In praise of Tigers

May 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Misc. | 5 Comments

In honour of Hull City, who (somewhat improbably, given their recent history) won themselves promotion to the Premier League, a song by The Beautiful South that insists London, Milan, Lisbon, Dublin, Madrid and Paris are nothing compared to Hull’s delights:

“How can you like this place when it never even rains?”

To add to the fairytale dynamic, the goal was scored by Dean Windass, a 39-year-old, workmanlike striker who was born and bred in the city and would’ve probably retired but for the result.

Will they finish bottom of the league next season? Probably, but the glory was in getting there, against all odds, in the first place.

As a Yorkshireman, I find it quietly hilarious that our region’s only representation at the top table of English football won’t be from Leeds or Sheffield, but quiet, unfashionable Hull. I imagine their supporters feel the same way.



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  1. football is rubbish, though.

  2. Ah, so you’re more of a Hull Kingston Rovers fan?

    I never knew this about you…

  3. City are up!!!Get in!

  4. forest are up! get in!

  5. Hull Kingston are da boys!

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