28 May

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP WITH CHARLIE MULLAN

 

 

Hull KR and Hull FC travel north to Newcastle for the 225th derby looking for the win that will see them return to the top eight. Rovers currently hold a 15-11 lead over the black and whites in Super League derbies thanks to their 20-6 win over their nearest and dearest at the KC Stadium at Easter. FC have the fitter squad while Rovers are still missing eight with Albert Kelly still to prove his fitness. FC take the better form into the game with six wins from their last eight including cup success over Sheffield and Castleford. Rovers have won four in the same period. Fans don’t care what has happened in recent weeks, they only want to be able to go into Newcastle with a smile on their face looking for the cast of Geordie Shore, rather than drowning their sorrows with a few Brown Ales. Whichever side wins, they will be in the top eight with eight games left to play.

 

When Paul McShane handed his shirt to a supporter in the north stand of the KC Stadium after the 0-0 draw with Manchester United that relegated the Tigers, there was a sense that this was his farewell to the fans. Emotions got the better of the Wicklow warrior who is now free to find another club. The fact he is one of a small number of City players to have a song sung regularly tells you what he means to the Tiger Nation. The fact McShane wasn’t sold saves the authorities from deploying the riot police. For many fans, McShane was the perfect fit for City in the Championship next season, but that’s not to be. After seven years of loyal service, McShane is gone but at least he got the chance to say goodbye to his fans first.

 

The ATP rankings get updated on Monday which will confirm Kyle Edmund’s place in the top 100 for the first time ever. Edmund’s French Open began with three qualifying wins before claiming his first win in a Grand Slam event with a five set victory over Frenchman Stephane Robert. However, the 20-year-old was forced to withdraw from the tournament because of an abdominal injury. With Queens and Wimbledon coming up in June, the decision to withdraw was a wise one in the long run.

 

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

 

Charlie Mullan

 

28 May

 

THANK YOU LADS

 

Following on from yesterday's news that Liam Rosenior's contract will not be renewed, the club have announced today that Paul McShane, Steve Harper, Joe Dudgeon, Maynor Figueroa and Yannick Sagbo will also be leaving the KC Stadium this summer.

 

Best of luck to all of the lads, thank you for everything.

 

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32915510

27 May

 

LIAM ROSENIOR TO LEAVE HULL CITY

 

 

As if the disappointment of relegation wasn't bad enough, it seems that Liam Rosenior's contract will not be renewed meaning he will be leaving Hull City. We expected Liam to be one of the players retained over the summer - to lose him at this stage is a huge blow and a massive mistake in our opinion.

 

We wish Liam the very best of luck for the future and thank him for being a true pro and giving his all for Hull City. Genuinely upset to see a player of his attributes cast aside.

 

Best wishes Liam from all at Tigerlink

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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What's on in the Hull area

 

 

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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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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/

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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