true faith : THE HISTORY FILE (Hull City (a))

by • February 25, 2014 • Match previewsComments (3)965

March sees us take a trip to Humberside to face Hull City, a side we’ve only met a handful BillyWhitehurstof times during our history making this instalment a fairly trick one. Our highest winning margin came in an FA Cup 3rd round tie in 1935 played at Anlaby Road, a ground which was badly damaged due to enemy bombing a few years later in the war. United won 5-1 in that tie with Yorkshireman winger Wilfried Bott proving to be the star of the show bagging a brace.

A year later the two teams met in Division Two with United securing the points in a 3-2 victory with goals from Imrie, Smith and Pearson in a game which saw the debut of left back Harry Johnson, having been signed from Walker Park; a team I didn’t even know had existed despite living over the road from their ground! The two teams had to wait a long time before meeting again in 1989 with both sides back in the second division, Newcastle keeping up their good record this time at Boothferry Park with goals from John Anderson, Mark McGhee and Gary Brazil ensuring a 3-1 win. We overcame the Tigers again a year later in the FA Cup third round with a Liam O’Brien strike separating the two teams. We faced them again later on in the year, this time we succumbed to a 2-1 defeat with Mark McGhee scoring our goal in a game which signalled the end for both Billy Askew and Paul Sweeney’s United careers.

The Tigers joined us in the Premier League in 2008-2009 where our paths crossed 4 times throughout the season, Hull also being our main rivals for relegation and there being some bad blood between the odious Phil Brown and the even worse, Joe Kinnear. The first of these encounters at the new KC Stadium was a drab 0-0 in the FA Cup third round, a game in which absolutely nothing of any note occurred. The second of which was a league match played by two poor teams; with Steven Taylors 1st half goal cancelling out Geovanni’s opener.







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3 Responses to true faith : THE HISTORY FILE (Hull City (a))

  1. LewesTiger says:

    Thanks for the No To Hull Tigers logo. The county is now East Yorkshire again – some odious name changes get reversed! I remember seeing Hull City play at St. James’ Park some 20odd years ago. We beat you guys then. Hoping for a competitive game this time! Have a good time in Hull if you

  2. LewesTiger says:

    are travelling, but not to good…

  3. Robbo says:

    City supporter here. Did you know that the new(ish) KC stadium is built on the site of the old bombed out Anlaby Road ground? You can still some remains of the old terraces, now overgrown, by the road around the perimeter of the stadium.

    Looking forward to Saturday. I spent several happy years in Newcastle in the 70s/80s and regularly went to St James’ Park when I couldn’t afford trips back to ‘ull.