Weekly News Update

August 24, 2018

City finally got their first win of the season on Tuesday with an entertaining 3-2 victory away at Rotherham Utd. City could have scored more although it was a good job they found the back of the net three times as there was still more poor defending on show which blighted the team all last season.

The victory over Rotherham was very much welcome after what can only be described as a very abject display against Blackburn three days previous. The less said about that, the better.

This Saturday the Tigers head to recently relegated Stoke City looking for two consecutive away wins. Whilst a six point haul from the two games this week would be a fantastic return we suspect Nigel Adkins would be happy with four points earned. However City should be full of confidence and are capable of a victory.

Safe journey to all those travelling, here’s your update from the Trust…

Carol Thomas – National Football Museum
Carol Thomas, former England captain and valued HCST member, has finally had her contribution to the Womens game recognised by the National Football Museum.

Carol, who played over 50 times for her country in an international career spanning 11 years, is honoured in a blog on the National Football Museum website.

More details on her career can be found here in an article on our website.

HCST Statement – 24th August 2018
The Trust have released a statement regarding recent engagement with the club.

You can read the statement here.

Development Review
The summer release of players and the call up of so many of last season’s under 23 side to the first team squad has meant that the Development sides currently being fielded are fairly young. 

The relative inexperience can be detrimental to results and this week has proved to be a chastening one.

Last Saturday the under 18 side travelled to the capital to take on Crystal Palace (current Southern u18 PDL Champions) and incurred a 5-0 defeat.  Whilst on Monday the under 23 side also travelled south to take on an experienced Ipswich Town side and they too suffered a heavy defeat losing 8-0.

Both sides will be hoping to bounce back this Bank Holiday weekend.  The under 18 side return to action on Saturday when they take on Ipswich Town at Bishop Burton in an 11:00 kick-off.  On Monday the under 23 side will be at their new base of the Roy West Centre when they take on Millwall in a 19:00 kick off.  As before, the prices are; member free, adults £4 and concessions £2.  We understand that there is parking available at the near-by University.

Needless to say the lads would appreciate your support, so if it is a pleasant evening why not stroll down.

Hull City Ladies
Hull City Ladies suffered a heavy home defeat in their opening league fixture of the season, losing 4-0 to Stoke City Ladies, but the scoreline was not a reflection of the game or their performance

This Sunday they’re at home again and will be aiming for a better result against Derby County Ladies (The first of 3 competitive City v Derby fixtures next week!!)

As ever, a 2 o’clock kick off at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane.

Don’t forget HCST members get a 20% discount on production of your membership card and all kids get in free

For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.

Tiger Talk
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.

Please follow the link  here .

Kathryn has reviewed this weeks game at Rotherham & previews our trip to Stoke,  you can read the article here on our website.

Membership Drive
We are calling on existing members to try and recruit a friend / work colleague / family member to increase HCST numbers.

Now more than ever HCST needs to increase our membership so that we cannot be accused of not being ‘representative’ of City fans.

To sign up a new member please follow this link  (If your membership is due for renewal, please do it 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 from our friends at HKR.

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, our Luxury Keyring/Bottle Opener is only £3. Buy yours from the store 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 us here.