I'm no fan of Brain Mac at all, but I actually find it rather refreshing that he's come out and said this. I find Marwan an incredibly divisive character and have never been convinced about him. Yes, he saved Salford and for that he should be congratulated but the constant sniping at the game's management and the endless petulant shouting that "he could do better" is wearisome, bordering on damaging. I remember reading one of his tweets before the challenge cup final last year which went something along the lines of "No invite for me from the RFL, well I'll go to Chester races instead". This, after he'd spent the previous few weeks in full-on onslaught about the "inept, bad management" by the RFL. Sorry, you can't have it both ways.
Very disappointing and frustrating. We had more than enough possession and chances to put that away, but blew it. Simply blew it. The stamping incident was badly dealt with. In slow-mo it looked like he looked down & intentionally went for the head. Other than that I thought Ben Thaler had a reasonable game. Very hard to go to Perpignan and win. Ultimately we came up just short.
On the Lineham situation: being over here in darkest Cheshire & hearing quite a lot of rumour from friends of mine who are Wire fans claiming that its a done deal. If so, I'd say it would be a very big loss for us. He's not the same player he was a few years ago, but I'd still have him as my first choice winger.
Now, I may be putting 2 + 2 together & getting completely the wrong answer, but I also found this odd: We were leaving St James on Saturday and there was Tom Lineham walking in front of us with (I assume) his partner & heading foreign of the pubs. "No big deal" I thought until I saw video clips and tweets from the other members of the team getting on the bus to head back to Hull at about the same time. It could be absolutely nothing, but it just made me a tad more suspicious that maybe he's not happy.
Finally got round to booking my ticket yesterday via the RFL hotline & was told that the only tickets now available are in the Milburn stand Level 7. Which is handy as that's where I wanted to be. It does point to it being a very good attendance though. And once again, Hull FC will have the greatest number of supporters there. All jolly good really!