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Hull City 0-2 Aston Villa. Pearson Savages Duffen

Confirmation that we have been well and truly found out at Premier League level came as City only worked two chances on the Villa goal. The visitors strolled away with the points and, whilst the effort of the players was not in question the lack of quality on show was patently obvious for all to see.


All we can hope for is that we go down with dignity and the players must put in a shift in the three remaining games, even if it is only for the sake of the fans.


Adam Pearson has openly admitted it’s a “doomsday scenario” and I fully expect Hull City to go into administration on May 10th or pretty soon afterwards.


Last nights programme notes made depressing reading as Pearson launched an astonishing personal attack on Paul Duffen concluding with the amazing statement that he felts Duffen’s dealings with agents were “morally repugnant”. For that read stitch ups with these leeches and back handers via these parasitic hangers on. Pearson took Duffen to court in January to re coup the dosh but it was settled out of court amongst serious recriminations.


“The financial planning just needed a bit of basic strategy and common sense applying to it back in summer 2008 and even more so when the team survived on the last day.

“In my personal opinion the decisions made by Mr Duffen at that point were extremely short-sighted and lacking in business sense and specific football knowledge.

“The safety valve of pragmatic realism was cut off and the club under Mr Duffen spent money it didn’t have. This is not ambition or ‘giving it a go’ or ‘living the dream’, it is, in my personal view, poor business sense.”


I just feel flat, let down and frankly very silly that I got caught up in all the hype when all along we all know that these business types are just in it for the money, realising that the subjective nature of fandom means that we will accept anything if there is just the glimmer of hope that our Club will get to mix it with the big boys.


Oldham Athletic, Bradford City, Swindon Town, Norwich City, The White Shite, Charlton Athletic, Southampton, Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry City and some I’ve missed. We City fans watched what happened but were still deluded enough to think it wouldn’t happen to us. But it did, and how.


We were laughing the other day about the question, “City to stay up and a Tory Government”, or the alternative. Obviously it would be the latter scenario, nevertheless it still hurts. And it need not have been like this and that’s what sticks in my craw more than anything.



Matt Duke, Andy Dawson, Paul McShane = Useless Twat, Steven Mouyokolo, Ibrahima Sonko, Craig Fagan, Kevin Kilbane (Seyi Olofinjana, 84), George Boateng, Jimmy Bullard, Tom


About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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