Weekly News Update

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Finally! An Away Win!! Arguably City have played a lot better and lost during those 25 games than what they did at Barnsley, however you won’t have found anyone arguing with the final result in the away end on Saturday. We now have a home double-header, firstly live on Sky on Saturday evening we take on Nottingham Forest before Middlesbrough visit the KCOM on Halloween (or Tuesday if you prefer!). Six points could really catapult City towards the play-offs so here’s hoping we can build some momentum going into winter. Here’s your update on what has been another busy week for the Trust…
 
Les Mutrie
As we told you last week, the Trust along with others has contributed towards the cost of a flag celebrating Les Mutrie who sadly passed away recently.  
The Hull City Action For Change group are calling for all supporters, including those who have been boycotting, to attend this weekend’s home game against Forest to show their support for the team, remember the late Les Mutrie and voice their displeasure at the club’s owners . We support this call, but also note that for some stay-away supporters, attending games under the current ownership is unpalatable. This is of course down to individual choice. However if you are prepared to break your boycott at any time, this game is probably the time to do it.
HCAFC Meeting
The Hull City Action For Change group is having another pre match meeting at the William Gemmell club on Anlaby Road from 2:30pm this Saturday.
The above mentioned Les Mutrie flag will be unveiled. There will also be entertainment from Vinnie Whitehead and a guest speaker from NFFC Fan Group Forza Garibaldi followed by a march to the ground. For full details see @HCAction4Change on twitter.
 
Hull City AFC Hall of Fame Meeting
HCST Chairman Geoff Bielby attended the inaugural meeting of the Hull City Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Wednesday.
Geoff reiterated the Trust’s stance that we would not continue to be involved if the club persisted in using the name ‘Tigers Hall of Fame’.
We are awaiting feedback from the club on this point before taking further action.
 
Supporters Committee Meeting
On Thursday evening HCST Director Steven Pye represented the Trust at the 3rd Supporters’ Committee meeting.
We will publish the minutes as soon as possible.
On a wider scale fans have been feeding back to the Football Supporters Federation on how dialogue is going with their clubs and it’s fair to say there are a lot that are not too impressed. Have a look at the results on the FSF website here. 
 
Never underestimate the power of your  HCST Membership Card!
We were contacted this week by the police after they had found a wallet with the only identifiable object inside being a HCST Membership Card!
Gladly, we were able to find out who the member was and give their details to the police so the wallet could be returned to its owner. Just goes to show you should always have your HCST card with you! And not just so you can take advantage of all our partner offers!
 
Hull City Ladies Junior Passes
All Junior HCST members should have received a free season pass to City Ladies in the post over the last week or so.
This is due to our partnership with City Ladies and our sponsorship of Goalkeeper Amy Halloran. We strongly recommend you get down to see the high flying City Ladies in action. Their next home game is against Chorley on Sunday 29th October, 2pm kick off at Hull University.
 
Memorial Plaques
We are pleased to announce that after requests from several members about Memorial Plaques they had purchased in the West Stand Upper Tier, the club has agreed to move these to the area of the ground which they now sit in.
Those that have plaques remembering loved ones in the West Upper should contact us and we will pass your details on to the club to arrange this.
Guest Writer
We’re delighted this week to bring you an opinion piece by HCST member and East Stander James Sandars.
James shares his views on the problems with ‘modern football’ and you can view his article here.
Development Review
It was a disappointing week for the club’s development sides.  The under 18s went down 2-0 to Sheffield United last Saturday, whilst the under 23 side were defeated the same score-line by Exeter City in the Premier League Cup at home on Monday.
Hopefully they will both bounce back on Saturday when the under 18s travel to Bolton Wanderers and the under 23s take on Birmingham City at the KCOM.  The under 23s game will immediately follow the first team’s game against Nottingham Forest with kick off planned at 19:30.  We appreciate that many people make plans for Saturday evenings, hopefully we will be celebrating a victory against Forest, but if you are not in a rush perhaps you could consider staying on for a while to lend the development side your support.
City/HCAFC Scarves
We are pleased to say that we have received a new batch of our very popular scarves.
With the nights getting colder its the perfect addition to your match day attire. Or perhaps even as an early Christmas present! These can be bought online from our shop here.
Fanatic Hull Fanzine
Look out for Trust Director Peter Johnson’s pieces in the Fanatic Hull Fanzine.
These are on sale on Matchdays around the KCOM for a very reasonable £2 and feature plenty of Hull City content to keep you occupied before the match and at half-time.
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 – 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.
Merchandise Offer
This weeks Merchandise offer is our HCST Enamel Badge which has a whopping 50% off, costing just £1.50 plus postage. Buy yours
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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