Hull FC sign half-back

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by John Turne » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:17:18


From the BBC website:-

Hull have signed Matthew Head until the end of the season in a bid to help
the club reach the play-offs.

The Australian half-back will arrive at the KC Stadium after agreeing a
switch from St George-Illawarra.

Head, 25, may make his debut in Sunday's Super League game with Salford and
is viewed as a replacement for Paul Cooke, who joined Hull KR in April.

more at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/super_league/hull/623803...

John.

 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by Wigan/Leeds And » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 19:06:24

Swain to go immediately then?


Quote:
> From the BBC website:-

> Hull have signed Matthew Head until the end of the season in a bid to help
> the club reach the play-offs.

> The Australian half-back will arrive at the KC Stadium after agreeing a
> switch from St George-Illawarra.

> Head, 25, may make his debut in Sunday's Super League game with Salford
> and is viewed as a replacement for Paul Cooke, who joined Hull KR in
> April.

> more at
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/super_league/hull/623803...

> John.


 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by Wigan/Leeds And » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 00:51:25

Seems it's Domic.

I thought Swain was out injuried for a while as well?


Quote:
> Swain to go immediately then?



>> From the BBC website:-

>> Hull have signed Matthew Head until the end of the season in a bid to
>> help the club reach the play-offs.

>> The Australian half-back will arrive at the KC Stadium after agreeing a
>> switch from St George-Illawarra.

>> Head, 25, may make his debut in Sunday's Super League game with Salford
>> and is viewed as a replacement for Paul Cooke, who joined Hull KR in
>> April.

>> more at
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/super_league/hull/623803...

>> John.


 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by John Turne » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 01:45:34

"Wigan/Leeds Andy"  wrote

Quote:
> Seems it's Domic.

> I thought Swain was out injuried for a while as well?

Domic has been released but was retiring at the end of the season having
become injury prone.  It's being reported as by mutual consent and I assume
(and hope) he will get adequate compensation.

Sad to see Domic go - he's been an excellent player for Hull FC.

Swain has a back injury, and no-one seems to know how long he'll be out, but
he really is the general in our defence at the moment, and one hopes he'll
be back before the Play-Offs (assuming we manage a top six finish).

John.

 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by Mike Patterso » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 05:04:29


Quote:
> "Wigan/Leeds Andy"  wrote

>> Seems it's Domic.

>> I thought Swain was out injuried for a while as well?

> Domic has been released but was retiring at the end of the season having
> become injury prone.  It's being reported as by mutual consent and I
> assume (and hope) he will get adequate compensation.

> Sad to see Domic go - he's been an excellent player for Hull FC.

> Swain has a back injury, and no-one seems to know how long he'll be out,
> but he really is the general in our defence at the moment, and one hopes
> he'll be back before the Play-Offs (assuming we manage a top six finish).

> John.

John
Its all pipe dreams , Sharp is planning for next year and forgetting we need
to stay in super league this season.
Playing the worst i,ve ever seen them.  Kear did,nt have as much leeway

Mike P

 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by John Turne » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 05:52:22

"Mike Patterson"  wrote

Quote:
> Its all pipe dreams , Sharp is planning for next year and forgetting we
> need to stay in super league this season.
> Playing the worst i,ve ever seen them.  Kear did,nt have as much leeway

A win this coming weekend (please) against Salford will ease the pressure,
especially if HKR go down at Quins.  You're quite right about needing to
stay in Super League, and although I agree we're playing ***I think we
should manage to stay up, but this coming weekend is BIG.

I've seen Hull play far worse than this, you obviously didn't watch them in
the season that Noel Cleal was sacked as coach!

John.

 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by Wigan/Leeds And » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 06:51:03


Quote:



>> "Wigan/Leeds Andy"  wrote

>>> Seems it's Domic.

>>> I thought Swain was out injuried for a while as well?

>> Domic has been released but was retiring at the end of the season having
>> become injury prone.  It's being reported as by mutual consent and I
>> assume (and hope) he will get adequate compensation.

>> Sad to see Domic go - he's been an excellent player for Hull FC.

>> Swain has a back injury, and no-one seems to know how long he'll be out,
>> but he really is the general in our defence at the moment, and one hopes
>> he'll be back before the Play-Offs (assuming we manage a top six finish).

>> John.

> John
> Its all pipe dreams , Sharp is planning for next year and forgetting we
> need to stay in super league this season.
> Playing the worst i,ve ever seen them.  Kear did,nt have as much leeway

> Mike P

While I'm surprised at Hull's form this season, the last thing they should
be doing is looking to change Sharp.  You only have to look at the mess
Wigan have got themselves into to see a revolving door policy for coahces
doesn't work.  It looks like Sharp is putting together his team for next
season and I'm impress with the recruitment so far.  A couple of experienced
forwards and Hull will have the look of a top two team next season.

While I expect a Hull team to get relegated it'll be the one from East Hull
going down. ;-)

 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by Mike Patterso » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:49:43


Quote:

> "Mike Patterson"  wrote

>> Its all pipe dreams , Sharp is planning for next year and forgetting we
>> need to stay in super league this season.
>> Playing the worst i,ve ever seen them.  Kear did,nt have as much leeway

> A win this coming weekend (please) against Salford will ease the pressure,
> especially if HKR go down at Quins.  You're quite right about needing to
> stay in Super League, and although I agree we're playing ***I think we
> should manage to stay up, but this coming weekend is BIG.

> I've seen Hull play far worse than this, you obviously didn't watch them
> in the season that Noel Cleal was sacked as coach!

> John.

I was a shareholder
 
 
 

Hull FC sign half-back

Post by John Turne » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 23:18:59

"Mike Patterson"  wrote

Quote:
> I was a shareholder

OK, you're forgiven then, but you must have a short memory.  That team under
Cleal won the Premiership Final at Old Trafford and then proceeded to court
relegation throughout much of the following season.

There were appallingly bad at times, and I remember Cleal protesting after
he was sacked to the effect that he thought "he was doing alright".

At least the current team have been competitive some of the time - usually
against the better team, and on occasions (but not always) defended well.
Just hoping that the arrival of Matthew Head will provide some creativity.

John.