City continued their poor start to the season with their worst performance thus far, going down 3-0 against Reading last Saturday. It was a woeful result against the Royals who were winless at home up until that point. The result puts City just outside the relegation zone with tough fixtures to come.
Promotion candidates Middlesbrough are the first of those tough fixtures on Saturday before a Yorkshire Derby clash with current league leaders Leeds Utd. An improvement in performance level is important but even at this early stage of the season the result is ultimately all that matters. Two more home defeats would be a huge blow to confidence.
Here’s your update from the Trust this week…
FSF – National Non-League Day
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are again promoting National Non-League Day on Saturday 13th October.
With the international break meaning that no Premier League or Championship fixtures will be taking place over that weekend – Non-League Day (now in its 9th year) gives fans who normally follow the professional game a chance to sample their local non-league team.
More details of the scheme & how to find a match near you can be found here.
THAT Arsenal game – 10 Years ago this week.
Yesterday (27th September) is the 10th Anniversary of the famous victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium
City won the match 2-1 after conceding an unfortunate own-goal by Paul McShane, however two goals in four minutes from Geovanni and Daniel Cousin ensured victory for the Tigers.
Coincidentally, Daniel Cousin has this week been named as the Head Coach of the Gabon National team.
Last week proved to be another mixed one for the Development sides.
The under 18 side took on Birmingham City at Bishop Burton College last Saturday and were leading 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal from Will Taylor. Despite Rob Guilfoyle grabbing a second Birmingham proved too strong in the second half and ended up winning 2-4. There is no league fixture for the side this weekend.
The under 23 side had a comfortable afternoon last Monday beating 0-3. Jon Toral and Will Keane had a run out and got on the scoresheet with Keane Lewis-Power scoring the third. On Monday they travel to Sheffield to take on United in a 14:00 Kick off.
Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses completed back to back wins with a hard fought 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest last Sunday, which was also their first away victory of the season.
This Sunday, our Ladies are on their travels again and facing tough opponents away at Huddersfield Town Ladies who currently sit 4th in the league with 4 wins in their 6 matches so far.But City Ladies have been adapting well to the demands of this league in recent weeks and confident of picking up a result.
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 NEW HCST partners – Zip Dry Cleaners & Removals Hull.
Our first partner of the week is Zip Dry Cleaners.
486 Anlaby Road, Hull – opposite Malt Shovel pub. Facebook
We are Zip Dry Cleaners, we clean things.
We are new to the High Street but have been doing dry cleaning and laundry in the City for over 30 years.
We use innovative and UK first technology to clean and make clothes look and feel their best. Our approach is much more environmentally friendly than traditional dry cleaners and it also cleans better.
Our services include: dry cleaning, laundry, duvets, curtains, leathers and suede as well asironing services. We also work with local businesses doing serviced apartments, overalls, hairdressers and hotels. We also special in Wedding dresses, being the only professional dry cleaners to do them on site.
Based on 486 Anlaby Road, opposite Malt Shovel pub, many City fans will walk past us going to a game.
HCST members who flash their membership cards will receive 20% off! That makes Dry cleaning your suit only £8!
HCST Business Partners who need laundry or dry-cleaning services will receive a special business rate of 10% OFF our normal competitive commercial rate. We also do a complimentary 1 st service so you can try us before you decide to go with us.
Our website is under construction but please visit our Facebook page, like and share.
Our second partner of the week is Removals Hull.
Removals Hull are a local firm who started out in 2004 with a white transit van offering a courier and man and van service and built up a good reputation for service and excellent value. Today they operate with 3 Luton sized vans and employ 6 professionally trained staff in all aspects of packing, storage and removals.
Removals Hull offer a 10% discount to HCST members on all available services. Simply state you are a HCST member when you make your booking and show your card to a member of their team on the day you use their services.
For further details please visit their website
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. 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.