City signed off before the international break last weekend with another defeat to Derby. It was however a more positive performance than the 4-0 drubbing four days earlier.
To be fair Derby could have had the game sewn up before half time after Jordy De Wijs gave away a penalty and the visitors missed a couple more chances including hitting the woodwork. City then regrouped and second half produced a much more pleasing performance, scored a nice team goal and could have gone into win the game.
Disappointingly this sides’ Achilles heel struck again with a piece of sloppy defending gifting Derby a late winner. It was perhaps slightly harsh on the Tigers but if you don’t learn your lessons in this league then teams will punish you.
There is no championship football this weekend as England play Spain in their First Nations League match.
Here’s your update from the Trust…
Supporters Direct Competition
SD are running a competition to win a book about Football Supporters Activisim across Europe
The book is the first to explore and compare football governance, fandom culture and supporter engagement in Europe. With a specific focus on supporter activism and campaigning, the collection provides a comparative study of several European countries.
More details can be found here.
HCST Statement on Membership
The Trust Board have issued a statement on reasons to join HCST.
You can read the statement on our website here
We are calling on existing members to try and recruit 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.
The Development sides continue to show signs of improvement and these should hopefully be translating to wins in the near future.
Last Saturday the u18 side travelled down to Wales to take on Cardiff City. We are a young side who are still finding their way and went down 3-1 with Dan Hawkins finding the net for our side. Tomorrow they have the chance to bounce back against Queens Park Rangers at Bishop Burton College in an 11:00 kick off.
Tuesday saw the u23 side embark on the long journey to take on Bristol City. Keane Lewis-Potter was on target again for the Young Tigers as they earned a hard fought 1-1 draw. The side is next in action on Monday night when they take on Watford at the Roy West Centre in a 19:00 kick-off.
Last week we reported that there had been a change in the pricing policy of under 23 games which abolished concessions. This week we are pleased to note that free admission to games has been extended to any supporter with a match card. This is a great gesture which can save supporters £24 until the end of the season and if it results in more people backing the youngsters it has to be a good thing. Well done Hull City – more details can be found here.
Hull City Ladies
After a hard fought cup win last weekend, the Ladies return to league action on Sunday away to Blackburn Rovers.
Rovers won their only league fixture so far 9-0 against Doncaster Belles a couple of weeks back, so the Tigresses will need to raise their game against their inform opponents.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.
Please follow the link here .
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.
Hull City Fans Forum on Hull Kingston Radio
More fan-focused chat from our 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 – 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.
For this week’s offer, our Luxury Keyring/Bottle Opener is only £3. 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.