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|>>|| No. 4724
What a tense 24 hours this has been for us Tigers! Prospects for next seasons, any pointers from fellow Hullfa.gs on who to sign?
|>>|| No. 4726
I think I'm more chuffed that North Ferriby have won promotion to the Blue Square North, so I can manage them on FM14 without any mods. I need to sort my priorities out.
City need a leader in the centre of the pitch and someone more clinical in front of goal. Can't think of any names, though. Elmo needs signing permanently, dunno about Stockdale.
|>>|| No. 4751
As a proud Tiger I sat in silence while the rest of the pub cheered a white shite goal.
|>>|| No. 4754
Fuck knows why there is so much interest in Kasper Schmeichel. Just sign Mannone for £1million and have done with it.
I'm surprised a move hasn't been made for Gedo; I'm sure there was a buyout clause in the loan contract.
|>>|| No. 4755
My brother said he saw Curtis Davies leaving the KC earlier on, probably a medical.
Schmeichel's fantastic but I doubt he'll come, I'm not too keen on trading a player for him, either.
You lads getting/renewing season passes?
|>>|| No. 4756
>I'm not too keen on trading a player for him, either
Hobbs would get found out in the Prem. It'd be like Wayne Brown all over again.
|>>|| No. 4757
>like Wayne Brown
Well, that's a bit of a harsh thing to say about anyone.
|>>|| No. 4759
He was brilliant during promotion season. Last I heard of him was when he was ranting about the Gay Racists in the Millwall changing rooms.
Please tell me that isn't the away kit.
|>>|| No. 4760
That's the away kit. Red twatting socks to match.
What's wrong with a black and amber striped shirt for a home kit and a plain black or white one for an away I'll never know.
|>>|| No. 4761
So it'll look like Portsmouth's home kit, except with Cash Converters twatted across the front of it?
|>>|| No. 4762
Seems that way, though I haven't seen the shorts.
The home shirt I've seen, although an insider has told me to take anything on the net so far with a pinch of salt as she hasn't seen the jerseys herself yet, had an amber body with three bold stripes down the front. A nice little portmanteau of City and Adidas. I liked it but looking at that away shirt I don't think it's going to be real.
|>>|| No. 4806
I knew it'd be a 3-stripe affair, not too keen on the arms but it's probably not that noticeable in person.
I'm liking our signings, bringing in Palacios too would be great. If they all gel well with our current crop a confident 15th rather than a struggle to 17th might occur.
You lads go on any of the city boards? I use not606 myself, City Independent has some great articles but the forum's full of EDL-type ruffians.
|>>|| No. 4811
Jozy Altidore to come back is something I keep hearing but I have no idea why. Sunderland's move for him had Sky Sports News showing that awful goal he got after his goal drought but doesn't show you him celebrating like a fucking nutjob. I liked him, he's a powerhouse, a workhorse and a minor celebrity in America so it would only help City as a franchise to have him play here but he just didn't seem to know how to score a goal.
|>>|| No. 4813
He's been banging them in for AZ, so maybe he's sorted the mental side of his game out. I'd gladly have him back.
One of the things that really annoyed me during that season was that Jozy and Ghilas absolutely tore Bolton apart and Phil Brown never played them together up front again. Rumours were that Brown fell out with Ghilas over Ramadan.
|>>|| No. 4844
One of the few games I attended that season, Ghilas' first touch was great, and he was undoubtedly a great, nippy asset that we could've pinged off of Geo.
If that's true about Brown, Ghilas and Ramadan, then he's quite a tosser.
I was at job club at the time, and word was that Jozy was absolutely fantastic in training, really capable of all kinds of work up front, but because Ghilas wasn't about, he just apparently found himself adrift half of the time.
|>>|| No. 4866
Looks like Jozy is Sunderland bound, but Charlie Austin is having his medical tomorrow.
One more striker and a midfielder and I'll be happy.
|>>|| No. 4872
Gedo seemed keen on his loan spell, he could be worth a punt. What on earth is he doing back in Egypt anyway, does he want to be there to watch his homeland consume itself again?
|>>|| No. 4900
Let's not be surprised that Brown is a massive tosser, eh? Were any of you lads there for the Man City game where he gave the team talk on the pitch? He'd do owt to get on the telly, as far as I could tell from him it was always his Premiership campaign and never the team's.
Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he fell out with Kamel Ghilas over Ramadan, though, he was a petty man.
That's a shame. It was his knee wot dun it.
Anyone got any clues who else we might be going for? @origlambman on Twitter seems to be one of the best sources for City rumours. He's managed to remain anonymous in spite of confirming in the past that he works inside the club which is quite a surprise because normally the scootery types stick out a mile off.
|>>|| No. 4901
He'll probably go on and score 20+ goals next season. Then again, I'd rather not have a repeat of the Bullard situation.
Word has it that a number of the top players in the youth team are moving clubs because of the poor facilities. Harry Cardwell has already gone to Reading and don't be surprised if you hear that others leave, too.
|>>|| No. 4913
There's a video on Vice about Egypt after Morsi. It's surreal seeing the odd City shirt in there.
I'm tempted to order a North Ferriby United shirt but the sponsor ruins it, which is a shame as it's the nicest looking kit they've had in about 5 years or so. I might see if they slash the prices around April.
|>>|| No. 4969
Chuffed about Huddlestone, although I'm a bit concerned about his injury history.
|>>|| No. 5034
If I wake up tomorrow and find out that Shane Long hasn't signed then I will not be best pleased.
|>>|| No. 5075
Level on points with Man Utd. It's easy, this Premiership lark.
Huddlestone for England.
|>>|| No. 5077
Huddlestone's making the Premiership look like park football, he's immense.
This just reminded me that I still haven't seen the goals from the Newcastle game.
|>>|| No. 5080
>I think I'm more chuffed that North Ferriby have won promotion to the Blue Square North
9 games in and they're 4th, including beating top of the league Hednesford 3 - 0, if they keey this up they could end up in the play-offs. Not bad at all for a village with a population of fewer than 4,000.
|>>|| No. 5081
MORE IMPORTANTLY, CAMBRIDGE ARE TOP OF THE CONFERENCE.
BOUNCE BOUNCE AMBER ARMY
|>>|| No. 5189
It was inevitable that Palace would win yesterday. Fuck knows how many times over the years City have lost against struggling teams, especially when they're on losing/winless streaks.
Only 4 points above the bottom three now and the next few games will be tough.
|>>|| No. 5190
"Out-and-out goal scorer! We need an out-and-out goal scorer!"
I've heard this every season of my life. Even when Stuart Elliott bagged 27 in a season were people moaning we didn't have a proper striker.
No To Hull Tigers
|>>|| No. 5193
I've moved right across the country but I wear my badge every day and my dad got me a scarf and signed me up to the mailing list. Allam can fuck right off, m8.
|>>|| No. 5207
Allam's daughter and son-in-law have taken over North Ferriby. It won't be long before they're rebranded the North Ferriby Pharaohs.
|>>|| No. 5208
"North Pharaohby United. In fact, scrap the United." was the joke pottering about Twitter yesterday.
|>>|| No. 5209
He's trolling everyone now, including himself.
|>>|| No. 5210
I'm not a Hull fan, but I have no love for Liverpool.
|>>|| No. 5212
>City till I die
>You can die as soon as you want
I see he's been taking lessons from the Katie Hopkins school of PR.
|>>|| No. 5214
WE ARE HULL CITY, WE DIE WHEN WE WANT.
One of our best ever PL games, and for once an absolutely brilliant atmosphere. If Allam dropped all his bollocks right now I think people would carry him through the streets.
|>>|| No. 5215
I heard them singing that on the telly! Up until this year I had a season pass in E2 and I've never missed it more than I did today. The atmosphere was amazing.
|>>|| No. 5281
All the best for today's game against Manure, Hullchaps.
|>>|| No. 5290
Well, what a splendid performance that was today, hullfa.gs!
|>>|| No. 5346
It's on the official Facebook page that they've reached an agreement with Everton over Jelavic and are now entering talks with him.
He scored twice against QPR in the FA Cup last weekend, so hopefully he's returning to form and doesn't end up being another Danny Graham.
|>>|| No. 5347
>Hull City owner Assem Allam has threatened to walk out on the club if the FA fails to back his plans to change the club's name. Allam wants the club to drop the 'City' from its name and be known as Hull Tigers - a move that has provoked widespread opposition from the club's fans.
>However, Allam is unrepentant and says he will pull his investment out of Hull "within 24 hours" if his plans are blocked. "No-one on earth is allowed to question my business decisions - I won't allow it," he told Sky Sports News. "And I'll give you my CV to give you comfort and show you what I have achieved. I'm here to save the club and manage the club for the benefit of the community - it will never, ever be the other way around - take it from me."
|>>|| No. 5416
Fucking hell, ITV4, why Clark Carlisle?
|>>|| No. 5417
I'm zoning it out. The fans counting down to 19:04 before they start the City Til I Die gave me chills down my spine. Allam's been trying all sorts to stop that, the other game he turned the screen with the clock on off for a minute around the 19th minute and last week he had the clock made tiny so you could barely read it, which I believe is where the countdown came from. Fucking miss the KC.
|>>|| No. 5419
So, who's up for going to the fixture against Sunderland on the 8th? This is a real chance for a hullfa.gs get together, a few drinks pre- and (maybe) post-game with something to eat along the way. A couple of my friends are being arsey about it because they're wanting a day out in Whitby instead. I'd fancy a few in the Blue Bell to start the day.
|>>|| No. 5420
Turns out it's now on the 9th and live on telly. Sod that, I want to be there!
|>>|| No. 5443
WEMBERLEYYYYYY! WEMBERLEYYYYYY! WE'RE THE FAMOUS HULL CITY AND WE'RE GOING TO WEMBERLEYYYYYY!
|>>|| No. 5444
>Hull City will play Sheffield United in the FA Cup with Budweiser Semi-Finals.
|>>|| No. 5445
If they reach the final and play City is that a guaranteed Europa League spot?
|>>|| No. 5446
I think so, mate. They won't be playing City, though, it's Arsenal or Wigan.
|>>|| No. 5448
Very, very happy we beat Man Shitty, but we haven't got chance against Arsenal.
|>>|| No. 5449
Have a little faith, Wiganlad. At least imagine watching yourself lose to the mighty Tigers in the final.
|>>|| No. 5451
I wouldn't mind losing to the Tigers in the final, I'm just a bit wary of Arsenal - hope they put out a shit reserves team. See you in the final!
|>>|| No. 5517
The way Arsenal are playing I'd be surprised if they could beat Sheffield United, never mind Wigan or Hull.
|>>|| No. 5518
I can't imagine anyone putting out a shit reserves team in an FA Cup semi-final, even the likes of the top teams aren't that overconfident. You'll be in for a run against Arsenal but owt can happen in the cup!
I'll be watching City and Blades in a pub in Sheffield as I'm over there for an ice hockey tournament, which will be interesting, but luckily I'm nowhere near town so I doubt there'll be many Blades fans about. I'm looking forward to a good cry either way.
|>>|| No. 5519
Christ, what a sham that poll is.
Worst thing is the media misconstruing it, never mind a 43% "majority", or only 17% of the total potential voters actually backing Allam.
Roll on the FA Council vote on wednesday, they've already acknowledged this vote being less transparent than the one in the Crimea a fortnight ago.
I am disappointed at the turnout, even if 400 "no" votes were rejected and the voters barely notified of this failure.
|>>|| No. 5538
Given that the vote was just a token and not official at all, and that it was phrased in such a way that it implied the club had the choice of either being Hull Tigers or being bankrupt, I didn't even bother casting my vote.
We fucking are. I want to see what the daft auld cunt has to say about it before I go running down the street, though.
|>>|| No. 5548
On the radio yesterday they said Allam is going to appeal the decision, but the FA have said it's not possible to.
|>>|| No. 5551
Yes and no. The FA Council decision is final, so any appeal would go through the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
|>>|| No. 5564
Laticslad here, will be downing my sorrows later. Not very confident against Arsenal, but who knows stranger things have happened.
|>>|| No. 5566
If Arsenal play like that in the final then they won't win. Wigan deserved that, even if neither side was at the races.
|>>|| No. 5567
Arsenal shouldn't have to go to penalties at all. You can tell the fans are against Wenger, he was straight down the tunnel at the end. I used to think Wenger was great but he really needs to go now, he's not even planning on getting any new players in over summer which is ridiculous.
|>>|| No. 5568
Christ, I was shitting it watching that. I'll be a wreck tomorrow.
Got my corned beef and HP sauce sandwiches wrapped up. No booze on Tiger Travel like.
|>>|| No. 5569
What did they do to deserve it? They did fuck all, really.
Arsenal were shit but what did Wigan actually do?
|>>|| No. 5571
I got free tickets to see the game today. I'm not much of a football fan but will it be worth going anyway?
|>>|| No. 5572
I can't speak to the event itself, but don't think about whether anyone you know would rather go instead because the chances are they won't be able to use your ticket.
|>>|| No. 5579
Finally back in Hull, what a ding-dong of a day. Shattered in every sense of the word.
|>>|| No. 5581
>If the FA Cup winners finish in the top four, their UEFA Europa League place goes to the runners-up. However, if the FA Cup winners finish outside the top four, their UEFA Europa League place goes to the next-highest ranked team in the Barclays Premier League (nominally the seventh-placed team).
Thank you Crystal Pulis. Not that it's needed for Arsenal to finish fourth, mind.
|>>|| No. 5582
You're welcome. I'm buzzing right now. If you put Pulis in front of me now, he'd probably end up getting a restraining order on me...
feels good to be a Palace fan
|>>|| No. 5584
Pulis should win manager of the season. I'd happily have him at England when Woy gets the boot.
|>>|| No. 5591
But Tony Pulis is one hell of a bloke, he used to manage Stoke.
|>>|| No. 5658
Nice bit of journoshit there. I particularly like how they first report it as if it's been planned as a matter of fact, and then extensively quote the statement containing a few dozen
>if the parade goes ahead
We're talking about London here, where you can't so much as fart without getting a ticket. They can't just lay on a victory parade - s.11 POA makes it clear that the police are entitled to demand advance notice, and after the embarrassment of Critical Mass the Met are understandably insistent on enforcing it. I daresay that Hull probably aren't going to wait a week after winning before staging a parade so have probably drawn up plans with the council and the police in the unlikely event of them winning too.
|>>|| No. 5677
All the best agains Arse today, Hullchaps.
|>>|| No. 5678
Godspeed Hull. Smash those cunts. Let Huddlestone smash one into the net.
|>>|| No. 5679
I predict 2 - 1 to Arse. Their form has picked up over the past month or so while Hull's has tailed off, plus Ramsey's back. Although the 3 - 0 win was actually a lot closer than the scoreline suggests.
|>>|| No. 5682
They need to cut the fouls out. Arsenal weren't in it until the free kick.
|>>|| No. 5684
Hull are living very dangerously. Shocker from the refs; moving the ball forward for Hull's second goal, Fryatt stopped from being one-on-one with Fabianski, giving a corner for Arsenal's equaliser when it should have been a goal-kick and fuck knows how many penalties.
|>>|| No. 5687
It reminded me of when Hull went 2 - 0 up against Man Utd earlier in the season; they scored too early and ended up shitting the bed, but they weren't on the backfoot until Bruce gave away that free-kick unnecessarily. I think bringing on Sanogo is what swung it for Arsenal.
|>>|| No. 5689
thanks a fucking lot Hulllads, now Arsenal fans will be getting on my tits for the next month...
Good effort though. Unlucky.
|>>|| No. 5698
Best day of my life, lads. Don't even mind that much we didn't win, I've seen City play at Wembley in an FA Cup final. Would never have believed that ten years ago.
How the fuck is Curtis Davies not in the England squad?
|>>|| No. 5710
Whenever I see someone mention Bronson I always think of Round the Twist.
|>>|| No. 5711
The number of years he has spent in prison as a Cat A is shameful. He has never even killed anyone, he is just a bit unhinged and likes a scrap. If that deserves life without parole, lock up John Prescott.
|>>|| No. 5712
How many tubs of Lurpak do you think you'd need to grease up Prezza?
|>>|| No. 5713
61 years old and it took 12 riot police to subdue him.
We'd need to hit Costco, I reckon. Tesco isn't going to stock anything that big.
|>>|| No. 5985
Livermore, Snodgrass and now Tom Ince (who turned down Inter to stay in England), this summer is shaping up nicely.
|>>|| No. 6071
Ince fully signed up now, just the fee needs agreeing upon. The naysayers who seem to dislike him not moving to Inter, ostensibly to be a benchwarmer, stretching his legs intermittently at the 65:00 mark, don't seem to understand that if he wants first team English football in order to at least have a good shout for the national side he's best being here in the Prem getting regular first team starts. Him and Snodgrass are good replacements for the likes of Koren.
Also: good on Brucey signing him for 2 seasons, if he flops in this time, we'll certainly know about it and not be laden down with a dud.
|>>|| No. 6073
>just the fee needs agreeing upon
I read that it won't be more than Chelsea paid for Sturridge and the loan fee Palace paid will be knocked off that.
|>>|| No. 6075
As a Palace fan, don't get too hopeful with Ince (and his entourage). Not until he's gotten himself down the gym for a while, at least. He has potential but is very lightweight.
|>>|| No. 6078
Hence the 2 year contract, a loan period might have been another sensible option for him to remove most of the liability if he actually fails to develop at all.
|>>|| No. 6180
The European adventure starts tomorrow. It's a shame Channel Five don't have the rights or it would have been on the telly.
|>>|| No. 6183
Cambridge Fucking United are very angry with you lads.
BOUNCE BOUNCE AMBER ARMY BOUNCE BOUNCE AMBER ARMY.
|>>|| No. 6184
Hull first had black and amber stripes in 1904, Cambridge first had them in 1926.
|>>|| No. 6185
Cambrdige Fucking United? Lad I think you'll find I'm a one man squad on that front, where do you think orgasm bridge gets its name from?
|>>|| No. 6197
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Play-off draw is tomorrow. We have a worse club coefficient than Sheriff of Moldova but are ranked higher than Torino and Feyenoord, which seems mental to me.
|>>|| No. 6198
Bloody hell, that was tense. We looked off the pace still, we've have 4 friendlies or so so I'm slightly concerned.
North stand was a good atmosphere for our first time in there. Trenčín brought about 50, of which half are probably expats. Gave them all a clap and chanted Trenčín with them at the end, nice bunch of Slovaks.
|>>|| No. 6200
I know, but it still seems crackers. Had a quick read up of Sheriff, they are owned by Sheriff Security Company and are linked to the Moldovan mafia, which is probably why they've won the league 13 out of the past 14 seasons.
I had a feeling it would be a Dutch or Belgian club in the draw. P&O are gonna make a killing on the Hull - Zeebrugge ferries.
|>>|| No. 6201
I love how ordinary people can be coaxed into doing mathematics by football. Towards the end of the season, TalkSport seems to turn into a combinatorics tutorial as people scrabble to find the particular set of results that would see their team win the league/get promoted/avoid relegation.
|>>|| No. 6202
Oxley's off to a good start on loan at Hibs.
|>>|| No. 6204
Great goal from Josh Coulson to smash Plymouth Argyle yesterday, back in the league and with our first win under our belts.
YELLOW AND BLACK ARMY.
|>>|| No. 6205
£12.5million accepted for Long, not bad after signing him for £6.5million in January although I've no idea who could replace him.
|>>|| No. 6206
Once upon a time you could only get 12.5m if someone had heard of you before.
|>>|| No. 6207
Apparently Danny Welbeck. Fancy that. Starting to feel like a proper Premiership side now.
Anyone off to Belgium?
|>>|| No. 6208
Got at absolute solid ballache of a problem now.
Got 2 tickets in the pre-sale today to people who went to Trencin, however my dad's just come back off his holiday an hour ago and wants to go. He thinks this second ticket is for him, whilst my best mate thinks it's for him. There will be an absolute scrum for the 500 or so remaining tomorrow, in fact people are queueing at the KC now.
And this is before the nightmare of getting anywhere near Lokoren.
|>>|| No. 6209
>And this is before the nightmare of getting anywhere near Lokoren.
The far end should be easy. Lokeren is halfway between Antwerp and Ghent, which are about 30 miles apart and each about the same from Brussels.
|>>|| No. 6210
Got it on very good authority (and was told I'm not to tell anyone) that the club are in talks with Acklams of Beverley about sorting a coach trip there for about £70. They're just keeping it under wraps at the minute because they haven't completely confirmed it and they don't want people knowing as they want people to carry on paying for the charter flight there at £300 a pop instead of waiting for coach tickets instead, which I think is fucking diabolical so I'm telling you lot and having a fucking whinge there cuz.
|>>|| No. 6211
Tickets sorted now for 3, getting there is in the air
Hull to london, stay the night, Eurostar to Brussels, Brussels to Ghent, Check in at hotel, Ghent to Lokeren. Mate's not 100% on it.
Or a £70 minibus, drive to Dover, Calais to Lokeren. Dad doesn't want to do that though.
|>>|| No. 6232
>He'll probably go on and score 20+ goals next season.
Bottled it today, though.
|>>|| No. 6256
Got home about an hour ago.
Christ, what a weird few days in a weird town in a weird country.
I've been to some rough games, but being kettled for half an hour, before being led down a route the police hadn't even secured into a trap is something else.
Didn't let it spoil the rest of the trip though, even if the game was a bit shite. Same as last round, we need a win at home basically.
|>>|| No. 6272
Well the dream is over ;_;
Not enough heart, I know Bruce wanted to play the weakest team that might reap a result, but I think he could have pushed it a bit more, especially in the first leg.
|>>|| No. 6273
I heard that Burnley are offering £3million for Boyd. Snap their bloody hands off. Although, it best not be put towards Tom Cleverley.
|>>|| No. 6532
They've renamed the City Facebook page as 'Hull Tigers'. It's nice to know Allam's still mad.
In other news, relegation seems a formality.
|>>|| No. 6533
>In other news, relegation seems a formality.
It can't possibly be as bad as the shite I just watched at Selhurst today...
|>>|| No. 6534
What is the whole kerfuffle over Hull's name? Was it an attempt to.make it more attractive to the slitty eyed market?
|>>|| No. 6535
Twice now I've had my lengthy post eaten up by a duplicate image warning, fuck's sake.
Essentially, it's an argument between Allam and Hull City Council over them not giving/cheaply selling the KC Stadium to him on the promise he'd develop the public park around it into a Sports Complex with hotels and the usual development shit. The marketing line is a smokescreen, and a pisspoor one at that since there's no evidence it would make us more noteable, other than being laughing stocks.
Hull City is a very dirty phrase to him, his last barmy interview had him say "Hull City, and by that I mean the team not the council" when there was no mention of them.
So yeah, the division he's trying to cause between those of us who actually give a fuck and the "it's his club, he can do what he wants" cunt-urchins is taking a massive shite on what should be the most impressive years in our barren history.
The FA already said "No" last season, and yet he persists in throwing his toys out of the pram.
|>>|| No. 6536
I think I got a tear in my eye the first time the cunts you described actually booed at the city til I die chant at 19:04.
|>>|| No. 6537
>The FA already said "No" last season, and yet he persists in throwing his toys out of the pram.
To be honest, I'd like to know where the FA thought they were getting off telling the owner of a club what he can and cannot call one of his own assets.
|>>|| No. 6538
Because the FA run the League, there's nothing stopping him changing the name of the football club but he'll have to put up with not being a member of the league pyramid (or at least starting at the very bottom). Same way as people have threatened to leave FIFA because of the corruption scandal and establish a parallel organisation.
The league pyramid isn't run by agreement between all the clusb in it, it's run by the FA.
|>>|| No. 6539
>there's nothing stopping him changing the name of the football club but he'll have to put up with not being a member of the league pyramid (or at least starting at the very bottom)
Do you have a source for that? Last time I checked, merely changing the name of a company doesn't require disbanding and reforming it.
|>>|| No. 6540
From the FA handbook.
Again, if he doesn't like the fact that they won't let him change it then he has to start from scratch.
The company is not the same as the club in any case. Man United is owned by Manchester United plc. They could switch to Arsepissers plc if they wanted, couldn't change the registered clubs name.
|>>|| No. 6541
>The company is not the same as the club in any case.
While I take your point about the registered playing name, this is manifestly false. The club is the company, and vice versa. This is why, for instance, the reformed Rangers needed to seek re-election to the SPL (as you may recall, they didn't get it) because while they intended to register "Rangers" as their playing name, Rangers International Football Club plc was not the same club as The Rangers Football Club plc. These companies will be registered with CH with a business type along the lines of "sporting society" (or whatever their exact form of words is).
|>>|| No. 6542
It could be worse. Think yourself lucky that your Bond villain hasn't changed the club colours. That said, part of me wonders if "We're Swansea City, we'll always be white" is technically a little bit racist.
|>>|| No. 6543
I understand what you're saying, I may have just worded what I said wrong. I know New Rangers isn't the same as Old Rangers, either in terms of club or company, though it's the spiritual successor.
|>>|| No. 6544
They are, or perhaps were, the most decorated club in the world in terms of league titles. It had never occured to me until now, but do they get to keep that title or do they start again at 0 because it is technically a new club?
|>>|| No. 6545
I think they can apply to get their history back, like when AFC Wimbledon got Wimbledon's 1988 FA Cup title.
|>>|| No. 6546
They did? That's rather odd considering one of the requirements of moving a club from A to B, ie. Wimbledon to Milton Keynes, is that the club's history, traditions, etc. are preserved so that it's essentially the same club somewhere else. The FA didn't like it but they had to accept the tribunals decision.
That can never be allowed to happen again.
|>>|| No. 6547
I didn't follow the Rangers debacle nearly as closely as I should have done. Looking at Wikipedia, Rangers Football Club plc went into administration for a variety of reasons, were liquidated and the assets and structure sold to Sevco Scotland Ltd. This is where the 'new club vs. old club' thing comes in, as most players decided to shift their contracts to the 'new club' but others didn't, ie. Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker (and another Steven, oddly), and thus became free agents. The SPL voted not to allow new Rangers to re-enter the Premier League, thus their eventual entry into the SFL's third division.
Apparently their 'assets, business and history' were sold to the new company. Selling history, dear oh dear.
|>>|| No. 6548
MK Dons gave up the rights to the silverware and history of Wimbledon FC to Merton Council a couple of years after they got fed up of everyone calling them cunts. I'm sure it's only in the past year or two that AFC Wimbledon have been granted permission to count Wimbledon FC's history as their own.
|>>|| No. 6549
The best thing to come out of the MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon thing is some daft lad from Milton Keynes tweeting "OH THIS'LL BE A LAUGH, RT THIS IS YOU REALLY THINK AFC WIMBLEDON ARE THE TRUE DONS (stream of crying laughing emoji)" and it getting retweeted by thousands of people, including Gary Lineker.
This seems like a good place to brag about having got half price drinks in a pub in Sheffield last week just for having my No To Hull Tigers badge on my jacket (as I always do).
|>>|| No. 6550
>half price drinks in a pub in Sheffield last week just for having my No To Hull Tigers badge on my jacket
I probably wouldn't drink anywhere that gouged that badly.
|>>|| No. 6636
Are we going down, lads? Shocking.
Stayed behind to watch the u21's, at least they smashed in Mansfield. Saw Jake Humphrey, Jermaine Jenas and Steve McManaman doing their post-show stuff for BT Sport.
|>>|| No. 6638
To be completely honest, I don't even mind if we do go down. I can't stand Premiership football. Elmohamady's handball goal today and his play-acting total shock when it was disallowed made me fucking ashamed to be a City fan, but that's about as Premier League as it gets. The Championship is my favourite league in the world, the perfect balance of footballing talent and old-fashioned attitude, it manages to produce amazing matches with practically no fucking about rolling on the floor pretending your hurt or chasing referees around with tears rolling down their cheeks about minor decisions.
That and I can see Bolton's football ground from my bedroom window at the minute so it would be nice to roll out of bed at 2pm and go watch City play an away game. Along with all of the other northwest teams we'd be playing if we went down. Fuck paying upwards of £40 for an away ticket, 'n'all.
|>>|| No. 6639
Aye, to be honest I'm of the same opinion. More games, more local away games that aren't a £150 day out, and it's as tight a league as you can get.
Not to mention relegation would be the chemotherapy to the cancer that is Allam's name change plan.
|>>|| No. 6641
Curtis Davies, can we be best friends?
No way, you spastic, you're a mentalist!
|>>|| No. 6747
Anyone going to the Leicester away game about 3 weeks hence? Should definitely be an interesting one. As it would be my first actual stop-off in Leicester I would really like to know whether or not there are any recommended deli's or eateries other than your bog standard Wetherspoons or similar? As I understand the place to be more enriched than others, I am expecting a good variety of quality food.
|>>|| No. 6748
NOT QUITE CITY OF CULTURE, THOUGH, ARE THEY
|>>|| No. 6810
Posting this one again.
So, anyone off tomorrow down to Leicester to hopefully revel in Nigel Pearson being thoroughly embarrassed?
|>>|| No. 6811
Fuck Allam for trying to kick all the local, community teams out of the Arena so he can put a 3G in it. "Man of the community"? My fucking arse. What a precious little baby he is.
|>>|| No. 6812
I thought that was the council from when they're not busy trying to close charities feeding the homeless?
|>>|| No. 6817
It's a smug day to be a City fan, boys. Let's be smug.
|>>|| No. 6819
The Allams are well within their rights to re-apply for a name change for or during next season though. If they had any sense, they'd drop this nonsense once and for all.
|>>|| No. 6820
I can't believe someone actually complained to the council about them doing it.
|>>|| No. 6824
Despite the FA report saying they would have to apply again, the club are trying to frame it as if the original "No" decision was put aside and there is no need to resubmit, since Allam has said he won't apply again.
And Assem Allam is a man of his word, y'know?
|>>|| No. 6825
That may have something to do with the tribunal having actually set aside the decision.
|>>|| No. 6826
They did, this is true. However they would have to apply again to the FA Council if they wanted a chance of being called Hull Tigers. And Mr. Allam has said he wouldn't apply again.
I don't even know why I'm bothered by the semantics when it's so obvious how he's not the man of community and integrity he proclaims to be.
Apparently one of the FA Council members (not the particular panel, the full 92 voting members) saying the fans should have the choice biased the decision. That FA Council member is also the head of the Football Supporters Federation, so of fucking course he's going to be of that opinion.
For me, reading the report, they've absolutely slated the club for being the bunch of vindicative cunts they are. I'd hope they don't wobble and the message is "sure you've found a loophole, but there are fundamental reasons this will be rejected again".
|>>|| No. 6827
>(not the particular panel, the full 92 voting members)
Except he was on the particular panel that made the decision.
>That FA Council member is also the head of the Football Supporters Federation, so of fucking course he's going to be of that opinion.
Yes, out in the real world that's called a conflict of interests. The FA got its officials to work out a policy regarding how to handle a change of name. The head of the FSF disregarded this and instead argued for the interests of supporters. Noble, but wrong.
While Allam has said he won't be applying again, he doesn't need to. The decision has been set aside, so the FA needs to look at it again, and maybe select the panel a bit more carefully this time.
|>>|| No. 6875
- Allam booting local clubs out of Airco, allegedly demanding immediate planning permission for his half-finished blueprints.
- Name change looking certain to get filed for again after Ehab's interview with Burnsy where he demands that he and his dad still believe it is the right thing for the club.
- Season ticket prices up by at least £30, and need to be paid for before the end of the season, no indication as to whether the price will go down if we get relegated.
So, on a scale of 1-10, how embarrassed are you lads to be Hull City fans at the minute?
|>>|| No. 6876
I'm absolutely brassed off like never before. David Lloyd has nothing on the cunt.
I've been a season ticket holder since I was a sprog in '96/97. This was my last season as an 18-22 so I'm going up to full price. The deadline for renewals is before we know which division we are in and what name it will be under.
The name change shite has been filed again too, a letter of intent anyway. Apparently Allam is going to make the exact same submission again, despite the FA even being polite enough to tell him it was a crock of shit, with no business case for a change put forward at all.
And yeah, apparently the "compromise" Allam was going to take over the Airco, with putting a "bubble pitch" on the hockey pitch, involved him seeking plain illegal agreements and money that the council could not agree to. Basically he's trying to make it look like they are at fault.
|>>|| No. 6878
That's not backbone, that's a council being cunts over planning, as always. Though I daresay on this occasion it couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke, but don't mistake petty small-mindedness for honourable resistance. This is the same sort of thing which has Swansea's swish air-conditioned bendy buses going to the university all summer instead of down the seaside.
|>>|| No. 6886
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ OH
That's 6 bonus points, thoroughly enjoyed both matches.
|>>|| No. 6890
Anyone of you lit considered forming a breakaway club? AFC City of Hull?
|>>|| No. 6891
There's already Hull United AFC (https://twitter.com/HullunitedAfc), born entirely out of the malice towards Assem Allam. Quite ironically, they played a friendly against City's reserves and won earlier this year. They've got quite a team behind them, as well, with Curtis Woodhouse doing a fair amount of bankrolling and Ian Ashbee as player-coach. They're handing out free lifetime season passes to anyone that attends their games while they're still in the Humber Premier League, as they clearly anticipate going a lot further. More power to them, I say.
The boys could do with talking to a proper graphics designer, though.
|>>|| No. 6942
Just like when Dowie was in charge, it looks like losing to Burnley is going to lead to relegation.
|>>|| No. 6946
And the club have confirmed that he's been suspended, meaning that this weekend he won't be wasting valuable space that would be put to better use by Stephen Quinn or even David Meyler with the season he's having.
|>>|| No. 7079
Brilliant weekend, wasn't it? Did you see the Allams' statement immediately after the decision?
Rumour mill has Dame N'Doye heading to Besiktas for €3mil, which is a bit below what I would have been expecting.
|>>|| No. 7855
Bruce has finally had enough. Three weeks until the start of the new season and there's no new signings and only 12 fit players. No takeover talks until the end of the transfer window. This season has complete shitshow written all over it.
|>>|| No. 8666
Championship starts tonight, lads!
UP THE TICS!!
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