Weekly News Update

March 16, 2018
We questioned last week whether Nigel Adkins was right or not to criticise his players in public after the Millwall defeat. Well two games and two wins later you have to say it was the correct decision.
The City boss may not have been thinking that just before half time on Saturday with the Tigers trailing Norwich by 3 goals to 1 however a remarkable comeback earned a 4-3 victory which was backed up with a confident and comfortable 3-0 win at Ipswich midweek.
These results have left City 9 points clear of the relegation zone and they head into this weekends clash with Birmingham City knowing a victory will put them in a very strong position of avoiding successive relegations. It won’t be easy though with the Blues also in danger of playing in League One next season and they’ll see this game as a good chance to get 3 valuable points.
Here’s your update from the Trust this week…
Cocessionary Pricing Vote
The club have published details of the proposed Concessionary Pricing Scheme and associated Ballot.
Details can be found on the clubs website here.
The Trusts response to this can be read here.
We urge all those eligible to actually cast a vote, as failiure to do so could be misinterpreted as endorsement of the existing system.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Many thanks to all the members who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Saturday, which included a review of our Annual Report for the previous 12 months.
The minutes from the AGM can be read here and the Annual Report here, these are also on our website.
HCST Board Meeting Minutes
The Trust held a Board Meeting on Monday (12th) at the William Gemmel. 
The minutes are available here and on our website.
As you will see, the structure of the Board for the next year was discussed and we’re delighted to announce that Geoff Bielby will continue as our Chairman, with Ryan Richardson as vice-Chairman and Pete Fleming as Treasurer.
We also welcome Deborah Johnson as a new Director and wish her well in her new role
Parliamentary Petition
Blackpool Supporters Trust have started a Parliamentary Petition asking for the introduction of an Independant Regulator for English Football
More details can be found on the Blackpool Supporters Trust website here.
The petition can be signed here.
Development Review
It has been a busy week for the under 23 side.  Last Saturday they went down 0-2 to Leeds United at the KCOM; it was good to see a number of supporters stay behind to support the team.

Last night they travelled to Burnley and came away with a 1-2 victory thanks to two goals from Tom Powell.  The game was probably of more of note for the long awaited return of Moses Odubajo who played for the first half.  Their next game is on Monday away to Crystal Palace with kick off at 13:00.
Last Saturday was a busy day with the under 18 side also in action at Bishop Burton when they were defeated 2-3 by Crystal Palace.  Goals from Dan Hawkins and Keane Lewis-Potter proved not enough for the young Tigers.  They are next in action tomorrow when they travel to Millwall for an 11:00 kick off and this is followed on Tuesday when they take on Burnley at Bishop Burton in a re-arranged fixture kicking off at 13:00.
Ben Hinchliffe has joined National League North side Gainsborough Trinity on a youth loan until the end of April.
Hull City Ladies
The table topping Tigresses were in magnificent form last Sunday as they thrashed Morecambe Ladies 7-0 to return to the top of WPL Division One with 2 games in hand on 2nd place Liverpool Feds.
They are at home again this Sunday and will be very confident of another 3 points against bottom of the table Mossley Hill. As usual, the match kicks off at 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane..
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
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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. Available on
YouTube and Soundcloud.
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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 – Aspecs Opticians & Wine On-Line.
Our first partner of the week is Aspecs Opticians
18 Savile Street, Hull, HU1 3EF, 01482 211115. Email here
Aspecs Opticians is your modern and independent optometric practice. Situated in the city centre of Hull we takes pride in providing you a totally fresh approach to your eye care. You have 4 qualified and registered Optometrists to choose from giving you the peace of mind when you choose Aspecs Opticians to manage your eyecare. Being totally independent we’re far placed from the “Production Line” world of optics. You’ll benefit from a friendly, caring and professional service – Personal attention that is combined with Value for Money.
Our second Partner of the Week is Wine Online
WineOn-Line, the new boys on the block.  Here at Wine Online we are specialists in buying and selling superb, different and interesting wines.  We believe that wine should be fun whether you’re buying or selling it but most importantly when you’re drinking it. Although there are plenty of places where you can buy decent wine we like to go the extra mile to find special wines that not only taste good and look good, but also have that extra quality to set them aside from the others. We love to share our knowledge with people when we recommend a wine and to allow you the customer to experience experimenting with wines. Our philosophy is very much that the hard work starts, rather than finishes, when the wine has been delivered.  We are continually looking forward to the next opportunity; tomorrow, next month, next year.  The thinking cap never comes off and the challenges never cease.
Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. Buy yours from the store  
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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