J & M picked me up at 11.30am and we started our journey to the big game.
Malc had done some research and we drove about 10 miles to a small town where we parked the car for the day and then got on a train into the city centre.....this is a long weekend here and the trains were busy, we had to make one change and then the next train dropped us about a mile from the stadium. I commented to J & M what a melting pot of races, genders, languages you get on the trains this is sure a hustling busy city.
The walk to the stadium was fun with both sets of supporters very vocal...
I had never been to this stadium before so I went on a walk around...
The atmosphere was vibrant and electric and pretty soon the stadium was almost filled because of fan violence in years gone by the fans are separated so one half of the stadium belonged to the Sheffield Wednesday team the other half to the mighty Tigers of Hull...
So we are all ready
and young Tom...the three Pearson boys had driven down this morning and we all had great seats together behind one of the goals!!
It was great to see the boys again and Tom has grown so much since I last saw him!!
This is the view from our seats but then the problem arose....we were about 40 rows up and all the fans in front of us right down to the pitch decided to remain standing and the only way for us to see the game was also to stand up.....obviously Janet and Tom and myself were not very happy with this and then the stewards tried to get the fans to sit but they did not so he offered anyone that wanted to move to follow him, so we did and he put us a few rows further down in a different side of the stadium and the seats were even better, this is our view now!!
I would not describe the game as a classic but Hull did have the better chances to score.....with about 15 minutes left in the game it happened....Hull moved down the pitch and the forward made a great run and finished off the move with a thunderous shot into the top corner of the net!!!!
and the thousands of fans!!
The rest of the game was tense but Hull managed to hold on
and get promoted back to the top level of English soccer!!
The post game celebrations were exuberant and fun!!
This a write up of the game off the Internet!!