Monday, February 7, 2011

Rêver un impossible rêve: Scunthorpe Utd 1 Hull City 5

Haven't been posting about football much, since Hull City's relegation from the Premiership. But the Tigers have lost only once in 15 games, are unbeaten away, and clobbered local rivals Scunny on Saturday. My first ever away game as a City fan was at Scunthorpe, where a triumphal march to promotion from the third division was rudely and fatally interrupted by a 2-0 defeat. This result suggests Nigel Pearson's clear-out of the Augean stables - practically paying Ipswich to take on Jimmy Bullard for instance - is doing the trick. Too late for promotion, probably, but if Jacques Brel were still around and had any interest in football, or indeed had ever heard of Hull, he would probably sing this: