So, yet another transfer window ends with City fans feeling deflated. Granted, the loan window is open for a few weeks yet which may see some fresh faces arrive but it is disappointing to not see the manager get the permanent signings he wanted. Also, the strategy of having lots of loan players in your squad has not exactly paid dividends in the last two seasons.
Back to on-field matters and City succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against a fairly average Aston Villa side. The two goal margin was perhaps harsh in what was an even game but City lacked the killer instinct to take their chances and showed nothing to defy pre season predictions of a battle to avoid the drop.
This weekend City head to Sheffield Wednesday, a fixture where in 2004 we took 8,000 fans midweek. That figure is disappointingly nearly as many as the amount of current pass holders and there’ll be a fraction of that amount heading to South Yorkshire on Saturday. Although, the Owls haven’t helped matters by charging £39 for tickets.
City then revisit the Steel City on Tuesday for their Carabao Cup tie against Sheffield United. There’s no doubt which game Nigel Adkins would prefer to win although a cup run is always welcome.
Safe journey to those travelling. Here’s your update from the trust this week…
Hull City Academy
The Academy Twitter account has finally been renamed to “Hull City Academy”.
Well done to the club for making this change.
Pre-season is over and the development sides are back in league action this weekend. On Saturday the under 18s kick off their campaign at home against Coventry City.
Kick-off at Bishop Burton College is scheduled for 12:00. Then on Sunday the under 23 side entertains Colchester United at the KCOM stadium in a 13:00 kick off. We are sure the lads would appreciate any support they can get at these two fixtures.
As part of the under 23 competition rules five games have to be played at a home stadium and these are the following matches which will take place after first team games at the KCOM stadium with kick-off at 17:00.
Saturday 20th October 2018 v Sheffield Wednesday U23s
Saturday 3rd November 2018 v Nottingham Forest U23s
Saturday 16th February 2019 v Burnley U23s
Saturday 6th April 2019 v Crystal Palace U23s
The remaining fixtures are scheduled to be played at the Roy West Centre.
Whilst there has been little incoming transfer activity of late, there has been an outgoing this week when goalkeeper Will Mannion joined National League side Aldershot Town on loan until January 2019. We wish Will well for this spell and hopefully he will gain additional first team experience in a competitive league.
Last week we reported that we would be keeping note of the players released this summer as they progress with other teams. We start with Greg Olley who wasted little time in making an impact for his new club last Saturday. He chipped in with a cracking goal for Gateshead in their 1-3 victory at Maidenhead United in their opening National League fixture.
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.
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We are calling on existing members to try an recrute a friend / work colleague / family member to increase HCST numbers.
Now more than ever HCST needs to increase our membership so that we cannot be accused of not being ‘representative’ of City fans.
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.
Hull City Fans Forum on Hull Kingston Radio
More fan-focused chat from ouf friends at HKR.
You can listen to the latest programme here.
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 – Fitness Internet & Photo Express.
Our first partner of the week is Finess Internet.
10% ON EITHER A WEBSITE COMMISSION OR DIGITAL MARKETING PROJECT. 20% IF YOU BUY BOTH!
Finesse Internet is one of the longest established Web site, Mobile and E-Commerce companies in the region, and along with its newer sister company Finesse Digital Marketing has an excellent, effective track record of providing a wide range of web related services to individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes, both locally, throughout the UK and also abroad. Our depth of experience and resources mean we have a similarly impressive track record of delivering significant results for our clients. As a commercial partner of the Hull City Supporters Trust, we are offering members the opportunity to take advantage of these services at a discount rate. The offer – if you commission either a Web site (or Mobile or E-Commerce site) or book a Digital Marketing project/campaign with us (encompassing any aspect from SEO to Social Media to E-mail Marketing) , we will offer a 10% discount to members. If you book both together, we will offer you a 20% discount off our normal rates. Please contact us directly for further information or to discuss your own specific project.
Our second Partner of the Week is Photo Express
163 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull; Tel 01482 448594 Facebook
10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL GOODS AND SERVICES
We have been providing photo processing services since 1989 and have the experience, equipment and expertise to give you the best quality results every time. Our friendly staff are always willing to offer information and assistance, and we invite you to visit our store and browse through the many products on display in a bright, warm and friendly atmosphere.
For this week’s offer,our Luxury Keyring/Bottle Opener is only £3. Buy yours from the store here.
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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.