Weekly News Update

August 31, 2018
The last week has brought two games to forget for City. Six goals conceded, none scored, no league points and an exit from the Carabao Cup! Even more alarming is that with the loan deadline looming it appears (at the time of writing) that there will be few if any of the desperately needed additions.

City were poor at Stoke, not even mustering a solitary shot on target against a team low on confidence. Things then got worse in midweek with a 4-0 hammering against Derby County. In fairness Nigel Adkins did make a plethora of changes and if there is any positive to take it is the debuts for young academy players. However, perhaps the squad should have sufficient quality in depth so blooding youngsters is a choice, not a necessity?

City can put things right on Saturday against….Derby County again. It seems not to happen that you get the same result when two teams play each other in successive games and we sincerely hope it isn’t another moral crushing defeat! However, the chances of City pulling off a win seem remote. That coupled with a what looks like a lack of new signings doesn’t build much excitement for the season ahead.

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

FA Backs the Safe Standing Campaign
This week the FA come out in favour of clubs being allowed to introduce standing areas ay games.

This means that now all four of the major stakeholders (The FA, The EFL, the Permier League & Supporters Groups) are in favour of Safe Standing and want to see the current laws changed.

More details can be found here on the Football Supporters Federation website.

HCST – A Thank You
Following the clear unrest shown by supporters this week we thank our members and wider fan base for the support shown to HCST on social media and within the various forums and fans groups.

We’ve always tried not to disrupt match preparation so the International break comes at a good time. We have raised our concerns at national level with the EFL, SD & FSF and will advise our members and the wider Hull City fan base in due course.

Development Review
This week’s performances by the Development sides showed a marked improvement albeit not ultimately translating to results.

On Saturday the u18 side went down 1-0 to a physically strong Ipswich Town side at Bishop Burton.  Tomorrow they face a long trip down to Wales in search of their first win of the season when they take on Cardiff City in an 11:00 kick-off

Monday saw the u23 side’s first game at their new ‘home’ ground the Roy West Centre.  After a tentative start which saw them go 0-2 down early in the second half they came back strongly and in the end went down 1-2 to a pacey Millwall side.  Keane Lewis-Potter scored the Young Tigers goal with a diving header.  The side is next in action on Tuesday night when they travel down to Bristol City for a 19:00 kick-off.

One interesting development noted on Monday was the match pricing of the u23 game.  Previously at North Ferriby non-members paid £4 and concessions £2.  At the Roy West all non-members are charged £3 thereby abolishing the concession price and removing the anomaly with pricing at the KCOM.

Hull City Ladies
The Ladies were good value for a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Derby County Ladies last Sunday and look as though they’re finding their feet in their new League. (Nigel Adkins was amongst the crowd in the pouring rain)

This Sunday they’re home again but this time hosting Bradford City Ladies in the FA WPL Cup. Kick off is 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane.

It’ll be good to see one Hull City team progress in a cup competition……….

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 .

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 –  Skin Deep Aesthetics & Hull Kingston Radio.

Our first partner of the week is Skin Deep Aesthetics.


Skin Deep Aesthetics is a privately owned small business based in Walkington near Beverley providing prescriptive bespoke wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers to enhance your natural beauty and help you to achieve younger, better looking skin without plastic surgery.

Our second Partner of the Week is Hull Kingston Radio.


What will £26 per week do for boosting your business potential? Not a lot normally! But that’s where we come in to help.

It’s never been a better time to get on your business noticed by radio advertising with Hull Kingston Radio 107.4FM.

Here at East Yorkshire’s biggest community radio station, we can slash a nice 10% off our normal rates on advertising & sponsorship packages for trust members. £26 per week will get you 8 adverts plays per day, 365 days a year, that’s 2912 advert plays in total, and at just 46p per advert play to Trust members it won’t burn a hole in your pocket! But that’s not all!  We will give you a FREE website link, FREE business interview, and connect with your business on our social media platforms.

Plus, we have show & feature sponsorship that starts from just £25 per week!, and that comes with 10% off as well.

All our adverts are produced by the multi-award winning local company Engine 7. It’s commercial radio standard advertising, at a community radio price!

For more information call Pete Mills on 01482 715105 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, or email pete.mills@hullkingstonradio.com


Terms & conditions apply.

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.

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