Weekly News Update

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Two contrasting results over the last week for the Tigers has seen their slim play off hopes all-but evaporate.

Firstly a trip to London was going very well after Fraizer Campbell opened the scoring however that was as good as it got for City who conceded five without reply. An improved showing three days later under a sadly record low KCOM crowd saw the Tigers bounce back with a 2-1 defeat of Millwall.

City can go level on points with opponents Birmingham on Saturday if they are victorius with the Blues also aiming for a play off push.

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

HCST Annual General Meeting
We are pleased to conform that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 2nd March in the concert room at the William Gemmill Social Club.

The meeting will start at 12.30pm and all members are welcome.  (Please remember your membership cards to assist the signing in process for meeting attendees)

The agenda and pre-reading can be downloaded here.

HCST on Sportstalk
HCST Secretary Richard Mathers and Directors-elect Dave Batte and Bobbi Hadgraft were guests on BBC Radio Humbersides ‘SportsTalk’ programme on Thursday (28th).

The three answered tricky questions on many City-related topics from Presenter Mike White and from listeners.

If you missed the show you can listen to it here.

RIP Bobby Doyle
It is with sadness that we learned today of the death of former City player Bobby Doyle.

Bobby, a fans favourite, joined City in 1985 and made 53 appearances before being forced to retire in 1987.

HCST extend our condolences to his family at this sad time.

Former Blackpool ST Chairman on Board
Tim Fielding, a former Chairman of Blackpool Supporters Trust, has been appointed to the newly formed Board of Blackpool FC.

Tim, a solicitor &  who is now an Honorary  Vice-President of Blackpool Supporters Trust, will represent the fans in an observastional role to ensure full transparency.

We are sure that Tim will serve the fans well, and we look forward to the day when every club has fan representation on their Boards…..

EFL / MIND Badges
The EFL and MIND have launched a campaign entitled ‘On Your Side’ to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Part of this campaign includes the sale of ‘On Your Side’ badges in the colours of all the 72 EPL teams.

Hull City badges are still avaiable and can be bought from the MIND on-Line Shop here.

More details of the campaign can be found here.

HCST ‘Last Man Standing’ Competition
Week 6 and 12 tipsters are left standing..

Two people were victims of Harry Kane’s Spurs being unable ot overcome ‘Little Burnley’

Those of you who are playing should have received an email, if not contact Ian via the address on the website.

If you didn’t sign up this time – don’t worry, we will be running another competition after this one finishes!. 

FSF Away Fans Survey 2018/19
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. Remember you can fill it in for each away gameswhich you attend..

KCOM Move Impact Survey.
Football an Tomas Cresswell is asking fans help in completing a survey for his dissertation.

His dissertation is about the commercialisation of professional football, and is asking fans how significant the move to the KCOM Stadium has been in the success the club has enjoyed over the past 20 years 

The survey can be completed here and will only take about 5 minutes.

Hull City Ladies
After a blank weekend last week, the Tigresses return to league action this Sunday with a home fixture against Huddersfield Town Ladies.

The run of tough fixtures continue for City as the Terriers are currently 4th in the table with games in hand on the teams above.

Town were 4-1 victors in the reverse fixture earlier in the season so City will need to be on their game to get a positive result.

Kick off is 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane. Don’t forget adult members get a 20% discount on production of your HCST card and kids can watch for free.

For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.

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.

Good Luck!

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 from our friends at HKR.

You can listen to the latest programme here.

Tigers Down Under
The latest podcast from our antipodean friends. Available on YouTube and Soundcloud
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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-depth look at two HCST partners – Victoria Dock Animal Services & Fudges Den Luxury Holiday Cottage.

Our first partner of the week is  Victoria Dock Animal Services

Contact Steph on 07852 367860.

10% OFF ALL SERVICES FOR HCST MEMBERS

They provide training services for dogs and other animals. This includes one to one behaviour consultations as well as wider classes. Although based in Victoria Dock, services are provided anywhere in Hull and the surrounding area.

Our second Partner of the Week is Fudges Den Luxury Holiday Cottage in Filey

See the brochure for full details.

10% DISCOUNT FOR HCST MEMBERS

Email Suzy to make your booking.

Merchandise Offer
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.

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