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Jaffa last won the day on April 13 2014

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About Jaffa

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    Hull, Englandshire
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  1. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    St. Pauli did put out a statement last year having a pop at Plank over his support for Trump.
  2. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I’m assuming this is their third kit - I think their new home is reckoned to be a fairly straightforward striped affair.
  3. Canadian Premier League

    So far as the other clubs are concerned, the CPL has filed trademarks for "Hamilton Founders FC', 'Calgary FC' and 'Halifax Wanderers FC', as well as 'Port City FC' and 'Cavalry FC'. 'FCE' is also in there, which I'm guessing may relate to erstwhile NASL outfit FC Edmonton? No crests or the like in there unfortunately, aside from the already unveiled York9 and CPL badges.
  4. Corporate Sponsorship Examples

    This will have been around ten years or so ago now, but at Hull City we had our corner kicks sponsored for a couple of seasons. Unfortunately we weren't great at getting the ball past the first defender so I'm not convinced this was the best use of someone's marketing budget.
  5. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I'd prefer less colour on the sleeves, but it's always pleasing to see Palace sporting their sash.
  6. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Roma have penned a shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways - the airline's logo will make its first appearance on the kit tomorrow night against Liverpool.
  7. The Allams bought the club in the autumn of 2010 - following our relegation from the Premier League the club was financially crippled and administration was a real possibility. Their long term aim was to acquire the stadium and its surrounding land, and develop the area at a profit - the KCOM Stadium is actually owned by Hull City Council, the football club is one of the tenants. The Allams' view was that the Council would willingly part with the stadium and land at a reasonable cost, in part out of gratitude for helping resolve the club's money woes. The Council weren't open to such a sale however, resulting in an at times bitter dispute between themselves and the Allams that rumbles on to this day. A key reason for pursuing the name change was the similarity between 'Hull City AFC' and 'Hull City Council' - Allam Snr has stated in interviews that he believes (bizarrely) people get the two entities confused, and think that the Council owns the club rather than his family. In addition, the proposal naturally upset supporters - Allam Snr feels that we should have backed him without question in his dispute over the stadium, and in effect changing the name would be both a punishment and a demonstration of his power. And that's just the abridged version...
  8. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    When Adidas had to produce amber clobber for Hull City a few years back, they christened the bespoke hue 'sonic gold'. Quite what makes a colour sonic is beyond me.
  9. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    A couple of Hull City-based kit notes, if I may... First, they're not that common a sight in Englandshire but we're sporting a commemorative patch on our shirts in the FA Cup tonight - marking 50 years since the Triple Trawler Tragedy... Also, I wasn't aware of this but it would seem that the Football League's new(ish) shirt font includes lowercase letters for certain applications...
  10. 2018 MLS Kits

    The Orlando kit is being unveiled at an event on the 23rd, apparently. Thus far they've done a good job of keeping it under wraps.
  11. 2018 MLS Kits

    Some leagues do have a ruling, but it can sometimes come down to a matter of contrast. Using FIFA's regulations as an example, if the colours of the stripes and hoops are deemed to be close enough that a number in a contrasting colour is clearly legible then they'll allow it at their discretion. Their current guidelines state; A Number Zone must be created on the back of the shirt unless, in FIFA’s discretion, the number appearing is clearly legible and distinguishable from a distance for all Players, Match Officials, spectators and media, from the Colours used for the respective Playing Equipment item... I would think that Minnesota's shades of grey are close enough to not be an issue with legibility, so I'd guess it's an MLS policy.
  12. It would be Happy Hour indeed.
  13. Clubs who are members of the FA have to abide with their various rules and regulations if they want to feature in their competitions - this includes registering their 'playing name' with the governing body. This is the name under which a team competes in FA sanctioned competitions, and which appears on league tables and the like. If a club wants to change its playing name, it has to apply to the FA for express permission to do so - the FA Council then vote on the matter. This rule applies to clubs all the way down to non-League level - I think right down to the eighth tier. The intention, I believe, is to help preserve the integrity and traditions of club identities over time - the FA don't want teams regularly changing names, especially if said changes are deemed to be frivolous. In some instances, proposed changes have been blocked where a new name would be too close to an already existing club's moniker, or where there's an attempt to incorporate a company's name into that of the club. On the other hand, some changes are approved where good reason is given and there's clear support from the fanbase - an example would be when Swansea was granted city status in the 1960s and Swansea Town was rechristened Swansea City. In the case of Hull City, the club's full name is 'Hull City Association Football Club' and has been since its foundation in 1904 - the registered playing name is simply 'Hull City', despite the two recent applications to change this to 'Hull Tigers'.
  14. Earlier this evening, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman arrived at a long-planned Supporters' Committee meeting - and immediately called said meeting off, and walked out in a huff. Their behaviour over the last few years has demonstrated that they have no interest in consultation with supporters - in their own words we're 'irrelevant'. The last crest redesign process - the one that removed the club's moniker after they were twice denied their 'Hull Tigers' name change by the FA - promised consultation with supporters but none occurred due to 'time constraints'. Needless to say, I'm highly cynical about their motives for promising it'll happen this time around. They've placed the club - which by and large refuses to use its own name - into a state of managed decline. Their departure is long overdue.
  15. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    This is most pleasing.