Tigers fan sold business to follow beloved club

A FOOTBALL fan who sold his business to follow his beloved Hull City Football Club is offering Whitby Gazette readers a chance to win two copies of his book This Is The Best Trip We’ve Ever Been On.

Gary Clark’s book is a first-hand account of the Tigers’ first-ever season in the Premier League, in which they caused a surprise by storming into the top six before eventually staying up by the skin of their teeth.

Keep an eye out in the Whitby Gazette for a chance to win one of these books.

Gary also writes fanzine-style match reports for website and offered this account of Hull’s Tuesday night match against Leeds, who are well supported around the Whitby area.

Here is his account of the game ...

A packed KC Stadium with a bubbling red hot atmosphere saw Nicky Barmby’s Tigers produce their best 45 minutes of the season so far, yet still fail to find the net.

As 0-0 games go this one was a belter.

Both sides tried to win it and over 90 minutes although Leeds will have been more relieved with a point gained than Hull.

Hull City, unbeaten in eight league games, took the game to Leeds and created chance after chance, running United ragged at times with Koran and McKenna pulling all the strings in midfield.

The best move of a pulsating contest saw Koran release England under 21 international Cameron Stewart to run on goal yet the ex- Manchester United forward could only fire over the bar when it looked harder to miss.

The home crowd roared City on and time after time the Whites keeper beat the ball away and kept his side in the game.

City should have gone in at least one up at half-time with the Hull keeper a virtual spectator thoughout.

Warnock changed tactics in the second half and United kept the ball in the air to stem Hulls attacks, it worked, and United sat back and soaked up the pressure hoping to hit the Tigers on the break, without success.

Barmby rang the changes bringing on the speedy Josh King and Mark Cullen in a 4-2-4 formation but Hull could not deliver the killer punch.

Definintely two points dropped by the Tigers and if Barmby is to get his team into the Championship play-offs, his lads better start hitting the back of the net with as mean a streak as his defence show defending it.

Attendance 22,850.

Hull City 0 Leeds United 0