One Hull Of A City – Interview with Rich Sharp Wilson

Rich Sharp Wilson Hull

Admin of “One Hull Of A City” online community, Rich Sharp Wilson is the absolute authority on all things cultural in and around ‘Ull. We sat down with Rich for a coffee to discuss the city’s growing art scene, regional rivalries and, of course, the role of Football is this most unusual of cities….

Could you give me a short introduction to yourself and to One Hull Of A City?

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The Public Gets What the Public Wants

From Boothferry To Germany world cup

A 6-1 victory represents England’s best ever match result in World Cup competition and much cause to celebrate. The British press have been pretty low-ball up to this point. The Three Lions went into the cup with far less expectation than is normally the case. But England have objectively been one of the stronger teams so far in the competition, and with heavyweights such as Germany, Brazil and Argentina faltering, we seem to be steadily returning to the old pattern of delirious dreaming overshadowing rational expectation. How many “Football’s Coming Home” social Continue reading

DisEngFanchised

England Germany fan

Background Story First, Relevance to Football Second. In this post I define identity as the multiple different groups or circles that an individual can belong to that collectively come together to shape a character. This is not an academic definition of what identity is, but it’s a good enough definition for now.


Small Towns play host to fewer migrants, both domestic or international, and as a consequence, Small Town Folk are Continue reading

The Steeple Sinderby Wanderers FA Cup Run

Hull City Wembley

J.L. Carr’s “How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The FA Cup” published by Penguin Books is an enjoyable short story that chronicles the success of fictional amateur side Steeple Sinderby Wanderers as they nonchalantly decide to compete in the Football Association Challenge Cup and proceed to lift the trophy at Wembley the same season. The geographical location of Steeple Sinderby is ambiguous but the club’s players, employees and associates are all village folk from the English back-country.

It may be far-fetched but the narrative is witty and glorious in its representation of the unglamorous reality of 1970’s English Football as seen by players and fans alike. The book is filled with classic lines Continue reading

Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Bristol City

FINALLY an English fan group with sticker designs more imaginative than just the old St George’s cross with team name slapped on top of it. Ladies and gents, Bristol City.

A city of two teams, but don’t let either of them catch you saying that.

Bristol City sticker

We have seen the support coming out of the Southwest’s number 1 city getting better over the past couple years. A visit is overdue.

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Sticker Conspiracy

Our merch has made it onto Sticker Conspiracy.

Sticker Conspiracy Hull City

Taken by the page admins or sent in by a reader, our “Hull City Deutschland Fanszene” Aufkleber was spotted, snapped and submitted onto the Tumblr page. Any follower of From Boothferry To Germany will know that we appreciate fan sticker designs and frequently share some of the faves we see on tour, so this page is a great one to have a browse through on your coffee break with designs from clubs across many nations.

Check out the full page here. In the meantime, keep decorating.

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Immorality in the Odds Market

Mike Phelan

So after only 78 days in charge of Hull City, Mike Phelan, former assistant manager to Mr Bruce before he quit in the summer, found his tenure of the club cut short yesterday evening. A press conference was called and we the exhiled Black and Amber Faithful woke to learn of the club’s search for a new manager this morning. I know what you’re thinking. Exactly what you want to happen when you’re at the foot of the table in the transfer window.

We are not going to question whether or not it was warranted. We are not going to Continue reading