Entries by SombreEthyl

Kit Tracking – The season so far

When the third kit makes its first match appearance at Bristol City on 21st November, City will have worn 6 different ‘looks’, or kit combinations in 2015/16. There are 13 possible combinations, presuming the third kit will never have parts mixed and matched with elements of the home and away kits given the colours (‘blueprint […]

2015/16 third kit by Umbro – First impressions

Releasing a third kit late in October? Hmm, ok. Here’s what the HCK kit geeks make of it… JGHull: “I just can’t summon up any excitement over this kit and I think it boils down to it feeling like somebody else’s. It’s not “us”. The home kit? It’s us (even if a bit “Wolves”). The away kit? It’s […]

2015/16 away kit by Umbro – First impressions

Fight Night was also Kit Night on Saturday, as local boxer Luke Campbell revealed Umbro’s new Hull City away kit before his televised scrap with Tommy Coyle. The HCK kit geeks never pull punches when they opine on City polyester, and here they mull over whether all-white is all right… SombreEthyl: “Traditional all-white is a great starting […]

2015/16 home kit by Umbro – First impressions

Umbro have unveiled the primary kit City will wear as they adapt to life back in the Championship in 2015/16. Here’s what the HCK kit geeks make of it… SombreEthyl: “This kit is somewhat like the Curate’s egg, in that parts of it are excellent. The collar for example, I utterly love 80s style wrapover V-necks, […]

Shirt Swapping : Manchester United (away)

A look at the best, worst and current kits of City’s forthcoming opponents. Manchester United. Man Utd. Man U. Whether you use the full name or an abbreviated form, the most successful team in the land don’t often go by their nickname of The Red Devils (you hear that Assem Allam?), but the rarely used […]

Dame N’Doye : Serial kit thief?

Signed for just £3M in February, Senegalese striker Dame N’Doye has proven to be a steal since moving from Lokomotiv Moscow. That transfer fee is not the only theft associated with  the 30 year old however, it seems N’Doye is partial to a bit of dayl… well, floodlight robbery. After playing the first half of City’s loin […]

Auction Action – January 2015

It has been a while since we last trawled through Ebay’s completed listings to celebrate or mourn the varied Hull City shirts that have been snapped up, but the mood has taken us so we’ll review January’s offerings. The biggest news has been the Royal British Legion’s listing of the poppy emblazoned player shirts worn […]