Tigerlink is joining the Football Supporters Federation and thousands of fans around the country this weekend to say TWENTY IS PLENTY!

A bit of info about the festival, by the organisers;


It's finally here! Nine films over eight days in six venues around the city. Hull Film Festival is back for the second year with a little bit of everything, supported by the good folks at KC in the Community and our sponsors Richer Sounds.


We launch the festival with a special Cult Cinema Sunday pizza party screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; move into more serious territory on Monday with documentary A Syrian Love Story, featuring a Q&A with Hull-born director Sean McAllister; and on Tuesday we bring you the challenging but rewarding The Tribe, told entirely in sign language with no subtitles or voiceover.


On Wednesday we take a look at the best in short film with Bafta Shorts 2015, with Bafta-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Chris Hees in attendance for another fascinating Q&A session. Thursday night brings us Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, the tale of a Japanese woman who thinks the film Fargo is a real-life treasure map.


We move into the weekend with a first ever film since Hull Screen days at the Trinity House Theatre on George Street: suspenseful West Yorkshire drama Catch Me Daddy will be preceded by a special event launching the BFI Film Academy Hull, a programme of training events aimed at giving 16-19-year-olds the skills to get into the film industry.


On Saturday we have a family matinée of Moomins on the Riviera and a special edition of Fudge Film Club showing Grease, one of the most famous musicals of all. Finally on Sunday we wrap up with award-winning European drama Clouds of Sils Maria followed by a few celebratory drinks to mark the end of the Festival.


Click below to visit the Festival website where you can find full details and ticket information. Tickets are available individually or you can buy one of our great value passes. Discounts on tickets and passes are available to HIC members.


We can't wait for the Festival to begin, and we can't wait to see you there!










Fancy exploring the beautiful Old Town area of Hull and taking in some live music? Hull Trinity Festival gives you the chance to do just that, with 12 venues and over a hundred music performances to choose from.


For full details of the festival check out www.trinityfestival.co.uk



Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has been confirmed to ride Royal Etiquette at Beverley on Tuesday.


Lawney Hill’s eight-year-old is one of 17 declared runners in the mile-and-a-quarter Betfair Supports Amateur Riders’ Handicap at 5.30pm. Hill’s inmate will break from stall 14 and shares joint-top weight with Brockfield, who won a division of this race 12 months ago.


The former track cyclist, who receives a 7lb claim on the Westwood, made her debut as an amateur jockey aboard Royal Etiquette at Ripon on August 31 when the partnership finished a head second behind 33-1 chance Jordaura. Hill has worked closely with Pendleton since the double Olympian said in March she wanted to become a jockey, with a long-term goal to compete in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur riders at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.


Her ‘Switching Saddles’ adventure is in partnership with online bookmakers Betfair, who have provided the fledgling jockey with a team of specialists including Team GB eventing performance manager Yogi Breisner.


Pendleton, 34, had her first raceday experience in the George Frewer Charity Race at Newbury on July 2, when she finished eighth aboard the Hill-trained Mighty Mambo.



By Aaron Krygier


With the international break over its back to business as usual for the Tigers and the start back was a similar theme; ineptitude on the road. Dropping crucial points at current world beaters Brighton the general consensus was that we just weren’t good enough. Fast forward to an important win at Cardiff and things are looking a little more level. We can win on the road! Mo Diame is still magical! McGregor even likes the odd clean sheet and on the road no less. All lovely, all with a top 3 goal differential and resting in the playoff hunt (still so early in the year).


The important points I think to take:

Win now for the future: We’re all cringing at Michael Dawson, Robertson, and others potentially leaving in January. We beat off the early transfer scare, but who knows what the future brings. With rumors that Elmo WILL leave in January, the winning must be now. A strong first half of the Championship season could be enough to convince impactful players to ride it out for the duration, sign a new contract, and give it a full go. If we don’t go right back up, who could begrudge some other players leaving? But this allows us compensation instead of leaving on a free (Elmo), it shows immeasurable trust between Bruce and his players, and gives players who can succeed at the top level an out just in case.

Mo Diame: Who really even needs to pontificate the point? His goal was opportunistic, his assist glorious at Cardiff. There was talk of where he fits into the lineup, but this kind of performance shows the embarrassment of talent he possesses, and a natural inclination for our creative centerpiece.


Livermore: Pass judgment on your own time. Bruce’s honesty on the subject made me feel as good as could be about it. Most people deserve ONE second chance. Let’s hope Jake takes it, as it seems that the team is fully behind him.

Some quick thoughts:

I’m cheering for Norwich this season, mostly because of Robbie Brady, but also because I think that they are a good blueprint for how we should go about our business to get back to the big business in the Premier League.

I’m also going to be virulent and relentless in my hope for Sunderland and Newcastle to finally go down. I think most Toon fans are waiting for the bottom to drop, and Sunderland just manages to hang on every time all the time. Take your medicine!

I’m always conflicted on who to support in the Champions League. Do you support the teams from the league you love or do you root against them? When both Manchester teams lose, it’s hard to anything but smile. That’s my instant gut reaction.

And last but not least… everyone’s favorite Abel Hernandez. He’s scored again, and with a beautiful finish, with great effort on Diame’s too, kept out only by solid keeping. A new facet of this column will begin now, and we reflect on:

Abel Watch

My roommate Rob is one of my biggest supporters in all of my artistic endeavors, and is thrilled that I mention him in my musings here. On the last go around, he tells me, “Aaron that was such a spot on piece of work”, but then there is an extremely long pause. “I just have one issue”.
Of course it was Abel Hernandez. A typical conversation between us so far this year on the subject goes something like this:

Me: I’m telling you, Abel is going to show you something.
Rob: He’s terrible.
Me: Lots of foreign players aren’t used to the English game. He came from Italy where trees grow faster than the ball play.
Rob: He’s terrible.
Me: Look at his effort, look at his goals so far; poacher goals, aggressive, and ugly. We need that!
Rob: Terrible.

You can see how this loops on for days. The talking point for me is this: so far so good. I like Abel with Aluko, and the finish against Cardiff was absolutely clinical.


Aaron Krygier

Here's a view of how the Seagulls are doing, courtesy of Scott from We Are Brighton 
How have you started the season, and which players should we look out for?
Surprisingly superbly. Only the most of ridiculously optimistic Brighton fan would have said we'd be sitting at the top of the table after the first international break, especially after the last two months of last season when we couldn't score a goal let alone win a game. Last season the club were determined to stay within the Financial Fair Play rules but having seen that they are about as effective as a pair of sunglasses for a bloke with one ear, they've abandoned that strategy, stopped selling our best players and splashed some cash. A change to 4-4-2 has helped and it has certainly bought out the best in Kazenga LuaLua who had been coasting along for a few seasons. Now he is scoring goals for fun and looking like the sort of player he did when he first joined us in 2010 and tore League One apart during his second loan spell.
Tell us about your manager, how popular is he with fans? 
We were such a shambles under Sami Hyypia that you could have appointed a goat and it would have been a step up. Chris Hughton arrived, got some promising results early on as all managers to tend to and that pulled us out of danger. From the middle of March last year we were terrible however to the point where having a shot on goal in a game was a genuine cause for celebration. That led to many people questioning whether he was too negative or good enough but the start we've made so far to this season is going a long way to putting some of the doubts away.
How has your home form been in 2015? 
Played two, won two, conceded none this season which must sound pretty frightening for visiting supporters. But we've only played two average at best teams in Nottingham Forest and Blackburn and got past them both 1-0 when it really should have been more. Not taking our chances at home, especially against the better sides when they come to visit, could prove to be a bit of an achilies heel if those two matches are anything to go by. Hughton doesn't have a particularly impressive home record either since takingover in January,  six wins in fourteen games although working with the squad he had last year that will hardly come as a surprise
How is former Hull City favourite Liam Rosenior getting on at Brighton?
We've not actually seen that much of him in the league. He started away at Ipswich in our last game as a right midfielder in a move that was presumably designed to make us a little harder to break down away from home. The one thing his arrival has done is bring out the best in our Spanish right back Bruno who is probably playing the best stuff since his arrival at the club in 2012. Every Hull fan we spoke to had only good things to say about him so it will probably be a case of him making an impact sooner rather than later.
How about a score prediction?
Hull will be there or there abouts come the end of the season so a victory even if it is still early days would be massive. We haven't faced anybody particularly good yet bar Ipswich however so let's say an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Will there be a minute silence or similar in respect of the recent A27 tragedy?


The game is being dedicated to the victims of it - in particular Matthew Grimstone who was a groundsman at our training ground a stones throw from the site of the accident and Jacob Schilt who was a member of the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund team, a charity set up to raise money to get underprivileged kids playing football in memory of a Brighton fan who died on 9/11. It is our first home game since it happened and it is sure to be an emotional day. Many of our fans coming from the west of Sussex will have been caught up in the aftermath or passed the crash site on their way to The Amex that day perhaps even minutes before it happened. There will be plenty of people in the ground who will have a connection to the tragedy so it is sure to be an emotional day.



Freedom Festival 2015


What a night this was!





We had a wander around with our camera today.

More pics to follow...

'The Premier League Blues -

Just Not the Same without the Black and Amber Hue'


by Aaron Krygier

Buffalo, USA


Several weeks on into the footballing season, life just isn’t the same without the Tigers in the Premier League. As a fan of football, it’s not hard to peek in on some of the top clashes or watch the new boys scrap and claw at their first taste of the champagne life. But the allure isn’t there; the endless checking of scores to see where we’ll be jostling for position, looking forward to Goal Zone (well sort of. It’s NBC’s watered down MOTD). Saturdays last season were religion for me and the roommate; an early wake up, breakfast out, and back in front of the television to put head in hand and yell things we wouldn’t say in front of our mothers.

This year I’m not even making it through Manchester City and Chelsea without being distracted over something shiny or colorful. I’m not worrying about what time I wake up on Saturday or the odd Sunday anymore. I’m looking with a hopeful eye that we’re one of the featured games that Sky is broadcasting over here in the States. The roommate and I got treated to back to back broadcasts against Wolves (where City were mediocre) and Charlton (where they were dull AND poor), so we’re hoping for better broadcasts soon. I say hoping because even as higher end odds are for us to go right back up, we don’t seem to get the coverage and respect of some of the others in the Championship.

I’ve got the out of the Premier League Blues.


And while we’re at it, I’m over Tom Huddlestone. I was done last year, but I was willing to listen to the injury woes. But he’s still slow, gets winded quickly, and just looks uninterested. I remember being in Brooklyn, NY last year on business and was fortunate to catch the Tigers and Villa at the pub. My knowledge impressed a Tottenham fan (who as the world turns had spent time in my home city of Buffalo, NY before) and he asked me who I thought had been the impact player of the season. Shocked that I didn’t say Huddlestone and that I thought Livermore had more upside, he asked me why. I said the same thing then, he's slow and gets tired. Maybe it’s just because he’s not used to the full schedule match in and match out, but he’s inconsistent and slow. He looks done at least in a Tiger’s shirt and I think most fans are too. The Preston victory without him makes for an interesting moment.

With Jelavic out the door and Chuba Akpom full of promise but not confirmation yet, I believe the key can still come from last season. A fit Mo Diame doesn’t even require thought; Snodgrass will be a bonus at this point and is good for a few goals, and early indications suggest that Abel Hernandez (yes that one) is motivated and in a proper mindset. I have no doubt he heard my screams from across the way last season, but there’s something different about his approach so far. He’s going towards the net with a different purpose, and his goals are coming in scrappy, hungry ways. Curious to see how it shakes as the season wears on, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a different Hernandez this season.

I still think the link up play through midfield needs work, and Shaun Maloney should help navigate that from all accounts. Both Elmo and Robertson have been hot and cold so far, so we’ll be looking for solidarity from them especially with Huddlestone in outer space and Livermore uncertain. I’d be interested in seeing if Harry Maguire might put a shift in as a holding midfielder and for me on most match days Meyler is an automatic start, though the headache some will point out is that he’s not the match winner on his own.

And finally, we need another keeper. For the save McGregor made last year, he also cost us some vital points. Again (re: Huddlestone) we hear about how he was injured, and it would appear that there were issues in his personal life as well to distract, but sticky fingers he has shown he is not. Jakupovic hasn’t shown he’s capable, so a capable deputy is a must, and I’d prefer to see someone that will push our current number one to see if he can hold the spot.

A good start has us all with early hopeful thoughts. Let’s keep them coming boys! That’s all for now from Buffalo. UTT!





Hull - UK City of Culture 2017

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June 2013

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