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John Drake

16/03/14 - Castleford Tigers v Hull FC KO 3.30pm

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Its early season,but I thrilled for Cas and Widnes.It would be great for the sport if a team like those could go all the way

Saints, Cas, Leeds and Hudds look the cream of the crop right now. Hull might not have any teams in the playoffs this year!

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I heard the announcement come through on the radio as 9867. I think 11.5k maybe capacity.

 

I thought they gave this number just after the game. I've been wrong before though.

 

Painful for FC to not be able to finish this game off after leading for so long, but it seems that this Cas side have something about them. 

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Hope Cas can keep the 100% record until they come to Wakefield over Easter. :butcher:

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Did you sing along to Sweet Caroline regardless? :)

No.

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Its early season,but I thrilled for Cas and Widnes.It would be great for the sport if a team like those could go all the way

Totally agree, that's what sport should be about really instead of the same old teams winning the same old trophies year in year out, that's why I was delighted to see the Huddersfield giants win the LLS even though I'm a saints fan.

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Just wow, Hull deserved something out of that, confidence and a winning mentality.

Very sporting of you to say so but I thought Hull got what they deserved for an utterly brainless final ten minutes. Richard Owen's blunder should have proved fatal but Hull somehow contrived to make it into a turning point the other way with an appalling piece of play from the scrum.

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Great game 50/50 but the last Cas try came from a pass Dan Marino would have been proud of, well played Cas looking good.

You mean a bit like a pass in the move that resulted in Hull's last try.

I thought Hull knocked Cas out of their stride today but this Cas side has plenty of character and plays for the full 80.

Another cracking game between two very good sides.

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Great game 50/50 but the last Cas try came from a pass Dan Marino would have been proud of, well played Cas looking good.

To be fair I thought it looked OK from where we were standing. Mariano was very good for Castleford today, ran really strong.

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To be fair I thought it looked OK from where we were standing. Mariano was very good for Castleford today, ran really strong.

Mariano was excellent for Cas your right I also thought Clark showed some great awareness down the middle.

Very frustrated at the end, the loss off the ball on the first tackle late in the second half turned the momentum I thought, we need to cut out the brain farts, as I said great game and Powell has got Cas playing with passion and enthusiasm.

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Hope Cas can keep the 100% record until they come to Wakefield over Easter. :butcher:

I don't - your ground wouldn't be able to take the travelling support!

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Happy to have scrapped this one.  Agree with Powells comments probably the worst we have played, although in fairness thought Hulls defence was very strong and easily cut out some of the plays which have been very effective for us so far this year.

 

Both sides made some silly errors, the knock ons by Tansey and Owen completely unforced and almost criminal in a tight game like this could have been the deciding factor (Tanseys cost us a try), fortunately in the tackle following the scrum from the Owen one Shenton got stuck into Crooks and dove him back a good ten meters causing a knock on, from which I think we got upfield and scored.  Additionally I thought the big hit on Crooks by Carney which also resulted in a spilt ball seemed to raise the Cas fans and players.

 

Could of gone either way and the last few minutes seemed to last for ever!

 

Mariano was immense, strong running and didnt panic when he broke to create 2nd Cas try and didnt have support, went himself, held it up a bit and had the strengh to offload when the support got their, rather than panic passing (ala Tansey when he broke!). 

 

Both sides hookers played well and both were very dangerous around the ruck (both Houghton and Clarke should be a long way ahead of Mick Mc for international selection now) - Clark created the 1st Cas try from nothing and was aware and dangerous throughout.  Houghton was Hulls MOM in my opinion.

 

Sneyd was good again and his goal kickings a huge asset.  Also great to see Jake Webster back and was a real handful - not lost any of his power during the last year of injury, hasnt Big Jake, and was dragging three Hull players along with him every time, just hope he can stay fit. 

 

Thought Carney was quite quiet but coped with the high balls he was been targeted with well and really helps the forwards out, not looking as  devestating at present (teams are getting numbers to him and Cas arent providing him with the best ball at present).but his hard work in the middle really helps the forwards.

 

Good game, good atmosphere and great away following as always!

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Great game and a great atmosphere.

Definitely could have gone either way but Hull just seem to be unable to close a game out at the moment - we've lost 2 games by 2 points and that one by 3 so I'm expecting the doubters to start eating their words in the next few weeks as the play patterns develop and Hull start to bring in a few wins. 

We look a much quicker side this season and we finally have the ability to score from 10 yards out - something we've been particularly poor at in the last few years.

 

Congrats to Cas who definitely played the full 80 and edged it with their composure imo.

 

I'm certain 1 Hull club will be in the mix after the regular season but having seen both live I know where my monies going :smoke:  

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