Tigers' history

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  1. Jen De Bais

    Jen De Bais Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean Martin Hainstock ? He was the PA announcer during the last days of BP and the early days at the KC. It was he who introduced the 'This Is Boothferry Park' before the kick off. Sadly Martin died a couple of years ago.
     
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  2. Jen De Bais

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    First game under the lights was v Barnsley and we won 7-0. I was there. Chilton 4 Henderson 3 and only four of the six lights were working.
     
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    I remember Dave King - late 50's ('57,'58,'59, maybe to '60/'61). Played when Bill Bradbury was "king", along with Dougie Clarke & Brian Bulless.
    Was an inside forward I believe. Scored his fair share of goals, but I don't recall him ever being leading scorer. He may have played along side Chris Chilton in his very early days ('60-'61). He was a bit of a comedian on the pitch I seem to recall, as C'mon Ref said.
     
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    http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/hull...k-time-video/story-14179925-detail/story.html

    This HDM reporting of the event confirms the video I referred to earlier which showed Martyn Whitfield locking the South stand gates as the last City supporter to leave BP.
     
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  5. Bengals Tiger

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    Dave King was funny-ish, but not as funny as his predecessor, Benny Hill.
     
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    Nice one Mr. B_M_B <ok>
     
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  9. tigerscanada

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    Marvellous Mr B_M_B...thanks again. Sombre indeed, but it was great to see one of Waggy's 2 goals .
    against Banksy again. Will never forget that game, nor forgive Conroy scoring their first just before half-time.<cheers>
     
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  10. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

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  11. The Omega Man

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    Was that the 1903 agm ? The 1904 one ratified HC AFC.
     
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  12. City Man

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    Hull AFC became Hull City Football Club in 1902 at this AGM.
    They were proud to represent their city it seems.
     
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  13. The Omega Man

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    That wasn't the reason for the name change.
     
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  14. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

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    I believe so Mel, but not 100% sure.
     
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  15. The Omega Man

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    Thanks
     
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  16. City Man

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    Hull AFC changed to the first Hull City in 1902 as per this press clipping.

    The first Hull City then bit the dust in 1903.

    A new one was formed in June 1904.
     
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  17. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    Good piece in the YP about Amber Nectar Les Motherby, see link for pictures

    The history behind Hull City’s tiger stripes Les Motherby from Hull with his vast collection of Hull City shirts he has in his back bedroom holding the 1992/93 home shirt (tiger stripes). Alexandra Wood 10:37 Thursday 29 December 2016 0 Have your say It is how Hull City earned its nickname. But what is the story behind the Tigers’ stripes – and sometimes plain – strips? Fan Les Motherby will be revealing some of the fascinating stories he has uncovered in his research into the history of Hull City’s kits as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 events. Les Motherby from Hull with his vast collection of Hull City shirts he has in his back bedroom , showing the 1990-96 away shirt. Mr Motherby, one of 60 people to win a Creative Communities Grant, will be putting the best of his collection on display at the Streetlife Museum next year. “Culture isn’t just art and theatre, it’s what people do and what many people do, is support sport and the way they do it is wearing the team’s colours,” said Mr Motherby, a fan of the club since the age of six, whose father moved the family near Hull City’s former Boothferry Park home to be close to their sporting heroes. “Hull City is part of the fabric of Hull and I wanted to tell the story of the team and how it has changed over the years.” While the Tigers got their name through their black and amber stripes, the kits over the years have been surprisingly diverse – and players often wear plain shirts. There was even a time after the Second World War when rationing meant they wore plain blue shirts made with local Reckitt’s dye. HULL CITY FC (AUG 1973) “For the first 30 to 40 years they exclusively wore striped shirts, but in the late 1940s and 1950s owners who had bought the team out of dormancy preferred them to wear plain shirts. In recent years, they have alternated between the two to keep everybody happy,” Mr Motherby said. Fans would be lucky to get a shirt now from the 1950s - once used by the first team they got passed to the reserves, then juniors, until falling to pieces and ending up as rags to clean boots. Some kits are popular simply because of the design, others “are ineluctably associated” with events, according to Mr Motherby. “If a team is successful, or win a trophy, people’s viewpoints change,” he said.In the 1980s under the flamboyant ownership of Don Robinson, a wrestling promoter who ran Scarborough’s Royal Opera House and became Scarborough Football Club’s chairman and later Hull City, red was introduced into the kit.“ He said it was to signify the blood the players would be shedding in the cause of Hull City. It could be seen as a tiger when it’s shot – but you look back and it was a relatively successful period. We were promoted twice.” The club has got things wrong – the 1986-88 home shirt’s amber was a glistening yellow and the club was being sponsored by Twydale Turkeys, a combination which did not work out well. But the most notorious was the eye-popping animal print kit of 1992. Painful to look at – it often tops ‘Worst Kit Ever’ polls – but it got the team world-wide coverage. Strips can be controversial - in October the club bought out a kit described as “cactus purple”. There was an argument over whether it was pink or purple – some people thought it a girly colour. The first time they wore it they lost 6-1, so it was instantly doomed,” said Mr Motherby. “Football is a visually rich sport and when it comes to visual identification, teams are a primary visual identifier,” he added. On a trip to Chicago Mr Motherby was wearing a 2008 home shirt. “A local guy shouted: ‘Hull City suck’. I didn’t like the sentiment but what it told me was he saw the colours and knew instantly where I was from, thousands of miles from home.”*The Yorkshire Post’s Saturday Magazine will be a Hull UK City of Culture 2017 special edition this weekend.

    Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-history-behind-hull-city-s-tiger-stripes-1-8309328

    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-history-behind-hull-city-s-tiger-stripes-1-8309328
     
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  18. AlRawdah

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    Good to see his £50,000 grant being used effectively :bandit:
     
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  19. City Man

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    I wonder what Les' response was?
     
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  20. Jen De Bais

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    Doesn't seem so long ago when Les used to walk around the streets of Hull with a Italia 90 top on. Don't think anyone accused him of being an Italian though.
     
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