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Hull FC 28-12 Catalans Dragons The Story So Far

This was a weird game as, despite dispatching a very ordinary Catalans outfit with seeming ease, I still felt we weren’t clinical enough in front of the try line as four tries no where near tells the story of the match, and if we are as profligate against better teams the Airlie Birds may well … Continue reading

World Cup Semi Final England v New Zealand at Brisbane.

I cannot remember such a feeling of dread going into a sporting fixture as I am experiencing viz- a- vis England’s World Cup semi final versus New Zealand to be staged in Brisbane tomorrow morning.   This tour has had the sobriquet “Ill Fated” surrounding it ever since it became apparent that our first game … Continue reading

England at the Rugby League World Cup. From Despair to Where?

I am watching England take on New Zealand in Newcastle in an effectively dead rubber but when these two meet again next week, it will be deadly earnest as the prize will be a World Cup Final place.   We are winning mid way through the second half, but once again we are dreadful.   … Continue reading

England 74-0 Wales. Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster

England thrashed a poor Welsh side by a record 74-0 margin and ran in 14 tries in the process. For the purposes of blowing away end of season cobwebs the game provided a useful run out for eight of the fringe players already on the plane such as Hull FC recruit Mark Calderwood, and for … Continue reading

Hull FC 26-6 Harlequins. Foundations?

So the curtain came down on the Super league programme at Walton Street, and continuing in the perverse flow of events here this year, Hull FC totally dominated a very decent Quins side whose up and coming British Coach Brian McDermott still held a slender hope that the Londoners could make the play offs for … Continue reading

Hull FC 22-24 Warrington. Hearts Remain Solid

When Kirk Yeaman crashed over the white wash with just four minutes left on the clock, the KC was rocking in anticipation of a well-deserved victory, the result of a barnstorming second half display and despite conceding some soft tries the Airlie Birds kept on going showing great heart and fortitude.   Earlier in the campaign … Continue reading

Hull FC 40-14 Castleford Tigers. Hopeful

I was not a happy camper when Peter Sharp was shown the door by Hull FC, not because of results (which were dire), but because of the level of “performance” and the dreaded phrases “Player Power” and the Coach “Losing the Dressing Room”.   Lee Radford’s name has been mentioned in dispatches across the City … Continue reading

Hull FC 28-20 Huddersfield Giants. Conor Breaks His Duck

Adam Dykes and Danny Tickle inspired Hull FC to a third straight win and gave us the confidence that the team can go into the next Derby match in Cardiff with a real opportunity to regain City wide bragging rights after recent Robins domination of these fixtures.   The match started slowly and I fear … Continue reading

Hull FC 4-30 Leeds Rhinos. Conor’s First Rugby League Match

On arrival back at the Park and Ride in Hessle we were greeted by a squally blizzard in the teeth of a nithering nor’ easterly gale.   But the real storm had taken place at Walton Street as an unstoppable Leeds outfit completely outclassed Hull FC, and whilst the Airlie Birds can point to a crippling … Continue reading

Hull Kingston Rovers 11-10 Hull FC. Sky Sports One.

Rovers just about deserved the points and James Webster’s last ditch drop goal saw the hosts home in an error strewn game played in filthy conditions, a howling gale blowing up the Humber and making effective kicking and imaginative offloading neigh on impossible.   Hull KR got out of the blocks quicker and Webster crossed … Continue reading

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