HCST call for Swansea boycott


It’s been advocated by many in recent days, including us, and now the most influential fans’ group, the Hull City Supporters’ Trust, has now recommended a full boycott of next month’s FA Cup tie against Swansea at the Circle.

Their full statement can be found here. We’ll be returning to this next week, and we heartily endorse their call to give this game a miss if you possibly can. An empty stadium will hopefully demonstrate what the future holds if the Allams continue with their refusal to sell the club to somehow who will run it properly.

7 replies
  1. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    I can confirm there will 7 season ticket holders boycotting this game.
    Some will say we should attend and support our team.
    I will regret not getting behind the lads.
    However, a clear message needs to be sent that enough is enough.
    Pricing out loyal supporters, children, families and pensioners is abhorrent.
    The owners also got rid of many loyal and hard working staff, not least the ticket office.
    There is zero communication with the fans.
    We lost a highly successful and well regarded manager.
    This season has been wrecked through the shambles or masquerade of a takeover.
    I have had to move stands twice thanks to our owners lack of regard to the clubs supporters.
    So to anyone who, without knowledge of Hull City, who accuses me of not getting behind the team, then you clearly don’t understand our clubs history.

  2. Ambertigerfan
    Ambertigerfan says:

    Well said Bill. However, to be effective the boycotted game should be a higher profile game that will be televised. This will maximize exposure and shame on the Allams.

    The Man City game would be a better choice; City will probably lose it regardless of how many home fans attend.

  3. Andy
    Andy says:

    The problem is that thousands have already paid for that game, it’s a Premier League game, and it’s a traditional Boxing Day fixture. A boycott of that fixture, attempted now, almost certainly wouldn’t work; this one will work, and makes any future repeats easier to accomplish.

  4. Rottenborough
    Rottenborough says:

    A Tomb Rater of 1/10 appears generous.

    I suggest a reduction to -1 904/10.

    I fully support the boycott.

    What comes after that?

  5. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    Premier League game boycott – No. 1. Whilst we have a mathematical chance of staying up we should attend and get behind the team, as we did at West Ham yesterday.
    No.2 as Andy states, we have already paid good money to attend through the “membership scheme ” so it wouldn’t work.
    The Swansea game is perfect.
    We should also contact Swansea supporters and ask them to boycott the game too.
    The aim for a sub 2,000 crowd!

  6. Rottenborough
    Rottenborough says:

    I don’t see how getting behind the team in Prem games is more or less important than in cup games. It might be more important for the CLUB.

    Boycotting one game will not be enough on its own to make a jot of difference. It should be the starting point and not the objective.

  7. HempholmeTigers
    HempholmeTigers says:

    But will it have any effect other than upsetting the team and people at the club who do actually care? I’m torn I must admit, but honestly think that the only way to get through to the vindictive, arrogant Allam numbnuts is to try and discredit them in their other business dealings – quite how I don’t know, but it’s clear that they don’t give a flying f*ck about our club or even its likely failure in the future – they’d get their grubby money back and feel they’d completely got one over on the fans, Hull City Council, you name anyone with a connection!
    Gutted that it’s come to this.

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