football and first secretary and former president of the FA. He was born in Hull in 1831 before moving to London at the age of 22 where he attended a series of meetings that led to the writing of rules and the formation of the FA. Hull archivist Martin Taylor says 'Mr Morley is one of the most significant people to be born in Hull'. This is great news for www.tigerlink.co.uk and a boost for our work with young Ollie Harsley and his @ForStatue Twitter campaign.

 

The plaque is the latest in a series to be unveiled in the City. The fight for a statue continues! We hope that one day there will be a statue commemorating Ebenezer in West Park near the KC Stadium. This would be a lasting memorial to both him and the FA and would serve as a meeting/talking point for both home and away supporters, as well as a local landmark for all Hull people and part of the path towards 2017 City of Culture status.

 

We hope to have a full report from the unveiling which will take place at Hull History Centre.

 

BEVERLEY RACES 

 

TUESDAY 12 MAY

 

First race 1.55pm

 

 

Border Bandit seeks redemption back at Beverley tomorrow when he goes for gold in the feature race of the day. Trained by Tracy Waggott in Spennymoor, Co Durham, the seven-year-old gelding turned in a fine display on the Westwood on Bank Holiday Monday, when a head second behind Rousayan in an eight-and-a-half-furlong handicap.

 

Waggott is now optimistic her inmate can go one place better in the £10,000 Beverley Folk Festival Here 19-21 June Handicap (3.55) over course and distance. She said: 'He's really well and came out of his last race in good form. These days he's a lot more straightforward. He's not bothered leading and he's not bothered if you hold on to him, but he does need some stoking up in a race to keep him interested. Connor Beasley got on really well with him on Bank Holiday Monday and he'll keep the ride. Border Bandit's won before off this same mark of 80 so he's still reasonably well handicapped, but if he goes up much more he might struggle. He goes on any ground - it's all the same to him, really - so you'd have to be hopeful he'll run really well again.'

 

Waggott is also likely to be represented by Windforpower on the seven-race card, which is due to begin at 2.25pm. The five-year-old gelding knows Beverley well, having already competed at the track five times, and is one of 38 confirmations for the Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap at 3.25pm. Windforpower is in good form, too, after he twice finished in the money at Catterick following a smooth success on soft ground at Musselburgh on April 5. 'He's been great his season and is a lot more mature that he used to me,' said the trainer. 'We always thought he needed a bit of cover, getting there just on the line, but he's grown up a lot and he's a lot more versatile. He likes Beverley, even though he's not won there yet, so hopefully next week we can do something about that.'

 

Waggott has a good record at Beverley, which is largely because of Shadowtime, who has won seven times at the East Yorkshire circuit.
The 10-year-old gelding has not been sighted since last August, but a return to the Westwood is imminent. 'He's not in (full training) just yet, but he's really well and really happy,' said Waggott. 'He can't wait to get going again and I'm sure you'll see him at Beverley this summer as he loves the place.'

 

Perhaps the most interesting race on the card is the Racing UK On Channel 432 Maiden Stakes at 2.55pm. Recent winners of the five-furlong dash include Northgate Lad, Supplicant, Top Notch Tonto and Caspar Netscher. The meeting concludes at 5.25pm with the first of seven races comprising of the popular Beverley Middle Distance Handicap Series, which is now in its fifth year.
 
 

 

 

RESULTS UPDATE

 

Border Bandit finished a creditable third in the 3.55 - a race won

by Altharoos at 9/1 (the biggest priced winner of the day)

 

Windforpower was the 11/4 favourite in the 3.25 but also

crossed the line in third

HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST

 

MEET THE TRUST EVENT

 

SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015

 

The Tigers Lair, Anlaby Road, Hull

 

12 noon - 2pm

 

A keynote speech will be given by Robin Osterley, the Chief Executive of Supporters’ Direct. There will be music from Vinnie Whitehead, a Q & A session with the HCST Chairman, merchandise on sale and the chance to join the Trust. Oh and did we mention Billy Whitehurst will be there too?

 

For full details have a look at the website;

 

 

hullcitysupporterstrust.com/meet-the-trust-event-saturday-9-may-2015/

 

8 May

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

The largest edition of the Fans Forum is now available to download. Ahead of a huge game at the KC tomorrow, City fans assess the chances of us staying up and what it will take to make us safe.

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 8 MAY

 

7 May

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Hull KR hope to celebrate VE Day with victory in East Hull against Wakefield. Wakefield are bottom of the Super League table after losing all ten of their league games since smashing Rovers 44-24 in round two back in February. Rovers themselves are struggling for form with three straight defeats going into the fixture at the KC Lightstream Stadium. The disappointment of last week’s 60-0 defeat at Wigan can be eased with a win. What a nice gesture it was for Rovers to add Connor Lynes to their first team squad for the rest of the season. Lynes, who collapsed a day after playing for Lambwath Lions with a blood clot on his brain, will deliver the match ball prior to kick-off after being officially registered as a player with the RFL.

 

Hull FC travel to Warrington on Sunday looking for their fourth win from their last five matches. The only side to have been top of Super League and bottom of Super League this season know their task won’t be easy at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, but with their best run of form of the season, Lee Radford’s side will no doubt fancy their chances. Warrington themselves are looking for their fourth win from five and will want to make it three wins in a row at home. Both Hull and Rovers need wins to move away from the bottom of the table.

 

The same applies to Hull City, who start the weekend’s fixtures just one point above the relegation zone. Steve Bruce’s side were taught a footballing lesson by Arsenal in the Gunners’ 3-1 win at the KC Stadium on Monday night. Credit to the City fans in the North Stand for displaying a banner remembering the Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens in the fourth minute (Mertens’ shirt number was 4), who sadly died last week after suffering a heart attack during a game. City face Burnley who have beaten the Tigers in eight of their last nine meetings. This is City’s 150th game in the Premier League and there will be a party atmosphere afterwards if the three points are secured.

 

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

 

 

Charlie Mullan

 

UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

 

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY.......

 

4 May 2013

Hull City v Cardiff

 

When it was all about the football. How it always should be. One of the most historic days in the history of our club. And all achieved as Hull City AFC.

2 May

 

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

 

STAGE 2 PASSES THROUGH ETTON

 

 

Tigerlink went on a trip to the village of Etton to take in the Tour de Yorkshire this afternoon. Check out our short video of the riders passing by - pretty fast!

1 May

 

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE STAGE ONE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Check out this great video summarising all the action from

Day 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire

 

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2opyzn_tour-de-yorkshire-2015-summary-stage-1-bridlington-scarborough_sport

Tomorrow sees Stage 2 of the race pass through East Yorkshire

 

See the full route here

 

letour.yorkshire.com

1 May

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Well, what a week it’s been.

 

Les Hare has resigned as North Ferriby United chairman and retired from football.

 

Hull City take six points from six to edge closer to Premier League safety. 

 

Hull Ionians were crowned National Two North champions for the second time in three seasons.

 

Hull RUFC were relegated from the same division.

 

And Hull FC and Rovers occupy two of the bottom four places in Super League.

 

North Ferriby’s summer should have been about reliving their greatest ever day winning the FA trophy at Wembley a month ago. Now, the fans don’t know which players will take to the pitch for the first game of next season. And in what division will they be playing? They won’t have chairman Les Hare – for many Mr Ferriby - to greet them with his warm smile. It might be a rough period but the important thing for the club is that it does continue. That’s down to the owners, the Forsters who put the club up for sale recently. They need to ensure stability returns to the club as soon as possible. The doom and gloom that had surrounded the KC before the last two wins seems to have moved down the road to Ferriby.

 

Ferriby’s Wembley heroes were guests of Hull City on Tuesday night when they beat Liverpool 1-0. Michael Dawson’s header separated the two sides at the KC Stadium and the Villagers got the credit they deserved for their historic win over Wrexham. The players got to see City keep their second successive clean sheet in back-to-back wins. The win hasn’t guaranteed Premier League safety, but with four fixtures remaining, it gives Steve Bruce’s side a great chance of staying up. Monday Night Football rolls into the city when Arsenal look to avoid a Champions League qualifier by finishing second.

 

Hull FC’s Super League game with Salford goes ahead despite Salford’s request to have the game postponed because they don’t have enough players to fulfil the fixture. Three of their players are serving suspensions so they only have themselves to blame for not having enough players. Clubs have an U19s set-up so this should surely be a chance to try one of them in the senior set-up. He may rise to the challenge and help his side to a win. But now Salford owner Marwan Koukash has made it all about him and how his side deserve sympathy. He will soon realise that’s not how Super League works.

 

Rovers return from their defeat in France to take on the Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium. Rovers have already beaten Wigan this season but you’d have to fancy Wigan at home. It’s the first of two meetings in three weeks as the two sides do it all over again in the Challenge Cup. Given a choice, Rovers would prefer to win the cup game as it would take them closer to their first Challenge Cup final at Wembley since 1986. Trips there should come with a warning that not everything that glitters is gold.

 

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

 

 

Charlie Mullan

 

30 April


 

BEVERLEY GEARING UP FOR BANK HOLIDAY RACING

 

 

Here is the latest press release from the Beverley Races team ahead of what promises to be a fantastic day's racing for Family Day on Monday;

 

 

Beverley flies the flag for the north on Bank Holiday Monday with an attractive seven-race card that begins at 12.30pm.

 

Another big crowd on the Westwood is anticipated for the third meeting of the season, with Beverley chief executive Sally Iggulden keen to gauge reaction to the early start. To help racegoers acclimatise, the track will be selling brunch-time snacks like hot waffles and bacon sandwiches. Gates open earlier than usual after the British Horseracing Authority agreed to spread all bank holiday fixtures in the United Kingdom over a longer time frame to help increase betting turnover during busy afternoons.

 

Iggulden said: 'The early start time is part of a BHA initiative to remove races from the congested mid-afternoon slot. It is experimental and we look forward to hearing our customers’ feedback. This fixture is self-funded by the racecourse and has formed a successful addition to our fixture list over the past six years, providing an opportunity for northern horsemen and racegoers, on a day dominated by more southerly racecourses.'

 

Feature race is the £10,000 Swan Industrial Drives Handicap (2.45), won last year by Dubai Dynamo. Ruth Carr’s inmate is again in contention for the extended one-mile heat, while Toto Skyllachy, who struck in 2012 and 2013, has also been confirmed.

 

David Brown hopes to put the seal on what could be a fine weekend for the Nottinghamshire trainer when he saddles On The Tiles in the concluding White Rabbit Apprentice Handicap (3.55) over seven and a half furlongs.

 

The grey son of Royal Applause has been in decent form this year, and won nicely on his most recent outing at Wolverhampton on April 10.

'He did well at Wolverhampton and the visor seems to have brought him on,' said the Averham Park-based handler, who also runs the once-raced Home Again in the Mayday Raceday Median Auction Maiden (1.00).

'He's probably getting to his limit now, so we'll have to see if the handicapper is right by bumping him up 3lb. Marc Monaghan will ride him. He's ridden a few winners for me and should get on well with him.'

 

An important few days for Brown begins at Newmarket on Saturday when Wind Fire contests the Group Three Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes. The four-year-old sprinter is twice a Listed scorer and also finished third in the 2013 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. She was last seen finishing down the field in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in November, but has thrived during the winter, according to her trainer.

 

Brown told Beverley racecourse: 'She's a definite runner and we're looking forward to it. She's wintered well, and is bigger and stronger now as a four-year-old. It's hard for three-year-olds, but she still had a good season last year, though now might be the time she comes into her own.

Going over to America was hard for her, but she's recovered well and has had a good rest now. She looks tremendous and is in A1 condition.

She'll like the ground if it’s lightning-fast and this looks a good race for her. Here's hoping for a good weekend.'

 

The current going at Beverley is good to firm, with sunshine and showers forecast ahead of May Day Raceday.

 

 

For full details of Monday's racing visit the website

 

beverley-racecourse.co.uk/event-info/may-day-raceday-2015

 

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

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