Entries by SombreEthyl

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 […]

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 […]