Happy New Year to all our members and all the Hull City AFC supporters around the World. We hope you all enjoyed the festive break which was made all the more special by the Tigers!
Four wins from four have seen City shoot up the table to be in a strong position for dare we say it… a play off challenge? That’s perhaps a little optimistic given how recent transfer windows have gone and the ongoing ownership situation however with City now 100/1 to go down things are certainly feeling a lot more positive.
Among the four victories there was the small matter of a 2-0 ‘mauling’ away at table toppers Leeds Utd as well as a 6-0 demolition of Bolton Wanderers. City are playing some really good football currently and look a different side from the one that stumbled through the first quarter of the season. Well done to all involved and particularly Nigel Adkins.
The Tigers put their league assault on hold this weekend with a trip to Millwall in the FA Cup. It’s safe to say cup glory is not priority this year however it does bring up the long running dilemma for the manager over whether to keep a winning team or rest some players. What is for certain is that the tie is definitely winnable for a City team in this form.
Here’s your update from the trust this week…
FSF Away Fans Survey 2018
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are running their annual survey of the experience of fans who attend away games.
The survey can be found here and should take only a few minutes to fill in.
We encourage all travelling fans to complete the survey to allow the FSF to measure the experience of the away fan.
It was great to see long time City fan Chris Cooper and his wife Nicki attending the Boxing Day fixture at Preston.
Chris – (known to all as ‘Coops’) – has made a remarkable recovery from a very serious illness and set himself a goal to make the Preston match. The team did him proud with a great three points which will no doubt speed Coops recovery further.
The under 18 side returns from their short winter break on Saturday when they take on Bolton Wanderers at Bishop Burton in a match that kick off at the slightly later time of 12:00.
Likewise, theunder 23 side returns to action on Monday evening when they take on Leeds United at the Roy WestCentre in a 19:00 kick off. We hope that some of you will turn up and give your support.
Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses kick off their action in 2019 with a SSE Women’s FA Cup 3rd round tie at home to AFC Wimbledon.
The venue is the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane but please note an earlier kick off time of 1pm
So if Millwall is too far for you to travel on Sunday afternoon, get your cup fix by cheering the girls on.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
HCST ‘Last Man Standing’ competition.
The Trust are planning to introduce a match prediction competition for members!
Please watch out for an announcement in the New Year regarding the launch date & details of how to take part.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice
Can all members please note that our next AGM will be held at the William Gemmell Social Club on Saturday 2nd March (n.b. Subject to change should the Birmingham City fixture be moved for TV coverage)
Many thanks to HCST members John Tindall, Tom Irvin & Richard Rooker for volunteering to be part of the Election Management Group for 2019. Their role is to ensure a fair and transparent process for our Board Elections at our Annual General Meeting in March, further details of which will follow over the coming weeks.
The first meeting will be in in January, (to finalise and confirm the election process), and the second meeting mid-February, (to review election nominees) Both meeting dates are currently tbc
Funds available for Local Youth Football teams.
Do You (or someone you know) run a Hull Boys Sunday Football team or an East Riding Girls Team?
The collapse of the Wembley sale might result in no extra funds going to grass roots football, but don’t worry – funding is available locally.
Several years ago, the then Tigers Co-Operative, now Hull City Supporters Trust, donated £6,000 to support local youth football teams.
For more details of the scheme follow the link here.
There are still funds available, of up to £100 per team. All you need to do is complete the application form available here.
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.
Please follow the link here .
If you’re still struggling to know what to get a Hull City loving family member or friend for Christmas, then we may have the answer with a 3 year HCST Membership pack.
Available for just £11 for non-members or existing members can be upgraded for £10
Don’t forget 1 year and Lifetime memberships are also available, as well as a Junior membership, (for fans aged 16 or under), for just £2 – visit our website for details.
Memberships already sorted? Then why not get them somethig from our wide range of gifts available in our on-line shop 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 storehere.
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.