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A football Podcast by amateur journalist Luke Flanagan and Richard Walker mainly based around Hull City AFC. They discuss their favourite aspects of their club and some of their best and worst memories. They also chat to ex players about their time at the club.
Hull City Kits - with Les Motherby!
Switching to a monthly almost audio-fanzine style show, Luke and Rich chat about City’s recent profligacy and how there’s no need for despair just yet. Guest this week is Les Motherby of Amber Nectar and Football Kit Pod fame, and he chats to Luke and Rich about beginning his collection of shirts and thoughts on this season’s three kits as well as where they rank in the table of City kits.
September 25, 2021
“The Likes of Hull City” - feat. Sir Charlie Palmer!
Luke and Rich are joined by ex-City Independent writer and current blogger Charlie Palmer, who has his own blog called “The Likes of Hull City”. They chat about the state of affairs four games into the season and why there is actually cause for optimism as a City fan, rather than resorting to doom and gloom.
August 26, 2021
WE’RE TOP OF THE LEAGUE - WELCOME BACK!
With Rich away on holiday, Luke is joined by Joe Appleyard from the Red Robin Podcast to discuss pre-season and signings, Preston North End, the Wigan defeat. They also look forward to QPR at home this weekend. Good to be back - thanks for downloading!
August 11, 2021
EUROS EUROS BLAH BLAH BLAH #1
Luke and Rich present a new spin off series that centre around EURO 2020. They look back on the first two eventful days of the tournament (whilst hoping for continued good news about Christian Eriksen) and look forward to England’s opening fixture against Croatia.
June 12, 2021
GOING UP AS (C)HAMPIONS - END OF SEASON AWARDS!
Luke and Rich name their Player of the Season, Signing of the Season, Goal of the Season, Game of the Season and Unsung Hero (you guessed it) of the Season in their final show of the League One campaign. Massive thanks to all our listeners this season, and we will be back in the the Summer for Tigers Blah does the Euros!
May 14, 2021
WE ARE GOING UP, SAID WE ARE GOING UP!
An extra episode where Luke and Rich chat about the Promotion winning victory against those old Air Raid Siren lovers Lincoln City. #UTT
April 24, 2021
Luke and Rich chat about the Fleetwood and Sunderland games, preview Lincoln at the weekend, go back in time with This Week in Hull City History and talk about the Super League (not the 90’s Maker of City shirts).
April 21, 2021
A Point Gained and Two Points Dropped...
Luke and Rich chat about the draws at Shrewsbury and Gillingham, as well as previewing the Crewe and Northampton games over the Easter Period. They also have another “This Week in Hull City History” thanks to Tiger Base and have a Shirt of the Week chat, focusing on City shirts they think deserve a bit of love.
March 30, 2021
STOP THE COUNT! (Version Two)
Luke and Rich chat about the last three wins that have seen City jump to the top of the table, as well as previewing the Peterborough game. There’s another instalment of “This Week in Hull City History” too!
March 8, 2021
15 Games to go...
Luke and Rich chat about the team’s last few results, and dissect Grant McCann’s latest press conference before the AFC Wimbledon game. We also have another “This Week in Hull City History”!
February 27, 2021
After a fortnight’s break, Luke and Rich dissect the defeat to Burton, preview the huge game coming up against Lincoln, and there’s another segment of “This Week in Hull City History” thanks to Tiger Base. Bob Wilkinson from Hull City Ladies also chatted to Luke about the Girls’ Elite Academy over at Hull City Ladies.
February 7, 2021
Tigers Blah Meets Amber Nectar: Andy Dalton!
Very special episode which sees Luke and Rich chat to one of the much loved Amber Nectar Presenters Andy Dalton about City’s season so far, the past couple of games and their January transfer window. This is a must listen for all City fans! We also have the weekly feature “This Week in Hull City History”.
January 21, 2021
Point at Sunderland but LEWIE COYLE!
Luke and Rich chat about the draw at Sunderland as well as the remarkable comeback against Fleetwood to see us into the quarter finals of the Papa John’s Mega Pizza Trophy Competition Cup. Also another segment of This Week in Hull City History!
January 14, 2021
Back up to Second!
Luke and Rich record their first episode of the year as they talk about the Charlton victory as well as previewing the rearranged Sunderland game for the FA cup weekend. Also includes George Honeyman’s interview, with kind permission given for us by the club.
January 8, 2021
Luke and Rich chat about the Pompey defeat as well as picking out a “Good” and “Needs to Improve” from the season so far. Thanks to all our listeners - have a great Christmas!
December 23, 2020
We’re still top of the league! (somehow...)
Luke and Rich chat about City’s last two defeats against Shrewsbury and Blackpool as well as previewing the Friday Night game on Sky against Pompey. New style introduction on this one with thoughts of listeners of the show!
December 16, 2020
Hull City Ladies Special - Danny Johnson Interview!
In this bonus episode this week, Luke chats to Managing Director of Hull City Ladies Danny Johnson about how far the club has come over the last six years and what the plans are once the club can allow spectators back into their home ground Haworth Park.
December 7, 2020
Out of the Cup, but still top of the League!
Luke and Rich discuss the last three games against Stevenage, Donny and Oxford as well as preview the upcoming Papa John’s Trophy game against Crewe.
December 6, 2020
STOP THE COUNT!
Luke and Rich discuss the last two victories against MK Dons and Ipswich as well as previewing the FA Cup game against Stevenage and next week’s derby against Donny. Come on City!
November 27, 2020
Luke and Rich discuss their views on the last two games against Burton and Grimsby; preview the upcoming MK Dons and Ipswich games and talk about Martin Samuelsen and the five Subs rule. Not to be missed!
November 20, 2020
Pugwash Quashed and Papa John’s win/ Burton and Grimsby Preview
Luke and Rich chat about Good Bad and their numbers after the wins against Fleetwood and Harrogate, as well as looking forward to Burton and Grimsby games. Grant McCann’s pre match interview is also included as a bonus!
November 13, 2020
Swindon Fall Out/Fleetwood Preview, plus U18 and U23 wins!
Luke and Rich chat about that disgrace at Swindon, they preview the Fleetwood game in the FA Cup and talk about the positives of wins for both the U23 and U18 squads this week.
November 5, 2020
In-Person Special! (Peterborough/Bristol Reaction, Swindon Preview)
Luke and Rich met in person to discuss the two games against Peterborough and Bristol Rovers; we have our first fan reaction panel; we talk about the Chillo Appeal and preview the Swindon game hearing from Tom Eaves. (Turn this one up, it might be a bit quiet!)
October 30, 2020
WE ARE HULL CITY, WE’RE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! (For now, anyway...)
Luke and Rich discuss their good and bad things from the Rochdale and AFC Wimbledon wins, and talk about their numbers related to the last two games. They also preview the Peterborough game and touch on the release of City’s accounts this week.
October 22, 2020
Fleetwood Reaction, Project Big Picture and Rochdale Preview!
Luke and Rich pick the bones out of the Fleetwood defeat - but try not to be too negative; they discuss the plans around Project Big Picture and how they could negatively affect City and they discuss the upcoming Rochdale fixture at the weekend. An expletive ridden episode and one that we talked in detail in, so much longer than normal!
October 14, 2020
Plymouth Review/Fleetwood Preview!
Luke and Rich discuss the Good, the Bad and the Numbers after the 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle and preview the Friday night game against Fleetwood Town that is on Sky Sports this weekend. Also some exciting news from Luke in terms of arrivals! Thanks to all our listeners and Patrons all over the world.
October 8, 2020
Graham Cannon, Northampton Review/Plymouth Preview & City Ladies Focus!
Luke and Rich talk about the win against Northampton as well as previewing the upcoming game against Plymouth Argyle. They also chat to Hull City Ladies Social Media Executive Alex Robinson about their season so far as well as the Chair of the Hull City Supporters Trust Graham Cannon. An action packed episode!
October 1, 2020
The Return of The Good, The Bad and The Numbers!
Luke and Rich give what they thought was good and bad about the last two games against both Crewe Alexandra and West Ham United, as well as picking a number of significance to chat about concerning City’s decent start to the season so far. They also preview the upcoming away game at Northampton Town.
September 25, 2020
Gillingham and Leeds reaction:Hull Daily Mail’s Baz Cooper!
Luke and Rich chat to new Hull Daily Mail Sportswriter Baz Cooper - and what a top bloke he is! They discuss Baz’s new role at Hull Live and talk about the wins over Gillingham and the penalty shootout over Leeds United. They also chat about the upcoming Crewe Alexandra game this weekend. Definitely an episode not to be missed!
September 17, 2020
EFL Round Up; Gillingham Preview and Any Other Business
Luke and Rich chat about the previous two games for City - Sunderland and Leicester City U21 - as well as preview the opening league game of the season against Gillingham. The also discuss any other business - namely, the Radio Humberside controversy and the new kits.
September 11, 2020
A New Season: Previews, Zach’s Fundraiser, and Rich Gardham!
Welcome back to all our listeners! We are back for the new season with a feature length episode. Luke and Rich round up the U23’s game against Gainsborough, as well as previewing the upcoming Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy games against Sunderland and Leicester U23. We spoke to Zach of North Ferriby FC staff who raised funds for Wigan Athletic’s financial plight and almost went viral in the process - and inspired our Podcast to donate as well, and we spoke to author of The Decade Rich Gardham. The Decade is a brilliant book and one every City fan should own. Rich Gardham had an in depth chat with hosts Luke and Rich and discussed all things City - what went wrong last season, what we can expect in 2020/21 and some of our shared City memories.
September 2, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #3 - Paul Duffen (Part II)
Final bonus episode and second part of the chat with Paul Duffen about his time at City. This is the last in the unrealised material series of Season One - the second season will be arriving in time for the 2020/21 League One campaign.
August 25, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #2 - Paul Duffen (Part I)
Back in May, Luke interviewed ex-City Chairman Paul Duffen about his time at the club. Patrons of the podcast have already had access to the episode last week, but now the first part is available to podcast listeners. To access the second part right now, check out the Tigers Blah LinkTree account and sign up to become a Patron!
August 17, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #1!
For all you Tigers Tigers listeners who may be missing Luke and Rich’s dulcet tones during the break from football, here is an extra short episode for you all. Back in the second episode, Bobbi Hadgraft was our first ever guest to talk about Best Players. She also discussed her “Top Flops” - her 3 most disappointing City players. This was never aired until now, so enjoy the extra interview and keep your eyes peeled on social media over the next week for more announcements!
August 4, 2020
Fa(R)ewell Championship: League One for the first time in fifteen years...
Last episode of the first season where Luke and Rich reflect on rather a miserable last game against Cardiff and pick the bones out of where we went wrong; comparisons between this season and the 95/96 season; McCann’s end of game press conference and the retained/released lists announced from the club.
July 23, 2020
45/1: The Chances of us Staying Up (Although 5000/1 is more realistic)
Luke and Rich reflect on the loss to Luton and discuss key points from the game as well as issues around it. They also have a brief look ahead to Cardiff - potentially the last Championship game before City become a third tier club for the first time in 15 years.
July 21, 2020
The Two Joes: Appleyard and Old Grandpa!
Reaction from the joint worst defeat in the club’s history by Wigan Athletic with Luke and Rich. They talk to Joe Appleyard - Hull KR commentator and massive City fan - as well as “Old Grandpa” Joe Collins, who has become a viral sensation after his rant video was shared widely across social media this week.
July 17, 2020
Grant McCan’t: Hasn’t got a clue, has he?
Luke and Rich discuss the fall out from both the Bristol City and Millwall game, and concede that it’s a very gloomy picture for us now with three games to go. We read our listeners’ tweets and discuss them as well as our own takes on the current shambles we seem to be watching every three days!
July 13, 2020
Boro/West Brom Round Up: Good Going Forward, Woeful at the Back
Luke and Rich round up their good, bad and numbers takeaways from the games against Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion, as well as looking forward to the upcoming away game against Bristol City.
July 6, 2020
Birmingham 3-3 Hull City: Tale of Two Halves
Luke and Rich chat about City’s draw away to Birmingham. They talk through the positives, negatives as well as choosing a number based on the game to discuss. They also react to the fall out of The Athletic’s article about the Allam ownership.
June 29, 2020
Hull 0-1 Charlton: Where do we go from here?
Luke and Rich react to City’s home defeat to Charlton and try to discuss positives, as well as picking out key factors to examine why the Tigers are in the bottom three for the first time this season.
June 22, 2020
FOOTBALL IS BACK! (Next week...)
The face of Hull City for Sky Bobbi Hadgraft joins Luke and Rich to talk about the resumption of the season and who should be in the starting XI for the first game on June 20th against Charlton Athletic.
June 12, 2020
Ex City forward Jason Price joins Luke and Rich to chat about his time at Hull as well as becoming a bit of a journeyman in the later stages of his career. Top chat with a top bloke!
June 5, 2020
Myhill... In the middle of our goal!
Luke and Rich chat to ex-City Goalkeeper and current West Brom Development Phase Goalkeeper Coach about his time at City, as well as his current role and his thoughts on the current situation with the football season end still to be confirmed for the EFL.
May 29, 2020
Luke and Rich chat to Stu Green about his time at the club - from signing and then going on loan to Carlisle - and then establishing himself back in the Hull team. He talks about his memories and the other players he can remember from his time with the Tigers. Don’t miss this chat!
May 22, 2020
Luke and Rich talk to another Promotion Hero - Caleb Folan - about his time on loan at City in the Boothferry Park Days, as well as being City’s first million pound player and helping the team win promotion in the 2007/8 season before trying to establish himself in the Premier League.
May 15, 2020
Craig “Fages” Fagan
Another extended episode where Luke and Rich are joined by fans favourite Craig Fagan. He discusses his move to the club, the promotion to the Championship, and then returning after a brief spell away at Derby when City finally got into the Premier League. We also talk about THAT Danny Guthrie challenge and other memories from the Premier League era.
May 8, 2020
Luke and Rich are joined by Ex City Winger Ryan Williams who discusses his move to the Tigers and how his career unfolded under three different managers before eventually departing for Bristol Rovers. Great guest yet again!
May 1, 2020
Rodney Rodney Rodney Rowe!
Double length episode where Luke and Rich talk to ex-City Forward Rodney Rowe. The cult City hero discusses his start at the club in difficult financial circumstances, analyses his own performances and tells us how highly he thinks of the club and it’s supporters. What a man!
April 25, 2020
Super Lawrie Dudfield
Extended episode where Luke and Rich chat to ex-Tigers Forward Lawrie Dudfield about his early career, his move to City and time under Brian Little before Jan Mølby and Peter Taylor subsequently took charge. Lawrie also shares some favourite memories and memorable stories about team mates and his time at the club.
April 17, 2020
Top 3 Favourite City Players
Luke and Rich talk about their top 3 favourite players - not best, or technically gifted - but their personal favourites. Bobbi Hadgraft is our guest and she also gives her favourite players and discusses some of her memories as a City fan. Luke and Rich also go through some of the listeners’ favourite players.
April 10, 2020
Home Games, Away Games and Best Shirts
Luke and Rich talk all things City and discuss their best home and away games they attended, as well as their favourite Hull City Home and Away shirts of recent times.
April 4, 2020