Hull City Supporters Trust Newsletter July 2019

July 30, 2019

Welcome to a new newsletter style from the trust. The aim is to keep our members updated on Trust activities and projects, competitions, interviews and guest posts from local writers.

Firstly the Trust through social media placed on record its thanks to Nigel Adkins for his excellent work as Hull City Head Coach and wish him every success in the future.

 Naturally we welcome Grant McCann as the clubs new head Coach along with his Assistant Cliff Byrne and hope his tenure is a successful one.

Over the summer the Trust has been busy with various projects. Our Vice-Chair Graham Cannon represented the board at the recent East Riding FA Grassroots Awards night. We congratulate the award winners.  We would also congratulate Catherine Bishop on her appointment as Tigers Trust CEO. 

The Trust were involved in the Emmaus Hull & ER football tournament which was a great success. 

Chairman Geoff Bielby attended The FSA AGM in London. The Football Supporters Association continues to work tirelessly on behalf of supporters. 

June saw us run a successful Women’s World Cup Competition and we will be bringing back the Last Man Standing competition for the start of the new season.  Look out on social media on how to enter and the qualifying dates.  We hope to have some exciting prizes to offer.  We’re also looking at other new competitions so look out for these too.

The Trust were delighted to host the launch of the fabulous book on City by Richard Gardham “The Decade”. Held at Mr Chu’s it was great to see ex tigers Ken Wagstaff, Ian Ashbee, Dean Windass and many more in attendance and taking up the mic to tell us their Hull City stories.  The book is available from Waterstones in Hull and via Amazon and is a great read.

Coming out in August are two  more Hull city related books.. Our very own Greg Whittaker releases “I can’t help falling in love with you: Growing up as a football addict”. The book is available on Amazon for £11.34 at present. 

Alfie Potts Harmer releases “ England’s Greatest Defender :The story of Neil Franklin” on August 15th again its available on Amazon for £12.99.  

The Trust will be involved in both book lauches and we’ll have more information on the dates and venues shortly.

Our next board meeting is on July 29th and if any member wishes to raise any related matters please contact the trust secretary at


This programme was for a pre-season friendly and is provided courtesy of @tigerprogrammes

It’s the first time new signing Steve Massey got a mention and in our next newsletter we hope to have a Q&A with the former City striker.

 You will note City had taken with them to Wisbech trialist Mike Condon who had been at Middlesborough but wasn’t offered a deal by then boss Colin Appleton. Neil Cockin a product of South Hunsley school also travelled. 

 Back in August 1983 City had just been promoted and the season was set to end in frustration as one goal denied the tigers promotion.

In the summer of 83 , Paul Young was top of the charts with “wherever I lay my hat” and ITV launched its new quiz show ‘Blockbusters”. City had further friendlies against Derby ,Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich before a season opener with Burnley.


We welcome contributions from local football writers, if you have an idea for an article please get in touch.

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