It’s less than a week to Hull City’s first game of the season against…hang on, I don’t actually know this…Swansea.
The idea that I wouldn’t know who the first game of the season is against, even in my most-disconnected of City-following days would have been preposterous.
I know that we’ve signed a few players, but I couldn’t name one of them. One was a striker from Gillingham, right? I don’t think we’ve sold anyone yet (a ha ha ha, Ehab). We have a new manager, Grant McCann. I’m not sure that I’ve got his first name right, though.
My point has been made. I feel more disconnected from the club than ever. Living in London doesn’t help, but I’ve been away from Hull since the late 90’s. The two people I know down here that are City fans are not really interested in going any more either.
Attendances continue to drop at the KC. One does not imagine that attendances will be higher than what was a surprisingly entertaining 2018-19 season.
I don’t think I am out of line in suggesting that I am not the only one who decreasing cares.
The reason behind my ever-increasing apathy doesn’t really need spelling out, and I’d suggest that I am not the only one for who the Allams have soured the enjoyment of following Hull City. The days of being angry are over – I’m just…whatever. Waiting. Waiting for brighter days.
The disconnect won’t be helped by the sad disappearance of Amber Nectar. In previous times when I lost interest, I still read every single article they published – and it was the prime way that I kept in touch. Whenever I felt myself drifting away, I’d have my weekly read that kept me in touch.
I’m not sure where to go for Hull City commentary any more. The Hull Daily Mail (or whatever it is called now) is a painful web experience even with the use of Adblock. Rick’s Hull City Live does occasional, excellent features – but far too occasional for it to be my crux to gain insight.
Is there anyone else? Am I missing something?
I’d like to suggest that I could fill a tiny portion of the hole that they have left, but I haven’t got the time and certainly not the insight – and only a fragment of the wit. Maybe I could expand this site to allow other contributors that actually go to games, should anyone be interested?
I certainly won’t be going to enough games, or even watching enough on dodgy links to be able to help.
I can offer the occasional splurge of thoughts and I will spend try to spend some time this week dissecting our transfers. I’ll probably go to a game or two – but only to accompany my parents when I’m visiting Hull.
Tell me I’m not the only one feeling like this.