Let's face it first and foremost Pearson is a football man and he kept getting mentioned in as fronting a couple of takeover groups for Leeds united. there are rumours coming out of Elland road again that distress signals are about to be raised again so Keep an eye on Pearson
Adam Pearson appears to wear his heart on his sleeve very openly at nearly all the forums I've attended. In fact, I would say he's perhaps too open at times. He's often saying how much he and his daughters have fallen in love with Rugby Lesgue and he's not going to walk away from Hull FC.
Perhaps I'm a bit old fashioned but I believe the man. The passion he shows, especially last night, is something I would find difficult for him to fake.
And, let's face it, he's bought the club outright, poured money into it, and would lose an awful lot if he decided to get out now.
I think he's made some unwise decisions and appointments during his tenure, mainly due to his lack of RL experience, but if anybody can get it right in the long run, I believe he can and hopefully will.
It's not looking a bed of roses (white obviously) thats for sure. Falling crowds have wiped approxe £600k off the our income. The stadium management committee (otherwise know as the provisional wing of Hull City) patently want us out of the KC. They've tried to close the north stand to away spectators for next season & possibly close both north AND south from 2016. All this in what was meant to be a "community stadium for the people of Hull".
Pearson issued a rallying call last night to get the missing fans back, but to me it came across as a veiled statement along the lines of "it's partially your fault". Nothing to do with the years of missed opportunity, over promise and under-delivery since 2005 / 2006 then.
My enthusiasm for the new season has plummetted before a ball has been dropped.......
Can't argue with much of that. I was at the forum last night along with RoyBoy and plenty of others, it didn't make very pretty listening I have to say.
It's alright Pearson continually blaming the previous regimes for some of the signings and failures on and off the pitch but it was his decision and his alone to give untried and untested Lee Radford a three year deal as head coach of Hull FC in spite of him never being a head coach professionally at any level before.
That was the final straw in the season pass uncertainty for most doubters I'm sure.
(Have to apologise to my Leeds' pal, I'm not in much of a humour at present.)
glad you arent sitting on the fence mate. Of course the 2 or 3 posters here going out of their way to defend this scandal will just put it down to you being one-eyed.
If I'm one of the "two or three" that you refer to Dave then I'm a bit disappointed. I merely called it as I saw it and don't feel I went out of my way to say so. The replay shows one or two frames where Hall's finger brushed the ball, he didn't even know he'd touched it and certainly wasn't claiming a try. Dave Woods in his commentary said Hall was looking at the ball whilst trying to ground it. That's certainly different to the footage that I watched.
After watching that short clip of the Hall no try, I realise how much I miss watching the NRL, mainly for the commentary team. Ray Warren, Sterlo, Fatty Vautin, et al are all absolutely fantastic. I just wish I could have watched it live with their input.
No real complaints about the game for me, just one or two decisions that might have gone our way but the Aussies just about deserved it overall, esp. the way they bombed two or three "certain" tries. As for the last minute decision, downward pressure and control is the key here, Hall may have had the former but definitely not the latter.
Looking forward to next week now, we certainly owe the Kiwis big style.