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So... What's Wrong At Hull FC?


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#1 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

Well, I'm completely puzzled by this. Great stadium. Large fan base. Recognisable club steeped in history. Owner who can splash the cash. Good juniors coming through.

How can a club like that produce a 76-18 loss in a play-off game?! What's going wrong? It's easy to just blame the coach but surely there must be more to it than that?

I'm hoping someone looking from the outside can offer some insight that maybe myself and the other Hull fans aren't seeing! It's just completely deflating.
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#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:14 PM

The same problem that has plagued Hull for a few years,the lack of a consistent creative halfback.


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#3 Northern Sol

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Did you lose any other games by a similar margin? I don't recall any.

Perhaps you are putting too much emphasis on one game (even if it was a shocker).

#4 longboard

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:18 PM

Well, I'm completely puzzled by this. Great stadium. Large fan base. Recognisable club steeped in history. Owner who can splash the cash. Good juniors coming through.

How can a club like that produce a 76-18 loss in a play-off game?! What's going wrong? It's easy to just blame the coach but surely there must be more to it than that?

I'm hoping someone looking from the outside can offer some insight that maybe myself and the other Hull fans aren't seeing! It's just completely deflating.

 

Hull got hammered in the playoffs in 2005 but they also won the Challenge Cup that year. Sometimes there are very mixed fortunes in a season. Hull got to the CC Final this season. Hull have some decent young players. Things can improve.



#5 markleeds

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:23 PM

Recovery from having Kath Hetherington as the Chair Person will take a while.

#6 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

Recovery from having Kath Hetherington as the Chair Person will take a while.

They had problems before that,any excuse eh!


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#7 Evil Homer

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:39 PM

I don't see why this result should be a shock when their recruitment policy consists of bringing in average players from bottom-half teams.



#8 JohnM

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

don't fret...it was a one off. Happens to all clubs.



#9 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

don't fret...it was a one off. Happens to all clubs.

 

 Sometimes it's a lot more than a one off, I can swear to that . I'm not suggesting this is the case with Hull, I don't know what happened last night but their defence has been winning them games, I've only seen them 5 or 6 times this season and i've been waiting for them to click and give someone a right beating themselves, It looks like the aussies have seen the best of Ellis, Brisco going and Lynch, and for me Holdsworth has not really done the business yet, I wouldn't be surprised to see Gentle go.

 

There are often threads about the Giants deserving better support, at Hull it's more the other way round at the moment, They do get to finals and win things from time to time, remind me a lot of Warrington before they hit it big with T Smith and the new stadium,

 Hull have all the right things in place to be a big club, sooner or later it will come right .


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#10 Agbrigg

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I wasn't suprised players like Pitts,Johnson and Crookes are barely SL standard. Gareth Ellis seems to be there only to earn his pension.

Then there are Arundal and Thompson very average Cas players at best. Feki seems another crazy signing. Hull will never ever be anything

other than a bottom half club if they continue to sign bottom half players.



#11 Old Frightful

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

I may well report Wellsy for plagiarism.

 

There was a thread with exactly the same title and sentiments before as he no doubt knows, surely there's no justification for another one?

 

Or maybe there is.

 

Perhaps I'll just shut up.  :(


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#12 TheTerminator

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

Loads of cash but always employ a hopeless coach and hopeless 'director of rugby' who in turn signs hopeless players. That simple, really. Must be ridiculously frustrating to support them.

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#13 geek

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Curse of the Goat Fiddler

#14 1976PMJwires

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

Bloody hell, some clubs / fans would kill for what the FC fans have had in the last decade.


Cc winners in 2005, saints, Wigan and wires only winners since.


fc like wires are the only clubs other than bulls, rhinos, saints and pies to play in a grand final.


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Cheer up gentlemen.......




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#15 oldrover

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

keep buying players from cas, and eventually you will become..........cas


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#16 Southerner

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:57 PM

To answer the question, the manager is the problem.

#17 deluded pom?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:05 PM

Bloody hell, some clubs / fans would kill for what the FC fans have had in the last decade.
Cc winners in 2005, saints, Wigan and wires only winners since.
fc like wires are the only clubs other than bulls, rhinos, saints and pies to play in a grand final.
Brand new stadium
Cheer up gentlemen.......
See I can think and be respectful !!

No disrespect but Hull FC should be doing more than the occasional cup final appearance

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#18 Mistress_Marlowe

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:17 PM

If anyone had said before the start of the season we'd get to Wembley *and* make the second round of the playoffs I'd have laughed and told them where to go.

The manner of both high profile defeats is what makes it hard to be pleased with the season's achievements.

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#19 Southerner

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:31 PM

If anyone had said before the start of the season we'd get to Wembley *and* make the second round of the playoffs I'd have laughed and told them where to go.

The manner of both high profile defeats is what makes it hard to be pleased with the season's achievements.


I'm shocked if any Hull FC fan would be happy with this season when you consider The club's set-up, their potential and financial well being. Manager must go for them to move forward.

#20 meast

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

or maybe they were soundly beaten by opponents who were red hot? it can happen.






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