Weekly News Update

March 23, 2018
It was back down to Earth last Saturday as City failed to turn up at Birmingham, losing 3-0 which if anything flatted the visitors. Three points from away games at Ipswich and latterly Birmingham would have appeared a good return on paper but the contrast in the two performances is cause for concern.
Inconsistency is perhaps to be expected from a team near the bottom of the league but it makes it no less frustrating when a win at Birmingham would have seen City all but safe.
There’s no game this weekend due to international duty as England take on Holland and Italy.
Here’s your update from the Trust this week…
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Videos
For those of you who didn’t make it to the AGM, it is now available on video.
The Chairman’s Report is available here, and the rest of the proceedings are here.
Parliamentary Petition
Blackpool Supporters Trust have started a Parliamentary Petition asking for the introduction of an Independent Regulator for English Football
More details can be found on the Blackpool Supporters Trust website here.
The petition can be signed here.
Development Review
There is a great deal of activity in the development squad.  Will Annan and Ellis Barkworth have both joined Evo-Stik North club Tadcaster Albion and Adam Curry has joined National League North side Spennymoor Town, until the end of the season.

The under 18 side’s match last Saturday at Millwall was postponed but they were in action at Bishop Burton on Tuesday, when they defeated Burnley 2-1 thanks to goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and Josh Thacker.  They are in action at Bishop Burton again tomorrow when they take on Queens Park Rangers in an 11:00 kick off.
There was no game for the under 23 side last week as the fixture scheduled at Crystal Palace did not survive the weather.  They will next be in action at North Ferriby on Monday evening when they take on Bristol City in what is scheduled as a 14:00 kick off.
There is also an excellent piece in the Hull Daily Mail about the retirement of Frank Donoghue, at the grand old age of 79, who was instrumental in setting up a centre of excellence for Hull City youth.  We wish Frank well. You can read the article here.
International Break – Go see a Local Team
With no City match due to the International Break those of you wanting a proper football fix rather than watching friendlies on the TV should consider the local non-league scene.
North Ferriby United have just been relegated from the National League North but are playing with some spirit; on Tuesday they managed a 1-1 draw at home against ‘The Class of 92’s’ Salford City.
Tomorrow they take on the famous Blyth Spartans at Grange Lane in a 15:00 Kick off.  Prices are Adult £12, OAP/Student £6, Under 16 £4, Under 12 free when accompanied by an Adult.  However if you are a Hull City Season Card holder you can get specially discounted admission for £5.
At Dene Park, Dunswell East Yorkshire Carnegie take on Armthorpe Welfare in a 15:00 kick off.  Admission is Adults £5 Children and Concessions £3.
Hull City Ladies
After a frustrating postponement due to the weather, the table topping Tigresses return to action this Sunday at home to Chorley Ladies.
So if you fancy a football fix over the tedium of an International weekend, then head down to the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane for a 2pm kick off.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
Sign up or renew your membership of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust
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.
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.
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.
Email Suzy to make your booking.
Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. Buy yours from the store  
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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.