All Hail Hull City

My first published soccer piece, this one on Fanzine. About the early-season heroics of the English soccer club, Hull City A.F.C. That year, Hull were making waves in their debut season in the top tier of English football.

"That day, the Tigers of Hull City stunned the soccer world by beating mighty Arsenal 2-1 at the Gunners’ home ground in North London. Arsenal had lost only once at Emirates Stadium in their previous 59 matches. Writing in the Guardian, Arindam Rej called this result “the most stunning in Hull’s 104-year history” and “arguably the biggest shock result in the history of the Premier League.” Fans of pop-culture ephemera will appreciate the fact that Rej's article ran with the headline “London 0-4 Hull,” the title of the debut album from the Hull-based 1980s pop band, The Housemartins. At the time the article appeared, Hull had played, and beaten, four of London’s five Premiership teams—Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, and Arsenal. "