Weekly News Update

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So, after two less than inspiring England performances over the weekend that did little to build any hope for next summer in Russia, it is back to club football this Saturday. Although we must congratulate Harry Maguire on making his England debut, it’s such a shame it didn’t come a few months earlier when he would have been a worthy recipient of the accolade of the first current England International playing for Hull City AFC. Back to the Championship and City will be hoping to carry on where they left off although we are sure we will settle for just five this week! Norwich will provide a stern test and we will have everything crossed that our dismal away run will finally be ended. Here’s your update from the Trust this week..
 
 
‘Gate Gate’
The owners of City and the SMC further endeared themselves to the local community last week when their new security gate on the Argyle St walkway was closed prior to the opening of Hull Fair.   
This led to inevitable issues when people attempted to access the fair which ultimately was solved by the gate being opened by the emergency services. Since then there have been reports of a person being injured when attempting to climb the gate. Bizarrely, the SMC’s latest statement acknowledges that the stadium can be accessed from various other routes – which of course makes the gate entirely pointless from a security point of view.
HCST is in dialogue with Hull City Council about this unpleasant situation. As well as the trouble it has caused for local people and the authorities, the gate also complicates the idea of erecting a permanent memorial to the original Anlaby Road Ground, Hull Citys first home. An update on our A.R.T. project can be found here.
Centenary Plaques Photos
Linking in with the above, over the past couple of weeks we have brought you news about three Hull City legends being honoured with centenary plaques and how we would like a permanent home for them in the “Railway Triangle”.
Some photos from the launch event at the street life museum can be found here courtesy of TigerLink.
 
HCST YouTube Channel
Over the coming months we will be venturing into the digital world and producing some of our own videos so we can keep you even more updated on the work the Trust does.
You can subscribe to the channel here and stay tuned for further videos – of course we will also let you know when more are added!
 
Hull City Southern Supporters Hall of Fame
Hull City Southern Supporters (HCSS) have created a Hall of Fame commemorating past City greats.
The selections can be viewed here – do you agree with their choices? More details on HCSS can be found on their website, Facebook & Twitter.
 
HCST Scarves
Our City/HCAFC scarves have proved immensely popular and we are down to our last few in stock!
Order now to avoid waiting for new stock. It’s getting close to winter and for a bargain price of £5 it will help keep you warm at those cold night matches (as well as looking the part)! so place your order here.
Development Review
The under 23 side got back to winning ways on Monday afternoon at Crewe Alexandra. 
Jon Toral, Greg Olley and Greg Luer all found the net in the 1-3 victory.  Leonid Slutsky took the opportunity to give some of the first team squad, who were not called up for International duty, a run out with Marshall, Mazuch, Diomande, Toral and Bowen all in the starting line-up.
Their next fixture is at home (North Ferriby) on Monday when they take on Huddersfield Town at 19:00.  Admission is free to season card holders otherwise £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.  We hope that some of you take the opportunity to give the side your support.
The under 18 side is also at home this weekend taking on Sheffield Wednesday at Bishop Burton College at 11:00.  Last weekend they took on Barnsley away and came a away with a 2-2 draw.
Membership
Sign up or renew your membership of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust
here
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 – DinoCross Solutions Chimney Sweep & Leasing for Business.
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Our first partner of the week is Cross Solutions Chimney Sweep.
Paul Dobson, 07961 708669
Open Fires £5 discount normal £45 (with discount now £40) Log/multi fuel Burners £5 discount normal price £50 (with discount £45)
A Chimney Sweeping service covering he East Riding including Hull, Goole, Selby, Driffield, Hornsea, Withernsea and all surrounding villages. A member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) with a certificate given for each appliance/fire swept to conform to appropriate standard, to be kept with your insurance documents. I am able to offer a professional and friendly service giving flexible appointments to suit including weekends (although I would like to see City also!) I also offer a cowl fitting service this is a standard charge of £40 for single or 2 story buildings plus the cost of the cowl(s).
Our second Partner of the Week is Leasing for Business
01933 317129 or call Eddie Lambrick on 07944 356547
PREFERENTIAL PRICING GIVEN TO HCST MEMBERS
LEASING FOR BUSINESS have been involved in the Leasing and Finance Industry for over 20 years, and have access to a comprehensive portfolio of funders looking to finance a BROAD RANGE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT. We pride ourselves on providing a personal, honest service, based on your individual business requirements, and your best interests are our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. We can finance most types of equipment, machinery, IT and vehicles. Assets financed include – manufacturing equipment, shop fittings, computer hardware and software, waste compacters and balers, restaurant and kitchen equipment, garage and body shop equipment, office furniture, industrial racking, engineering machines, copiers, franking machines, fitness and gym equipment, commercial vehicles, compressors, CCTV, air conditioning etc. We can finance pretty much any asset for business use. Our facilities range from £3000 to £1m, with payment periods from 1 – 7 years, dependent on the asset type. Whatever asset you are considering acquiring, please consider us. We look forward to playing a part in financing your future. Remember ‘You don’t pay your staff 3 years in advance, so why pay for your equipment that way?
Merchandise Offer
As part of our pledge to bring you a merchandise offer every two weeks you can now get your hands on a HCST mug for just £5 plus p&p. Perfect for your work cuppa or as a gift for any City fan. Buy
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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