MAKE SUNDAY FLAG DAY
After the weekend's disappointing result against Crystal Palace, it's time to up the tempo and really get behind the team. And what better way than to carry on the initiative inspired by the club at this precise time last season. It's the first anniversary of the club issuing a rallying cry to supporters to bring their flags to the stadium and roar on the team. You may have a flag in your bedroom, loft, garage or in a set of souvenirs. So why not give it an airing and let's make the KC a fantastic spectacle.
Big or small, old or new, it really doesn't matter, just bring your flag along! Add some colour, vibrancy and noise to the atmosphere at the Circle this coming Sunday lunch time.
Jessie did just that when she visited the KC this summer. She brought her flag all the way from new Jersey, USA to wave in support of the team.
Here's how the CTWD group want you to participate on Sunday...
'FLAG DAY FOR THE HOME GAME AGAINST LIVERPOOL
After a run of winless games, Hull City AFC need our vocal and visible support more than at any time before this season. The Sky cameras will be here, so why don't we put on a show for them?
City Till We Die is calling on all City supporters to show their backing for the boys as they play Liverpool by bringing their flags to the game. Got one tucked away in a cupboard somewhere? Then dig it out!
Wave them before kick-off to show you are 100% behind the team. Wave them when we score, to celebrate. And wave them to show your love for the historic name on those flags.
It's exactly a year since City called for a Flag Day of their own – we think it's a great idea and one we'd love to see repeated on Sunday.
Come on City!'
CTWD PRESS RELEASE
HULL CITY SUPPORTERS' GROUP LAUNCHES MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
AND ANNOUNCES SUPPORTERS' TRUST PLANS
For more information or to join, visit the CTWD website
CLICK BELOW TO READ TODAY'S PRESS RELEASE
HAMBLE - THE BEST DRESSED CHICKEN IN THE CITY?
A bit of light relief for a Sunday afternoon, meet Hamble the Chicken in her new black and amber number. It's one Hull of an outfit. With thanks to Pete Mills for this
CITY TILL WE DIE - MATCHDAY PLANS
HULL CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE
Here is information taken from facebook.com/NoToHullTigers regarding tomorrow's events;
'OUR MATCHDAY PLANS
The No To Hull Tigers campaign continues this Saturday, as City play Crystal Palace. Here's how you can help;
SIGN OUR GIANT FLAG
City Till We Die have produced a massive 25 foot by 12 and a half foot flag, which we'll be asking supporters to sign to show their support for the campaign. The flag will be near West Park gates from 1.45pm, and some of the local media outlets should be there to cover its unfurling. Come and find us, and add your name to it.
VOLUNTEER TO HAND OUT BADGES
Our free No To Hull Tigers badges have been going like hot cakes, with 6000 snapped up so far, so we've had another 3000 produced. We need help to distribute them. If you'd like to lend us a hand, please meet us at West Park gates at 1.45pm.
SING YOUR HEART OUT
We're asking City supporters to sing "City Till I Die" at 19.04 into every game, in support of keeping the name we've had since the club was founded in 1904, while simultaneously backing our brilliant team. It's not negative, angry, or distracting; it's a way of peacefully declaring our love for our club.
Please join us and make the song as loud and long-lasting as you can – and if you hear any other City-based songs, join in with them too. And if you've bought one of our City Till We Die scarves, 19.04 would be the perfect time to hold it up!
CITY TILL WE DIE'
CITY TILL WE DIE GROUP LAUNCH MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
Here is today's statement from CTWD regarding their new membership scheme;
'It's time for the next stage for City Till We Die: becoming a fully-fledged supporters' group with official membership, a constitution, and committee roles you can vote for. This is something we've been working towards behind-the-scenes for several weeks, and we're now pleased to announce the launch of our membership scheme.
Membership costs just £2 (an annual fee), but if you would like to add a donation to that you are very welcome to do so (the drop-down list will give you several payment options). You will receive a City Till We Die wristband and membership card. We will also add you to our mailing list to keep you updated about future CTWD initiatives.
All donations will go towards the cost of campaign materials such as badges, leaflets and stamps. No-one will be paid for their time.
For now, City Till We Die's main focus is the No To Hull Tigers campaign, but our longer-term aim is that City Till We Die will become an independent Supporters' Trust, with a view to one day part-owning the club.
Dr Allam claims that the No To Hull Tigers campaign is a small group of no more than 200 people. We think he's wrong, but we want to prove it.
Stand up and be counted - join us today.'
TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE - 'JOIN CTWD'
UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017
HULL HAS JUST BEEN NAMED UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017!
To all the people who have worked so hard to make this happen - a huge thank you from everyone in Hull. We all know what a fantastic city we live in - and now we get to show the world what we can do.
See Maria Miller and Phil Redmond explain why Hull has won
UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017
GET BEHIND THE HULL BID
This afternoon sees the team put forward thier presentation to the judges in Derry/Londonderry. Tigerlink would like to wish all connected the very best of luck. Kingston upon Hull is a fantastic place with amazing people - we are ready, willing and able to become 2017 City of Culture.
The winning city will be announced on Wednesday 20 November - exciting times ahead for our wonderful city, we can do it!
Great support for the bid today on Twitter, #HullYes everywhere!
BACK THE BID - use #HullYes in your tweets and keep it trending
'THIS CITY BELONGS TO EVERYONE'
A SHORT FILM SUPPORTING HULL'S CITY OF CULTURE BID
Have you seen this fantastic film? It will be played to the UK City of Culture 2017 judges as part of the final presentation in Londonderry/Derry on Thursday.
HULL CITY AFC CLUB STATEMENT
CITY TILL WE DIE RESPONSE
The Club today released a statement regarding the name change and the recent meeting between Dr Allam and representatives of the various supporters groups. The City Till We Die group have since released a statement in response.
You can read them both here - click on the links below
HULL CITY AFC: Club Statement
CITY TILL WE DIE Club Statement: A CTWD Response
VINNIE AND THE STARS @ THE ADELPHI
A fantastic gig at the Adelphi with Hull lad Vinnie and his band, on the bill with Hase Waits and Blackbeards Tea Party. The pictures show Vinnie giving his support to Hull City AFC and the 'City Till We Die' campaign by proudly sporting his CTWD scarf for the bands closing song 'I'm not from America, I'm from Hull'. Check out the video of the performance below.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VINNIE AND THE STARS CHECK OUT
HULL CITY AFC PAGE
We have recently begun contributing to the Hull City AFC section of www.rivalsfootball.net. Why not sign up and join the conversation? A forum for the discussion of all things Hull City, we hope it will provide a link for fans to connect with us and interact with other football supporters.
CHECK OUT OUR RECENT THREAD AND JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION
CTWD PRESS RELEASE
Read the latest Press Release from the City Till We Die (CTWD) group regarding last Friday's meeting with Dr Allam.
Meet Martyn Clark - our latest Tigerlink Champion. Martyn now lives in Montreal and will be helping us promote and support Hull City AFC.
To read the full feature click here 'Tigerlink Champions'
Also keep an eye on our Facebook page for features on our
Tigerlink Champions around the world
ROADWORKS ON ANLABY ROAD NEAR TO THE KC STADIUM
HULL CITY COUNCIL STATEMENT
'Hull City Council is advising people to plan their trips to this Saturday's football game at the KC Stadium due to road works on Anlaby Road between Albert Avenue and Walton Street, and lane restrictions that are in force.
People attending the match are advised to either take public transport or set off earlier.
Upon leaving the stadium message signs will be advising drivers which lanes to use to help the flow of traffic.'
MEETING WITH DR ALLAM
FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
Hull City owner Dr Assem Allam and representatives from all the major fan groups and organisations met at the KC Stadium this Friday evening to discuss the proposed name change of the club. Tigerlink's Peter Johnson was one of the attendees.
A 3 hour meeting was held, with both sides participating in the debate. The overall mood of the meeting was positive, with supporters and Dr Allam exchanging information on the proposed name change and other issues that could potentially impact the fans.
The key points from the meeting include;
The club has committed to complete research to assess whether changing the name will provide the required additional income the club requires
The club will undertake wider consultation exercise with fans if they believe additional revenue from global marketing can be generated by changing the name
The club and Dr Allam have committed to work together regularly with the fans on any issues which impact the fans
Speaking directly to the representatives in meeting, Dr Allam then promised - 'I give my word - I won't change the name if no benefit is proven. I could have changed it already... but I haven't because it isn't proven that it will have a benefit yet.' He then concluded - 'I'll never touch the colours of the club - that is criminal.'
The group and the club have agreed to meet again to discuss the best way forward for the benefit of all concerned.
We will continue to keep you updated as things progress.
MEETING WITH DR ALLAM
TIGERLINK REPRESENTATIVE TO JOIN CTWD AND OTHER
SUPPORTER GROUPS AT FRIDAY'S MEETING
Here is the latest press release from the 'City Till We Die' community group regarding Dr Allam's invitation to attend a meeting on Friday 1 November. Various Hull City supporters groups have been invited and Tigerlink will be sending Editor Peter Johnson as our representative. We hope that this meeting will provide an opportunity for the representatives to feedback their feelings on the proposed name change and will prove a useful and productive evening.
Tigerlink will of course keep you informed as to the outcomes of the meeting.
Hull - UK City of Culture 2017
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