Latest News from Hull FC in February 2018

Hull FC vs. Chelsea

The upcoming Cup clash against Chelsea, is giving Nigel Akins a challenge when it comes to selecting the starting eleven.

Though he seems to be enjoying this challenge, but is not giving too much away in the latest press meeting this past week.

Chelsea will be without some of their top players, Ross Barkley, David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko due to fitness issues.

So if life gets a bit dull after this match, why not try out a few new skills and maybe try online blackjack Canada sites.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

The Emirates FA Cup clash against Chelsea, to be held at Stamford Bridge, will boast a Video Assistant Ref for the first time ever.

This is a trail run for the VAR technology, to ensure that any obvious errors or missed incidents are picked up. This all relates to certain incidents, which are goals, penalty decision and red cards (or mistaken cards given)

The aim of the Video Assistant Referee will be to automatically check these kinds of incidents, to see if an error has occurred and informing the referee and the ref will be able to confirm or change the decision based on this information.

Signing Session

The recent signing session at Tiger Leisure, was a massive hit with the young fans that came to get their heroes signatures at the KCOM Stadium.

These youngsters had the opportunity to meet the Head Coach Nigel Adkins and some of their favourite players.

Some of the players making their young fans happy were Angus MacDonald (recent signing), Frazier Campbell, Seb Larson and Jackson Irvine.

Tigers Hall of Fame

The Tigers Hall of Fame event was held at the end of January 2018, and we managed to raise £7500 for our club partner WWF.

This money will be used in WWF’s tiger preservation efforts, with a focus on doubling the number of wild tiger population by 2022.

This inaugural event had five legendary Tiger players become the first inductees.

The first inductees:

Andy ‘Jock’Davidson – Andy made 579 appearances for the Tigers, a record that has yet to be broken. This tough Scott mad his mark between 1952 and 1968, who fought on even after breaking his leg on three different occasions. After his retirement from professional playing, he became a coach until he passed away in 2014.

Ken Wagstaff – Ken scored 197 goals in 434 games in the 1960s and 1970s, forming a lethal scoring partnership with Chris Chilton.

This amazing player scored a goal in every second or so match, and would be one of the higher paid players in the sport if he played today.

Ian Ashbee – Ian led the Tigers in the top 4 divisions, and led them from the third division of the

Premier League as they flew up the league ladder from 2004 to 2008. Ian made 264 appearances and earned his place in the Hall of Fame, as a great team leader during one of the best part of the Tigers history.

Chris Chilton – the record goal scorer for the club, Chris scored an amazing 222 goals in ten years, with 12 hat tricks. He was also a coach and caretaker for the club, a true Tiger.

Billy Bly – With his Tiger career spanning four decades, from before World War II, Billy made more than 450 appearances for Hull FC.

Billy was a team player to the end, and is remembered not only in the Hall of Fame, but with the Billy Bly Memorial Trophy.