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#41 Red John

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:31 AM

For me, the question that arises from this is why is the home team in a cup match allowed to dictate not only where the game should be played, but when too? Is home advantage not enough? Suppose, for the sake of argument, Hull's previous SL match had been on the Thursday and Salford's on the Sunday. Could Hull, as the home club, decide the cup game should be played the following Thursday, giving them three days more recovery time than Salford? Sounds a bit unfair to me.


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#42 brooza

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

Let this go without comment and it will become a common option.

Have you commented to anyone that actually has anything to do with the decision?


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#43 Old Frightful

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hull FC wanted to play the game Friday but as it wasn't a prearranged fixture the SMC (Hull Tigers) had the right to turn rhis down. This left Thursday or Sunday so Hull chose Thursday because of the longer break for the players.

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#44 stevereed100

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

Time to get your own stadium perhaps. Plan for the future, as tenants to a hostile Premier League team you need to get off your knees.

If it is ok to play prearranged games on a Friday why are the SMC objecting to this low key game.

Where do the club stand if they scrape into the play offs?

#45 tonyXIII

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:19 PM

While I do think Thursday is a bad choice, it is now a fairly regular day for fixtures so I think we will just have to grin and bear it.

 

It does mean that the crowd will be low and that will start a flurry of comments about low crowds for the CC, Salford and/or Hull FC. I can live with that.

 

To my FC supporting mates, I wish I could be there, but it is just a bit too far (OF) on a weekday night. The mighty Red Devils will still win, even without my support. ;)


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#46 stevereed100

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

I beg to differ!

Thursday is not now a fairly regular day for fixtures, it is an invention for tv but at least then fans of either side can watch it at home.

If we just bear and grin it this could become the thin end of the wedge....the Hull FC management should betold how we feel and more importantly the RFL should grow a pair and stop this gerrymandering!

Just hope Salford win and Huddersfield overcome their tiredness and do the business next Thursday. Then Hull will not have any further chances to abuse the fans of the game this season.

What thinks you OF, Ullman, Wellsy?

#47 brooza

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

Just out of curiosity, stevereed100, who do you support?


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#48 Roy Boy

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

Just out of curiosity, stevereed100, who do you support?

The case for the prosecution rests!  :rtfm:


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#49 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

Just out of curiosity, stevereed100, who do you support?

Rervers.


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#50 stevereed100

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

You got there b4 me!

I am still upset about the principles involved but admit to the fact that I can have a go at RFL management and Hull FC management....not their fans...and have a dig about their lack of a ground....should never have been allowed into Superleague under franchising!....should be a requirement to control usage of your pitch...

As an ex Hull FC first team player I believe I am free of bias .....somebody has to campaign for the supporters of the game, after all that is why matches are played.

Duck!

#51 Old Frightful

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

As an ex Hull FC first team player I believe I am free of bias

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#52 Roy Boy

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:51 PM


Duck!

Yer quackers!  ;)


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#53 Ullman

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

I beg to differ!

Thursday is not now a fairly regular day for fixtures, it is an invention for tv but at least then fans of either side can watch it at home.

If we just bear and grin it this could become the thin end of the wedge....the Hull FC management should betold how we feel and more importantly the RFL should grow a pair and stop this gerrymandering!

Just hope Salford win and Huddersfield overcome their tiredness and do the business next Thursday. Then Hull will not have any further chances to abuse the fans of the game this season.

What thinks you OF, Ullman, Wellsy?

Since you ask, I love the Thursday night games, whether live or on TV. I don't work Fridays.


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#54 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

Nice one OF but be advised don't go "tonight".

Wellsy....Because nobody knows why hasnt somebody asked the club, seems like something the fans should be told.

Boycott the game tomorrow!

Why should I boycott the game because you have a problem with it being on a Thursday?

I live a 5 minute walk from the stadium. I'm also busy all weekend. Thursday allows me to get to the game, so quite frankly I'm pretty chuffed it's on Thursday!
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

You got there b4 me!

I am still upset about the principles involved but admit to the fact that I can have a go at RFL management and Hull FC management....not their fans...and have a dig about their lack of a ground...should never have been allowed into Superleague under franchising!....should be a requirement to control usage of your pitch...

As an ex Hull FC first team player I believe I am free of bias .....somebody has to campaign for the supporters of the game, after all that is why matches are played.

Duck!

We have a ground. It is one of the best in the league.
You're basically saying that the league should throw out Wigan, Huddersfield, London and Hull? I wonder why...

If you want to campaign for the supporters, go ahead. What are you waiting for?

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#56 stevereed100

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

For me, the question that arises from this is why is the home team in a cup match allowed to dictate not only where the game should be played, but when too? Is home advantage not enough? Suppose, for the sake of argument, Hull's previous SL match had been on the Thursday and Salford's on the Sunday. Could Hull, as the home club, decide the cup game should be played the following Thursday, giving them three days more recovery time than Salford? Sounds a bit unfair to me.



#57 westhuller

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:04 PM

Steve deep breath and let it go ..... Ahhh now that feels a lot better doesn't it.

#58 stevereed100

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:41 PM

Yep!

#59 mick wilson

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

 I wish I could be there, but it is just a bit too far (OF) on a weekday night.  ;)

 

Not having a go a you personally here Tony just the common held thought that it too far to travel midweek..........this in part keeps our sport Regionalized........its only 70 or 80 miles isn't it? 

 

How can the game grow into newer markets when small distances are a problem for thousands of followers?



#60 Old Frightful

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

I'd be careful when mentioning Tony's name in the same breath as fans not willing to travel distances, although I think his dashes from Greece for a RL fix may number fewer now than in recent times.

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