Weekly News Update

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Two games against teams looking to be playing Premier League football next season and you have to say, two very welcome points. City could have perhaps won either game, but they could have also lost either so overall a share of the spoils in both games was a fair result and keeps the gap to the bottom three at a reassuring seven points.
City aren’t safe yet, there’s still games to be won and perhaps Saturday offers a perfect opportunity for that. QPR visit the KCOM, a ground they don’t particularly enjoy visiting and a win here would see City really pile the pressure on those currently in the bottom three.
City then head to Burton Albion (ground tick alert!) on Tuesday where a victory could well consign the hosts to league one football next season. We’re sure four points from these next two games would see City as good as safe but then we never do it easily do we?
Here’s your update from the Trust….
Cocessionary Pricing Vote V2.
HCST have responded to the club’s decision to hold a second ballot on Concessionary Pricing.
You can read the response here.
HCST is discussing with our affiliates Supporters Direct and The Football Supporters Federation the most appropriate action to take following the club failing to reply to our e mail this week.
The Clubs issues have come to the attention of the national media this week with a Daily Mail article (here) about the lack of rebranding, and Tom Barclay of the Sun tweeting his article (here) about the lack of Concessions.
Dean Windass – 10 years on
RM Sports Events are presenting An Evening with Hull City legend Dean Windass; 10 years to the day since that amazing strike which sent The Tigers to the Premier League.
More details of the event can be found here.
Parliamentary Petition
Blackpool Supporters Trust have started a Parliamentary Petition asking for the introduction of an Independent Regulator for English Football
More details can be found on the Blackpool Supporters Trust website here.
The petition can be signed here.
Development Review
Last Monday the under 18 side travelled down to Nottingham Forest’ Football Academy and were comprehensively beaten 6-0.  They are next in action tomorrow when they travel down to Charlton Athletic’s training ground for an 11:00 kick off.  Then on Tuesday they are away again at The Barnfield Training Centre for a 14:00 kick off against Burnley.
Last Tuesday the under 23 side took on Beverley Town in the East Riding FA Senior Cup semi final on the all-weather pitch at Hull University due to the continuing inclement weather.  They ran out 4-0 winners with goals from Greg Olley (2), Billy Chadwick and Robbie McKenzie.  On Monday they travel down to the Ipswich Town training centre for a fixture that kicks off at 13:00.
Development players are still doing well whilst out on loan.  Brandon Fleming’s spell at Gainsborough Trinity has been extended to the end of the season and Will Annan picked up the March Goal of the Month award at Tadcaster Albion.
Hull City Ladies
After a disappointing draw at bottom of the table Mossley Hill last Sunday, the Tigresses are on the road again this week away at mid-table Bolton Wanderers.
Our Ladies won a tight match 2-0 in the home fixture between the teams and will be aiming to improve on recent performances to cement their place at the top of the table.
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
Alternatively paper Membership Forms are available at the William Gemmel this Saturday, along with a selection of Merchandise & you save on P&P.
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 Partner 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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