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
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
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.
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:
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.