Hull City Supporters Trust Newsletter September 2019

September 21, 2019

Hull City Supporters Trust Newsletter September 2019 

Here is your update from the trust, it’s been another busy period with two book launches, following on from our hugely successful launch night for Richard Gardham’s ‘Decade” book. 

We were delighted to be able to assist with the launch of the debut book from tigers fan Alfie Potts Harmer entitled “England’s Greatest Defender, The Untold Story of Neil Franklin”. 

 Franklin played for Hull City and Stoke amongst others and the book was launched at Waterstones in Hull. You buy a copy at Waterstones or online at  

Our second book launch was for a debut book from Greg Whittaker.  

A former Trust board member and huge City fan. It’s a coming of age football memoir with many references to Greg’s relationship with Hull City. Here is Greg at the launch held at the WM Gemmell in Hull. 

You can buy the book here  


We recently re-launched our LMS competition and the winner of the book “Booked” from Pitch Publishing was Mark Wilson. Look out for our next LMS starting soon. 

We’ll be giving away copies of the books by Alfie and Greg as prizes. 


Chairman Geoff Bielby attended the latest FSA meeting in London for EFL representatives on the 19th September.   

The Trust were delighted that the club honoured David Meyler at the home game with Wigan. We were all sad to hear that David has retired from playing and wish him every success in the future. 

We also send our support to Tigers centre back Angus Macdonald at this difficult time.  

Well done to the Hull City Academy U13’s who won the Keith Alexander Memorial Trophy recently. The team were unbeaten throughout the whole tournament, a tremendous achievement. 

Watch out for our forthcoming fans survey. We want to know what you think about the club we all love and how we at the Trust serve our members. The survey will be open to all Hull City fans and we hope to receive a good response. 

You can often spot the Trust directors at home and away fixtures. If there’s something you’d like to discuss then come and have a chat or contact us via our website.  


Back in September 1978 the Tigers had made a strong start to the season and new signing Keith Edwards was making his mark having scored a hat-rick in the previous home tie with Chester. 

The Commodores topped the chart with “Three times a lady” , Hull’s very own Maureen Lipman was starring in the ITV show “A soft touch” and Enid Blyton’s famous five had its own tv series.  

On this Tuesday night new Leeds united manager Jock Stein was in attendance at Boothferry Park to watch Walsall striker Alan Buckley, but it was Edwards who caught the eye when he netted a sensational goal running from inside his own half , rounding two defenders to slot home at the South Stand end. Edwards lived in North Ferriby and my school friend Ian Frazer  and I took great joy in asking to walk his dog for him. 

Mally Lord weighed in with a superb volleyed goal as City saw off the Saddlers with ease. Eagle Eyed City fans will note Rob MacDonald listed as No4, Rob stepped into play centre-back in the absence of Stuart Croft and Ian Dobson. 

 The tigers squad included Derek Hood who went onto to be a good servant to York City and was last known to be a BT engineer. Paul Haigh was capped by England U21 whilst with City and left to play for Carlisle and Hartlepool and is now a financial advisor. 

John ‘Charlie” Farley signed from Wolves and went onto play for Bury before retiring at 29. Farley was last known to be working in the building trade and was settled in the Hull area.   

Here courtesy of @tigerprogrammes are some pages from the matchday programme.  

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