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City Independent is a website and fanzine solely devoted to Hull City Football Club. Established back in the 1990s as an original printed format style of fanzine, CI continues to grow and develop in the modern era and boasts the largest independent internet community for City fans from all around the world, while maintaining its traditional roots with a periodic magazine during the football season. Unsurprisingly, it is little wonder that when Hull City fans want an up to date and irreverent read about their football club, they continually turn to City Independent first.


So, how did it all begin?


City Independent began life as a collective of three Hull City fans keen to provide an independent voice for supporters in the mid 90s. Today, only one of the original editors remains in place, but the editorial team now consists of two ardent City supporters. The very first issue of the magazine was published over a decade ago, but even to this day, the fanzine version of CI continues to be sold to fans before, during and after home games.


What happened next?


Despite a clutch of competition - as was the current trend at the time in the 90s - all other printed variations of Hull City fanzines fell by the wayside. Now, City Independent is the ONLY fanzine that can still be found in magazine format - and continues to thrive with almost 100 issues put into circulation since inception, exclusively dedicated to the Tigers.


And now?


With the expansion of the internet and modern technology as it is today, City Independent has kept pace with the ever changing times. From primitive begins as an independent website, as City forums go, CI has now established itself as the number one place for news, views and opinions with a wide range of interesting articles, video interviews and audio clips to keep readers bang up to date with news on Hull City Football Club in a modern, fluent website environment.

Five Ways to Prove You're a Football Fan

Anybody can say that they are a football fan without ever having to prove it. After all, if you're a fan, you're a fan right? But what if you were put to the test and you had to actually prove that you are a football fan, could you do it? There are many ways to prove you're a football fan and the following are five of the simple and more extreme ways to do this:

  1. Tattoos - Tattoos are no long considered a badge of honor for those who served in the military during war times like in the 40s. For some time now, tattoos have become a part of mainstream America and it seems like young and old are rushing out to make the commitment of permanent body art. This is a great forum for showing off your love of your football team by having their logo emblazoned proudly on your person.

  2. Man/Girl Cave - You do not have to mark up your body to show your football pride. Simply setting up a room in the house to watch games in with all your memorabilia is proof enough of your loyalty. You can have an artist come by and do a full mural on a wall if you really want to go all out.

  3. Decorate Your Car - This one can go from subtle to extreme very easily. If you want to show the world or at least those drivers on the street who you support you can always put a decal on your car. These can range from small or to very large, some fans even go as far as to have their vehicle painted in their team's colors and then have decals added. Others will do an entire vehicle wrap that encompasses the entire vehicle.

  4. Wear Football Gear - The easiest way to prove you're a football fan is to simply wear the gear that represents your team. There is no limit to the amount of swag you can buy with logos on them. All the teams have their own sports shop and there are many others online that offer them as well. It can be fun to find some items that are unique and that nobody else who supports the team may have.

  5. Start or Join a Booster Club - Even if you do not live in the same city that your team plays in, there is a good chance that there is a booster club for them. All teams have official booster clubs so do a web search and you're guaranteed to find one. If there is not a team booster club listed in your area, email the main chapter and find out how to start one. Other fans in your area can join with you on game days to cheer your team on.

  6. There are many ways to prove you are a football fan. The above five examples are just a drop in the bucket to all the ways that fans show their pride.


[ Modified: Friday, 25 September 2020, 12:29 PM ]