boris74

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  1. Two poor second half performances back to back. Lucky to get the point today, Wire will go on and start picking up some wins now. Plenty to work on which is no bad thing this time of the year.
  2. I think Tuimavave has had a strong start to the year and his link up with Fonua and Manu particularly encouraging especially in defence. The first 6 rounds the focus is clearly on strong defence given the weather this time of the year but I can see some signs with certain combinations which should provide good entertainment once the grounds firm up. Very good defence again this year which will always make us difficult to beat and pleased to see both Matonga and Turget getting first team opportunities. Certainly cant condone Turgets reaction to a push in the face but hopefully we will get another chance to see him soon for a longer period as he looked quite lively last night. Jordan Thompson had a very good game last night.
  3. Improve the grounds wifi would be a start! After that the options are unlimited really, live stats should definitely be available. Player stats are available to coaches so could be made available to the wider audience as well. I actually believe that technology could help the officials more than ever if decisions were explained live via an app or similar.
  4. It would be good for the rugby league to have a place to call its home HQ but cant see it happening anytime soon. A redeveloped Odsal with a capacity of 40-50K would be an ideal location wise to hold internationals and semi finals etc.
  5. Family pure and simple. My dads side were Hull FC mad going back at least 3 generations before me. Grandparents lived down Albemarle Street so my dad was brought up on the Boulevard. Started as a 5 year old sitting on the knee of my dad and grandad in the 'best' stand in the late 70's early 80's so was spoilt from a playing perspective with the great Hull sides of that era. Early memories were of the refs whistle blowing and the cage been pulled across before the teams came out, together with the strong smell of liniment in the winter days. Cant remember the first game but I do recall the state of the Boulevard pitch and players coming out for the second half with new shirts or shorts on. Funny what stands out in the memory.
  6. Hull FC legend as simple as that and what a great way to finish his career with a Wembley win and top 3 super league place secured. The best defensive centre I have ever seen in the black and white and I hope he will now be coaching the likes of Jack Logan in how to be the ultimate professional as well as mastering the centre position. Timing wise is probably about right as well for although Kirk has had a great season this year after a dodgy start on loan at Doncaster I do think attacking wise we are lacking and the pace has gone but that shouldn't detract from the great service he has given to Hull.
  7. Don't see why this is seen as a slight against Radford. With the experience in the Hull dressing room it is fairly reasonable to say that the players wanted to get some home truths off their chests after going into battle together. Apparently before the 05 cup win Kearney gave a speech of legend to help inspire the team. This wasn't a slight on coach Kear but an experienced player wanting to motivate. Maybe Radford should have kept it from the media but I would be annoyed if the likes of Ellis, Manu, Pritchard and Houghton didn't make a big deal out of such a pathetic performance.
  8. Rovers have named 6 returnees from injury or suspension - doubt they will all play but good move to excite the fans again and start the dawn of a new era post Chester. Timely boost for Websters first squad and the Giants could get caught out tomorrow if they underestimate impact of this.
  9. Jack Logan at Hull FC and Abdull will gradually become a key player this year. Abdull reminds me of a young Paul Cooke in that he clearly has all the skills to be a top player whilst looking 'unorthodox' in shape. He has some great experience to learn from at Hull at the moment and will be key to Hull progressing. Wild card would be Lancaster for me.
  10. A GB tour down under would be great especially as we now appear to have a squad capable of producing both 1st team and midweek players. Sadly the calendar no longer accommodates this. Shortened tours are doable and we need to improve the International calendar even if this means the club take a hit for a short period of time.
  11. I think you may be right about joining the Bulls - I am sure I have read about a Karl Harrison link with why he is training at Hull FC. Keeping fit with a chance of impressing for a Super League contract suggests nothing to lose for both Smith and Hull FC.
  12. Its an interesting topic and one for debate hopefully at a higher level within the RFL. Going back to the Hull injury with Naughton the Physio from what I could see was saying that the player was gone - injured - not specifically a head injury but needed taking from the field of play. I remember our home game with Warry at the KC when Hull had made a breakaway and Ratchford went down. The ref rightly stopped play and the physio and other medical staff came on with the stretcher and it looked like a serious injury to start with. The game was stopped whilst the staff gave Ratchford the once over and luckily enough he was fine, got to his feet and played on. You don't often see a stretcher team come onto the field for a player who can carry on playing which makes me think teams may well becoming wise with the ref and stopping play at important spells of the game. Certainly an area that needs watching.
  13. Heard a while ago from somebody connected to Hull that Lineham has signed for Warrington and there are a few clues recently via squads and Radfords comments that this is probably the case. Its a shame as his form has been good but losing a winger for a fee is not the end of the world and with Naughton and Lancaster in reserve I believe we will move on confidently.
  14. Jordan Abdull at Hull FC. Has that X factor to his game - big strong lad with a rugby brain only held back by a decent back row at Hull although hopefully that is a plus point and he is learning from Ellis, Mini and Westerman.
  15. Nope sorry that is just wrong. England should always wear a predominantly white shirt. I know merchandise is a big thing but there has to be a limit. Think Aus and NZ in RL - Brazil and Argentina in Football.