13 January

 

FERENS ART GALLERY

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 12 NOON TODAY

 

 

Artwork selected for the 2017 Open Exhibition at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery will be on display today (Friday 13 January) form 12 noon - a week ahead of schedule - when the gallery re-opens to the public.

 

The high profile panel of judges - internationally renowned sculptor and Royal Academician David Mach, Director of the National Gallery, Dr Gabriele Finaldi and local actress Maureen Lipman - selected 331 artworks on 25 October 2016.

 

The exhibition celebrates its 50th anniversary this special year, and fittingly the results will therefore be displayed in the impressively refreshed and relit galleries alongside world-renowned masterpieces both from Hull's collection and on loan. The Open brings together a fascinating array of artwork including impressive paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics and textiles produced by local amatuer and professional artists. These highlight the contribution and quality of creativity in Hull and its surrounds and the annual event remains central to The Ferens' commitment to supporting and developing local artistic talent.

 

Artworks in the Open Exhibition can be purchased from 21 January and a catalogue for £3 is available from Friday 13 January.

 

The exhibition runs from Friday 13 January until Sunday 12 March.

 

The new star attraction at the gallery will be a restored 14th century gold panel painting 'Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter' by Pietro Lorenzetti

 

www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jan/12/hulls-ferens-gallery-reopen-52m-refit-backed-city-council

9 January

 

THE GUARDIAN

 

A really good article showcasing Hull and in particular the Ferens Art Gallery,

opening its doors to the public again on Friday 13 January after refurbishment

 

THE GUARDIAN - HULL: CITY OF CULTURE 2017 REVIEW -

PREPARE FOR A WHALE OF A TIME

8 January

BLADE

 

Wind turbine blade arrives in Queen Victoria Square overnight

 

Blade has been created for 'Look Up', a programme of temporary artworks conceived by artist Nayan Kukarni. Measuring a whopping 75 metres long, it is the world's largest handmade fibreglass component cast as a single element.

 

We popped down this morning to have a look - the delicate operation to locate the blade in its final position was well underway. The image below was taken by us this morning, and Hull Daily Mail have also put together a feature with ten fantastic shots;

 

HULL DAILY MAIL: TEN OF THE BEST BLADE PICTURES

HULL KINGSTON RADIO: HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

The latest edition of the Fans Forum is now available. Hear what Ian and guests have to say about the new boss Marco Silva, the upcoming FA Cup and league cup games, and the boycott of the FA Cup tie with Swansea at the KCOM.

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: FRIDAY 6 JANUARY

MADE IN HULL: WHAT A SHOW!

 

A few pics from our first visit on Monday 2 January - more to follow.

 

Highly recommend this - Hull never looked so good at night - if you haven't already been - go!

INSTAGRAM

 

@tigerlinkhcafc

 

We are now on Instagram and will be posting a picture every day throughout 2017.

 

If you don't have an Instagram account, you can use Pictaram, the online Instagram posts viewer;

 

www.pictaram.com/user/tigerlinkhcafc/4343838524

1 January

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

TO EVERYONE IN THE CITY OF CULTURE AND BEYOND!

 

 

During the year we will be celebrating and promoting our wonderful city and doing our bit to ensure that as many people as possible enjoy the very best of Hull. It is no exaggeration to say this is the opportunity of a generation to bring positive change to the city and really make the most of the national and international attention that we will get over the next twelve months. Who knows what will happen in 2018 and beyond - only time will tell, but let's all give it our best shot and pull together to make this one Hull of a party.

 

Cheers everyone!

 

A few links to kick off our year in the spotlight - it all starts with a bang on New Years Day

with a spectacular river firework display.

 

Full details about the fireworks can be found here;

 

www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/in-with-a-bang-new/

 

Made in Hull (1-7 January) - this looks amazing judging by the testing pics on social media;

 

www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/madeinhull/

 

Hull Daily Mail article - January highlights;

 

www.hulldailymail.co.uk/hull-city-of-culture-highlights-for-january-2017/story-30016383-detail/story.html

 

The Hull City of Culture 2017 Instagram account has some good stuff;

 

www.pictaram.com/user/2017hull/476745496

 

Made in Hull UK City of Culture 2017 - Radio 4;

 

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b085hs4k

 

And of course the Hull 2017 official website is the place to go for the programme of official events and information about volunteering;

 

www.hull2017.co.uk

 

Sean McAllister Guardian interview;

 

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/01/sean-mcallister-made-in-hull-city-of-culture?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Keep an eye on our website and social media throughout the year for

images, videos and articles celebrating all things Hull

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

 

We would like to wish you all a fantastic festive season.

 

Let's hope the mighty Hull City AFC can provide some extra Christmas cheer at the KCOM on Boxing Day against Manchester City.

 

Cheers everyone!

IT'S CHRISTMAS!

Some good stuff going on over Christmas and the New Year, for more ideas and event posters check out our 'What's on in the Hull area' page

 

HULL CITY V CRYSTAL PALACE

 

Q & A WITH 'THE EAGLES BEAK'

 

 

What were your hopes and expectations for the 2016/17 season?

 

Personally, my hopes and expectations were to finish in the top ten and win the FA cup. Last season we were so close to grasping that trophy it still resonates as a deeply disappointing and miserable memory. Also, the fact that Louis Van-Gal won the cup with Manchester United but then got the sack anyway made the competition seem fairly meaningless and unappreciated. Something that it most certainly is not. If I could experience just going to the FA cup final again I would and I’m sure you would agree with being a Hull fan. After the start Palace have made this season my expectations have dramatically dropped to just hoping we can avoid a relegation battle.

 

Was it a successful pre season and transfer window for the club or are there areas that still need improving?

 

We had a successful pre season I feel after our only loss being against Fulham (the one I went to). Beating Spanish giants Valencia was a huge boost to the atmosphere in the fans before the new campaign started which was all taken away fairly quickly with a 1-0 loss at home to West Bromwich Albion. We had a very active transfer window with the likes of Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend, Steve Mandanda, James Tomkins and Mathieu Flamani arriving at Palace. In my eyes, these were all exciting signings but are all underperforming in a team that hasn’t quite jelled yet. We also sold a few big names in the summer with current club captain at the time Mile Jedinak departing for Aston Villa. There has been games this season where I feel we needed Jedi, the West Ham at home game for example. That extra bit of strength in midfield may have helped get something from the game. Yannick Bolasie also left for Everton which was a transfer many Palace fans were upset about until he disregarded us before he left the club and finally, Dwight Gayle to Newcastle United. That transfer still haunts us today I believe and had he still been at the club I think he could have been getting first team football, especially now Connor Wickham is out for the season with an ACL injury. I felt our new signings were upgrades at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign but at the moment those areas are not looking as sharp as I’d have hoped.

How popular is Alan Pardew? Should we believe the media hype that his job is currently on the line?


Alan Pardew’s job is definitely on the line so the media hype is understandable after going fourteen games without a win last season and then six this season. Any other manager in the Premier League would have been sacked and I think Pardew would have last term if he hadn’t have had that FA cup run. The win against Southampton last Saturday was crucial despite having some luck with the goals (especially the first) and I would like to hope our form is on the up. Pardew was very popular when he first started at Palace and during that time we were playing very well but, it seemed the further we got in the cup, the worse we got in the league and this did almost cost us our Premier League status. We have some tough fixtures coming up against top six sides soon so if Pardew doesn’t get back to back wins this weekend, I would not be surprised to see him go.

We know a little about Steve Parish, but please tell us a bit about the owners of Palace, are there any tensions with fans?

The Palace I know and love have always been careful with ownership and shareholders after almost going out of business in 2010 thanks to Steve Parish so I believe we own the guy a lot. The new American owners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer have a ‘large share’ in the club which is reportedly just below half so that Parish can still have the final say on major decisions. The only tension there is at the moment is between the fans, Steve Parish and Alan Pardew. Steve and Alan seem to be good friends which is good until things start going wrong. After Pardew’s awful record in 2016 Palace fans believe the friendship they have between them is stopping any decisions about Pard’s future being made. Their thumbs up to each other after the win against Southampton really did not help either. I have to say though, Steve Parish does get a lot of stick from the Palace faithful but he is only one face out of three and I believe us a fan base forget that sometimes.

Tigerlink played a big part in the CTWD (City Till We Die) Group and later development of the Hull City Supporters Trust What are your thoughts on Football Supporter Trusts?


They play an invaluable role in representing the fans at clubs up and down the country and often have a say on different issues at clubs. Some have had to become more involved than others, but regardless, their existence is very much needed particularly in this day and age when clubs and fans seem to experience very different issues to that of ten or fifteen years ago.

This time last season our owners introduced a 'membership scheme' which effectively meant we are the only sporting club in Europe not to offer concessions to the young and elderly. How do you view this?

It’s truly awful. I would be furious if this was a decision made by Palace because it would mean I wouldn’t be able to share watching the team with my 70 year old grandfather every other Saturday. It is pricing people out of the game.

Perhaps you could share your views on Hull City as a club, our emergence as a 'yoyo' Club and our start to this season?

I feel for the fans of Hull because you are a likable club but the ownership is abysmal. You know only too well the problems you have experienced but the attempt to change the name of the club was ridiculous and I’m glad it didn’t go in Assem Allam’s favour. Seeing the way Hull is run does make me thankful of the owners Palace have but it doesn’t take anything away from the perception that Hull City AFC is a likeable, distinguished and attractive club that I would like to see stay in the Premier League.

Name one player from each team that the opposition should be concerned about? Which Palace player is most likely to receive a yellow card?

I’m concerned to face Robert Snodgrass, a player in good form and scoring goals. I would say that Wilfried Zaha will be a concern for you due to his excellent form so far this season, an unplayable and tricky individual. One that I adore with all my Palace blood. Two players that spring to mind when thinking about yellow cards are James McArthur and Damien Delaney. They are both very likely to see yellow due to the positions they play and their style of play.

A prediction for the game?

I think the confidence Palace got from beating Southampton last weekend will set us in good stead for the game against Hull. I’m going for and hoping for a solid 1-0 win.

And finally, a bit about The Eagles Beak?

The Eagles Beak has grown immensely in a very short space of time and currently boasts a team of over ten regular contributors. We aim to continue providing fans with independent opinion based views on a daily basis and not just on Palace. You can find The Eagles Beak active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Huge thanks to Dan for answering these questions for us.

 

We also had a chat to The Eagles Beak and answered a few questions, you can find these at theeaglesbeak.com

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

Rick joins host Ian Waterson to discuss the latest City news and results

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER

105+dB PROJECT: RECORDING AT TONIGHT'S GAME

 

HULL CITY v NEWCASTLE UNITED: TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER


Hull City fans are invited to be part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 opening event.


Invisible Flock are recording the crowd at the Hull v Newcastle cup match on Tuesday 29 November at 7.45pm as part of a new work called 105+dB. 105+dB is a site specific sonic installation about identity, place and creating dialogue in unexpected places.


Everyone is invited to 105+dB from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 January, 4-9pm at Zebedee’s Yard as part of Made in Hull, Hull 2017’s free and unticketed opening event.


Leading interactive arts organisation Invisible Flock is inviting Hull City fans to be part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s week-long opening e​vent ​Made in Hull, a free sound and light spectacular curated by BAFTA-nominated documentary film-maker Sean McAllister.


Described by the Guardian as “real innovators” of digital and interactive art, Invisible Flock will record the crowd at the Hull v Newcastle cup match on Tuesday 29 November for an ambitious 3D sonic installation called 105+dB. As such, they are asking fans to bring back to life forgotten chants to help create a ‘Classic City Song Book’.


Using a custom built array of microphones positioned around the stadium, they will capture both the roar of the crowd and individual voices. The 360-degree sound footprint of Hull City Fans will then be transported to Zebedee’s Yard from Sunday 1 January to Saturday 7 January as part of Hull 2017’s free and unticketed opening event.

 

Leading interactive arts organisation Invisible Flock is inviting Hull City fans to be part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s week-long opening e​vent ​Made in Hull, a free sound and light spectacular curated by BAFTA-nominated documentary film-maker Sean McAllister.


Described by the Guardian as “real innovators” of digital and interactive art, Invisible Flock will record the crowd at the Hull v Newcastle cup match on Tuesday 29 November for an ambitious 3D sonic installation called 105+dB. As such, they are asking fans to bring back to life forgotten chants to help create a ‘Classic City Song Book’.


Using a custom built array of microphones positioned around the stadium, they will capture both the roar of the crowd and individual voices. The 360-degree sound footprint of Hull City Fans will then be transported to Zebedee’s Yard from Sunday 1 January to Saturday 7 January as part of Hull 2017’s free and unticketed opening event.


105+dB, which premiered in June in Lille as part L’Entorse Festival and the Euro 2016 celebrations, invites audiences to explore and respond to the architecture of sound and our relationships to public spaces. The collective and individual cheers and boos, chants and songs, create a three dimensional roar for participants to navigate, walking through and around a wall of sound as if it were a sculpture.

 

Artist, Ben Eaton explains “105+dB refers to the sound level at which individual voices are lost in a crowd and we’re interested in exploring what it means to belong as an individual or part of a mass. The work evokes a strong emotional response from a wide range of audiences who have experienced it to date, it presents a playful interaction for people of all ages in a shared public space. We want to invite Hull City fans to be a key part of the Hull 2017 opening ceremony by capturing their unique chants.”


Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull 2017, added: “It’s fantastic that the city’s football fans are able to get involved in our opening event by lending their voices to a unique soundscape, which will allow people who may never have stepped foot inside a sports stadium, to experience the atmosphere of a match.”


For​ more ​information on ​Made in Hull, which celebrates 70 years of the city through large-scale projection on buildings, illuminated skylines, soundscapes, shop window installations and live performance, visit ​www.hull2017.co.uk/madeinhull

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

A new face (well, voice) on the Fans Forum last night - none other than the author of '46 And Counting' - Ian Bunton. We really enjoyed this one despite the on and off the field misery at Hull City!

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER

46 AND COUNTING: A FAMILY JOURNEY

 

A book by Ian Bunton

 

Ian's book tells the story of the 2015/16 season, culminating in promotion back to the Premier League for Hull City. He attended all 58 games during last season and the book includes a chapter about each game. Here is a bit about the book, taken from the back cover;

 

 

Back in May 1983, at the tender age of fourteen, I set out to my first Hull City away game. A Simon Gray special eventually took us to the delights of Spotland, Rochdale. Hardly a glamour tie you might say. But it was enough, I was hooked. City was in my DNA. Unfortunately the next twenty odd years brought many more lows than highs, enough to detract the interest of many. Finally though, following a move to a new stadium, City actually started being quite good. This also happened to coincide with the birth of my son, Thomas, and he too, was soon indoctrinated into the fold, and the cycle of addiction started again. Before we knew it, the unthinkable had happened. City made it to The Premier League (twice!). However, it wasn’t to last long. A sunny afternoon back in May 2015, saw City slump to a 0-1 home defeat against ‘Bloody Burnley’. Relegation loomed. Thomas was crestfallen. In a vain attempt to cheer him up, I uttered the words, “Never mind son, The Championship will be better. We might even win a few games. Tell you what, let’s try and go to every game.” He was up for it. And with that, this book was born. Enclosed herein is the story of our journey of the 2015/16 season, following our team, Hull City AFC.

 

'No silverware, we don't care, we'll follow Hull City everywhere'

 

We met up with Ian at the KCOM to film this short video about the book;

 

Ian should have 1500 copies of the book available for purchase from 22/23 November. He is very keen to promote the book and ensure as many people as possible get to enjoy it.

 

Ian is in the process of getting some promotional material made and we will be helping to display this and promote the book in the coming weeks. Keep your eye on this site as well as our social media and other local groups and media including the Hull City Supporters Trust.

HULL TRUTH

SPIDERS FROM MARS COMPETITION

As mentioned in the poster, enter on the Hull Truth Facebook page or the One Hull of a City Facebook page in order to be in with a chance of winning the Hull Truth cards.

 

Mike has also produced a fantastic Hull Truth card featuring former City goalkeeper Ian McKechnie and that famous incident with a load of oranges. Check it (and the rest of them out) on the Hull Truth Facebook page.

'WEEPING WINDOW' POPPY SCULPTURE

TO ADORN MARITIME MUSEUM IN 2017

 

This is going to look amazing - the poppy installation will be in place from 22 March to 29 May 2017 and is sure to attract visitors from far and wide.

 

Great news for the city centre!

 

bbc.co.uk

 

AMY JOHNSON STATUE UNVEILED 

 

A fantastic tribute to one of the most famous faces from Hull's history and a great inspiration for the 'Statue for Ebenezer' campaign. A fitting tribute to a remarkable woman - we hope that a similar tribute to Ebenezer Cobb Morley will soon be adorning our fine city.

 

hulldailymail.co.uk

MADE IN HULL: SEASON LAUNCH

HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016

 

THURSDAY 3 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

 

Another great line up for this year's festival - check it out at

 

hullcomedy.co.uk

HEADS UP FESTIVAL

 

WEDNESDAY 5 - SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016

 

headsup.e52.co.uk

 

22 September

 

ARE YOU READY FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE?

 

What a day!

 

We now know what's in store for the first season 'Made in Hull'

 

Click on the image below to visit hull2017.co.uk

There is also a good summary on the BBC website

describing some of the highlights

 

www.bbc.co.uk

HULL KINGSTON RADIO: HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Sale saga, new signings, our Manager of the Month and much more...

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2016

 

One of the best things about the Freedom Festival is seeing people of all ages out and about on the streets enjoying some great entertainment. This year was no exception and even the rain on Saturday didn't deter the crowds and there was a great atmosphere throughout.

 

We can't wait for next year!

EPL ROUND TABLE: HULL CITY UPDATE

 

After a busy deadline day earlier in the week, Peter had a chat to Kevin about our new signings - click the link to listen

 

EPL ROUND TABLE: HULL CITY UPDATE SPECIAL

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2016

 

FRIDAY 2 - SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

 

It's that time of year again! Some good stuff happening over the next few days, and with most of it free of charge, a great opportunity to get out and enjoy our beautiful city and the fantastic entertainment coming up.

 

Check out the full programme at

 

www.freedomfestival.co.uk

TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: LAST MINUTE CITY

SECURE SIXTH SIGNING

 

A warm welcome to our new recruits - a welcome boost to give us some much needed depth to the squad. Goalkeeper David Marshall was the first to sign, followed by Ryan Mason from Spurs and Will Keane from Manchester United.

 

Transfer Deadline Day saw some frantic last minute activity culminating in the signatures of James Weir, Dieumerci Mbokani and in the final hour, Markus Henriksen.

 

 

Best of luck to all of the new boys!

THE SENIOR TIGERS CLUB: NEW WEBSITE

 

 

Rob from The Senior Tigers Club got in touch to tell us about the recently launched Senior Tigers website. Here is what he had to say;

 

 

 

'The Senior Tigers Club is a social group which has been, and will continue to be, an avid supporter of Hull City AFC. The aim of The Senior Tigers Club is to promote the activities of the Senior Tigers and provide a platform for our members to enjoy the company of like-minded supporters.

 

Established in 2000, the Senior Tigers hold regular monthly meetings, usually at the KCOM Stadium. These meetings allow members to enjoy each other's company and reminisce many football memories through guest speakers who attend the meetings.

 

In addition to the regular meetings (which include Christmas and End of Season luncheons), the Senior Tigers committee organise trips to various locations and establishments.

 

All Hull City supporters who are aged 55 and over can join The Senior Tigers Club. You can view the website at seniortigers.org.uk for details of meetings, social events, trips and much more. Joining is easy - visit the 'Join Us' section of the website or attend one of the meetings to sign up in person.'

 

 

 

www.seniortigers.org.uk

HULL KINGSTON RADIO: HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Great to be back on Hull Kingston Radio having a chat about, amongst other things, that fantastic win against Leicester City to kick off our Premier League campaign in style. Shame the off the pitch stuff isn't so joyous....

 

Here's the link if you missed it live last night

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: FRIDAY 19 AUGUST

EPL ROUND TABLE

 

A real pleasure to be involved in the latest edition of the EPL Round Table podcast hosted by Kevin (Spurs) @Kevrov and featuring Gags (Liverpool) @GagsTandon, Dan (West Brom) @BaggiesFacts and Peter @HCAFCTigerlink.

 

EPL ROUND TABLE: SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

 

THE CHAMPIONS TURNED OVER BY THE TIGERS AS FANS

AIR THEIR VIEWS TO A WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE

 

HULL CITY 2 LEICESTER CITY 1

 

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2016

 

Demand was high for the red cards produced by the Hull City Supporters Trust and distributed pre match in West Park. Then an outstanding, committed and inspiring performance by the boys on the pitch to inflict an opening day defeat on Leicester City. In the current climate, just what we needed. 

 

Here are a few shots of the pre match scenes in West Park...

Match reports...

 

THE GUARDIAN

 

SKY SPORTS

 

HULL DAILY MAIL

PODCAST: THE TIGERS DOWN UNDER

 

 A great podcast from Hull City fans in Australia - great to make contact with

Alex O'Neill from 'The Tigers Down Under.'

 

You can check them out on You Tube - here is the latest podcast from this season;

And here is special guest Richard Garcia having a chat...

12 August

 

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Listen again to the latest edition of the Fans Forum

(originally broadcast earlier tonight)

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM: FRIDAY 12 AUGUST

HULL CITY v LEICESTER CITY

 

Protest details for Saturday's season opener

 

hullcitysupporterstrust.com/city-vs-leicester-protest-details/

BOND HAS LICENCE TO THRILL ON JOURNAL LADIES' DAY

 

Bond Bombshell will attempt to do her bit for girl power on Journal Ladies' Day at Beverley on Wednesday. The three-year-old filly, trained by David O'Meara, is a real course specialist and bids for a fourth victory on the Westwood in the concluding race of Beverley's most popular afternoon of the season.

 

Bond Bombshell is one of nine declared runners for division two of the Ladies Day Handicap (5.35) over the flying five furlongs and arrives in East Yorkshire on the back of a dominant triumph at the track on July 26.

The three-year-old daughter of Monsieur Bond was bred at Little Manor Farm, Nawton, by Penelope Avison, who also owns the horse under the Trendy Ladies syndicate banner.

 

Mrs Avison and the 15-strong Trendy Ladies have been a staple of the Beverley summer, with their enthusiastic celebrations a regular feature in the winner's enclosure. Connections of Bond Bombshell are optimistic the filly can once again shine at her favourite course. Mrs Avison said: 'David only runs his horses if they are in good order and all the reports are that our filly is in great form. I thought she was quite businesslike in the way she won last time, and even though she's gone up 4lb, you can never rule her out at Beverley. David used to train next to me at Nawton and the gallops there have an uphill shoot. I'm sure that's really helped her run at a track like Beverley as it really built up her back-end and has got her well balanced.'

 

'It's always very difficult to win a race, but when it happens it's a momentous, wonderful feeling. And even if it doesn't happen, The Trendy Ladies are always out to enjoy ourselves - which has to be what racing is all about. Beverley do a wonderful job and Ladies' Day is always a great occasion, with all the colour and all of those fantastic outfits. The Trendy Ladies are probably a bit long in the tooth now to keep up with the height of fashion, but, as always, we'll be out to have fun - win, lose or draw.'

 

Premier tickets are sold out for Journal Ladies' Day – though grandstand, paddock and course enclosure tickets are still available and can be booked up until 2pm on raceday.

 

Gates open at 11am for pavilion guests, and 11.30am for the rest of the course, with racing due to begin at 2pm. Light watering is taking place to preserve the going, which is good to firm, with sunny intervals forecast and temperatures set to rise to 17C for Journal Ladies' Day.

HULL CITY AFC
A PREMIER LEAGUE TITANIC?

 

On Saturday 28 May the good ship Hull City was launched into the Premier League, it's third voyage in these tricky waters.

But at least the famous ship was well into it's journey when it hit trouble. The crew at the KCOM have struck an iceberg before the journey has even started. The captain has made an honourable exit and as each day passes there are reports of some crew wanting to jump ship and men already overboard. At the moment the ship is bound to flounder, there aren't enough crew left to man it.

But don't blame the crew! The ship's owners were never qualified to oversee such a voyage. The ship has been in a bad state of disrepair for over two years and the owners may have been looking to scuttle it for some time. It often looked smart on the outside, but a closer look would have revealed it needed a total overhaul from top to bottom.

Hull City fans have had more than their fair share of calamity over the years, but we are currently sinking fast. Despite Wembley glory and a return to the top tier, our Club is a shambles, with fan unrest, several planned protests and no signings. It is virtually civil war between our owners and our fans.

This crazy situation stems from the FA's decision to snub Assem Allam's name change request. Our wealthy owners appear to have had their own agenda since this rejection. Rich businessmen can be irrational and vindictive if they don't get their own way. And it is the fans who have felt the impact of the Allams' wounded pride. Our owners appear to be intent on mischief, playing rich men's games and creating mayhem. They were never going to leave quietly, but they are clearly intent on destroying the club as a farewell gift to supporters. We can only hope a saviour is out there somewhere. Can the Premier League step in? Does anyone know what our owners really want?

On arrival the Allams said they wanted to leave a legacy to the people of Hull. They could have been heros, but instead they will be remembered with bitterness and hate by the majority. Ironically they have made generous gifts to local hospitals and the university. But they arrived saying 'we are not football people' and sadly they will depart clueless, having learnt very little.

The last 2 years have low points galore. A dreadful badge, more reminiscent of a Wolves badge, omits the words 'Hull City' or even 'Hull'. This omission is replicated in much of the Club's marketing with no obvious moves to ditch the outlawed rebranding.

Our owners have never grasped or accepted the role of the fans, the community and local history and heritage, so have never got to grips with the off pitch side of the game. The club has been 'up for sale' for two years and more recently has been pursued by several overseas buyers. But it's unclear whether the Allams have wanted to sell at any stage. It may be they want to enjoy the publicity and fan anguish created by the continued uncertainty. Or did Assem Allam see football club ownership as a route to rubbing shoulders with dignitaries and celebrities to assist a quest for a knighthood or similar honours?Perhaps we will never know.

Gentleman manager Steve Bruce showed huge dignity in his departure. Hull Ciy's most successful manager ever was eventually forced out after trying desperately to find a way to work with the owners. He did amazingly well but his patience ran out. It was remarkable he stated as long as he did.

Hull City needs stability, otherwise players and fans will depart in droves. Already thousands boycott home games, partly due to a quite ludicrous membership scheme, hurriedly introduced in order to annoy fans. It is the only scheme in Europe not to provide concessions and is already being investigated by Premier League officials.

All this as the city prepares for UK City of Culture status in 2017.

Hope lies with the planned actions of the admirable Hull City Supporters Trust and possibly the pressure of the KCOM becoming a national media focus when Hull City start their Premier League campaign against Champions Leicester City on Saturday 13 August.

So surely someone or something can save us from further torment. Buy our Club before any further damage is done. We are sinking fast and as you read this fellow fans are sending out an SOS. Please join them in voicing your anger and let's rebuild our wonderful football club.

7 August

 

Amazing day yesterday at Humber Street Sesh!
 

Check out our photo galleries at

 

 

facebook.com/HCAFCTIGERLINK

 

tigerlink.co.uk/gallery/

6 August

 

IT'S HERE!

 

HUMBER STREET SESH

 

www.humberstreetsesh.co.uk

PERFORM AT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2016

 

There are some exciting opportunities to get involved with this year's festival - why not apply to perform with the Hull Freedom Chorus, Cirque Bijou's Umbrella Project or the Word on the Street Freedom Stories.

 

 

No experience neccessary - to find out more check out the Freedom Festival website

 

www.freedomfestival.co.uk/projects/opportunities/

The full programme for the festival is available at

www.freedomfestival.co.uk/whatson/

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

SPECIAL EDITION: STEVE BRUCE DEPARTS

 

Ian Waterson hosts a specially convened edition of the Hull City Fans Forum. Amid an injury crisis, a takeover deal reportedly 'dead in the water' and ongoing discontent with the membership scheme - today it has been widely reported Steve Bruce has left the club.

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - SPECIAL EDITION

AMY JOHNSON FESTIVAL

 

1 JULY 2016 - 31 MARCH 2017

 

 

2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson CBE. Amy was born in Hull in 1903 and was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

 

The Amy Johnson Festival aims to celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages.

 

We are particularly looking forward to ticking off as many 'Moths for Amy' as we can - these unique artworks are modelled on the hugely successful 'Larkin with Toads' project. There are 59 giant fibreglass moths at various locations and they wil remain in place until 31 March 2017.

 

You can find out more about Amy and the festival and also

download a festival programme and a moth guide at

 

amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk

 

And if you want a sneak preview of all of the moths together (they look amazing by the way) check out this section of the website amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/moth-gallery/

 

BEVERLEY RACES

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE

 

 

Here is the latest press release from the Beverley Racecourse Team ahead of today's 8-race card;

 

 

LOUGHNANE IN HUNT FOR WESTWOOD WINNER

 

First-season trainer David Loughnane hopes a big run from Nonno Giulio at Beverley on Wednesday can act as a launchpad for the biggest week of his fledgling career.

 

Based at David O'Meara's old yard in Nawton, North Yorkshire, Loughnane will arrive in East Yorkshire in good spirits after Nonno Giulio impressively won a one-mile Wetherby handicap on his last run on May 17. The five-year-old son of Halling now takes aim at a double in Beverley's Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap (3.00) over eight and a half furlongs. Victory on the Westwood would also provide a timely lift for Loughnane, who next week has Royal Ascot aspirations with stablemate Earth Drummer.

 

Loughnane told www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk: 'Nonno Giulio won really well at Wetherby last time and the ground should again be perfect for him. There's no secret behind what we've done with him. It's just about training him the way he needs to be trained and keeping him nice and fresh and relaxed. He was further back than we planned at Wetherby and though he is drawn stall one, we'll ride the race as we see it. It's a good race, but we'd like to think he'll go well.'

 

Nonno Giulio is one of 10 declared runners in a fine renewal of the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap which features Ruth Carr's last-time-out winner Victoire De Lyphar. Simply Shining (Richard Fahey), Final (Mark Johnston), Dutch Artist (O'Meara) and Beverley favourites Jacbequick and Shadowtime add further strength in depth.

 

Earth Drummer is next Wednesday likely to represent Loughnane in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. The six-year-old son of Dylan Thomas was cut in price to around 16-1 for the big one-mile handicap after he finished an unlucky-in-running fifth in the seven-furlong Victoria Cup at Ascot on May 7.

 

Loughnane said: 'Everything that went wrong could have gone wrong in the Victoria Cup, but he still ran a smashing race. Course form is the best form, so hopefully we can get him there and he can run his race. We'd be fairly confident he'll get into the race, so it will be a hell of an experience to have a Royal runner in my first season training.'

 

Beverley's eight-race fixture on Wednesday is due to begin at 2pm, with the going currently good to firm and watering taking place to preserve conditions.

 

beverley-racecourse.co.uk

Hull - UK City of Culture 2017

'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.'

 

June 2013

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