Examining the Hull City Ballot

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Examining the Hull City Ballot

There could be a new name on the cup this year. Would the FA really want it to be Hull Tigers?

There are a few big ifs of course — three other clubs have their own ambitions of lifting the trophy at Wembley on 17 May.

It’s also highly likely that football’s governing body will maintain its block on Assem Allam’s bid to change Hull City’s name, regardless of …

Allam’s Interest is Renewed at Hull

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Allam’s Interest is Renewed at Hull

How was your window? In Hull we tend not to expect much, with recent years bringing wild goose chases, plenty of talk — Michael Owen? Alvaro Negredo? — and very little action beyond the £5 million signing of the resource-draining Jimmy Bullard.

But the window which has just closed was Hull City’s busiest. Time will tell whether the rush of deals done by Steve Bruce will be enough to …

An Entrepreneurial Hull City?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment
An Entrepreneurial Hull City?

Regular contributor Phil Ascough recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Hull City owner Assem Allam. Allam is a former Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year and has been a highly visible presence on the East Riding business scene for some time now. Phil’s newest book is The Armchair Olympian, published by Bloomsbury.

An old blue Mini occupies the prime parking space outside Dr Assem …

A Low Key Return to the Game for Steve Bruce

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment
A Low Key Return to the Game for Steve Bruce

Today we welcome back regular contributor Phil Ascough. Here, he provides his reaction to Steve Bruce’s arrival and early weeks in the job at Hull City.

One of the best things about following football is that it gives you the chance to butt in on disputes that are none of your business.

So when Sunderland fans sang: ‘Where were you when you were skint?’ to their Manchester City visitors last …

20 Years of the Premier League: an Alternative View

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment
20 Years of the Premier League: an Alternative View

A polemic for you this Friday from regular contributor Phil Ascough. Phil is the author of Kissing The Badge — How Much Do You Know About 20 Years Of The Premier League? and The Armchair Olympian, both published by Bloomsbury. A shortened version of this article was published earlier this week by The Yorkshire Post.

Best team, best player, best match, best goal. The end of the milestone twentieth …

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