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Hear what the fans had to say ahead of our game with Leeds United

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 22 APRIL

PREDICTABLE?

 

11 REASONS WHY HULL CITY LOOK LIKE

FALLING SHORT OFAUTOMATIC  PROMOTION

 

Pressure seemed to get to the players in vital games, the goalless draws at home to Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday, plus both Derby County fixtures were good examples of this and the defeat at Middlesborough was pivotal for both Clubs, providing inspiration for them  and a corresponding slump for us.

 

Relegation zone sides also caused us problems, vital points were dropped against poor sides like Rotherham, Charlton, Bristol City and Leeds.

 

Every game became an ordeal as we moved towards the final stages of the season. The KC was often quiet, with many fans absent for reasons of ticket price, politics or poor entertainment value. A full stadium might have made a difference.

 

Defence has been our strength under Bruce and it remains steady. We were top of the table on several occasions in 2015/16, but in too many games we seemed keener to prevent defeat rather than ensure a win, we were reluctant to push men forward and we failed to 'kick on' at the key stage of the season. We rarely started a game with two recognised strikers.

 

Inspiration was lacking, too often games were played at a low tempo with an inability to break down well organised defences.

 

Championship sides sussed us. They realised that if they could score the game's first goal, we weren't likely to fight back and win, our game statistics demonstrate this.

 

Transfer Window activity in January is often vital for sides seeking automatic promotion. It wasn't great for us in 2016. Nick Powell was a calculated gamble that failed and we remained with very few options up front and the goals started to dry up.

 

Assem and Ehab Allam made no effort to unite the fans when a formal statement accepting the FA name change decision could have boosted and stabilised the Club. They boycotted games, and continued their erratic behaviour with uncertainty around the sale of the Club and their own motivation to remain at the helm, culminating in ill timed publicity for a dubious membership scheme just before the run in.

 

Bruce too often didn't seem to know his best side and with Chuba Akpom apparently frozen out soon after Christmas our limited options up front were exposed and we had too heavy a reliance on Abel Hernandez.

 

Leadership on the pitch was patchy with many longing for the passion of an Ian Ashbee type player during the all important run in.

 

Either Steve Bruce didn't get the best out of his players or maybe our highly rated squad wasn't as good as we thought it was. Most fans seem to think we have under achieved and enthusiasm for the play offs is a touch luke warm.

 

BEVERLEY RACES: SEASON OPENER

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL

 

 

TOP NOTCH TONTO TEAM REACH FOR THE STARS WITH OREWA

 

Prominent owner Keith Brown feels he could have found 'the next Top Notch Tonto' ahead of Orewa’s debut at Beverley’s first meeting of the season on Wednesday. The two-year-old son of Helmet cost Brown 18,000 euro at Tattersalls Ireland last September and is one of eight declarations for the five-furlong Welcome Back To Beverley Novice Auction Stakes (2.35).


Brown’s silks are best known for Top Notch Tonto, the 2013 QEII runner-up who broke his maiden at the second attempt on the Westwood. His owner, who hails from Swanland, East Yorkshire, is also expecting big things from the Brian Ellison-trained Orewa. Brown said: 'He’s the most expensive horse I’ve ever bought, but he’s such a well-bred, lovely colt. All Helmet colts were making around £50k to £75k but this one came out at around 1.45pm, and by that time everyone was knocking back food and drink and I was the only left in the sales hall, so I think we’ve got a bargain.

 

He’s got quite a high action so I hope we don’t get too much more rain, but Beverley is obviously my local track and this looks a good race for him. From what we’ve seen so far, I’m hoping he could be our next Top Notch Tonto. He’s been working really well and is a smashing-looking horse.'

 

Top Notch Tonto, meanwhile, is reported in top form as the distinctive-looking six-year-old gears up for a return to the track in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on April 22. Brown told www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk: 'Tonto was really unlucky last year. He obviously won at York, but three other times he was beaten by such a short margin. We’ll start him out in the mile-and-a-quarter race at Sandown and then hopefully kick on from there. He’s as good as ever -Brian is thrilled with him - and I”m hoping for a big year with him.'

 

Beverley’s seven-race card on Wednesday is due to begin at 2pm, with the official going on Tuesday morning described as good to soft.

 

Feature race is the £11,500 NL Van Truck And Car Hire Handicap (3.10), won last year by 100-rated sprinter Pipers Note.

 

Beverley racecourse has invested over £800,000 on refurbishments in the close season, while chief executive Sally Iggulden pledged that no class five race all year will be contested for less than £6,000 in prize-money.

 

 

For full details of today's race meeting check out

 

beverley-racecourse.co.uk

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HULL CITY FANS FORUM - FRIDAY 8 APRIL

THE FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS' FEDERATION VISIT HULL

 

SATURDAY 2 APRIL

THE TIGERS LAIR, ANLABY ROAD

1pm - 2pm

 

Michael Brunskill (Director of Communications at the FSF) will be the guest of the Hull City Supporters Trust (HCST) at The Tigers Lair tomorrow.

 

Matthew Rudd of Amber Nectar will be compering the event, at which Michael will be talking about the FSF’s work and its campaigns, and fielding questions afterwards.

 

Full details can be found on the HCST website at

 

hullcitysupporterstrust.com/the-football-supporters-federation-roadshow-comes-to-hull-on-2nd-april/

CHELSEA 2 HULL CITY 2

26 MARCH 1966


50 years ago one of the great Hull City games of all time. Waggy with two goals in the FA Cup Quarter Final against Chelsea.

 

Five days later City lost the replay 3-1 at Boothferry Park in front of 45,328 fans, Chris Simpkin with the only goal for the Tigers.

ONE NAME CHANGE THAT WILL GO AHEAD...

 

The KC Stadium is to be renamed the KCOM Stadium. The official relaunch will happen on Monday 4 April and as part of the major rebrand, the home of Hull KR - the KC Lightstream Stadium, is to become the Lightstream Stadium.

13 March

 

SO FAR SO GOOD

 

We had a wander around this afternoon and took a look at the work in progress at

The Stage @ The Dock and the new C4DI building next door

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Friday 11 March

 

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HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 11 MARCH

HEADS UP FESTIVAL

 

9 - 19 March 2016

 

Check out the full programme at

 

www.headsupfestival.org.uk

7 March

IS 'ONE YOU' FOR YOU?

Today marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign to help adults in Hull avoid future diseases caused by modern day life. Everyday habits and behaviours - such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.

 

'One You’ aims to encourage adults, particular those in middle age, to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now, and in later life.

 

Latest figures show that life expectancy at older ages is at record levels, yet many are spending their retirement living in ill health. Currently fifteen million Britons are living with a long-term health condition, yet studies show living healthily in middle age can double your chances of being healthy when you are 70.

 

One You provides tools, support and encouragement to help improve your health right away. You can take the One You health quiz to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.

 

 

Check out the brand new website and social media at the links below

 

www.nhs.uk/oneyou

 

www.facebook.com/OneYouPHE

 

@OneYouPHE

HULL INDEPENDENT CINEMA

 

 

New March - June season of film now on sale! 

 

40 films over 4 months, most of which are exclusive screenings

showing in Hull for the first time.

 

 

Some top picks include Love - The Movie, Youth, The Assassin (2015 film), Hitchcock/Truffaut, Anomalisa, Krigen/A War, Son of Saul/Saul fia, Victoria, Green Room and Mustang.

 

 

Tickets and full info and membership at

 

www.hullindependentcinema.com

A WHOLE LOTTA HOCKNEY

 

Locally based artist the subject of exhibition to cover six decades 

 

 

From the Daily Telegraph 

By Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent

 

'Six decades of David Hockney's work is to be exhibited by Tate Britain...with a room left over for works yet to be created.

 

David Hockney is to celebrate his 80th birthday with the 'world’s most extensive retrospective' of his work, as he promises to produce a room full of new works for Tate Britain.

 

The Tate gallery is to honour Hockney with his first major British retrospective in 30 years in 2017, aiming to renew the artist’s popular reputation and bring new focus to his intelligent side.'

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35629503

 

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12167440/David-Hockney-celebrates-80th-birthday-with-Tate-Britain-retrospective.html?platform=hootsuite

 

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/feb/22/david-hockney-show-one-tate-britains-biggest-ever

CITY OF CULTURE 2017: WILL HULL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?

 

An interesting article from The Guardian - certainly share the sentiment that the old Rank Hovis Flour Mill would have been fantastic repurposed rather than demolishing it.

 

But hang on a minute - we definitely say 'Ull not Ol!

 

www.theguardian.com

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

 

LOVE HULL CITY AFC

LOVE KINGSTON UPON HULL

LOVE BEING TOP OF THE LEAGUE

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City chat, news and opinions

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 12 FEBRUARY

STAGE @ THE DOCK

 

New 350 seat amphitheatre under construction - and it will be ready in time for the summer too!

 

hull2017.co.uk/thelatest/stageatdockandmp

 

www.freedomfestival.co.uk/list/news_stage_dock.php

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Check out the latest edition of the Fans Forum - can we win at Turf Moor? Hear what Ian and the boys think...

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 5 FEBRUARY

It's been a year now since Hull Kingston Radio arrived on the airwaves and they have been celebrating today! Huge congratulations to all involved in what has been an amazing first year. It is a real privilege for us to contribute to the Hull City Fans Forum and Talking Balls and we can't wait to see what is in store in what is sure to be a bright future for the station.

 

Some real quality stuff guys, keep it coming!

 

www.hullkingstonradio.com

2 February

 

A VIEW FROM HOLLAND #5

 

Great to hear from Dennis Matthijs.....

 

As we're approaching the business end of the season, City seem to have found back their best form just in time after having encountered a little wobble in December. All six games in January were won by the Tigers and suddenly we find ourselves back top of the league. The future's looking very bright and as long as Abel Hernandez stays injury free, I don't think there's anything that can stop us from winning automatic promotion.
 
I went to Fulham last week (long live Easyjet and their ridiculously cheap flights between Amsterdam and London). A great day, almost ruined by City dropping points at a bottom half team once again, but the Tigers had luck on their side as they somehow managed to produce the only goal in a game that could very much have gone either way. City fans were brilliant throughout the afternoon and especially in the last 25 minutes we produced loads of noise. A big contrast to the current situation at home games. Despite the great season we're having, the attendances and the atmosphere at the KC Stadium have been rather disappointing so far. The reasons for that are obvious as we all know, and with the abandonment of cash turnstiles and the introduction of the £2 "irrelevant fan tax", the situation is unlikely to improve. I can see why the club wants to shift ticket sales to the online platform, but the way in which they've done it has been a huge own goal (not their first one in the past couple of years).
 
Anyway, we have a good chance of automatic promotion to the top flight which means that the ground should be packed to the rafters again next season. Moreover, if we get promoted indeed, it's very likely that the club will change owners in the summer. We're hearing more and more rumours about Chinese investors willing to take the club over. Personally I can't see it happening before May. For both the buying and the selling party, it would be madness to agree a price without knowing which division the club will be playing in next season. Let's hope though that, whoever they are, the new owners will treat the fans with respect and do the right things for Hull City AFC.
 
Personally I would have liked to see an attempt made to make the club fan-owned, but I guess that's just unrealistic at the moment given the current financial situation and the ambition of the club to establish itself in the top flight. Nevertheless, it would give us fans a great feeling of pride and belonging, which to many might be worth just as much as success on the pitch. Of course I want City to be in it, but I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of the Premier League. I've been to a number games in England over the past few years, across all four divisions, and there's such a huge difference in many ways between the Premier League and the lower leagues. Sadly it's getting harder to find the real, typical English football atmosphere in the top flight. Ticket prices have increased massively and more often than not you find yourselves surrounded by tourists and plastics. Moreover it's a lot more fun to fight for promotion than to battle against relegation. So far I've enjoyed this season much more than last season. However, with the immeasurable amounts of money involved, it's simply crucial for City to get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible. It's the best thing for the development of the club and it brings huge advantages for the regional economy and international exposure of Hull.
 
I really enjoyed my visit to the Fulham game. City fans really are the friendliest bunch of people I've ever met. Sadly it was just the first game I've managed to visit this season. For various reasons it's been tricky so far. Not sure if I'll make another one this season, but I'll definitely be at the KC again next season, and of course I'll make sure I'll visit Hull in 2017 to enjoy our year of fame as UK City of Culture.

 

Dennis

DATE WITH THE OLD ENEMY

THE REWARD FOR DISPATCHING BURY

 

Bury 1 Hull City 3

 

BBC Sport Match Report

 

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35388984

 

The FA Cup Fifth Round Draw

 

www.thefa.com/news/the-fa-cup/2016/jan/fifth-round-proper-draw-280116

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(catch the Fans Forum live on air every Friday at 7pm)

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 29 JANUARY

WAS THIS YOUR FAVOURITE CITY KIT?

 

Good fun looking through this website showing every home kit that every club has used over the years - anyone remember the turkey?

 

Check out the City section at

historicalkits.co.uk

TIGERS ON TOP.....

Fulham 0 Hull Cty 1

(Hernandez 80' PEN)

 

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16 January

 

HULL CITY 6 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0

 

Abel shows his class with first half hat trick

FA CUP FOURTH ROUND

 

Bury/Bradford City v Hull City

 

Bantams or Shakers - which away trip would you prefer?

 

Full Fourth Round draw results here;

 

thefa.com

8 January

 

SCALE LANE BRIDGE

'ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPRESSIVE'

 

 

Our bridge is in great company in this feature from popularmechanics.com, sitting alongside the likes of the Ponte Vecchio and the Golden Gate Bridge!

 

 

www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g2383/the-worlds-most-impressive-bridges/

Scale Lane Bridge was used as part of a stunning Friday night spectacular during the 2015 Freedom Festival

2 January

 

TOP TEN CITY

 

Hull makes the Rough Guides 'Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2016' list

24 December

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

 

Here's to a great Christmas and a

rise to the very top of the tree for City in 2016!

 

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HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 18 DECEMBER 2015

Ticket details available here

 

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A VIEW FROM HOLLAND #4
 
Great to hear from Dennis Matthijs again..
Hi everyone. Nineteen league games played now and I'm not quite sure what to make of City's season so far. After an acceptable, but slightly hesitant first two months we finally seemed to have hit our top gear by the end of October. Five consecutive wins, each accompanied by a clean sheet, brought us top of the table and made us dream of the Championship title.
 
Then however, the third international break of the season arrived. The City team that we've seen since doesn't even look like the squad that battered Ipswich, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Brentford and Middlesbrough just a few weeks ago. The draw at Ashton Gate wasn't unforgiveable, nor was the inevitable defeat against Manchester City in the League Cup, but the frustrating games against Derby County and Leeds United were simply alarming.
 
Perhaps it's all due to the temporary absence of Michael Dawson, David Meyler and Abel Hernandez, and I know that it's still a long way to go and that we're just a few points behind the top two. Nevertheless it worries me that a lot of our players are quite clearly not able to stay concentrated and eager for the full 46 games of this campaign. Without the right attitude we can easily be beaten by even the poorest sides in this division, as we've seen on Saturday.
 
At the same time, I have to mention the role of Steve Bruce in our little dip. I like Bruce: overall he's a good manager, I'm proud of the way he represents Hull City, he's given the club such a better image and I'm thankful for all he's achieved with us. There's no denying however that when it comes down to tactics he's not quite a genius. Our playing style lacks creativity, our lineups are awfully predictable and more often than not, Bruce seems completely clueless at times when things are going against us. Both this season and last season, he hasn't always been able to make the most of the individual qualities in his squad.
 
Also, I'm getting slightly concerned about our medical staff and about the training intensity. The number of injuries that City have had this and last season is that high that it can't be blamed purely on bad luck anymore. Apart from the numerous small problems, we've had the frustrating cases of Jelavic, whose knee kept on playing up, of Diame, who was brought back too early time and time again, of Snodgrass, who was supposed to be out for six to nine months but didn't return in the squad until last week, and now of Diomande, who has been "four weeks away from full fitness" for almost three months now.
 
On a positive note, I've again managed to find and contact a few Dutch Hull City supporters recently. Dutch Tigers are not easy to find obviously, but my work on social media is slowly paying off. I'm confident that we'll eventually have a group of fans travelling to the KC in one of the next few seasons. Also a thank you to Tigerlink for making some publicity for me. They're doing a good job to spread some more positivity about the city of Hull. I have found Hull's image to be rather bad in other parts of the UK, but the city doesn't deserve that in my opinion. Perhaps it's not the number one place to be in England, but it's definitely worth a visit and it seems a good place to live, especially with the 2017 project coming up. Hull really has a style of its own and a unique appearance.
 
Next game: Bolton Wanderers at home. Looks to me like a perfect game to regain some of our confidence. Burnley, Brighton, Derby and Middlesbrough all have a strong team this season and they're not dropping points easily, so we'll need every win we can get if we want to be in the top two by the end of the season. Up the Tigers.
 
Dennis
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June 2013

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