|Fraizer Campbell scored the opening goal after eight minutes|
When you are a lifelong supporter of Hull City AFC, it is difficult to recall matches in which our beloved team scored six goals. But that is what happened yesterday. We were playing Birmingham City in the English Championship. The score was 6-1. We hammered them and I didn't mind a bit having to rise from seat number W313 six times to salute our lads with the rest of the Hull City tribe.
When you are a football supporter, there's no feeling like the moment your team scores. It's beautiful. For two or three seconds you forget everything else as an electric surge of unbridled joy pulses through your veins. Money? Politics? Health? Family? Who cares? City have just scored.
Would you like to know who scored for Hull City yesterday? I'm sure you would. Well here goes.. The first came from Fraizer Campbell who has recently returned to the club. The second was a penalty by Irish international David Meyler. The third was a thirty yard low driven shot by twenty year old Jarrod Bowen, his seventh goal of the season. Second half goals came from the Swede Sebastian Larsson, Polish wingman Kamal Grosiki and Norwegian midfielder Markus Henricksen who had just come off the subs' bench.
After the match, I caught one of the packed "park and ride" buses back to Hessle where Clint was waiting to whisk me home to Sheffield. When The Tigers have won, that eighty minute journey is delightful but when they have lost the drive home is grim - almost funereal.
I have been a supporter of Hull City since 1963. Through thick and thin. I have been with them when they were bottom of The Football League and with them when we finally made it to The Premiership (2008) plus our one and only appearance in an FA Cup final back in 2014. It has been a hell of a ride filled with drama, elation and misery. I hate to think how much I have spent following them - the match tickets, the travel, the football programmes - a king's ransom I am sure.
If I die on a Saturday afternoon, I am sure my dying words will be, "What's the score?" Hopefully, we will have scored six once again.