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Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:27 am
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Posted by mjl on Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 am
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http://www.totalrl.com/former-hull-fc-forward-retires/

knew we'd had a good few seasons but according to totalrl we won the world cup in 2016 lol, great journalism
Posted by Sebasteeno on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:34 pm
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Some may ague he retired the end of the 2015 season
Posted by Dave K. on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:23 pm
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Some may ague he retired the end of the 2015 season


Then they would be wrong, there is no doubt he wasn't as good as we hoped he would be, but was still a good player for us and had played a big part in the 2016 season on and off the field.
Posted by hull smallears on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:26 pm
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Dave K. wrote:
Then they would be wrong, there is no doubt he wasn't as good as we hoped he would be, but was still a good player for us and had played a big part in the 2016 season on and off the field.

Agreed, I guess peoples only gripe is the alleged salary he commanded.
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Posted by knockersbumpMKII on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 am
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Stole a wage whilst he was here and did virtually nothing, wasn't ever really fit and barely did 20 minutes a game in the first part of the season, massively disappointing considering his 'marquee' tag. He was never going to stay a second season in any case despite all the bluster, good job for us really as we did better without him.
Posted by Tinkerman23 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 pm
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knockersbumpMKII wrote:
Stole a wage whilst he was here and did virtually nothing, wasn't ever really fit and barely did 20 minutes a game in the first part of the season, massively disappointing considering his 'marquee' tag. He was never going to stay a second season in any case despite all the bluster, good job for us really as we did better without him.

I love you knocker, but come on , a think frank deserves better than that , for what he brought to the club
Posted by Mrs Barista on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:30 pm
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I liked him. Didn't he make more than 2,000 metres at an average gain >8m so hardly sacking it off? Also nice how the timing of his departure enabled the signing of Kelly on a free. A very good career and was a pleasure to see him play his part in a side that etched its name in history.
Posted by knockersbumpMKII on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:33 pm
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I love you knocker, but come on , a think frank deserves better than that , for what he brought to the club

I#m sure off the field he was a lovely bloke and many seemed to like him, on the field though name me one game that he took by storm or was the major catalyst for a win?

He had a few moments granted but as I said at the time, coming on for 10 minute stints because he wasn't fit caned us at times and for the most part was innocuous and a massive let down. When he left I pointed out Thompson (who we just let go) made same amount of tackle busts(or clean breaks, I forget which) and around 40-50% more tackles than FP. Making metres because you've come on for the last 10 minutes of a half doesn't really give him credit IMHO.

Sorry but his affability and fun loving nature doesn't make up for the fact he was bang average on the field, we certainly didn't miss him because we would have lost more important players to stay under the cap given we'd already lost JA and DH to keep us under even with FP going.
Posted by Sebasteeno on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:34 am
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What Frank did for us was lift the team to a new level by making the players around him think that we could achieve things with him in the team. He was great for moral and galvanised the imports as a family. Unfortunately he either wasnt played right by Radford, was a bit past it or one of my main memories was him warming up, the crowd starts getting all excited, the opposition players start to look aprehensive then he comes on, the ball is passed to him......and he drops it! Happened too many times imo
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