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Hull City Football Club
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Hull City F.C. was founded in 1904. Several earlier attempts to found a professional football club ended in failure, mostly due to the strength of Rugby League in the city. Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers were well established and already very strong Rugby League clubs by this time. They were unable to join the Football League in time for the 1904-05 season, so the first season of professional football at Hull consisted only of friendlies, 44 in all! The team's early games were played at the Rugby League ground used by Hull F.C. Hull's first season in the Football League Second Division and finished fifth in their first season. In 1930 the club had its greatest cup run, reaching the semi-finals and claiming many big scalps along the way. In the semi-final they faced Arsenal, drawing the first match, but losing 1-0 in the replay at Villa Park. Hull City have spent most of their history in the lower divisions of the League, but in 2005 made it back to the second tier winning promotion to the Championship under manager Peter Taylor. The team is nicknamed 'The Tigers', due to its amber and black strip, which historically has often been striped.


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