Weekly News Update

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The City Ground lived up to its name again as the Tigers claimed their 5th consecutive league victory there last Saturday, coming away with a 2-0 victory after a complete performance. 
This Friday night City head to the capital on FA Cup duty as they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The pressure is off City and even the most loyal fan would struggle to see how we will be in the hat for the 6th round. Fingers crossed Nigel has a plan and we can cause a big upset. 
Next Tuesday nights trip to Middlesbrough is likely to receive much more focus from the management as the Tigers go in search of more valuable points to strengthen their league position. 
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.
Ryan Mason retires
This week we heard the sad news that
Ryan Mason has announced his retirement from football.
The City midfielder, 26, suffered a fractured skull against Chelsea in 2017. He had been hoping to make his return to playing soon,but a recent CT scan showed the injury’s effects were more serious than had previously been realised.
HCST wish Ryan and his family all the best for the future, and are certain that there will be a football-releated role for him.
Hull City Ex Players Reunion
On Thursday 22nd March there will be a ‘Hull City Ex Players’ event in honour of the legend that is Chris Chilton
The event will take place at the New Walton Club, be hosted by Burnsy, and feature The Beautiful Couch. More details & tickets are available here.
Survey for Student’s Dissertation
We have contacted by a student at Nortumbria University who is doing a dissertation on the perception of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) football managers in English football.
He is asking for fans to fill in an on-line survey to help him. You can find the survey here.
Development Review
After two heavy defeats the under 18 side showed their character to bounce back and register a 3-1 victory last Saturday against Crewe Alexandra at Bishop Burton. The City goals came from Matty Jacob, Dan Hawkins and Keane Lewis-Potter in the first half.  This Saturday they take on Huddersfield Town’s under 18 at the Canalside development at 11:00.

It has been a disappointing week for the under 23s in which they played well in two games and ended up losing them both. Last Friday their interest in the Premier League Cup was ended by Brighton & Hove Albion in a match that was notable for all three goals in the 0-3 defeat came from second half penalties.  Last Monday Sheffield United were the visitors in the league and came away with a 1-2 victory.  Both sides were evenly matched but the catalyst for The Blades was the second half introduction of full welsh international David Brooks who set up one goal and scored himself with the last kick of the match after performing an outrageous flick.  Liam Edwards was on the score sheet for The Tigers
On Monday afternoon the under 23 side travel to Sheffield Wednesday’s Middlewood training ground for a 14:00 kick off and then on Friday they head up to Sunderland for a 19:00 kick off at Epplewood Colliery ground.
Hull City Ladies
The Ladies have progressed to the semi-finals of the FA WPL Plate with a 4-0 victory over Chorley Ladies.
On Sunday (18th) the Ladies return to league action when they take on Bolton Wanderers.
Kick off is 2pm  at the Hull University playing ground on Inglemire Lane.
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 – Circle 87 Café & Rob McFadyen Advanced Driving Instructor
Our first partner of the week is Circle 87.
441 Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 6AP
FREE TEA/COFFEE/HOT DRINK WITH ANY FOOD PURCHASE
A unique café, made for matchdays.  Cooking up quality food and serving a variety of local beers. The best place to east before Hull City matches and literally 5 minutes away from the KC. Excellent breakfast, golden triple cooked chips and exceptional burgers. Travelling to see City away? Come and see us before the buses leave the KC Stadium. Our Travelling Tiger Club opens two hours before the buses leave on most occasions.  See our Website or our Facebook page for details. Keep an eye out for other exclusive HCST offers throughout the season.
Our second partner of the week is Rob McFadyen Advanced Driving Instructor.
Tel 07773 877451 Email Facebook
FIRST FIVE LESSONS FOR £65, THEN 10% OFF STANDARD LESSON RATES
Rob is an Independent Driving Instructor based in Hull. He prides himself on offering well structured, tailored lessons to suit the needs of the pupil, in a patient, friendly & punctual manner.  As a lifelong City fan, Rob is proud to be a member & partner of The Hull City Supporters’ Trust.
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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