Saturday, August 16, 2008


All very surreal to be watching Hull City on Football Focus and Match of the Day. But the reality is that they're amongst the top 20 football teams in the land and certainly should be appearing in a prominent position on the telly box. I'm sure you're aware by now that City beat Fulham 2-1, appear to have bagged a real match-winning bargain in Geovanni and that Chairman Paul Duffen was so enthusiastic when he rang the club's Premier League bell to usher in the new era that he broke the darn thing. I did catch the end of the Waggy and Chillo era and a lot of Saturdays as a boy heading to Boothferry Park with my dad, and then with mates for 90 minutes of Players No 6 and shouting abuse at away fans from the comfort of the Kempton but such glamorous entertainment and the occasional cup of Bovril didn't make me a big footie fan but it's hard not to get caught up in the incredible journey that the Tigers are making. I'll try and resist jumping on the bandwagon and leave that to the likes of local politicians, regional development agencies, quangos and media outlets, as there's no way all that weight should be put on a collection of wayward sportsmen, but well done City, a fine start that bodes well.

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