Rugby League

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Hull FC 24-31 Castleford Tigers. Shades of 2009?

Having spent heavily in the Off Season the Black and Whites commenced the campaign in blistering form with some commentators predicting that the Airlie Birds would finally live up to their potential with a Grand Final appearance.  Cas wingman Solamona was denied this score. This paragraph could equally apply to this season as much as … Continue reading

Rugby League World Cup 2013. Disabled Face Ticket Discrimination

Dear Mr. Wood, I am writing to you regarding an issue for disabled people wanting to attend the Rugby League World Cup. Due to health problems I am unable to plan things long term, but I felt I would be able to attend the game at the KC Stadium in Hull between England and Fiji … Continue reading

Tranby Ward Labour Party Street Event: Stop the VAT Rise!

East Riding of Yorkshire Labour Party candidates for the Tranby Ward, Josh Newlove and Daniel Palmer today signalled their intention to fight the Coalition Government’s proposed VAT rise which will see the tax soar to a record 20% in January, by launching their campaign for the May Local Elections on this crucial issue.  “Nick Clegg … Continue reading

The Big City Derby: Hull FC Triumphant

This was the most incredible Big City Derby I can remember. It had everything with the exception, if we are being honest, of top quality football due to the sky-high number of nerve induced errors.   From one of the worst misses you will ever see, to the ultimate match winning tackle excitement was the … Continue reading

Hull FC 18-6 Bradford Bulls. Ref Reform NOW!

Ben Thaler provided a supreme example of why poor refereeing is proving a real blight on Super League this season, slowing up play and causing intense frustration amongst the fans.   Right from the start Mr. Thaler allowed Bradford to lie on after the tackle was completed and failed to enforce off side. Despite winning … Continue reading

Hull FC 18-21 Bradford Bulls The Fans Are Amazing

The curtain fell on a very disappointing season for  Hull FC with a defeat that displayed in microcosm what ails the Airlie Birds at the moment. We started at a gallop. The intensity was high and when the mercurial Tom Briscoe fielded a difficult ball on the right wing and crashed over the line, it … Continue reading

Hull FC 14-18 Hull Kingston Rovers. Not Good Enough.

Hull KR clung on by their fingernails to edge out the Airlie Birds after an incredible fight back from the home team. This was a pulsating and intense a Derby fixture as I can remember, the tension got to both sides resulting in a number of basic errors but Rovers seemed to be far more … Continue reading

Hull FC 18 -22 Salford City Reds. Out of the Challenge Cup.

An impressive Salford side deservedly took the plaudits and ditched last years finalists out of the Challenge Cup, but the winning try resulted from an excellent flowing move from the visitors which was marred by a pass so forward that even a Union referee would have spotted it. We blasted out of the blocks and Kirk … Continue reading

Hull FC 18-19 Castleford Tigers. Classy Cas

This was a fantastic, open and exciting game of rugby and whilst I take nothing away from a traditionally classy Castleford effort, we were the masters of our own downfall despite the try count going 4-3 in the Airlie Birds favour.   When it is the last set and you are right in front of … Continue reading

Bradford Bulls 24-36 Hull FC. Five in a Row

Despite a series of self inflicted cock ups that included getting the departure time wrong by half an hour (I realised with 12 minutes left before the coach left Walton Street, we arrived, red faced three minutes late and endured the compulsory ironic cheering), having no cash or food, and every parents nightmare of losing … Continue reading

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