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  1. Would a magic weekend type Challenge Cup variation work? i.e. have a day out for all the "smaller" teams in one ground? I would personally watch something like that to see some teams I wouldn't normally see.
  2. I thought Tuimavave had a decent game, looks skillful and I think his defense is pretty good also - I quite like him at centre. Unfortunately I just prefer seeing Fonua at centre - he seems to make more breaks and offloads from that position. Quite happy to see how the combination grows over the next few weeks though on a drier track.
  3. After the Catalans game (which was awful to be fair) I actually really enjoyed this game. In Kelly I think Hull have a half that will finally take on the line. Although I haven't seen it yet surely this is going to make us a better side than last year come the back end of the season. I am not entirely sure both teams were as awful as people are making out. From a Hull point of view I wasn't sure it was a lack of ideas last night rather than what I thought was pretty decent St Helens defense. With Matty Smith playing would this Cunningham squad be as awful as some fans making out?
  4. Do Canadian ex pats still congregate at the Maple Leaf down Covent Garden? Might be worth asking them to a stick a flyer up
  5. I see Michaels named in the 19. Does that suggest Fonua to centre and Tumavave into the halves (and not Connor)? I suspect Green/Bowden/Thompson and Washy on the bench do Turgut and Connor miss out?
  6. I mentioned this a couple of years ago when the RFU where in Hull city centre selling tag or touch rugby. You get the ball run/pass and have 6 tackles. Presumably everyone who signed up is now playing rugby union. My mate, wife and 2 kids (3 and 5) go down to play at an RFU sanctioned venue. They are therefore rugby union players presumably. Credit to the RFU for doing this I suppose. PS I surf. The Brit Surf association lists that they think there are half a million people actively surfing sometime during the year in the UK. Presumably some sports just don't count or ask not to be?
  7. I would agree with everything said so far. I think more than anything Pritchard was a talisman and statement of intent. I also think he was a lot better on the pitch than some made out. It was his flick out at Doncaster that got us to Wembley. However is/was he going to improve in the 2nd and 3rd years of his contract? I doubt it. Looking at the Hull FC squad and signings next year what I don't see is anything to make me think we could go one step further next year. Griffin in but Yeamo out for instance. Without a doubt a fit/focused Kelly is an improvement to the squad. Hopefully FC can do the due diligence/contract to keep him on the right track.
  8. 3 * from Hull and meeting a delighted rugby league fan from Coventry I am sure the local will have some inside information on drinking pre-match but any other advise appreciated...
  9. As a big fan of judging a season by the for and against column as much as points I do think ultimately that Warrington deserved the title and even as a Hull fan I think it was a fitting end of season way to prove it. I think there was a bit of a feeling in Hull that since we got rid of Westerman it has allowed other people to play as always wanted the ball as first receiver. I think despite missing Sandow and Gidley he stood up for you last night as a ball player and also thought the often maligned Ratchford had a decent game also. A big crowd at Hull often seems more a curse than an advantage - it seems to bring a nervy we have to do produce something every play attitude to the team. I think the only point I thought we had a chance was when Shaul made the break and passed the ball to Taylor when it would have been better if no inside option was available to him. So big congratulations to Wire and hopefully this Hull team can lift for at least one more time this season - they have proved me wrong on numerous occasions this season already.
  10. Slightly O/T - the light show. I think it makes the stadium and event look very good. Anyone else feel though that it replaces the atmosphere that normally builds before the teams come out slightly? Should be great crowds next week anyway
  11. After all that the North is open with a healthy Wire gathering already..
  12. None that I am aware of. My point if not understood was people watching sky sports news tonight or the game would see nobody there at one end. A more union watching friend commented after watching a recent game on Sky that the stadium "looked empty" when 10,000+ where there. My point is merely is makes the sport look unpopular. If that is the view of someone just flicking over wouldn't that also be the view of someone who could have been a potential sponsor of our game or something?
  13. I will be. However I am thinking of how it looks on Sky Sports news to a non fan describing a one off match to win the league and 5,000 empty seats shown as someone scores a try.
  14. Good stuff. Hard to judge as the figure comes down to the Warrington fans now. Would be nice to beat Leeds 17,192 from last year. Either way crazy 17,000 in and on TV looks empty half the game
  15. I don't think the ticketing would suggest the North is open. Had there been massive demand from Warrington that might have forced the hand. As it stands I would say South sold out 4,000, lower west sold out 5,000, upper west around 2,000 (2 of 5 sections sold) and then East stand with home and away fans (unknown) + gaps between maybe 5,000. So that looks around 16,000 to me and wont speed up much now.