Weekly News Update

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If there was still any doubt lingering as to whether City were in a relegation battle then last weekends 1-0 defeat against Sunderland will surely have given you all the evidence you need. City are in big trouble.
Only scoring in 1 of their last 7 matches and still conceding sloppy goals are ominous signs of a team only heading in one direction. The lack of activity or even urgency in the transfer market for a team struggling so desperately is also a worry – not what you would expect from a team perilously close to the relegation zone.
FA Cup action this weekend means the pressure is slightly off although 4,000 travelling fans will make it far from easy – clearly they don’t see the FA Cup as a ‘devalued’ competition…. It may well be the lowest crowd of the season also which is such a shame as cup games are normally the perfect opportunity to introduce new generations to the club. Despite our great cup runs in recent years including our first appearance in the FA Cup Final in 2014 apathy and annoyance at how Hull City is being run will be seen with a largely empty ground.
Here’s your update from the trust this week…
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.
‘Sir’ Les Mutrie Banner presented to Family
The banner that was made as a tribute to our legendary player Sir Les Mutrie has been handed over to his family prior to the Sunderland game.
It featured at the front of the Fans March on 28th October last year, and in the ground before the kick-off.
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.
Trust Board Meeting
The Trust held a Board Meeting on Monday 22nd January at The William Gemmel.
At the meeting the Board agreed an on-going strategy for how to interact with the club at Supporters Committee meetings for the benefit of fans.
The minutes of the meeting will be published shortly and will be available (along with all previous meetings) here.
(We note that at time of going to press the Club have yet to issue the Supporters Committee minutes from the 14th December)
Development Review
The under 18 side had a good home win last Saturday when they beat Sheffield United 3-1 at Bishop Burton College.  Mason Wilson-Rhiney, Keane Lewis-Potter and Josh Thacker all found the net for the young Tigers.

The side is at home again on Saturday when they take on Bolton Wanderers at Bishop Burton.  Please note that the kick off time for this fixture is 12:00.
On Monday the under 23 side travelled down to Exeter City in the Premier League Cup. They managed to come away with a 1-1 draw after Liam Edwards’ equalising goal.  The next game is today (Friday) away at Birmingham City in the Professional Development League.
Hull City Ladies
After a number of postponements, the ladies hope to get back into actop away to Crewe ladies on Sunday.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
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 – Hornsea Town Walking Football & The Frying Farmer.
Our first partner of the week is Hornsea Town Walking Football
Walking football club predominantly played by men over fifty, but no minimum or maximum age limits to play. Walk your way back to fitness with HTWFC. HCST Members benefit from 50% off annual membership.
They meet Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am, Hornsea School and Language College, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW.
Their Facebook page can be found here.
 
Our second partner of the week is The Frying Farmer.
23 Hornsea Road, Aldbrough
HCST members can get a free side order with a takeaway meal or a free hot drink when eating in the restaurant.
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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