1 December 2013

Miracle

David Meyler after his wonder goal against Liverpool this afternoon
There was once a Norwegian TV commentator who went bonkers after Norway had beaten England back in  September 1981. Today was the first time in English football history that Hull City A.F.C. have ever beaten world famous Liverpool F.C. in a competitive match and so inspired by the late Bjørge Lillelien ,  I write this:-
"We are the best in the world! We have beaten Liverpool! Liverpool - birthplace of giants! John Lennon! Leonard Rossiter! Ken Dodd! Derek Hatton! Alison Steadman! Cilla Black! Ringo Starr! Abigail Clancey!  Jamie Carragher! Anne Robinson! Willy Russell! Paul McCartney! We have beaten them all! Can you hear me Jimmy Tarbuck? Jimmy Tarbuck! Your boys took a helluva beating! Your boys took a helluva beating!"
Yes we beat them 3-1 and I was there - looking down upon the field of dreams. The Great Steven Gerrard and their terror-striker from Uruguay - Luis Suarez - they could not compete with the mighty Hull City - The Tigers! We beat them fair and square and it could have easily been more - maybe 5-1 but we'll settle for three. Our lads fought together as a team and just like David suppressed the Liverpudlian Goliath.

On a sour note, our Egyptian owner has a crazy notion to change the club's historical name to Hull Tigers and a verbal war has broken out between him and a section of objecting fans whose slogan has become "City Till I Die!" In a radio interview, the owner said "Well let them die then!" and at today's match a new chant went up - "Die When We Want To! We'll Die When We Want To!" It's all a distraction that the team could do without. But on this auspicious day, let all bloggers, stalkers, spammers, government internet spies and other visitors join me as we sing the traditional Hull City song. One...two..three:-

12 comments:

  1. YP. I was sceptical when I read of match fixing last week. I'm having second thoughts now.

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    1. Adrian...ever heard of jawbone fixing? Grrrrr!

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  2. Sounds like it would have been a great live game. You can't help passionate supporters. It might actually spur the players on to bigger things. Well done Hull City!!

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    1. My team have played in relative obscurity nearly all the years I have supported them. Now we are in the light and as you know Hull has been chosen as the next British City of Culture. It will be thronging with Australian and American tourists + Katherine deChien from NZ.

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  3. Congratulations to Hull City and all their supporters for a very well played match.

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    1. Your congratulations are gratefully accepted. Which football club did you/do you support? I am guessing either Aldershot or The Gunners of Arsenal.

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    2. Bayern Munich. Close.

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  4. Riding high, are we?

    My congratulations to Hull City fans everywhere (well, wherever they are) on your auspicious accomplishment, although you know, of course, that you personally didn't do it, it was them lads on the field what done it, but that doesn't reduce the thrill of victory one bit, now, does it?

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    1. Bob - I didn't hear you singing along to "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" and please don't worry - you are not the subject of this song - unless of course Madam Brague ever sings it while lounging in the bubble bath you have kindly prepared for her!

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  6. Tiger City

    Tiger city, burning bright
    Below the grandstands of the night
    What other team's foot or hand
    Who else in England's pleasant land?

    E'en threat of Assem's change
    ('Die when we want' was the exchange)
    Could n'er beat the fire in thine eyes.
    On what wings dare HE aspire?

    And what shoulder and what art
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy mob began to chant,
    What team dared to try supplant?

    Well, not Liverpool, that's for sure.

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    1. Bravo Madam Kate! Bravo indeed! Next time I am at the KC Stadium I shall urge the rest of the crowd to join me in a mass recital of your marvellous poem! And may I say you would look even lovelier with a black and amber striped bobble hat upon your clever head! Bravo!

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