19 May 2014

Finally

If you didn't know already, this was the result in Saturday's FA Cup Final:-
Nevertheless, like other Hull City supporters I was immensely proud of our team. They battled like heroes and took the mighty Arsenal to extra time. A star-studded purring limousine of a team like Arsenal should - by rights - always succumb a team like Hull City but we took them to the edge and might have won. 

Arsenal's first goal was scored by Santi Corzola who cost Arsenal £18million from Malaga, Spain. Before he took his stunning free kick he stole a metre - unseen by the referee - so that the kick was not taken from the position where the alleged offence took place. That gamesmanship probably cost us the match.

I became a Hull City supporter when I was nine years old - over fifty years ago. Back then I would never have dreamt that my team would one day make an FA Cup Final. But we were there and we were terrific and The Tigers' faithful sang their hearts out for the lads. Now excuse me while I go and sob my heart out. Rope, the car exhaust or a jar of paracetamol sir?
Shirley and Ian on Wembley Way

15 comments:

  1. It was a great shame, but as you say, they were there and so were you and heres hoping they will be again.

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    1. Maybe we will be back at Wembley again Mumasu - one day - but I wonder if it will be in my lifetime.

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  2. I don't follow football but It looks as if it it could have been a whole lot worse. I think congratulations are in order.

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    1. Logically, Arsenal should have thrashed us but heart, determination and planning can all count for a lot in football as Hull City showed on Saturday.

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  3. So, if you wear your team's colors, you look like a bumblebee?

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    1. I am like a bumble bee in other ways too. Flitting from flower to flower. Want some honey mummy?

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  4. I did hear the result, YP and thought of you. Lovely photo of Shirley and your son!

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    1. Ah-ha! You are slowly turning into a football fan Jenny! Why not try a game or two at The Racecourse Ground? Wrexham need all the supporters they can get!

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    2. Maybe when hell freezes over, YP. ;)

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  5. Must have been so exciting going into extra time. Bet it was fabulous to be there and the atmosphere would have been terrific.
    Our equivalent ( in exciting football terms ) is probably State of Origin rugby league. Even if you aren't a follower (and I'm not ) you still have to get involved when it's Queensland against New South Wales...... and we've won the last seven years in a row !!

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    1. 89,400 people there. The roar of the crowd was unearthly as it resounded about the stadium. I was so proud of my team Helen. They gave it their all.

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  6. When those first two goals went in so quickly I think everybody began to wonder...and then came the crest fall of that first questionable goal from Arsenal...but right until the end of the match they gave their best and to play to extra time with just one goal in it was evidence of a first class act. It was also so thrilling to see footage of the effort that Hull as a city had put into the day, transporting cream telephone boxes, organising dance shows, painting faces, etc. Team, supporters and city can all be very, very proud of the way that they executed themselves.

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    1. Paris? Rome? LA? London? As cities they all pale into insignificance when placed alongside Kingston-upon-Hull. If you want a Hull City team shirt Elizabeth just check out the Hull City official website. I think you'd look cool dressed in one of those iconic garments. Up The Tigers!

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  7. I too was interested enough in your favorite team to inquire of the score from my son in law on Saturday. I am so happy that they made a wonderful showing against a team with such expensive players and huge achievement records. Good for them!

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    1. Remember MT you are now the secretary of the Hull City Supporters Club (Colorado Branch) and it is your responsibility to enlarge and enthuse the Colorado fanbase. Thanks for being curious enough to ask.

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