26 February

 

 

LOCAL SPORT ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Fantastic update as always from Charlie on what's happening on our local sports scene. Catch up with the latest news right here;

 

 

The Eon Visual Media Stadium is the place to be this weekend as North Ferriby play Bath City in their FA Trophy semi-final second leg. The tie is delicately balanced at 2-2 after Bath fought back from 2-0 down to score twice in the final half hour. Billy Heath’s side were about to take their first step onto Wembley Way only for Bath to cancel out Ferriby’s two-goal advantage. The away goals rule doesn’t apply because this is an FA competition so the tie will go to extra-time and penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes. As Billy Heath said after the first leg, Ferriby never do things the easy way but hopefully the Villagers get the job done without any hiccups. Ferriby warmed up for the tie with a 2-0 defeat to Hednesford on Tuesday night when Heath rested a number of his starting XI with Saturday in mind. Ferriby chairman Les Hare hopes the tie attracts Hull City fans unable to get to Stoke for their Premier League meeting. For once, Ferriby have a chance to step out of Hull City's shadow with Wembley beckoning.

 

Steve Bruce’s side, with seven points from a possible nine safely tucked away in their back pocket, go into their game at Stoke full of confidence. The partnership of Dame N’Doye and City's all-time Premier League goalscorer Nikica Jelavic is certainly working wonders with four goals between them in their last two matches. With favourable matches coming up against Sunderland and Leicester, City can take massive strides towards survival. A rare 90th minute goal for instead of against secured the three points against 10-man QPR. What was Joey Barton thinking? Incidentally, N'Doye's goal was the fourth goal City had scored compared to the 17 conceded in the 90th minute. It's just as bad for City in the 45th minute with two goals scored and 10 conceded.

 

Super League returns this weekend with Hull FC first in action on  Saturday evening at pointless Salford. Gareth Hock has left the Red Devils and Kevin Locke is rumoured to be tempted by the money in union. To say Marwan Koukash's club is in disarray is an understatement. Hull's defence, that has conceded a league best seven points from two games, should withstand anything thrown at them. Rovers' search for their first point of the season sees them face Wigan at the KC Lightstream Stadium. The last time the two sides met there, Rovers led 14-4 with eight minutes remaining, but Josh Charnley's unconverted try after the hooter rescued the Warriors. A similar result on Sunday would be a good starting point for KR.

 

In union, Hull Ionians take on basement side Stockport, who have the unwanted mantle of National 2 North whipping boys. Alex Crockett's side should win and win big in Stockport to regain top spot in the league. They go into the game two points behind Ampthill with the Stockport game in hand. With just six games to play after Saturday, Ionians need to stay top to secure automatic promotion back to National League One at the first attempt.

 

Spare a thought for Hull Stingrays. They have to play three games in three days which in any sport would be challenging. But when it's as brutal as ice hockey, then credit must be given to Omar Pacha's players. A trip to Belfast on Friday night is followed by a home double-header against Sheffield and Dundee. The Stingrays have five games to catch-up on those above them if they are to take sixth spot from Fife.

 

Talking Balls on Hull Kingston Radio 107.4FM every Monday evening (7-8pm) is the place to talk about your local team.

 

 

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

 

Charlie Mullan

ROUND TABLE

 

PODCAST - SEASON 2, EPISODE 54

 

 

Great to be back at the EPL Round Table - this week Tigerlink's Peter Johnson joined Dan from @BaggiesFacts and host @Kevrov (a stateside Spurs fan).

 

 

EPL ROUND TABLE PODCAST - THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY

 

COMING UP IN HULL.........

 

 

Just a sample of what's on in our area over the coming days

 

For the full posters see our What's on in the Hull area

tab at the top of this page

HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY
EDWARDIAN SUITE
MERCURE ROYAL STATION HOTEL, FERENSWAY

 

11AM

 

DOORS OPEN AT 10AM FOR THOSE WISHING TO
JOIN THE TRUST BEFORE THE MEETING

 

Only shareholders with a valid membership card and those who sign up before the meeting on Saturday will be entitled to attend the AGM

For further details see hullcitysupporterstrust.com/agminvite

19 February

 

 

LOCAL SPORT ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Great to have some local sports news from Charlie - have a read and catch up with the latest results and fixtures in our area;

 

 

While Hull City take on QPR in a rather important relegation clash at the KC Stadium, North Ferriby United travel to Bath City for an equally important game - the first leg of their FA Trophy semi-final. A Wembley final is oh so close and the Villagers go to the west country with a 10 game unbeaten run to protect. Four of those matches have been draws and another draw at Twerton Park wouldn’t be a disaster for Billy Heath’s side. Heath gave his players Tuesday night off to be fresh for the biggest game of their season as they look to return to Wembley for the second time in their history. They reached the FA Vase final in 1997 but were beaten 3-0 by Whitby Town. Nathan Jarman got 20 minutes under his belt in the 0-0 draw against Tamworth on Saturday and with Curtis Bateson cup-tied, Jarman may have a key role to play. Bath City warmed up for the first leg with a 7-4 home win against Farnborough, the side Ferriby beat in the third round of the Trophy.

 
Hull Ionians’ push for automatic promotion continues on Saturday when they travel to Leicester Lions. Alex Crockett’s side remain two points behind league leaders Ampthill, but Ionians’ have a game in hand against basement strugglers Stockport to regain top position. Only one side goes up to National League One automatically with the second placed team playing their counterparts from National 2 South for promotion. Ionians’ opponents Leicester will still be smarting from their 27-0 hammering inflicted on them by Hull RUFC. It was a win that took Gary Pearce’s side out of the bottom three. The goal now is to stay there and ensure they keep their position in the league. Otley travel to the Stade de Chants on Saturday having held Caldy to a 26-26 last weekend. Pearce has managed to sign former Super League star Jamie Foster and his goalkicking will be important between now and the end of the season.

 

Hull Stingrays travel to Scotland for a double header this weekend with a re-match against Fife on Saturday and struggling Edinburgh on Sunday. Fife were beaten 5-4 by Omar Pacha’s side on Sunday night in a game that boiled over a couple of times. That bad blood will surely return to the ice this weekend. Stingrays netminder David Brown has received praise for his performances lately and before the Fife game he had conceded just four goals from 97 shots fired at him.
 
Hull golfer Richard Finch hopes he can rediscover the form that saw him win two European Tour titles in 2008. This week he travels to India looking to make his third cut of the season. The 37-year-old has found scoring difficult this season with only one score in the 60s from 18 rounds. Last week he struggled in the Thailand Classic finishing 126th after successive rounds of 74 left him five shots behind the cut.
 
Super League takes a break this weekend for the World Club Series where the best of Super League take three teams from the NRL. The comes at a good time for Hull KR and gives them a fortnight to shore up their leaky defence that has conceded 84 points in their first two games of the season but their attack is ranked fourth. While Rovers have the worst defensive record, Hull FC have the best having conceded just seven points from their matches against Warrington and Huddersfield but are ranked fourth from bottom in terms of scoring.
 
Talking Balls on Hull Kingston Radio 107.4FM on Monday nights (7-8pm) is the place to talk about your local team.
 
Whatever you do, wherever you go, support local sport!

 

Charlie Mullan

HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY
EDWARDIAN SUITE
MERCURE ROYAL STATION HOTEL, FERENSWAY

 

11AM

 

DOORS OPEN AT 10AM FOR THOSE WISHING TO
JOIN THE TRUST BEFORE THE MEETING

 

Only shareholders with a valid membership card and those who sign up before the meeting on Saturday will be entitled to attend the AGM

 

HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST SECURES THE KC STADIUM

AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE

 

 

Thanks to a nomination from the Hull CIty Supporters Trust, the KC Stadium has been listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) by Hull City Council. This listing runs for five years and means that any sale of the stadium would have to be made public and a right to bid can be lodged by a community interest group should the KC be put up for sale.

 

Read the full story on the Hull City Supporters Trust website;

 

HULL CITY SUPPORTERS TRUST - KC STADIUM BECOMES ACV

 

 

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND

 

Made plans for Valentines Day yet?

 

Here are just a few things happening in Hull that you might love

 

 

To see the full posters visit our 'What's on in the Hull area' tab

at the top of this page

HULL TRINITY HOSTEL

 

 

Hull's first backpackers hostel - another great facility for our wonderful city

 

 

www.hulltrinityhostel.co.uk

BEST WISHES MATHEUS

 

 

It's been great having Matheus in Hull - and while he was in England he got to see a hat trick of City results - a dismal defeat, an inspiring draw and a much needed victory at the KC to finish!

We wish you all the best Matheus and it was fantastic to meet you - hope you have had a trip to remember!

 

 

Very best wishes from all of us at Tigerlink 

TALKING BALLS....AGAIN!

 

 

The first edition of Talking Balls - featuring Tigerlink's Peter Johnson, is now available to download. Guests included fans of Hull KR, Hull FC, Hull Stingrays and Hull City.

 

 

 

TALKING BALLS - MONDAY 9 FEBRUARY 

 

11 February


 

WILL 36 POINTS KEEP HULL CITY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE?
 

END OF SEASON PREVIEW BY OLLIE HARSLEY

 

 

We asked Ollie Harsley what he thinks to our chances of staying up. Here is what he had to say;

 

 

After the victory against Villa on Tuesday night, Hull City sit in 15th position in the Premier League with 23 points. However the gap between 15th and 18th place is very small regarding the amount of points. To achieve 36 points by the end of this season City will have to win 4 games and have 1 draw in the Premier League. These next 4 games in Hull City's season certainly all look winnable in my opinion. This is because Hull will face QPR, Stoke, Sunderland and Leicester.

 

I fully expect City to beat QPR as it is a home game but for the Stoke away game I'd be happy with a point from the Britannia Stadium. The Sunderland game looks like one City could win as we have a faultless record against the Black Cats over the last two years. The Leicester game is at the King Power Stadium but you never know - I'd love to think that Hull City will be the team that give Nigel Pearson the sack by beating his Leicester side!

 

As we get into late March/early April the fixtures start to become difficult. Hull face Chelsea at the KC Stadium on 22 March but I can only foresee a Chelsea win - unfortunately. Then as the season ticks into April, Hull City have back to back away games at Swansea and Southampton. I can see City maybe getting a point at least from the Swansea game but I fully expect them to be beaten by Southampton at St Mary's. Hull then face Liverpool at the KC Stadium on 18 April. This is a game where I can see City getting a result as Liverpool have had a torrid season by their standards so far. To end the month of April, Hull City travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in a game where a win is possible in my opinion but I wouldn't be too unhappy with only getting a point.

 

The alarm bells start ringing as we enter the month of May. This is because there are three very tough games out of four in this month which say to me that we won't collect points in any of them. These tough games are against Arsenal at the KC Stadium, Spurs at White Hart Lane and the final game of the season is at home against Manchester United. I cannot see Hull collecting any points from any of these games but the other game in this month is a must win game in my opinion. This game is against Burnley at the KC Stadium and we need to be taking points from our relegation rivals.

 

In my eyes, Hull City have to ensure they are safe before they reach April/May as the run-in looks extremely difficult and as they lose games I'm sure all the teams around them will be winning games. In answer to the question 'Will 36 points keep Hull City in the Premier League?', I believe 36 points can but it will be extremely tight and I can see it all boiling down to the last game of the season.

 

 

Ollie Harsley

9 February

 

TALKING BALLS

SPORTS ROUND UP HOSTED BY CHARLIE MULLAN

 

EVERY MONDAY AT 7PM
HULL KINGSTON RADIO 107.4FM

 

A fantastic new show featuring local sports fans giving their views on the games they love. Tonight features fans of Hull City, Hull KR, Hull FC and Hull Stingrays.

5 February

 

 

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

LAUNCHES TODAY ON 107.4FM

 

 

Best wishes to everyone at Hull Kingston Radio on a historic day for the station. We are very excited to be involved in the first ever Hull City Fans Forum LIVE ON FM on Friday evening!

 

 

Check out 107.4FM from 9am this morning

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