Our Hull FC 2016 Season Review
Hull FC’s 2016 was one full of highs but also one full of lows but no one can take away from the players achievement of been the first Hull FC team to win at Wembley in what was an overall much improved season for the Airlie Birds.
The regular season as a good one for the Black and Whites although it did actually get off to a poor start. In the derby match at Easter the club team managed to come form 20 points behind in the last quarter of the match and that seemed to be a huge spur for the whole squad. From there on in they looked a different team and with confidence running through the squad they went on to finish top of the league heading into the Super 8’s and of course they reached the Challenge Cup Final were they once again came from behind to defeat Warrington.
For many teams winning the Challenge Cup final distracts them from their league performances and that was the case for Hull FC who finished the Super 8’s down in 5th place, with just the 3 wins from their 7 matches.
That saw them finish in 3rd place overall and set them up for a playoff semi-final at Wigan. Unfortunately for Hull FC’s fans they just couldn’t find any form and although it was a competitive game throughout, Wigan always had too much in the locker for Hull FC.
The biggest disappointment for the Airlie Birds was there drop in form towards the end of season. A dip that cost them a return to Old Trafford.
Reasons to be Positive
In what was still a hugely successful season for the Black and Whites, winning the Challenge Cup and perhaps most importantly winning the cup at Wembley was by far their greatest achievement.
Overall a good season for Hull FC. At times, they were the most exciting team to watch and their win at Wembley was well deserved.
Next season Hull FC need to kick on and prove that this wasn’t a one off.