The team at Clark Weightman are in high spirits following Hull City’s marvellous win at Wembley on Saturday. In case you’d missed the news, the team won the match against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday with a righteous score of 1-0; hailed as a ‘wonder goal’ by manager Steve Bruce, Mo Diame’s goal came just in time on the 72nd minute. Hull City’s promotion came hot on the heels of Grimsby Town’s successful securing promotion to Football League Two. For those of you with short memories, it’s not that long ago that Grimsby were flirting with promotion to the top leagues whilst Hull City were locked out of their ground and playing lower league football. How times change.
According to the press, this win will land the ‘Tigers’ a mighty £170 million – a certified place in the next Premier League this coming August. Better yet for Hull’s economy, should the team’s performance persist over the coming season, the club’s revenue is likely to approach double the aforementioned figure (at least according to Deloitte, who are usually rather good with this sort of thing!).
As grand as this news may be, we’d do well not to forget the equally triumphant Hull Ionians RUFC who have secured themselves National League 1 status; this is a huge achievement for a team this size. We also look forward to cheering The I’s on again next season – our advertising hoarding sits proudly along the half way line. Then you’ve got the inimitable Hull F.C. who continue to top the Super League! Good stuff all round…
Last but not least, North Ferriby United are celebrating having sealed promotion to National League! It’s by no means hyperbole when we say that the local sport scene of late has raised the spirits and hope of the community. We simply can’t wait to see where the coming months take Hull and all the local clubs involved in spreading our name and talent! Here’s to a cracking Premier League!