Weekly News Update

October 5, 2018

Another week passes and another pair of mixed results.

Firstly City secured a commendable point, one they were good value for, against promotion favourites Middlesbrough last Saturday.

However, as this season seems to be panning out this was not built upon and what followed was a whimper of a performance against Leeds Utd. City lost 1-0 and never looked like scoring against their Yorkshire rivals.

Another Yorkshire derby follows this weekend as The Tigers travel to in-form Sheffield Utd. City will be hoping there will be no repeat of the result from the corresponding fixture from last season and a point would be a good return.

Here’s your update from the Trust this week…

The Ownership Situation – HCST’s position.
HCST were made aware of the persistent rumours regarding Paul Duffen and his bid which has became public this week.

We will welcome any responsible owners who embrace Supporters views and look forward to working with whoever takes over the club in due course.

Meanwhile HCST will continue to directly press the club for as yet unanswered questions raised in recent weeks.

HCST Chairman on Radio Humberside
HCST Chairman Geoff Bielby appeared on the David Burns show on 4th October to discuss the potential sale of the club.

You can hear Geoff speaking here – (from about 16 minutes in for 5 minutes.)

Supporters Direct – Fan Survey on Wembley Sale
As you may be aware the FA Board has approved in principle the sale of Wembley stadium to Shahid Khan, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC, for £600 million.

The process now moves to the FA Council meeting later this month when Council members are asked to approve that decision.

SD in conjunction with the FSF are asking for fans views on the matter to allow the two Supporters members on the Council to truly represent fans views.

More details & a link to the survey can be found here.

FSF – National Non-League Day
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are again promoting National Non-League Day on Saturday 13th October.

With the international break meaning that no Premier League or Championship fixtures will be taking place over that weekend – Non-League Day (now in its 9th year) gives fans who normally follow the professional game a chance to sample their local non-league team.

More details of the scheme & how to find a match near you can be found here.

Chris Cooper – Get well soon mate
It has come to our attention that long-time City fan & supporter of HCST is unwell.

The Trust Board send our best wishes to you and your family,  and hope that it isn’t long before we hear you singing at away matches again..

Development Review
The Under 18 side are in action tomorrow when they take on Leeds United away in an 11:00 kick off.

The Under 23 side travelled to Sheffield on Monday, where they earned a creditable 1-1 draw.  Keane Lewis-Potter was on the scoresheet again continuing a good run of form.  Tonight they travel down to Telford United’s ground to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in this season’s Premier League Cup.

Under 18’s keeper David Robson has been named in the Wales U17s squad to face Belarus, Kazakhstan and hosts Portugal in next week’s UEFA U17s 2019 European Qualification Tournament.  We wish him well.

Hull City Ladies
It’s been a busy week for the Tigresses who have had successive away games to Yorkshire rivals.

On Sunday our Ladies went down 1-4 to a very strong and more experienced Huddersfield team. Despite the result there was plenty of positives from a spirited team performance by the girls.However, they bounced back on Wednesday evening with a comfortable 2-0 win at the once mighty Doncaster Belles, condemning the hosts to an 8th successive league defeat.10 points from 7 matches now sees City Ladies sitting 7th in the table after a solid start to their first season at this level.

This Sunday the girls are at home to Sunderland Ladies, who are a former Women’s Super League team and currently sit 3rd with 5 wins from their 7 matches.Kick off time is back to the usual 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane. Don’t forget kids get in free and adult HCST members get a 20% discount on admission by showing your membership card.

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 – Essence Holistics & Nudge Websites

Our first partner of the week is Essence Holistics.

Situated at La Luna Wellbeing, 241 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull HU5 4DH.

Contact Corrine on 07809 214453 for an appointment (appointments necessary).


Essence Holistics offers a wide range of relaxing therapies at competitive prices. Visit our lovely therapy room and relax with Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology and Luxury Holistic Facials. At Essence Holistics we only use high quality products and never use pre-blended oils. Check out our Facebook page for monthly deals. We are registered with the Guild of Holistic Therapists. We look forward to seeing you.

Our second partner of the week is Nudge Websites.

Email: info@nudgewebsites.co.uk Tel. 07557 478 277


Nudge Websites is a digital and web agency based in Hull, East Yorkshire. We specialize in website design & development, online marketing and digital strategy. We address the real-world needs of business owners with proven (and ethical) methods of generating web traffic, building trust, and ultimately converting your visitors into paying customers.

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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