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So, after selling the majority of your best players and a summer of little investment before finally patching a squad together a month into the season, the Championship was always going to provide a stern test, and so it is proving. City so nearly rewarded their long suffering travelling fans at Reading last Saturday however a late equaliser meant our winless away run was extended to what feels like an eternity. If we are clutching at straws the last time City went on a run like this they ended it with a victory at Norwich City, our next away fixture, before going on to set a longest away streak unbeaten club record. Here’s hoping history repeats itself! City were again victims of a late goal on Tuesday when Preston North End left the KCOM with all 3 points to inflict a second home defeat of the season on the Tigers. In truth it was a dismal performance and City must turn around this poor form quickly. Birmingham City are the visitors on Saturday and they provide the opportunity of doing just that, however no games will be easy at the moment. Here’s your update from the Trust this week…
 
 
“Pricing Out A Generation”: Concessions fight at KCOM rumbles on
As you will be aware, over the last couple of months the Trust has been in contact with the EFL over establishing whether or not they have an enforceable concession rule.
As reported last week this is not the case and therefore HCST has engaged the help of the FSF to try and bring about a rule change where clubs have to offer concession pricing. You can read a fantastic article by the FSF here here where HCST chairman Geoff BIelby shares his thoughts on the matter.
Lord Mayors Centenary Plaques Unveiling
As we have mentioned previously, HCST has been working with Hull City Council on commemorating three Hull City legends with Centenary Plaques so their contributions can be forever remembered.
We can now reveal the unveiling will take place this Saturday (30th September) at 11:30am at the Tiger Rags exhibition in The Streetlife Museum on High Street.
Family members of all three players (Billy Bly, Raich Carter and Andy ‘Jock’ Davidson) will be present, as will Ken Wagstaff and Malcolm Lord.
Please note that there is very limited space inside the Streetlife Museum so it may not be possible to fit in all that would like to attend.
 
HCAFC (Hull City Action For Change)
The HCAFC group will be holding their first meet on Saturday ahead of the Birmingham game.
They will be meeting at the William Gemmell Social Club on Anlaby Road from 12:30. There will be entertainment from Vinnie Whitehead, a guest speaker from Supporters Direct, KCOM Groundsmen update and the unveiling of a giant flag.
 
 
Hull City Ladies
After their 5-1 drubbing of Leeds United Ladies last week, City Ladies are back in action on Sunday in a top of the table clash against Liverpool.
The match it at the Hull University Sports Ground on Sunday with a 2pm kick off. Why not head down and give the girls some support.
 
Hull City U23’s v Burnley U23’s
City’s under 23 development side took on Burnley at North Ferriby on Monday.
Those that went were treated to a competitive match which neither side could produce the final bit of quality to break the deadlock. Still keeping a clean sheet is never a bad thing and the team are in good form now playing some pleasing on the eye football. Adam Curry made his return from a ten month injury lay-off, hopefully he can put that behind him and we wish him well for the coming months. You can read the full report on the match here.
Development action this week takes place on Saturday when the under 18 squad take on Nottingham Forest at Bishop Burton College. Kick-off is at 11:30 and the side will be hoping to build on the 0-1 victory at Leeds United last Saturday.
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.
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

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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
This week we are bringing you a new offer on HCST merchandise. You can now purchase a HCST pint glass for just £5 (previously £6.50!) plus postage and packaging. Order from our shop
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 contact@hullcityst.com 
 
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