So why Up the Cream?
To those of you old enough to remember Gentlemen John’s playing days, Broughton Rangers, and the smell of staled ‘golden rain’ in the Threepenny Stand, then this name is for you.
Hull Rugby League Football Club are famously known today as The Airlie Birds, but were was known as Up the Cream back in the 1950’s due to a run in the Black and White colours of the playing kit when put in the wash. The shirts therefore became Black and Cream hence Up the Cream.
It may also have something to do with the old Dairy Factory on Hessle Road but we’ll leave that theory for another day…
The Up the Cream fanzine is a completely independent supporters publication and not the work of Hull FC. The fanzine is brought out each home match-day and sold for £2 a copy around the KCOM Stadium’s surrounding area.
With both a current, nostalgic, and satirical approach to both Hull FC and general rugby league, written content is predominately opinion pieces and is all owned by Up the Cream. The views expressed in the fanzine are the writers own views and not necessary of UTC itself, whilst any offence caused to the belittled Rovers fan is both intended and unfortunate.
Our website compliments what we do. All our reviews from Hull FC matches can be found here, as well as interviews, stats, news, and Hull FC’s glorious history. Since our foundation in 2015 we’ve averaged around 50,000 hits a month.
We run a Hull FC podcast every Monday during the Super League season. You can check it out here
The current fanzine is sold at both the Minerva (Nelson Street, Hull) and the Tiger Inn (Lairgate, Beverley) pubs. If you want a back issue though it’s best to check out our shop here.
We’re always looking for new places to stock the fanzine. If you’re pub or shop is interested please get in touch.
Subscriptions are the easiest way to secure your copy of the Up the Cream fanzine. They can be made through our reliable online shop, and you can do that here. Cheque payments are available on request, as is the option to pay direct through PayPal.
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