Personalised Football Calendar - Hull City
Fantastic Gift Idea For Fans Of The Tigers!
Hull was founded in 1904, which was relatively late in comparison to other professional football clubs and mainly due to the city's passion for rugby. After spending over a century striving for top flight football, the club was finally rewarded in 2008. The team had improved immensely under the management of Peter Taylor and the Tigers were then guided through the triumphant 2007/2008 season by Phil Brown. A 1-0 victory against Bristol City in the play-off finals earned Hull the place in the Premiership they had been dreaming of for so long. The club's journey from the bottom league to the top division in just five years was the third quickest turnaround in the history of the British game.
Our Personalised Calendars feature twelve reproduced match reports from our extensive newspaper archives, including the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal from back in 1930, the 4-1 win against Watford in the 2008 play-off semi-finals and the 1-0 victory against Bristol City in the subsequent play-off final.
In addition to reports on the above matches - other highlights incorporated in these Personalised Hull City Calendars include a feature on the Tigers' successful year in 1949 and a selection of matches from the extremely successful Peter Taylor era.
In 1949, Hull City broke a series of Third Division records, as they raced to the title and clinched promotion to complete a dramatic recovery for the club. The Second World War had forced the Hull to take four years out of the league, as financial problems and a lack of players hit the Tigers hard. However, when the fighting ceased and Hull City returned, record crowds flocked to see their team play and the Tigers responded to its audience by going on a division-record run of nine consecutive wins. A special article on the entire season, entitled “Success Story-Hull City", was penned in the Mirror and this features in our A3 Hull City Calendar.
Fast-forwarding to the new millennium, Peter Taylor became a huge part of Hull City's success when he joined the club in 2002. Investing money wisely, Taylor formed a strong team and took the club from Third Division to the Championship within a relatively short space of time. This Hull City Calendar Gift features a range of matches from his managerial reign, including the 1-5 thrashing of Southampton in 2003, the 2-1 win against York City in 2004 and the 0-4 demolition of Bournemouth in 2005. The promotion-clinching draw against Swindon, again from 2005, is also incorporated in this unique Football Calendar, in addition to the 1-0 Hull victory over rival Leeds United during the following season.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
Each Hull City Football Calendar contains the following reproduced newspaper reports:
24th March 1930 - 'Hull City draw with Arsenal after leading in Cup semi- final' (Hull draw with Arsenal 2-2)
26th February 1949 - 'Success Story - Hull City' (Hull win Third Division title)
5th February 1954 - '2-goal Hull rip through' (Hull beat Blackburn 2-1)
3rd October 1976 - 'Billy's Bomber' (Hull beat Nottingham Forest 1-0)
5th October 2003 - 'Taylor Made' (Hull beat Northampton 1-5)
8th February 2004 - 'All right now' (Hull beat York City 2-1)
20th March 2005 - 'Stu-pendous' (Hull beat Bournemouth 0-4)
18th April 2005 - 'Hull of a Job' (Hull draw with Swindon, promoted to the Championship)
2nd April 2006 - 'Parkin puts a Hull in Leeds' (Hull beat Leeds 1-0)
24th March 2008 - 'Heaven & Hull' (Hull beat Leicester 0-2)
15th May 2008 - 'Heaven & Hull' (Hull beat Watford 4-1)
26th May 2008 - 'High of the Tiger' (Hull beat Bristol City 1-0, promoted to Premiership)
Alternative Hull City Football Gifts
We have an exciting selection of alternative football gifts that are designed especially for fans of the Tigers. These include our Personalised Hull City Diaries and a unique Personalised Hull City Football Book, which is smartly presented and can be treasured for years to come. Other more general football presents include our Spoof Football Headlines and our Ultimate Football Fan Gift Sets.
GoneDigging also has a range of attractive Personalised Image Calendars that cover a variety of themes, such as Best Dad, Football, Golf, Rugby and our charity 'All Things Pink' edition. Each A3 Calendar includes twelve colourful photographs, all of which cleverly incorporate your recipient's name.