Archive for January, 2008

Another Windy Day!

Posted in Hull City, Munros with tags , on January 29, 2008 by ayrshiretiger

Yours truly on the summit of Ben Chonzie

Well the forecast looked best in the east so Elaina and I headed off to do Ben Chonzie.  Very easy Munro but still a challenging day due to the very high winds on the summit.  Wasn’t so bad going up but after having a quick lunch at the summit shelter it really was hard work walking back down!

And after a couple of weeks without a game (one match postponed then a free weekend due to being not in the fourth round of the cup) the Tigers scored a 90th minute goal to beat Coventry 😉

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So much for snow!

Posted in Yorkshire with tags on January 15, 2008 by ayrshiretiger

Dentdale

Yes while the rest of the world was out enjoying the best winter day for ages Elaina and I went to the snowfields of Dentdale in the Yorkshire Dales.  Or not!  Never mind there will be plenty more snowy days!  And we really did have a great, relaxing weekend with good friends Bob, Jeannie and Cath.  It would have been even better had the not so mighty Tigers beaten West Brom and moved into a play off place!  Again, never mind we will get there one day!

Another season we’re not going to Wembley…

Posted in Hull City with tags on January 6, 2008 by ayrshiretiger

Back in the mid seventies/early eighties when I was a regular at the then home of the Tigers, Boothferry Park my mate and I had a phrase we always seemed to use in the first week of January… “Well, there’s always next year…”. And it would seem that things haven’t changed even though we’re now playing at the KC Stadium.  Apparently we haven’t been past the third round of the FA Cup since 1987 and yesterday we succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at Plymouth despite the best efforts of the old warhorse himself, 39 year old Hull lad Dean Windass who scored both our  goals.

Still, at least we can concentrate on the League.  Oh aye, that was another thing we used to say but at least this year we’re not concentrating on avoiding relegation…we’re only a point of a play-off place…and the Final is at Wembley…maybe, just maybe…

Footnote to non-football readers: Hull is the largest City in Europe never to have had it’s team play in the top flight.  Or win the Cup.  Oh, the suffering!

Trivia question – who were the first teams to take part in a penalty shoot-out?  Answer: Hull City and Manchester United in a Watney Cup match in 1970.  And yes, we lost!

Ben Challum

Posted in Munros with tags , on January 5, 2008 by ayrshiretiger

Ben Challum in the snow

As the title says, belated Happy New Year to everyone!

Had a fairly quiet Christmas and New Year.  Managed to have a couple of days out on the hills.  Firstly with Air Na Creagan Mountaineering Club on a snowy Ben Challum – see above.

Then with Elaina and Ptc* – pics on his site here.

And yesterday had a surprisingly snowy day on Windy Hill in Muirshiel Regional Park with my two kids – photos to follow as soon as I’ve got them downloaded off their phones (yes, I forgot my camera!).

Hope everyone had a good holiday and here’s hoping we get more snow over the next couple of months!