Weekly News Update

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Given results this season, you’d probably have to say that on the pitch the last week has been relatively positive. City produced arguably their best performance under Nigel Adkins to progress to the 5th round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest. This was backed up with a 0-0 draw against Leeds United. The old problem of not being able to put the ball in the back of the net really cost the Tigers as they missed numerous chances to claim what would have been a thoroughly deserved victory. Hopefully the nearing return of Abel Hernandez will rectify those woes and City will rise up the table.
Off the field and quite predictably City waited until the last minute to strengthen and even then it wasn’t anywhere near as much as you would expect a team in a relegation fight to normally do. Angus McDonald arrived from Barnsley and Harry Wilson joined on loan from Liverpool.
This weekend we face a very tough test away at Preston North End. City need wins if they are to stay up and some of those are going to have to come away from home. Safe journey to all those travelling.
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.
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.
Development Review
Bishop Burton was the place to be for goals last Saturday when the under 18 went down 3-6 to Bolton Wanderers.  Hopefully the side will bounce back on Saturday when they travel to Wast Hills to take on Birmingham City in a 12:00 kick off.

Last Friday the under 23 side travelled to Birmingham City and came away with a 0-1 victory thanks to a goal from Greg Olley.
On Tuesday evening a combined development side took on Hall Road Rangers in the County Senior Cup at Bishop Burton.  They ended up comfortable 3-1 winners with Ben Hinchliffe, Greg Luer and Will Annan all finding the back of the net.  The next two fixtures are at home this week.
On Monday they entertain Bolton Wanderers in the Professional Development League, and then on Friday they take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League Cup.  Both of these fixtures are 19:00 kick offs at North Ferriby.
Hull City Ladies
After yet another frustrating postponement last week, the Ladies face a tough test away at Liverpool Feds on Sunday.
The Tigresses won the home game 3-0 earlier in the season so will be confident of making this their 11th successive league win
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 – Harpers Fish & Chips (Beverley) & Hemingway Bailey Ltd
Our first partner of the week is Harpers Fish & Chips (Beverley).
36 – 38 Lairgate, Beverley, HU17 8EU. Tel: 01482 867148
10% DISCOUNT ON ALL SALES FOR HCST MEMBERS
Harpers of Wetwang have been serving our famous fish & chips from our branch at Lairgate, Beverley for the last 12 months. We offer quality food in a restaurant and takeaway capacity, with a licensed bar and disabled facilities. Located on Lairgate in the heart of Beverley town centre, we are perfectly positioned for people visiting Beverley for the day, as well as the local community. We can accommodate parties of any size, any day of the week.
Our second partner of the week is Hemingway Bailey Ltd.
Hemingway Bailey Ltd, Chartered Management Accountants
01482 679333
10% DISCOUNT ON STANDARD FEES
Hemingway Bailey are Chartered Management Accountants based in Beverley, aiming to provide you with better insights into your business.  We provide the usual tax and accountancy services, with the help and assistance that aids you to improve your bottom line by working closely alongside you throughout the year. We are offering a 10% discount on our standard fees for Hull City Supporters’ Trust members.  Get in touch to find out how we can give you more time and help improve your business.
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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