Old Frightful I threw away my glasses when I realised Ganson does perfectly well without them. I also gave up excessive drinking before kick off as it always made me follow the wrong player. If I used that excuse at work I would get the sack would I not?
After many years of frustration reading the comments of Dull supporters giving Rovers a kicking on this Forum...a substitute for actually winning the odd Derby game...I felt the urge to even the balance a little. How some forum members seem to believe Rovers dont belong in Super League amazes me as Hull KR are the epitome of promotion/relegation that most of you seem to long for. A base attendance of 7000 substantially increased from the days in the lower league and a substantial away support is not a bad contribution or example for others to strive to match.
The fact that we can beat Hull Saints Warrington and Leeds on a regular basis....other teams remain more competitive!..tells you the club can compete.
The city of Hull deserves 2 teams on merit however much our friends from west of the River struggle to achieve their assumed top four status. In 52 years of watching the Robins I have always known we were a match for Hull....this arrogant superiority complex that Hull fans suffer from seems to have developed in the years of struggle to get the Robins into Super League.
Results since that day seem to favour us, methinks.
Old Frightful, I appreciate your warm welcome to the Forum and friendly wishes which I return in good spirit...let the joust begin.
Your antenna must be very sensitive to suss my allegiances out immediately. That will allow me to be more direct in future posts.
As an ex Hull player I was always willing to support both clubs against all other comers but the attitude of so many Hull fans in our days of struggle have changed all that. I actually supported a merger in the 80s/90s but not now unless Hull take our name and identity...oops didnt they try that once as the ThunderSharks.
As for the dig at the Wigan result I just point to results since that day and rest my case. It may have been a one off record loss but it is still looking to be a record season in terms of overall wins achieved. For a bankrupt club (wishful thinking that finances can beat us when Hull cannot) with a rookie coach it aint all bad.
As regards to joining the Cabal, Ullman , you were a founder member in my eyes...your hurtful uneducated critique of the mighty Robins paid for your entry.
I hereby promise to make sharp incisive comments in future...read on.
Fantastic, bring it on.
I'm already intensely curious as to who you are as you've given us a few clues there, it's great to have the odd former player on the forum. (Please don't take offence to the word "odd".)
I must disagree with your summing up of my pal Ullman though, he's a top lad and is far more educated than I could ever hope to be. I think his persona on here is inspired by the input of one or two of your fellow Robins on here. Without giving too much away, in my opinion, a few of your ilk are worthy contributors to the forum but one or two seemed consumed with bitterness. Thankfully, the negative ones look like they've drifted back to "RLFans" where they probably belong and one or two others are mellowing. I rather hope the same applies to the Hull FC loony posters on here as well. There is simply no need.
I look forward to your future contributions and your suggestions as to what your lot will sing when we batter the Pies and finally lay the Wembley ghost....or maybe not.