Weekly News Update

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Last week City played out a very forgetful and uneventful 0-0 draw with Reading and there is little more that can be said about the game. Whilst clean sheets are always welcome, City seem to have lost their attacking potency from the beginning of the season. You could argue Nigel Adkins is building from the back but that will require a drastic improvement when going forward in the coming games.
This weekend City can drop into the bottom 3 with defeat at Sunderland. It would be a massive wake-up call but just being near the relegation zone should be enough. With still no additions in the transfer market it is difficult to find reasons for optimism.
Here’s your update from the Trust this week….
Brand Guidelines
Last week we finally received the Branding Guidelines regarding the use of the club name from Hull City. We have been asked to provide feedback on these guidelines in time for our next scheduled meeting – 7th February.
Here is a link to the document provided by the club and here is a link to our proposed changes.
We would be delighted to hear any feedback you may have on our social media pages or via email to contact@hullcityst.com
Senior Tigers Memorabilia Day
On Thursday 8th February the Senior Tigers Club will be holding a ‘Memorabilia Day’
The Senior Tigers have asked for people to search the attic, spare bedroom, garage, etc for all items associated with the Tigers.
If you feel that you have something of interest from days gone by please contact us here and we will put you in touch. Items with a personal story (e.g. your first matchday programme ) are very welcome.
Supporters Direct Council Elections
HCST Chairman Geoff Bielby has been nominated to stand on the SD England & Wales Football Council.
This is not an ‘individual’ vote – Each England and Wales football organisation in full membership of Supporters Direct is entitled to vote. We wish Geoff well in the election.
More details on the nominees and the election process can be found here.
Development Review
The under 18 side that took on Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday at the Middlewood training group was a very young one made up of players largely from the u14, u15 and u16 squads.  The resulting 8-0 defeat was understandable and it is hoped the lads who turned out gained valuable experience.

The under 23 travelled to Huddersfield on Sunday and went down 2-1 with Will Annan scoring for City.  This was their third match in a week and the squad was again rotated.  Will Keane was again in the starting line up as part of his recovery from long term injury and was replaced by Tom Powell at half time.
The under 18 side are in action tomorrow when they take on Sheffield United at Bishop Burton College with the kick off at 11:00.  The next game for the under 23 side is on Monday when they travel down to Exeter City for a 19:00 kick off at St James Park.
Hull City Ladies
The Ladies play their first home game of 2018 vs Morecambe Ladies at Hull University on Sunday 10th, kick off 2:00 p.m.
HCST Junior members get free entry with the season pass they will have received in the post.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
HCST Board Election – 2018
Further to the notification relating to our re-scheduled Annual General Meeting, (now scheduled for Saturday March 10th), can we remind you that 6 Board positions will be available for election or re-election at the AGM. 
As a reminder, any fully paid up member aged 16 or over can be considered for nomination, provided they have been nominated by 2 other fully paid up members. It is recommended that any members potentially interested fully read and understand the Trust Election Policy, (available via our website), and pay particular attention to point 13-22 of the Policy.
We welcome applications from all Members fulfilling the criteria above, but as we have previously stated, we would particular be keen in any Member with an interest in assisting in producing our Weekly Newsletter and other general written media publications for the Trust.
The amended Election Nomination form can be downloaded here in Word format, and needs to be received by our Secretary by Saturday 24th February, 2018 (So you have plenty of time to consider applying).
Should any Member wish to receive further details of the role and activities as a Trust Director, then please drop an e-mail to secretary@hullcityst.com or come and discuss with one of the existing Board Members between 1pm – 2.30pm at the William Gemmell on a Saturday matchday.
Membership
Sign up or renew your membership of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust
here
Amber Nectar
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.
Please follow these links for the latest  Podcast and  Things We Think We Think.
 
Hull City Fans Forum on Hull Kingston Radio
More fan-focused chat hosted by Ian Waterson.
You can listen to the latest programme here.
 
Tigers Down Under
The latest podcast from our antipodean friends. Available on
YouTube and Soundcloud.
Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

HCST’s Partners of the Week 
In this week’s Partner of the Week section, we have an in-focus look at two HCST partners – Ska and Soul & Brookes Menswear.
Our first partner of the week is Ska and Soul
Ska and Soul is a premium British men’s fashion brand, based in York and owned by a City fan. Ska and Soul is the official clothing licensee for Trojan Records (skawear) and Wigan Casino (soulwear). Just email contact@HullCityST.com with your name and membership number to receive your ‘discount code’ to be entered at the checkout for a 10% price reduction on all purchases.
 
Our second partner of the week is Brookes Menswear
51 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3RW, 01482 589886, open Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm, click our Facebook link
10% OFF IN-STORE PURCHASES
Brookes Menswear is small and independent mens’ fashion store located in the city centre that has been open for many years. We are known for stocking classic brands like Fred Perry, high street brands like Duck & Cover, Jack & Jones and now new brands Trojan, Dickens & Browne, Lindbergh and Shine Original. We have regular customers that come from all around – from Bridlington, Scarborough and from across the bridge – for our polite and cheeky customer service. Sizes start from XS-XXL.
Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. Buy yours from the store  
here.
Stop the front page!
HCST are looking for new contributors to our website.
These can be articles about football in general, all things Hull City or match reports. So if you’re a sports journalist in the making or just fancy giving it a go as a hobby please let us know – you don’t need to be a professional – all articles will be welcome. There’s no requirement to produce words every week or month, just as and when you are able to. If you are interested please email us here.
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