What's the average opinion of people from Hull?

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  1. Sagegee

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    So the moral of your "sad" diatribe is, don't open your mouth without doing your home-work first!!!!


    'Kin muppet!
     
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  2. King Curtis

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    Are you Gordon Brown?
     
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  3. Mike Burgess

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    I was basing my view on having lived there for 18 years. As I said I have not been back for about 10 years. So my rant was based on what I experienced back then.
     
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  4. Sagegee

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    I am a newbie to this wonderful city, having only lived/worked in K.u. H for 10 years, but the reason I came here is the wonderful place it is!!!!
     
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  5. Jezz511

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    I think the reason people outside the country see us in a bad light is the bad press we seem to get (e.g. worst cities blah blah blah) the reason we seem to think it's not as good as other places is probably the green grass on the other side of the fence.
     
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  6. suttontiger

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    At the risk of repeating myself, the so called bad press/worst city thing is solely due to skew statistics resulting from our artificially tight boundaries - nothing else. Fact.

    Was hoping the 1996 Government Review of our boundaries would finally move them to where they should be, irespective of the Haltemprice reactionaries. York's got moved to somewhere miles out into the country and ours are still stuck through the heart of our built up area.
     
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  7. Jezz511

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    I never said it was deserved, but you can't deny someone who reads that will think we're not exactly fantastic. I agree that these boundaries are ridiculous. There's no way that Cottingham is so far removed it shouldn't be regarded as some part of Hull
     
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  8. suttontiger

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    Not suggesting for a minute that Beverley should be within Hull's boundaries - bad enough trying to get Haltemprice freeks to agree to the west Hull suburbs being part of modern day Hull.
     
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  9. PLT

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    Hull is a great place.

    I've just spent a couple of days in Leeds, and wherever you look there's a headline about someone dying. There seems to be 3 or 4 tragic deaths in Leeds a day, and that's not even a dig at Leeds, it's just representative of other big cities. We live in one of the only big places that isn't gang-ridden and full of hate crime.
     
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    Massive exaggeration of the day.
     
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  12. suttontiger

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    Some great parts of Leeds but some pretty horrible ones too (far worse than any where in Hull) - Chapeltown, Harehills, Gipton, Seacroft Middleton, Burmantofts to name but a few areas.

    Does my head in when Hull youngsters talk about how good Leeds is - yes for shopping but as a place Hull wins hands down.

    As for the accent - that idiot keith lemon (WTF) epitomises it.
     
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  13. originallambrettaman

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    I went on that police website where you can type in your postcode and get details of crimes that have occurred within a mile of your home. There were eight crimes for mine, none of them violent and half were anti social behaviour(all outside my local).

    I also put in the postcode for my London flat, where there had been 668 crimes, of which 97 were violent, it seems there's a price to pay for 'London Living'.

    My daughter tried the postcode for her flat in Leeds and there were 164 crimes, including several violent crimes.

    The fact is that there's good and bad in all sizeable cities.
     
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  14. Jerel Ifil

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    It's only because Hull's smaller that there aren't such prominent ****holes. The overall crime in Leeds is obviously higher but the crime rates in Leeds and Hull are actually not far off each other. And it's completely wrong to say Hull doesn't have ****holes either, there's some right dumps whenever I'm passing through towards the ferry terminal.

    Anyway I don't want this to turn into Hull vs Leeds, to answer the OP, I'd say the average perception of people from Hull would be that they're working class, probably have something to do with the fishing industry, live in a grimy **** tip of a city and go on about the Deep all the time. Also I doubt your most famous living sons Messrs Prescott and Windass have helped with Hullensians' mass perception.

    I can hardly be a fair judge, but since there's more to do in Leeds than Hull, better transport, nicer nice areas etc, I'd say Leeds wins. Obviously there's room for improvement.

    There's like two vowels which we pronounce differently.
     
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  15. RicardoHCAFC

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    That website is only as reliable as the information uploaded in the first place. I seem to remember some street where the only crime reported in a year was a burglary showed up as a burglary hotspot with large numbers of anti social behaviour cases. It turned out it was something to do with the shopping center nearby having taken a hard line prosecuting shoplifters and the post code not being put into the database properly.

    You also have to look at the liklihood of people reporting crime which will be related to the confidence of the people in the police force, and also the legality of the possessions in the first place. You're not likely to make an insurance claim for a TV you bought off the bloke in the pub so why report the burglary? ;)
     
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  16. C'mon ref

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    These Toads well some of them.

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  17. originallambrettaman

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    A mate of mine bought two of those toads from the auction(I think he'd had a few that day), he's got no idea what to do with them.
     
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  18. Jezz511

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    Which ones? the space-toad is awesome
     
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  19. originallambrettaman

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    Hang on, his son's round mine at the moment, I'll go and ask him.
     
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  20. originallambrettaman

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    Right, just checked, he bought the maritime toad(which was at the deep) and the white toad with images of the Humber Bridge and stuff on it(not sure of it's name).
     
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