A Tale of two cities

Last updated : 13 March 2011 By Joe Public

Hull V Coventry was more than just a football match between two cities on 13th March, it was also a poetic link. Although the match has been described as a kick about between two pub teams, Hull City take the deserved 3 points which had the blue and white supporters in the Tesco stand bemused to say the least.

Coventry have only notched one win in an appalling run of games and Hull where not going to have any sympathy with them even though the two cities are firmly linked by Philip Larkin, the nationaly renowned poet that spent all his life growing up and working in Hull although he was Sky Blue born.

Coventry couldn't put together any fluency, rhyme or reason to thier play and although unlucky on a few occasions thanks to some desperate goal line defending by Hull City, they where never really up for this one. Hull did well to bounce back from the Burnley defeat and it will do the tigers confidence no harm at all, taking thier best away form in history to the next game.

On a negative note, Philip Larkin is not the only conection we have with Coventry. Unfortunatly Jon Gaunt the sacked Talk Sport presenter was Born in Hull but thankfully moved to Coventry, so all in all, out of the swap between Larkin and Gaunt, I think we got the better deal. Hull got a word smith, coventry got a big mouth!