Above - the view from my seat at the Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley last Saturday afternoon. I was one of almost five thousand Hull City supporters who turned up to watch our team achieve a rare away victory. It was a cold and miserable afternoon and I still wasn't feeling too well but the result lifted my spirits
Back in 2008, Hull City made it to The Premiership for the first time in our history. Our top goalscorer that season was a Manchester United loanee called Fraizer Campbell. It was he who made the vital assist that led to the winning goal against Bristol City in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. The fans developed a special chant for him "Duh-duh-duh-duh Fraizer Campbell! Duh-duh-duh-duh Fraizer Campbell!" etcetera.
However, instead of sticking with The Tigers for our first season in The Premiership he accepted a more lucrative financial package from Sunderland F.C.. At the time it seemed treacherous and blatantly mercenary so whenever we played Sunderland after that his chant was adapted to "Duh-duh-duh-duh Greedy Bastard! Duh-duh-duh-duh Greedy Bastard!"
But after ten years away, Campbell has returned to Hull City. He was a substitute last Saturday and as he warmed up on the touchline, the chant again went up - "Duh-duh-duh-duh Greedy Bastard! Duh-duh-duh-duh Greedy Bastard!"
Campbell laughed and waved to the Hull City end who promptly changed the chant back to "Duh-duh-duh-duh Fraizer Campbell! Duh-duh-duh-duh Fraizer Campbell!"
Campbell laughed at this and again waved to the massed supporters who promptly delivered a new chant to the tune of "Bread of Heaven" - "You're not greedy any more! You're not greedy! You're not greedy! You're not greedy any more!" There was much hilarity and it was as if the fans had re-bonded with a former hero.
It was Fraizer Campbell who managed to stab home the winning goal in the seventy eighth minute. igniting a roar of delight at my end of the ground. For those who don't particularly like football or fail to understand the passion that surrounds it, you may now wake up! This blogpost is over.