Weekly News Update

September 21, 2018

The last two games have brought two rather contrasting performances. Firstly on Saturday City played arguably their best game of the season defeating an admittedly poor Ipswich Town team 2-0.

However, the chance to gather some momentum was lost on Tuesday night with a few players rested and a poor performance seeing City go down 2-1 at Wigan Athletic. One positive to draw from the defeat was Jarrod Bowen scoring in his second successive game, a return of goals similar to last season will be vital for survival.

This Saturday the Tigers head to fellow strugglers Reading. Given the games coming up for City over the next few weeks this surely falls into the ‘must not lose’ category. Safe journey to all those travelling.

Here’s your update from the Trust this week…

FSF – Hull City Fans Survey
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have asked HCST if we’d like to use their survey services to poll all Hull City Supporters on behalf of HCST and other participating fans groups.

The survey will be asking for information on how fans feel about a number of issues relating to the club, including Concessions, Ticketing and other areas.

The survey questions are currently being compiled by the Trust and will be open to all Hull City Fans.

We will inform people via social media / website when the survey is available.

No On The Day purchases for U23’s games. 
The club announced on 6th September that you could no longer make On the Day purchases for the U23 games played at the Roy West Center

The announcements states “tickets will no longer be available to purchase on matchdays and that non – membership supporters wishing to attend must purchase a Match Card”

A number of our members have contacted us regarding this issue.

We have also been contacted by a number of Supporters Trusts asking how AWAY fans (and families of opposition players ) coming to these games can gain entry without first having to purchase a Match Card from the KCOM Stadium as a one-off usage.

The Trust wrote to the club on 12th September raising these matters and also reiterating our issue with the short notice period (two weeks) for the ‘free’ match Card signup.

At this point we have had no feedback from the club, but will continue to press them on this matter.

Development Review
It proved to be a mixed week for the Development sides.

The under 18 side managed to secure back to back points and kept a clean sheet when they travelled to Barnsley and secured a 0-0 result last Saturday.  They are back in action on Saturday when they take on Birmingham City in a 12:00 kick off at Bishop Burton College.

Birmingham City proved to be stiff opposition last Saturday when the under 23 side went down 3-0 away.  They have the chance to make amends on Monday when they travel to Burnley for a 14:00 kick off.

Sunday saw the debut of Hull born Max Clark for his new club Vitesse Arnhem who registered a 0-2 victory away to PEC Zwolle.  Max made his big breakthrough into the first team from the development squad last season, playing the majority of games at left back.  After failing to agree terms in the summer he decided to move to the Netherlands and join up with former City manager Leonid Slutsky.  We wish Max well for the rest of the season and will watch his development with interest

Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses were in clinical form last Sunday against Fylde, with a very convincing 5-2 win in front of the watching Nigel Adkins.

This Sunday, the Ladies are on their travels away at Nottingham Forest. The hosts are level on points with City Ladies but have played a game more, so our girls will be confident of coming away with a  positive result..

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 .

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-focus look at two HCST partners – Hornsea Town Walking Football & The Frying Farmer.

Our first partner of the week is Hornsea Town Walking Football

Walking football club predominantly played by men over fifty, but no minimum or maximum age limits to play. Walk your way back to fitness with HTWFC. HCST Members benefit from 50% off annual membership.

They meet Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am, Hornsea School and Language College, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW.

Their Facebook page can be found here.

Our second partner of the week is The Frying Farmer.

23 Hornsea Road, Aldbrough

HCST members can get a free side order with a takeaway meal or a free hot drink when eating in the restaurant.

Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. 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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