Pearson Pulls No Punches

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson hit out at Garry Schofield and told him to “get a proper job” after the League Express columnist predicted Hull FC to finish ninth.

Schofield’s comments, which can be found with a full Super League prediction in the November 26th edition of his column, read: “I think they will have a nightmare season. What style of play will they go with? They have relied on some old stuff for too long – wearing the opposition down then hoping Marc Sneyd puts in a decent kick.

“They need to come up with something new, with Jake Connor at the heart of it. That’s their only chance of having a reasonable year. Their forwards are dull and boring. Lee Radford will be desperate for a good start, after the shocking end to last season. Things turned toxic at the end of the 2018 season and they have to ensure that sort of atmosphere doesn’t re-appear.”

Hull FC finished sixth in the regular Super League last season, and endured a difficult spell in the Super 8s where they failed to win a game. Speaking to League Express in a full-page interview, Pearson lambasted Schofield’s prediction.

“We look at Schoey’s comments with a bit of amusement,” he said. “This is a team that won the Challenge Cup in ’16 and ’17 and finished third in both seasons. It was decimated by injuries in 2018 and still finished in the top 8.

“I’ve managed to keep every player I’ve wanted to keep and there’s not one player on the UK market that I’d want at the minute, not one. I find Schoey amusing. He’s got to stay controversial to keep his job, but I think he should just get a proper job now.”

The full interview with Adam Pearson can be found in this Monday’s League Express, along with a full-page Hull FC preview and the chance to win a 2019 Hull FC shirt, available online at or in-stores, while don’t miss next Monday’s edition to read Schofield’s reaction.