Entries by SombreEthyl

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 […]

Kit Tracking – The season so far

Fixture Kit Europa League Q3 Th 31st Sep 2014 AS Trenčín 0 City 0 Home kit, purple keeper kit Europa League Q3 Th 7th Aug 2014 City 2 AS Trenčín 1 Home kit, purple keeper kit Premier League Sa 16th Aug 2014 QPR 0 City 1 Away kit, Aqua keeper kit Europa League PO Th […]

Europa League play-off kit summary

We were so looking forward to seeing City shirts adorned with Europa League sleeve patches, but sadly, the European adventure is over after just four games. That’s not to say those games were uninteresting to kit geeks, especially the play- off round games against KSC Lokeren of Belgium. Approval for the unique name and number […]

2014/15 third kit by Umbro – First impressions

The 2014/15 home kit is unanimously loved by the HCK geeks, whereas the away kit divides the opinions of SombreEthyl and JGHull. The third strip is the charm, says no one, but Umbro have revealed City’s alternate change kit, activating our opinion glands which are ready to spurt… SombreEthyl: “A fusion of classic tradition (white away shirts) and nascent […]

Away kit makes debut at Queens Park Rangers

The new Umbro all-black away kit made its debut yesterday on the opening day of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign. City bested QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road courtesy of James Chester’s 52nd minute headed goal (marker Rio Ferdinand seemed more interested in Chester’s shirt, grabbing a feel, than contesting the ball), but had ‘keeper Allan McGregor […]

Get Our Kits Out #5: 2005/06 home shirt #6 Jon Parkin

This 2005/06 home shirt, used numerous times by forward John Parkin, stands as evidence of the foul means employed by defenders in order to thwart the advances of a player that fans nicknamed ‘The Beast’, in a year in which City acclimatized to the newly rebranded second tier. The shirt was worn in a ‘Coca Cola Championship’ meeting […]

Ranking the 2010-2014 adidas City kits

The four year deal signed with Umbro to supply kit to The Tigers will soon bring to an end City’s (sometimes fractious) four year association with the brand with the three stripes. Whereas the boldly striped, turnover collared home shirt adidas made for The Tigers between 1979-1982 is still spoken of in reverential terms (despite it […]