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City of Culture: Hull Special

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I'm currently crossing the magnificent Humber Bridge on my way

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A place bursting with sporting passion, they've actually

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have got two rugby league teams, and the football team has put their

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fans through more ups and downs than a particularly mean

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The footballing future of this place is looking

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particularly bright, especially if this lot

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have anything to say on

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Welcome to our Kickabout special from Hull!

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All that and more to look forward to in a packed show,

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including a fantastic football challenge -

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We are at Hall Road Rangers, a brilliant

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Full of local footballing talent so we

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thought we would put them through their paces with a challenge.

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Who better to help with that challenge

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than one of the world's best football freestylers?

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Well, I can't tell you too much about it, other than

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that it involves some hula hooping, and a time

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In the meantime, why don't we check out some of the Tiger's

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And the substitute has drawn Hull level.

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So you have seen the goals and met some

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Time now to find out all about this amazing

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city courtesy of some of our new friends from Hall Road Rangers.

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The first thing you should know about Hull is it is not

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About 250 years ago a man named William Wilberforce was

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He was very important in abolishing the slave trade.

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There is always loads going on in Hull.

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But this year there is even more because

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Hull is the UK's city of culture for 2017.

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There have been brilliant events all year.

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We even hosted radio one's Big Weekend.

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If you are visiting Hull I would take you to

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the Street Life Museum because it will show you how people in Hull

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I would take you to the Holy Trinity minster because it is a

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And I would take you to the KCOM stadium, but I'll let

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We are nicknamed the Tigers because of our distinctive orange

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The stadium can hold over 25,000 people and we share

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Hull City started in 1904 and we have had some rocky

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In 1999 we nearly got relegated out the football league

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In the next nine years we got better and better and in 2008

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we got to the play-off final at Wembley.

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Striker Dean Windass, who was a local lad, scored a great

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volly to win us the game and got us into the Premier League.

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Dean Windass puts Hull City into the lead.

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In 2014 we got through to the FA Cup final by

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After ten minutes of the final we

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But Arsenal came back in extra time to win it.

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That was fantastic learning all about

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What are your memories of this stadium?

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My first ever game was when we played Manchester United.

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He called me cheeky because I said we were better

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One of my first memories is probably when I

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We walked out with thousands of people clapping

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It is rather fitting we should be talking about Hull's

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footballing history as it relates to the challenge we will be taking

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Back in 1970 Hull were involved in the first ever

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penalty shoot out in English professional football.

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Their opponents that day, a certain Manchester

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United, who boasted among their ranks George Best, Bobby Charlton

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Needless to say Hull did not emerge victorious and they

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were amongst the first of us to experience the pain and anguish

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associated with penalties penalty shoot outs.

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One of the worst penalties you will see.

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The agony. I figured out three steps. The first is figuring out

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where you want the ball to go and not changing your mind.

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The second step is confidence. Relax. Lots of people rush a penalty

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but there is no need to rush it. 1-1. Very cool indeed.

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The third and final step is once you hit the ball hit it cleanly and hit

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it on target. Fantastic. We need to hit a target.

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When I was younger lot of players doneness, they put the group and one

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of the corn laws knowing if the ball went through it it was the perfect

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penalty -- they put a hoop. There you have it. The challenge is

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to score the perfect penalty and that should look a little something

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like this. Right, whilst Hall Road Rangers cry

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and master the perfect penalty John and I are going to take a look

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around Hull. Oh, Hull. I drew up each a few miles

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down the road and even though they have been bitter rivals to my Leeds

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United, I cannot help but love the city. It's fantastic. Isn't that

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right, John? John? Not only can you go over the water,

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you can go under it as well, well, sort of.

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It is the only city in the UK to have developed its own municipal

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Telephone system resulting in these unique and rather snazzy white phone

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boxes. Gaunt, John. Do the honours. # Drawn, John. Yes!

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OK, sorry to interrupt, but can I have a cool. Pick your sport and try

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and hit it cleanly. Things do go wrong sometimes. I will let you

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carry on. Sorry. Well done. Great go in goal but it's

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time for you to take some penalties and time for a goalkeeping

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masterclass. Is that in? That was awesome.

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Well, there you have it. If this lot are anything to go by in the future

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of England's penalty taking is in safe hands. Or feet. We have had a

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fantastic time here at Hall Road Rangers in Hull. That is all for

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now. See you. Goodbye!

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